Friday, November 7, 2008

Old Testament Doctor's Kit

If you lived during Old Testament days, you would use olive oil to wash a sick person's head. You would spread honey over a cut with a tool that looked a lot like three paintbrushes held together with rubber bands. You would rub yeast on a baby's hurting gums or give garlic to someone with a toothache. (Caution: Don't try these remedies on yourself or friends.)
This info is taken from the book above!
Today we put together our doctor's kit to see what it would have in it. Not sure about some of these ideas but it was fun putting it together. By the way, the Israelites also used wine and herbs for treating such things as stomachaches and headaches.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

cool! I won't try these at home!