School: Kildraught (2)

Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0773, Page 054

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32. For something in the nose. A sniff of pepper will make you sneeze (e.g) for a small bead ( Mr T Doyle, Celbridge).

33. Equal parts of sulphur, olive oil and paraffin rubbed on is good for hives (Mr T Henry ,Celbridge).

34. For dirty cuts put a drop of peroxide in it, it will start to fizz and the dirt will come out ( Mr C Burchill , Celbridge).

37. For boils, fill a bottle with boiling water empty out and put mouth of bottle to sting and the steam will draw the boil out (ditto).

39. For eczema rub a cut lemon on it (Mrs R Flood , Celbridge heard in Co Kilkenny).

40. Gathered fingers apply a bread politics ( Mrs Hill ,Celbridge heard in Co Cork ).

41. For cramps when going to bed turn your shoes upside down ( soles up) no cramps will come (Mrs Neumann , Kells, used by her).

42. For indigestion, juice of 1/2 a lemon in boiling water, sugar to taste & small teaspoon of