Healthy Remedies

Holistic Natural Remedies Influenced By Hildegard of Bingen

“Spirit, life that gives life, moving all things, rooted in all beings; you cleanse all things of impurity, wiping away sins, and anointing wounds, this is radiant, laudable life, awakening and re-awakening every thing that is.” – De Spiritu Sancto (To the Holy Spirit); Hildegard of Bingen

Be it of body, mind, or spirit, this section will guide you through the methods to cleanse the things that do not serve us and to renew and revitalize our minds and bodies. Healthy Remedies is where the ancient wisdom of Hildegard’s teachings on natural healing, nutrition, and lifestyle management intersect with new ideas and practical solutions to the complex challenges of modern living. Continue reading for continuously updated content that encompasses the known teachings of Hildegard’s holistic remedies.

marigold calendula flower uses

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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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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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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vervain health benefits

Vervain (Verbena): a forgotten medicinal herb 

Vervain has a long history as a medicinal plant across many different cultures. We will explore the healing powers of vervain, the many ways you can use vervain as a healing plant, and how to make vervain tea. Read on to learn how this lovely flowering plant can improve your health. What is Vervain? Vervain…

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Health Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint (mentha piperita) is a hybrid of watermint (mentha hirsute) and spearmint (mentha spicata). All three plants are native to Europe and the Middle East. They are, however, widely cultivated throughout the world. They are all part of the mint (lamicaceae) family of plants. The mint family includes numerous flowering varieties that have a long…

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health benefits of licorice root

Health Benefits of Licorice Root

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) is a perennial legume herb native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. You are probably familiar with the flavor of licorice – or liquorice. But what you might not know is that the health benefits of licorice root go back thousands of years. Modern licorice got its name from the Greek…

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Licorice tea recipe

Licorice Teas

Be cautious not to exceed safe licorice intake. See our post on the health benefits of Licorice Root to learn more about licorice and its medicinal uses. Traditional German Medicine also recommends caution using licorice remedies, specifically to limit medicinal teas containing licorice to no more than 4 consecutive weeks. (1) Basic Licorice Tea Combine 1/2…

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best remedies hildegard of bingen

Hildegard of Bingen’s 11 Best Natural Remedies 

Hildegard of Bingen is widely recognized, in part for her natural remedies, and her significant contributions to holistic health and wellness. Many people familiar with her work consider her to be the founder of alternative medicine. In Germany, Hildegard of Bingen Medicine has been an essential aspect of the popular rebirth of traditional German medicine, where…

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doctrine of signatures and healing plants

The Doctrine of Signatures and Healing Plants

The doctrine of signatures is the age-old belief that plants resemble the very body parts they are intended to treat. The concept is perhaps as old as the history of mankind, but is believed to have taken its name from the book “The Signature of All Things” (1621) by German philosopher, mystic, and theologian Jakob…

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lungwort remedy

Lungwort Remedy

Lungwort (pulmonaria officinalis) is an evergreen perennial plant from the genus of the flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae, known as the borage or forget-me-not family. The takes its name from the Latin root Pulmoa, meaning lung, and was first used by Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 1566), a German physician and one of the three…

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rose hip remedies

Rose Hip Remedies

Hildegard of Bingen recommended rose hip in winter to treat bronchial conditions and inflammation in the lungs.  She also thought rose hips effective for stomach ailments, such as ulcers related to stress and nervous tension. The other famous German naturopath and priest, Sebastian Kneipp swore by rose hips for addressing kidney and bladder issues. Hildegard’s…

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Natural Remedies for Gingivitis

Natural Remedies for Gingivitis: Wormwood

Gingivitis is a common but mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease.) If you have irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums, you may have gingivitis. Luckily, we have natural remedies for gingivitis for you. But first, we will look at the causes of gingivitis, the symptoms of gingivitis, and how to reverse gum…

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