Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life
Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), a physician of ancient Greece's Classical era, is considered to be the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates surprisingly suggested rather contemporary remedies for obesity, namely diet and exercise. In addition to recognizing that disease...
Tree of Hippocrates Branch Planted at UMass Medical School
A branch from the Tree of Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, was recently planted at the UMass Chan Medical School campus to inspire creativity and hope. The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree under which, according to legend, Hippocrates...
Oregano, the Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb
Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two when it came to herbs, and oregano is one that they simply could not do without.
Ancient Greek Medicine Comes Back to Life
Greeks take their traditions, including those related to food, holidays, spirits, dances, and arts, which have persisted for thousands of years, very seriously. Those cultural practices which have helped them in the healing of disease and maintenance of good...
Hippocrates’ Fiery Cure for Hemorrhoids
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek founder of medicine, focused on treating hemorrhoids and proposed a fiery cure. Is this disturbing or funny? A fiery ancient cure for hemorrhoids sounds like torture. Apparently, this was one of Hippocrates' ancient Greek medical proposals. Hippocrates'...
Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals
Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a study from the University of Exeter revealed. Experts at the University of Exeter...
Ancient Greek Art of Medicine Still Practiced in Today’s India
The Ancient Greeks gifted India numerous things, including architecture, sculpture, coins, amazing food, and the Greek language and script. However, one of the greatest gifts was the ancient Greek art of medicine, or "Unani" as Indians refer to it. The...
Anti-Aging and Ancient Greeks
Although medicine and healing were important in ancient Greece, anti-aging may have been considered unnatural by the ancient Greeks. by Patrick Garner In the last decade some branches of modern medicine have shifted from viewing aging as inevitable to treating it...
Hippocrates’ Medical Recipes Discovered at Monastery in Egypt
Monks at the St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt, have discovered medical recipes from Hippocrates.
Hippocrates and Willow Bark? What You Know About the History of Aspirin is Probably Wrong
It is believed that more than two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, discovered the active ingredient in aspirin.