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Brown paper soaked in vinegar and placed on the forehead is still remembered by many elders. Fewer, however, remember the "vinegar plant" for headaches. Other "cooling" applications to the forehead ranged from slices of lemon to alder leaves. Yet these faded as aspirin and aspirin based products gained popularity, another reason for the declining use of herbs.

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