NEW YORK FOLKLORE QUARTERLY
Vol. II, No. 2, May, 1946
FARM LORE: HERB REMEDIES
Compiled by Catherine Relihan
The following herb remedies were taken from the Folklore
Archives of the New York State College for Teachers.
Catnip tea is good for stomach ailments and is given to babies to make
A brew made of pigweed is good for infections.
Sassafras and a brew made of burdock is good as a blood tonic.
Tansy bitters is taken before breakfast to prevent colds.
(Collected by Allan Simmons)
Boneset: Steep this herb into a tea. Given for colds.
Pineroil [pennyroyal?] made into tea is given for fever.
Burdock root: Scrape this root and form powder. Put into a bowl and
pour water in it. Drink this for your blood....
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