Appalachian Roots~Mountain Medicine

~My ancestors carved a life deep in the mountains of central Tennessee...making their own music and finding natural health cures by the streams and in the woods and meadows~
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10 Healing Weeds That May Grow In your Backyard - Herb benefits

10 Healing Weeds That May Grow In your Backyard

Learn the ways of magic and healing from the living, oral tradition of Appalachian Conjure in The Candle and the Crossroads. Orion Foxwood offers a primer on the real magic and techniques of Southern root magic, knowledge he learned first-hand growing up in rural Appalachia.

Candle and the Crossroads

Primitive Sun Block Methods and Burn Remedies by Pioneer Settler at

Primitive Sun Block Methods and Burn Remedies - Pioneer Settler | Homesteading | Self Reliance | Recipes

herbal poison ivy remedy ingredients

DIY Poison Ivy Remedy - Mommypotamus

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One of poke’s many folk names is “cancer root,” and (like many other lymphatic herbs) it has a reputation as an old-time cancer remedy—especially for breast and skin cancers.

The Herbwife’s Kitchen » Appalachia


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Appalachian People | Appalachian mountain people~ -

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Mint plant: mint plants serve several useful functions. It contains menthol, which is an anesthetic. It's also a Source of antioxidants and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. My nana used to give me a fresh mint gap to chew on when I had an upset stomach :)

Balcony Garden | Just Homemade

A fiddler and his possum...

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The Homestead Survival | Poison Ivy Natural Remedy Recipe | Herbal Remedies & Homesteading

Poison Ivy Natural Remedy Recipe | The Homestead Survival

Mary Foust was the daughter of Daniel Foust. She never left East Tennessee and lived to be around 100 years old. When President Teddy Roosevelt was visiting Tennessee she was considered the oldest living American at the time and he traveled to meet her and eat one of her home cooked meals. Mary was famous for living an unchanged lifestyle that was a living window into the past. Her loom is now in the "Museum of Appalachia" near where she once lived.

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Autumn Sunrise in Appalachia.

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My maternal ancestry: Melungeon--"tri-racial isolate" group of the Southeastern U.S. (Cumberland Gap area of Appalachia--East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and East Kentucky). Mixed European, sub-Saharan African, and Native American ancestry.

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Joe Pye Weed produces huge, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils & is a large plant, growing 4 to 6 feet tall. Joe Pye, an Indian healer, used it to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe Pye weed for these plants. Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers & American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks. Indians used Joe Pye Weed in the treatment of kidney stones & other urinary tract ailments. Photo by Gerri Wilson.

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Appalachian Woman - Michael OBrien Photography

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Jewelweed The old ways are almost gone and I'd better be finding an apron and bonnet for gathering | Appalachian History

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Doris Ulmann 1928-1934

History of Art: History of Photography

Women of These Hills - 3 Cultures of Appalachia - 2000

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Lose Weight / Drink Green Tea / Studies have shown that drinking green tea can give your metabolism a tiny increase - which can add up to extra calories burned in a week? Not only that, but the beverage has got some major antioxidant power, so drink up.

Mullein for Asthma |

Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. Not only does it loosen mucus and expel it out of the body, but it also calms spasms, is a natural painkiller, and helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system.

Preparedness Herb ~ Mullein

native american remedies

Native American Herbal Remedies

weeds that heal

10 Common Weeds that Can Heal You | The ReadyBlog

The Skillet Lickers-Turkey In The Straw

The Skillet Lickers-Turkey In The Straw