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- Herbs which spread rapidly are chicken-weed and Nettles. The latter impoverish the soil. Hemlock is a poison for cattle. The yew tree and Rowan tree are poisonous. Digitalis extracted from the fairy thimble, is poisonous for cattle, but is used for heart trouble.
Lasseline is poisonous for sheep, and often kills them. It grows in marshy places. Lasseline makes a powerful blister for tumours.
The Male-fern cures fluke in cattle, and cures tape-worm in children. The fern grows in bogs. Slaundice (Slán-lus) pounded and applied in bulk stops profuse bleeding.
Hemlock roots pounded and boiled, and applied to ulcers heals them.
Hemlock leaves pounded and applied in bulk, when a burn is painful eases the pain, and cures the burn.
Marsh mallow leaves pounded and mixed with lard, cures bruises and sores.
"Three meals of nettles in May, keeps all diseases away." You ought take three meals of nettles in the spring.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.