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- In olden times people steeped ivy leaves in white wine vinegar for twenty four hours and then applied it to corns and it was considered a great corn-cure.
To make the Sign of the Cross with a goose-berry thorn on a sty in a person's eye is said to cure it.
When one's throat was sore it was gargled with salt and water which was supposed to cure it.
A roast fig or two roast laurel leaves were used to cure tooth-ache, and a roast onion for an ear-ache.
Forge-water was looked upon as a remedy for chillblains.
The leaves of an Orange Lily(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.