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Well yes, but who looked at snake oil of all things and went, “ah, I’m gonna use this”?
Snake oil's been used by the ancient Chinese as a cure for arthritis/joint pains. It traveled to the UK several centuries ago too, it reached japan too.
Believe it or not but recent studies found out that snake oil is rich with omega 3 which is prescribed these days to reduce inflammation, help blood pressure, help mental health, etc.
So it's ancient Chinese medicine that actually have positive effects.
Well... fuck. Thanks Rise! I learned something today.
I don't know but I sure would like some Snake Squeezins. You got any?
I love finding out about local herbs and their applications as natural remedies. Today these herbs are of course marginal in their effect, compared to more concentrated medicines, but it's interesting how these herbs will often contain the right type of active compound. These herbal remedies were often a result of trying and testing
Imagine being the poor bastard who tried and tested something like hemlock.