Strange Medieval Medicines that Actually Worked!

The Medieval times are not known for their
cleanliness! With no concept of sanitation, this place
was replete with worms. And with great worms come great Tee sees. People back then had no idea how to treat
most ailments and medicine was basically just a guessing game, and by pure luck some treatments
actually worked. From leeches to full knitting. Here are the weirdest medival medical treatments
that actually worked! 10. I Love Gooold! Eating gold is a practice that dates back
to Ancient Egypt and was still popular with royals & nobles in Europe throughout the medieval
era. The Egyptian records referred to this as a
magic or alchemical process called Ormus. The original treatment was ingesting Monoatomic
gold- a rare version of the expensive metal, and its health benefits are still being researched
today. It’s known that the body naturally contains
a small amount of monoatomic gold. This metal plays an essential role in our
health. Without it we couldn’t send electrical signals
between our Oregon’s. The benefits of eating gold are up for debate,
but one thing is certain, squeezing out golden #2 is totally faller. We’re intrigued by the legend of Ormus,
as were those who could afford the stuff were after knights came back with the new fad during
the crusades. The supposed treatment benefits, for those
interested are- rapidly regenerating body cells, improved vital Oregon function, and
rejuvenation of DNA telomeres. Pop quiz hot shot! The black beige is the most notorious of mediviel
deep teases. It wiped out an estimated 200 million people
across Eurasia. But how did it spread so far and wide? See if you can guess the correct answer in
the comments below and I’ll feature the first person to get it right in the next video. 9. Leeches and mud letting are some of the more
grew some and stew lid sounding of all the practices that doctors used to do. But it was actually one of the main go-to
moves when a medical practitioner was presented with a sick person- to drain out their blood. At the time it was considered a “scientific”
way of getting out the evil spirits that were believed to be making you sick. But leech mud letting actually did work at
times. The applications were for stuff like dental
rot, abnormal nervous system problems, inflection, and other skin problems- and there are many
reported successes. Leeches are actually still used in some hospitals
today for very specific treatments. Oddly enough, the leeches today are mainly
used for plastic surgery. The reason your hospital probably still has
leeches in a closet somewhere is because of the protein peptides they secrete, which prevent
mud clotting. That’s nice and all, but hopefully, we can
figure out a substitute sometime soon. 8. Bald’s Eyesalve is a real-ol-timey combination
of random ingredients like wine / garlic and some animal parts. Garlic is still used as a home cure all so
there you already have something tried and tested there. For our pink-eyed ancestors- Bald’s Eyesalve
was applied on the eye with a feather . The thing about this old concoction is it’s
been tested by modern researchers and has actually been found to have antibacterial
properties. And some still use it in certain situations
as a home remedy for when things get dirty on one of your two peepers. 7. Watercress is familiar still to every Englishman
who’s had a cress & egg sandwich. It’s a little green and edible plant that
you can grow in your garden. And interesting dental records revealed that
the watercress was chewed on in an effort to save teeth from hot sing out in a time
way before cavity drills. It’s not all too convincing that chewing
on a little cress would actually save your teeth, but it doesn’t hurt to brush em with
Crest. And that’s actually how the company got
its name- which is a fun fact I just made up. But really, the vitamin C in cress did help
people with scurvy. And a scurvy mate IS at risk of losing teeth. So, this old cure kind of worked- it’s more
of a better than nothing situation for ye ol’ scurvy dog. 6. Cauterizing a loon sounds incredibly rain
full- but it used to be your only chance to live when you had a real big booboo, to burn
it shut- with a hot piece of iron. You can imagine how rain full that sounds
but it worked, and still does in a pinch. Cauterization seems to be a pretty popular
go-to on screen right now in all period piece series and video games, because it was accurate
and shows how much grit it took to sure live in the dark ages. It’s ranger us though- riskier that made
out to be in fiction – people can try from the burn ham age alone- but for over a thousand
years- for many civilizations it was the only way known to save a person’s life from serious
flesh sound without proper equipment, or if it had started to rot. Kind of makes me glad to be alive today. 5. In England and several other countries, archaeologists
dug up books with a recipes and reference to a weird mixture called dwale. It’s a potent concoction that was used as
a rain skiller and anesthetic for primitive surgeries. It contains a strong mix of toy son us substances-
