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Native medicine made from a caterpillar
In Bhutan, Steve Backshall meets a woman who gives him a local remedy made from a caterpillar. The local people believe that a fungus growing from the head of a desiccated caterpillar in a cup of wheat liquor helps with digestive problems. Steve shows the medicine to the camera before taking it. He describes his experience. There are references to bring "hanging drunk" and "booze".
First broadcast in 'Lost land of the Tiger' on BBC1 in September 2010.
Could be used to show the range of medicines that cultures in other parts of the world use. This could be the start of a project on medicines or used to compare native remedies with medicines developed in the Western world.
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