21. Mouse Paste
Ancient Egyptians sure loved to experiment with their medicines. A tooth-ache could be treated by simply popping a dead mouse in the mouth. At times, the mouse was mixed with some other ingredients and turned into a paste which was then applied to the aching teeth.
Mouse treatment was not just restricted to Egypt, the Elizabethan era in England had people healing their warts by cutting a mouse in half and applying it on the afflicted region.
Mice therapy was used to treat all kinds of diseases from whooping cough to smallpox. The mouse paste usually did not help in recovery but at times aggravated the patient’s condition by causing an infection.