Cure for Thrush

Esker, Co. Galway

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The Thrush was a sickness common to children in times gone by. Its cure was for a posthumous person to breathe three times into the child’s mouth. Herbs were much used in making medicine in the olden times. The roots of the dandelion were boiled and the juice drank as a cure for liver complaint.
Sore eyes were cured by simply bathing them in cold tea water, and also by making pilgrimages to Blessed Wells for nine consecutive days and bathing the eyes in the water from the well.

Collector: John Scally

Informant: Thomas Scally, Gloves Middle, Co. Galway

Place: Esker, Co. Galway

Tags: Thrush, cure

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 14/05/2017.

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