For centuries, home remedies were a routine part of life. People knew that not only did they offer effective treatments, they were also inexpensive and easy to make. However, with the growth of pharmaceutical medicines, many such remedies have been dismissed as folklore. Yet traditional remedies have continued to demonstrate their efficacy, and research into the pharmacological properties of everyday foods and herbs shows that they can be a powerful tool in promoting health. Sarah Merson presents 100 tried-and-tested remedies which offer cures for common ailments and can also help to prevent ill health in the first place - proving that it's well worth rediscovering our roots.