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Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas

This post will be a direct quote from Wicca: The Complete Course. All of this post is credited to D.J. Conway. These are some of my favorite recipes.

Herbal teas as opposed to herbal brews are meant to be drunk. If you suspect you might be allergic to any of the herbal ingredients, be cautious about using herbal teas. Do not make up too much of the herbal tea mixture at one time.

To make teas, you will need a mortar and pestle, measuring spoons for measuring the herbs, a ceramic teapot, and pieces of cheesecloth or a similar item for enclosing the herbs while in the pot. It is not necessarily to grind the herbs for teas as finely as you do for herbal powders. If you store the tea mixture in tightly closed containers, you can make up larger amounts at a time.

As you grind the herbs, say the empowering chant. Hear the teapot by filling it with hot water. Empty this water, put in the herbs, and fill the pot again with hot water. Let it steep for about ten to fifteen minutes. While the tea is steeping, hold your hands around the teapot and chant the appropriate verse for the goal desired. Do the chanting three or five times. Then drink the tea.

An appropriate chanting verse is given at the end of each magical mixture recipe.

EMPOWERING CHANT FOR MIXING
Chant:
Elements of Wind and Fire, bring to me my heart’s desire.
Water, Earth, my wish fulfill. Strong my magic, strong my will.
Within these Elements fourfold, the power grows and so will hold.

Calmness Tea
Time: Best mixed on a Monday or Wednesday.
Herbs:
¼ cup chamomile
¼ cup lemon balm
Chant:
Stillness. Peacefulness. Calm.
Restfulness. Quiet. Soothing balm.

Love Tea
Time: Best mixed on a Monday or Friday.
Herbs:
1 tablespoon jasmine blossoms/jasmine tea
pinch of grated orange peel
¼ cup rose petals
Chant:
Joy and love will replace strife.
Bring a love into my life.

Prophetic Dreams Tea
Time: Best mixed on a Monday
Herbs:
4 tablespoons anise seed
1 tablespoon mugwort
Chant:
Dreams of the future, I ask for thee.
This is my will, and so mote it be.

Psychic Abilities Tea
Time: Best mixed on a Monday or Saturday
Herbs:
½ cup borage blossoms
½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon thyme
Chant:
Open the gate that has no key.
Open my psychic senses for me.

Spiritual Healing Tea
Time: Best mixed on a Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday
Herbs:
1 cup bergamot
pinch of grated orange peel
2 tablespoons spearmint
Chant:
Light of healing, strong and bright,
Bring me healing now tonight.

Keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my opinions that I have gathered from my research. You may disagree or have something to add. Please do so kindly in the comments.

Blessed be, brothers and sisters.

Resource:
Wicca: The Complete Course by D.J. Conway

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