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COLD CURE: FLAX SEED LEMONADE REMEDY
TO A LARGE TABLESPOON OF FLAX SEED, ALLOW A TUMBLER
AND A HALF OF COLD WATER. BOIL THEM TOGETHER 'TILL
THE LIQUID BECOMES VERY STICKY, THEN STRAIN IT HOT
OVER A QUARTER OF A POUND OF PULVERIZED SUGAR AND
AN OUNCE OF PULVERIZED GUM ARABIC. STIR 'TILL QUITE
DISSOLVED AND SQUEEZE INTO IT THE JUICE OF A LEMON.
THIS MIXTURE HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN FOUND AN EFFICACIOUS
REMEDY FOR A COLD TAKING A WINE GLASS AS OFTEN AS THE
COUGH IS TROUBLESOME.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Cold ; COUGH ; CURE ; DRINK ; FLAX ; Flax Seed ; Lemonade ; RECIPE ; REMEDY ; TEA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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COLD CURE:
A DRINK OF HOT STRONG LEMONADE BEFORE GOING TO BED.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Cold ; CURE ; Hot ; Ingest ; Lemonade ; REMEDY ; Strong

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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PAINS IN THE SIDE ARE MOST PROMPTLY RELIEVED BY THE
APPLICATION OF MUSTARD.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; HEALTH ; Mustard ; PAIN ; REMEDY ; Side

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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BEE STING OR WASP CURE:
BIND OR COMMON BAKING SODA DAMPENED WITH WATER OR MIX
COMMON EARTH WITH WATER TO ABOUT THE CONSISTENCY OF MUD.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Baking Soda ; Bee ; CURE ; HEALTH ; REMEDY ; Sting ; Wasp

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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HOME CURES

THE FOLLOWING CURE IS GOOD FOR BODILY ACHES AND PAINS.
SOAK BREAD IN MILK AND PLACE IT ON THE AFFLICTED AREA.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): Affliction ; AILMENT ; BREAD ; CURE ; Curing ; Homeopathy ; Milk ; PAIN ; Relief ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE SWELLEN OF THE MUMPS, PUT SARDINE OIL ON THE
SWOLLEN GLANDS.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER USED THIS REMEDY ON ME WHEN I HAD THE MUMPS. SHE
TIED A LONG-SLEEVE WHITE SHIRT AROUND MY GLANDS TO KEEP THE
OIL ON.

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Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Keyword(s): Ailments ; CURE ; Glands ; Homeopathy ; Mumps ; Relief ; REMEDY ; Sardines

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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TO CURE HICCUPS, BEND FORWARD AT THE WAIST AND DRINK A GLASS
OF WATER FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE GLASS. HOLD YOUR
BREATH AND DRINK THE ENTIRE GLASS.

Submitter comment:

EXCELLENT CURE!

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Where learned: MONTANA

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; DRINK ; HICCUPS ; Homeopathy ; WATER

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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FOR AN INGROWN HAIR PLACE A PIECE OF BREAD WRAPPED IN A BAND-AID
ON THE AFFECTED AREA FOR A DAY, THE HAIR WILL COME RIGHT OUT.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER GAVE ME THIS REMEDY WHILE I WAS AFFLICTED WITH IT.
IT WORKED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; BREAD ; CURE ; Homeopathy ; Ingrown Hair ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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EAT A LOT OF STARCH, FOR A WOMAN TO HARDEN HER WOMB.

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Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CHILDBEARING ; FOOD ; Homeopathy ; MAGIC ; REMEDY ; STARCH ; Womb

James Callow Keyword(s): IMITATIVE MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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WHY IS A BARBER POLE RED AND WHITE STRIPED? RED STANDS
FOR BLOOD AND WHITE STANDS FOR BANDAGES BECAUSE THE BARBER
ALWAYS DID THE BLEEDING FOR ALL KINDS OF AILMENTS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; ROCKWOOD

Keyword(s): Ailments ; Bandages ; Barber ; Barber Pole ; Bleeding ; COLOR ; CURE ; DISEASE ; HAIR ; ILLNESS ; Pole ; PREVENTION ; Red ; SICKNESS ; Signal ; Symbolize ; White

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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