Coriander

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

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  • 1 pinch Rosemary
  • 2 pinches Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Black Tea
  • 1 pinch Coriander
  • 3 fresh Mint leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • 5 fresh Rosebud petals (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 5 fresh Lemon tree leaves (or 1 tsp. dried Lemon peel)
  • 3 pinches Nutmeg 3 pieces Orange peel

Place all ingredients into teapot. Boil 3 cups of water, then add to the teapot.
Strain; sweeten with honey, if desired. Serve hot.

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