The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
To cure ringworm on children take some chewing tobacco and
mix with petroleum jelly and place this on the rash. It should
be approximately one week before any results are noticeable.
Informant states that she tried this on her daughter who
contacted ringworm from playing in the sand.
James Callow comment:
Puckett, Ohio recommends curing ringworm with "strong tobacco
leaves" (no. 11126), "saliva from a man smoking a cigar" (11127),
and "nicotine juice from a pipe" (11128), but with no admixture
of vaseline or any other ingredient.
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BELIEF -- Mineral
Date learned: 00-00-1951