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  1. Herbs


    roots which is invaluable where there is a large family. The best way of using it as a remedy, is to boil half-a-pound of the powdered root in a pint of golden syrup, this can be taken in teaspoonful dose.
    Coltsfoot. The Coltsfoot is another plant common to all districts and it may here be remarked that generally the most common Herbs are the most useful. It seems as though Nature has in each country whose particular illnesses occur given the remedy in abundance. Coltsfoot is one of the best known Herbs for use in dealing with coughs and colds. it is usually used as a tea in conjunction with Horehound Marchmallow Ground Ivy etc. The worst of colds speedily disappears when these Herbs are used and where the faimly includes smallchildren especially this remedy should always be kept in the house. The wife and children can partake of the tea and the husband can case his tobacco habbit by smooking a pipeful of it now and again to the benefit of himself and family. A little Coltsfoot put on a plate and lightly well gradually smoulder away and the smoke inhaled will have a wonderful healing effect on a sore

  2. Herbs

    Frances Mulligan
    F. Mulligan

    The chief weeds growing on our farm at home are bishop weed, chicken weed, slanlus, dandelions, cuckoo sorrel, thistles, scutch grass, grouunsel, lamb quarter, comfrey root, ragweed, crowfoot, coltsfoot, convolvous, and deaf nettles.
    Of the most harmful are dockens, nettles, crowfoot, redshank, bishop weed, scutch grass, ragweed, thistles, lamb quarter, and hemlock.
    All of these weeds spread rapidly and impoverish the soil.
    The following are used to cure diseases- nettles, dendelions, slanlus, comfrey root, and hemlock.
    The roots of nettles are stewed and the juice is used for curing measles.
    Dandelion juice is used to cure warts.
    Comfrey root and hemlock are used to put down

  3. Herbs and Plants


    The worst and most harmful weeds are Ragweed, Thistle, Groundsel, Sow-thistle plantain, dandelion, goosegrass, chicweek cockle Dockweed, cowfoot, coltsfoot, hora, rose-noble red-spank, and sperry.
    The dock-weed chickenweed and groundsel spread very rapidly The cockle spreads very quickly in corn and wheat and does much harm. Cowfoot and daisies grow in good-land. Clover grows in good grazing-land. Buttercups grow in damp land.
    Ivy was used to take stains out of clothes. Field-sorrell was used to take stains off your hands. The juice from the unripe buds of a primrose were used to die clothes green.
    Horse and pigs were fed on nettles. The hora-weed was also fed to pigs. Donkeys were fed on thistles.
    Many herbs were used as cures. A broth made form nettles was said to cure rheumatisim.
    The young leaves of the plantain are used to make tea which must