School: St. Brendan's (C.), Blennerville

Blennerville, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 011

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  1. 1. Toast-water is a cure for vomiting.
    2. The lining of a hens gizzard dried and made into powder, and swallowed in some drink also stops vomiting.
    3. The white of an egg is good for a burn.
    4. If you caught a lizzard with a silk handkerchief, and licked him three times you would have a cure for a burn for ever.
    5. Boil the flowers of red clover for cancer.
    6. Wash and boil the roots of the daisies for heart trouble.
    7. Get a white turnip, cut it up, put a pound of brown sugar over it, leave until morning and drink for heart trouble.
    8. Broom for diabetes.
    9. To drink the water off the top of a cow-dung. every morning for the heart.
    10. Ivy leaves for a sore head.
    11. The bark of an elm tree for burns.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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