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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
Jaundice

'An old man living up the road. would take a small sliver of the inner bark from barberry (Berberis vulgaris) and boil it in milk. This was given to the sufferer to drink and "as soon as it hit the stomach, just as it was drank" though causing violent vomiting, "the jaundice would be gone"'.

'A friend told me that many years ago his brother obtained a herbal potion from an old man in Bally William, near Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. It was for yellow jaundice and he believes ragwort (Senecio jacobaea ) was one of the ingredients.'
Co. Clare, Ireland, 2002




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