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What is Horehound?

Horehound

The common Horehound plant, also known as white Horehound, houndsbane, or eye of the star, derives from the mint family, formally known Lamiaceae.  While horehound has a somewhat savory, and noticeably bitter flavor, it remains a close relative of another Hildegard medicine favorite, peppermint.  The horehound plant originally hails from the Mediterranean, but naturalized long…

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How to make Ginger Tea, but avoid these mistakes

how to make ginger tea avoid these mistakes

When it comes to the question of how to make Ginger Tea, there are a handful of common mistakes that limit the efficacy of this age-old remedy. Few herbal remedies work as well as hot ginger tea for treating symptoms of the common cold. Here’s what to look for to get the very most out…

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Ginger Root Health Benefits

ginger medical plant of the year 2018

Ginger root health benefits have been recognized for thousands of years. In Germany, ginger was once considered a “fringe” food. Recently, ginger has been elevated to “superfood” status. Ongoing research continues to confirm the numerous health benefits of ginger. Ginger root is truly a healing plant. We will explore the history of ginger root as…

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Hildegard’s Hyssop Leaf

Hyssop Leaf

Hyssop leaf (Hyssopus officinalis) is a lovely, easy-to-grow member of the mint family native to southern Europe and Asia. Summer through fall, the plant blooms clusters of violet-blue flowers that adorn bunches of long stems covered in small green leaves. Blooms can also be pink or white. The hardy plant grows in bushes 12” to…

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Black Radish- not only as a soup for Colds

black radish soup

The black radish is experiencing a comeback not just as a soup for Colds. Hildegard of Bingen wrote in Physica: “The radish is more warm than cold. After being excavated, it should be left under the ground in a humid place for two or three days, so that its green will be tempered, to which…

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