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Asthma, bronchitis, Frog Juice, is it the cure?
« on: 05/05/2007 07:23:39 »
Not feeling sexy? Chug some Peruvian frog juice
Blended drink is said to cure asthma, bronchitis — and low sex drive
 A frog juice vendor, Bertha de Jesus, right, puts a frog in the blender as she prepares a juice in Lima, Peru. Vendors assure frog juice is good for asthma, anemia, brain activity and, is also used as a powerful aphrodisiac.
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Updated: 3:55 p.m. CT May 4, 2007
LIMA, Peru - Carmen Gonzalez plucks one of the 50 frogs from the aquarium at her bus stop restaurant, bangs it against tiles to kill it and then makes two incisions along its belly and peels off the skin as if husking corn.

She’s preparing frog juice, a beverage revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. A drink of so-called “Peruvian Viagra” sells for about 90 cents.

Gonzalez adds three ladles of hot, white bean broth, two generous spoonfuls of honey, raw aloe vera plant and several tablespoons of maca — an Andean root also believed to boost stamina and sex drive — into a household blender

Then she drops the frog in.

Once strained, the result is a starchy, milkshake-like liquid that stings the throat.

At least 50 customers a day ask for steaming beer mugs of frog juice at Gonzalez’s countertop-only restaurant in eastern Lima, and many treat the concoction as their morning — and afternoon — cup of coffee.

Rebeca Borja, a 53-year-old housewife and mother of five, originally from Lima’s central highland city of Huancayo, where the beverage is common, said simply: “It gives you power.”



 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2007 09:30:35 »
I bet it gives you power - it gives you the power to extract money from your customers wallets (and no doubt the money has its own aphrodisiac qualities).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2007 10:07:50 »
I bet it gives you power - it gives you the power to extract money from your customers wallets (and no doubt the money has its own aphrodisiac qualities).

Poor frogs! I sympathize with vegetarians in these awful circumstances...
I agree with you, George.
Talking about some popular official drugs too, wise doctors asked about their efficacy used to say:
"Sure they do something, they're good, they give a lot of benefits...to the pharmacist."

ikod  ;D
« Last Edit: 05/05/2007 10:12:16 by iko »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/05/2007 14:01:53 »
Well, it is a good thing I have no problems with Asthma!  LOL
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/05/2007 14:41:34 »
I thought the old riddle of "Question; what goes from green to red at the push of a button? Answer; a frog in a liquidiser." was a joke.
It certainly isn't the cure from the frog's point of view.
Just out of idle curiosity, since the product is scarcely cooked and starts with an animal that eats flies (let's not go into what they eat), on average, how many of these drinks do you need to consume to get food poisoning?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2007 06:31:42 »
Whenever I have bronchitis I take newbielink:http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s33916-s-BACTRIM.aspx [nonactive] pills......i do not really have time to prepare the concoction. Anyways thanks for the advice.
 

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