Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Alayna Hudzinski and Lizzie James
Egyptian physicians used natural herbs and fruits. While some were less effective than others, most were kept until modern times and are even more effective than they were in the past.
The article gives us some examples of how medicine is and was used, including, "Honey: An excellent antiseptic, used to treat wounds, and an ancient cure that is now increasingly used by the British Military to treat burns. Willow: A concoction of this was used to treat toothache and willow bark formed the basis of modern aspirin. Mint: Used to treat gastric ailments and mint is another cure that is still used today. Pomegranate: Used to treat infestations of parasitic worms, and modern scientists have found that the high tannin content of this fruit actually does paralyze worms, known to Ancient Egyptian medicine as the 'snakes of the digestive system." Today, we still use some of these methods of medicine.