Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821–1896) was an Irish poet and mother of Oscar Wilde. She wrote under the pseudonym “Speranza” and famously supported the Irish nationalist movement. She also had a particular interest in folktales, which she collected. In “Folk Medicine, Plant Lore, and Healing Plants”, Wilde looks at a variety of natural cures, healing plants, and remedies from Irish folk culture ranging from love and invisibility potions, to remedies for toothache and beyond. Contents include: “The Properties of Herbs and Their Use in Medicine”, “Medical Superstitions and Ancient Charms”, and “Plants”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on folklore.