Hyssop Cough Syrup

Hyssop Cough Syrup

Licorice flavored, soothes sore throats.
2 tbsp dried hyssop (flower tops) or 1/3 cup fresh hyssop (chopped flowers)
1/4 cup water
1 cup honey
1 tsp aniseed

In a saucepan combine honey and water. Stir until the mixture is consistency of pancake syrup. Bring slowly to a boil (over a medium heat). Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.

Use 1-2 tbsp water to moisten the dried hyssop. Crush the aniseed. Stir both into the honey. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, and allow to cool. While the mixture is still a little warm, strain into a jar. When completely cooled, screw on the lid. Should keep for 1 week.

Purification Soak

Purification Soak

This infusion should be added to your cleansing bath when preparing for a ritual. Mediate on purifying your thoughts and opening your mind to prepare for your ritual.

You can also use this infusion for cleaning or purifying rooms or objects. Simply set the items in the infusion or use a sponge soaked in the infusion to wipe areas down.

2 cups chamomile flowers

1 cup clover flowers

¼ cup pansy flowers

2 cups lavender flowers

¼ cup hyssop leaves

¼ cup thyme leaves

1 tsp. anise

¼ cup lemon peel

HOW TO BREAK A JINX OR GET UNCROSSED

HOW TO BREAK A JINX OR GET UNCROSSED

If you have been crossed or jinxed, or someone has put roots on you, you may not know

who did it, but you may suspect and even be able to remember how it was done.
One common way to cross someone is to sprinkle Crossing Powder, Hot Foot Powder,
or Goofer Dust across their trackway or doorstep, or dress their socks or shoes.
I have even heard of women who will dress their own privates so that a man will
drag himself in it and lose his nature or jinx up his love life.
Another way to fix a person is to get something personal of theirs and stop it up in a bottle
with roots and nails, pins, or needles. Your hair may have been gotten this way, or a piece
of your clothing, or your personal concerns. This trick may have been done to you by an
enemy to control you, dominate you, or get revenge on you by destroying your happiness
in love and money matters.
First, if you have been having bad luck for a long time or are suffering from an unnatural illness
but you have no known enemy and no one has ever openly declared themselves against you,
check around your home and see if you can find something that anyone could have secretly
put there to jinx you, like burying something in your front yard. If you find something, like a bottle
with personal effects, roots, or hairs in it, dig it up and burn it or throw it away in running water.
If you can’t find such a thing, you may have been fixed with some mess sprinkled on your food
or on your shoes.
You need to get 2 white offertory candles for uncrossing and some Uncrossing oil to dress them.
Also, and this is important, before lighting the candles, I want you to take a bath in some purifying
herbs or Uncrossing type bath preparation. The hyssop herb bath is something you can make
up yourself from hyssop leaves or you can buy ready-made Uncrossing Bath Crystals with Hyssop,
or — for a really strong job — you can use the 13 Herb Spiritual Bath, which contains hyssop and
12 other uncrossing herbs.
Many folks use 13 packets of 13 Herb Spiritual Bath and take a bath every morning for a total
of 13 days to clear away a really bad jinx. Hyssop is what is recommended in the Bible for
purification. (Look up the 51st Psalm; this is the one that tells you how to use the hyssop
bath. If you are not a Christian, you can still use the hyssop herb; it is traditional for
uncrossing in any case.)
To prepare the bath, you either brew up the herbs into a tea and strain it or dissolve the
mineral crystals in warm water. Then you recite the 51st Psalm (or an uncrossing spell of
your choice) as you pour the bath water over your head. If you are taking the 13 Herb
Bath, you pour the water and recite the 51st Psalm 13 times for each morning’s bath.
When you have finished the bath, step out of the tub and light the 2 white candles that
have been dressed with Uncrossing Oil. Stand between the candles. Do not dry yourself
with a towel — let the bath water dry on you in the air as the candles burn.
Now recite the 37th Psalm, the one folks call “The Uncrossing psalm.”
This is the one that begins “Fret not thyself with evil-doers…”
Pinch out the candles (don’t blow them out) if you intend to work this spell for the
full 13 days. If you do will only be doing it for one day, just let the candles burn until
they go out, no matter how long that takes.
If you are not a Christian, then instead of the 37th Psalm, just voice your request in your
own words that the jinx be lifted and the one who put it on you be struck down.
After taking this bath, some people then use the remaining bath water to wash down their
floors and especially the doorstep of the house. Mix the bath water into a bucket with some
Chinese Wash or Van Van Oil to make it stronger. Wash from the back of the premises to the
front. Sweep out the front doorway area while the floor is still wet. Once you are done with the
wash water, carry whatever remains out of the house and pour it on the ground outside
(not down the drain).
Do this every morning upon awakening — bathing, praying, lighting the white candles, and
washing down the house — for 13 days and this will bring you relief from crossed conditions.
If you know who has put this crossed condition on you and you want to reverse the spell
onto them, burn a black candle on their name (putting their name on a paper beneath an
overturned saucer under the candle) or carve their name on the candle. If you use a black
candle in the figure of the Devil and carve their name on it, dress it with Cast Off Evil Oil and
things will go harder with them. If you don’t know the name of the person who did this trick to
you, carve the words “My Enemy” on the candle. Burn the black candle on the toilet tank, a
little bit each night, pinching it out between burnings. Burn it while the moon is growing smaller —
and on the dark of the moon, the darkest night of the month, turn the burning black candle
upside down and extinguish it in the toilet bowl, saying
“Thus will you, [name of enemy], meet your fate!”
Throw the remaining black candle stub and wax into a crossroads — or into the yard of the
person who had put the roots on you or jinxed you.

