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Vervain (Verbena): a forgotten medicinal herb 

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Vervain has a long history as a medicinal herb across many different cultures. We will explore the healing powers of vervain, the many ways you can use vervain as a healing plant, and how to make vervain tea. Read on to learn how this lovely flowering medicinal herb improves health. What is Vervain or Verbena?…

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11 Naturopathic Remedies for Common Health Problems

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In our ongoing effort to research Hildegard’s various natural remedies, we’ve found the following 11 naturopathic remedies to address common health problems that seem to have stood the test of time. Hildegard of Bingen is widely recognized, in part for her naturopathic remedies, and her significant contributions to holistic health and wellness. Though her findings are almost…

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Stinging Nettle Recipes

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Almost everyone has had some encounter with stinging nettle, usually in the form of painful contact with its leaves. In spite of its unfriendly nature and its perception as a hostile weed, nettle serves as a worthwhile medicinal plant with a long tradition in monastic medicine. Hildegard von Bingen had the following to say about the…

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7 Medicinal Uses for Dittany / Burning Bush

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Dittany, or Dictamnus Albus, is a genus of the family Rutacaea, commonly known as the Rue or Citurs family of plants. The flowering plant has several variants and also goes by burning bush, dittany, gas plant, and fraxinella. Originally native to the warmer, wooded geography of southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, dittany the plant…

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What is Galangal? Your Guide to the Spice of Life

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Galangal has been used as both a spice and as a medicine since the Middle Ages. We’ll discuss both lesser and greater galangal but our focus is on lesser galangal, which Hildegard included as one of her primary medicinal plants.

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Violet Cream and its Topical Powers

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Violet cream has been used since antiquity to protect and heal the skin. Violet contains essential oils rich with antioxidants. These radical scavengers neutralize free radicals, which are constantly produced in our bodies during normal cell metabolism.

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