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Snail Slime Medicine Cures Coughs, Apparently

If it doesn't make you gag first
This in from Chile:

Got a cough?

Why not suck on a snail?

Mmmmhhh snails...

That's what a company in La Florida, Chile, is basing it's cough remedy on, according to newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias.

The cough mixture is called Karacoflu and is made palatable by artificial flavorings of strawberry and avocado (because, presumably, snail slime tastes disgusting).

Owner of the snail farm that makes the concoction, Maria Sannino, told the paper:

"I have more than 8500 snails working so we can get material for this ancient cough medicine recipe."

"The snail slime has antibiotic properties as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammation ones."


8th August 2005.


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