The older the bet­ter

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For the an­cient Greeks it was sheep lungs, the Ro­mans be­lieved that deep fried ca­naries would do the trick and the Assyr­i­ans swore by a po­tion made from the beaks of two birds and oil from the wood of the myrrh tree. Me­dieval Eng­lan­ders swal­lowed a paste of bit­ter al­monds and eels, whilst the Scots favoured the High­land Fling – hot but­ter­milk, corn flour, salt and pep­per. In the Amer­i­can Wild West, tea made with rab­bit drop­pings was a com­mon rem­edy and English chim­ney sweeps ate ground soot to calm their stom­achs af­ter a night on the tiles.

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