oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Crocodile bile, a poison: myth or reality?

Volume 30, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, Laurenti, has been mentioned in a number of cases of witchcraft accusation since 1899 (Gelfand 1967). It is widely believed that the bile from the gall bladder of a crocodile is very poisonous. This article aims to prove whether there is truth in this claim.

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