A Cure for Pains and Other Ailments

Cleggan, Co. Galway

Pains of the most violent kind and even convulsions are cured by the application of cold water; it also gives relief to people suffering from lock-jaw and insanity:
Rheumatism; Celery and apples.
Asthma; Carrots have a beneficial effect
Jaundice: Eggs, especially the yolks.
Nervousness: Celery and onions
Anaemia: lettuce and watercress
Sleeplessness: lettuce
Eye trouble: Very strong boiled tea styes. A good remedy for tired eyes is, plain water with the chill just off or fresh milk slightly warmed.
Colds: boiled onions.
Stings: soda; blue rag. A red-hot wire. A bran poultice.
Sprains: Cold water bandages.

Collector: Ita O’Toole

Informant: Mrs O’Toole Moorneen, Co. Galway

Place: Cleggan, Co. Galway

Tags: Cures

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, (http://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4616628/4594778) (05 May 2017).

This page was added on 14/05/2017.

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