The ancient Roman empire was solely responsible for a lot of scientific advancements that ensured the continued survival and thriving of the human race. They pioneered medical advancements, warfare, and even infrastructure in their massive cities. Sadly, not all of their solutions worked every single time. When it comes to medicine, for example, they had quite a few treatments to help patients, but in reality these medical treatments don’t work whatsoever. Here are ten medical treatments from Ancient Rome that were just plain bizarre.

Acne

Acne, just like it is today, was the scourge of the ancient Roman teenager. Crocodile meat was said to be combined with cyprus oil to remove the rotten spots and freckles. Some suggested bathing in oil and rotten cheese.


Warts

There were numerous cures to take care of warts in Ancient Rome. The people would often burn cow feces, mouse dung, or even the fat of a swan to rid themselves of any warts on the body. Pliny suggested using a fresh podded pea, touching the wart, then wrapping the peas in a cloth and tossing them backwards.

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