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Odd Video: India Live Fish Swallowing Cures Asthma

posted by Chris Valentine

In Hyderabad, India, two brothers have possibly figured out a way to cure people’s asthma. The remedy? Having the sufferers swallow a live fish, filled with a special concoction.

Goud Fish Cure for Asthma

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At the begin inning of the monsoon season, hundreds of thousands of people line up to receive this free treatment from the Goud brothers, who say that the remedy is a closely guarded secret (received from a Hindu saint). They have been dispensing the medicine for yearly 50 years. Basically, a special yellow mixture is put together and forced into the mouth of a live murrel or sardine, which is then swallowed by the person afflicted with asthma. If the person then goes on a specified 45-day diet, a 100% cure is guaranteed, says Harinath Goud.

India Live Fish Swallowing Cures Asthma

It is said that the EPA in fish oil may be the reason for the cure; others say it’s just a placebo effect. Watch the video here, and decide for yourself!

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