Dew is water that condenses onto grass and other ground objects. Numerous folktales depict the magical qualities of dew.
Dew has been used as a lotion for itchy eyes, skin diseases and strengthening sickly children. It is believed to heal gout and sharpen eyesight, especially if collected from the leaves of fennel. For beauty and luck, a young girl must gather dew before sunrise from under an oak. Washing your face in dew from a Hawthorn tree at sunrise on the Celtic festival of Beltane will provide beauty for a year.
Victorians gathered early-morning dew in their hands and rubbed it on their faces to remove freckles. Witches in Scotland collected dew with a hair tie and hung it in the barn to increase milk production.
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