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KITCHEN WITCH’S VEGETARIAN STEW FOR PROTECTION AND HEALTH


This recipe is something that I use at home all the time. I don’t do exact measurements. Spice to your liking. Great for when you’re sick!

Ingredients:
Mushrooms
Zucchini
Sweet peppers
Onion
Carrots
And 2 cans of drained beans

1. Dice vegetables and cook them in minced garlic and olive oil.
2. Add vegetable broth
3. Add beans
4. Add spices

Spices:
Cayenne-strength
Chili powder- hex breaking
Cilantro- home protection
Garlic- healing
Cumin- protection
Oregano- happiness
Black pepper- banishing negativity
Salt- protection

5. Let simmer
6. Enjoy!

Feel free to change things up. Add more, add less. Seriously if you try this let me know.

✨GET WELL SOON✨
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A spell bottle with carnelian, coffee beans, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, anise, cinnamon, and coffee leaves.
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(Or, a dirty chai mix on the rocks) 😂
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Sealed with coffee candle wax and a dab of vetiver. Made with intention and love, to promote circulation, to energize the lymphatic system and encourage healing and clearing of the lungs, chest, and sinuses.

Clover is a mute, solitary tundra, preferring to be by herself in her gardens that she carefully cultivates and tends to. A lot of her time goes into assuring the food crops for other plant eaters in the distant castle town are being cared for properly, though when not managing others she tends lovingly to her collection of succulents, herbs, and rare foreign plants. On occasion Dust visits and assists her, and while Clover is still on edge around other dragons, she tolerates the pearlcatcher, going as far as to possibly believe she enjoys her company and enthusiasm.

Clover also makes a living by harvesting rare and exotic herbs and spices to sell to members of the castle town; this is her primary trade. She offers teas, perfume scented bath herbs, healing salves, food spices, herbal soaps, medicine, and many other products her rare plants can offer. 

Though born in the Starfall Isles, Clover was raised and taught her skills by witches in the Viridian Labyrinth, adopting many of their habits and spells into her own cultivating. She uses her arcane magic to assist in the enchantment and growth of her plants, often producing rare herbs with magical side effects.

Medicinal tea I make for enjoyment, and for boyfriend’s lingering damp cough (he is prone to bronchitis at this time of year). Measurements approximate:

4 tsp black tea,
30 cardamom pods,
20 whole cloves,
4 anise stars,
1 tsp fennel seeds,
30 black peppercorns,
3 cinnamon sticks,
1 tbsp marshmallow root,
3 pieces crystallized ginger root.

Simmer on low in 4-5 cups of water for 5 minutes. Allow to steep 10 minutes, strain into cup and carafe, stir in soymilk creamer to taste.

10 Best Healing Spices and Herbs 

Turmeric
This golden spice, used in almost every meal in India is very valuable. “It is a very powerful healer. It prevents growth of cancer cells and thus can prevent cancer,” says Mumbai-based nutritionist Naini Setalvad. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduces swelling caused due to pain. “It also said to prevent alzhiemers and said to reduce severity of pain caused due to arthritis,” says Mumbai-based nutritionist Maithili Pashtekar. This spice also acts as an antioxidant that helps lower cholesterol.

Cinnamon
cinnamon is said to have the ability to reduce blood sugar levels. “This spice contains antioxidants that help lowering levels of bad cholesterol,” says Naini. More good news for women- including this spice in your diet will also ensure less painful cycles.

Ginger
The spice does more than that. “It improves your digestive process and prevents stomach disorders like flatulence,” says Naini. It is also said to regularize blood flow, thus maintaining your blood pressure.

Basil
Holy basil or tulsi is said to be a great de-stressor as it “reduces levels of serotonin,” Maithili says. Try a tea made of basil leaves and ginger for relief from indigestion, headaches and fever. Chewing on leaves of basil could also reduce symptoms of bronchitis and asthma.

Garlic
This condiment lowers your chances of getting cancer. Other than that, according to Naini, “it helps in lowering bad cholesterol and keeping your blood pressure in control.” It also has anti viral properties and helps in clearing your sinuses. “It helps to digest iron and protein,” says Maithili. Garlic is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your body against damage from free radicals.

Cumin
Cumin  in water with salt and lemon is probably the best way to curb a diarrhoea attack. “It also acts as a blood purifier and is an excellent remedy for stomach cramps,” says Naini. Due to its cooling properties, it is added to most drinks and juices during summer.

Mustard
Mustard seeds is said to curb the growth of cancer cells. “it also has anti inflammatory properties and is said to restore normal sleeping patterns in women with symptoms of menopause,” says Maithili. It also reduces severity of asthma and lowers high blood pressure.

Saffron
Saffron is a powerful antioxidant too. “It is said to be an anti-depressant and can cure bladder, liver and kidney disorders,” says Naini. A li’l saffron in your tea can relieve you of a cold too. Saffron also has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. Rubbing saffron on sore gums can provides relief.

Cardamom
Known as elaichi, this spice is also effective in curing stomach cramps. It is also said to cure other stomach disorders like flatulence and acidity. “It also improves your circulation to your lungs, Maithili says. Boil water and add mint leaves and cardamom to it and have it to cure hiccups, suggests Naini.

Mint
Mint or pudina is known to ease symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome. It is also known to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Mint oil when rubbed on your forehead soothes headaches too. Mint paste while applied on pimples and acne can cure it.