Thursday, April 30, 2015

ABRACADABRA

Since the middle ages, pentacles and other magical drawings have been currently utilised to cure and keep away all sorts of diseases, it has to been made upon a animal skin or parchment or engraved on a copper plate.

And for it to be efficient, it has to be worn constantly or even better directly on the sick place on the body.


Abracadabra is the most powerful word in medicinal magic, already utilised in ancient times. It is probably derived from the Hebrew word "abreg ad h├óbra", meaning: send your thunder until death.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Reduce scar tissue

Rub a fresh Comfrey root on the scar tissue you want to reduce or soften, daily.  This water plant has astringent and strengthening properties.

Don't get discouraged if you don't see any immediate changes, rather continue for as long as several months, is necessary.


 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Purify your skin in depth

To rid the skin of impurities and dead cells, while at the same time lighten the complexion, this recipe was well used by our grand mothers.

Take two handful of green clay powder and mix it with a small amount of spring or rain water, mix it into a paste into which you would add a coffee spoonful of Sage essential oil. 

Heat this mix in a water bath until it gets warm, then put it as a cataplasm/poultice, copiously, on your face.

Keep this mask in place for 10-15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.

Do the procedure three days in a row, repeat it every three months.


Monday, April 27, 2015

For a smooth wrinkle free skin

Mix 64 grams of raw onion juice with 64 grams of powdered White Lily, the same amount of white honey and 32 grams of white melted wax for the mixture to become an ointment.



Put it on your face every night before going to bed and let it sit for the night.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fighting rosacea naturally

Boil two lettuces for an hour and use the solution in compresses to keep on your face.

Another recipe for rosacea due to the winter cold is to make a paste with flour and milk.



Lay down and relax with your compresses or your paste on your face, let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

To treat oily skin

If you are bothered by oily skin, you could rinse your face with spring water into which you have added a few drops of Benzoin tincture.



This resinous substance have a great purifying power.  

Friday, April 24, 2015

A recipe for smooth skin

Add to your bath 12 Pine cones. Use new ones, each time.





Pine cones are de congestive, they have the ability to soften your skin and perfume it at the same time.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Heather for the freshness and youth of your skin

Let some Heather flowers and leaves soak for 2 hours in some fresh water. Then heat slowly until boiling and let boil for 5 minutes. Let cool, filter and keep the solution in a glass bottle.



Use this solution for your facial cleansing and you'll keep a young and fresh appearance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Soft smooth hands

Mix the juice of a fresh tomato with a spoonful of glycerine in a glass bowl.

Apply this preparation, every day on the back of both hands, let sit for 10 minutes and rinse with rose water.

You can also put some cloves into a small bottle of almond oil, after 8 days of rest in the sun, the oil is ready. Rub your hands in this oil once a day, if possible before bedtime and then wear cotton gloves during your sleep.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Unify the skin complexion...

How to eliminate brown spots and any undesirable pigmentation marks on your hands and arms, often assimilated with ageing, wash your hands and arms several times a day with lemon juice together with sea salt. Continue until you get de result that satisfies you. 



This same recipe is also very effective for the face as well as the hair.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweaty hands


Nobody likes sweaty hands so to get rid of that issue, wash them three times a day with camphorated alcohol, let your hands air dry.

Wash them the last time for the day before getting to bed and wear cotton gloves during your sleep.



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ways of reducing shadows under your eyes

Take the same amount of Chervil and Mint and let soak in boiling water until cooled, then use it on cotton-pads kept on your eye lids for a few minutes.

Make yourself a facial mask with powdered Mallow and spring water mixed into a paste.

Lay down for half an hour rest with both eye lids covered in cottage cheese.

Put a lukewarm cotton compress soaked in a herbal tea done with a handful of Camomile flowers and a cup of boiling water.



                             Teabags with Camomile herbal tea could be an even easier way of doing it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Rose petals for beautiful eyes

It is said that our eyes shows the reflection of our soul, so to show your soul beautifully you should pour a glass of boiling water upon a handful of rose petals and let it sit the time for it to cool and then soak a perfectly clean cotton cloth into it and keep it for a few minutes on your closed eyes.



This was the ultimate recipe for beautiful eyes in ancient times.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Carotene for the health and beauty of your gaze...

When your eyes are tired and stingy, eat daily for at least two weeks, a mixture of grated carrots and curdled milk.



Carotene is well known for its high level of vitamin A, revitalising the pigmentation of the retina.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baking soda for whiter teeth

Baking soda is so commonly used for dental hygiene that it has even been added to mainstream toothpaste in some cases. It helps you keep a fresh breath too. It can even be added to lemon juice and honey, giving you a healing boost against almost anything. It makes your body alkaline, putting up a protective shield against viruses and diseases. It neutralises the acidic environment which bring about illnesses of all kind.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sage for white, shiny teeth...

Sage is truly a magic herb, with numerous usages, even your teeth will like it.

