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CATNIP TEA

THE TEA MADE FROM CATNIP IS EFFECTIVE IN "BRINGING OUT THE HIVES".
THIS IS DONE WHEN A BABY,USUALLY, HAS A RASH, ESPECIALLY ON THE FACE.
THE PEOPLE BELIEVE POISON FESTERS UNDER THE RASH AND IF HIVES
APPEAR, THE POISON IS LEAVING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY DIFFERENT PATIENTS, ALL POOR BLACK INNER
CITY RESIDENTS, MOSTLY FROM THE SOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; HIVES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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WART CURE

IF YOU COUNT YOUR WARTS,
MAKE A KNOT IN A THREAD FOR EVERY WART,
THROW THE THREAD AWAY,
AND THE WARTS WILL BE CURED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS ; SEVERAL SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES.

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

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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Saying

He's busier than a one-armed paper hangar with the hives.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Arm ; BODY PART ; HIVES ; METAPHOR ; Saying ; SIMILE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botanical ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANT ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botanical ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANTS ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 10-01-1963

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE BY THE TWO OCEANS WHICH PUTS YOU TO SLEEP WHEN
YOU SIT UNDER IT. UPON AWAKENING, YOU ARE COVERED WITH HIVES
AND THE ONLY CURE IS TO WASH IN THE OCEANS--SALT WATER REMOVES
THE HIVES.

Submitter comment:

MISS ZITZEWITZ LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Botany ; HIVES ; Legend ; Ocean ; PLANT ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Water
BELIEF -- Earth

Date learned: 10-01-1963

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