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Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Remedy for tinneas tuiteamas or epilepsy in which a cockerel is buried alive with its feet tied together and three sixpences and a cairn built over the top. Says that girls from 2, Glen Street, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] say that they saw this done in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ròs is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], and that a hole was dug but nettles grew there every year despite tilling the ground.
Scope and Contents Description of a remedy made using dog fat entitled 'Lòni - Cure' with a note that it was a treatment used by an Indian doctor which cured Mrs Stewart of Prince Edward Island [Canada]. Also notes that one in ten people on the island have cancer.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Story collected from an unnamed woman Carmichael met on the road probably in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about her trip to a wise woman for a snaile. She had gone to the wise woman because she had a cow which was unwell and she did not know why. The wise woman or witch friend as Carmichael describes her, told the woman that it was probably because a number of people had 'put the eye' on the cow and gave her two snaile, 'which she kindly showed me each about 6 or 9 inches long and twisted of...
Dates: 5 Aug 1870
Story about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Cathedral] to be healed, 2 September 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Chair] to be cured of back pain. Duncan remembers people coming from long distances such as Glencoe [Gleann Comhann].
Dates: 2 September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about a woman praying to Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril] for healing on a man's burnt arm. She removed her breid and kertch and used it to bind the man's arm. A voice came from behind him in the air.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about serpents telling how one at Craigag [Cragaig, Ulbha/Ulva] stung and killed a 'fine man' describing the snake's appearance and how if a dog is stung it is dipped in the sea and given milk.
Dates: August 1886
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Christ' probably collected from Catherine MacLean, crofter, Naast, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty [Nàst, Geàrr Loch, Ros is Cromba]. The story tells of a woman who was suffering from a swollen breast and is healed by Christ. Catherine states that she healed ten or twelve similar cases in Gairloch and in Morayshire [Moireibh]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 11 September 1909
Scope and Contents Two cures for diarrhoea noted as being wine made from sloes, which is also an astringent, and a 'decoction of the root of' an unnamed plant whcih is common on the mainland but not on the islands [Na h-Eileanan Siar/Western Isles].
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Vocabulary for plants connected with charms and remedies including 'Bearnan-Brìde' (dandelion) and 'Lus na fala' (sundew).