"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." Mark Twain
In days of old, people did not have the benefit of the scientific knowledge that we have today. So people did what humans have always done, that is, if they don't know the reason for something, they made one up, and a cure too.
The Healing Power of Snails
Back in the eighteenth century, a most intriguing cure for a cough, was a broth of boiled snails or 'dodmans' as they called them in Norfolk. Don't worry they removed their shells first and added herbs and other seasonings. 'Snail soup for tea anyone?'
In the Olden Days
The Donkey Cure
'Pucker up baby'
Strange and Horrible
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