School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 186

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 186

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  1. People long ago depended [?] on herbs for cures for different diseases.
    Nettles are good for people & animals in the spring.
    Nettles sting but when boiled the sting dies.
    The flower of the furze is used for dyeing purposes.
    Quack doctors used herbs for nearly all diseases.
    Cockle roe[?] boiled in milk is good for the blood
    The leaf of a dock eases the sting of a nettle.
    Primrose root boiled on milk was a cure for jaundice
    Dandelion holds a cure for consumption
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)