Beer is Medicine

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It turns out the ancient Nubians (present day Sudan) cured their illnesses with beer and apparently it worked. Research published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010, showed high levels of the antibiotic tetracycline in their mummified bones that had accumulated during their lifetimes. They made their beer from grains that when fermented formed the antibiotic. The bone records seem to confirm they were very compliant in taking their medicine!