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November 13, 2012

Folk Remedies

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:07 am

1. Glossary

[1] Japanese apricot
noun /japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits.

[2] bruise
noun /an injury which appears as a purple mark on your body, although the skin is not broken.

[3] folk remedies
noun /Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine.

[4] indigestion
noun /If you have indigestion, you have pains in your stomach and chest that are caused by difficulties in digesting food.

[5] clockwise
adv /when something is moving clockwise, it is moving in a circle in the same direction as the hands on a clock.

2. Text
We will present about folk remedies. Folk remedies are a kind of treatment, but unproven and custom-made treatments. There are many kinds. We will devide them into body section, trouble, and treatment.

First, regarding the eve, If you get a black eye, You can roll an egg over your eye, and then your blackeye is removed.

The other way, potato massage, may help remove the bruise. Slice the potatoes thinly, then put them on your bruised area. The solanine in the potato treats the bruise.[1]

Second, regarding the throat and nose, If you get a cold, Folk remedies mainly involved using food as medicine. One way is eating a pear. First, Cut the top off of the pear. And do not throw away this part.

Next, dig inside pear with a spoon with your strength.

Next put about a one spoonful of honey in an empty spot that you dug.

And, add the pear that you dug out.

Next, Cover the bottom of pear with a top of pear. And then, Tuck it using plastic wrap.

Finally, Steam it with a steam machine. So, you can eat steamed pear.

Another way is drinking soju. Many people think that they can recover from a cold if they drink soju, but this is wrong. When we catch a cold, if we drink soju, we make the blood flow fast. So our body can feel light temporarily. But to improve cold symptoms, it is not entirely helpful.[2]

Third, regarding the arm, or another body section. If you were stung by a bee, You can try to scratch the area of the sting using a card. And you have to wash the infected area with soap and water, and then put on an ice pack.[3]

Fourth, regarding the stomach, If you have indigestion, there are many kinds of method. One way, you prick your thumb with a needle. Another way, you drink japanese apricot tea, then your indigestion will disappear. Another way, you rub your belly clockwise.[4]

Many folk remedies are exist. Some folk remedies are effective, but some folk remedies can cause side effects. We look it up well, and use it timely.

We will finish a presentation. Thank you.

3. References

4. Discussion Question
[1] Have you ever tried folk remedies?
[2] Have you experienced the side-effect of the folk remedy?
[3] what is the reason why the folk remedy is prevalent?
[4] Do you trust the folk remedies? why? why not?

5. Class #147 Group #8
There are 4members 박진주, 김민제, 박해숙, 김아름


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