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Medicine in Ancient Egypt

In Ancient Egypt there existed a unique medical practice. The Egyptians had an extensive knowledge about space, the stars, the Earth and the human body. In the past, almost all viruses have been fatal. That’s why the Egyptians sought to improve their knowledge to combat diseases and epidemics.

In Ancient Egypt the beginnings of science that we call “medicine”. The papyri found in the Nile valley, reveals many secrets of the ancient Egyptian art. The papyrus known German Egyptologist and writer Ebers, was discovered in Thebes, can be considered the first known medical encyclopedia.

The ancient inhabitants of Egypt believed that medical science is of divine origin. In Ancient Egypt, magic and medicine were considered as two parts of a single whole. When a person is sick, it was believed that the disease disturbs the balance between the energy of the patient and space force.

The doctors of the pharaohs knew that to defeat the disease, you need to first deal with the cause of its appearance . and not consequences. Then the healer turned to various deities. Continue reading

Medicinal herbs and their use for skin care.

Herbs in cosmetics

Aloe tincture from the fresh leaves is used for washing of the skin with pustular rash. It is also used in the form of a preparation “Biostime” for acne, seborrhea, furunculosis, abscesses, etc.

Althaea officinalis ( leaves, roots) – is used topically as a decoction for washing at inflammatory diseases of the skin and irritation of the sensitive dry skin.

White willow ( bark of young branches) – externally in the form of a decoction used as a wash for seborrhea and acne.

Tilia cordata – externally in the form of decoctions for washing and compresses in inflammatory processes of the mouth, the freckles, the hair loss. for dry and normal skin.

Burdock (burdock, young roots) – externally in the form of decoction is ideal for the care of hair and skin, seborrhea, hair loss, dandruff, acne, insect bites. For washing the skin, use the juice of burdock.

Chamomile – outer :5 teaspoons of crushed flowers, pour a glass of boiling water and let stand in a closed vessel for 10-15 minutes, strain the cooled liquid. then use for compresses, rubbing, smudging, etc. in inflammatory and pustular diseases of the skin and mucous membranes, eczema, burns and chilblains, dandruff and seborrhea. Continue reading

Veterinary medicine in Ancient Egypt

In Ancient Egypt, as we know, animals are deified; therefore is not surprising is the fact that caring for them played an important role. Great attention was paid to the cows, goats, sheep and other paracobitis, as well as horses and donkeys. Primarily because a healthy livestock population increased the wealth of its owner. On ancient images Dating from approximately 2025 BC can often be seen resting in the shade of a specially constructed sheds of farm animals. Unchanged and the image of the shepherds, nablyudali for them. Farmers and landowners in those days believed that the shepherds thus acquire some practical experience not only in animal but also in their treatment.

In Ancient Egypt the responsibility for the care of animals often fell on the shoulders of the priests who cared for the sacred animals and the animals that were reared for slaughter. The ancient Egyptians believed that any illness has a supernatural origin, so very often, the pastoralists resorted to immediate assistance of a priest, so he asked the gods to intervene and protect sick animals, as mentioned in his work of 1878, the English scientist Wilkinson. In 2350 BC traveler KOF har travelled to Nubia with a caravan of three hundred Asses, and on completion he returned every one of them. This indicates a high level of animal welfare in Ancient Egypt. Continue reading