The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: I have been told to treat my asthma with frog juice! What is it?  (Read 2488 times)

sandee Spanjer

  • Guest
sandee spanjer  asked the Naked Scientists:
Hi

I have today been told that I should be looking to treat my asthma and
continued bouts of bronchitis with frog juice!

Would you be so kind as to inform me as to where I might be able to
get this preparation ready made?

I live in Spain and am suffering at the moment from yet another bout
of this dreadful infection and would be eternally grateful to be able
to get hold of this product.

Your response would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks and regards
Sandee Spanjer


What do you think?


 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8126
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=7606.msg83655

Video showing preparation of "frog juice", (Extracto de rana) in Peru,
(WARNING: a blender is involved   [xx(] )...
http://www.anorak.co.uk/strange-but-true/180050.html
 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8126
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
Quote
In western Brazil and eastern Peru, frogs of the Phyllomedusa genus are used as a hallucinogen.
Chemicals secreted by the frog's skin and introduced into a human's bloodstream are said to lead initially to vomiting and incontinence,
then deep sleep, and finally a period of enhanced sensitivity in sight and hearing.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/05/sci_nat_the_over_harvesting_of_amphibians/html/5.stm

Sounds like a typical Friday night in the UK.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum


 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums