School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Location:
Callow, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Éaráin

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 70

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There are many harmful weeds growing on my father's farm. These are, the nettle, thistle, the capóg, the buchallán, the farbán, the dandyline, and the crádán. They are harmful, because they smother the crops, and take away the food from them.
There are some herbs, which grow only in good land, such as, the nettle, the thistle, the capóg, the buachallán, and the crádán. In poor land the farbán grows.
The nettle is a cure for measles. They are boiled, sugar is added, and the juice is drank by the person who has the disease. If a person got a burn from a nettle, by rubbing the capóg of it, it would cure it. The crádán is used as a cure for a rash. They are boiled and the juice is drank. The dandyline is a cure for heart trouble.
The ass eats the thistle for food, and the copógs, and fuarán, are boiled for pigs.

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Collector
Seán Mac Dhómhnaill
Gender
male
Address
Cuillonaghtan, Co. Mayo
Language
English