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The Herbs Of Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablet

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…

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A Guide To Natural Bitters

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…

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10 Benefits of 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…

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Fall Equinox and Hildegard Feast Day

In Colorado, we celebrate this time of year by appreciating the natural beauty of our changing Aspen leaves.  Hildegard’s Feast Day arrives just in time to appreciate the changing seasons and the fall equinox. Hildegard and the Fall Equinox Hildegard of Bingen knew a few things about changing seasons.  In fact, within Hildegard medicine, and among other well-known…

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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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Linden tea benefits and the healing power of linden

The Linden tree (Tilia cordite Mill. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop.) represents love, harmony, vitality and security. Its heart-shaped leaves bring meaning to the symbolism.  In ancient Greece, the Linden tree was considered a symbol of healers. Today healers on the island of Crete, recognize linden blossoms and linden tea benefits among their oldest known remedies….

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Hemp (seeds), a Culinary and Medicinal Plant According to Hildegard

As the decriminalization of cannabis spreads throughout the United States, more sophisticated scientific resources reveal the many health benefits of hemp and hemp seeds.  A longstanding prohibition against industrial or medical use of cannabis contributes to an illusion that we’re just beginning to discover the healing properties of hemp.   In fact, Hildegard of Bingen…

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The Purpose of Fasting According to Hildegard

Throughout the world and over the course of history, wholly unrelated cultures have adopted similar rituals.  Fasting represents one such common practice. The purpose of fasting normally reveals itself through religious rites, where the practice often appears in different forms. In Buddhism, during fasting periods, monks and nuns restrict their diets to one meal per…

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How to Buy Psyllium Seed and Psyllium Husk

Psyllium seed is an ancient medicinal plant also known by its botanical name, Plantago ovata. While its appearance is relatively unspectacular, the positive effects of this plant are remarkable.  The swelling effect of psyllium seeds contributes to a balanced digestive process and increases the feeling of satiety (see also our article “Psyllium seeds and slimming“). …

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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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What Are Digestive Bitters?

Digestive bitters have traditional roots as medicinal remedies prepared from bitter plants. Typically used to treat digestive ailments like gas, bloating, and cramps, digestive bitters help promote general digestive health. In this post we will cover everything you need to know about the natural digestive aid known as bitters including: Why you need digestive bitters…

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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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