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.

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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caraway seeds health benefits

Caraway Seeds: Health Benefits and Remedies

The health benefits of caraway seeds have been known since antiquity. In fact, caraway (carum carvi) remains one of the oldest herbs and medicinal plants still in use in Europe. In addition to healing, caraway seeds have a long culinary and medicinal history. Take a look at the end of this post for caraway seed remedies…

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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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yarrow plant uses

Hildegard's Yarrow Plant Uses

Hildegard of Bingen appreciated several yarrow plant uses, based on the flowering plant native to temperate regions of Europe, North America, and Asia. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo (Spanish for ‘little feather’) due to its feathery leaf formations. We’ve compiled a list of Hildegard’s 7 Yarrow Applications here. Ancient and…

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easing menstrual cramps

7 Medicinal Uses for Dittany / Burning Bush

Dittany, or Dictamnus Albus, is a genus of the family Rutacaea, commonly known as the Rue or Citurs family of plants. The flowering plant has several variants and also goes by burning bush, dittany, gas plant, and fraxinella. Originally native to the warmer, wooded geography of southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, dittany the plant…

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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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