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Diarrhoea

'Make an infusion of thyme – boil for about a minute and leave to cool, then strain. One cup, preferably after food, is usually enough.'
Weston, Hertfordshire, UK, 2003

'A few leaves of guajava (Psidium guajava) cures diarrhoea, but you must be careful, only a few leaves or you'll need syrup of figs.'
Kensington, London, UK, 2002

'For diarrhoea and gripping tummy ache: use sloes (blackthorn fruits), pricked all over, sugar added and left for several months to extract the juice. One or two dessertspoons taken internally (it tastes lovely) very effective within an hour or two. Repeat the dose later in the day and also if still affected next day. Told to me by a farmer's wife from the Roseland. I make it every year.'
Mullion, Cornwall, 2003




Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.