You can use Bugbane, Horsemint, or Ruby Tuesday for natural healing, or you can simply listen to the new album by DEUTER
C. G. Deuter, the German-born USA-residing musician who simply goes by the musical name Deuter, seems to average at least two albums a year.Immortelle, released in the fall of 2016, is more good new age music from a master of the genre. Like the energizer bunny, this guy just keeps on going (four-and-a-half decades now and still counting). The instrumental tunes on this album are named after plants that humankind have found over thousands of years to be medicinal in one way or another. He probably could have named one piece kumbacha tea and another oranges, but instead he chose more obscure plants such as “Monarda,” a tune with a lovely cello part and named after a mint plant also known as “bee balm,” “horsemint” or “Oswego tea.” The leaves give spicy fragrant essential oil used for stomach ailments, fever and as an antiseptic for mouth infections. “Sonnenbraut,” also known as “sneezeweed” and “Ruby Tuesday,” has some herbal uses in small doses. The ten-minute piece on the album with the same name features several flute parts and a beautiful violin solo. “Traubensilberkerze” is a flowering herb (also known as “black snakeroot” or “bugbane”) long used for menopause symptoms, and the music has strummed and plucked harp, flute, and hand drums.
“Lily of the Valley” is a herbaceous poisonous plant used very carefully for folk remedies. Because of its bell-shaped flowers it is also called “Mary’s Tears” or “May Bells.” The music is mostly quiet, gentle synth with a drone sound in the background plus a little piano and hand drums. The tune “Vervain,” which focuses on flute and strings (and a violin doing some soloing), is named after a plant with a bitter taste used for congestion, back pain and arthritis. The “Binsuga” plant is listed in Hildegaard von Bingen’s famous 12th Century writings on healing plants, and Deuter’s musical tribute is very slow and ambient. The title selection is piano with very soft synth and a little violin. “Cumara” is a tree that can live more than a thousand years, but it also is in the pea family and produces seeds known as tonka beans that are used as a vanilla substitute. The “Cumara” music has piano, synth and wordless vocals.
Deuter created this recording as heartfelt healing music and it will probably work wonderfully for those in need of physical, mental or soul healing. But if you just want to plop down on the couch and enjoy some excellent new age music as a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon, this one is for you. More information is available at the record company website (newearthrecords.com).