Ancient Ocular Rosacea Treatment
Ancient Eye Medication is amazingly similar to Rosacea-Ltd IV
Scientists have discovered a 2000 year old eye medicine quite similar to modern day Rosacea-Ltd ocular treatment. As far back as 140 B.C. the concept of a mineral salt tablet or medicine disk was used for the treatment of various eye aliments or conditions.
Discovered on an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany was a round tin box containing small grey medicinal disks or tablets comprised of zinc, beeswax, starch, pine resin and olive oil. Such zinc compounds have been used as medicines throughout history and texts from the writings of Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman naturalist, indicate that zinc compounds were beneficial in treating aliments of the eyes and skin. During ancient times starch was valued by the Romans for use in cosmetics, olive oil was a key carrier or mixing agent in both medicines and perfumes. The use of resins from sources such as pine trees would have been used for its ability to preserve the medicine due to its antiseptic properties.
Additional cargo found aboard the shipwreck appear to indicate that one of the ship’s passengers included a physician based on medical tools which included a bronze bowl shaped container such as those used for applying soothing bursts of hot air to ease pain or aching joints and an probe cast from iron.
The modern day Rosacea-Ltd ocular tablets or disks as we refer to them also contain zinc compounded with other well-known medicinal healing salts such as sodium chloride, along with trace amounts of magnesium stearate, iron oxide, copper oxide, cornstarch, polyethylene glycol, and sulfur. Magnesium, iron, copper, sodium and zinc have been used over the centuries for their healing, soothing and medicinal properties including the ability to work as potent anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antibiotic medications. These minerals can help reduce inflammation and redness when applied topically to the skin.