It's a blessing to be alive during a time when there are many options to help us asthmatics. We have rescue medicine like Albuterol to cure an attack, and asthma controller medicines to prevent asthma altogether.
Yet could you imagine living 5,000 years ago? How would you treat your asthma in the ancient world?
The following are things that might be recommended in ancient Egypt:
- Animal excreta (including crocodile and camel dung)
- Herbs such as squill and henbane
- Leaves of the...