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The traditions and remedies of the Middle Ages
The world is changing at great speed. The advent of the digital age is forcing us to constantly adapt, and this perpetual race sometimes makes us feel as if we're losing our way in life. We feel a need to reconnect with nature and the simple things in life. That's why we turn to the values, traditions and methods of the past that have proven their effectiveness. But what are they?
Timeless traditional methods
As the trends of recent years have shown, "traditional" doesn't have to mean "has-been". Whether it's for ecological reasons, to reduce waste or for well-being, more and more of us are opting for simple solutions to consume more responsibly and to know more about the products we use or eat. Having your own vegetable garden, mixing up home-made laundry detergent or even making your own bread: these are all things that are increasingly becoming part of our daily lives!
And to go back to natural products, we continue to use what we call Granny's remedies or recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation! Who hasn't heard of the famous hot toddy: a mixture of rum, lemon and honey to be taken in case of a cold or a sore throat? Who doesn't know the trick of using vinegar to relieve nettle stings or to combat head lice? Another essential ingredient is bicarbonate of soda, which is also making a comeback as a household cleaner or deodorant!
The traditions and remedies of the past have proved their worth and are still very much in use today. That's why we continue to be inspired by them every day, despite the passage of time.
And here at Biofloral?
For Biofloral, the symbiosis between man and nature is essential. Although it was part of the daily lives of people in the past, we have moved away from it over time. In order to get back to our roots, and back on the right track, Biofloral has taken inspiration from various manuscripts written by doctors from the Middle Ages to the present day, in particular those of Hildegard of Bingen, Paracelsus and the famous Doctor Edward Bach and their discoveries!
Not only has Biofloral taken inspiration from these ancestral remedies, but respect for the formulas has been preserved as well as the traditional manufacturing methods.
The great elixirs
Let's take the example of the great Biofloral elixirs which are inspired by the ancestral methods of the Middle Ages and in particular the traditional remedies of Hildegard of Bingen. She was a visionary nun of the 12th century who is considered to be the first modern herbalist. She prepared plants in wine using a long maceration process to extract all the active ingredients, then she added spices, herbs and honey to stabilise the mixture. Her recipes are still passed on today in numerous books.
She had the same aspirations as Dr. Bach several centuries before him:
"When the body and soul are in perfect harmony, they receive the supreme reward of joy and health".
Respect for ancestral and traditional methods
Today, Biofloral follows these formulas using organic sulphite-free wine, organic plants, honey or spagyric essences which have an in-depth action on the body. The maceration in barrels is carried out in the heart of the Auvergne on land which is charged with energy. This long and gentle maceration process, designed to respect the plants, is followed by the use of a traditional wooden press which extracts all the active ingredients without damaging them.
Since it was founded, Biofloral has always respected the original methods used by doctors recognised in their time. Our aim is to bring out all the benefits of nature as in the past and to offer 100% ORGANIC products, so that everyone can find well-being and harmony in their everyday life. Lastly, this respect for ancient recipes is combined with new methods of analysis to guarantee you natural and authentic high-quality remedies that take care of your body deep-down.
« Les remèdes de santé d’Hildegarde de Bingen », Paul Ferris 2013