Blue and Grey Eyes

This post is the second of a six part series on the eyes by St. Hildegard referenced from Hildegard of Bingen’s Medicine by Dr. Wighard Strehlow & Gottfried Hertzka, M.D.

Blue and Grey eyes:
blue eyes       grey eyes

Blue Eyes                                   Grey Eyes

Blue eyed persons are thoughtless, rash, unwise, mischievous, daring, willful, lazy, and disorderly, but they bring everything to a good ending. 

“A person who has blue eyes like water gets them mainly from the air.  That is why they are weaker than other eyes, because air shifts often as a result of the diverse movement produced through warmth, cold, and humidity, and such eyes are easily harmed by bad, soft and moist air as well as by fog.  For just like these affect the purity of air adversely, they also harm eyes acquired by air.” (*CC 92, 24)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) one of Hildegard’s favorite plants is the universal remedy for blue eyes.  Even the side effects of modern-day air pollution, very harmful for air-sensitive blue eyes can be eliminated by fennel.

“If someone has blue eyes, with which she somehow sees poorly and feels pain, she should take fennel or fennel seeds when the pain is fresh, pulverize them, press the juice from them, and take the dew which is found on the grass blades standing upright, add a little fine wheat flour, and knead this into a little cake.  This she should place over her eyes for the night, tie it in place, and she will feel better.  The mild warmth of the fennel, tempered by the dew and strength of the flour, removes these pains. Grey eyes are the airy kind, and therefore dew is added to this mild medicine.”  (*CC 170, 34)

Next week’s post will discuss fiery eyes, their ailments and remedies.

In Viriditas,



* Causes and Cures by Saint Hildegard of Bingen

Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.

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