It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that some of our oldest medicines from our ancestors actually work. Unfortunately it does take a team of scientists decades to “rediscover” something we already knew. Our ancestors and the ancients knew a lot more than modern medicine gives them credit for. They weren’t as primitive as we thought, apparently.
“A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon ‘eye salve’ made from onion, garlic, wine and part of a cow’s stomach has been shown to wipe out 90 percent of antibiotic-resistantStaphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA. And it works better than modern antibiotics in both lab and mouse models.
The 9th Century ‘eye salve’ recipe was originally found in Bald’s Leechbook – an old English manuscript held by the British Library.” Science Alert