School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 251

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Here are some of the herbs that my father knows, water-cress, bog bine, mountain sage neamony, cuckoo sorrel dockana leaf, and garlic
Water-cress is used for curing skin. Bog bine cleans the blood. Mountain sage can cure coughs. When young calves are sick neamony is said to be able to cure them. Cuckoo-Sorrel is said to be able to cure the whittle.
Dockana leaf is one of the many cures for the rose Chicken-weed although a weed is said to be contained in

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Collector
Patrick Mac Mullin
Gender
male
Address
Drumroosk, Co. Donegal
Language
English