Imhotep was an important figure in Ancient Egyptian medicine. The Egyptians - not the ancient Greeks - were the true fathers of medicine. The research team from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at The University of Manchester discovered the evidence in medical papyri written in 1,500BC - some 1,000 years before Hippocrates was born. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3293164/How-Imhotep-gave-us-medicine.html
Ancient Egypt. Sekhmet, goddess of fire, war, vengeance, menstruation, and medicine in ancient Egyptian religion. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert.
Medical scholars in ancient Egypt believed the heart controlled our thoughts and the brain was the organ that pumped our blood. They had those medical facts backward. But their texts also describe medicines and treatments still used today. Follow the amazing course of medical history in SEED's History of Medicine feature, "Ancient Egyptians and the Study of Medicine."
Ancient Egyptian Medicine - Fenugreek "When the skin is rubbed with it, the skin is left beautiful without blemishes." Ancient Egyptian recipe for Fenugreek ointment, c. 1500 BC. (ref. The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody)