In ancient times, people used blood and flesh to treat many diseases. People in olden times believed to self medicate themselves. Not only people used human blood and flesh, but they used other kinds of naturally available things to treat themselves. Sometimes these things proved to be good for them like the tree bark extract used to treat malaria, but at other times they proved to be harmful. The medicines made up of blood and flesh of human beings were commonly known as corpse medicines. These medicines proved to turn people healthy and wealthy. Read on the article to know the ways to become healthy and wealthy.
1. Human Skull Powder
Since olden times human skull was used to make medicines to treat diseases. Charles II of England made drops, which contained opium as well as human skulls. It is known that he was not the only one who used human skulls in the medicines, but another medicine maker by the name Thomas Willis also mixed human skull powder in the chocolate which was used to treat apoplexy.
Placentophagy is referred to as a practice of eating the placenta of a woman after she gives birth. You might be amazed how can people think that eating placenta can have any medical benefit. The answer is that there are animals who eat their placenta, which people thought can help in many ways like it helps to increase the breast milk, helps to increase nutrition and there are many more benefits of eating placenta. The placenta is also considered to clean the uterus and also helps to stop bleeding.
There are a large number of people murdered in South Africa just to make medicines for their body parts. More than eighty percent of South Africans use mute, which is a traditional medicine to treat diseases. These medicines are usually made from the sexual parts as well as limbs of the children. To choose a victim for getting medicine many factors were considered and a healthy victim was chosen. It was considered that the medicinal effect can become more powerful if the victim does not die. These medicines are sold at high prices to treat people who believe in them.
4. Mummy medicine
You would be amazed to know that an average European became a cannibal in the 17th century but for treating their diseases. During that period powder made from mummy was used in medicines to treat people. Bitumen, which were used to cover the corpse for mummification was considered a medicine in the middle ages. Ancient mummies were sold to make medicines which eventually became a thriving business in Europe. The human powder was sold at high profits to be consumed by the diseased people. In this way selling of mummy powder not only treated people, but, it made Europeans rich.
5. Albino Harvest
It is believed that the body parts of albinistic people have many powers in them, which can be used to treat many diseases. Albino people are abducted and their body parts are used to make medicines. In Tanzania, it is a common belief that drinking a potion made from an albino’s eyes, body parts and blood was considered to make a person not only healthy but is also brings wealth. These albinos were kicked out of the family as they were considered as a curse, but now they face a more dangerous threat in Tanzania as almost 25 albino are murdered each year to make a wealth portion of them.
6. Eating the executed
People believe that everyone has a predetermined lifespan and when people are executed there are powers left in them due to the life left over. Due to this reason there is a great demand of the body parts and blood of the people who are executed.
7. Chinese stamina medicines
Another way through which man has become a cannibal to become healthy and wealthy is by making Chinese stamina medicines. These medicines are made from corpse of babies, which are then cut into pieces and eventually a powder is made from the corpse which are then filled into capsules. This practice is common in South Korea even when it is considered illegal to make medicines from dead bodies. Not only these capsules helped to increase the stamina, but they also helped in treating many diseases.
8. Sweat of dying man
It may sound outlandish that the sweat of a dying man can be used to treat diseases. When people used the human corpse to make medicines out of them, they utilized all the parts even the sweat from the skin to make medicines. Sweat of the dying man was used to treat many skin problems and hemorrhoids.
9. Ointment from human fat
It is bizarre to use human fat to make medicine. It may sound strange but people make ointments from human fat. It is considered that human fat can be used to three joints in bone and joint. Ointments made from human fat was also used to treat nerve damage as well as muscle cramps. Dishes are made mixed with human fat, blood, animal fat and beer provide new dishes.
10. Moss has grown on the skull
The people who were hung in Europe, their skull were used to make medicines. Moss were grown on the skull to make money. This powdered skull on which moss was grown is used to cure dysentery, convolusions and diseases related to head.