Using Herbs

Cleggan, Co. Galway

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There are special herbs to be found for dying clothes. The leaves of briers are used for colouring clothes. They give a purple colour. The moss that grows on the rocks is used for colouring woollen cloth. It puts a yellow colour on them.
There are other herbs used for colds and pains. The dandelion is used for colds. The roots of nettles are used for the whooping cough.

Collector: Risteárd Newman

Informant: Padraig Newman

Place: Cleggan, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 14/05/2017.

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