Bible records down events with a purpose.
Folk remedies recorded in the Bible are very useful.
King Hezekiah once became very sick because of wound from boil, and was near death. He prayed to LORD, and LORD promised to cure him.
|And Isaiah said, "Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay it on the boil, that he may recover. [2 Kings 20:7]|
Dried fig is hard to obtain nowadays. But the main ingredient of dried fig is sugar, so is honey. Hence I use "honey" instead, and found it effective for burns too, apart from other small wounds.
(Note : the dressing has to be changed every day or every other day.)
There are many other folk remedies recorded in the Bible, e.g.
From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it,
but bruises and sores and bleeding wounds;
they are not pressed out,
or bound up, or softened with oil. [Is 1:6]
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among
robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him
half-dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and
when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite,
when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he
saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and
bound up his wounds,
pouring on oil and wine; .... [Mt 10:30-34]
"... And as for your birth, on the day you were born, your navel string was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor swathed with bands. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you out of compassion for you; ... [Eze 16:4-5]
People nowadays rely much on modern inventions. Mostly they are expensive, and may come with unknown side effects.
(Note : Modern medicines are mostly chemicals. To test for effectiveness, they use "control experiment" and "statistical methods". e.g. "Is the drug effective - significant statistically at 95% confidence limit?" But they rarely test side effects statistically - effect on your liver, on your kidney, on your immune system, on your heart, on your brain, on your hormone secretion, on your blood pressure, on your inheritance trait DNA, on your child in your womb, .... )
Bible remedies are simple, and they are from LORD, who is eternal TRUTH, and who created everything.
Also, we believe that Jesus is LORD himself coming in flesh (if you are a computer programmer, you would notice that the program you write reflects you! As if you are there interacting with the user!). No human being can perform those miracles other than the creator himself.
Below is a promise from LORD :
|"If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give heed to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I put upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD, your healer." [Ex 15:26]|