Re: Geophagia, Why?

F.Schuster (100606.314@CompuServe.COM)
19 Aug 1995 22:16:07 GMT

The habit is not so uncommon, as it is in general belived,
people does it for health reasons mostely. I can remenber a
family in rural Bavaria (Bayrischer Wald at the border to
Bohemia) who eate daily soil from a special place in their
garden. They stay health without the usual sniffles and
infektions during winter sice then.- they claim!.
I can also remember that a special and kleen clay from a deep
source in a suspension with water was fromely frequently used in
stomac problems.