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Is that what the apprentice collected? [Jul. 14th, 2005|02:26 am]
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To treat infections, the early Chinese used moldy soybean curds, the Mayans used cuxum fungi, while the Egyptians used yeast from sweet beer. A seventeenth century English recipe for an anti infection unguent even called for “moss from dead men’s skulls”.
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[User Picture]From: gryphon3e
2005-07-14 01:16 am (UTC)

Some more nice remedies

Incidentally the Dead mans skull mentioned above is not the skull of a dead man but rather a geological formation of rock(nerd showing here sorry)

But to follow the tone properly

Here you go some lovely recipies

Whopping cough:
Mice skinned and roasted or fried were a favored remedy in the British Isles for the treatment of whopping cough. The mouse had to be feed to the patient while he sat on a donkey backward with his face toward the tail.

YUMMY....now you know where Mc D's come from

Here we are an appropriate cure

Insanity:
The cure for insanity throughout England and Ireland was to dig a hole three foot around and six foot deep. The patient was then buried standing up with only their head above ground. They were left in this position by themselves for three days and nights.
Another treatment for the insane was to beat them until they could no longer cry out. They were thought of as being demon possessed and this was considered beating the devil out of them.

Something for Pete23

Hemorrhoids
1500's-1700's Cold hip baths, warm poultices and bread mixed with buttermilk was the peasants cure for hemorrhoids. Metal made into a ring and worn on the finger was believed to stop hemorrhoid pain.

Lovely
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[User Picture]From: bloody_kisser
2005-07-14 01:19 am (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

I LOVE your icon!
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[User Picture]From: gryphon3e
2005-07-14 01:24 am (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

Why thanks

I am the Demon Lord Gryphon after all and where would I be without an appropriate icon ;-)
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[User Picture]From: _fabulae
2005-07-14 06:38 am (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

another treatment for the insane (i believe in egypt? unsure, but that sounds correct) was to throw the victims into a snake pit.

hence that old black & white movie, "the snake pit."

..yes. apparently it would "shock" the victims back into sanity.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-14 11:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

Oooh. Super good plan.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-14 10:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

A geological formation? So like moss taken from rocks then? That's really cool. Can you find like some sort of picture of that?

Mmm. Give me some whooping cough. ;)

And those insanity remedies are insane. ;) Love it. Also they used to bleed people to pull the "poisons" out of the blood. Poisions that cause insanity. I was in a play that took place in 1600's England and my character didn't want to get married so her parents had her tied to a chair and bled with leaches and knives until she was so weak she agreed to marry him.. because she didn't want to bleed to death. Good times.

I can see the poultices... but the ring?
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-07-17 11:38 am (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

Showing signs of being a nerd is not a bad thing :D
Thanks for the info
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