The inventions in modern medicine have changed the shape of cures for disease, well-being, and human health. About a century ago, the average person typically didn’t live to see their 60th birthday. Today, it is common for people to live longer than 80 years old.
But, we are facing a huge problem: the over-prescribing of potentially dangerous and addictive medications. In addition, many people are forced to undergo procedures that they often don’t need.
25 Ancient Medical Cures (Most People Have Forgotten)
Modern medicine is beginning to acknowledge the effectiveness of acupuncture. This ancient practice has roots in China, starting as far back as 6000 BCE!
- Fecal Transplant
“The Chinese were the first to recognize that changing the bacterial flora of the colon could be a beneficial treatment,” says Dr. Bret Lasner, a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Gross? Yes. Does it work? Absolutely.
- Leech Therapy
Leech therapy dates back over 3,500 years to ancient Egypt. These days is it used to thin the blood and improve blood circulation.
- Maggot Therapy
Maggot therapy has long been used to heal wounds. Today, the use of maggots primarily treats skin trauma and soft tissue.
In the past, doctors used to drill a hole in the skull in order to release evil spirits. Today, they use surgical tools and do it with the purpose of relieving pressure in the skull.
This procedure involves a tube inserted in the urethra to allow an immobile person to urinate. In medieval times it was used much more often because of the widespread occurrence of syphilis, kidney stones, bladder stones, and other diseases.
- Cesarean Section
This ancient practice has evolved- and for the better. Today, about 1/3 of all babies are delivered via c- section.
Herbs and Spices
Packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, alfalfa helps reduce symptoms of upset stomach, asthma, bleeding disorders, and arthritis.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids which promote skin health and nutrient absorption.
- Bee Pollen
Pollen is a powerful antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial agent, which helps reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, promote cellular health, and more.
Blackberries are typically into a tea which helps reduce inflammation and relieve diarrhea.
Chamomile does a bit of everything, such as slowing down aging, reducing stress, and relieving the symptoms of the common cold.
Echinacea`s benefits were first discovered by Native Americans who used it to boost immunity.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is effective at treating gut-related disorders as well as preventing or delaying the onset of dementia.
Now manufactured as a tincture, elderberry is mostly used to heal respiratory problems. It has been scientifically shown that the chemicals in elderberry relieve nasal congestion.
Amazingly, ginger possesses anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties!
Valerian root is known to relieve anxiety and stress as well as to alleviate muscle pain.
Sage is extremely effective at treating digestive disorders as well as respiratory illnesses, including the common cold.
Rosemary improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and boosts metabolism.
Mint is effective at relieving intestinal discomfort and promoting healthy digestion. According to a recent research, it positively affects brain health and function, too.
Often used as an aromatherapy agent, this jack-of-all-trades treats respiratory disorders, heals digestive ailments, and promotes overall health.
- Gotu Kola
It has been long used in China, Indonesia, and India to sharpen mental health. When combined with gingko biloba, its benefits are even more enhanced.
Ginseng is effective at lowering cholesterol levels, keeping blood sugar levels in check, boosting energy, improving brain function, and even treating erectile dysfunction.
An absolute star in Chinese medicine, gingko biloba is touted for its ability to improve brain health and support healthy blood circulation.
This plant has widely been used in Native American culture, and for a good reason. It works wonders when it comes to treating respiratory disorders and keeping inflammation in check.