Peppermint Mentha piperata The genus name for peppermint and other mints, Mentha, comes from Minthe, a nymph in Greek mythology. According to legend, the beautiful Minthe was changed into a nondescript little plant by Persephone when she discovered that her husband and lord of the underworld, Pluto, was in love with the nymph. Unable to… Continue reading Magical and Medicinal Herbs: Peppermint
This is a little different than your average cup of tea. It is a very concentrated, very potent cup of medicine and magick.
Sometimes there is no denying it. You're not just run down. You're not just reacting to the weather. You're sick. Take a rest and drink a cup of hot tea. This tea. It's chock full of herbs that specialize in viral infections like the common cold and the flu and all of the icky symptoms that go along with them. Add in some honey for its addition healing benefits, but with this blend you wont' actually need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.
Have you ever noticed that cold weather and coughs seem to go together? I mean, I know you can get a cough any time of year, but they just seem more prevalent in the winter. I'm almost positive it has something to do with the dry, circulated, heated air, and the lack of substantial sunshine. No matter what the reason though, coughs are one winter visitor that can keep moving on down the road. To help with that my family uses this combination of herbs. They are chosen specifically for their medicinal actions against coughs and sore throats. They're even pretty tasty. Add in a little honey and a dried orange slice and you might even forget that the whole point of this tea is medicinal.
Cold weather and tea go together like...well...colds and tea. This particular blend is all about respiratory care because if there's one thing we've all whimpered out when we're feeling under the weather, it's "I just want to breath!" This blend is one of my family's answer to this dilemma. Because who doesn't love a hot cup of tea?
Who's ready to dig deeper into Cinnamon?
It isn’t likely that very many of us in North America will ever get to wild forage for cinnamon. However, it is a worthy addition to your home apothecary and magickal shelf.
Stinging Nettle is so much more than just an herbal tea. It's actually food! Deeply nourishing, tasty, food. If you haven't already discovered the the magickal and medicinal properties of Nettle, you can do that HERE. Let's get down to recipes. Picture from Naked Cuisine Nettle PestoRosemary Gladstar | Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide There… Continue reading Remedies and Charms Using Nettle: Dinner
Women aren't the only ones who go through changes as we age. Guys do too. And just like we need to start paying closer attention to our breasts, they need to start paying closer attention to their bums. That's right. We're talking prostates today. Go grab your man, he's going to want to read this too.
Nettle is very much a mothering herb. She teaches us to respect the world around us, to slow down, and to really get to know the plants we seek. And she bites us if we are too rash, overly familiar, or not paying attention to what our plant allies are telling us. Protection and Boundaries. At the same time she is nourishing, one of the most nutritive plants we come across. Healing and Love. Let’s not forget that mothers are also resilient, keeping a clean home and multiplying anything that is brought to them. Inner Strength, Purification, and Abundance. Keep reading to learn even more about Nettle and all of her magickal and medicinal attributes, including history, holistic uses, and simple spells.