Cures From Herbs

Cleggan, Co. Galway

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Long ago people made cures for various illnesses from hers. The dandelion was a favourite cure for heart trouble and it was used also for colds. They were placed in water and left for a while.

The green leaves of the primrose were put to sores to cure them and ivy was also used for the same purpose.

Cleggan, Co. Galway

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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