Herb of the Day for March 3rd – HYSSOP

Herb of the Day

Hyssop

The use of hyssop as an herbal remedy dates back to Biblical times. It is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible as a cleansing agent (although these references may be to other species of hyssop, such as Origanum aegypticum or Origanum syriacum, rather than Hyssopus officinalis).

Hyssop has been prescribed for a multitude of medical conditions, although there are few high-quality human trials researching these uses. It has been used traditionally as an antispasmodic, expectorant, emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation), stimulant, carminative (digestive aid), peripheral vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, antispasmodic, tonic and sweat-inducer. However, both the alcoholic extract and decoction have been used to inhibit sweating. Hyssop is used specifically for cough, bronchitis and chronic catarrh, and also for its tonic effects on the digestive, urinary, nervous and bronchial systems. Hot hyssop decoction vapors have also been used to treat inflammation and tinnitus.

Many complementary techniques are practiced by healthcare professionals with formal training, in accordance with the standards of national organizations. However, this is not universally the case, and adverse effects are possible. Due to limited research, in some cases only limited safety information is available.

Allergies

Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to hyssop, any of its constituents or any related plants in the Lamiaceae family.

Side Effects and Warnings

Hyssop has been reported to cause vomiting and seizures, especially at high doses. The essential oil contains the ketone pino-camphone, which is known to cause convulsions. Avoid in patients with epilepsy, fever, hypertension (high blood pressure) or pregnancy.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Hyssop is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

Samhain Spirit Incense

Samhain Spirit Incense

By Patti Wigington

By the time Samhain rolls around, your herb garden is probably looking pretty sad. Now’s the time to take all those goodies you harvested and dried in September, and put them to good use. This incense blend is perfect for a Samhain seance, divination session, or for any other autumn working.This recipe is for loose incense, but you can adapt it for stick or cone recipes. As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the goal of your work. Do you wish to contact the spirit of a long-dead ancestor? Are you hoping to bring some visions your way in a dream? Or are you maybe looking to enhance your own meditative abilities? Focus your intent as you blend your ingredients.

You’ll need:
  • 2 parts Cinnamon
  • 1 part ground cloves
  • 1 part Dragon’s Blood resin
  • 1 part Hyssop
  • 1 part Patchouli
  • 2 parts Rosemary
  • 1 part Sage
  • A dash of sea salt

Mixing the Magic

Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or blossoms need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation. For example, if you were going to use your incense during a seance, you could use this:
 
 
The veil has thinned, the moon is bright
and I blend this magic on Samhain night.
Celebrating life and death and rebirth
with these herbs I’ve harvested from the earth.
I send my intent by smoke in the air
and call on those whose blood I share.
I ask my ancestors to guide and watch over me,
As I will, so it shall be.
 
 

Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its intent and name, as well as the date you created it. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.