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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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Spring Wormwood Cure

Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) is one of the most important medicinal plants in monastic medicine. It was considered a universal cure with a broad spectrum of medical uses throughout the Middle Ages. From this storied past, [...]

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Hildegard’s History of Arnica

Arnica (Arnica Montana) became popular as a German folk remedy as early as the 16th century, when it was used to treat blunt injuries, bruising, inflammation, and skin lesions. Even the Shakespeare of Germany, Goethe, [...]

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Herbal Cold Remedies by Hildegard of Bingen (Part II)

Previously, we presented Hildegard’s 3 Herbal Cold Remedies representing some of the age-old formulas Hildegard recommended for preventing and treating colds. We highlighted one such remedy, Hildegard’s Duckweed Elixer, which she recommended as a preventative regimen starting [...]

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Hildegard’s Origin of Diseases

Hildegard’s work in Causae et Curae, on the origin and treatment of diseases, offers a fascinating glimpse into Hildegard’s world view, and the theological underpinnings of her thinking around natural healing and naturopathy. Even today, [...]

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Chocolate Benefits for Health

Almost everybody loves chocolate. Whether chocolate is given as a gift of love or as an indulgence of self-love, the association between chocolate and love is not merely a coincidence. Cacao, the bitter beans that [...]

Comments on a Hildegard Fast

The concept of a Hildegard fast is often associated with Causae et Curae, where Hildegard actually makes scant mention any specific fasting regimen. Instead, Causae et Curae focuses on the themes of balance and moderation [...]

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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.

Tisane inspired by Hildegard

Tisane is a French term which means “herbal infusion.” No tea leaves are included, only dried flowers, fruits or herbs. This combination of calming and soothing herbs is a nice bedtime treat which also provides a [...]

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Sweet Potato Tapioca Pudding

This is a variation on homemade tapioca pudding. Adding the sweet potatoes provides more substance and natural sweetener to the pudding. After preparing this snack, refrigerate in mason jars for quick healthy snacks. Sweet potatoes offer immunity, [...]

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Healthy Hildegard’s Fennel in Coconut milk

This recipe includes some of Hildegard’s favorite foods. The mild licorice flavor of fennel pairs well with the savory coconut milk and buttery spelt berries. This dish is a perfect compliment to a light fish [...]

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