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CURE FOR MILKLEG

SOAK OAK LEAVES IN WATER UNTIL PLIABLE, THEN WRAP AROUND THE
INFECTED LEG. AFTER COVERING WITH THE LEAVES WRAP THE LEG AND
LEAVES WITH HOT TOWELS.

Submitter comment: AN INDIAN FROM CANADA CURED HIS GRANDMOTHER AFTER A DOCTOR TOLD
HER THAT THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO TO SAVE THE LEG.
THE INFORMANT SEEMED TO BELIEVE THE STORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): AMERINDIAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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