This is amazing. You might not believe it but modern day science has verified its accuracy.
I’m constantly learning more about how much the ancient Egyptians knew when it came to science and technology. One thing is for sure, they were pretty brilliant in many ways. Somehow thousands of years ago they cleverly discovered the key to home pregnancy tests using completely natural methods.
Sadly, scientists of the 1900’s invented some disgusting methods to detect pregnancy. If only they kept it simple like the Egyptians our modern day pregnancy kits may have been developed by wasting grain instead of animal life (learn more in the video below).
The ingenious yet simple Egyptian method was proven in the 60’s to have 70% accuracy. What they did was put wheat and barley seeds in a container. The woman would then urinate on the seeds, cover it and check back over the next few days.
If the seeds sprouted there was a very good chance she was pregnant and if they didn’t, she most likely wasn’t. They claimed that they could determine the gender of the baby by observing whether more wheat or barely had sprouted however the gender aspect was said to be proven false in the 60’s.
Whether or not the Egyptians understood that the sprouting was a result of hormonal differences is unknown, but they were definitely onto something that most would think is far beyond their time.
If you wish to learn more about pregnancy tests from the past check out this video below.
Source: Real Farmacy
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