Dear readers I am going to give you more information about an interesting herb with a very versatile application in magic. I am happy to present you Lemon Verbena!
Herbal Magic of Lemon Verbena
Lemon Verbena or Louisa (Sci. Name: Aloysia Triphylla) has a refreshing lemony scent and it is very famous for its weight loss properties as it helps digestion, boosts your metabolism and helps to break down cellulite. So if you are on a diet try to add a Lemon Verbena tea in your plan. However, I would like you to be cautious with its consumption and don’t overdo it as the herb contains camphor (remember quality over quantity).Additional studies have shown that lemon verbena oil has an impact on our psychology as well due to its calming effects. It helps soothe the nerves and combats depression which is no wonder as its scent will make you feel alive and peaceful.
Magical Properties of Lemon Verbena
Now as promised, the herb has a versatile application in magic and I will explain its two main magical properties: purification and beauty. Lemon Verbena is known and used in spells to break bad habits, purify the body and the mind, cleanse your space and remove negative energy or malevolent spells potentially due to its camphor content (you can’t drink too much but you can always add it in your spells without any risk).
Purifying Properties of Lemon Verbena
I would like you to be aware that its purifying effects as a herb are mild and you are best advised to use it with a mixture of purifying herbs, oils and resins such as myrrh, rue, sandalwood, gardenia, sage and frankincense (see other entries in our website as well) if the situation you are facing is really challenging. If you see that the problem persists, seek professional help. I will include a ritual for cleansing soon enough so stay tuned.
Beauty Properties of Lemon Verbena
Regarding beauty Lemon Verbena will assist you to bring your inner beauty out and will help others be more receptive to your amazing qualities. Now, I know this sounds very stereotypical and you may find it either boring or even worse you may think that “For someone to see my inner beauty s/he has to find me appealing and cute as hell first!” (or something along these lines J ) and I am glad you do because I would possibly feel the same.
Because I am a witch that likes to talk with facts here are the benefits of using Lemon Verbena:
- a) it can act as a hair tonic making your hair look clean and shiny,
- b) it will tone your body due to its detoxifying qualities,
- c) it will reduce puffiness and tighten your skin pores,
- d) it will scent your body with its clean and lemony fragrance and
- e) it can help you relax before a first date (and we all know how important that is!).
So what you can do?
Place the dried leaves of Lemon Verbena in a bath sachet (use a material that will help the water flow freely in the sachet but at the same time won’t allow the leaves to come out) and place it underneath the bath tap. Take a shower or even better a bath and let Lemon Verbena work its magic. Please take care after your bath not to be exposed to direct bright sunlight as there have been reported incidents (even with a low frequency rate) that show that the herb may be phototoxic. I will add a beauty ritual in the future, so you know what to do (stay tuned ).
More information on health and medicinal Properties of Lemon Verbena
Finally, I would like to summarise the pros and cons of Lemon Verbena so that you are totally aware of how and when to use it. If you want to lose weight, have problems with your digestion, feeling nervous make a tea with the herb. Because of its camphor content you need to be cautious and don’t drink more than 1-2 cups daily and please try not to use it for an extensive period of time, instead, try intervals. In addition to that, camphor is also known for its “chastity qualities” so you may experience that your sex drive drops a bit as that potentially is one of the effects of the calming properties of the herb.
If you want to control your sex drive (and honestly I don’t know many people who want that) you know the trick now (drink some Lemon Verbena tea). If you want to tone your hair and firm your body, take a bath as explained above or use a soap that contains Lemon Verbena. Here comes the controversy, the herb may reduce your sex drive when you drink it, but its scent is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. So if you want to “grab that special attention”, scent your body with its aroma or burn Lemon Verbena oil in an oil burner to “uplift the spirits” in a room (you got the point!). Believe me it works wonders!
“Gods of Love hear my call, let my beauty be witnessed by all”
The Easy Witch (in all the possible waysJ)
Discover, Play, Love!