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- Old CuresToothache -
The flag which grows by the river was a cure for the toothache by putting a slice of the stem on the tooth. A slice of garden beet was used in the same way.Coughs -
Lozenges were made and used by old people for coughsBleeding from cuts -
When people cut their hands they chewed rib-grass and put it on the cuts: this was said to stop the blood.
A cobweb was also used to stop the blood: they twisted round a cut finger.Colds -
Butter melted in scalded buttermilk cured colds. Oatmeal boiled in buttermilk sweetened with sugar.Sore throat -
Saltwater. A stocking which the person have worn that day wrapped around the throat going to bed.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.