Traditional European Medicine (TEM) has been dealing with proven methods of herbal medicine for centuries. Paracelsus (1493-1541), a physician and alchemist, was one of the most important representatives in Europe and wrote comprehensive medical writings on the production of plant extracts. The aim of the so-called spagyric, a process whose roots can also be found with Paracelsus, was and is to make maximum and holistic use of the known healing powers of the European plant world.

Body, mind and soul of the plants

While known methods such as distillation or extraction each use a specific method for the extraction of the active plant ingredients, spagyric uses a complex and multi-stage process to obtain as many active plant ingredients as possible. In addition to the material (called SAL), this also includes the spiritual (called SULFUR) and the mental (called MERCURUIS) levels. According to the approach to consider body, mind and soul of the human being holistically.

The plants are fermented and distilled in a complex process. The residues are then dried and burned to ashes, whereby valuable minerals are obtained in the form of quartzes, which are then combined with the distilled liquid and dissolved there. After several weeks of maturing, the final product is a concentrated herbal essence. You can find out more about spagyric in the report Spagyric – a traditional art of healing.

Saint Charles Herbal Essences

With the Saint Charles Herbal Essences this traditional knowledge was taken up and combined with modern knowledge of plant extraction. Several plants are combined in one recipe (Complex) to achieve the most compact effect possible. Most of the herbs used grow in the middle of the Bregenzerwald mountains, where they are carefully harvested by hand and freshly processed.