10 Of The Weirdest Medical Treatments From History

Moldy Bread

Moldy Bread, despite what we know now, was used as an effective painkiller in ancient China and Greece. It was said to be a way to honor the gods responsible for illness and suffering so they would leave the victim alone.

Snail Syrup

Snail Syrup, which is secreted from the snail as it moves, was used to cure sore throats and earaches in patients. This was used for centuries. The creature was pricked and the fluid was removed before being inserted into the ear or throat.