Cures from Old Ireland
1. The juice
of boiled carrots is admirable for the purifying of the blood
2. Any man who rubs his tongue
over a lizards
back will be given the power to cure a burn
by applying the tomgue to the affected part.
3. The ends of candles
used at wakes are great efficacy in curing burns.
4. An eel
's skin tied around the knee alleviates pain.
5. nettles gathered in a churchyard
and boiled down for a drink have the power to cure dropsy
6. The corner of a sheet that has wrapped a corpse is a cure for a headache
if tied around the head.
7. To avoid a toothache
, never shave on Sunday.
8. A bunch of mint
tied around the wrist is sure to cure problems of the stomach