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Elli-ottle, stinging nettle

Posted by Sara on August 26, 2009 at 13:42

Anyone familiar with Worcestershire/Shropshire "spell/rhyming charm" against nettle stings? Whilst rubbing afflicted area with dock leaves [known ethno-botanic pain releaver] say "Elli-ottle, stinging nettle, elli-ottle out!" Note: stinging nettles in French are "orties" - West Country word for nettles is "orties" also!