It's not surprising that these homemade remedies exist, considering the earliest history of lice dates all the way back to 1550 B.C.--as lice treatments are mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus
, one of the oldest medical documents.
Safflower was used by the ancient Egyptians as a dyeing agent for cotton and is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus
as a tonic and stimulant for the blood; apart from this little was known of the medicinal properties of the plant until the 20 th century when closer studies of Chinese herbal medicine revealed its value in an extraordinary range of treatments.
First of all the movements are based on the movements of the Neteru , which is found in the temples of Luxor, the temple of Horus at Edfu , and on scientific methods, mentioned in the Ebers papyrus
, the rhind papyrus , and these are known as the pyramid texts which are the oldest books in the entire world.
Scurvy was first documented in the Ebers papyrus
in 1550 BC (1) and became famous as a sailor disease after the death of at least two million sailors between the 16th and 18th centuries (2).
From its first recorded use in the Ebers papyrus
as an anti-inflammatory agent, to its first use in a clinical trial showing that it induces remission of fever and joint inflammation, to the discovery that it could prevent death from heart attack, to its anticancer properties, aspirin remains one of the most researched drugs in use today.
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.C., in Egypt, describes bleeding by cupping in order to remove the foreign matter from the body.
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.
 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." It left little up to the patient's interpretation.
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.