Culture, not money, is what influences those who choose home remedies. “When older minorities turn to home remedies to cure what ails them, it’s more likely to be a reflection of their cultural beliefs rather than an inability to afford or access mainstream medicine, new research suggests.

The study found that many older people of all races tended to use home remedies for chronic ills, but black seniors were three times more likely than whites to seek such solutions for daily aches and pains, and Native American seniors were twice as likely to do so.”

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  • Kara Tyson

    This is so true. When I got shingles my Greek relatives insisted I lick frogs (which might actually have worked…but I dont have a ready supply of frogs).

    And where I live the creoles still use ‘roots’.

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