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  1. Herbs

    Mary Lizzie Murray

    The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are thiskles, nettles, coltsfoot, dockins, comfrey, and hemlock.

    A few of these are far more noxious then others. For instance the thistle has a fluffy topped seed. In windy weather is goes with the wind any distance and grows wherever it falls.
    The nettles can be cut down, but the roots of them grow under the ground. They are very harmful, and indeed in many ways are useful.
    The coltsfoot has a broad leaf it gets its name from its likeness in shape of a coltsfoot. It is very harmful because it grows in tillage land and it curbs the food in the soil so that the crops are unable to trive.
    Comfrey grows in the corner of gardens. It is very harmful. It grows very thick much like the coltsfoot. The root of the comfrey when mashed up into pulp will cure a burn.
    The dockins are a noxious weed, although cattle a fond of eating them. They usually grow in waste corners of gardens.
    The hemlock is very poisinous, and it is very hard to banish it when it gets a holt in the land.
    All the herbs mentioned grow in any kind of land. They say the more weeds the better the

  2. Herbs

    John J. Keaveny

    1. Stinging Nettle is a cure used as a herb for a rash known as a nettle rash
    2. Yellow Docke. the root is boiled and is a good cure for rheumatism.
    3. Coltsfoot is an excellent cure for coughs and colds. A little coltsfoot put on a plate and lighted will smoulder away, and the smoe inhaled is a wonderful cure for sore and inflamed throat
    4 Linseed used as a cough mixture. When ground it is a good poultive. Oil extracted from it is good for burns.
    5. Fern Root is used for the expulsion of tape worm.
    6. Mistletoe for St Vitus dance.
    7. Iceland Moss - when boiled is very good for bronchitis and

  3. Herbs

    B. Kevil

    and stomach.
    Cut finger. Flowers in Spring Collection made in midsummer. This is good for cut fingers.
    Bog Nut. Collection made in Summer when the Summer when the roots are boiled they are given as medicine to the cattle
    Flowers February and March. Leaves collected in June. Used in olden times for curing ailments in horses. Hence its name.
    Flowers in March and April. Fruit collected in Sept, Oct and nov. Used by old people to drink when boiled for intestinal disease.
    Buck Bean
    Flowers May and June Roots used any time leaves while green