How was medicine in ancient times
How the is the body mummified?
What kind of medicine did the Egyptians do?
Egyptians used herbs to help illness
Egyptians used this as an antiseptic
prayer for healing
The Egyptians used prayer for healing
How did medicine emerge in Egypt?
Why is this important to us today?
It is because of the needs to maintain the good health of the Egyptian population that caused their ability to invent, researched and developed different ways and variety of items to medically remedy certain illness and diseases. Examples of ancient Egyptian innovations are as follows, the use of moldy bread as an antiseptic, Willow bark concoction for toothache, honey as an excellent antiseptic, used to treat wounds, diet rich in radish, garlic and onions for laborers which has a natural anti bacterial to protect them in case of injuries or diseases.
As stated in the article, "The Egyptians made sure that the laborers were fed a diet rich in radish, garlic and onion, which modern researchers have found to be extremely rich in Raphanin, Allicin and Allistatin. These powerful natural antibiotics would certainly help to prevent outbreaks of disease in the often-crowded conditions of the workcamps." Also it states ,"Ancient Egyptian practitioners were also adept at performing eye-surgery, no surprise in the desert where foreign objects blown into the eye could cause irritation. Innovatively, the Egyptian doctors cured Night-Blindness by feeding the patient powdered liver, rich in Vitamin A." As you can see from the information above it explains what the Egyptians did helped us make certain technological advances we have today.