School: An Clochar, Cara Droma Ruisc

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0209, Page 404

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The nettle is a plant with dark green leaves covered with hairs that emit a stinging juice, when boiled is supposed to be a very good medicine for poultry. The following dish is a good treatment for pimples, bad breath, dull eyes and sores. The heads of the growing nettles are cut off, then going down the stem the small bits are chopped off thoroughly having some boiling salted water, plunge the nettles in. Cook as one would any other green vegetable, squeeze dry and add some butter. Nettle-water may be used to bathe a sore or abcess and it will help to heal.
Young shoots from nettles

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