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 the collective knowledge of Hildegard’s life and accomplishments, we are always looking for ways to help others benefit from the knowledge that Hildegard of Bingen has left behind — and one of those ways that we have chosen to do so is to create Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets — and easy way to reacquaint yourself with healthy digestive bitters.
In the past, bitters were a common ingredient in diets. Now, however, modern palettes have pushed for sweeter and more savory diets — excluding healthy bitters and leaving the health benefits that they had contributed behind. And that is why we have created Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets, a bitters tablet made using eight natural herbs.
But what herbs did we use? And Why?
The Herbs Of Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets
Gentian root is a natural bitter that can be found in the mountains of southern and central Europe. Commonly known as bitter root, bitterwort, and stemless gentian, this naturally growing plant has been used as a bitters to stimulate improved digestion and to treat a variety of gastrointestinal issues.
Gentian is one of the many natural bitters that was identified by Hildegard of Bingen to be a healthy natural supplement — and that is one of the reasons that we have decided to add gentian root in our natural bitters tablets.
Angelica is another natural bitter that is widely cultivated in northern Europe. While it was once only found in small populations, it became a focus of cultivation in the 16th century. Much like gentian, angelica is known to have medicinal qualities that can help those who consume it deal with gastrointestinal distress, acid reflux, and circulation issues — making it an excellent addition to our natural bitters tablets.
Ginger root is a plant with natural bitters from southeastern Asia. One of the reasons that we chose to include this natural bitter within Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets is because it addresses multiple health issues, including digestive issues, cardiovascular issues, and general inflammation. When combined with the seven other herbs in our bitters tablet, ginger root becomes an incredibly effective natural health supplement.
Artichoke may not have originated in Germany like Hildegard of Bingen, but at some point, their paths crossed. Artichoke, a plant that originated in the Mediterranian, is loaded with nutrients — making it an excellent addition to our natural bitters tablets. But how does artichoke leaf benefit you?
Artichoke extracts have been found to have an effect on LDL and HDL cholesterol levels — and in some cases, it may be able to lower the bad LDL cholesterol and increase the good HDL cholesterol. In addition to helping regulate cholesterol levels, artichoke is also known to help the liver detoxify the body and improve digestive health.
Galangal is a plant from southeast Asia that is very similar to ginger. Galangal root is an excellent asset to our original bitter tablets because of the various health benefits that it brings to the table. Galangal is widely known to have anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant qualities that when introduced to your body can fortify it from both sickness and free radicals. When used in conjunction with other natural herbs, galangal bitters are an excellent dietary supplement.
Cinnamon is another southeast Asian spice that boasts incredible health benefits. While cinnamon is not commonly thought of as an herb and is instead thought of as a spice, it is an excellent herbal bitter in terms of both flavor profile and health benefits. Cinnamon bark, when prepared properly, can be used as a supplement to remedy gastrointestinal issues, stomach cramps, and other stomach and GI-related issues.
Originating from the Indian subcontinent, cardamom is an incredible natural dietary resource. While cardamom is a bitter herb, some claim that it has a faintly sweet taste — and when ingested, it can result in a number of different health benefits ranging from gastrointestinal and digestive health to detoxification from antioxidants and reduced inflammation caused by chronic disease and injury.
Milk Thistle Seed
Milk thistle is a thistle plant native to the Mediterranean region but has since spread to most temperate regions in the world. Milk thistle seed is a valuable bitter herb in our bitters tablets because it brings many natural health benefits to the table. Much like the other herbs in our bitters tablets, milk thistle seed helps boost the immune system, promote digestive health, and produce liver-enhancing hormones.
Why Choose Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets?
In the centuries since Hildegard of Bingen’s herbal discoveries bitters have been removed from modern diets because of their unfavorable tastes. While the shift to diets with sweeter and more savory pallets might be more favorable to your taste buds, it removed some of the dietary health benefits that our bodies need — being exactly why we have decided to provide you with eight bitter herbs that can be taken quickly and effortlessly before each meal.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets today!
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