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- The old people of this district sought cures for certain ailments in flowers and plants.
Dandelion root steeped in water and strained was used as a medicine for biliousness. Chicken pox and measles were cured by drinking the juice of marigold flowers. Lily root was most useful as a lotion and applied to sore feet and ulcers.
Violet leaves soaked in boiling water sand drained proved a cure for cancer. Balm boiled and drunk was believed good for colds, headaches and nerves.
Ash was very valuable for(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Mr Woods