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  1. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mr James Power
    Age
    53

    The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are Dogleaves, Hemlock, Charlock, Dandelion and

  2. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Annie Mc Cann

    she makes the medecine out of an herb called dandelion.

  3. Dandelion

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    English

    Dandelion.

    Dandelion is a cure for tuberculosis or consumption, when the disease is at early stages. It can be eaten raw. It is also said that dandelion when boiled is a cure for liver and kidney trouble. Dandelion is also used as a general tonic.

  4. Herbs and Weeds

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    English

    Dandelion. It grows in meadows and serves as a food for pigs with chopped thistles and other things. The juice of the dandelion is good for warts and it is also given to birds. Dandelion tea is a splendid cure for lung trouble. The dandelion, when boiled and strained is given to stomach sufferers. It is also a cure for heart disease. Dandelion medicine is used for different diseases.

    Ivy-leaves. The leaves were steeped in water and applied to stains. People suffering from soft feet put the leaves in their shoes. They give great relief to the feet and help to harden them. They are also used for dyeing clothes black. A syrup

  5. Cures - A Cold

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Tomás Ruiséal

    I heard a very good cure for a cold at home from my grandmother one wet night. The cure is to drink some dandelion. You should boil some dandelion and then drink some of it.The old people used to call it dandelion wine.

  6. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Caitlín Ní Donngaile
    Informant
    Seamus Ó Donngaile

    reduce swelling. Sweet milk in which lichen has been boiled is taken to cure kidney trouble or gravel in children. Dock-weed is applied to stings as a means of deadening the pain. There are certain beverages made from herbs. Dandelion and peppermint are pulled and dried by leaving them in the sun. There leaves dried in this manner are then used as tea. Another extract of dandelion is dandelion wine. Both dandelion and peppermint grown wild in pasture land. Lichen is by nature parasitical and grows on mossy banks and ditches. Chick-weed generally grows in tilled land.

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    Dandelion is a cure for lung disease.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kathleen Fennell
    Informant
    Bean Uí Mhathghamhna
    Age
    75

    Dandelion is a cure for lung disease. It is a yellow flower and there is a story told how it got that yellow colour.
    Long ago it is said that a girl had very black hair and she dyed it yellow. One day she was picking Dandelion for her mother who was sick and it began to rain heavily. It rained for a long time and there was no place to go for shelter. After a long time the girls hair began to run and all the yellow dye dropped on the Dandelion. So after that the Dandelion was a very yellow colour.

  8. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    John de Largy
    Informant
    John de Largy

    The weeds that are commonest in this district are dandelion, wild celery, nettle, thistle, dock leaves, groundsel, vetch, cuckoo sorrell or sout grass, rose noble, wild parsley, marshmallow, nipple-wort, rag-weed, chick-weed, ground-ivy, silver-weed, colts food, wild peppermint, hemlock thunder flower, cuckoo pint and bracken.

    Of these the most harmful are thistle, dandelion and nettle. The nettle is harmful because it spreads rapidly the thistle and dandelion beucase the impoverish the land.
    To some of these herbs valuable cures are attached. A consumptive who eats dandelion leaves will find great relief. A good cure for rheumatism is to drink the water of boiled wild celery. Nettles when chopped up and put in colcannon in March purify the blood. When a person get a nettle sting a dock leaf rubbed on it will cure it. Marshmallow boiled with stirabout proves a good material for a poultice for boils.

  9. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Agustin Lyons

    Herbs

    There are great numbers of herbs growing in the farm namely, thistle, nettle, crowfoot, chicken weed, annlogue, ribgrass and rushes. All these herbs appear in the soil when it is tilled and if it is tilled for successive years they spread rapidly and make the soil poor. The cowslips, dandelion and daises are found in pasture and they are not harmful. The cowslips, dandelion and chickenweed grow in good land. The rushes grow in damp wet lands. Some of these herbs have medicinal properties such as the dandelion and heartease. The heartease is good for the heart, and the dandelion is good for the lungs and for consumption. The herbs were boiled with certain mixtures and then wine was made from them. This wine was drunk by the people to cure certain diseases. Some people even today find relief by this means. The nettles are given to young ducks and turkeys. The nettles are mixed with some kind of meal and given to them because they need green food. The blossoms of furze are used for dyeing clothes, and the ivy leaves are able to