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  1. The Names of Weeds

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Sheamus Smyth

    The names of the weeds most common in our district are ÷ Bishop weed, Nettle weed, Docken weed; Thistle weed; Dandelion and Crowfoot. The bishop weed is the worst, because it smothers and sometimes kills the plants when it gets into the garden. There are cures in some of the weeds such as ÷ The roots of the nettle have a cure for the measles; The docken has a cure for a sting from the nettle; The dandelion is, according to the old fables, supposed to tell the time of day.
    The sting of a nettle is very very painful. It causes white dots to appear on the infected part of the skin. The people of Ireland long ago, when would get stiong by a nettle, used to get a docken leaf and rub the infected part with the juice of the stem, saying while doing so, "Docken, docken, cure a nettle, take the sting away and throw it across the Red Sea. This they said three times and then fastened it to the infected part until the sting went.

  2. Herbs

    Language
    English

    way to make the cure is to put the dockans to the burn and say "nettle nettle burn dockan dockan cure.

  3. Weeds

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Mac Morrow

    and rub it to the sting and say docken in and nettle out and in a few minutes the sting is gone. There are a lot of cures in the nettle. Nettle tea is a cure for measles. The tea is got by boiling the nettles and the sick person drinks the water in which they are boiled and from that on they are mending. The nettle is the chief food for young turkeys. The nettle leaves are boiled and given to the turkeys to prevent a disease called the pip which the turkeys take when they are young.

    The thistle is a big tall strong weed with big thorns on it.It grows in the

  4. Local Cures

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Peggy Maxwell
    Informant
    Mrs Jameson

    Cure of a sting of a nettle.
    If a person gets the sting of a nettle, take the sap out of the stem or a leaf of a "Dockin" and say put it on the sting and say "Docken, docken cure the sting of the nettle or Dockin ina and nettle out."

  5. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Maggie O Brien
    Informant
    Mrs O Brien
    Age
    50

    The docken, the rush, the nettle, the thistle, the whin, the long shanks and the "Bohalain" are the most harmful weeds growing on our farm at home. The docken and the rush are harmful because they spread rapidly and they impoverish the soil. The docken and the whin grow only where land is good. The rush, the nettle, the thistle, the long shanks and the "Bohalian" grow in bad land. Some of those have medicinal properties. The docken is good is for the sting of a bee a wasp or a nettle. The juice of a nettle is good for the measels. This drink is given to the patient and helps him to get well. The juice of the dandelion is good for stomack troubles.

  6. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kevin O Donnell
    Informant
    Mrs O Donnell
    Age
    55

    The Docken, Rush, Nettle, Thistle, Whin, Long shanks and the "Bohalain" are the most harmful weeds growing on our farm at home. The Docken, Rush, and Whin spread rapidly. The Docken, Rush, Nettle, Thistle, Long-shanks, and the "Bohalain" impoverish the soil. The Whin makes the land good. The Whin, Docken, Nettle, Thistle, Long-shanks and the Bohalain grow on good land. The rush grows on bad land. The Docken-juice has a cure for the sting of a nettle, wasp and bee. The juice of a nettle is good for the measles. The danelion is used for stomach troubles. Dande-lion is used for feed pigs and it cures certain disease in people. It is able to cure stomach troubles also. Nettles are sometimes used for food for people. Moss is used for dyeing purposes. Doctors used herbs as medicine long ago. Herbs were used extensively to cure diseases in former times. Sufferers were relieved and cured by means of herbs.

  7. Local Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    E. Doonigan
    Informant
    Thomas Mc Grail
    Age
    54

    The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are dock-weed, thistle, nettle, robin run the hedge, red shan[?] pepperment, the latter is very harmful to the crop and its roots grows through the potatoes. The nettle and pepperment are used as medecinal herbs. The nettle is good for the blood if boiled and drank in March. The pepperment is a useful herb for head-ache and stomach if made of tea of. Docks are cut up and given to pigs.

  8. Sting of Nettles

    Language
    English
    Collector
    General

    Sting of Nettles Dock-leaf - saying Dockety, Dockety, take the sting of a nettle away.

  9. Local Cures

    Language
    English

    nettle stings you and say douken, douken in and out take the sting of my nettle out.

  10. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Sullivan
    Informant
    Mr Sullivan
    Age
    40

    Nettles and "praiseach" spread very quickly and destroy the land in which they grow. Chicken weed makes the soil very poor. Nettles, when boiled with other food, are good for fowl, especially turkeys. Nettle water, as a tonic, is good for the blood. The slimy substance on the root of the dockleaf is good for easing and buring a nettle sting. A green nettle leaf, placed on the tongue, and pressed against the roof of the mouth, will stop a bleeding nose.

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    To soothe nettle stings rub a Dockin Leaf on the part of the body where the sting is...

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Bernard Gaughran

    To soothe nettle stings rub a Dockin Leaf on the part of

  12. Nettle Sting

    Language
    English

    Rub a Docken Leaf and say “Nettle, nettle sting. Docken Docken cure.”

  13. Herbs

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Dermot Daly

    The dock leaf is used for curing the sting of the nettle.