4 thoughts on “Rejected Bible Scriptures #13

  1. Hmm, the interwebs ate my last comment. I didn’t even see it as “awaiting moderation.” Let’s try again.

    It was used historically. Under the section for Ethnomedical Use is a link to the entry for “emmanogogue” which explains it better. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmenagogue

    I may be mis-remembering (I know, not a word) what I’ve read, but I think it was taken internally for abortion, and used as part of the coating mixture put on a sea-sponge which was basically the forebearer of the diaphragm. I don’t know how widely-known this method was, it may have only been something done by apothecaries.

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