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Dried manure is medicine?

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Wild boar on the Roman mosaic
Wild boar on the Roman mosaic

From the category of alternative methods of treatment. Pliny the Elder states that wounds and bruises are best treated with dried dung of wild boar taken in spring. Such a method is recommended, for example, in the case of wounds, after the coachman was pulled behind a chariot or some part of the body was crushed by the wheel.

Pliny also suggests that instead of dry ones, you can also apply “fresh” droppings to the body.

  • Pliny the Elder, Natural History

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