The UCLA Folkmed Database
February 14, 2006 11:39 AM   Subscribe

The UCLA Folkmed Database A searchable database of over 200,000 distinct folk medicine remedies for ailments of all kinds. The entries are pretty barebones, but -- oh, oh ick.
posted by cog_nate (4 comments total)
Wonderful wonderful shit. Seriously. thanks!
posted by punkbitch at 12:01 PM on February 14, 2006

A touch of a dead man's hand cures cancer? hmmmm. How about prevent? As a child I once shook the hand of a mummified, several hundred years dead, crusader - for good luck.
posted by caddis at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2006

Put syphilis patient in killed and cut up ox.

Oh, see I always thought Han was shoving Luke in there to keep him warm. And the bacta as a follow-up treatment, this all makes more sense now. Only question remaining is where he got the pox in the first place.

"I bet you can squeal like a Gamorrean!"

Now I'm kinda wishing I hadn't just conjured up that mental pictiure. Enjoy.
posted by Jawn at 1:52 PM on February 14, 2006

Oh, wonderful. Thank you! I will forever wonder what made you look up "goose dung", though (who looks up baldness anyway?). So I had to make my own little search on dung, and that sure is some magical stuff! But why use boring goose dung, when you can use crocodile dung! Bet that makes even shinier hair!
Also: Yuck!
posted by mummimamma at 1:15 PM on February 15, 2006

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