To have beautifully white, shiny and teeth, brush them, as usual and then twice a day, rub them vigorously with fresh sage leaves.



The surface of sage leaves is soft and hairy, perfect for polishing your teeth.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To get shiny hair

Follow the elders beauty recipes by adding some lemon drops or some vinegar to the last rinsing water, rubbing it into the scalp and hair was and is still, the best and cheapest way of getting beautiful shiny hair. Beer is also good.

Monday, April 13, 2015

To get beautiful highlights in your hair

Dark haired who would like to get highlights in their hair should try this recipe: 

boil 4 big, previously washed, leeks in a litre of water for 20 minutes. Use this water as last rinse after your shampoo.

For blondes this recipe will accentuate the golden strains in their hair with the same method but with two handful of German Camomile flowers instead of the leeks.
Picture just to illustrate not actual result.

Both could use the following recipe to get reddish highlights in their hair by rinsing with water from a litre of water in which tea and onion peels have cooked.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

To get thicker hair

Make a poultice with green clay, apply it after a mild shampoo, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse. Do it over again every week for three months.





In tradition, clay symbolises the primordial substance from which Adam was created, it is a living substance. In pharmacopoeia, clay is antiseptic, healing, re mineralising and favour the rebuilding of cells.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hair growth stimulating lotion

Any rural woman knows that to stimulate hair growth it should be cut at the new moon or the waxing moon. A handful of Lupinus flowers soaked in water during an hour, filtered and mixed together with the equal amount of dark rum would give you a lotion to use to rub your scalp every morning.



Watercress could be used as well instead of Lupinus.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Keep your hair from whitening...

Mix dried fig tree leaves with camomile oil. Rub your hair daily with this preparation. The white hair that is already present will disappear progressively. Another option would be to wash your hair with clay and water, without any soap at all. All you have to do is to coat your hair with the clay, do a massage on your hair and scalp, let sit for some 5 minutes and rinse.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Nurturing oils for your hair

Start by brushing vigorously your hair with a metallic hairbrush and afterwards separate your hair as to put a mix of the following essential oils in equal quantities, on your scalp: Sage, Juniper(Juniperus Communis), Rosemary, Thyme, Cyprus, Lemon, Cade (Juniperus Oxycedrus).
Do it every day during a week once a month, wash it off the eighth day with a mild shampoo.

                                The picture having nothing to do with the recipe.

This ancient recipe nourishes both your hair and scalp.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Brushing your hair like your grandmothers did...

Every morning, brush your hair vigorously with a natural (non plastic) brush, head down. This brushing eliminates accumulated dust and impurities while activating the blood circulation in your scalp.


Women drew the brush throw their hair a 100 times, in those day, less wasn't enough. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hair massage for beautiful and thick hair.

Hair loss could be due to bad blood circulation in the scalp.



Activate it by softly massaging the entire surface of your scalp, with your fingertips, every day. Castor oil could be added every now and then to help the growth as well. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

The hunger stopper

Five minutes before your meal, drink a glass of fresh orange juice to which you have added a coffee spoon of beer yeast.



Not only an appetite suppressant but also a fabulous health booster full of vitamins.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ash tree wine

Take some thirty crushed ash tree leaves and put it into a half a litre of Malaga wine, let it sit for a week. Once ready, have a liqueur glass of it before each one of  your principal meals.



In ancient times, the Ash tree was considered a symbol of power and immortality. The Nordics had their ash tree Yggdrasil, which held up the roof of the world. It has numerous medicinal virtues.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

An infusion to purify and eliminate excessive weight.


Every day, in the middle of the afternoon, prepare yourself an infusion of  black currant, quack grass, Teucrium with virgin tea.

May I suggest, you drink it as hot as possible, for the best effect.




The different plants in this recipe are all famous for their ability to purify the body with their diuretic effects.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Carnation vinegar for weightloss



Macerate 100 grams of red carnation petals in a litre of white vinegar, let it sit for three days.




Filter and store in a closed bottle. 
Add 12 drops into the water you use to wash yourself in the morning.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lose weight and stay fit

Let 30 grams of orange flowers, 4 drops of lemon oil, 20 grams of rosemary oil, 10 grams of Neroli, 8 grams of oregano and 8 gram of bergamot, macerate in 60 centilitres of 90° alcohol, let it sit for a few hours.

Filter and keep it in a glass bottle, rub your face, hands and wrists before going to bed at night.



The plant composing this "Eau de toilette" contains essential oils that will help you lose weight. Orange and lemon will both contribute to fill your needs of vitamin C during the regimen.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recipes for beauty and youth...

Beauty is and has always been, one of women's major preoccupations.  They have tried everything throughout the centuries, which explain the numerous and various recipes that are to find in rural tradition considering beauty and aesthetics.

The following recipes were still employed not so long time ago, before television entered our living-rooms with its cortege of publicity and promises of eternal youth and success...

These recipes will be of interest for those women who aim toward a more natural way of preserving their youth and beauty, similar to what their great grandmothers did to preserve theirs.