In the old days, a time when medical science has not developed and the treatment is based on rituals bizarre beliefs, some of the ‘doctor’ make medicines from raw materials of human corpses. It is said that these drugs are effective to overcome various kinds of diseases. In the seventeenth century, many European medical science in medicine focuses on the body.
The doctors and chemists to devote his energies to create potions with the basic ingredients of human flesh and bone. In medicine today, the corpse is still used in the medical world, such as for organ transplantation. As reported by Gizmodo, the following are the different types of ancient medicine is mixed from the human body:
1. mummy powder
Since the 12th century until the 17th century, every pharmacy in Europe offers an abundance of powdered mummy. The mummy is a health food of the Middle Ages and was mentioned potent cure various illnesses from headaches to heartburn. Plaster made ??of powdered mummy was also used to treat tumors. The demand for mummy powder is far more than the supply because the mummy is not easy to find. Some people then dug the bodies that have been dried then ground and sold as ‘powdered mummy’. After all, consumers are also difficult to distinguish.
2. Man Mellified
‘Medicine’ is made by way of a man aged 70-80 years just bathed and fed honey. After death, usually a month later, his body was kept in a coffin full of honey for 100 years. This medicine is used to treat broken bones and injuries. This method has been found in Chinese medicine book written by Li Shih-chen in 1597.
3. The King’s Drops
The herb is made ??from powdered human skull and become popular because it had promoted British empire. Charles II of England were very interested in chemistry during his exile in France. He bought the patent of this drug from Jonathan Goddard, a surgeon and professor at Gresham College in London. King’s Drops or previously referred to Goddard’s Drops was later to become famous. Charles II produces and sells its own drugs. These drugs are touted to improve the health and strength. Many other doctors to develop a drug made ??from the skull, Sir Kenelm Digby one who treat epilepsy with skull.
4. Heart and Blood of Gladiator
In ancient Roman times, the heart and blood human being is considered a potent drug for treating epilepsy. The most efficacious if the liver and blood from healthy gladiator, strong, and courageous. In fact, after the fatal attack galdiator, many people simply drink blood from a severed arm. Around the Colosseum that time many sellers found fresh blood of the gladiators.
5. Distilled Human Brain
In the 17th century, refined the human brain is more credible than the liver to treat epilepsy. English physician named John French and German chemist named Johann Schroeder wrote this medicinal herb. French make a potion to soften the young brain and then brewed with wine and horse manure for half a year before it is refined or distilled. Schroeder made ??a potion by dissolving three pounds of the human brain with water lilies, lavender, and malmsey. Entire corpse and then cut into small pieces and mixed with finely ground for the human brain in a distillery.
6. Dead Man Sweat
A doctor of the 17th century in England, George Thomson, believing that none of the human body parts that are not beneficial, including sweat. The sweat of a man dying or dead are prescribed by doctors to treat hemorrhoids. Sweat obtained from the hand of a hanged man is also believed to cure cysts and warts. Even in the 19th century, there are still many people who practice the hand touched the dead corpse hanging to the cyst or diseased skin.
7. Ointment Fat Man
For people with joint pain, bone pain, muscle cramps and nerve damage, is often recommended to use an ointment of beer mixed with human fat and the fat, blood and marrow of animals. In some parts of Europe, the prisoners of war dead and the enemy will be brought to a processing laboratory, where the bodies fat boiled and taken. Ancient times, the executioner in the Netherlands is also sometimes doubles as a surgeon and the next day he sold the ointment man is sentenced to death the other day. An article in the American Journal of Pharmacy in 1922 said the ointment called ‘Hangman’s Salve’ or ‘Fat of the Malang Sinner’ is still used to treat bone shifted or crippled in the Netherlands. However, given the Dutch have banned the death penalty since 70 years ago, difficult to ascertain that the ointment is the original.
8. Tai Bao Capsules
These drugs are still used in China to date. Estimated Tai Bao Capsules containing powder or the placenta and the aborted fetal tissue. This drug is considered efficacious to increase stamina, treat asthma, and beautify the skin. In an investigation carried out Mary Roach, known to doctors at the Hospital of Shenzhen in China recognized this capsule does contain fetal tissue. Last May, South Korean customs officials seized the pills that supposedly contain human tissue powder from China, China’s Health Ministry immediately conduct an investigation into the allegations. South Korean officials claimed to have seized 17 500 pill since last year.
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