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SOME OWD SHROPSHIRE CURES Part Two

Ow bin’ee me owd butties, I hope that you inna ailing and I canna guarantee that these ‘ull work so i’d better say dunna try these at whum.

NIGHT CRAMPS –

place a potato in a bag under your pillow

LIVER COMPLAINTS –

carry a potato, tied in the bend of the leg, under the knee, it will become quite hard and yellow.

CANCER –

make an infusion of Red Clover, strain and then drink.

eat lots of honey.

RHEUMATISM –

place a bucket of cold water under a chair with no seat, sit on the chair wrapped in blankets, put a white hot brick in the bucket for a steam bath.

carry a potato in your pocket

CONSUMPTION (TB) –

swallow live frogs

BOILS AND SPRAINS –

comfrey, take the whole plant and chop it up, stalks and leaves, wrap in linen and apply as a poultice. works for humans and animals.

WHOOPING COUGH (see also part one) –

put a hair from the cross on a donkey’s back and then drink it

a roasted house mouse

PILES –

take a wisp of hay, put it in a bucket, pour boiling water on it and sit on the bucket, the steam is ‘sharp’ but will cure the piles.

TOOTHACHE –

carry the paw of a mole

well that’s enough chunnerin’ frum me fer one day, take care and stay safe – shroppie.

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