Old Slavic Home Remedies By Pavel Kurenkov – Part 5

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Pavel Kurenkov – Part 5

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Pavel Kurenkov – Part 5

For people their health is the most precious thing in life; however, to a great extent, health depends on their way of life and their relations to the environment. Many people look for new “prestigious” chemical medicines and forget about the old traditional medicine which has been curing people from disability and trauma for thousands of years. The remarkable Russian doctor Pavel Matveevich Kurenkov (read U like in PUT; stress on the last O) offers the reader these old recipes in his Healer’s Book. Each of them contains centuries-old healing experience of the Slav peoples.

The most efficient and accessible cures for anybody in trouble have been selected in this article. It is useful for doctors as well as for patients

Avitaminosis

Menstrual disorders

White spots

Intestinal parasites

herbs for the bladder

Your feet will feel much better

When your eyes hurt

Diet during a disease

How to make herb decoctions

The power of the earth

How should we give herb decoctions to children?

Sprain of a limb

Liver and kidney diseases

Accumulation of salts in the joints

If your heart hurts

Pains in the liver and the stomach

Enlargement of the thyroid gland

Sinusitis

Sweating

Revival of the traditional medicine

Avitaminosis

Usually people have avitaminosis at the end of winter or the beginning of spring. If you have dizziness, nausea, general weakness and headache, these are the symptoms of avitaminosis. You can very easily avoid all that.  In winter and in spring regularly drink rose hip decoction and eat a lot of raw vegetables. It is very good to drink a little juice of black radish several times a day. Do not forget decoctions of various useful herbs, either. They contain all vitamins and microelements necessary for your body and have a curing effect.

Menstrual disorders

Women know how very unpleasant menstrual disorders are because of the irregular periods, excessive pain and too much bleeding. In order to avoid those unpleasant moments, here are some recipes.

Take one part of nettle or horsetail, two parts of alcohol and make an alcohol based infusion for one week. Drink 10 drops in a table spoonful of water. Your menstruation will be normal and the pains will end very soon.

Take one table spoonful of horsetail and brew it in two liters of water. Drink one table spoonful every two hours. When bleeding becomes less, drink the liquid three times a day.

You can also brew one table spoonful of nettle in the same way.

In old times the women in China and Japan used to drink infusion from the roots of bitter mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). The root can be fresh or dry. Break it in small pieces and brew. Drink one table spoonful of the infusion three times a day.

White spots

White spots, like psoriasis, are healed with old traditional cures: morning dew from windows and foam from horse flanks. Spread due and foam on the white spots gently, do not rub in and do not wash until they are dry. After a few procedures the spots will disappear.

Some people have red spots on their faces and hands. To make them disappear you have to mix three parts of very fresh milk and one part of alcohol. Rub the infusion into your skin before going to bed.

Intestinal parasites

It is very easy to see if someone has intestinal parasites: ascarides, ringworms and ordinary intestinal worms. They torture the person. The symptoms are pale bluish skin of the face, indolence, sad eyes, sometimes mild cough, and coated tongue, bad functioning of gastrointestinal organs, lack of appetite, dizziness, and stomachache.

Take two full table spoonfuls of peeled pumpkin seeds and eat them on empty stomach. You can cut them into small pieces for children and old people. After one hour take a big dose of some laxative. The parasites will leave your body. You can repeat the procedure.

Or one more recipe:  if you eat ten rather big cloves of garlic with some boiled milk, the parasites will go out. You can eat only garlic without milk on empty stomach in the morning. The more garlic you eat, the better. After two hours you should take a strong laxative.

You choose which recipe you will have, it depends on your taste and possibilities. The effect is very good in both cases. 

Warmth plus herbs for the bladder

The diseases of the bladder are of various nature. They can be a result of a highly chilled body and of the accumulation of sand, slime and pus, which are formed in the ill kidneys. There are many reasons for that. Sometimes the disease is with high temperature, general weakness, and pains when stones and sand pass, with colic and spontaneous leakage of urine.

First of all, you should make a warm bath of the feet; put on woolen socks and wrap something warm around the waist and reins.

You should drink a lot of diuretic liquids, which cure inflammation processes. You should drink half a cup of decoction of knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), St John’s wort, chamomile, calendula and cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) three times a day, and even more often. You can replace knotgrass with mullein (Verbascum thapsiforme).

Here are the proportions: take one table spoonful of knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) or mullein, one table spoonful of St John’s wort and a pinch of chamomile, calendula and cornflower each. Pour two cups of boiling water over the mixture and leave to boil until one bubble appears on the surface; remove from fire, close well and wait for the liquid to cool; then filter. Drink half a warm cup after meals. The first one or two days you can have stabbing pains in the reins and the urethra. Do not be afraid, the sand and slime are going out. You should continue to drink the herb decoction at least for a month. Gradually the bladder will be cleansed and inflammation and pains will disappear. You can continue the treatment after some short time.

