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Charm entitled 'Bun Dearg' with vocabulary and accompanying note about medicinal plants, c1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/48

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Bun Dearg' [Charm of the Red Water] beginning 'An t-eolas a rinn Calum-cille, Us leth chas sa churrachan'. The accompanying note gives vocabulary for plants which have medicinal properties, citing their uses for example 'The splitting of the human hair at the point is called gadmunn. The plant called the gadmunn prevents this hence the name.' Mention is also made of the availability of the plants in Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The plants are used for ailments in both humans and animals.

Dates

  • c1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 37v, line 17 to folio 38v, line 6

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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