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- The weeds which are most harmful around this district are Dandelion, bulky-sham, horse-radish, pressaugh, thistle and rushes.The farmers dislike these weeds because they take the good form the soil. There is a herb called the marshmallow whose juice contains a remedy for bad sprains and swellings, Wild celery contains a cure for rheumatic fever.Pressaugh is harmful because is destroys crops such as oats, wheat and barley. It is said that the puck-mushroom when it is rotten contains a brownish pourder which when put on a fresh cut heals it. Horse-radish and robenrun the hedge spread rapidly.The nettle although a harmful weed is very useful. The top part of it can be plucked, boiled and given to young turkeys.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.