"Fille traumatisee" xeste 3
D’apres les archéologues, la jeune femme est traumatisée
et soufre des maux de tête...
Elle tient à cote de sa tête une branche de Myrte.
.Pourquoi ? A quoi sa sert la myrte
[En Anglais Myrtle] ?
Est qu’on peut lire les messages symboliques
des fresques d’Akrotiri ?
Est qu’on peut profiter de leur expérience
de médicine Traditionnel ?
Combien d’années il faut passer avant que cette découverte
sera annonce au publique ?
Est qu’on va protéger les chercheurs, a analyser
les donnes préhistoriques d’Akrotiri ?
[Aspirin throughout the ages: a historical revew
Levesque H Lafont O.
Département de médecine interne, centre hospitalier universitaire
Even at the beginning of the next millennium, aspirin will still offer surprises. Its relatively young pharmacological history compares with the early use
of salicylate-containing plants since antiquity.
The Assyrians and the Egyptians were aware
of the analgesic effects of a decoction of myrtle or willow leaves for joint pains. Hippocrates recommended chewing willow leaves for analgesia in childbirth
and the Reverend Edward Stones
is acknowledged as the first person to scientifically define the beneficial antipyretic effects of willow bark.
At the beginning of the 19th century salicin was extracted from willow bark
and purified. Although a French chemist, Charles Gerhardt, was the first
to synthesize aspirin in a crude form, the compound was ignored, and later studied by Felix Hoffmann. He reportedly tested the rediscovered agent on himself and on his father, who suffered from chronic arthritis--a legend was born
and Bayer Laboratories rose to the heights of the pharmacological world. First used for its potent analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties, aspirin were successfully used as an antithrombotic agent. Sir John Vane elucidated aspirin's active mechanism as an inhibitor
of prostaglandin synthetase and received the Nobel Price
in Medicine for this work in 1982.
Two isoform of cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) have now been identified, each possessing similar activities,
but differing in characteristic tissue expression.
The cox enzyme is now a target of drug interventions against the inflammatory process. After two centuries
of evaluation, aspirin remains topical, and new therapeutic indications are increasingly being studied
PMID: 10763200 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Therapy with saffron and the goddess at Thera.
Ferrence SC, Bendersky G.
Department of Art History, Temple University,
This paper presents a new interpretation
of a unique Bronze Age (c. 3000-1100 BCE)
Aegean wall painting in the building of Xeste 3
at Akrotiri,Thera. Crocus carturightianus
and its active principle, saffron, are the primary
subjects at Xeste 3. Several lines of evidence
suggest that the meaning of these frescoes
concerns saffron and healing: (1) the unusual
degree of visual attention given to the crocus,
including the variety of methods for display
of the stigmas; (2) the painted depiction
of the line of saffron production from plucking
blooms to the collection of stigmas;
and (3) the sheer number (ninety) of medical
indications for which saffron has been used from
the Bronze Age to the present.The Xeste 3 frescoes
appear to portray a divinity of healing associated
with her phytotherapy, saffron. Cultural
and commercial interconnections between
the Therans, the Aegean world, and their
in the early 2nd millennium BCE indicate a close
network of thematic exchange,
but there is no evidence that Akrotiri borrowed
any of these medicinal (or iconographic)
representations. The complex production line,
the monumental illustration of a goddess
of medicine with her saffron attribute,
and this earliest botanically accurate image
of an herbal medication are all Theran
PMID: 15259204 [PubMed]