Ancient Medicine

 
   

Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic medicine that saved lives and cured disease

Herbs played a huge role in Egyptian medicine. Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples where archaeologists have found extensive sets of medical documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and the London Medical Papyrus, which contained the earliest documented awareness of tumours. The most famous plant - medicine "encyclopaedia" is the Ebers Papyrus, a 110 page scroll which is about 20 meters long.

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