In the process of drug use in ancient times and today there is a difference. Modern medicines differ from drugs of medicine of the past in the absence of chemical composition. It is important to know that in ancient times hallucinogenic plants, which were not treated, were most often used for treatment. The ancients entered into a trance and so relieved themselves the pain. Therefore, we want to tell you exactly what drugs used in the past.
Peyote A desert plant that provokes strong hallucinations has been used by Native Americans from 8,000 BC until 2000 BC. It is proved that in Texas during the civil war, the military often drank peyote tea before entering into battle.
Hemp used in South and Central Asia. It has been proven that this plant has been used for many centuries, and the earliest – in China. The remains of this remedy were found in a 2,700-year-old burial. Hemp has a strong analgesic effect. Probably because of this it was used in antiquity.
Betel, which is also known as chewing nut, has been used for thousands of years. This plant appeared on the island of Timor in Northern Australia, and was used in the culture of East and Central Asia. A person who uses betel feels a warm wave all over his body. Betel does not have a psychotropic effect, it tones and refreshes.
Tobacco. This plant was used by Native Americans long before the rest of the world knew about its existence. Smoking tobacco led Indians in a state of soaring in the clouds.
Coca used by the Mayans. They brewed coca leaves for brewing, as well as in boiling ordinary tea. As a result of the use of this plant, the Maya received a strong stimulant, overdose of which can be very harmful to health.
Black henbane – This is a plant that is on the verge of extinction. This is one of the most powerful drugs used by different cultures in ancient times. Black henbane leads to a state similar to intoxication after drinking beer.
Psilocybin It was first grown between 9000 and 7000 BC. This plant is also called “magic mushrooms.” They were used between 1000 and 500 BC for entering into a trance. In some cultures, psilocybin had a high sacred status.
Opium has been used as a medicine for many years. They were treated with diarrhea, insomnia and pain, even very severe. It is proved that in China in the 16th century, opium was used as Viagra.
Pythia gas. The Pythia is a priestess of the Delphic oracle who lived in the temple of Apollo in ancient Greece. To enter the state of trance, the Pythia used a special gas. Today it is not known which gas she used — ethylene, benzene, or methane.
With the help of hallucinogenic mushrooms Shamans entered into a trance and could bring in a few people. With his help, they even did surgeries, such as trepanning of the skull.
Aboriginal people who lived on the Australian continent in ancient times treated fractures of a special stiff mud. As you understand, there was no question of any sterility.
Blue lotus very often used by the ancient Egyptians. Using this plant, people received a feeling of lightness and moderate arousal. Blue lotus was used for a quiet and comfortable sleep, in this connection tea from the lotus is still brewed by some indigenous people.
Also prehistoric people widely practiced geophagy – eating land and clay for medical purposes.
Poison. Dentists of the Middle Ages believed that special worms caused holes in the teeth. And they “brought” them with the help of poison.
Surprisingly, in the Middle Ages, the procedure was already established prosthetic teeth. The teeth were made of ivory, and for the rich people artificial limbs were made from the human jaw of the deceased.
In ancient Egypt, people used milled mouse carcasses for the treatment of toothache.
During the Second World War, for medicinal purposes they used methamphetamine.
In the early 19th century stuttered cut off half the tongue. Many of them died of blood loss.
In the 17th century was invented special powder which healed wounds. It consisted of worms, a mummified corpse, and a pig’s brain.
Victorian women used arsenic for cosmetic purposes.