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.

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…


Rose Hip Benefits and Remedies

Rosehip (also spelled Rose Hip) is the fruit of a wild rose plant commonly found in Europe, Asia, the United States, and Canada. Also known as Rose Haw or Rose Hep, rose hips are typically cranberry-sized red-orange berries that form in clusters after the plant blooms. What are Rose Hips / Dog Rose (Rosa Canina)…

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…

Vernal Equinox

Spring Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox, from the Latin aequinoctium, aequus (equal) and nox (night), was March 20th this year in 2016. It marks the beginning of astronomical spring, which is when the position of the Earth and Sun, results in (almost) equal daylight and darkness.

What is Galanga

What is Galangal? Your Guide to the Spice of Life

Galangal has been used as both a spice and as a medicine since the Middle Ages. We’ll discuss both lesser and greater galangal but our focus is on lesser galangal, which Hildegard included as one of her primary medicinal plants.

Soluble Fiber

Psyllium: Health Benefits of Soluble Fiber

“It makes the mood of depressed people happy, and helps bring the brain to good health.”

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.

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.

Hildegard Easter

Happy Hildegard Viriditas Easter

If you celebrate Easter, consider how the resurrection can inspire you to create growth in your life, to encourage the greening of viriditas in yourself and those around you.

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.

Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting: a Practice of Mind, Body, & Spirit

Fasting and detox products are easy to find. There are whole sections of grocery stores dedicated to cleansing and detoxification.

Happy Solstice Day

Happy Solstice Day!

The ideas of rebirth, creation, and spiritual fire associated with the winter solstice can be powerful inspiration for us as we look for ways to begin anew. The challenge can be to create a happy solstice day.