Carmelite Sisters Water Recipe
Chopped angelica root
Add the following to four ounces of vodka to create the water used by the Carmelite Sisters in 1379:
Three tablespoons of chopped melissa
Three tablespoons of chopped angelica root
One tablespoon of cloves,
One-half teaspoon of coriander seeds,
One whole nutmeg
One stick of cinnamon
Juice from one lemon
Allow the concoction to sit for seven days with the exception of shaking it once per day. Strain before using. Carmelite Sisters water is traditionally used in healing spells.
Banishing A Love Rival
By Edain McCoy
Dragon’s Blood Ink
This spell from New Orleans encourages a love rival to turn his or her attention elsewhere and is best done on Friday or Saturday night during a Waning or New Moon. Beginning after Sundown, gather some raw meat a little past its prime, something “broken,” some angelica, a garlic clove and a leek. Tie these items together in a cheesecloth bound by black thread. On the outside paint the letter “X” three times in dragon’s blood ink. Douse the entire charm know as a gris-gris in New Orleans in lime juice. Before dawn, take the charm to your rival’s home and toss it onto the lawn saying:
“By this spell, you must find a love that steals your heart and mind. Turn your heart from my love, and make a new start.”
Obtain Money Gris Gris Bag
Red flannel or chamois bag
2 coins (preferably quarters)
A small pair of lodestones
1 tbsp. Five Finger’s Grass
1 tbsp. Money Drawing Powder
1 tsp. Silver Weed
You will also need Shower of Gold incense to burn while you prepare the bag. Then Money Drawing Oil to anoint the bag.
Is it a coincidence that ‘Bathtub Party Day’ and ‘Repeal Day’ both fall on the same date? And even though I’ll drink to the latter, I’m going to stick with the former for today’s tip. This next bath, taken from ancient Taoist Feng Shui texts, will help to wash digestive difficulties right down the drain. Add ten drops of sandalwood essential oil to your bath water. Place three tablespoons of soybeans, two tablespoons of fennel seeds and one tablespoon of rice into a net and suspend that in the bathwater. Reclining in the tub, close your eyes and gently massage the slightly tender spots directly beneath your shoulder blades. Also massage the heels of your feet. Twenty minutes of this healing bath and you’ll feel good as new — or even better!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
This tonic will calm the storm you feel brewing in your head.
2 tablespoons cramp
2 tablespoons chasteberries (Vitex)
2 tablespoon wild yam
2 tablespoons black cohosh root, optional
Simmer in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and steep the following herbs for herbs for 15 minutes before straining:
1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
1 tablespoon passionflower
1 tablespoon lavender leaves and flowers
Drink half a cup every hour until headache abates.
This tonic will increase energy and enhance digestion.
1 tablespoon fresh peppermint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon grass leaves
1 teaspoon suma, optional
Steep peppermint and lemon grass leaves in 2 cups of boiled water for 15 minutes, covered. Strain and drink warm or cold.
Optional: Suma may be steeped in the combination for an extra boost.
This is a valuable tonic for tired eyes and blurry vision.
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 tablespoons eyebright
2 tablespoons bilberry powder
2 tablespoons gotu kola leaves, optional
Simmer in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink half a cup daily. Two tablespoons of gotu kola leaves may be steeped for 10 minutes after the tonic has been simmered to increase circulation from the carotids.
When life has let you down and no one seems to care; have a cup of tea and wait for things to come your way.
1 tablespoon skullcap leaves and flowers
1 tablespoon passionflower
1 teaspoon lavender flowers and leaves
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
1 tablespoon lemon grass
Combine all and steep in 2 cups of boiled water, covered, 15 minutes. Strain and surrender.
This is a soothing tea to enjoy when the mind can’t slow down.
2 tablespoons hops
2 tablespoons chamomile flowers
2 tablespoons lemon balm or spearmint leaves (peppermint is too stimulating)
1 teaspoon chopped lavender leaves
Steep in 2 cups of boiled water, covered. Strain after 10 – 15 minutes and drink 1/2 – 1 cup to relax.
Native Americans of the Midwest used this tonic to alleviate bronchial coughs and congestion.
2 tablespoons pleurisy root
1 tablespoon mullein root
2 tablespoons elecampane root
1 tablespoon cramp bark
1 teaspoon licorice root or ginger
2 tablespoons osha root, optional; take only if there is congestion or a productive cough
2 tablespoons yucca, dried and split, optional; take only if there is wheezing
Simmer in 2 cups of water, covered for 15 minutes. Strain when cool and drink half a cup daily to facilitate the lungs or drink half a cup three times daily to alleviate congestion. For wheezing, add dried and split yucca, and add half a cup to coffee or drink alone up to 3 times daily.