Ancients Healed Themselves With Herbs and Essential Oils

We talked already of how four traders saved themselves of dying from the black plague by applying on their bodies a primitive version of the essential oils we use nowadays.

Many countries in Europe didn’t know about essential oils and medicinal herbs until traders started introducing it from Asia. It was not until the 12th century when herbalists started the production of such extracts, particularly religious scholars, who cultivated their own herbs and plants. Their ability to read and trade helped them to find, cultivate, harvest, and study unusual plants like Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Basil, Chamomile, and Thyme. 

The religious provided with herbal medicine to the ill by providing them of herbal teas, herbal infusions, medicated ale, beer, and wine, vinegars, and herbal tinctures mixed with herbs and essential oils and extracts. 

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Hildegard of Bingen was one of those religious scholars. An Benedictine abbess in the 12th century, she was a writer, composer, philosopher, visionary, polymath and the founder of scientific natural history. As she gained expertise in treating physical diseases, she applied holistic methods for the body and soul. She became very famous for her extensively use of herbal remedies, tinctures, salves, ointments and essential oils as part of her medicine. She combined these elements with a theological approach, implying:

All things put on Earth are for the use of humans.

A famous herbalist, Hildegard classified her work in two books. In her second book, called “Causae et Curae” explores the connection of the human body with the natural world, documenting various home remedies for many common ailments.

Hildegard’s work with herbs, crystals, gemstones and essential oils is now being studied extensively all over Europe and is being used in American classes on aromatherapy. Educational courses in aromatherapy that are taught from a spiritual perspective can help us connect our body with our mind. Hildegard is but one of the more famous teachers in history on the use of aromatherapy for healing our body, mind and soul. 

Is incredible how history can tells us many things hidden in today’s societal standards. The use of essential oils as part of our daily routine will increase your well being and your health, period. 


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