Today is the feast day of Hildegard Von Bingen, who lived from 1098-1179. She was an abettess in what is now modern day Germany. Having the title “Sibyl of the Rhine,” which means oracle or mystic. She is mainly known for her works in mysticism, but she also published medical literature. In her famous work, “Physica” Hildegard recommends Cannabis use for headaches, stomach troubles, and menstrual pains, believing that it would help balance the “humours” which were commonly believed to be the cause of illness back in her time. She remains one of the earliest medieval writers to mention Cannabis herself and not through a translated text.