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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Our Spirit section includes a wide variety of information on the practice of holistic spiritual wellness. Here you will find actionable information based on Hildegard’s work, as well as explorations into creativity, personal transformation, and tips and tools to help you live each day with grace and vitality.

Awakening Brain Plasticity

Like our namesake, Hildegard of Bingen we are big proponents of living a balanced life. We also know that the hurried, modern life can easily lead to habits that take-on [...]

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Viriditas through Mindfulness

With spring officially upon us, it is a fitting time to practice new ways to grow. Hildegard von Bingen believed the turning of the spring season to be a particularly [...]

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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Maintain a healthy relationship with your body using Hildegard’s teachings on natural healing and nutrition and principles of German Holistic Health.

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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 [...]

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Holistic Allergy Remedies

According to the American College of Asthma, Allergies, & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Between 1997 and 2007 food allergies in children increased as much as 18% (USCDC). Overall [...]

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Hildegard’s Feverfew Uses

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, formerly Chrysanthemum parthenium) is a mainstay Hildegard herbal remedy, which she referred to as Bertram. Bertram or Feverfew uses are well known in folk medicine, particularly as a migraine remedy. In appearance, [...]

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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 [...]

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Ancient Passionflower Benefits

Passionflower benefits were not expressly known to Hildegard of Bingen, however the plant’s effects as a sleep remedy, particularly in combination with other herbs such as valerian, hops, or melissa have been established in Traditional [...]

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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 [...]

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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen. Discover the ancient wisdom and principles of German Holistic Health and Wellness

Physica – Nature’s Healing Power

Hildegard of Bingen wrote Physica during the period 1150 to 1158. For those of us interested in Hildegard of Bingen medicine, or German herbal remedies in general, Physica and Causae et Curae are valuable primary resources. Both [...]

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Causae et Curae

In 1151, Hildegard completed her first visionary work, Scivias (“Know the Ways”). Around the same time, she started work on her practical guides to nature and healing, originally called “Liber subtilitatum diversarum naturarum creaturarum” (the [...]

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Scivias Summary and Images

Scivias, an illustrated tome, was Hildegard of Bingen’s first, and perhaps most famous of her writings. Scivias, (“Know the Ways”) describes 26 of Hildegard’s most vivid visions. The book deals with the interconnectivity of man [...]

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Hildegard of Bingen Writings

The body of work surrounding Hildegard of Bingen writings is expansive and diverse. She was equal parts nun and scientist, theologian and philosopher, musician and poet, and naturalist and doctor. In hindsight, many of Hildegard’s views are ground [...]

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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Our Healthy Recipes include a growing body of healthy and delicious preparations inspired by Hildegard.

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Tropical Homemade Turmeric Drink

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has power anti-inflammatory effects. Given curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it is recommended to add a fat to turmeric, such as coconut milk, to aid in absorption. Fruit and [...]

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Spiced Cocoa Nibs Coffee

Enjoy a cup of healthy cacao. Cacao beans are magnesium-rich and help maintain muscle and nerve function. They help aid digestion, manage your weight and keep you regular. They are known as a mood enhancer, [...]

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Nut Free Homemade Energy Bites

Energy bars are a convenient as a snack, but often full of added sugar and other artificial ingredients. This is a healthy recipe for nut free homemade energy bites: Ingredients: 2 tbsp sunflower butter 2 tbsp coconut [...]

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