School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 293

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The seven sisters is a green branchy weed with seven stems on each stalk. It grows in tillage ground When a stem is broken away a white milky fluid appears on the stalk. This if rubbed on warts is a cure. The dandelion is a wild flower that grows in the meadow. If the leaves are stewed, to drink the water is a cure for liver trouble. Alley-com-pane is a cultivated herb, to boil the roots into liquid will cure a horse suffering from a cough. The primrose that grows wild in the hedges is a cure for yellow jaundice. Boil the roots in water and preserve the liquid in bottles and take a wine glassful each morning

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
circa 13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English