This is something I came up with, mostly for fun, but also to help myself remember certain Ozark folk beliefs. I can come up with a lot more and might make another post sometime.
A is for Asafetida, hung around the neck.
B is for Booger Dog, stalking through the night.
C is for Caul, a sign of the “gift”
D is for Dishrag, milked by a witch.
E is for Egg, sucks out sickness.
F is for Feather-Crown, an omen of death.
G is for Granny, a midwife and healer.
H is for Haint, a spirit that lingers.
I is for Ironwood, planted by the Devil.
J is for Jaundice, cured with cooked worms.
K is for Katydid, to bite off a wart.
L is for Luck, a horseshoe hanging prongs up.
M is for Madstone, a treatment for rabies.
N is for Needle, means death if it’s broken.
O is for Old Christmas, celebrated January the 6th.
P is for Pawpaw, a witch-tree for sure.
Q is for Quilting, a shaken up cat.
R is for Rattlesnake, king of the holler.
S is for Screech Owl, burns down your cabin.
T is for Thunder, never called by that name.
U is for Urine, boiled as a remedy.
V is for Vinegar, a cure for sore throat.
W is for Wraith, someone’s double in spirit.
X is for X, encircled for protection.
Y is for Yarb, plants used for medicine.
Z is for Zodiac, for planting and healing.