Herbal brews were not only created to cure coughs and colds but also, with magical words spoken over them, transformed into potions to bring a desired lover, employment or an unexpected helping hand in times of sorrow. A grandmother would put any small coins she could spare into a money pot and warm it near the fire to 'incubate' the money into sufficient to mend the roof or buy new coats for the winter.
Herbalism and folk medicine on a relatively low level of disease are also practiced, but quackery is never condoned a witch can tell you when to plant your crops, but will suggest you also contact the county agricultural agent she will give you a cold remedy, but will send you straight to Mayo for anything major.
Green lowers high blood pressure, acting as a restorative for the heart, lungs and respiratory system and fighting infections and viruses, especially influenza, bronchitis, fevers and colds. It also counters panic attacks, addictions and food-related illnesses. Green is a good healing colour because it stimulates tissue and cell growth and general body regeneration.
The cassava only provides them starch and a minimum quantity of saccharose. The dark coffee which they excessively consume irritates their liver and when this organ is severely affected, then, the colds and fevers of malaria explode. In order to combat the colds and fevers, the decoction of Boldo (Pezinnis boldo) leaves is enough. Consume a glassful each half hour. We advise consuming beef eyes, cereals such as beans, lentils, corn, spring vetch (tare), haba beans, etc., etc. The rangers from Arauca and Casanare (South America) cure themselves of colds and fevers with dark coffee mixed with lemon and salt. This procedure is slower.
The pressed juice of the Tobacco leaves (the leaves must be green), mixed with some fat and placed under the sun or over a gentle fire, can then be applied warm for colds, for the pubis, for pain in the side, on wounds and on tetanus, for whooping cough, on the abdomen, the spine and sacro-lumbar area for chronic diarrhea, and also on the navel of children for parasites.
Saint John's wort gathered on Midsummer or on a Friday was once believed by some herbalists to cure melancholia (depression) and prevent madness when worn as a charm around the patient's neck. In addition, the plant was reputed to cure or prevent fevers, colds, and a wide variety of other ailments.