Snail slime is just the thing for a nasty cough, according to a pharmaceutical company in Chile that is marketing a patented cough elixir made from snail emissions.

The owner of the company’s snail farm, Maria Sannino, told local paper Las Ultimas Noticias he believed the slime to be an effective cough remedy, because it contains antibiotics and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory uses.
“I have more than 8500 snails working so we can get material for this ancient cough medicine recipe,” he said.

“The snail slime has antibiotic properties as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammation ones.”

His cough elixir, Karacoflu, comes in strawberry and avocado flavours.

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