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Best Herbal Remedies, Witches, Medicines Witch Trials, Dunking Chair's & A Witch's Prostate Problem, A Story To Learn By

Updated on April 5, 2012

Check out some of the best herbal remedies for prostate problems.  The theme around this is a story of a witch and how this poor unfortunate soul ended up in the dunking chair.  This witch's problem, in this instance, was to do with a man.

Contain within this story is health advice on natural remedies for enlarged prostate symptoms.

Centred around the witch trials - by trial of ordeal, our witch talks of how she was duped by her persecutor who she prescribed one of her trusted herbal remedies. This was to ease an enlargement of the prostate gland.

These types of treatment were typical of the homemade remedies that the witches of the day used to create, as a way of alleviating prostate symptoms, amongst other herbal remedies.

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Herbal Remedies: The Witches Brew

Carbeth Dunking Pond

She Mixed Potions For People Who Needed Help - So Much For Homemade Remedies

Crawling as she is grabbled by the hair. She has no choice but to crawl.

Tugging away at her – now she will confess.

She coughs and splutters as her knees scrape the rugged stoney path.

There before her is the pond. This is the very place that she used to sit next to and ponder at the marvels of butterflies and dragonflies that drifted passed her as a child.

She used to collect dragonfly wings here.

She will confess. She has to, for she is a witch.

Her knowledge was handed down to her from her mother’s line - she always wanted to help people.

Now the evidence lay before the Church – she mixed potions for the people who needed help. Surely, good intentions stand for in good stead with God?

Yes, perhaps, but not with the Church.

Prostate Treatments - 'Arrrh, prostate trouble?'

As she stands for trial by ordeal, she is flung into the dunking chair. There stands before her is a roly poly man with bible in hand. It wasn’t two months ago this man came to her. He had an enlarged scrotum, "Arrrh, prostate trouble, eh?" She just had the herbal remendy! She advised the gentleman that a vegetarian diet rich in raw salads and vegetables would be a good thing for this problem. He was told that his high rich diet of sugar, salt, milk and alcohol should have been avoided.

Herbal Remedies: Juniper Berries

Prostate Trouble? Use Juniper Berries, Horsetail, Couch Grass and Hydrangea

Taking a look at him, with spite in her eyes, the prosecutor obviously hadn’t heeded her advice – she focused on his overspilling blubber. Perhaps the herbal remedy he had taken had helped? She had prepared this potion from her fair hands and she believed that it would have had an effect. However, she wasn’t going to get too close to a double crossing scrotum, such as his, to find out! The love and hard work going into this herbal remedy took time to prepare – 1oz each of horsetail, couch grass and hydrangea with ½ oz of juniper berries. She remembered taking half the overall mixture to 2 pints of water and then brought it to the boil. She simmered the concoction gently for five minutes, lovingly drained it and, when it was cooled, advised the ‘Good’ man to drink this herbal remedy in a small wineglass, three times a day.

The Dunking Chair

Her Trial By Ordeal Began!

Thinking of the help she offered the prosecutor made her spit at his feet. His assistant slapped her face after the rope was pulled tighter to bind her to the ducking chair. Her trial by ordeal began. Down went the lever as she is plunged into the dark, dank pond water. She was held under this holding her breath. Bubbles of air escaped and raised making a marker to where she was being held. She coughed in the water and more bubbles escaped with her breath. She could feel her lungs filling with the pond substance and as she was about to realise her lot, was anchored up.

Condemn The Witch!

With finger pointing at her choking, sick producing body, the Prosecutor demanded that she confess to the terrible crime of witchcraft. His stomach wobbled as he bellowed ‘Witch… Confess!” She watched the dripping of the pond water drip into the glassiness of the green water. Drip, drip. As sputum dribbled from her lips, she screamed “Yes! Yes!”

The trial of ordeal was over. As she was released from her ducking chair, she knew her fate was sealed. The spirit of water – Undines were not to take her, she was to be consumed with the spirit of Fire – The Salamander. Her condemnation was death by burning!

For Herbal Remedies - All Witches Are Sent To Hell!

As she was escorted away she turned to her persecutor and sobbed, “I helped you with good intentions and you have condemned me to death!”. The chubby faced man whispered, “And I am better for your mixture” then loudly announced, “The pathway that is carved with good intentions, leads to the gateway of hell. All witches must be sent to hell!”

