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.

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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7 Yarrow health benefits

Yarrow has several health benefits including topical and internal use. In this post we introduce Hildegard’s yarrow applications. Hildegard’s views on Yarrow Applications “After cleaning the wound, simmer yarrow in warm water, once the yarrow has had time to simmer, drain the water, and apply the warm yarrow with a bandage to the wound. The warm moist…

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stinging nettle health benefits

Stinging Nettle Health Benefits

Stinging nettle health benefits go beyond prostate disorders and skin diseases; from rheumatism to anemia – Stinging nettle is a virtual panacea.

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natural cold remedies

3 Natural Cold Remedies

By any measure, Saint Hildegard of Bingen left an indelible mark on the history of the middle ages. Much of her life’s creative, theological, and philosophical work was groundbreaking for the epoch. Yet she also was a steadfast practitioner of healing and medieval medical treatments. It was her unique union of creativity, theology, and scientific…

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18 bitter healing plants

18 Bitter Healing Plants and Herbs

These healing plants contain bitter substances that are an important part of their overall healing composition. Bitter substances work to stimulate the liver’s metabolic function to restore your body’s powerful detoxifying organ.

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Thyme benefits

Thyme Benefits

Thyme benefits have been known and used for over 4,000 years. Common thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is culinary and medicinal plant with ancient roots. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks both used thyme for a variety of purposes, eventually spreading throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. Benedictine monks brought the herb to Central Europe and incorporated it into…

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The Health Benefits of Dandelion

Very few people know the power of Dandelion as a healing plant. From roots to blossom, every part of the plant contains healing properties.

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cold water treatment

Kneipp’s Cold and Warm Water Therapy

Cold water therapy can be an effective tool in the treatment of medical conditions. The practice of water treatment includes exposure to both cold and warm water, as well as intermittent warm water, hot water, and steam. Applications can vary widely, but generally include one or more components.

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natural ways to treat allergies

Eight Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Spring brings nicer weather and longer days. Unfortunately, for many people spring also means allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably getting ready for a few months of sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Luckily, there are some natural remedies for seasonal allergies that can give you the allergy relief you are…

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