Herbs and their uses
>Nothing is as interesting as herbs.
You can use it in various ways eg: Sashes to keep your linen smelling fresh, Alchemy
Potions, Dressing candles and my favorite essential oil through the method of distillation
Common Essential Oil Measurements:
1 drop = 0.05 ml
1 ml = 20 drops
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 teaspoon = 100 drops
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 tablespoon = 300 drops
1 ounce = 30 ml
1 ounce = 600 drops
I am not going to discuss how to dress candles, come people might know but I have included links at the bottom for those who are interested in doing such things, BUT what I do have is the following
A list ohh yes one in a few that I will post
These lists are nifty little things allowing a quick overview with regards to which herbs to use for what…
This list is designed to assist you in getting some “protection from evil” and that sort of thing. How you use the list is up to you as I am no medical doctor. Note: Please do NOT use any of these charms in place of medical treatment or when outside help is obviously advisable.
Blessing the herbs then scattering it in the house and vacuuming it up, Dressing candles with it , Making herbal teas , Making baths and taking it , Sprinkling it outside the house
Here is some links to help you:
List : Protection From Evil
Add lemon juice to your bath water for purification. Lemon Balm has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years to treat such conditions as digestive upsets, sleep problems, depression, skin sores, repelling mosquitoes and ease the itching of insect bites, and ease muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/lemon-balm/
Almond – Protection and Cleansing, and for Ancestral meals
Basil – Protection and even Exorcisms. The blossoms were scattered over the tombs of ancient Egypt as it was believed that basil opened the gates of heaven. http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/basil/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil
Bay Leaf – Protection, Increase Power
Carry a small onion to protect against venomous animals.
Chamomile – To bring Peace. German chamomile has been taken for digestive problems since at least the 1st century CE, and is gentle, and suitable, enough for children. The Egyptians dedicated the herb to the sun and worshiped it above all other herbs for its healing properties. http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/chamomile/
Cinnamon – Protection. It is one of the oldest tonic plants in the world. The ancients Theophrastus, Herodotus, Galen, Dioscorides, Pliny, and Strebo all mention it.
Fennel – Warding of evil spirits. Fennel is one of the oldest cultivated plants and much valued by the Romans. Warriors took it to keep good health, while their ladies took it to stave off obesity. http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/fennel/
Garlic – Protection (of- course!), Exorcisms. An Egyptian medical papyrus dating from about 1500 BCE lists twenty two garlic prescriptions for such complaints as headaches and throat disorders.
If you place a dill sachet over your door those who wish you ill cannot enter your home. Dill was commonly used as a charm against witchcraft in the Middle Ages and was burned to clear thunderclouds. http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/dill/
Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep evil from your dwelling.
Marjoram – Protection
Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it around your house to dispel evil
Onion – Protection
Parsley -To get rid of negativity
Pepper, Black – Protection and Exorcisms
Pepper, Red (Ceyenne, Chili, etc.) – Hex- breaking
Place lilacs around your house to rid yourself of unwanted spirits.
Place morning glory seeds under your bed to cure nightmares.
Rosemary – all Mental/Magickal Workings
Rub a lettuce leaf over your forehead to help you sleep.
Saffron – Power
Sage – Purification
Scatter chili peppers around your house to break a curse.
Thyme – Mental Powers, Courage
Turmeric – Purification
Walk through the branches of a maple tree to ensure that you will have a long life