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

Blennerville, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 033

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  1. 1. For extracting a needle or a thorn out of a person's hand or leg. A fox's tongue.
    2. A disease craos-galar is cured by the breath of a posthumous child or the breath of a white gander.
    3. The chin-cough is cured by using the leavings of a ferret's milk or by asking a person with a white horse what would cure it.
    4. A plant called Hunko found growing in the walls of old ruins or old bridges is a cure for decline or what is now called tuberculosis.
    5. A plant called cumphry is used for sprains.
    6. Potato water is used for swelling.
    7. A plant called march mallous used for all kinds of sores, and can also be used for a drink.
    8. A plant called slántús used for healing.
    9. A plant called eye-bright used for clearing the eyes.
    10. A fairy thimble and Foughuron is
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)