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Snake Oil – Enhydris chinensis

May 3, 2011


There is, in fact, such a thing as “snake oil” Snake oil is a traditional Chinese medicine made from the Chinese Water Snake (Enhydris chinensis), which is used to treat joint pain. However, the most common usage of the phrase is as a derogatory term for quack medicine. The expression is also applied metaphorically to [...]

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