Sage, scientifically named Salvia Officinalis is one of the oldest known herbs in history. It has had many uses before. It is more commonly used today in much more practical ways such as sharpening the senses, soothing a sore throat by gargling, aiding excessive menstrual bleeding or dry up milk after nursing. It is believed to strengthen memory and the nervous system.
It can be brewed in a tea to help soothe your sore throat or even excessive sweating whether from fever or otherwise.
The name Salvia comes from the Latin word Salveo, which means to heal or save. It’s well known magical property is that it is commonly used for protection by pushing out negative energy. It is masculine in nature and related with the element air and the planet Jupiter. Sage is also used for granting wishes. To make a wish, you first write said wish on a sage leaf then place it under your pillow for 3 nights. After the third night, bury the leaf and wait.
Fun fact - Sage was once used in the middle ages to mask the smell and taste of rancid meat.
So reblogging this. Other things to note about sage is that I feel it is more androgynous sometimes because it is so healing and beautiful to me, but that’s just what energy the plant gives me. Some days, sage is masculine and gives me courage and strength to remove all my negative bad habits.
If you are a witch, please keep this gold mine in your house, for it’s so medicinal and cleansing. He grows quickly and likes medium water. He loves being pruned and his leaves fall casually into the pot, which act as a water-resistant mulch also. Sometimes he will give omens in the pattern of the leaves that have fallen on the floor, so let him do his thing.
Natural Deodorant— Made tonight because an aloe vera leaf needed to be used before it rotted. Find the recipe here.
Mind, body, spirit, and soul tea
With intuition and a vast supply of herbs, teas, and plant material, I’ve come up with a spiritual tea blend that is sure to assist your consciousness with whatever it needs in almost any area of existence. I am in love with this taste and the name definitely describes what it does for you.
Sweet, soothing, spiritual, sentient, sacred, & sophisticated
- Black, green, and white,
- Geranium petals,
- Lavender buds,
- Black Pepper,
Add them all together in a container and use as loose material in an infuser. This tea was drunken with Nag champa and Moldavite burning, it brings about a new sense of emotion and consciousness.
Homemade Tea Blends
Here is a list of all of the brews, combinations, and blends that I have come up with personally that I enjoy. Most of these herbs I grow myself, so don’t mind the portions I use. If you’re not partial to herbal teas, I ask you to please try and acclimate yourself. Their health benefits are impossible to ignore and their flavors when mixed with natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup, agave nectar, or pure local flower honey are much better than any drink out there. Tea drinking, though maybe cliche, is definitely canonical of the pagan lifestyle.
Even cold-steeping tea is excellent! Remember, when making tea, try to use purified water. Spring water is most always tap water in disguise. Keep fluoride, arsenic, lead, mercury, and chlorine out of your teas.
Reminder: As with any herbal supplement or tea used for consumption, please do research if you are unsure of ingredients. I am no health official so be a smart forager. These are my own personal teas that I love for recreational pleasure and remedial relief.
Sweet friendship tea
- Water (8-24 ounces)
- Fresh or dried rose petals (4)
- Dried lawn grass, or lemongrass (3-5 strands/leaves)
- Geranium flowers (8)
- Water (8-24 ounces)
- Fresh orange mint leaf (1)
- Dried lavender flowers buds (7)
- Fresh lavender flowers and/or leaves (3)
- Green tea bag (1)
This tea causes drowsiness and may impair people.
Consult a trusted doctor/naturopath first before consumption
- Water (8-12 ounces)
- Dried valerian root (a pinch)
- Dried ginger root (graded at discretion)
- Mint (3-4 leaves for taste)
- Fresh lemon juice (2 tsp)
- Teaspoon of honey (optional)