Monday, October 29, 2012

Magic Elixr's

Unclog Your Arteries Elixr

A woman where I work shared this recipe for unclogging your arteries, hopefully helping someone who might of other wise had to go under the knife for ~BY PASS surgery~.

CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. As the buildup grows, less blood can flow through the arteries. As a result, the heart muscle can't get the blood or oxygen it needs. This can lead to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts' blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.

Over time, CAD can also weaken the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure and arrhythmias. Heart failure means the heart can't pump blood well to the rest of the body. Arrhythmias are changes in the normal beating rhythm of the heart.

Equal parts Jalapeno peppers, fresh garlic, fresh ginger root. ( she said about 1/2 cup each)
and enough Braggs vinegar to fill a qt jar. She told me that she uses apple cider vinegar as it is a lot cheaper.

Process all the above in a blender until pureed and put in fridge untill used.
Take 1 TBLS of mixture each day and she said you will need a chaser. Taste bad.


Immune Boosting Tonic

This is one of the most delicious tinctures imaginable, with a strong berry flavor that's hard to resist. I use this tried-and-true stand-by whenever there are a lot of people getting sick around me, and when I travel during the winter. It can be used at the first onset of a cold or flu, during the active phase, and on through the tail end of the illness.

3 parts echinacea root, preferably fresh (root should be 3 years old before harvesting)
2 parts blue elderberries, fresh or dried
2 parts rose hips
1 part fresh or frozen blackberries
1 part fresh or frozen raspberries
1 part grated fresh ginger root
1 part sliced fresh organic orange

Make a tincture.

To use: Take 1 tablespoon 1-5 times per day as needed.


Herbal-a-Go-Go Energy Elixir

For blood-building & immune-enhancing)
Healing Tonics by Jeanine Pollak

2 parts Panax ginseng
2 parts Siberian ginseng
1 part Astragalus root
1 part Codonspsis root
1 part Ginkgo leaves
1 part Nettle leaves
1 part sliced fresh organic Oranges*
1/2 part grated fresh Ginger root
1/3 part cinnamon chips
port wine

The base of this elixir is port wine and brandy, which give a deep ruby red color and nice warming qualities. This gorgeous tonic has a deep blood-building and immune-enhancing properties. It can be taken any time of the year but is especially helpful in the autumn-winter season.

*Leave seeds and peel intact only if using organic oranges.

Make the base by mixing together half port wine and half brandy.

Place all herbs in a widemouthed jar. Make a tincture, using 3 times as much base as herbs.

After straining, sweeten lightly with maple syrup if desired; I usually add about 1/4 cup maple syrup per quart of elixir.

To use: Take 1 tablespoon per week, as needed.

Dandelion Delight

This lovely spring tonic makes good use of pesky weeds to rejuvenate the body with earth's reawakening. Dandelions are high in vitamins, and legends claim that Hectate once entertained Theseus with dandelion water. Magickal Attributes: divination, wind magic, wishes and goals, communicating with the Spirit world.

3 cups dandelion petals
1 gallon orange juice
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of sugar
Ginger Ale (optional)

Clean off the dandelion petals with cool water. In the meantime, warm the orange juice and lemon together, then add dandelions.Make certain you only have petals (no green parts). Add the sugar, stirring constantly until dissolved; strain juices and chill. Add ginger ale for a light, bubbly drink.

VARIATIONS: Prepare this recipe with lemonade instead of orange juice, and the juice of one orange instead of a lemon. This is a refreshing, purifying quality and, poured over crushed ice, is wonderful on a hot summer day.


All around Tonic

This is a great tonic for the whole family. This tea has many vitamins, so it can be used as often as desired.

Simmer the peel of 3 lemons and 2 oranges
 in 8 cups of water for 15 minutes, covered.
Remove from heat and

add 6 tablespoons of hops and
 6 tablespoons of violet leaves and  flowers.

Steep for another 15 minutes. Strain and add honey to sweeten. Cloves may be added if desired.

Gill Tea Spring Tonic

Infuse one ounce of ground ivy with one pint of boiling water sweetened with honey or sugar. When cooled, strain and drink small amounts several times a day.

Motherwort Tea

(Leonurus cardiaca) Traditionally used to treat a racing heart caused by nervous tension, this herbal sedative may, with long-term use, reduce the formation of  clotting factors, lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, and strengthen the heart muscle.

Prepare a tea by soaking 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of dried motherwort in about
5 ounces of boiling water

for five to 10 minutes. Drink it throughout the day, or take 10 to 20  drops of a tincture as often as every 10 minutes, if necessary.

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