Honey, Mud, Maggots and other Medical Marvels
If you are like most people, you have heard about folk remedies such as these and your immediate reaction has been, "You must be kidding!"
That was our reaction, too, not only to the stories we heard from relatives and friends, but those we encountered in the course of our academic research as well.
Reading old memoires, we came across 18th-century notables who took the waters at Bath or Lourdes or Baden-Baden and claimed that their liver or kidney complaints or their palsies miraculously disappeared.
Women with the vapors drank concoctions distilled from the urine of cows (sold to them as Essence of a Thousand Flowers) and claimed to be calmed.
Physicians throughout history have slapped together poultices of honey, yeast, milk and similar ingredients and asserted their healing benefits on gunshot wounds, cuts, burns and ulcers. Even today, people with AIDS whose infections resist treatment with modern antibiotics have taken to drinking their own urine to cure thrush (a yeast infection) in their mouths and throats. Or they stimulate their immune systems by exposing patches of their skin to DNCB (dinitrochlorobenzene), best known to photographers as film developer. Does any of this, we wondered, make any medical sense at all?
The surprising answer in all of these cases is, "Yes!" Combining our historical and biomedical training, we decided a couple of years ago to take a scientific look at old wives= tales and folk medicines. The result was a book we recently published called Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels.
Amazingly, we found that over a quarter of all prescription drugs currently available today began as folk medicines and more than half of all natural compounds currently used as drugs by licensed physicians were first identified by witch doctors, shamans, tribal healers, or other people without training in modern scientific medicine.
What's more, we discovered a number of folk therapies measuring up to scientifically sound clinical trials and making a comeback in modern hospitals as accepted forms of treatment. In some cases, treatments as old as history itself are out-performing the latest technological advances in trauma centers and surgeries around the world.
Maggots and leeches are not the only remnants of past medicines in today=s medical armamentarium. Other Amodern@ medical miracles have similarly odd and ancient histories:
Honey was used by ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, and Africans for treating amputations, ulcers, burns, and other major wounds. Physicians in trauma clinics in the U. S., Europe, and Latin America have rediscovered this ancient practice and use honey or sugar pastes to cure infections when modern surgical techniques and antibiotics have failed. Some surgeons even lower the risk of infection after open heart surgery by packing the heart with sugar!
One of the best-selling drugs in the world is Premarin, a concoction of female hormones used to treat post-menopausal problems. How many of us know, however, that Premarin comes from PREgnant MARes= urINe! Similarly, Pergonal, a fertility drug like the one used by the woman who recently had septuplets, derives from human urine. Such medical use has a long past. The Chinese were distilling urine to treat infertility and hot flashes a thousand years ago.
Take a close look at your face or hand cream. It probably has historical ties to urine, too. There is a good possibility that it contains urea. Urea is a primary component of urine and the substance that makes sense of its age-old use as an antiseptic and skin conditioner. Today we distill the urea or manufacture it and use it for the same purposes. Rubbing your chapped hands in urine is not as crazy as it sounds. Modern lotions have just cleaned up the process!
Even the earth has medicinal properties. Thousands of years ago, people ate various clays to treat intestinal distress, nibbled a bit of the soil around Magnesia in Greece to settle their stomachs, or ingested pottery-like material called Aterra sigillata@ to treat a poisoning. We still do these things. Kaopectate contains kaolin, a white clay from which we also make fine china. Milk of magnesia is literally the same chemical stuff that used to be mined in Greece. And Fuller's earth, a soil similar to terra sigillata, is still used to treat people who become poisoned with various insecticides.
We would be remiss not to add a warning or two. We have not written a self-help book. We are not physicians and we do not recommend any of these treatments for private use. Our sole interest in Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels has been to document the ancient origins of many basic or even cutting edge medical treatments used by trained doctors in valid medical settings.
This does not mean that we believe that all old medicine is good medicine. On the contrary, we emphasize the dangers inherent in untested folk medicines and untutored self-use. Any and every medicinal agent is potentially dangerous. This is just as true for folk medicines as for modern ones. It makes no difference whether the medicine is natural or not.
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