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for stopping blood is moss. A cure for a pain in the back is a home-made flannel belt worn around the waist.
Toirpeen is a herb for sore eyes and corns. It grows on old thatched houses. Comphrey when pounded up is a cure for setting broken bones and sprains. A cure for the whooping cough is ferret’s leavings. If a man licked a lizard he could cure a person of a burn.
Collected by: - Máire Ní Choileáin, Dromoher
Told by: - Patrick Linnane, Dromoher (75 years)