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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
Coughs

'Ribwort is good for coughs. I usually chew two leaves.'
Chelsea, London, UK, 2001

'My grandmother used to make her own cough medicine by placing a Spanish onion with the root end cut off on two tablespoons of Demerara sugar in a saucer. She then left it in her larder for a week and collected the resulting syrup, which was administered to anyone with a cough up to four times a day.'
West Wickham, Kent, 2003

'For years I have made an infusion of fresh sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) tea for my family's coughs.'
Suffolk, UK, 2003




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