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Animal Products and Minerals in Folk Medicine


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When folk medicines are mentioned, most people think only of vegetable products. It is true that the gathering and preparing of leaves, roots, and bark took a large portion of the time of the old-fashioned folk medicine specialists, but many mineral and animal products were always at hand to be used as ready-made medicines or as the base for various mixtures.
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16458