November 28th, 2015

dog knotwork

Bald's Leechbook works! Well, this bit does anyway.

Just came across this news story from March.

"Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach.

They were "astonished" to find it almost completely wiped out methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.

Their findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference."

Go, Bald!  Onion, garlic and cow's stomach, eh?  And early practitioner of the scientific method?  Well, I suppose modern science is woefully lacking in techniques to deal with all those problems caused by malevolent elves, for a start.