In recent years among scientists - historians and doctors conducted a lively debate around very curious ëå÷åáíèêà. The fate of this medieval medical treatise up to the end is not studied. There exist a few versions as to who was the author of a very instructive works. We will not go into disputes and historians will tell only one of the versions about the origin of the ancient medical books.
At the end of the XIX century in the library of Lorenzo de ' Medici in Florence was found most interesting ëå÷åáíèê under the name of «Ointment» («Alim»). Someone suggests that its written in the XII century Eupraxia was the granddaughter of the Kyiv Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Even as a child Eupraxia showed great interest in folk medicine, collecting herbs and healed the sick, for which its people have nicknamed Äîáðîäååé. The fate of the Evpraksia has developed so, that she was obliged to marry the Byzantine Tsarevich Alexis Comnenus and here, in Jerusalem, was given a new name - Zoe Princess still fond of medicine, studied the works of Hippocrates and Galen, wrote his wonderful ëå÷åáíèê, which is highly appreciated modern her doctors. In the «Salve» a lot of interesting things about the treatment of «external and internal diseases». It is curious, that the wounds were asked to treat «leaven», in which, as determined by the current medicine, included vitamins. Zoe-Eupraxia writes about the «teeth as white to do.» Many pages are devoted to health, which proved good bath, which is «very protects the health and strengthens the body».
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Even at the dawn of humanity, people believed that the bath may protect them from diseases, the origin of which they attributed to the impure force. Therefore, the waters of the Ganges, Nile, the Jordan were regarded as Holy. Not accidental that all the religions of the ancient world - Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Islam required the «cleansing of the body» before prayers and entering into the temple. Not accidentally historians of medicine careful study of the Qur'an. There is no doubt that the founder of Islam, Mohammed had a wide range of medical knowledge, especially in the field of hygiene. The Qur'an, of course, not a treatise on hygiene. But it contains a number of recommendations on how to maintain the purity of the body.
The ancient Egyptian temples have been preserved wavy lines. It is a symbol of washing - the source of life. From the famous papyrus Ýáåðñà, this, we can say, the first medical encyclopedia, written by nineteen centuries ago and found in one of the ôèâñêèõ tombs, we learn that the ancient Egyptian priests were treating people baths of different temperatures.