The doctors of ancient Greece and China had it right when they applied cool and minty salves to soothe aches and pains, a new study suggests.
Healers in ancient Chinese societies treated injuries with mint oil, which contains anti-inflammatory properties and produces a cooling effect on the skin.
Cold compresses were also recommended in the fifth century BC by Hippocrates, who is considered the father of modern medicine. Swelling and joint pain could be eased by the numbing effect of copious amounts of cold water, the ancient Greek scholar said.
This is being used in modern medicine now, according to Live Science.
It’s something Dielli would have used.