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Re: Re: Fw: lotus

Interesting Cathy--- I knew in the old days many plants and critters
were used for a varity of medical problems. Didn't think they still did
it tho.... I thought everything has gone big business..


> I am not an expert in this area, but I believe they are used after some 
> surgeries to remove blood that has accumulated under the skin (perhaps 
> where blood would interfere with the integrity of a skin graft?) 
> Maggots are still used medically, too. They are better judges of dead 
> tissue than surgeons, and are used to debride (sp?) wounds.
> Cathy
> On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 09:08 PM, Donna wrote:
> > Really.... for what may I ask?
> >
> >> The humble leech is still used medicinally at times, even in the U.S.
> >> Cathy

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