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Marigold (Calendula) flower uses, a proven medicinal plant

Any medieval garden would have been incomplete without the marigold (Calendula) flower. Similarly, traditional farmers recognized the benefits of having these bright, orange-yellow flowers present in a garden. Like a loyal friend, the marigold flower (Calendula officinalis) grow in an uncomplicated manner, promoting the health of their surroundings. The Calendula flower normally bloom from June until…

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Fall Equinox and Hildegard Feast Day

In Colorado, we celebrate this time of year by appreciating the natural beauty of our changing Aspen leaves.  Hildegard’s Feast Day arrives just in time to appreciate the changing seasons and the fall equinox. Hildegard and the Fall Equinox Hildegard of Bingen knew a few things about changing seasons.  In fact, within Hildegard medicine, and among other well-known…

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Golden Berry health benefits

Hildegard of Bingen and the Golden Berry (or, Winter Cherry)

Almost 1000 years ago Hildegard of Bingen described the health benefits of the Golden Berry aka Physalis (Physalis Alkekengi, p. peruviana also known as Winter Cherry). “Anyone suffering from a deafening ringing in the ear, smear the Winter Cherry on a felt and put it over the ears to the neck and attach it to a…

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Hildegard Feast Day at The Guest House in Carbondale

In planning for our upcoming Hildegard Feast Day event and workshop at The Guest House in Carbondale, CO, we spent time getting to know Seth O’Donovan, the founder and proprietor of The Guest House.  In fact, we’d had several opportunities to discuss the event with Seth via telephone and by e-mail.   From the very…

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benefits of rose tea and rose oil

Benefits of rose tea and rose oil

We can all appreciate the beautiful appearance and pleasant smell of roses.  Less recognized by most of us today are the healing properties benefits of rose tea and rose oil.  Roses work on spirit, mind, and body and can be used in many ways. The oldest evidence of roses trace back to fossils found in…

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Spirit Mind Body: Strength as a Skill

At Healthy Hildegard, we like to look at strength as a skill that may occupy many different vectors of life. It is something that we build through our actions, something to be practiced, not a singular metric to be achieved.

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What Are Digestive Bitters?

Digestive bitters are traditional, medicinal preparations of bitter plants used to treat digestive ailments like gas, bloating, and cramps, and to help promote general digestive health.  In this post we will cover everything you need to know about digestive bitters including: Why you need digestive bitters The ancient and traditional uses of digestive bitters How…

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Digestive Health and Bitters: 6 Reasons You Should Use Bitters

The benefits of bitter tasting foods have been recognized since antiquity.  The origin of herbal bitters can be traced back to ancient Egyptians.

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The sunshine vitamin is an appropriate nickname for this unique nutrient, as it is the vitamin that comes from the sun. In fact, it is the only essential vitamin that we can get from a non-food source. There is no other nutrient that binds us so intimately with our environment, so there is much to…

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About Hildegard

About Hildegard Biography Music Healing Works Since 2014, we’ve been working on gathering information about Hildegard von Bingen and her remarkable life. Our initial motivation came from a genuine interest in Hildegard’s midlife awakening. Most of all, the notion that a purpose-driven life can begin at 40 and if we listen to our inner voice…

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