medicine: [15 results]

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I-018 A02 jobs:
SD-004b B01 disease:
SD-004b B02 anecdote
SD-004b B06 tree: - egg smelling water
SD-004b B08
I-015 A07 Basque language
SN-007b A09 medicinal herbs
SN-007a A05 jobs:
SM-005a A01 medicinal herbs - medicine: For spots: a glass of olive oil with another of lard both fried with rosemary.For bones: burn some bones and take the ashes while still fasting in the morning. Toothache: To burn some elder.Chamomile for the eye. Santonina for those children who suffer of tape-worms.Ear-ache: garlic fried in oilMistletoe for the blood pressureFor rheumatism: garlic nine days in a row, with the quantity increasing by day and then another nine days with a corresponding descrease in the quantity each day. Raw at breakfast.Cooked Nettles for blood pressure. Small amount because it drops quickly. Broken bones or ligaments “zainarte belarra” broken up and inserted between bindings.Mint Grass for colds.“Oskar belarra” for pimples.“Andura” for sciatica.Marshmallow for colds and for blood pressure. Also hollyhock.Laziness for flu.Raw Sorrel for the stomach.“Txikuri belarra” (dandelion) for the kidneys.Bruises, Swellings, mumps... a glass of wine, with a spoonful of oil and flour with bran and rue. Put the poultice on the painful spot. Don´t put it on the appendix.
I-092 A12 anecdote When his boy was still without teeth, he had worms and could not even open his mouth.They put oil in the holes of the gums and that opened the mouth.He has always been aware of the importance of these rural remedies.
SD-004a A05 jobs: The midwife in Lakuntza was Elvira, who came from a house of midwives. She use to cure ligament problems. She cured them by using just a kind of liquid, like a kind of olive oil and with her fingers. There used to be also another woman in Lekuntza who cured certain illnesses, using poultices;: swellings, sore throats etc.Sebastian had an infection and the doctor’s pills were not having much effect. A friend gave him birch and told him to drink two infusions per day with it.
SD-004a A04 disease: There is a man in Ziordia who takes out warts.Two women from Madrid told Demetrio what that man had told the women about how he would get rid of the warts. He would go to the mountain and he would do something.In Arruazu each person counts their warts and tell another person. They go to the mountain and pick up a leaf from among the fallen leaves. They return to the village and then go to another mountain. They put the leaf under a stone and it is said that, as the leaf gradually rots away so will the warts gradually disappear.
SD-004a A03 jobs: In Ilarregi there was also another female faith-healer, Maria Ezkurra. She used to heal bones. As a young girl she went to America and she worked as a serving-girl to a faith healer there. One time when the faith healer was not at home a patient called and asked the girl to do what she could. She arrived back here with a husband and she started to do that work here. The people would go to her place. The doctors brought her to court but she passed the test the doctors had prepared for her so that not only did she win the court-case but she also won the right to continue to do that work. The parish priest, José Castillo, was imperfectly treated for an arm injury and the faith-healer from Ilarregi put the arm right for him.
SD-004a A02 jobs: Gregorio knew the doctor, José de Uitzi. That man did not know how to read or write. The year before the war started the mayor of Valencia came to him. He had a ten year-old son who had one leg shorter than the other. They brought him to José and he said, as was his custom, that the problem was simple. He stretched the short leg so that it was the same as the other. (12:40") An uncle of Gregorio’s had his piles cured by him. And the same man came out of the war with his wrist out of action and the man cured it for him.A woman from Oiartzun was very ill and they said that she wouldn’t last past midnight. José cured her.
SD-004a A01 jobs: Apolonia Uriarte Arteagagoitia lived in Kukularra and she got married to Mendibil. Many people would go to her to get her cures. Anecdotes about what happened to some people. There are still people in Leioa who know rural medicine.