More commonly credited for accelerating obesity rates worldwide and formerly containing cocaine, Coca Cola does possess medicinal perks like the ability to cure persimmon stones, Jiangsu Network TV reports.
A condition commonly found in people who eat a lot of persimmons (especially during the fall persimmon season), persimmon stones, or bezoars, form when stomach acid combines with excessive amounts of tannin and pectin found in the fruit. Fortunately, Coca Cola is apparently the be-all-end-all cure, as demonstrated in several cases this year.
One woman, surnamed Huang, 24, who suffered from severe persimmon stones was cured after drinking 500 ml of coke twice a day for three days. She might want to consider switching to Coke Zero considering the required doses, but we digress. Doctors stated she was the third patient this month who was successfully cured due to the coke treatment.
The treatment reportedly only works on younger patients due to their “more dynamic stomach.”
More on the study here.
Coca Cola is also an effective cure for diarrhea, and other ailments, and Sprite was recently found to be the most effective hangover treatment. We feel like it won’t be long before a study finds that Mr. Pibb is the best cure for lupus.