What medicinal value did gall, heart, and liver have?

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That is just what Tobias asked Raphael. Raphael replied, “As for the fish’s heart and liver, you must burn them to make a smoke in the presence of a man or woman afflicted by a demon or evil spirit, and every affliction will flee away and never remain with that person any longer. And as for the gall, anoint a person’s eyes where white films have appeared on them; blow upon them, upon the white films, and the eyes will be healed.” (NRSV, Tobit 6:8–9) (See where this is going?)


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