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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
Colds

'Mint keeps flies at bay.'
Wormshill, Kent, 2003

'Carrying a sprig of basil (Ocimum basilicum) keeps gnats away, as does eating basil, as it comes out in the sweat and insects don't like the smell. Basil has been traditionally used to keep away mosquitoes as well.'
Glamorgan, 2003




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