Hildegard Ailments

Our Hildegard Ailments section contains posts relating to specific health conditions. We’d like to provide a resource for you to find natural remedies, according to Hildegard, for health challenges you may be experiencing, or answer questions you may have about certain common ailments. While our overall Remedies category is meant to address many of these issues through a holistic approach to wellness, Hildegard of Bingen medicine is replete with natural remedies for specific conditions that have since been incorporated into Traditional German Medicine. This section includes those problem-specific remedies that have survived the test of time.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Herbal Remedies for Infant Diarrhea

It's normal for baby stools to be soft and loose, especially during an infant's first couple of months. In the case of infant diarrhea, you'll know [...]

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Diarrhea in Children and Babies

Diarrhea in children and babies, including bloating and flatulence often occur during the first few weeks of a child’s life. As they begin teething, they [...]

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8 High Blood Pressure Home Remedies

Traditional German herbal medicine and monastic medicine us the term "choleric" to describe hypertension. Hildegard of Bingen described the condition in the following terms: "The different [...]

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7 Low Blood Pressure Home Remedies

When compared with high blood pressure, those suffering from low blood pressure (hypotension) generally have the advantage of a much lower risk of serious health [...]

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7 Natural Constipation Cures

In her book, "Causae et Curae", Hildegard of Bingen suggests certain foods can lead to disruptions in the digestive process in some people. Specifically, some foods [...]

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