Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing
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Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing

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One of two major medical treatises by medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, presented in its entirety for the first time in English during the 900th anniversary of her birth. 

• A seminal text in the development of Western herbal medicine 

• Presents nine categories of healing systems--Plants, Elements, Trees, Stones, Fish, Birds, Anim...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Healing Arts Press (first published 1155)
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Michael
Looking at this book, it would seem that Hildegard of Bingen (Germany) was the first prominent person to make a serious investigation into the medicinal properties of plants in a fully rigourous and scientific manner. And this was almost nine hundred years ago.

It is such a shame that it has taken so long for Hildegaard's work to gain a more mainstream acceptance. I first enjoyed her music almost twenty years ago, and still do. But as the years pass I am growing more interested in her writings to...more
Brittany Ballarta
She is one of my favorite saints
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Blessed Hildegard of Bingen (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. O...more
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