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Herb Cures

Abstract: Story collected by Gretta Breathnach, a student at Slieverue school (Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0844/3/52

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1. Dandelion is a cure for bad blood.
2. Celery is a cure for Rheumatism.

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3.  Ground Ivy is a cure for Kidney disease. 
4. Boiled nettles are good for curing a rash. 
5. Water-cress is good for the blood. 
6. Dwarf elder and mountain broom.  Boil the two of them together and drink the water for dropsy. 
7.  Marshmallows are used for a swelling. 
8.  Garlic is used for spine disease in cattle. 
9. The crane's bill is a wild

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flower used for a murrain in cattle. 

10. Slán  lus is a cure for a cut.

Origin information
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 190-192
Volume 0844
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher John Carey.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk medicine--Leigheas dúchasach
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0844/3/52

Suggested credit
"Herb Cures"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher John Carey.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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