Old CureScalds - An ointment made from lard and laurel leaves was used for scalds. Baking soda and buttermilk put on a burned finger took the soreness away.Wrinkles - An ointment made from the cowslip cures spots and wrinkles on the skin.Piles - A small plant with yellow flowers was used in olden times for curing piles and haemorraoids.Wheezing - boiled coltsfoot juice prevented wheezing and shortness of breath.Headache - Tie a bandage about the head. Tea without sugar or milk will also cure headache.Heartburn - baking soda in water.Corns - Bog water used to bathe the feet was considered a great cure for corns.
It is not very common here.
There is a plant called Coltsfoot it is green and white under it is said if you take it and let it wither and then put it in a pipe & inhale the smoke it will cure "Bronkites".
"Penny Leaves" when squashed up and mixed in washing soda are said to be a great cure for ring-worms.
Rib-grass is said to be a good cure to stop a cut from bleeding.
Dandelion and nettles chopped up are good for turkeys when they are getting old.
The wild Blue Bells is said to be full of poison.
Black Berries are an old dye that was used ago for dying purple.
The rag-weed that grows in the field is a cure mixed with Lard for the murrian
fairy would look for a ragweed and change it into a horse to bring him home, but when he would get down off the horse, he would be very nervous of going out at night in the future.
Docks are a good cure for a nettle sting. Rub the dock leaf on the blisters and the pain will go.
Nettles are good for young turkeys. They are cut up very small and put in the feeding. They are also good for people as they purify the blood.
Penny leaves are a cure for consumption. They are green leaves the size and shape of a penny. That is how they get their name.
The leaves of the coltsfoot dried and rolled into cigarettes for smoking are good for asthma, catarrh and other lung troubles.
Dandelion roots stewed, strained and the juice drunk is a good cure for Liver or Kidney disorder.
Horehound mixed with honey is good for coughs, colds, and all lung troubles.
The water in which marigold leaves are boiled, cures measles.