Seasonal Remedies

The Sunshine Vitamin

The sunshine vitamin is an appropriate nickname for this unique nutrient, as it is the vitamin that comes from the sun. In fact, it is the only essential vitamin that we can get from a non-food source. There is no other nutrient that binds us so intimately with our environment, so there is much to…

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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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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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Cowslip Primrose

Cowslip Primrose for Colds and Depression

Cowslip primrose (Primula veris) is a variable evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial native to Europe and west Asia. The cowslip primrose grows on open meadows, coastal dunes, and cliff-tops. The deep yellow flowers are produced in spring (veris in Latin means “spring”) blooming in clusters of 10-30 blooms. Rarely, the blooms can also be red and…

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Allergies Holistic

Pollen Allergy: A Holistic Approach

If you suffer from seasonal allergies or “hay fever” (seasonal allergic Rhinitis), chances are you have a pollen allergy. You are not alone. According to the American College of Asthma, Allergies, & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. In this post we will explore everything you need to know about your...

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Spring Cleanse

Hildegard’s Spring Cleanse

Hildegard understood the importance of clearing the way for the body to perform the natural function of detoxification. In her natural history book, Physica (Cap. 109), she describes a natural spring cleanse, consisting of wormwood that aids the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms. She describes this cure as follows: “And when wormwood is fresh, pound it and…

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black radish soup

Black Radish- not only as a soup for Colds

The black radish is experiencing a comeback not just as a soup for Colds. Hildegard of Bingen wrote in Physica: “The radish is more warm than cold. After being excavated, it should be left under the ground in a humid place for two or three days, so that its green will be tempered, to which…

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Wormwood Benefits

Wormwood Benefits: Remedies & Cleansing

The wormwood plant has played a central role in natural medicine and holistic healing for a long time. Because of the numerous wormwood benefits, healers considered it to be a universal cure throughout the Middle Ages. In fact, wormwood benefits are so broad that wormwood earned the old German adage, roughly: “wormwood makes everything good”. Hildegard of…

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herbal cold remedies

Herbal Cold Remedies by Hildegard of Bingen (Part II)

Herbal cold remedies, including blackberry bramble drink/elixir, galangal in raspberry water, feverfew, masterwort and a three-day fever diet.

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Duckweed drink

Hildegard’s Duckweed Drink in Autumn

As the cold season approaches, Hildegard would recommend that we prepare our immune system for the icy months ahead, by using her duckweed drink. Her idea of appropriate preparation for winter meant cleansing the body and ensuring the proper balance and function of our juices. Duckweed Drink to Balance Bodily Juices The balance of our four…

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cold weather foods

Cold Weather Foods

We’ve compiled our version of winter food groups with specific cold weather foods to help you roast, stew, sauté, and simmer your way to spring.  

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