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.

What is Arthritis vs Osteoarthritis

What is Arthritis vs Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis, or rheumatism is an inflammatory, relapsing dysfunction in the joints, categorized among rheumatic ailments, including numerous types of arthritis, arthrosis (osteoarthritis), and gout. Together, these and other conditions, marked by inflammation and pain in the joints and connective tissues, are often referred to as arthritis & rheumatism. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (“RA”) is a…

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home remedies for hemorrhoid relief

5 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoid Relief

While no one likes to talk about hemorrhoids, about 75% of all Americans experience them at some point in their lives. Out of shame and embarrassment, many people attempt to relieve their symptoms on their own without seeking guidance from medical practitioners. These strategies rarely meet with success. There are, however, home remedies for hemorrhoid relief that…

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heal hemmorhoids

7 Ways to Heal Hemorrhoids Naturally

These herbal remedies are best in combination with a cooling bath. Generally, one shouldn’t take warm (or hot) baths for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as this tends to worsen the condition. However, baths using herbal remedies can be very helpful to heal hemorrhoids naturally. We recommend using cool water with your herbal bath. Hildegard’s 7…

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Milk Thistle Protects Liver

How Does Milk Thistle Work to Heal the Liver?

Milk thistle is one of the oldest medicinal plants. In pre-Christian times it was used to treat liver disease.

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Violet Oil

Violet for Skin Care and Medicinal Use

The unassuming qualities of violet belie the true power contained within the leaves and blossoms. We’ll take a look at some of those traditional healing benefits, including violet for skin care and medicinal uses.

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milk thistle and alcohol

Milk Thistle and Alcohol

Encased within the seeds of this prickly purple-blossomed thistle are flavonoids that are believed to possess unique healing and protective qualities specific to the liver.

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Violet Creme

Violet Cream and its Topical Powers

Violet cream has been used since antiquity to protect and heal the skin. Violet contains essential oils rich with antioxidants. These radical scavengers neutralize free radicals, which are constantly produced in our bodies during normal cell metabolism.

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Parsley Wine

The Virtuous Sweet Violets

The nectar of this sweet and humble flower, this harbinger of spring, offers far more than merely a pleasant fragrance.

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