Ancient Treatment For The Common Cold


In a recent article we discussed Celsus’s ideas on treatment for depression and melancholy.  We now look at his prescription for dealing with the common cold, an ailment that until this day has defied a consistent cure.  What is interesting about his treatment suggestions is that they seem to be about as effective as anyone could give a cold sufferer today.  Judge for yourself.  The following information is taken from his De Medicina (IV.5).

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