 

Your feet will feel much better

When your feet and soles ache, you can stop that quite easily. Every evening make a bath of the feet. Take two basins. Fill one with warm water, the other one with hot water. Always put decoctions of sawdust, pine needles, mugwort, oak bark, mint with chamomile, and celandine (Chelidonium majus). You can choose to put only salt.

After a few days gradually begin to cool the warm water until it becomes cold. Put your feet first in the cold water, then in the hot water. After the bath dry your feet with rough linen cloth.

In summer walk barefoot indoors and on the grass outdoors. In winter put on woolen socks.

After a week or two you will forget that your feet ached. They will feel lighter. It will be a pleasure for you to walk.

Baths can and should be combined with exercise. Make circles with feet, bend and unbend toes and soles, stand on toes and heels.

When your eyes hurt

It is obvious that you are tired, you lack vitamins or some infection has appeared, and your eyesight has deteriorated. First go to an ophthalmologist to see what the reasons for the pain behind the eyeball, in the zone over eyebrows and in the eyelids can be, why you have tearing eyes, fear of the cold and the bright light. After that you can start the treatment.

Here are some tips: first of all, a lot of vitamins. Then give a rest to your eyes, avoid the sharp transition from dark to light, avoid the cold and very bright light, and other similar irritants. In the morning and in the evening put linen napkins, moistened in thick infusions of chamomile and strong tea on your eyes. In summer put plantain leaves (Plantago maior) or young cabbage leaves on your eyes. In the morning try to go to a green meadow or a lawn, look at the grass for a long time and put dew on your eyes. Wash your face with warm water. Do not read in a lying position. Give up too bright lights at home. Remove bright red and orange colors from the rooms in your home. Choose curtains, covers and blankets in green, light-green and light-blue colors. After some time you will see that your eyesight has recovered.

Diet during a disease

If you feel that you are not well, stop the food and cleanse your stomach. If you have a cold, stomachache, pains in the liver and the kidneys, keep a strict diet. Drink a lot of liquids, mostly herb infusions, decoctions of dry fruits, St John’s wort, chamomile, mint, linden blossom, rose hip, raspberry, and black currant. Add to the decoctions a tea spoonful of honey. If you do not want to starve and prefer to eat, you should eat a little and frequently. Eat sour milk products, cheese, yellow cheese, cereals, baked potatoes, vegetable or fruit salads, apples and soups. When you are sick, avoid thick broth, fat meat, and fried, smoked and sweet foods. Actually, this is valid for healthy people, too. All these foods do not help you feel well; on the contrary, they can make you sick.

How to make herb decoctions

You need a real talent to be able to gather and prepare herbs, to make infusions and alcohol based infusion of various herbs and to prepare decoctions.  This is really some sort of science based on the knowledge of the human body, nature, plants and their effect, which depends on the seasons and on the healer’s skills to prepare medicinal decoctions and infusions. Of course, healers should have a long experience and good knowledge of herbs, passed over by old healers and ancestors from generation to generation

A lot can be written about this but the healers’ task is to teach people to be able to prepare infusions and decoctions for themselves and for their families from herbs, fruits roots, bark and leaves, which have accumulated healing properties from nature.

Remember these recommendations:

Do not use old herbs which you gathered years ago.

Do not mix too mane herbs in one pot.

Do not boil herbs in aluminum, copper and tin pots. It is best to make the infusions and decoctions in porcelain and glass pots.

Do not prepare a big quantity of decoction. Prepare only the dose which you will need for 24 hours. On the next day make a new decoction.

When you prepare an infusion, pour boiling water over the herbs and leave them brew in a tightly closed pot for several hours only. You should not leave herbs in the water for two or three days.

When you make a decoction, do not let it boil for a long time. After it boils for a short time, let it brew in a closed pot until it cools and then filter.

You should not drink cold infusions. There is an effect when they are warm.

If you are told to drink some herb for a month, follow the instruction. Do not interrupt the treatment as there will be no benefit from it.

The power of the earth

If you are very tired, if you have the feeling that you have no energy left, go out, go to the river if there is one near your house, take off your shoes and go barefoot on the grass, breathe in the fresh air, turn your face to the sun and listen to the noises around you. After half an hour you will be surprised to realize that you are not tired anymore, that as if fresh blood has come into your veins and you are full of energy. How? Where from? – Your energy came from the earth, from the air, the sun and the water. Even if you stay outdoors for a short time, it will do you a lot of good. If you spend 15–20 minutes outdoors, you will improve your health. Go barefoot on the grass, bathe in the water and sunbathe moderately. These are the ways in which you can improve your health and be cheerful and young.

How should we give herb decoctions to children?

Herbs are brewed for children in the same way like for adults, only the proportions are different.

