Bingen, Hildegard of - Pepper
Type of Spiritual Experience
According to Hildegard Pepper helps with the following
- Spleen disease
- Sick from eating apples or pears
A description of the experience
Hildegard von Bingen’s Physica – translated by Priscilla Throop from the Latin
Pepper (pipe) is very hot and dry. It contains a certain precipitousness, and harms a person if he eats too much. It causes pleurisy, destroys the humors in a person, and creates bad humors. [A person who is sick from eating an apple or pear should eat pepper, and he will be better.] If someone is splenetic and disdains food to the point of being unwilling to eat, he should eat a moderate amount of pepper in any food, with bread. His spleen will be better, and he will lay aside his loathing of eating.