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Blackheads
Boils
Colds
Corns
Coughs
Dandruff
Diarrhoea
Eczema
Hair loss
Hayfever
Infected wounds
Inflammation of the ear
Insect repellant
Jaundice
Nettle stings
Piles Shaver's rash
Sore feet
Stomach ache
Verrucas
Warts

Lucky charms and bad luck
Stories and Superstitions
Other names

 

From boils to warts, traditional cures have an answer to many complaints, but some remedies remain a secret to all except those who use them or have had them passed down from previous generations.

Here are some of the many herbal remedies and descriptions of plant folklore we have received. You can add yours by selecting Send us your cure.





Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.