8 Ancient Medical Treatments That Should Stay in the Past Forever

For as long as people have existed, they have always needed medical support. Sometimes our ancestors possessed knowledge so advanced that even modern medicine cannot crack it. However, most methods of the past were quite strange, if not dangerous.

Bright Side researched some of them and decided to share the results with you.

8. Toothache was treated with smoking goat fat.

8 Ancient Medical Treatments That Should Stay in the Past Forever

8 Ancient Medical Treatments That Should Stay in the Past Forever

Even in ancient times, people knew how to make dental fillings and prostheses. A human tooth was found in Italy with signs of dental work, determined to be approximately 14,000 years old.

Some ancient methods were quite unusual. Avicenna recommended smoking the patient with a burning mixture of goat fat, henbane, and onion as a dental treatment. Pliny the Elder believed that the only way to get rid of toothache was catching a toad at midnight, spitting in its mouth, and saying special “curing” words.

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