Middle Earth Magic: Inspired Ideas and Seasonal Spells for Your Enchanted Life

I grew up on a farm in West Virginia and learned much about herbs, trees, animals, gardening, foraging  and so much about nature. I incorporate this wisdom I learned from elders in my family into my spellwork. When I finally left the farm, I majored in Medieval Studies, my attempt to emulate my idol, J.R.R. Tolkien. All these influences led me to my own blended brew which I call "middle earth magic," containing a mix of the modern and the time-tested "old ways." 

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Hedgewitch Healing: Immunity Boosting Herbs

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) Here is an herbalist’s favorite for healing any respiratory ailment involving congestion coughs sore throats and calms the breathing. Mullein flowers infused in oil are also used to aid earaches. Take one heaping tablespoon of the leaves and steep in one cup of boiling water for no more than 10 minutes. Taken as a tea once, you’ll feel better soon\

Nettle (Urtica dioica) Nettle has been used as a healer for untold centuries and relieves allergies, an immune booster and can even help with a distended prostate. It is also a superfood and beloved for the nutrients. If you are working with fresh nettles, wear gloves to avoid the stinging. Cooking or drying removes any irritant. Any herb or health food store will have dried nettle or capsule form. Make nettle tea by steeping 2 teaspoons of leaves for ten minutes or take the capsules in recommended doses of 300 to 500 mg twice a day.

Sage (Salvia officinalis) We know sage is great for clearing spaces and also as a savory for soups, roasts, dressing, stew and much more but it is also a highly regarded treatment at European spas for sweating, menopause, hot flashes, night sweats and accompanying discomfort. It is also an excellent remedy for colds, coughs and sore throats. ***Note: pregnant women should not use this. Simply make sage tea with one teaspoon of the dried leaves which you can drink or gargle to amend a sore throat.

Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra) Slippery Elm Bark has even been approved by the FDA as a remedy for the irritation of sores throats and other sighs of an impending cold including coughs. This herbal can also help with stomach upset and amend heartburn, A powdered version of the bark can easily be obtained at any health food store or upscale green grocer which can be made into a tea using 1 to 2 teaspoons of the powdered bark you can drink twice a day, 

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) This is one of the most relied-upon of all herbal treatments for mild to moderate depression. PMS, perimenopause symptoms and general immune and mood boosting,  It is so popular now that you can find the extract at most pharmacies, grocers, herbal supply store, etc, Take 300 to 600 milligrams per day to brighter days

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme has so much to offer including relief for cold coughs, congestion and, above all, it an antimicrobial and antispasmodic, One cup of tea made from a teaspoon of dried leaves will bring much healing energy to you and your family ,

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    Cerridwen Greenleaf has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world including Starhawk, Z Budapest, John Michael Greer, Christopher Penczak, Raymond Buckland, Luisah Teish, and many more. She gives herbal, crystal and candle magic workshops throughout North America. Greenleaf's graduate work in medieval studies has given her deep knowledge she utilizes in her work, making her work unique in the field. A bestselling author, her books include Moon Spell Magic, The Book of Kitchen Witchery, The Magic of Gems and Crystals and the Witch’s Spell Book series.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


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