Physician Heal Thyself

A curious snippet (not online) from the Daily Mail, which highlights some “quirky cures” for baldness that Prince William might like to try:

A bald guru in India recommends combining headstands with a herb called bhringara.

(sic – should be “bhringaraj”)

Alas, the identity of this “bald guru” is not given, although a bit of googling shows the herb at least is linked to Ayurveda.

This sage advice is contrasted with that of John Wesley, who suggested rubbing the head with onions until red, and then applying a dollop of honey.

Of course, I’m only blogging this because of my purely objective academic and journalistic interest in religion.

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