Recently, scientists have been able to decipher a centuries-old document that gives instructions on how to use different herbs to heal diseases, a practice which has been lost over time. In the past, people relied on natural medicine to treat any kind of ailment, and some of these remedies were a base for modern day medications. However, as science advanced quickly in the last few centuries, natural remedies gave way to conventional medications which have a far more powerful effect.
The document comes from a book known as Cotton MS Vitellius C III that’s a part of the British Library Collection. The document contains illustrations on how to use plants and herbs to treat anything from body odor to headaches.
According to Alison Hudsen, the Library’s curator, the book is quite unique. “We’re not use who created it or when it was used. It may have originated from the monastic scriptoria at Winchester and Canterbury due to the decoration,” she says. “The monasteries functioned as spiritual and natural healing centers and had great libraries full of books on rare knowledge.”
Although synthetic drugs work faster and can treat a wide range of ailments, they have a variety of side-effects which can cause a lot of problems. This is why many people prefer using natural remedies as a way of treatment of various diseases and conditions. The book shows that herbs and plants have been used a long time ago, and is the only surviving book of this kind. If you want to see it, you can visit the Library website.
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