Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pearls and Medicine

Several Ways Pearls Have Been Used As Medicine

As of ancient China and India to medieval Europe and Arabia - and in approximately all culture in between - pearls have been used for medicinal purposes, ranging from aphrodisiacs to cures for lunacy. Pearls could just be worn as jewelry for their healing powers, or they could be ground up and made into potions, balms, and salves used to treat a wide diversity of ailments and conditions. One myth said that a pearl located in the navel could cure stomach disorders!

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