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Traditional plant cures and healing stones.

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Title - Traditional plant cures and healing stones.
Contributors - Allan Walker
Reporters - Anne Ross

Summary - Traditional plant cures and healing stones.

The contributor remembers that dock leaves were applied to nettle stings. His mother often used plantain to heal cuts and a cow sharn [dung] poultice on wounds. When he went away at the beginning of the First World War, a neighbour gave him a plant she called Achlaisean Chaluim Chille [St John's Wort] to chew on if he was wounded, as it would ease the pain.

There was a stone in the middle of the river that was reputed to cure whooping cough, if the affected person drank water from the hollow. The contributor's brother did this and he was cured.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:19
Date Recorded - 1964.05
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 50931
Original Tape ID - SA1964.028
Original Track ID - SA1964.028.A4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Killin
  Village - Killin

Item Notes -

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