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- Not so long ago the people of this district had recourse to their own cures for diseases and healing.
To cure the measles - a mouse was skinned, cleaned and boiled in a medium-sized saucepan and the soup was given to the patient.
An infected wound or sore was cured by a poultice of white-bread and boiling water.
Warts, boils etc. were cured by squeezing the juice of the bainnicín on them.Nettle-Stings were and are still cured by squeezing the juice of the dock-leaf on them.A sore corn was cured by scraping the back of a leaf like ivy on it. After a while the corn was easy to extract.A mixture of soap and sugar was supposed to cure a boil.Mac an Dá Abha - which is found at the junction of two big rivers or streams was the cure for the Yellow JaundiceTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.