Scott writes the Crazy Jungle blog and he’s found hope for cancer victims. He links to a Havana CNN article. And there’s more information on the Cuba Magica site, in Spanish so I can’t read it. Yet. At the bottom of the Cuba Magica link, there is information on how to obtain the magic Escozul.
Which is derived – very carefully, I’ll bet – from scorpion venom. Sounds crazy. But penicillin is a mold that grows on oranges… how likely was that?
A few years ago, when my dog Pancho started to develop arthritis, he took to eating the bees that would congregate around one of the water dishes near our mango tree. They all stung him and he’d shake his head and cough a bit and after eating a couple dozen bees, he’d trot inside and take a long nap. At the time I couldn’t understand why he insisted on doing this, but a couple of years later I read an item about how bee venom was used to treat arthritis. I heard it worked very well. I guess Pancho figured that out and decided to treat himself. Who knows what else is out there?
Very interesting. I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba. Use Google for a “close enough” translation. Copy and paste the URL of the Spanish website. http://www.google.com/language_tools