Spelt harbermus – a quick preparation for busy people


A spelt rice meal

According to Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century herbalist and healer, spelt is the best grain to eat because it is most digestible (compared to oats, wheat, rye). The nutrient content is 6 to 7 times higher than brown rice.
For more information on spelt, read my book From Leaf to Life or Dr Strehlow’s Hildegard medicine.


One of the most common form of spelt I recommend is spelt harbermus. It is spelt grain without the flour content. This is a 900 years old way of eating spelt. Many of you are already eating this as part of their breakfast.

A friend of mine from Melaka taught me a simple way to prepare harbermus breakfast without cooking. This makes it easy for busy people.

1. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of spelt harbermus to a vacuum flask; add a pinch of cinnamon powder.

2. Add boiling water to the content.

3. Cover and simmer for half an hour ( or carry this to your office).

4. Add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil, fruits, nuts and seeds, bertram, galangal etc.

You are ready for a wonderful day.

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.
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4 Responses to Spelt harbermus – a quick preparation for busy people

  1. Serene says:

    Does spelt harbemus contain gluten? Thanks

  2. Michelle Chua says:

    Where can I get this?

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