Bingen, Hildegard of - Spelt
Type of Spiritual Experience
According to Hildegard Spelt helps with the following
- Rectifies the flesh
- Provides proper blood
and helps invalids
A description of the experience
Hildegard von Bingen’s Physica – translated by Priscilla Throop from the Latin
The best grain is spelt (spelta). It is hot, rich, and powerful. It is milder than other grains. Eating it rectifies the flesh and provides proper blood.
It also creates a happy mind and puts joy in the human disposition. In whatever way it is eaten, whether in bread or in other foods, it is good and easy to digest.
For anyone who is so sick that he is unable to eat, take whole grains of spelt and cook them in water. Add lard or egg yolk, so he might more willingly eat it, on account of the better flavor.
Give this to the sick person to eat, and it will heal him inwardly, like a good, sound unguent.