Papyrus Ebers (1550 BC) E821 - Remedy for uterus
[A different passage reads (E 821, Ebers Papyrus 821, 1550 b.c.) Another (to cool the uterus and eliminate its heat): sˆmsˆm-t; ground in honey; introduced into her vagina (iwf). This is a contraction. This was felt by Ghalioungui to describe an obstetric aid. It has parallels to therapeutic applications of cannabis as a vaginal suppository in the 19th century to treat gynecological disorders and migraine.
Part of Plate LXXVIII - Courtesy of the "University of Lepzia"
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