Tuesday, March 31, 2015

To prevent all diseases

Angelica archangelica

To protect all the habitants of a house, from disease in general, put a metal bowl of dried Angelica flowers in every room.

Another way could be to put powdered Angelica in a small yellow fabric sachet, sewn with the same colour  hanging over the entrance door.

In Herbal Medicine the antiseptic and digestive properties of Angelica are very well established. Tradition considers it also to be an excellent elixir for a long life and for vitality, delaying ageing and death.

Monday, March 30, 2015

How to make headache vanish

The prayer of Saint Pancrace 

Put both your hands on the head of the suffering person while pronouncing the following prayer with conviction:

"Glorious Saint Pancrace and your devoted followers, please confer the soothing of the pain of this person. May the great pain be dissolved promptly."

The head ache is supposed to be gone within 15 minutes. The more the prayer is utilised the better it becomes.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Magical Breath

Act upon the burn mark as quickly as possible: blow tree times, forming a cross, on the hurting spot while saying this prayer:

"Fire of God cool the heat of the wound like Judas lost his colours when he betrayed Our Lord in the olive garden (say the persons name) God has healed you with his powerful gift. Amen!"

The breath is magnetically charged by the person who does the blowing. Mothers have since always blown upon the burns of their children. Blowing in the sign of the cross adds even more power to it.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Poppy and Anise to help you sleep well

The Poppy

Put a small white cotton purse, sewn with white thread, under your pillow, the sachet should contain Poppy seeds.

The Poppy is a variant of the Opium flower (Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy) with similar narcotic virtues.

The Anise

Let 10 grams of Anise seeds macerate in 50 grams of alcohol for 5 days. Filter and keep stored in a small glass bottle, tightly closed.

Take 10 drops daily in a small glass of water every night before going to sleep.

The medicinal properties of Anise are numerous: it is an expectorant, stomachic, diuretic. Alone this plant has the ability to rid you of all the different things that can  prevent you from sleeping.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange blossom and Hop to combat insomnia

Orange Blossom

Heat a glass of milk and add some orange blossom extract. Drink it before going to bed or even better once in bed.

Orange blossom is very ancient and well known, often employed in the rural parts of the world.


Put a handful of dried Laurel leaves together with the same amount of dried hop, into the stuffing of your pillow.

Laurel is a good antiseptic, considered a salutary plant for health issues. Hop cones has a well known hypnotic virtue, sovereign against insomnia.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hawthorn to combat insomnia

Let a spoonful of hawthorn flowers infuse in a tea pot of hot water and drink two cups before going to bed.

Hawthorn is an excellent medicinal plant with calming virtues and has a regulating effect on stress. It has also been used as in good luck charms since very ancient times.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To bring happiness and joy to your future baby

The Red Rose

The last Friday in the month, pick a red rose, symbol of pregnancy.

After having removed the petals, put the heart of the rose and its petals in a small red sachet and close it with a red ribbon.
Keep this sachet with you all the time during your pregnancy, preferably directly on your skin. It will protect your baby.

The rose and the colour red are both two symbols for love, manifesting here the force of the maternal love, assuring your baby's security. In France they say that happy babies are born in roses.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The five pointed star to reveal the sex of your baby

Trace a five pointed star upon the belly of the pregnant mother, putting a number from one to five on each branch starting from the left and putting a 6 in the middle. The star should have a point heading towards each breast and one towards her intimate parts. Tell the future mother to close her eyes and put a finger on the figure. If she points on the numbers: 5, 3, 1, she can expect a son and if she points on the numbers:6, 4, 2, she can expect to have a daughter.

If she puts her finger between two numbers, tell her to do it again and if she does it several time in a row, start again the following day. Each branch forming a triangle should be as large as the palm of your hand.

The pentagram -the five pointed star- is the presentation of man in the esoteric teachings. It is the future mothers instinct that will guide her finger.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

To get pregnant...

