A is for almonds, for coughs, colds and chills,
B is for barley, it cures many ills,
C is for cabbage, it’s good for the skin,
Drink Dandelion Wine and you’ll never be thin,
E is for elder, it makes fine face cream,
Figs cure toothache, if in hot milk they steam,
G is for ginger, it’s good for the gout,
H is for honey, it makes you grow stout,
Ivy in vinegar makes a corn cure,
Jelly from Carrageen’s nourishing and pure,
K is a letter from which I will keep,
L is for lettuce - eat this and you’ll sleep.
M is for mint, which is good for headache,
N is for nuts, they a wholesome dish make.
Oats make fine porridge, so highly nutritious,
P is for parsnips - when cooked they’re delicious.
Q is for quince, which cures gamboils quite soon,
Raspberries keep you from gout pains immune.
S is for sage - its good for the hair,
T is for thyme tea - an asthma cure there.
U is for ulcer - see page seven eight.
Vervaim brings back lovers - its never too late!
Walnuts you can pickle - the vinegar’s good,
if you’ve got a sore throat, then drink it you should!