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Having trouble getting knocked up? Try some hare drool! According to a recently unearthed 17th century manual called The Ladies Companion, Or The English Midwife, the antidote to a barren womb is to "Take the slime that a hare will have about his mouth when he eateth mallows and drink it in wine...Two hours after lie with your husband and fear not (faith my author) but that you will conceive." Other infertility remedies include mouse-ear, liquorice, catnip, and mugwort, but they all the recipes seem to involve boiling these ingredients in wine or sherry, so maybe these potions are something we can get behind, even if we do have to down some rabbit spit. [Independent]

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