These are actual prescriptions from the Ebers papyrus discovered in the late 1800's. I have my students use the key and translate the hieroglyphs into English in small groups. There is a key provided for the students and a copy of English for the teacher.
When the students are done, as a class we discuss which would could work and which ones just sound gross! This is a very enjoyable lesson for small groups and discussion leading into why Egyptian doctors were considered the best in the ancient world.