Daily Mail (Leon Watson)
Doctors have long known that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
But in 'corpse medicine' - the idea of treating ills by swallowing body parts and fluids - a little sweetener wouldn't make a blind bit of difference.
First up is Mummy Powder, which was purported to be the ground up remains of the ancient kings of Egypt.
This was a popular medicine used from the 12th to the 17th century to cure everything from headaches to stomach ulcers, according to Compiled by 109.com, which compiled the list.