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Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!

For babies with colic, three inches of the root of Chrysopogon zizanioides, a make pumpkin flower (Cucurbita pepo) and a branch of mint (Mentha nemorosa) is boiled and the tea given to the infant.   A woman who wishes to prevent pregnancy is told to boil a piece of khus khus root in a cup of water until the water is reduced to half.  When it cools, she drinks the water, put the root in a bottle, and buries it until she wishes to get pregnant, at which time she will uncover it.  This is to work for animals, too.

Verna Slane 1987