Mayas, Incas, Aztecs
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The Aztecs Incas and Mayas were people from the ancient civilization that flourished between1,000b.c. and 1,697 Their medical practices through out the years advanced dramatically. First, they were many types of medicines until the Spanish Conquistadors arrived and conquered ( using there namesake thoroughly) their prosperous civilization.
Here are some interesting facts. Ancient Aztecs, Incas and Mayas all used COCA as a type of medicine. The taking of a steam bath was also considered as a type of medicine. Snakeroot and pipe-tree pudding were good for stomach pains, coughs, and fevers. Snakeskin and flesh were taken for various illnesses. Rabbit fern was good for rheumatism. To cure a sickness or disease doctors would have to find out what caused it. It depended on if it was a good or an evil spirit on how it was cured. Medicine was part of religion and magic. Hospitals in cities were for warriors or soldiers. Even though Spanish Conquistadors brought unknown diseases to South America, the tribes in that area seemed to know how to cure some of the diseases.