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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
Hair loss

'You want to rub your head with half an onion before you go any balder. that will stop it getting worse.'
Roehampton, London, UK, 2001

'In Vietnam the cure for hair loss is to smash up a couple of onions then rub it into the scalp and leave as long as you can stand!'
Stratford, London, 2003




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