School: Drumkerl

Location:
Drumkerril, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Ml. Mac Aoidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0970, Page 212

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This weed grows on any land, and grows to the height of six feet. There are little leaves like brussel sprouts growing along the stem and little seeds, and a yellow flower on each leaf. The leaves of it if plucked when green will preserve, and if stewed on sweet milk is a great cure for Tuberculosis, if taken after each meal.

This herb will not grow unless it is planted and cared. It will only grow in fairly good land. There is a cure in it for swellings. The people boil it in water and rub it to the swollen parts.

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