The St. Hildegard Mew spice formulae for optimal digestive health

Jan-Feb 2013

More than 70% of our immunity lies in the health of our gut or digestive system. The high occurrences of infectious diseases and chronic allergies are mainly due to imbalances in our digestive system. The gut flora or the presence of good bacteria in the gut is a very critical factor for a good immune system. Without a good immune system, the body may be highly susceptible to cancer, infection, low energy and allergy.

Our digestive or gut flora is constantly under assault – at birth, hygiene hypothesis (too sterile, clean environment), chronic stress, medications, pesticides from fruits and vegetables, hormones and antibiotic residues in meat, fish and milk, poor diet, water supply, and so on.

Some of us may need probiotics supplements. (Note: Commercial yogurt is almost void of good bacteria and many people are dairy-intolerant.)

However, the best and reliable way is not to rely on supplements (unless you are on a course of antibiotics, or on a gut program) but to stimulate the body to produce its own.

Your body needs to learn to produce good bacteria on its own; otherwise, it becomes ‘lazy’.

St. Hildegard’s mew spice is a method proven in Germany to rid your body of bad bacteria while enhancing the production of the good bacteria. It is a 100% natural kitchen medicine and easy to make. Hildegard regarded it as “more precious than gold’’. Try it!

St. Hildegard Mew spice formulae

“This medicine is very good, and more precious than gold, since it carries away migraine and diminishes the vapour which the raw pear creates in a person’s chest. It consumes all bad humors in a person, and so cleanses the person, just as a vessel is washed of its impurities.”

                                                                   St. Hildegard of Bingen in Physica


Mew mixture (available in our clinic):

Mew (Meum anthamanticum)
Galangal (Alpinia galangal)
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Savory (Satureja hortensis) 

Skimmed honey*

Organic pears (with skin and in slices) – 12 pears or 1 kg

*Skimmed honey: Warm 120g (approximately 8 tablespoons) of organic blossom honey. Stir honey with a fork as the warming in progress. Once foam appears (roughly when it comes to a boil), turn off the fire and throw away the foam. This is skimmed honey.


Cook the pears until they turn soft and smooth. Discard the water (do not drink it). Make a puree from the pears. Mix and stir quickly the pear puree, mew spice mixture and skimmed honey.

Fill the hot puree into a bottling jar. Keep it in the fridge and consume it within a month as follows:

Take daily for at least 4 weeks, either on its own or spread on bread :
1 tablespoon (tbs) before breakfast
2 tbs with lunch
3 tbs before going to bed


+ To prevent all diseases; also include pyrethrum root, duckweed and vermouth
+ To treat all digestive and auto-immune diseases
+ Expels all toxins (viral, bacteria, fungal) from the gut
+ To restore friendly bacteria in the gut

Pax (Peace)
Sebastian Liew, MNHAA (Australia)
Copyright ©2011-2012, Sebastian Liew Centre Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.
No part of this material may be reproduced in whole or part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of Sebastian Liew Centre Pte. Ltd. For information regarding permission, please email to .
The information contained in this diary is for educational purpose only. We encourage our readers to seek out a competent health professional for any treatment required. We do not take responsibility for the use of information contained in any article published in our journal or diary by the reader. We do, however, caution readers of possible unintended consequences of self–medication, and that the consultation of a competent health professional is always advisable.

About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website
This entry was posted in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Phytotherapy, [ Read All ] and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s