Folk Remedies, Popular Belief and Superstition from my Family History, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Folk Remedies, Popular Belief and Superstition from my Family History
1971 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Judy Stull was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Bread and milk poultice for infection
Peppermint Oil for toothache
Egg white and black pepper poultice for abscessed tooth
Sugar and kerosene for sore throat
Asafetida for colds
Kerosene for Strept throat
Mentholatum and flannel cloth for colds
Vitamin C for colds
Honey and lemon for coughs
50 Mg. of vitamin C per hour for colds
Soreness in joints indicating change in weather
Copper wire worn for arthritis
Liniment for sore, strained muscles
Bag Balm, good for man and beast
Liniment of "secret" ingredients
Garlic for high blood pressure
Castor oil for beginning labor pains
Grease for burns
Taboo against washing hair during menstruation
Hot salt water for regularity
Epsom salts for constipation, also sauerkraut juice and licorice
Hot water, then a chiropractor for blood poisoning
Hot water and peppermint oil for an upset stomach
Aconite for a high fever
Superstition and popular belief
People being buried alive in Holland, turning over in coffin, hair growing, etc
Planting according to almanac -the moon and the signs
Causes of bad luck: opening umbrella, walking under a ladder
Horseshoe nailed up over barn so luck won't run out

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • families
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine
  • Grandparents and earlier generations
  • remedies (health)
  • superstitions
  • White Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Mansfield, Becky
  • Mansfield, Charles
  • Mansfield, Marilee
  • Ness, Russell
  • Stull, Virginia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • North Central Washington
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Tigard (Or.)
  • Willamette River Valley (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project