Charms For Warts

: Welsh Folk-lore

1. Drop a pin into a holy well and your warts will disappear, but should

anyone take the pin out of the well, the warts you have lost will grow on

his fingers.

2. Rub the warts with the inside of a bean pod, and then throw the pod


3. Take wheat on the stalk, rub the warts with the wheat's beard or

bristles at the end of the ear, take these to four crosses or roads that

cross each other, bury the straw, and the warts will decay with the decay

of the straw.

4. Rub the warts with elderberry leaves plucked by night, and then burn

them, and the warts will disappear.

5. Rub the warts with a bit of flesh meat, wrap the flesh up in paper,

throw it behind your back, and do not look behind you to see what becomes

of it, and whoever picks it up gets your warts.

6. Take a snail and pierce it through with a thorn, and leave it to die

on the bush; as it disappears so will your warts.