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IRISH WART CURE

TAKE A WHOLE POTATOE AND SLICE IT IN HALF. PUT ONE HALF ASIDE. TAKE
THE FIRST HALF AND RUB IT ON THE WART ONCE A DAY FOR NINE DAYS, THEN
THROW IT AWAY. NEXT TAKE THE SECOND HALF AND FOR NINE MORE DAYS RUB
IT ON THE WART, THEN DISCARD IT. THE WART SHOULD SOON DISAPPEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS GIVEN TO MRS. CHESNEY BY MATILDA MELLON, HER MOTHER,
WHO WAS AN IRISH IMMIGRANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P763

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EARACHE

TO CURE SOMEONE OF AN EARACHE, FILL YOUR MOUTH WITH MILK AND LET IT
WARM IN YOUR MOUTH TO BODY TEMPERATURE AND SPIT THE WARM MILK
INTO THE PERSON'S EAR. DON'T LET ANY OF THE MILK DRAIN OUT UNTIL
THE EARACHE IS BETTER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THAT THIS CURE ACTUALLY WORKS AND SAID THAT HER
GRANDMOTHER HAD THIS DONE TO HER IN YUGOSLAVIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): HEAT REMEDY

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- P763

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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HICCUPS

HOLD YOUR BREATH.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P763

Date learned: 04-01-1968

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