Hildegard's Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic Physica

Hildegard's Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic Physica


Medieval saint, mystic, healer, and visionary—Hildegard von Bingen has made a comeback. She is now renowned in normal therapeutic circles, in medieval and women's reports, and between these attracted to making an investment the standard with the non secular.

Hildegard's therapeutic vegetation is a present model and new translation of the "Plant" part of Physica, Hildegard's vintage paintings on future health and therapeutic. Hildegard reviews on 230 vegetation and grains—most of that are nonetheless grown in domestic gardens and offered at neighborhood well-being nutrition shops. in a single of many entries on women's well-being, Hildegard writes, "Also if a pregnant girl labors a lot in childbirth, enable an individual prepare dinner friendly herbs, comparable to fennel and assurum, in water with worry and nice moderation, squeeze out the water, and position them whereas they're hot round her thighs and again, tied lightly with a section of material, in order that her soreness and her closed womb is opened extra pleasantly and easily."

Whether learn for the sheer delight in Hildegard's earthy, clever voice ("Let a guy who has an overabundance of lust in his loins cook dinner wild lettuce in water and pour it over himself in a sauna") or for her encyclopedic and sometimes nonetheless appropriate realizing of normal well-being, Hildegard's therapeutic vegetation is a treasure for gardeners, traditional therapeutic fanatics, and Hildegard fanatics all over.

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