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Medicinal wines from 5,000 years ago

KUHF-FM (88.7, Houston), January 16, 2010

Ancient wine, mixed with a variety of herbs, was used to treat ailments in Egypt 5,000 years ago, report Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of UTMB’s Medical Discovery News. Researchers investigating jars found in the tomb of Pharaoh Scorpion I believe “the concoctions were used to treat everything from upset stomachs to herpes virus infections. Dissolving herbs and resin in wine or beer can be particularly effective in extracting the medicinal components of the plants.” MDN airs locally at 10 a.m. Saturday on KUHF.

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