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- Tormentil known in this district as “Torment Root” is a cure for a sick animalThe bark and juice of the alder for heart burn. Janeper bush cures a beast of “Red water”Garlic is good for a cold. It is boiled with milkEyeweed is used for sore eyesPeppermint is good for a cold. Daudelion boiled and the water drunk relieves a sick stomachMarshmallow is sometimes used for a poultice Elder Flowers for Rheumatism Bogbine is very frequently used in this district in the spring. It is said to be excellent for the blood. It is boiled and mened with licquorice candy sugar and lemon also cream of tartar and boiled. A Spoonful is drunk every morning before breakfast. Houselick is grown on the side walls of some old houses in Behey (Robert Phillips for example) for sore eyes and the old people believed that the house on which houselick grew could never be burned. Nettle Tea that is nettles boiled +the water drunk is a cure for measles(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.