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They Used To Apply What On Wounds?

Unusual remedies used on open wounds.

Suggested Veterinary Products

Here is a short list of remedies our forefathers have reportedly used on open wounds:


Aluminum foil Maggots
Beer Myrrh
Boiling oil Oil
Bread Onion
Carrots Pectin paste
Chlorophyll Preparation H
Cinnamon Rose water
Dung Rust
Egg white Saliva
Frankincense Sesame oil
Fresh meat Silicone spray
Garlic Soot
Gold leaf Sugar
Grease Tannic acid
Heavy metals Turnips
Honey Vinegar
Hot iron Warm wine
Licorice root Willow leaves
Linseed oil Yeast extract

As they say, “Don’t try this at home,” except of course sugar and honey.

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