It is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus
of ancient Egypt as a cure for marsh fevers and was much praised by the medieval physicians as a treatment for liver complaints, biliousness and general debility.
Information about the medical significance of plants is included in writings ranging from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus
from around 1550 BC to the monumental Chinese Bencao Gagmu known as the Compedium of Materia Medica, written by Li Shizhen in the 16th century (2).
, thought to be the oldest medical textbook approximately 1550 B.
In Arabic, the practice is called Hijama , and its earliest documented use is in the Ebers Papyrus
, the Egyptian medical textbook of 1550 BCE.
One of the first recorded mentions of German chamomile occurs in a document dating back to 1550 BC known as the Ebers Papyrus
, which indicated that in ancient Egypt chamomile was used to honor the gods, embalm the dead and cure the sick.
1] The Ebers papyrus
goes on to recommend "to correct a displaced womb: with oil of earth (Petroleum) with fedder (Manure) and honey; rub the body of the patient," (Ebers papyrus
The ancient Ebers papyrus
(circa 1550 BC) referred to a favorite prescription given by doctors for the purpose of disease prevention, "Wash and shave the body.
Abstract Although acne is described in very ancient writings dating back to Ebers papyrus
, its clear description is found after Fuchs coined the term 'Acne vulgaris' and Erasmus Wilson separated it from acne rosacea.
11) According to the Ebers Papyrus
(about 1500 BC), the ancient Egyptians were also aware that willow leaves possessed a fever-reducing property and used them to treat various inflammatory disorders.
the Ebers Papyrus
, an ancient medical text, mentioned an abortion induced by a plant-fiber tampon coated with honey and crushed dates ("Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly," New York Times, Jan.
Early records of Aloe vera use appear in the Ebers Papyrus
from 16th century BC.
One such document is the Ebers Papyrus
, an ancient medical treatise containing 108 columns of text, that represents the then current and ancient medical knowledge in Egypt from about 1536 BC, during the reign of Amenhotep I.