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New York Folklore Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 2, May 1946

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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 them sleep.

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. 157

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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