School: Cloigeann

Cleggan, Co. Galway
Seán Ó Fathaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 319

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    Pains of the most violent kind and even convulsions are cured by the application of cold water.

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    Burns: limewater mixed with the white of an egg and linseed oil.
    Hiccoughs: sip of cold water or a lump of sugar. Hold one nostril.
    Sore throats: to gargle with common salt and soda dissolved in warm water. Put hot bran or salt in a woll stocking and tie it round the neck.
    Influenza: A good cure at the beginning is to drink plenty of warm water with bread soda dissolved in it.
    Diapetes: Cabbage, spinach watercress lettuce and nuts.
    Heart disease: dandelion.
    Whooping cough: asses milk. Another old remedy is a gander to breathe into a childsmouth to cure thrush and to apply leeches to the surface for pleurisy. The juice of boiled nettles is a cure for nettle rash. Powder made from burned sally rods for styes. Goose grease for croup.
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    Headache: Drink very strong tea.

    Headach: Drink very strong tea.
    Measles: The person that has them if he goes to a strange village for a while he will be cured.
    Chin-cough: Drink milk from an ass or a goat.
    Sprains: First cold water is spilled on the place if the swelling does not go then they make a plaster of herbs called chicken-weed.
    burns: Part of a seal is melted and the oil it
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. headache (~58)
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