Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Honey

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Mountain Man Traditional Healing

Vinegar and honey for arthritis – “I’ve always heard vinegar and honey is good for arthritis.” ~Carter and Krause HRIO 21

Vinegar and honey for a cough – “We made out own cough syrup with honey and white vinegar. We put half honey and half white vinegar and one quarter water, stir that real good. Take two or three tablespoons before breakfast or at night. It’ll work good.” ~Carter and Krause HRIO 6

Honey and pine tar for coughs – “A long time ago they made cough syrup out of honey and pine tar.” ~Carter and Krause HRIO 7

Honeycomb for colds – “Chewing honeycomb will relieve a stuffy nose and enable you to breathe better.” ~Parler FBA II 1826


Carter, Kay & Bonnie Krause Home Remedies of the Illinois Ozarks (HRIO)

Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

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