Snake Oil Exists!

Posted by Cora Wen Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OK folks...I have seen a Lot of weird things in my travels, but this one is pretty WILD!

A trip to the sacred Pak Ou caves up the river where locals have brought buddhas (4000+) for 100s of years is an awesome sight. Full of prayer and well wishes, these caves guard over the majestic Mekong and the Naga (mystical water snakes) protects the villagers.



In fact the villages near these caves believe in the magical power of the Naga so much that thy even make a whiskey that includes the venom of local snakes...this whiskey is used for medicinal benefit and is supposed to have the power to heal many illnesses. This snake medicine is primarily used for men and the illnesses served include arthritis, skin rashes and problems, and will help keep you virile into old age!


I am not sure about you, but I will stick to my organic Dr Hauschka creams!SDC10372

Considered for a nanosecond or less to get one, but then thought about it breaking in my luggage....

Of course, they did have a <3oz>

Love and laughter from Laos!

1 Responses to Snake Oil Exists!

  1. I alway knew in my heart that snake oil salesmen were getting a bum rap down through the ages. Now the record can be set straight.

    Still don't know if it will catch on in the U.S., though.

    Bob Weisenberg


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