School: Cor Bealaigh

Corbally, Co. Sligo
Pádhraic Ó Marcacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 057

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    cattle of itch.
    Buttercup: the grass on which it grows is good for butter, but cattle avoid it because of its bitter taste.
    Duilleóigín Grudh Phadhrac stops bleeding, the wider type of this leaf when applied as a poultice is excellent for drawing out evil matter.
    Nóinín: the roots of it when boiled and eaten are given to those who have a stroke or weak heart.
    Dubhchosach the maiden-hair-fern is a cure for a weak heart. A drop or two of foxgloe is good for sleeplessness. People eat seileastram lose the talk.
    Cró dearg is a cure for king's evil.
    Forán or Hemlock is deadly poison but is excellent to cure a sore.
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