Facts on the Prostate Gland

The prostate gland surrounds the commencement of the male urethra. It is about the size of a chestnut and can become congested, inflamed and enlarged, causing pain, frequent and urgent passing of urine, sometimes burning. It may be permanently enlarged in the older man, causing no pain but affecting the flow of urine.

Constipation aggravates the problem and should be avoided. A good diet rich in fresh raw salads and vegetables, wholewheat bread and added sunflower seeds may help the condition. It might be beneficial to take zinc as an enhancement because it could help the body to produce the hormones needed by the gland. A healthy diet, such as one with plenty of raw salads and vegetables, and zinc could help maintain a healthy prostate.

It might also help to minimise salt, sugar, milk, alcohol, coffee and tea.

The recipe our witch in the story might help to alleviate prostatic symptoms as suggested above.  However, but it must be noted that acute and painful prostatic problems must be attended to by a medical practitioner. If in doubt always seek further medical advice.

Our dunking witch was a resource that was valuable in her community.  Typically, her good intentions led to her final breath.  Life isn't fair, but like justice today, it all depends on the perspective of the onlooker and what people in positions of power would like us to believe.

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    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Rafini - I think it is always good to compliment modern technology & medicine with the old ways. Many of our clinics are using these complimentary therapies - this is a good thing. It is always wise to tell your Doctor if you are taking herbal remedies as they might conflict with generic medication. For example, St John's Wort is a blood thinner so not good to take this when taking worphrine, for example.

      Also, the prostate will need to be investigated if it is of concern and men have to learn to check their prostate effectly.

      Thanks for reading x

    • Rafini profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      I am glad to see you protect yourself with the advice to see a medical professional as well. You give good information all around with a good story to boot. :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Maita, so do you think the witch has the prostate problem or does the prostate problem has the witch?! lol x

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      well done, a nice information about prostrate glands and to remedy prostate prob the natural way, juniper berries, Maita

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Nell... yes, the beehive (old bikers haunt) in the heart of the village! They can get out of their heads on morning glory seeds and drink local ale!!! hehehe

      p.s. they still burn witches where you live! lol x

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, shaz, just to say I KNOW! HELP! ha ha, they are so concervative around here, I just want to scream!! I always said that if I won the Lotto, I would buy a pub and turn it into a bikers bar!! ha ha that would get them. he he cheers nell

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Ixxy... Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you liked it. x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Nell... Thanks for dropping by. Trial by ordeal would be a daily thing here in Glastonbury! Witches are everywhere! hehehe. You are living in the wrong place x

    • lxxy profile image


      8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Shaz, I can't help describe this Hub in anything more than factional fiction.

      You had me hooked, plain and pointedly. You have done something I have tried to do on numerous occasions, albeit from a completely different (and more main stream) edge.

      Thank you for this completely appetising bit of Hub Pie!

      All points of this HubMod have sunk in, and I was on the edge of my seat to the last drop.


      Kudos about your Creative Commons license! I have been adorning more and more of my work with it since I first gained knowledge of it nearly a decade ago now.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, Shaz, that was brilliant, love the witchy stuff. I would probably been hanged as a witch, as I am a pagan, and always delt with herbs. Thank goodness I am around now and not then! thanks again for a great hub. cheers nell

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Green Lotus...I can just feel the fear that these people must have felt. There was no reasoning with them... they said you were condemned and that was what you were! Iliketrains definitely has caught the feeling - we go hunting. It was a song about the Salem witch trials. Thought it was appropriate. Lovely of you to drop by x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Faybe bay... Thanks for reading and I have replied to you email. I am glad you liked it. Spread the loooove! x

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      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This was super! I love your fictional "real life" witches tales. When is the book coming out?! Great tie in to the prostrate remedy. Thumbs up of course. The video is haunting and powerful. Great animation

    • Faybe Bay profile image

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hey Shaz, I have an interesting dream to tell you. I will send it an e-mail. you can use it if you like. I have never known quite how to spin it. I tried to write a story, a long time ago, but it just kept getting longer. It relates to your trial by ordeal. Amazing story, and now, finally medicine must still contend with nature and all her miracles.


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