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- There are many kinds of herbs. Some of the most harmful are robin-rum, the hedge and pressaugh it destroys nearly all crops that grow in the fields particularly oats, wheat and barley. The bulky sham grows in the fields where cattle graze. The thistle grows where the land is rich and the land is poor. Marshmallow is plucked and is boiled and is used for sprained ankles and wrists.Groundsel is plucked and mixed with stirabout till it comes to a boil then it is used for poulticing boils.In spring the nettle is plucked and boiled and the liquid is drunk for keeping sores away.Wild celery is boiled and the liquid is drunk as a cure for Rheumatism.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Matthew Green
- Joseph Green