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Hi, /sci/

I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask but I figure its more of a /sci/ question than a /his/ one.

I've been reading Natural History by Pliny the Elder and I'm wondering if there's any scientific validity to any of the cures mentioned.

Obviously I'm not looking to try any of them out and I also realise that something like anthrax probably can't be cured with a mixture of oak-charcoal and honey.
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>>7784580
Why don't you just look up their uses, or lack thereof, in modern medicine? Doesn't he list hundreds of different medicines? How are we supposed to answer this question?
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>>7784590
Well you guys are a clever bunch so I thought you might know a few off the top of your head that you heard about in your travels.
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>>7784599
Opium. Yes it is used in modern medicine. Happy?
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Many modern medicines are based off of natural compounds found within various different plants. Ergo, the answer to your question is: Probably.
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