Alternative Medicine

Medical Mondays: Curing a Bloody Nose in the Medieval Ages

Dear readers, I cannot argue against alternative medical practitioners any longer. I am now joining the ranks of traditional healing with this tip from the middle ages.

Should you find yourself afflicted, gentle readers, with blood pouring from your nose, the best hemostatic substance you can use is cranial moss, the moss that grows on the skulls of hanged corpses or probably any skull that has been exposed to the elements long enough to grow moss.

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Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.

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