|The is plenty of speculation on what Paleo People used for medicine. Here is a list of some possible medicinal remedies used by them.
Posted: 7/28/2011 11:55:36 PM
Spaghnum Moss- Antiseptic and can absorb a lot of fluid. Used like a dressing.
Willow Bark- Contains the same active ingredient as Aspirin
Horse Chestnut leaves- Boil them in water and can be used as a
soap/ antiseptic solution.
Chickweed- Same as Horse Chestnut leaves although not as good.
Birch Bark- When soaked in water and then placed aroubd a
splinted limb it can be used as a rudimentary plaster.
Aloe Vera- Good for numerous skin complaints including eczema.
Echinacea- Good for the immune system.
St. Johns Wort- Good for the immune system also.
Charcoal from hardwood- powder it, pour it in a cup of water and drink it, good as a cure for diarrhea.
Remember in that era, the incidences of many of the diseases of civilization such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, dental caries, were very low compared with today so there would also be less need for medicine. Thanks to our advancement in medical science that we are now able to manage or cure most of these problems.