Being born in the south I can remember many old home remedies that were used by my Mamaw and Papaw ... and some my mother still uses.
Over-due baby - a dose of castor oil will bring on labor.
Belly ache - a spoonful of turpentine and sugar.
Speck in eye - drop a flax ( flac ) seed in the eye, it will run the speck.
Wart - rub wart with three straws from a broom, it will soon be gone.
Nose bleed - Pound a piece of lead thin, wear around neck on string.
Bee sting - cover with a wad of chewed tabacca.
Wart - Cut a small hickory branch, cut notches for number of seeds in wart, bury it under the side of house with leak, when the branch rots, the wart will be gone. ( mountain magic practiced by my Grandparents on my mothers side of the family)
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