Norias Ranch - Pablo Pena

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Norias Ranch - Pablo Pena - 12-E Corpus Christi CALLER-TIMES, Sun, 1953...
12-E Corpus Christi CALLER-TIMES, Sun, 1953 LOST ART Pablo Pena Familiar With Nature's Remedies In Ihe early-days when doctors were few and far between and i hospitals and clinics were found jonly-in,large centers of population, ; people had. to depend upon their lown resourcefulness in treating their 'ailments. score and ten years, he is still active in the cow outfit and he can ride as. long and as hard many a younger vaqucro. He grew up in the days home treatment was still an approved approved and accepted art; and The situation gave rise to at* youngster he learned the "group of people who, in South jspecie^ of wld vegetation: that Texas,: came to be known as'""'" 1 *" curanderos. Half a century'.ago. Ithere was probably not a com- jmunity in the -country that was ·without the services of one or wore native medicine rrien (and women) who" worked with the materials materials at hand in alleviating the I pains of their friends and neigh- 'bora. Through close observation--and perhaps trial and error--the cur- |an(3ero3 developed an apothecary | of their own, growing many of {their remedies right "in their .front !yard and depending upon the gen jerosity of nature to supply the irest. The old-timers knew what '$p«cies oE veg-etation was eKica- jcicus in treating practically every : ailment that was then bedev-illing ;· mankind. Kemedies Worked It is interesting- to note that, 1 however much the curanderos (may be held in discredit by mod- lera medicine, many of the treat' treat' meats that were used by pioneers now form the basis for modern | medication. P e r h a p s pioneers t didn't know the reason why their \ remedies worked, but they knew , , ' that they were effective. Many a could be used in alleviating pain and affliction. He has -never forgotten them. Meet him in the remotest part of. a big pasture, he can within a .-matter'of point a dozen different kinds of plants that provide treatment for as many different kinds, of ail ments. Tea From I/eaves » If it is the stomach ache have, or diarrhea, he will fetch few leaves ot plant called fia'te. Leaves of this plant, into a tea, is said to be very efficacious in the treatment of diarrhea. For toothuche, one suffering'the pains of this affliction may fim relief and comfort in chewing bark or a branch of palo de a tree that is somewhat similar what some people called a ash. La Comanche is a plant tha provides a remedy for fever; !a del buelle can relieve swelling. For curing and healing sores, Pena has two recommendations-- t llerba de soldado and llerba de el cancer. i Guera buena is recommended a purgative, and gordo lobo is ,parson went through childhood and i u^ *° stop coughing. developed .into rugged, healtliy! A medicine for treating babies adults without ever having had [made from a plant known as ' '"· -* -' ' - ' de c'aballo; while y pasote is a : plant that is recommended for getting rid of tapeworm. For treatment of venereal diseases, diseases, malo mujer is recommended, recommended, and the juice of foliage can bo used in the treatment of.soro eyes. The pastures are full of vegeta- bane/it of a doctor's advice. ! Unfortunately, there is danger |of many of these old remedies passing from the knowledge o! mankind; for, in a large part, they 'have been handed down verbally, [with no effort heing made to pre; pre; serve them in writing. With the j rapid advance in medical f acili- jties, the ease of transportation, jand the rise of local hospitals and clinics, few people now deitend on medications that kept their for- jbears active and healthy.· Further- - ,, ,, ^--^-- jmore,- the m e d i c a l professionl paDl ° Fena that this sort of kr.ow- jfrowns rather menacingly at any-i led S^ is available, and their uum- tone who either uses or recom- bi:r is growing mighty small. Pena was born and raised de caballor while y pasote is A nlonr rnnt- ia »^w»r,vrt*v»CTr»»1ar3 fnv . .. ..- fc , - 4 J - -- I t; V C f . Vl'liC: VC^ t hon that can be converted to j medicinal uses; but the number of people who are familiar ^vith them is growing smaller each pers year. It is omy amone neoole uses or recom [mends once accepted treatments that sprang like mushrooms from Nonas. the ground all around a remote! farm or ranch house. ! There are, however, still a few people who are familiar with the inatural remedies that abound BO Santa Fe Ranch Richard King, one of the surviving grandsons of Capt. ot ard King, operates the Ranch, which is not a part n Kant f . King Ranch. It covers 150,000 acrea, and man, for instance, Js south and West of the Nonas L, a man who has spent 1 vision. It is owned jointly nn ffi A 'Wi-iT-Ir* r T^i*» _:.-._ f _ j _ * . ·* * _ v^ · » . :L _ _ . ^ 1 »r...!i _ t.» ' L **_ MEDICINE IX THE RAW--Pablo Pena, a member of the cow outfit at Nonas, is an authority on the medicinal qualities of vrila plants and. herbs. For those vvho know, the native i South Texas, (Lifetirne On Ranch I Sych a man. for ' w. .^, __ .··., A.VK .__._...,., ^w ; *IVM**» Cl4iU 1 I C O L Ul Kit? J.^Ut~mS Q r c * * »tif h.'^;ltVW ; Pablo Pena, a man who has spent 1 vision. It is owned jointly a lifetime on the Nonas Division | sisters, Mrs. Patch and o£ King Ranch. First and foremost [and their children. King, Pena is a cowhand, as good as'of the board of the Cterpus they come. In his younger days. National Bank, wa« one of he was a match for the salUest trustees named in Mrs. King's steer; and no%v, although he is to administer the KU^ Ranch mighty close to the allotted three Itate after her death [dual there's a wild plant for every ailment Pena has spent a lifetime at Nonas and. has long been one of the top cowhands cowhands on that division.

Clipped from The Corpus Christi Caller-Times12 Jul 1953, SunPage 64

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, Texas)12 Jul 1953, SunPage 64
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