The round box

Pick every hair you find on your pillow, your own as well as those of your husband. Keep them somewhere secret.
After a period of 49 days take the hairs and two dried peppermint leaves and put them in a round metal box. Put the box in the fire after having closed it thoroughly. The ashes of the hair and mint leaves should then be added to a meal, shared by your husband and yourself, half-half. It is said that this will make you give birth to a child within a period of a year.

The round box symbolizes the womb wherein meets the gametes symbolized by the fire.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mallow flowers in your bath

Heat an iron ring red hot, then throw it in a wooden recipient filled with rain water or spring water. Add two handful of Mallow flowers.

Put your hands and feet in the bath simultaneously, agitating the water, during some ten minutes.

These hand and feet baths in a water previously energised by a heated piece of metal are excellent to gather the vitality it is charged with. The emperor Charlemagne (France) planted lots of Mallow because of his appreciation of it. It was also employed by the pharmacopoeia for its aphrodisiac virtues.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Iron and copper bath

Heat a copper ring and an iron ring until red hot and then throw them into a recipient full of spring or rain water. Plunge your hands and feet at the same time and stir the water slowly with them. Let them air dry. 

In the Middle Ages and a long time after, the water used by the blacksmith to cool the iron was utilized as a remedy. Copper is associated with the sign of Taurus, but is beneficial for all the other signs, it has also a bactericidal action. Iron and copper are present in the body in the form of trace elements indispensable for the organisms nutrition uptake.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Cosmic Antenna

To enforce and balance your energies take some time regularly to do this in a calm and well ventilated place.

 Start by settling down, relaxing, finding your center.

Standing legs slightly apart, in the axle of your hips, stable and anchored.

Put your arms up over your head, palms up toward the sky.

Concentrate for a few minutes, imagining yourself as a living antenna, captivating the cosmic energies through your hands, arms, down through your body, meeting the telluric energies coming from Earth, going up through your legs.

Feel the energies streaming throughout your body.

You shouldn't exceed 15 minutes.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The energy boosting trees

When you feel depressed and tired you need something that would boost your energies.

Choose a big, strong, beautiful tree, an Oak, a Birch tree, a Chestnut tree, following your instinct  and attraction.

Place the palm of your hands or your spine on the tree trunk to feel tits energy circulate.

To permit these energies flow through your body and bring the dynamic benefits, some 10 minutes will be enough.

Do not forget to thank the tree for its contribution before leaving.

In ancient time, trees were considered as living beings with mysterious powers given to them by the Gods. Their powers gave birth to many legends. Symbol of longevity and force, they have sometimes even been raised to the same rang as the Gods by many  ancient civilizations.Throughout the centuries their vital power remains strong and it is recommended to gather some for yourself as often as possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Eggs to gather strength

Beat an egg yolk in half a glass of wine and 2 coffee spoons of sugar. Boil this mix 2-3 minutes, then add three peeled almonds and a pinch of cinnamon.  Let it cool and sip slowly.

Mix an egg yolk with a coffee spoon of sugar, 12 crushed wheat grains, 3 drops of rose essence and 3 drops of mint essence. Add a glass of grape juice and a pinch of cinnamon. Let it sit for at least an hour before drinking it.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Watercress infusion against fatigue

Every evening before going to bed, let five watercress leaves soak in a glass of hot water with a lid or a saucer covering it. Put it on your bedside table overnight and drink the water in the morning when you awaken, before getting up. Repeat this for 21 days, starting at the waxing moon.

Fountain watercress grows in the water. It belongs thus to both Earth and Water, which gives it special virtues from both kingdoms. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nettles against fatigue

Boil nettles, roots, leaves, the entirety of the plant, during half an hour. Filter and keep the liquid  in a closed recipient in a fresh place.

Take half a glass every morning and evening.

White nettles are utilized by cosmetology in shampoo. It's urticant virtues makes it, following tradition, a very strong plant against all disease. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Ivy brew for toothache

Macerate in a ceramic jar, twenty Ivy leaves with  some good wine and a pinch of salt.

After a while, put it to boil, let it boil slowly until the leaves are "cooked".

