Buttermilk Lore and LegendsIrish folklore claims a glass of buttermilk will cure a hangover, and when heated with a clove of garlic, it was sure to cure any variety of ailments.
According to American folklore, drinking buttermilk will immunize one against poison oak and ivy.
Many pioneer women used buttermilk as a facial wash, believing the flecks of butter resulted in a smooth and creamy complexion.
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