Sunday, March 9, 2008
Folk Remedy for Chicken Pox: White Paint
A field doctor in Sierra Leon witnessed an interesting event; the villagers of Kroo Bay were rubbing a white paste over their bodies to provide protection against chickenpox. Apparently, this remedy (made from a mix of bean plant leaves, alcohol, and chalk) is effective treatment. However, I doubt a double blind study is possible to test this potential placebo effect...
-Rebecca "yes, two posts in one evening" Hebner