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
In my articles I pay more attention to fees herbs for ingestion in various diseases. Historically herbs were used and for external application, often they are much more effective than many expensive ointments and rubbing. What are herbs and how to use them correctly.
If you dig thoroughly in the literature, for each disease you can find recommendations on the application of dozens of herbs. Without downplaying the importance of other herbs, I will focus on those that, in my opinion, the most effective in each case.
Herbs for wound healing
Ahead of the summer, trips to the country, dressage at nature and other outdoor activities. All this of course promotes good health, but nevertheless inevitable and various minor injuries. If you cut yourself, got a graze or scratch, and no generally accepted means at hand, not a problem. You cared for nature is the healer.
In these cases you can use plantain, dandelion, yarrow, burdock leaf, leaves, Polygonum pochechuynogo, a sheet of lilac or cherry. As you can see the selection is large and cannot be that at least something was nearby. 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