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'Healing' Through Snail Mucus: Um, We Think We'Ll Pass


Offbeat  (tags: healing, snake mucus, yuck, devotees, african religion, complaints )

Simone
- 1740 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Devotees of a Miami man who claims to practice a traditional African religion say they were sickened when they had to ingest the mucus of a giant African snail. Federal authorities in January raided Charles L. Stewart's home after receiving complaints



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. (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 2:40 pm
I have no difficulty in accepting that some 'natural' medical treatments are somewhat repulsive. I am a big proponent of 'maggot therapy', where living maggots are placed into an infected wound to eat away the dead tissue (it's a great therapy and much better for promoting healing, in some cases, than more 'conventional' ones - where it's appropriate, of course - it isn't appropriate for everything.)

But I do expect that any such therapy that has any chance whatsoever of causing harm to the body be proven. Scientifically. Through double-blind conventional studies with results published in peer-reviewed publications.

I'll be happy to accept snail mucous as a treatment once I see the results of such studies......which don't seem to exist, of course!

Yuck.
 

gail dair (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 7:47 pm
noted thanks
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 3:41 am
Thanks and noted Simone! I'll pass this one! I've heard and we in India practice a whole lot of home remedies and stuff. I'm hearing of this for the first time!
 

Mike M. (56)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:28 am
Yuckie-poooo I pass this one too!!!
 
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