June 10, 2007

The FDA would have banned Ancient Egyptian medics

So it turns out that the Egyptians invented modern medicine (not the Greeks), check out these prescriptions:

The medical documents, which were first discovered in the mid-19th century, showed that ancient Egyptian physicians treated wounds with honey, resins and metals known to be antimicrobial.

The team also discovered prescriptions for laxatives of castor oil and colocynth and bulk laxatives of figs and bran. Other references show that colic was treated with hyoscyamus, which is still used today, and that cumin and coriander were used as intestinal carminatives.

Further evidence showed that musculo-skeletal disorders were treated with rubefacients to stimulate blood flow and poultices to warm and soothe. They used celery and saffron for rheumatism, which are currently topics of pharmaceutical research, and pomegranate was used to eradicate tapeworms, a remedy that remained in clinical use until 50 years ago.

"Many of the ancient remedies we discovered survived into the 20th century and, indeed, some remain in use today, albeit that the active component is now produced synthetically," said Dr Campbell.

"Other ingredients endure and acacia is still used in cough remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions

Its amazing that the ancient Egyptians were using this stuff over a century before the birth of Christ. As I type this I have honey on a few wounds and earlier this week I had to use castor oil because the over-the-counter prescription crap shit didn't work as well.

There are plenty of natural remedies that can cure us just well as the synthetic drugs that Big Pharma pumps out. The FDA is in bed with the Pharmaceutical companies to keep natural remedies under the rug and in some cases even banning cancer-curing nutrients!



At 6/17/2007 4:01 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

Big Pharm is also in bed with Congress, as it has the largest lobby of any industry, including oil. As Chris Rock said, there's no money in the cure. The money's in the medicine.


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