From the article:
"Mummy, or processed dead flesh, was, for centuries, one of the most popular cure-all remedies in Europe. It was so fashionable in one period that noblemen carried tiny bags of mummy powder tucked into their clothing wherever they went. François I of France always rode with a leather pouch of it attached to his horse's saddle, and Shakespeare's Othello carried a handkerchief 'dyed in mummy, which the skilful / Conserved of maidens' hearts.'"
Thanks to Lady Anya from Drachenwald for sharing this great link!