A lot of people ask if it is necessary to give herb decoctions to children. Yes, it is necessary. Herb decoctions are much better than any pills. Infants who have colic can be given one tea spoonful of chamomile decoction several times a day.

You can make enema with this decoction, too.

If children have a strong cough, you can give them a decoction of coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), linden blossom and raspberry.  If children are too excited and do not sleep well, give them an infusion of mint and add to it strawberry leaves or roots and black currant leaves. Rose hip decoction is very good for all children, especially in the fall, winter and spring. If children have any problems with internal organs, make the same decoctions for them as for adults and give them smaller quantities: one tea spoonful of one table spoonful of the decoction. Baths with pine needles, sawdust and walnut leaves are a wonderful cure for children who have diseases of the nervous system and chronic headache.

Sprain of a limb

First you have to go to a traumatologist to see if your limb is sprained or broken. Bandage the place and do not move it. In the meantime, if your hand is bandaged, ask somebody to prepare a decoction of pine needles, walnut leaves and sawdust and bathe or put a compress on the injured place. Then put a leaf of plantain (Plantago maior), or a walnut leaf or cabbage leaves in summer on the sprained place. Bandage tight again. The swelling will disappear till morning.

In Dr P.M. Kurenkov’s opinion these recipes are priceless

Liver and kidney diseases

Put a kilo of fresh floral honey, gathered in spring, in a jar and boil it on a water bath until it melts completely. Put half a kilo of walnut flour into the jar. Stir well and leave for one day.

The treatment lasts for a month. Take one table spoonful before meals two times a day, in the morning and in the evening. Take a break for two months. Then continue again for a month. The treatment lasts for six months. A full recovery is guaranteed.

Accumulation of salts in the joints

About seven o’clock in the evening put three table spoonfuls of rice in a pot. Before that wash the rice, throw the water, cover the rice with clean water and leave till morning. Boil without salt so that it becomes a thin gruel. When it cools, eat it on empty stomach three hours before breakfast. Do this every day for two or three weeks. On the forth week the pains in your joints will disappear.

If your heart hurts

If your heart hurts, take 5 grams each of valerian root, hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), chamomile, mint, buckthorn root (Rhamnus cathartica), calamus root (Acorus calamus), ledum (Ledum palustre), sticklewort (Agrimonia eupatoria), lily of the valley, rose hip and motherwort (Leoniris cardiaca). Pour them into a liter and a half of water and let them boil for 5 minutes. Leave the infusion for 8 hours. Drink 100 ml three times a day half an hour before meals. Continue the treatment until you feel well.

Pains in the liver and the stomach

If you have such pains, take 5 grams each of rose hip, St John’s wort, yarrow (Achillea millefolium), knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), immortelle (Xeranthemum annuum) and horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Put the mix in two and a half liters of water and boil for 15 minutes. Leave the infusion for 8 hours. Drink three times a day half an hour before meals.

Enlargement of the thyroid gland

If you have such a problem, you should take a lot of vitamins, a rose hip decoction and a decoction of nettle, strawberries, black currant and forest strawberries. Drink tea made of blackcurrant, strawberry, forest strawberry and morello cherry leaves. It is essential that you should eat seafood at least for a month. It will be still better if you go to the seaside and bathe in the sea. The sea air is very good for you, too. The sea and the seafood can cure your thyroid gland much better than any medicines.

Sinusitis

Put some warm cloth or scarf on your nose, over your eyebrows and the head not only when you go out but when you go to bed after you have inhaled hot steam. Rinse your nose with warm salty water. You can use a mild decoction of chamomile and calendula.

 Sweating

Sweating is extremely unpleasant especially for ladies.

Rub the most sweating places with infusions of oak bark and walnut leaves. Make a decoction of rose petals, chamomile and strawberry leaves. Rub your body with the cool decoction; it helps a lot.

Revival of the traditional medicine

According to some authors, in the end of the last century The Healer’s Book of Dr P.M. Kurenkov was popular in every home. The methods of treatment, described in the book were widely applicable. As an attempt to develop scientific medicine better and quicker, which was more important at that time, traditional medicine and healers, often incompetently, were declared to be old fashioned, and as a result a lot of useful knowledge and experience of the traditional medicine have been forgotten.

At present the revival of this experience is started by enthusiasts who even are not doctors. A lot of popular systems for diets and treatment imitate recipes and tips from the old Healer’s Book. For example, Mrs. Nadejda Alexeevna Semionova from a town near the Don River created her hay diet system and cleansing   of the body from the experience described in the Healer’s Book. She practices that system quite successfully in the Nadejda Club of Health in her town. (“nadejda” in Russian means “hope”)

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Kurenkov – Part 1

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Kurenkov – Part 2

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Kurenkov – Part 3

Old Slavic Home Remedies By Kurenkov – Part 4

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