School: Dennmore

Dennmore or Legganden, Co. Cavan
Harriet Heaslip

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0977, Page 165

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To cure for liver disease and put dandelion roots and leaves into water and draw it like tea and drink it three times each day.

The old people used to say the following prayer to cure a bleeding nose,
Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Baptized in the river Jordan,
The water was sweet,
And the water was good,
And it ceased to (fow) flow where Jesus stood,
And in Gods holy and Blessed name,
I command your blood to do the same.
To cure Jaundice boil wild woodbines in sweet milk and drink it nine days in succession.
To cure Consumption the Mulligan plant should be boiled in sweet milk and drunk daily.
Garlic is a good cure for the same and also keeps disease out of the blood.

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Kester Heaslip