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
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