The document that scholars believe the oldest treatise on medicine — the Egyptian papyrus, stores the ideas of the sages who lived almost 4000 years ago — has long been hidden in the vault of rare books the new York medical Academy. It is a remarkable heritage of culture that was already ancient when Rome was in its infancy, and Athens was a small town. Stone monuments of Egypt survived, but the majority of reed manuscripts were lost. Expert James Breasted, who translated the papyrus in the 1920-ies, called him “the world’s oldest manifestation of really scientific knowledge”. Soon the papyrus will be exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum at the exhibition “Medicine of ancient Egypt”. Here you can see scan of the mummy, surgical needles and other medical artifacts. “Their knowledge of the body were incredible, although they didn’t always understand it,” said James Allen, curator of Egyptian art at the met.
Papyrus is clear that the ancient physicians knew that the blood pumped by the heart flows through the body. This concept was not seated until the seventeenth century. They also knew how to do stitches. The manuscript also contains the oldest known descriptions of the symptoms of brain injury. Continue reading
Most often we are looking for information about the benefits of any unknown exotic fruits and vegetables. And we forget those who are always there.
Potatoes or simply potatoes, not only our “second bread”, it can replace some cosmetics, and first aid kit. Potato benefits and harms.
The Motherland of potato is South America, European countries, the potato became known in 1573, and then spread throughout the earth. In Russia, the potato came through Peter I in the XVIII century, and now many of the potato is considered a traditional Russian dish.
Potatoes – use. Potato is considered as a useful vegetable because it contains: water (75%), starch (17.5 percent), carbohydrates, fibre (1%), a small amount of protein and fat. As well as vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, K; minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron; organic acids: malic, citric, oxalic.
Along with the usefulness of a potato — simply delicious vegetable, which is cooked many dishes. Also in folk medicine, there are recipes with potatoes, which help from ailments and diseases. Continue reading
When you tried all the traditional methods and hope for healing are almost there, the residents of Buryatia are often out to non-traditional medicine. One of the many methods used by local shamans, — wrap the patient with animal innards. It is believed that this is an extremely dangerous and complex form of treatment.
Wrap the innards of the animal is considered to be one of the most complicated ancient rituals, and will undertake it only a few shamans. In Buryatia the one who treats so — shaman Sergey Damdinov . He allowed the reporter to observe the process, but to tell all the secrets refused.
– If wrap will be wrong, people can die. This takes into account all the nuances, it is important to have sacred knowledge.
Sergey Damdinov, shaman
Each rite Sergey Damdinova is hard. He says worried, because, as a rule, wrappings for many the last chance.
Svetlana horoshko chronic renal failure several times a week hemodialysis and the chances of a cure is almost none. She and her husband arrived from the Irkutsk region. To Ulan-Ude, they made it 18 hours, they say, was dangerous, the roads are solid ice. Continue reading