Ailments & Herbal Remedies

Our Hildegard Ailments section contains posts relating to specific health conditions. We’d like to provide a resource for you to find natural remedies, according to Hildegard, for health challenges you may be experiencing, or answer questions you may have about certain common ailments. While our overall Remedies category is meant to address many of these issues through a holistic approach to wellness, Hildegard of Bingen medicine is replete with natural remedies for specific conditions that have since been incorporated into Traditional German Medicine. This section includes those problem-specific remedies that have survived the test of time.

probiotics and digestion

7 Tips for Probiotics and Digestion

Digestion plays a crucial role in overall health and well-being, according to Hildegard of Bingen medicine. What is the relationship between probiotics and digestion? Probiotics are living organisms introduced into the body for beneficial purposes. The name probiotic is a categorical term that can be applied to numerous types of bacteria – a kind of catchall for…

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antibiotics and digestions

Antibiotics and Digestion

It is no secret that digestion plays an important role in Hildegard of Bingen medicine.  At the same time, a lot has changed since Hildegard of Bingen and her medieval medical treatments.  Today, we have antibiotics, which did not exist 900 years ago.  So, what is the relationship between antibiotics and digestion? How do antibiotics effect…

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high blood pressure home remedies

8 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

If you are suffering from hypertension and searching for home remedies for high blood pressure you have come to the right place. We will guide you through the common causes of high blood pressure and how you can lower high blood pressure naturally. Read on to explore the long history of herbal remedies for high…

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low blood pressure home remedies

7 Low Blood Pressure Home Remedies

Compared to high blood pressure (hypertension), low blood pressure (hypotension) generally has a much lower risk of serious health issues. In fact, low blood pressure in otherwise healthy people is a sign of good health. But if your blood pressure is too low, you can have disturbing symptoms such as fatigue or lack of vitality. Low blood…

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natural constipation cures

7 Natural Constipation Cures

In her book, “Causae et Curae”, Hildegard of Bingen suggests certain foods can lead to disruptions in the digestive process in some people. Specifically, some foods are more prone to slowing the digestive process or removing water from the digestive tract, resulting in waste remaining in the colon longer than normal.  Since much of Hildegard of…

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reduce swelling in legs

7 Tips to Reduce Swelling in Legs

Water retention is a common problem associated with pregnancy, diabetes, menstruation, periods of prolonged heat, and inactivity due to injury or illness. Water retention (edema) often manifests in the legs. Discomfort and occasional pain from swollen feet or legs most often arises after period of prolonged sitting or bed-rest. Tips to Reduce Swelling in Legs…

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painful menses

Hildegard’s 9 Herbs for Painful Menses

According to Hildegard of Bingen medicine, most ailments can be addressed using some combination of diet, herbs and spices.  Though many of her cures are preventative, or slow-working by nature, Hildegard had several herbal remedies to address painful menses.  Many of Hildegard’s herbs may be taken in the form of a soothing tea to resolve…

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Reduce Cramps

Hildegard’s 4 Teas to Reduce Cramps

Hildegard relied on herbs and spices to preserve good health and resolve discomfort.  Here is a list of 4 teas from Hildegard of Bingen medicine to improve menstrual discomfort and reduce cramps. (1) Menstrual Tea Blend to Reduce Cramps and Abdominal Pain This menstrual tea blend works to reduce cramps, abdominal pain, and sensitive breasts….

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natural remedies for periodic cramps

8 Natural Remedies for Period Cramps

Almost every woman faces the symptoms of menstrual cramps at some point in her life. Hildegard of Bingen wrote “at the time when a woman suffers from her monthly cycle, she should avoid beef, raw foods, and kitchen poisons because they contribute to cramping. She should eat sweet foods and drink wine.” Before you give…

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Comfrey

Comfrey uses for Muscles and Bones

Comfrey- a topical solution to accelerate the healing process for inflammation, broken bones, bruising, muscle and joint pain, and skin conditions. Learn all about Comfrey here!

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Gastritis Natural Remedies

Gastritis Natural Remedies

Gastritis, or stomach inflammation, normally presents with symptoms such as a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Gastritis can be sudden or develop over time into a chronic condition, depending on the underlying cause. Untreated chronic gastritis can lead to erosive gastritis, which includes chronic bleeding in the stomach. 4 Gastritis Natural…

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fasting arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet

We know neither the actual cause of arthritis & rheumatism nor a side-effect-free therapy. Affected persons are sedated with dubious painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and even chemotherapy. When confronted with an incurable health condition, we find it useful to return to the notion that our body can heal itself, if given the proper conditions. As Hildegard believed,…

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