Whut? Corpse medicine? Last time I checked; a dead body is treated as bio-hazard.
The herbalists became scientists, manufacturing the same substances that are in plants, but in EVEN quantity and quality. The natural healers became medical doctors.
Conservative men and the Church did the witch-burnings. The witches were usually guilt of not conforming to society’s rules, or just being blamed for a freak drought or flood or extreme cold/heat.
Everyone used herbs (which ARE plants) to heal. The problem is that some plants have very much of the potent substance and some plants have little or nothing of it. When you manufacture it instead, you can have equal amounts in each pill, and you can remove other substances from the plant that are NOT good for the human body.
We are STILL using herbs as household remedies, or “first-line defense” against fairly harmless ailments. The establishment just wants us to be careful, and to seek medical help if we’re really sick.
Snake-oil can be made from “herbs from plants”, silly-nilly. Scientific medication is the OPPOSITE of snake-oil. The herbalists, who refused to become scientists, became snake-oil salesmen instead, dearie.
Herbs can also have side-effect, and completely unexpected ones at that.
Scientific medication is mostly used when the body CAN’T heal itself, or can’t heal itself fast enough to keep from dying on the way.
The natural healers and herbalists used to handle major accidents as well, dolt. How come medical science is allowed to take over here?