Prehistoric Medicine Natural cures

Natural cures for prehistoic medicine

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  • Natural Cures
    • The trephining of the skull is proven to have actually worked
      • Many skulls found from this period show that the bone had continued to grow afterwards
      • Because they were able to carry out such operations, this shows that shamans possessed a fair amount of practical skill
    • There were also many practical and natural cures that were based on herbs
    • Herbal medicines were used for illnesses such as, fevers and stomach problems
    • Ointments made from mosses, leaves and barks were used for cuts
    • Clay, mud and wood were used to treat broken bones
      • The evidence shows people who suffered such injuries often survived


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