If you follow the links below you will find some very simple and effective cures for sore throats, sinus congestion and insect bites and stings as described by Hildegard of Bingen in her book commonly known as 'Physica'


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We purposely do not show any graphics of the plants we're discussing. It is your responsibility to be sure you have identified them correctly! This is particularly important during the season when there are no flowers present, which normally aid in identification.

It is your health, so be sure you know what you're doing!

See also the comments on using common sense below!


Some easily found or grown herbs help ease sore throats, unplug stuffed noses & congested sinuses and relieve the itching from all kinds of insect bites and stings


Common Sense: When you are new to such herbal remedies, it is best to initially test them only in very small amounts, to be sure it does not cause you any problems and to eliminate any possibility of mistaken identification, allergies and such.
It goes without saying that the plant material should be organically grown and clean and free of all fertilizer and pesticides - if you do use them. Otherwise wash and clean everything thoroughly!

Know the plants : Before using any plant material, be absolutely sure that you have identified the plant correctly, especially during the season when flowers are not present!

If in doubt, try a very small piece at first.