At work today we got to talking and discussed the ways things were done when we were young.
I remembered when I was a girl and we were injured in any way, say nail stick we would put a dab of the soft candle aka soft grease on the injury and put a small flame, say from a match close to it for a few minutes.
The soft candle also would be massaged and used for pain relief. It’s used to reduce swelling, boils and helps ease the pain from all the pus accumulated around a wound.
The older folks would mix this along with other ingredients and create a poultice that could evacuate a wound like none other, I have seen this work many times.
I do not know what ingredients are contained in the soft grease but back then it worked wonders. I will do some research next time I visit Guyana.
We did not go to the doctor at all, herbal medicine is how we remained healthy and boy did we grow healthy.
Grandma taught us how to pick a specific herb for a specific ailment. Wish I had paid more attention!
Not one of the kids I knew growing up died for any reason. We lived healthy and happy and the old folks died with all their working parts.
Do you have any stories? Share any of your unorthodox medical treatments growing up?