Mumie-legends and reality

30 Sep

From antiquity come down to us the legend of “life-giving balm”, “elixir of life”. Many names in this balm, but the most common – mumiyo. In the era of the great Avicenna (Ibn Sina) – at the turn I and II millennium BC – mumiyo widely used in medical practice as a panacea.

In his famous “Canon of Medicine Avicenna wrote:” Mumie – mineral wax. In mountain wax the same force and the same nature, that Zifta and solid and liquid bitumen, mixed together, but it is of great benefit. Has dilution and absorbing properties and action.

Mountain wax in the form of drinking and rubbing – is a perfect remedy for diseases in dislocation and fracture from falling and hitting, with a total paralysis of the facial nerve. Mumie, says Avicenna, exacerbating the feeling, strengthens the stomach, makes breathing easier and is the most versatile tool.

Efficiency mumiyo with remarkable unanimity, according to many scientists and doctors of antiquity, the Middle Ages. From the folk legends, scientific treatises fame migrated into poetry: mumiyo became one of the “eternal” poetic images, motifs, and not only in Eastern poetry, but also in Western Europe.

Do not know the value of his friend. But a broken bone, the hand of man will always know the value of mumiyo – wrote one of the Arab poets. In the works of the great Shakespeare mumiyo mentioned more than once.

In “Merry Wives of Windsor” on this subject mocks Falstaff: “Water swallows man, and that I take if I am pro completely stopped? I need to take the hill mumiyo. ”

Over time, the healing substance disappears from the medical horizon. And in these days of the effectiveness mumiyo talking science. What is it – a sensation that sometimes the fruit of an exaggeration? The boom soon passes as evidence once and for all dispelled the myth. But in the case of mumiyo myths are raised, the scientific world as if going with new ideas and facts …

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