Mountain Man Traditional Healing

Magic and Medicine from the Ozarks

Ozark Encyclopedia

Magico-Religious Folk Medicines:

Alum

Animal and Human Parts

Ants

Ashes

Axes

Baking Soda

Bats

Beads

Beans

Bees

Bells

Betsy Bugs

Bible

Birds

Black Cats

Black Chickens

Blacksmith Water

Blood

Blood Stopping

Bullets

Burn Charming

Buttons

Buzzards

Cats

Chickens

Chips (Wood)

Cloth

Copper

Corpse Hand

Crawdad

Dime

Dirt

Dirt Dauber’s Nest

Dishrags

Eggs

Feather Crowns

Feathers

Fingernails

Fish

Frogs and Toads

Greases

Gunpowder

Hair

Hive Charming

Hole Stones

Honey

Hornet’s Nest

Horses

Horseshoes

Insect Misc. 

Knives

Lightning Wood

Madstones

Manure

Meat

Milk

Mirrors

Natural Folk Medicines:

Alder

Angelica

Apples

Asafetida

Balmony

Basswood

Blackberry

Black Cohosh

Blackhaw

Black Pepper

Bloodroot

Boneset

Buckeye

Burdock

Butterfly Weed

Butternut Tree

Camphor

Catnip

Chestnut

Cocklebur

Corn

Cranesbill

Cucumber Tree

Dandelion

Dittany

Dogwood

Elderberry

Flax

Garlic

Ginseng

Goldenseal

Hickory

Horehound

Horsemint

Jimsonweed

Lady’s Slippers

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