Manuscripts/Mixed Material [J. P. Scofield]
One superstition on how to get rid of a wart was to take a dishrag rub it over the wart, bury the rag and the wart would disappear.
People thought they could wish a wart on to other people, but it never seemed to work out.
We used to make coffee out of Rye. The rye was parched then ground. Sassafras was drank for teas as also sage. Our main home made medicine was sulphur, cream of tartar and molasses.