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…Read More
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…Read More
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 pollen allergy.
Every autumn, a meadow near the city center of Munich transforms into the world’s largest beer and folk festival or Volksfest. Known as Oktoberfest, the 16-day celebration is referred to by many locals as Wiesn, short for Theresienwiese, or Theresa’s Meadow, named for the place where King Ludwig I wed Princess Therese in 1820. This is…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More