Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Snake Oil Chart



Check out this chart of "natural" remedies. Worth the gander.

5 comments:

Kaber said...

I find that aloe works wonderfully for burns. more than just 'conflicting or promising' .

Unless they mean for others purposes.

BUT- very interesting 'chart'. who comprised it?

Jesse said...

I agree about aloe, and some of these other things are also quite nice. I think the thing they are talking about here are the actual healing properties. Aloe may make burns feel better, but does it help the burns to heal faster?

Matt Fate said...

This chart seems a bit misleading to me, as it doesn't define the criteria it is using to compare the substances. Everything on there is useful in some way, even if it doesn't expedite cellular repair - it's awfully hard to define "healing properties". Too vague to learn much from IMO, but interesting nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

it says "when taken orally"

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry... here's the whole thing.. http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/