Fresh blood makes you beautiful?
In the 16th century Europe, Countess Elizabeth Báthory of Hungary captured rural virgins. She bathed with and drank their blood as she believed this was a great youth remedy. The estimated number of victims is around more than 850.
Fast forwarding to today, the Vampire Facial (officially known as the Platelet Rich Plasma facial) is a popular anti-aging facial amongst celebrities and socialites. PRP’s procedure “involves withdrawing a patient's blood, processing it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look.” As you use your own blood the risk of sensitivity or infection should be lower.
Although this sounds ridiculous enough, there is another story that is even more astonishing. Alas, in the end, we must return to Chinese history.
Fresh blood, human milk... and bird droppings
The most infamous ancient Chinese anti-aging remedy is credited to the Empress Dowager Cixi. According to medical journals written at that time, Empress Dowager Cixi ate 10 grams of crushed pearl powder every 10 days. Also, she began drinking human milk for nourishment at the age of 26. Many ancient books have recorded the delicious recipes that can be made with human milk, and even its ability to heal illnesses. During Qing Dynasty, using human milk as/in medication became even more common.
Empress Dowager Cixi even used animal droppings in her quest for beauty. According to Professor Li Si-chi, a professor of Chinese medicine, white cloves, white striped eagles and white pigeons in the famous "Yurong San" formula of Empress Dowager Cixi was made from sparrows, ewes and pigeons. Research has proven that this formula indeed has the ability to increase skin metabolism, promote blood circulation, delay skin aging, anti-wrinkle, help prevent eczema, sweat spots, acne, freckles and so on. Seems like the ridiculous sounding formula isn’t so ridiculous after all!
Why do we chase after longevity and immortality? Does longevity equal to healthiness? Can beauty be eternal?
The pursuit of eternal life and youth has been a mystery for thousands of years. Even after the development of technology, modern medicine, and even religion, we seemingly still haven’t found the answer….
Until the 20th century, where scientists have discovered compounds that can promote health anti-aging and beauty.
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