The Four Humours

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The Four Humours

The Ancient Greeks identified four different liquids, or Humours, in the body:

  • Blood
  • Phlegm 
  • Yellow bile (vomit)
  • Black bile (speculated to be blood in vomit)


The Greeks thought that every person had their own set of humours, and if they became imbalanced, you got ill. 

For example. if you had a fever, your skin would…


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