Monthly Archives: August 2017
Mix the following herbs together in a clockwise direction, and place into a container until needed:
- Hibiscus flower
- Lemon Balm
- Meadow Sweet
When wanted to drink, take 2 tablespoons and place in teapot with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Visualize and chant:
Herbal brew of lover’s emotion,
With intent I fortify.
When two people share this potion,
Their lover shall intensify.
Found at: Herbal Riot
The famous Carmelite Water, first made by 17th century Carmelite nuns was used to treat nervous headache and neuralgia. It combined lemon balm with lemon-peel, nutmeg, coriander and angelica root. Here’s a recipe with a magickal twist:
- 1 bunch of lemon balm leaves
- the rind of one small lemon
- 2 sprigs sweet marjoram (or 1/2 teaspoon of dried)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 1 nutmeg, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
- piece of angelica root the length of your little finger
- 1 pint brandy, vodka, or other spirits
On the New Moon, bruise the herbs in a mortar and pestle. Put them in a pint jar and fill with your chosen spirits. Let sit in a warm, dark place for two weeks, shaking daily. Strain, filter, and put up in a pint (8 oz) bottle. The longer you let this sort of tincture sit, the better it will taste. Store in a cool, dark place.
Use to improve the complexion or as a compress in fevers. To make a cologne, use spirits of wine instead of brandy or vodka and add 20% water to the final produce.
From: Alchemy Works
Fenugreek earned its magickal reputation as the herb of increase. This potion increases male sexual ability and vigor and may magickally remedy impotence as well.
Place two teaspoons of dried fenugreek in a cup and cover with boiling spring water. Steep for five minutes, then strain. Add lemon and honey to taste.
If the flavor remains too medicinal, try combining with peppermint, also a strong aphrodisiac.
From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells