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 sliew

I am a practicing Medical herbalist and doctor of naturopathy from Singapore.
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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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