Intellectual Prowess (02:59)
Pope Benedict named Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church in 2012. As a theologian, she understood life through her visions and scripture but also pursued science.
Natural Medicine and Traditional Healing (03:46)
Wighard Strehlow discusses how he came to study Hildegard's remedies after a career in the pharmaceutical industry. He believes companies are mistaken in focusing solely on synthetic drugs. Hildegard's use of herbs and stones parallels the indigenous curandero tradition.
Hildegard Garden (06:15)
Strehlow grows remedies to treat patients at the Hildegard Center in Allensbach, Germany. He uses quince for rheumatism, chestnuts for brain function, galangal for stopping a heart attack, fennel for digestion and detoxification, and duckweed for immunity and cancer prevention.
Food as Medicine (03:41)
Gabriella Nyuli found migraine relief through Hildegard's protocol. Strehlow discusses the healing properties of spelt and compares her tradition to those of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Dr. Gottfried Hertzka translates her book, 800 years after her death.
Hildegard as a Healer (02:11)
The 12th century nun helped people to awaken their healing energy. Hear how atoms in crystal structures affect the body. Filmmaker Michael C. Conti urges viewers to follow their own path of divine creativity and spirituality.
Credits: Natural Medicine Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (02:19)
Credits: Natural Medicine Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard
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