There seems to be a resurgence in the interest in natural, holistic home remedies lately and one of the most fascinating holistic healers was a man named Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet.” He was an ordinary man who didn’t have much more than a grammar school education.
He had the ability to put himself in a hypnotic trance, diagnose and accurately prescribe the correct medical treatment and cure.
Many of his treatments and cures are just as valid and contemporary today as they were seventy years ago.
I have put together some of his holistic remedies here:
Castor oil: This was one of his favorites and it was also called “Palma Christi” which means Hand of Christ.
This was used to treat everything and anything like: arthritis, alcoholism, insect bites, animal bites, snoring, pain from cancer, allergies, cuts and abrasions, tumors and cysts, nail and skin problems, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, ear and eye problems, common cold, flu, encourages hair growth, injuries and sprains to joints and/or muscles, nausea, chest pain and palpitations, warts and moles, skin cancer, and healing wounds.
In other words if it didn’t respond to any other treatment then rub some Castor oil on it or better yet, make an oil pack and place it on the affected area. This definitely makes it worth buying a bottle of Castor oil.
Potato poultice for sore, irritated eyes
Scrub and grate potatoes and put it in a square of gauze and place the gauze over your eye for about 30 to up to 60 minutes. This cures any inflammation in the eyes or on the top or bottom lids.
This is for baths. Dissolve about 15 lbs. of Epsom salts in a bathtub of hot water and relax in the tub for 20 to 30 minutes. After you get out wrap yourself in warm towels and continue to “sweat” for an additional 20 to 30 minutes and then go take a shower. This helps eliminate toxins through the skin and leaves your system feeling fresh and restored.
Pine tar soap
This is excellent for any skin afflictions. And simple to use as you just wash the skin with the soap.
Of course this is only scratching the surface and you can find a lot more holistic remedies from this amazing man.