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Rosemary as Winter Ally

Rosemary Tea

Rosemary is a wonderful herbal ally during winter time. It’s a warming herb that stimulates blood circulation among other medicinal properties.
Rosemary also helps with focus and mental clarity. As an herb of remembrance, it helps to tap into buried memories (great for past life or ancestral work).
Last but not least, it helps clear negative energy.

From a Runic Healing standpoint and generally speaking, I associate rosemary with the rune Raidho on a physical level, the rune Dagaz on a psychological level and the rune Algiz on a spiritual level.

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On Tea, Plant Spirits & Runes

Plant Spirit Runology

The spirit of a plant or herb can be met in a simple cup of tea. The teacup acts as a sacred space where time and space collide and a deep communion can occur.

Tea (including herbal tea) is an ancient medicine that can heal the mind, the body, the heart and/or the spirit beyond words (spoken or written) and time.

Water itself is a powerful healing spiritual medium and carrier of the wisdom & medicine of plants.

Combine Plant Intelligence with the Higher Consciousness of the Runes and you have Alchemy at work…

 

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How to Make Fenchelhonig / Fennel Honey

Fenchelhonig

When I was a child, my Oma would often send us care packages from Germany which included lots of sweets, all sorts of teas and various herbal remedies. One of those hard to find herbal treasures was Fenchel Honig – Fennel honey. One of those all-purpose remedies (which tastes delicious), fennel is usually used for coughs, digestive and nervous issues… Plus it’s a Virgo plant.
Traditionally it’s made with fennel seeds but my wild fennel was in full bloom so I decided to use the flavorful flower heads instead of the seeds (fennel pollen is one of those sought-after ingredients by chefs).
Herb infused honey is one of the easiest medicine one can prepare. You basically fill in a glass jar up to 1/3-1/2 full, then you cover with raw honey. Screw the lid and keep the jar in a sunny spot for about a month. I like to flip the jar every once in a while. After a month, strain with a fine mesh strainer. It’s messy but oh so tasty!