To cure sores or other diseases caused by witchcraft.

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Tak’ tweea ‘at’s red an’yan ‘at’s blake (yellow)

O’ poison berries three,

Three fresh-cull’d blooms o’ Devil’s glut,

An’ a sprig o’ rosemary;

Tak’ henbane, bullace, bumm’lkite,

An’ t’ fluff frev a deead bulrush;

Nahn berries shak’ fra t’ rowan-tree,

An nahn fra bottery bush.

Wit, Character Folklore & Customs of the North Riding of Yorkshire

Richard Blakeborough. 1898

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