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cold water treatment

Kneipp’s Cold and Warm Water Therapy

Cold water therapy can be an effective tool in the treatment of medical conditions. The practice of water treatment includes exposure to both cold and warm water, as well as intermittent warm water, hot water, and steam. Applications can vary widely, but generally include one or more components.

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Cowslip Primrose

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 spring (veris in Latin means “spring”) blooming in clusters of 10-30 blooms. Rarely, the blooms can also be red and…

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Klosterheilkunde

Science Examines Klosterheilkunde

One of the foremost experts in klosterheilkunde and Traditional German Medicine, Dr. Bernard Uehleke tests the validity of Hildegard’s medicinal claims.

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St. John' s Wort Benefits

St. John’s Wort Benefits: An Effective Medicinal Plant for Anxiety and Depression

The name St. John’s Wort originates from St. John the Baptist. The plant blooms from about the time of St. John’s Day, 24 June, until August. According to old legend, St. John’s Wort sprouted at the place of John the Baptist’s beheading. And, the devil, afraid of St. John’s Wort benefits, including the healing, protective…

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Meadowsweet Herb, A Natural Painkiller

The name, meadowsweet reflects the herb’s fragrance.  Unlike the offensive aromas of many healing herbs, this unique combination of honey, vanilla, and bitter almond smells appetizing. While, ancient Germanic tribes used the herb to help flavor their honey wine, today we know Meadowsweet offers much more as a medicinal plant.  Like so many of the…

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Willow Bark

Willow bark or Aspirin? – An herbal pain reliever

Willow bark serves as an herbal pain reliever, known and appreciated for thousands of years. Use of willow bark appears in traditional German medicine and naturopathy as a painkiller to address discomfort associated with rheumatism, knee and hip arthrosis, and back pain.  In addition, willow bark acts as a headache natural remedy and moderates the…

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Headache Natural Remedies

Headache natural remedies address different types of headaches in different ways.  Consider the right herbal remedy for unique headache symptoms, while recognizing limitations.  In some cases, a simple remedy like peppermint oil may beat painkillers for treating certain types of headache symptoms. The many forms of headache Headaches show up in many different forms.  Whether it…

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Dental Health and Wellness

Surprising Ancient Methods For Dental Health and Wellness

Much like today, ancient cultures valued clean, healthy, and white teeth. In poetry and myth, the description of a noble lady included reference to dental health and wellness. The ideal Medieval image included descriptions like “white teeth and red mouth” or some reference to clean teeth and sweet breath. Conversely, villains were characterized by discolored…

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morning rituals

5 Healthy Morning Rituals Inspired by Hildegard

  Morning rituals often determine how we feel for the rest of the day.  We have assembled these 5 rituals inspired by Hildegard of Bingen to help get the day off to a successful start.  Common sense and experience tells us, our morning behavior affects productivity, energy levels, and satisfaction throughout the day.  The beginning…

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Valerian Root Health Benefits

Valerian Root for Anxiety and Sleep

Today, Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) has a solid reputation (particularly, in Germany) for sleep inducing, stress relief. In the Middle Ages, Valerian was regarded as a panacea remedy.  While anxiety had a different name, the common use of Valerian root for anxiety persisted. Perhaps because of its intense smell and flavor, the herb has fallen…

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Quince Fruit

Quince, A Healthy and Almost Forgotten Fruit

Germany loves to celebrate its plants, trees, and fruits.  So, except for the fact that quince fruits are relatively unknown in America, it should come as no big surprise that the quince fruit was celebrated in Germany as the official fruit of 2017. Its pink and white flowers possess a scent reminiscent of citrus and…

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Buckwheat Benefits Nutrition

Buckwheat used to be known as a peasant’s meal. It met the basic need of filling the stomach, while being easy to grow and full of valuable nutrients. Buckwheat arrived in Europe as a cereal plant by way of introduction from the Mongolians in the 14th century. Today, it shows-up around the world as a…

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