May’s Safford library meet and greet featured local resident Sandy Huish presenting her findings in home remedies. There was nary a parking spot in sight by the time Huish was starting her presentation. Many of the people attending were mothers, and grandmothers. Two large tables were set up with average everyday cupboard items labeled with the health benefits of each.
Huish had gathered most of her information from researching the internet and stories passed down through families. She has already written one book, and is currently working on a second addition. She started collecting the home remedies years ago when she was worried for her children’s health because they had no health insurance. When she realized that many others would be needing these natural remedies because of the price of medical assistance, Huish started her quest to find the best homemade cures. “I’ve tried most of them,” Huish stated, “Forty percent of American adults use non-medical health remedies. Today you can spend hundreds of dollars on medical costs.”
The presentation went over topics ranging from how to lower a fever, to using alum to make your own deodorant. It was a wonderfully informative presentation, and the people who attended came away steeped in information. Huish’s book, “Emergency Home Remedies,” costs roughly ten dollars, and she will gladly get you a copy in the next week or so.
To Get in touch with Huish, call the Safford Library at: (928)- 348-3202