Sore throat remedy
Warning: self-made remedies, potions, etc. NEVER replace a professional consultation and should in no way be used to replace proper medication. I am no doctor of any sort, and should not be considered as such. Please take care of yourselves.
This drink can be used even if you do not believe in magic and/or witchcraft, because I chose my ingredients according to their medical properties rather than their associations, even if they still work that way.
It can be used if you have a sore throat or just if you like the taste. However, I would strongly advise you not to drink it if you have any kind of mouth infection (bad teeth included) because it will hurt.
You need, in order:
- Lemon juice (1-2 teaspoons) // I associate it with Apollo, Greek god of the Sun, poetry, divination and diseases, father of Aesculapius (the god who protects doctors). Lemon is known for its antiseptic properties and it has a good taste.
- Honey (1 big teaspoon) // I associate it with Eir, Norse goddess of medicine. Also with Sif, Norse goddess of bakers and hard work (among other things). Honey too is a strong antiseptic, and soothes both your throat and the taste of the mixture.
- Boiling water (as much as you need to fill your mug) // To dilute everything. Warm water helps your throat to relax. Can be replaced by warm milk if you prefer.
- Rosewater // I associate it with Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and passion. I chose this association because she is one of the goddesses I work the most with. It also give the remedy a very good taste.
- Orange tree flower water // No association in particular, I just really like the taste and it has always helped me relax.
- Ginger root powder // in small quantity because the taste is strong. It is also a natural antiseptic (but I don’t like the taste so it’s up to you to put it in or not).
The witchy part:
For secular witches: call each of the ingredients while rising your mug and call their healing properties too. Stir counterclockwise to banish the sickness and germs, then stir clockwise to bring healing and calm to you.
For Pagan witches: do exactly the same, but also call the gods and goddesses you associate the ingredients with and while stirring clockwise call for their benediction and advice in your remedy-making activities.
Et voilà ~