School: Yellow Furze

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 238

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Kidney Trouble.
Groundsell, wild celery and Brook Lime was a very successful cure for diseased kidneys.

Swellings.
Hemlock though a very poisonous herb was a great cure for swellings.

A recipe for nettle beer.

First young green nettles are gathered and cleaned and boiled until tender.
Then strain and heat the liquid again and to each pint add sugar and a piece of yeast about the size of a wallnut and also the juice of lemons.
It is left to ferment for about a week in an earthen crock.
It is then bottled and cealed and used as required.
It was considered a very refreshing drink and also an excellent blood purifier. V Quinn

Collector
Veronica Quinn
Gender
female
Language
English