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POISON IVY CURE

USE EQUAL PARTS APPLE CIDER, VINEGAR, AND WATER, DAB ON AREA AND
ALLOW TO DRY. APPLY OFTEN.

Submitter comment: LIZZIE'S LIVED IN THE WOODS ALL HER LIFE, THIS IS THE BEST CURE
SHE KNOWS OF.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; KINGSTON SPRING

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

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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RINGWORM CURE

APPLY APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH FINGERS TO RINGWORM SIX TIMES A DAY.

Submitter comment: WORKS GREAT SAYS LIZZIE, CURED EVERYONE SHE'S EVER SEEN.
LEARNED FROM MOTHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; KINGSTON SPRING

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

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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BED WETTING CURE

GIVE THE CHILD A TEASPOONFUL OF HONEY. ACTS AS A SEDATIVE AND
SOME SAY IT ATTRACTS AND HOLDS FLUIDS, SPARING THE KIDNEYS.

Submitter comment: LIZZIE SWEARS BY IT AND SHE HAD NINE CHILDREN, FOUR OF WHOM
WERW BED WETTERS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; KINGSTON SPRING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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