Ozark Encyclopedia – I – Insect Misc.

Crickets worn as protection – “Crickets: hang a small bag containing a dead cricket around the neck. This will ward off illnesses.” ~Parler FBA II 1342

Centipedes used to cure cold – “Take ground up centipedes to cure a cold.” ~Parler FBA II 1851

Spiders tied around neck for chills – “Plug up a spider in a thimble and wear it around your neck to rid of chill.” ~Parler FBA II 1752

Snail for corns – “If you find a snail, put it on a corn or callus, and it will come off.” ~Parler FBA II 1941

Pumpkin bug for earache – “To cure an ear ache, take a punkin’ bug and grind it up into a [powder]. Mix it with mineral oil and pour it in the ear after the oil has been heated.” ~Parler FBA II 2099

Lice eaten for jaundice – “To cure yellow jaundice, eat nine lice on a piece of bread and butter…” ~Parler FBA III 2583

Sowbugs eaten for jaundice – “Roast 8 sowbugs and grind to a powder. Give every three days for three days until it has been administered seven times. This will supposedly cure yellow jaundice.” ~Parler FBA III 2585

Firefly for good dreams – “A firefly or lightning bug placed in a glass bottle, set by the bed, brings pleasant dreams.” ~Parler FBA XV 11405


Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

 

Source: Ozark Encyclopedia – I – Insect Misc.

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