Question by  shaji (38)

What magic word was meant to cure hay fever?

I have horrid hay fever and will try anything to cure it.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

Surprisingly, the word "abracadabra" was originally invented to cure hay fever. However, I sincerely doubt that's going to work.


Answer by  Lenore (237)

You're probably thinking of ABRACADABRA. Ancient Roman physicians were using the word as far back as the 2nd century AD as a talisman against all kinds of inflammation and fevers, including hay fever. Some scholars think it may be of Hebrew origin.


Answer by  lunie (13)

Many magicians use the amusing word "abracadabra" during their acts. I bet that even they don't know that saying "abracadabra" was originally used as a way to cure hay fever.

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