School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 231

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Boils. Mix an equal quantity of soap and sugar.

Burns. Common tan spread on brown paper.
Chopped Hands. Wash in water in which mutton-suet was dissolved.
Chilblains. Poultiee with roasted onions or onions.

Deafness. Insert a few drops of onion juice into the ear a few times a day.

Pain in the ear. Put roasted onion to it as hot as can be boine.

Sore Eyes. Pound some dwarf ivy sprinkled with water. Put into a thin cloth press out the juice and bottle it. Dress the eyes 2 or three times a day with this.

Hiccough. Take 30 drops of the spirit of hartshorm in a glass of (go) cold water.

Lumbago. Bruise onions and apply them as a poultiee
Consumption. Gather the blossoms.

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