Hygiene and Beauty in Ancient Rome. The mouse brain was one of the most used ingredients for oral hygiene

Hygiene and Beauty in Ancient Rome. The mouse brain was one of the most used ingredients for oral hygiene

Brain mouse to brush your teeth?

It happened also in this’Ancient Rome!

If you have been stunned by the habit of the ancient Romans to brush your teeth with the’urine (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/1936/storia-antica/ligiene-orale-nellantica-roma-si-lavavano-i-denti-i-romani), It will be the same, I think, to learn that the “pee-pee” It was not the only strange substance depiction at the time for thethus oral.

Feel like counseled ingredients Pliny to prepare a good “toothpaste”:

“of hare head ashes and teeth donkey, mixed with brain extracts of rat or rabbit”.

Stuff to creepy, in conclusion.

Yet the use of the much-maligned rat brain for this purpose was a common sight in Rome.

It was mixed with bicarbonate sodium, with which went to form an excellent dough (it seems…) for the daily care of the mouth and teeth (Photo gives: ifyoublogdotcom.files.wordpress.com).