Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Few Irish Superstitions for Home Remedies

A bunch of mint tied around the wrist is a sure remedy for disorders of the stomach.

A sick persons bed must be placed north and south not cross ways.
Nettles gathered in a churchyard and boiled down for a drink have the power to cure dropsy.

The touch from the hand of a seventh son is said to cure the bite of a mad dog.

An iron ring wore on the fourth finger will ward off rheumatism.

The seed of docks tied to the left hand of a woman will prevent her from being barren.

Drinking boiled down carrot juice will purify the blood.

The clippings of the hair and nails of a child tied up in linen and placed under their bed will cure convulsions.

A bunch of mint tied around the wrist is believed to ward off infection and disease.

To cure a fever, place the person on the shore when the tide is coming in. When the tide begins to go back out, the retreating waves will carry away the disease and the fever.

To make your skin beautiful, wash your face with May dew on May morning (May Day) at sunrise.
I think some of these can actually be true. :)


  1. interesting! too bad they didn't have one for a sore throat. mine is killing me today!

  2. Oh no...you're not coming down with something are you? Did you get it from Ella? ;)

  3. I love the May Day one....won't hurt to try :)

  4. Looks great my compliments :))))))))))
    And thanks for the healthy facts !!!
    Success with Vintage Sage ;)

  5. Love the new blog and music too~I'm going to add this one to my blogroll. Have you seen my 'other' blog yet? It's different from SFC.

  6. Just wonderful! Love the new blog and the music! Blesings,Kathleen

  7. This is fantastic. What a great idea. Michelle, you have outdone yourself, it that is at all possible. I have enjoyed reading every word on this blog. Well done, I'll be back! Hugs, Kathleen

  8. And my Grandmother believed that if you were on a feather bed, lightening would not strike your house... also, if you stepped on a rusty nail, rub oil on the nail and you would not get an infection....

  9. You should have said something sooner about this blog... will have to do more reading of it later... looks great though.

  10. a lot of this reminds me of feng shi, did I spell that right?
    anywho, love the new site!

  11. Well I'm lovin' that last one! And I think to really have it work I need to do it in Ireland! *winks* Vanna