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THE GARLIC TEACHER

WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL, I HAD A LATIN-GREEK PROFESSOR
WHO ATE GARLIC EVERY MORNING TO COUNTERACT HIS ASTHMA COUGHS.
IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH, HE WORE GARLIC AROUND HIS NECK
SO THAT THE EFFECT MIGHT LAST.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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A CURE FOR BLADDER INFECTION

FOR BLADDER INFECTION OR DIFFICULTY IN URINATION,
BOIL A GENEROUS AMOUNT OF PARSLEY LEAVES IN WATER,
AND DRINK THIS PARSLEY TEA THREE TIMES DAILY UNTIL THE INFECTION
CLEARS UP.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT CLAIMS TO HAVE RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE
FROM A CLOSE FRIEND A FEW YEARS AGO.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 04-08-1965

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HEALTH

EATING GARLIC IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD FOR THE BLOOD.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS WHILE IN FRANCE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

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

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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FOLK CURE

FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, EAT GARLIC

Submitter comment: FROM MRS. HOWARD OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 2 SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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HOME REMEDIES

CONSTIPATION
GATHER THE ROOTS OF MAYAPPLE,
CUT OUT THE JOINTS, AND DRY THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOT.
PLACE IN A CLOTH AND BEAT TO A POWDER.
ADD A FEW DROPS OF CASTOR OIL AND ROLL INTO PILLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BOWEL HABITS ; HERBAL REMEDIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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CURE

MRS. BOLCEN'S MOTHER WAS A DIABETIC WHO REFUSED TO TAKE INSULIN
AND THEREFORE HER DOCTOR GAVE HER ONLY SIX MONTHS TO LIVE.
AN INDIAN FRIEND OF THE FAMILY BROUGHT A WEED CALLED
SILVER THREAD, LET IT DRY AND MADE TEA OUT OF IT.
HER MOTHER DRANK IT IN PLACE OF WATER
AND SHE LIVED FOR FIFTEEN YEARS.

Submitter comment: MARIE LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER IN 1934

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BRASS RAIL CHOP HOUSE

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PROLONGATION OF LIFE BELIEF

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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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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MEDICINAL BELIEF

"RUMIANEK" OR CHAMOMILE TEA IS A REMEDY FOR DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED THIS REMEDY ON HER FAMILY WHEN SHE FIRST CAME TO
THIS COUNTRY FROM POLAND. HOWEVER, NOW SHE DOESN'T USE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; INDIGESTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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Ethnic: Irish/Scottish Superstition

Good Luck:

No man would ever leave Irelannd or Scotland without a bit of heather and a small bag of soil. Without these life in the new wold would be bitter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN's [P880, F533, p880] crossed out and replaced with F533.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; DIVINATION ; Earth ; ETHNIC ; Heather ; Herbal ; Irish ; LUCK ; NATURE ; New World ; SCOTTISH ; Soil ; SUPERSTITION ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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TOOTHACHE REMEDY:
CHEW ON SEVERAL LEAVES OF CATNIP.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Catnip ; Chew ; CURE ; Herb ; Herbal ; ILLNESS ; Leaves ; REMEDY ; TOOTHACHE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-29-1973

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