Ophthalmology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of organs of vision — in Ancient Egypt was a specialized branch of medicine.
In 1926 during excavations near the pyramid of Cheops was discovered a funerary stele. Hieroglyphic inscription indicates that it depicts a court physician of Iran, known from surviving historical documents as ophthalmologist, gastroenterologist, pharmacist and proctologist. The creation of this monument, scientists determined quite accurately — the middle of III Millennium BC, Therefore, already in Egypt there was a system of specialization of physicians in certain areas, including ophthalmology.
Information about the achievements of eye physicians of the Nile Delta reached the scientists of the pharaohs was found correspondence with the Hittite kings. So, Ramses II in his letter to the ruler of the Hittites Hattusili III reports that due to illness of the eye the latter sends him “good medicine”.
The famous document of the XV century BC the so-called Leiden papyrus (named after the town in Germany where he is now kept), suggests that the treatment of eye diseases, along with rational actions, included the recitation of certain magical spells, addressed to the God RA. This confirms the close connection of healing with the religious ideas of the ancient Egyptians.
Scientific knowledge, lakopenicescoe luminaries of Ancient Egypt, widely seen in the famous papyrus Ebers, the creation date of which is 1550 BC Historical document contains a total of 431 ophthalmic recommendation. Continue reading
In reference books I couldn’t find any information about plants that are used for prolapse of the stomach. I have a few recipes gleaned from the experience of other herbalists.
5 tablespoons of crushed dried roots of erect cinquefoil pour a bottle of vodka, insist 12 days, give drink to polruki before meals 3 times a day. This kind of Potentilla, called galangal has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, used in various internal bleeding. Helps and for prolapse of the stomach.
In diseases caused by weight lifting, and also the fallen stomach, before you eat eggs fried eggs, sprinkled with the powder of Valerian root, give to drink 50 ml of tincture made too dried roots of elecampane: 5 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of vodka. The steeping time 2 weeks. Eat eggs once a day, tincture, take 2 to 3 times before meals.
Of interest is the use of chicory: you take it the aerial part with leaves and flowers, 2 tablespoons pour two cups of boiling water, insist hour. Infusion take half a Cup before meals. But that’s not all. In each serving of infusion of a grass of chicory is added 1 teaspoon of juice of Veronica drug, alcohol, canned in 1:1. The infusion can be sweetened with sugar or honey.
Many of the plants – oregano, calendula, chamomile, thyme, yarrow, peppermint – relieves spasms in the stomach and quench the pain. Successfully combined with each other chamomile and yarrow – put a tablespoon per Cup of boiling water, insist half an hour, drink hot in small SIPS – disposable. Continue reading
Today’s guest blogger in the first place, most famous lovers of energy drinks that have become very popular as a coffee substitute and basically contain guarana extract, which due to its tonic properties, used since ancient times in their homeland, in South America. Initially have a positive impact, guarana in combination with other components of energy drinks gives a completely different result and not as useful as the original product, which will be today’s story. The beneficial properties of guarana . open before the arrival of colonialists, was widely used by the local population as a medicinal restorative and tonic, making him a drink.
High tonic properties of guarana primarily attributed to higher content of natural caffeine, which has an impact stronger than coffee, and most importantly does not lead to addiction. The popularity of this product in South America and now is so great that it can be found not only in domestic kitchens, but in public places, surrounded by many varieties of teas and coffees.
Among the useful substances contained in guarana are guaranine in addition, the properties are similar to caffeine, vitamins A, b and E, alkaloids and tannins. As a means of folk medicine, guarana is well proven as a product for weight control, improve obmanivaet, tonic to revitalize the brain and nervous system. Guarana is also very common as a reducing agent after long and grueling workouts.
Famous recipes use it as well as the reducing of product with digestive disorders and diarrhoea. It is very important role contained in the plant tannins. Enhancements are also due to the normalization of metabolism, so we get more energy, and consumed food not stored in our body in the form of excess internal fat, prevent including normal blood flow to the internal organs of our body. Continue reading