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- Local Cures
Tooth-ache. Put a frog into your mouth, leaving its left hind leg out to prevent its going down your throat. This is supposed to be a non-failing cure.
Warts. Put a straw knot in a small bag, for every wart one has. Leave the bag on a cross-roads. Whoever picks up the bag get the warts, and they disappear from the first sufferer.
Consumption. A cup of dew gathered on May morning, when drank is a perfect cure for "the decline".
Ring-worms. An ointment made from the ash of burned oaten straw, fresh butter, and sulphur, when rubbed into affected part quickly does away with ring-worm.
Boils. Place a bottle which has been recently rinsed in boiling water, on the top of the boil and it immediately draws it.
Sties. Point a goose-berry bush thorn at the sty on your eye, seven times, and it quickly disappears.
Sore-eye. Wash the eye with cold tea is believed to be very effective.
Thrush. Honey and borax rubbed into the tongue does away with this disease.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.