School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 116

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The most common herbs or weeds which grow in our farm are: nettles, robin-run-the-hedge, house-leek, dandelion, marsh-mallow, yellow-root thistles, and green broom.
Nettles and robin-run-the-hedge are using for purifying the blood. House-leek is used to stop bleeding. Dandelion is used as medicine for the stomach. Marsh-mallow is used for coughs and colds in the chest. Yellow-root is used for poisoning the fish in the rivers. Thistles are used for feeding the hens and pigs, and green-broom is used as medicine for kidneys.

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Pádrag Ó h- Ódhráin
Gender
male
Language
English