Man arrested over live fish cure

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Man arrested over live fish cure

 

An Indian man has been arrested in Nepal for administering a "cure" for asthma which involves swallowing a whole live snakehead.

According to a report from the Hindustan Times, Mohammad Alam Mansoor was arrested after he placed advertisements for a cure for asthma, brochitis and other respiratory problems in Nepal's daily newspapers.

The "cure" he was selling is the Bathini family's 150 year old recipe which caused controversy among the medical community earlier this year.

The treatment involves swallowing a cupful of small snakeheads called murrels which are smeared in a paste containing a "secret recipe" passed down by the Bathini family's ancestors.

As PFK reported in July, the alleged cure was found by a team of independent academics to be nothing more than a placebo.

The secret recipe contained no active ingredients of use in curing respiratory problems.