Egyptians Mastered Medicine Thousands Of Years Ago

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Civilization in Ancient Egypt means not only tombs and pyramids, but also all aspects of human life.

Egyptian medical papyri documented a variety of diagnostics and medical achievements we still use today.
Their medicine reached a very high standard, and its reputation spread to neighboring countries.

 

Herbal medicine was mastered thousands of years ago


Especially, the complementary medicine like herbal medicine played the key role in society. Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic medicine that saved lives and cured disease.

Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples where archeologists have found extensive sets of medical documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and the London Medical Papyrus, which contained the earliest documented awareness of tumors.

 

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, dating from the seventeenth century B.C., is one of the oldest of all known medical papyri.


The most famous plant - medicine "encyclopedia" is the Ebers Papyrus, a 110 page scroll which rolls out to be about 20 meters long.

Egyptians consumed raw garlic and onions for endurance and to heal asthma and bronchial-pulmonary issues. Many of their herbs were steeped in wine and used as oral medicine.

These were natural herbs, untainted by pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or fluoridated water.


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