Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Hive Charming

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Mountain Man Traditional Healing

Horse breath to cure hives – “If a baby has hives, let a stud horse breathe on them, and it will cure them.” ~Parler FBA II 2478

Blowing in child’s mouth – “To cure the hives on a baby, blow your breath in the baby’s mouth if you have not seen the baby ever before.” ~Parler FBA II 2479

“A man born with a vale over his face could cure hives by blowing in the child’s mouth.” ~Parler FBA II 2480

“If a person is born after his father dies, they can blow in the mouth of a baby with the hives.” ~Parler FBA II 2481


Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

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