anonymous asked:

I have an exam tomorrow and I've been studying really hard but I'm very nervous. Do you have any spells to calm the nerves?

Off of the top of my head, try this out:

► Dress a white candle to gently burn away the anxiety. Keep it lit in the same room  you are in until it burns down.

► Make chamomile tea, or any other soothing, non caffeinated tea. Add any natural sugar or honey you want. As it is brewing, stir clockwise and speak over the tea, telling it to wash away the anxiety and nerves and make you as calm and clear as a smooth, glassy lake

► Grab any nearby rocks; sodalite works well but anything dark will do. Imagine the rock sucking up your worries.

► I like to imagine I am inside a magical bubble where I’m totally protected, and then I drop from the top of the atmosphere and plummet to the ocean. After I hit the water I gently drift down, watching all the beautiful sea life around me. This is a magic bubble so naturally I will have tea and a nice blanket with me. I am aware that inside the bubble, in the ocean, no worries can reach me and I have an infinite amount of time to rest before the next day.

I hope this helps, good luck on your test!

Despite being commonly known, Chamomile is not just a benign little flower that tastes sweet in your cup, it packs a powerful medicinal punch. Chamomile should not be thought of in terms of what specific diseases it can be used for, because there are too many uses to list, nor is is helpful to only think of what herbs can ‘do’. After reading though my favorite herb books, I summarize the actions of chamomile as being:

  • Relaxing nervine for states of tension
  • Aromatic and bitter for regulating digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy
  • Anti-microbial
  • Safe, tasty and suitable for everyone, including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly
  • Matthew Wood says that “The fresh preparations preserve the oils, so they are more relaxing, the dried preparations are bitter and promote secretions to the stomach, G.I. and liver.”

Here are some of the chemical constituents present in chamomile and their generalized actions (mostly from Wood, but also from Simon Mills, David Hoffmann and Chanchal Cabrerra)

  • Flavanoids – cooling and relaxing
  • Bitter sesquiterpene lactones – stimulate digestive juices
  • Volatile oils – antipyretic, anti-spasmodic, can reduce histamine-induced inflammation
  • Mucilage – soothing, nutritious and immuno-stimulating
  • Amino acids, fatty acids and many more

Fresh Chamomile and Orange Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 handful chamomile flowers

  • 3 large slices orange zest

Instructions

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Place chamomile flowers and orange zest in the bottom of a teapot. Pour the hot water over the flowers, cover with the lid, and steep for 5 minutes. Serve immediately through a strainer.

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I removed the honey and cream to make the recipe vegan but you can find the full bodied recipe HERE

Today’s Herb: Lemon Balm

Medicinal Uses: Anxiety, cardiovascular, colds, depression, insect bites/repellant, nausea, hypertension, sunburns.

Lemon balm is also used as a sleep aid, it calms the nervous system. Luckily, no harmful side effects have been reported. It makes a wonderful tea mixed with chamomile and lavender if you’re trying to fall asleep!

As for magical uses of lemon balm, it’s the herb of trust. It can bring you luck, security, protection, and all around good moods. It’s considered a feminine plant, and its element is water, according to astrology.