Skip to content

Posts by Josh

The Herbs Of Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablet

Bavarian Alps.

If you have visited our website before, you likely know that we are huge advocates for bitter herbs, healthy fasting, and the remedies that were pioneered by Hildegard of Bingen. Because of that, we consider ourselves to be one of the leading resources on Saint Hildegard’s life, beliefs, spirituality, and remedies.  As a leader in…

Read More

A Guide To Natural Bitters

Ginger root

Healthy bitters have been used as a supplemental health aide for centuries. In 1098, Hildegard of Bingen was born — a woman, healer, and spiritual mystic credited with enlightening people of the uses and benefits of bitter herbs. In the 1800s, bitters were marketed as a cure-all elixirs that could benefit the consumer in almost…

Read More

10 Benefits of Digestive Bitters

digestive bitters

At Healthy Hildegard, we are big advocates of the use of healthy bitters for digestive health — and while Hildegard’s teachings encompass a variety of herbal remedies, fasting techniques, spiritual beliefs, and more, we find her affliction for bitters to be the most moving advances that she pioneered. When people think of the health benefits…

Read More

7 Yarrow health benefits

Yarrow has several health benefits including topical and internal use. In this post we introduce Hildegard’s yarrow applications. Hildegard’s views on Yarrow Applications “After cleaning the wound, simmer yarrow in warm water, once the yarrow has had time to simmer, drain the water, and apply the warm yarrow with a bandage to the wound. The warm moist…

Read More

Healthy Alternative to Coffee

a healthy alternative to coffee

If you’re contemplating a break from caffeine, for health reasons or for a cleanse, there is a healthy alternative to coffee, it is called spelt coffee.

Read More

Discovery of Midlife Awakening

midlife awakening

Do you think it is it too late to change? Consider Hildegard. It was only a midlife awakening for her because she lived so long for those times. Knowing the deep spring is there but not having the faith to find it is part of the dissonance we feel.

Read More

Hildegard’s Midlife Transition

midlife transition

Hildegard of Bingen experienced a profound spiritual transformation in her early 40s.  In hindsight, the experience resembled that of a yogini’s kundalini awakening process or Jung’s version of individuation. Hildegard’s midlife transition, and her process of approaching wholeness and integration, resulted in the most creative period in her life. Like Hildegard, we hope to nurture a creative self, bringing together both conscious and unconscious.  Ideally,…

Read More

Hildegard’s 9 Herbs for Painful Menses

painful menses

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Monastic Medicine

Monastic Medicine

Remove financial motivation in medicine, and you’re left with something closer to altruism. Monastic medicine, developed by monks and nuns, was borne from the motivation to help people, not to create repeat business.

Read More