Vervain (Verbena): a forgotten medicinal herb 

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Vervain has a long history as a medicinal herb across many different cultures. We will explore the healing powers of vervain, the many ways you can use vervain as a healing plant, and how to make vervain tea. Read on to learn how this lovely flowering medicinal herb improves health. What is Vervain or Verbena?…

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Hildegard’s 9 Herbs for Painful Menses

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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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Hildegard’s 4 Teas to Reduce Cramps

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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8 Natural Remedies for Period Cramps

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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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7 Medicinal Uses for Dittany / Burning Bush

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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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