Annarti (annarti) wrote in little_details,

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Ancient antivenom

Setting~ Central-Australia-esque desert. Think ancient Egypt in terms of technology, but I'm willing to pilfer anything that'll work. It's fantasy, wai.

Has anyone got any idea about ancient antivenom, for snakes, scorpions, spiders, whatever? I've tried Google and Wiki and none of it really fits.

  • modern stuff, with complicated names that I have no idea how to translate into a herb or something
  • raw, rough-as-guts first aid (isolate limb, get rid of poison etc)
  • stuff that has no medical basis whatsoever (putting a goat on your head, drinking the blood of a chicken at midnight, that kind of Pliny-the-elder type thing)
  • One-herb-cures-all. Grind that up, stick it on a bite and boosh, cured. Far too easy.

    So yeah, I just need something halfway plausible that won't have first year med students cringing at my complete lack of logic.

    (I also asked the question here, so anything to confirm or deny what people have answered there would be snazzy =3)
  • Tags: ~animals (misc), ~medicine: poisoning

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