Antique medicine

Heart scarab

Copy of an aegyptian Hear scarab

14x1 = 14 parts of the beetle
14x2 = 28 days of the female cycle.


Thus, the beetle was the ideal component of medication ... for women. It was minced in a mortar and added with ointments and pills - a good example of ancient Egyptian magic!


No arrogance! As early as the 17th and 18th centuries, beetles were treated and treated in Europe for the treatment of rabies (Math. Martini poor Kranken Rath, Frankf. 1676, 8, p. 23). Frederick the Great eagerly swallowed the beasts - from 1777 on, the Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus) was even considered a Specificum against Lyssa in Prussia ...