Old news, but definitely worth paying attention to on Visionair.nl. In 2009 and 2010 it was on BBC2 a program called 'Grow Your Own Drugs'. In this program, ethnobotanist James Wong went in search of medicines for various ailments that people can make themselves. With easily available products and plants that people can grow themselves, Wong provides a nature-friendly and cheap alternative to the sometimes expensive synthetic medicines.
Wong tries the homemade medicines on people who have the ailments and reports on how they work. As a scientist, Wong is well aware that this does not provide scientific evidence for the effect of his medicines. He warns viewers that with serious ailments they should always seek professional advice and points out that some of the results may also be due to the placebo effect. Below the first episode of the first episode.
I myself have no experience with making my own medicines. Well, I am thinking about going back soon the recipe against eczema try that Wong gives on his website. In my life I have tried so many different drugs and have achieved so little results that I am skeptical about them. Nevertheless, the advantage is that you know what is in it here, and it is also inexpensive. Does anyone have experience with a homemade medicine? What are your findings?
Ps Thanks to Sylvia for this tip!