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».
Learn many interesting things about simple things such as steam room, sauna, Hammam.
I recall a conversation with Ivan Mikhailovich Ñàðêèçîâûì-Ñåðàçèíè. The eminent Professor, and very friendly people, noticing my interest in the steam bath, said: «See here, my friend, to history. It will raise an interesting details. A lot of lost and forgotten in this ancient as mankind itself, custom. Everyone in the apartment now has its own bath. But sin to forget the old Russian bath-house!»