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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The purity of the banned
Fell To Ancient Rome. Died ancient culture. There was a grim era of religious asceticism, of superstition and ignorance. Thinking about the salvation of the soul, people with contempt attitude to his body. Many centuries to the water, to care about the purity of the body, as that seems now wild and improbable, regarded as... as a demonic delusion.
In one of the historical annals we find mention of the sect called «grazing». The members of this sect, common in Mesopotamia, do not have permanent homes, and did not eat bread and vegetables, and wandered about through the mountains and eat grass. The purity of the body «grazing» believed pollution of the soul. Special honors taken advantage of by those who walked in the dirty ðóáèùàõ and never bathed. They were called saints... Saint Anthony, which he called the father of monasticism, was proud of the fact that he never washed his feet.