Then let it cool and take a sip as soon as it is cool enough for you to put it in your mouth, then let it sit on your aching tooth for as long as it pleases you.

It is also proclaimed that Ivy wine has the ability to reattach loose teeth.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pork Fat for toothache

Put a small piece of pork fat between the inner cheek and the hurting tooth, the pain will retreat quickly. It works also on abscesses.

It could be the soothing virtues of the pork fat that makes this recipe so successful. It is also said that it has the faculty to absorb subtle emanations.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cloves for toothache

Crush seven cloves in a mortar and put in some olive oil, then make a crossing sign with this paste on the hurting tooth.

Clove essential oil has, since very long time been utilized as a pain reliever for decayed teeth, even by dentists. The number seven, symbolizing realization and achievement, is there to incite the pain to leave.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A rusty nail for the abscessed tooth

Sterilize a rusty nail and keep it on the abscessed tooth, for a few minutes, three times a day.

The repelling faculties of the nail like any other sharp object are well known. The sharp point is thought to favor the puncturing of the abscess.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sage against toothache

Prepare a concentrated sage infusion to be kept as hot as possible for as long as it suits you, in your mouth which will help you against toothache.

Concentrated sage infusion is considered antiseptic and anti inflammatory, ideal for mouth wash. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Repel miasma with garlic

You could also put a garlic clove in your mouth and approach the sick person with it in your mouth.

Garlic has always been considered to repel, spirits as well as miasma, perhaps due to the smell, not that pleasant.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Vinegar, garlic and herbs, against contagion.

Take a litre of vinegar in which you let soak, garlic, sage, rosemary, lavender and thyme, for a whole lunar period. Your hands and any other visible part should be rubbed with this solution.

This recipe has been employed from the XVIIth century during the great plagues, by people like thieves who then could rob the corpses without contracting the disease.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Quail eggs

Every morning, take three quail eggs and if they have been stored in the refrigerator, warm them slightly and slowly without letting them cook.

Swallow them raw, but lukewarm.

The symbolism of the three, manifestation of life and creative energy, partakes in the efficiency of this recipe. Quail eggs, much smaller than chicken eggs are nevertheless considered much more nutritious.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mustard to calm your asthma

Mustard flour is sovereign to calm asthma crises, suffice to use it as hand and foot bath every evening during a week.

The strong smell of mustard is probably one of the reasons for the efficiency of this traditional recipe, purifying the respiration.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Horse chestnut another natural means for treating rheumatism

Keeping a horse chestnut in your pocket is a very ancient recipe against rheumatism. This is ancient rural medicine at its best. It is said to work even better if the chestnut is picked the second Tuesday of a lunar cycle.

In modern days, horse chestnut extract is sold in pharmacies as a treatment for haemorrhoids and other blood circulation issues.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cabbage for rheumatism

Another way to battle rheumatic pain is to, before each meal, drink a small cup of cabbage broth into which you have added a coffee spoon of honey.

As an external treatment, you can put cabbage leaves on the hurting spot and maintain it with a steam heated cloth.

In tradition cabbage enters many medicinal preparations. It is well known that cabbage prevent fever and migraine.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Camomile for rheumatism

To soothe your rheumatism pains, let 20 grams of dried Camomile flowers soak in 100 grams of oil for an hour and after that heat it slightly and slowly in a water-bath during two hours. Then let it cool and filter it through a clean cloth. 

Then use the oil to massage the painful areas on your body, in circular movements towards the heart.

Camomile is, of course, very much used for its digestive virtues, in herbal teas.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Garlic as a pain reliever

If you suffer from a sprained muscle or any other muscular issue for that matter, just rub vigorously the sensitive spot with a garlic clove until your skin reddens slightly. 

The garlic juice together with the heat of the friction is what augments the efficiency of the rubbing.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hawthorn brew for the diminishing of the effects of menopause

During the period of the waning moon, women having menopause problems could let their hands and forearms soak in a lukewarm Hawthorn brew.

Hawthorn is renown for improving blood circulation and diminish artery pressure.