|Alexandrian Laurel by Michael Reck|
According to a recent study, ancient Egyptians wore a garland of laurel leaves to cure headaches--including those brought about by one too many glasses of wine. David Leith, a historian at the University of Exeter translated a medical papyrus that outlines the method. The leaves were taken from a shrub called the Alexandrian laurel. These were strung into a necklace and worn to relieve the pain.
The papyrus is 1,900 years old and dates from Egypt's Greco-Roman period. While the Egyptians were able to cure certain ailments and perform surgeries, their medicine sometimes relied on forms of magic. That appears to be the case here.