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Folklore - Cures from Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0160, Page 146

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Cures from herbs.
The cure for toothache is to put a frog in your mouth.
The seventh daughter or the seventh son has the cure for ringworm, they rub a gold coin or a gold ring on it and say a prayer.
The cure for measles is to put the child in under a donkey seven times.
Dandelion is a cure for kidney and liver disorders.
Comfrey is a cure for lung and chest trouble.
Ground ivy is a cure for coughs and internal ulcers and for

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