“But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.”
The Winter season is a great time for going inward to do some self-reflection and honoring the cycles of death and rebirth. It’s also a time to celebrate the holidays. For some, it’s even a time to play in the snow and create snow angels. Simply put, it’s a very magickal time of the year when we understand what this season means.
But what about self-care via food? After all, we are eating more than ever during this season! From holiday-themed food to holiday-themed drinks, it seems never-ending!
What about consciously eating to stay warm and benefit from the magickal and practical properties? How could we benefit from that and what are these herbs and teas that are going to help us in this mission?
How To Benefit From This List
Below is a list of some herbs and teas that, when we consciously consume, transition from a seemingly mundane herb and drink to a magickal source of goodness to raise our vibration, help to keep us warm, and aid to boost our immune system. Consciously consume these herbs, spices, and teas by activating its magick through saying things like, “Rosemary, thank you for helping me with protection, love, healing, sleep, and mental powers.” as you are taking in its aroma and imagining it going through your body and your aura creating a vortex of protection, love, peaceful sleep, and better mental powers. Imagine what that would look like for you and what that would feel like for you.
I discuss the herb list in detail in my latest episode on The Spiritual & Empowerment Living With Tia podcast, Magickal Herbs To Get You Through The Winter Season.
where I provided a download for you so you can take it to the market and get the herbs and spices. Get the list at https://tiamariejohnson.com/winterherbs
As a reminder, the lists below are recommendations. They are neither substitutes for medications nor cures. Please consult your physician before you make any changes to your eating and/or drinking habits.
HERBS & SPICES
Powers: Protection, love, healing, sleep, Mental powers
When burned: Cleanses your vibration
Place under your pillow to aid in good sleep, reduce nightmares
Can attract elves.
As an incense to promote love
Have over door to aid in keeping negativity away.
- A source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
- Can help improve memory performance and quality.
- The aroma can improve one’s mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress.
- Rosemary is often used for digestion problems and loss of appetite.
Deitiets: Pluto/Hades, Hecate
Powers: Money, healing, Travel, Protection
Rub on forehead to help with headaches. My dad would rub this behind his ears as well.
Keep in home for protection
Can use it in spells for money, travel, and protection.
- Tons of nutrients
- Better breath
- Helps with improving brain function and digestive symptoms
Powers: Protection, healing, lust, anti-theft
When eaten, induces lust or courage. Placed in home for protection
- Can combat sickness like the common cold
- Can help with blood pressure, heart disease may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- A source for antioxidants
Powers: Love, money, success, power
eat before doing a spell to increase the power since you are heating up.
Use in money and success spells
- Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Helps with nausea and morning sickness.
- lower blood sugars
- Aids in weight loss
- Reduces menstrual pain.
- Increases the antioxidants
- improved brain function
Orange was once given as a Christmas gift and meant wealth, good luck and fortune
Powers: Love, Divination, luck, money
peels and seeds in a sachet for love.
Peels in prosperity spells.
Similar to an apple, eat it, ask a yes/no question. even number no odd yes
- Helps with Kidney stone prevention
- Anemia prevention
- Oranges are high in Vitamin C
- Gut health
Deities: Venus, Aphrodite
Powers: Spirituality, success, healing, power, psychic powers, lust, protection, love
when burned as an incense, raises high spiritual vibrations, draws in money, protection, increase psychic powers.
- Loaded With Antioxidants
- Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
- May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Powers: Luck, money, health
good luck. money and prosperity spells.
- Ability to relieve pain.
- Strengthen cognitive function.
- Detoxify the body.
- Boost skin health.
- Reduce insomnia.
- Increase immune system function.
- Improve blood circulation.
Power: Lust, love
The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion.
love sachets and incenses.
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Increase airflow to your lungs and improve breathing.
In addition to being a great healing property, starting your morning with ginger tea will help to keep you warm the entire day. Also, ginger tea also prevents nausea and vomiting.
This rich magenta tea has a sweet-sour fruity tang. Brewed warm, hibiscus tea has bright citrus and red-berry notes like a cranberry Christmas punch, or warm mulled wine. Hibiscus tea is packed with antioxidants, helps with weight loss, and fighting bacteria, among other things.
In boiling water, put pepper, honey, and turmeric in the mug – and the tea is ready! You can have Lemon and Pepper Tea when you want a prolonged immune system. It’s good to drink this tea as a detoxing agent as well.
Black tea also serves as an antioxidant. It may boost heart health. Lowers the bad cholesterol. Improves focus. May reduce blood pressure and sugar levels.
Hot Vanilla Chai
Vanilla Chai is a combination of water, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon stick. All these ingredients provide tons of health benefits. If you’re feeling sick or anticipating a cold coming from the corner, make the tea and rescue yourself!
Green tea improves brain function, helps with fat loss, helps with protecting against cancer, and helps with lowering the risk of heart disease
Considered a magic herb, Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng. It helps in controlling cholesterol level, increase men fertility, and reduces stress and anxiety.