Crazy Medical Treatments From Olden Days

Animal Bile Treatment

8. Animal Bile Treatment

Did you know that in ancient China Python bile was used to treat a number of ailments ranging from eye infections to external genital ulcers? Disgusting right? Well, if your stomach can handle it then read on.

Bile played a crucial role in traditional Chinese medication. Python bile was also used to treat patients suffering from abdominal pain stemming from intestinal parasites. Not just that, it was mixed with water and dropped in the nose to treat high fever in kids.

Elephant bile was diluted with water and patients suffering from chronic bad breath were asked to gargle with it. Bear bile was considered the best animal bile for its therapeutic uses and in ancient times was valued more than gold for its ability to prevent and cure several ailments.

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