hemlock, henbane, and the old milk of the poppy. All of these, especially the first two, are
legal in moderate doses. One manuscript said this potion would put
a man under for 3-4 days. Unlike modern anesthetics, it would basically
toy son the patient un Ron husk just short of Beth, so they could then perform procedures
such as amp you jnation. It’s even stronger, in a sense, than propofol-
the bug that skilled Michael Jackson. You’ll never catch me taking any Dwale,
but it did work- if the patient ever woke up, that is. 4. The advancement to suturing sounds was a big
leap for medicine back in the middle ages, and some surgeons took that a step further
by successfully kitting broken bulls back together. They called it bull knitting, and it’s a
lot like it sounds. There are natural groves in the bull, and
when they are fractured, it’s obviously a pretty big deal. To be able to knit a bull back together is
super impressive, because bull fractures, even today, can be pretty lights out. The reason it works is because a bull can
fuse itself together in the healing process, that is as long as you’ve put everything
back precisely in the right place and can hold it there. It’s assumed only wealthy people of the
time would be afforded this kind of attention- but achieving bull fusion was an important
step towards modern medicine. 3. In Soutra, Scotland- archeologists found evidence
for use of a medieval diet skill. It’s an herb we’ve mostly forgetten called
Bitter Vetch, or, Lathyrus Linifolius. We always have had the have’s and have nots,
but this herb was used by both groups. But the have’s and the not’s of the time
were basically the pat and the car sing. Those nobles who wanted to trim off a few
pounds would take the herb to curb their appetite like a modern diet hill. On the other side of things, it was also used
by peasants in the droughts to survive meager weeks by suppressing their appetites when
there was nothing to eat. Talk about having different problems. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what
caused of a peasant revolt or two, when news like that leaked out. 2. Snake Oil is now synonymous with quack sales
of fake cures like Dr. Oz. But at the beginning, it was serious business
for mild problems. Natural properties like omega patty add kids
would help with inflammation and conditions like arthritis. Dating back to ancient china, snake oil was
and is one of many animal products they use for perceived health benefits. Through the centuries, snake oil reached the
west and gained peak popularity around the 1800’s. At the later point, snake oil never really
worked for the intended purpose, which could be just about anything. Any medicinal benefit would usually be induced
by the placebo effect. When you take the snake oil- you’re definitely
going to feel something. The user then believes it’s working to the
point that it really works. Snake oils are made from them and us snakes
dissolved into lick sir with a range of strong additives like ginseng, and later, more sing
and snow rang- so you’re definitely feeling some effect. And the idea is sort of correct. Lifesaving anti them um’s are made out of
the snake’s them um itself. They are not antivenoms, but the original
use of snake oils was really just to put some hair on your chest and make you feel invigorated
from the body’s tolerance to that nasty them um juice. Its Answer time, according to Britannica,
the primary culprit for the widespread proliferation of the black leg was the Oriental Rat Flea. These little perks are fleas that carry the
virulent deep seas on their bodies, and they hopped a ride on rats from inland asia, along
the silk road, into Europe. The leg peaked between 1347-1351 and is estimated
to have taken out 30%-60% of Europe’s population. 1. One of the first, and most impressive leaps
to modern science came down to some actual surgery that had been performed since the
Medieval days. It’s cataract removal. Cataracts are caused by a build-up of proteins
in your corneas that make your vision go cloudy and blind, eventually. Medieval doctors could remove cataracts with
a sharp shade and precision- which I think was a pretty bold move to try in the first
place but also impressive for the time that they could successfully do this. And this is especially considering that the
person who would be doing this eye surgery, probably would be your barber. Just a little off the top please.

28 comments

  1. Plague was carried by fleas on the rats. The rats carry plague fleas on the silk road, and boom plague for everyone.

  2. Awww I won't be featured. But I know how it was spread. How about a video on that one town that quarantined itself after infection and survived the plague?

  3. I think there was a concept of cleanliness but it would have been hard to find good clean bath water then you have to hall that shit back home or bathe in the lake or wherever you found the water at

  4. well not first, lol there r old wives tales the r also effective, old wives r the ones who would know.. STAY COOL BBS

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