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A dragon's blood cure for a cold and other bizarre remedies:

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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A dragon's blood cure for a cold and other bizarre remedies:


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A dragon's blood cure for a cold and other bizarre remedies: The 17th century medical guide discovered in an attic

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:42 AM on 04th March 2009

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A handwritten book containing bizarre 17th century medical remedies including pike bones and dragon's blood is to go under the hammer tomorrow after spending more than 100 years buried in an attic.

Written on fragile parchment bound between two pieces of thin card, the manuscript includes medical formulas as well as a variety of traditional recipes.

Outlandish natural ingredients include ragwort, nightshade, venis turpentine, ferne roots, hoggs grease and the bizarrely-named 'earbagrace', which is probably Ambergris, a substance produced in the digestive system of sperm whales.
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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Here is a weird one for those wanting a remedy at odds with modern medicine

look at this one (Grin)

The author also detailed a radical cure for 'The Paine of Piles' involving an onion and hot embers.

It reads; 'Take a great onion core it and fill it with b[utter] or oyle and roll it in embers until it is soft. Then binde it to the place



some of the cure in there sound worse than the illness

wonder what it will fetch on the open market?

and WTF is Earbagrace any reader out there know?

and I suppose getting whales sperm 200 years ago was not an easy feat


peace & health
SM

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by smokingman2006



and WTF is Earbagrace any reader out there know?

and I suppose getting whales sperm 200 years ago was not an easy feat


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[edit on 4-3-2009 by smokingman2006]


HAHAHAHAHAHA, That was funny, Ambergris is an oily substance made from parts of the Sperm Whale, namely the digestive system and the spermicite gland in the head. It was widely used as a base for perfumes and for other cosmetics and was very highly valued. It is not made of sperm, as for dragons blood. I'll take a bottle if you can find it. And what ho, No LEECHES?!, No BloodLetting? I am truly let down by the oversight. Not even a good recipe for treppanation lube.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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The author also detailed a radical cure for 'The Paine of Piles' involving an onion and hot embers. It reads; 'Take a great onion core it and fill it with b[utter] or oyle and roll it in embers until it is soft. Then binde it to the place


Dear god I'm wincing just reading that one, obviously the power of prayer didn't work for these poor people either.



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by moocowman
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The author also detailed a radical cure for 'The Paine of Piles' involving an onion and hot embers. It reads; 'Take a great onion core it and fill it with b[utter] or oyle and roll it in embers until it is soft. Then binde it to the place


Dear god I'm wincing just reading that one, obviously the power of prayer didn't work for these poor people either.


Haha... that's a great way of putting it. Well atleast it will be interesting to see all these crazy science experiments.



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