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.

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