Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ancient Irish Healing Herbs

 The traditional Irish culture mixed the Catholic faith with ancient folklore in a way which is alien to us now. Here is an article from the writings of Lady Gregory about her dealings with an Irish healer.
Here are the Slanlus (plantain) and the Garblus (dandelion); and these would cure the wide world; and it was these brought our Lord from the Cross...And not one could be got to pierce His heart till a dark man came; and he said: "Give me the spear and I'll do it." And the blood that sprang out touched his eyes and they got their sight. And it was after that, His Mother and Mary and Joseph gathered these herbs and cured His wounds. (Read more.)

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