Tag Archives: Homemade remedies


Spoonful of Honey Folk Medicine

The informant is marked EL. I am marked CS. She shared with me a few forms of folk medicine practices she has learned over the years over coffee.   EL: “Yeah, so…my mom is super into homeopathic remedies and there’s a couple of weird ones that like, supposedly relieve colds.” CS: “Great, can you tell… Continue Reading »

Upset Stomach Remedy

Informant: My informant, G.L., is 19 and was born and raised in West Lake Village. G.L. parents both run their own company together. She has one older brother and her family is mainly Italian but is completely Americanized. Folklore: “The ingredients and instructions to cure a stomach ache for a baby or small child was… Continue Reading »

Chamomile Tea

Informant: My informant, G.L., is 19 and was born and raised in West Lake Village. G.L. parents both run their own company together. She has one older brother and her family is mainly Italian but is completely Americanized. Folklore: “My grandma use to use this formula on my hair when I was younger to get… Continue Reading »