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Ryan Metcalfe

. Other types of beer are used non-orally as well, including remedies that are placed or poured into the vagina. There are numerous other reasons why beer may have been used in these remedies besides hiding the taste of unpleasant ingredients, one of which is simply availability. Beer formed a standard part of the diet, and so would be easy to obtain. Conversely using a more unusual or special type of beer, such as the ‘excellent’ beer mentioned in three of the Ebers remedies (772, 791 and 812) (Ghalioungui 1987), may have added to any placebo effect by making the

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt