Home Remedies Colonial Times

By theories of “regular” medicine, slaveowners and their families, wh o practiced home remedies, and slaves and free blacks who utilized African-based remedies. The southern domestic practice that had been relied upon since the earliest colonial times. 1 See Steven M. Stowe,

A Day in the Life Checklist like in the colonial capital, reconstructing specifics, like a person’s daily activities, can be diffi- times got together at night to play pranks on the town’s families, and one night they got into a

There are those who are maintaining the traditional uses of plants through practice of home remedies, and folk crafts. The chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is used as a cough medicine, In colonial times, Prunus virginiana appears both in . the Materia Medica, 1896 and the US Pharmacopoeia,1883.

Traditional medical knowledge is coded in to household cooking practices, home remedies; ill health prevention and health maintenance beliefs and routines. colonial times the attitudes of biomedical practi-tioners and government officials have maintained