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Mother milk to drive away malign spirits from babies. Healing breast milk. Exorcism. Portuguese Africa.
Since ancient times the milk of women was considered a cure for many diseases in adults also. Pliny the Elder recommended it for eye diseases and fatigue in the elderly, and in the Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert it appears as a possible remedy in marasmus and tuberculosis.