Tabula Rasa

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Herbal Blend

Organic Hawthorn (flowers, leaves & berries), Organic Rose, Organic Chamomile, Organic Rosemary, Organic saffron, Organic Tulsi, Organic Nettle, Organic Calendula, Organic Lemon Balm.


Tabula Rasa

Herbal Tea


Tabula Rasa;
Noun
Latin
/ˈtäbyo͝olə ˈräsə,ˈräzə/

an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate.

the human mind, especially at birth, viewed as having no innate ideas.



Ingredients: Hawthorn (flowers, leaves and berries), Rose, Chamomile, Rosemary, Saffron, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Nettle, Calendula, Lemon Balm.

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HAWTHORN:
Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Planet: Mars and Venus
Symbolism: Purification, sacred marriage, male & female unity
Stone: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Calcite
Birds: Blackbird, Owl, Purple Martin
Color: Midnight Blue, Purple
Deity: Olwen, Blodeuwedd, Gardea, Hymen, Hera, Virgin Mary
Sabbat: Beltane, May Day
Folk Names: May bush, May tree, quickset, thorn-apple tree, white thorn

Physical; Reduce blood pressure, stimulate the heart, act as a mild sedative. Used to treat heart and circulatory disorders, migraine, menopausal conditions, angina, insomnia. Used to treat acne, skin blemishes. Contains Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C. Used to ease diarrhea, dysentery, kidney disorder.

Energetic/Herblore; Brings balance to the heart, allowing for healthy boundaries which make the heart capable of peaceful, compassionate and gentle connection. Opens heart to giving and receiving love and helps heal heartache. Encourages self love and self acceptance. Helps one to come into their own strength and power. Cleanses the heart of negativity and stimulates love and forgiveness. Used in Celtic Reiki and its essence represents the energy of cleansing and preparation. Clears the mind of negative thoughts and mental confusion, offering clarity. Stimulates love and forgiveness. The blooms are used for spells of fertility, happiness and good luck. Wands made of its branches are considered extremely powerful. The original May Poles were made of Hawthorn. Wards off evil. 

Protection Spell/  Gather a few thorns from a tree. Write the name of the person or situation you wish to have protection from. Wrap the paper around the thorns. Bury in the ground as near to the tree you collected them from. (Whispers from the Woods, Sandra Kynes)

Celtic/ Called Huath, pronounced Hoh-uh, it represents a time of fertility, masculine energy and fire. The month of Hawthrone enters right after Beltane. In celtic practice, it is related to business decisions, masculine power and making professional connections. It is also related to the realm of the Faerie and attracts Fae.


SAFFRON:
Crocus sativus L.
Plant Family: Iridaceae

Physical; Lowers blood pressure, helps regulate heart rate. Known as the ‘Sunshine Spice’ because of its aid in preventing depression and symptoms of depression. It is an aphrodisiac. Has been used to treat measles, bladder, kidney, liver disorders and diabetes. 

Energetic/Herblore; Unlocks the mysteries of the universe. Allows you to learn deep, esoteric concepts. Awakens and cleanses your energy centers and connects you to Univers/God. Saffron is associated with Eos, Venus and Aphrodite. It is also associated with the Sun, Mars, Leo and Fire. It has been associated with Wealth, power and rarity. It is a traditional ingredient in crescent moon cakes made in honor of the Pheonician Goddess Ashtoreth. Said to help psychic abilities. 

It can be used in spells for wealth, strength and recognition. Infused in holy water and burned in censors for rituals.


ROSE:
Rosa damascena Herrm.
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Parts used: Dry Petals

Physical; relieves anxiety, calming, antispasmodic, antiviral, fights depression, promotes healthy heart function

Energetic/Herblore; Attracts compassion, understanding, healing and love. You become aware of your language, every word spoken will have an essence of love attached to it. Your communication will be uplifting and centered around healing. The red rose is used to empower and inspire. Used to vibrate higher, and uplift oneself. Attracts compassion, understanding, healing and love. You become aware of your language- every word spoken will have an essence of love attached to it. Your communication will be uplifting and centered around healing. Love, beauty, good luck, summoning, deviation.

For centuries, Rose has been associated with Love and Beauty. 

Greek/ The rose is primarily associated with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite/ Venus. The rose is said to have been created simultaneously with Aphrodite’s birth, in order to ensure the Goddess would only see beauty and smell the perfect aroma of rose. In a separate Greek Pantheon story, the rose is said to have been created by Aphrodite herself, by mixing her tears with the blood of her fallen lover, Adonis’s blood.

Egypt/ In Egypt, the Goddess Isis, of magic, love and wisdom, is associated with the rose. The hieroglyphs depict the rose as a ‘gateway’ into mysteries and magical knowledge.

Christianity/ In more modern religions, such as Christianity, the five petal rose is associated with the five wounds of Jesus Christ.  The thornless rose is associated with the Virgin Mary. Roses are given as proof of love on St. Valentines Day. In Catholicism, the first rosaries were made from hardened rose petals and scented with rose. 

Islam/ In Islam the rose is a symbol of Truth and Love.

Hermetic Orders/ In Hermetic Orders, the five petal rose is associated with the Pentagram (Pentalpha). The order of the Rose and Cross (aka Rosicrucianism) is the most prominent orders associated with occultism and freemasonry. The symbol of Rosicrucianism is the Rosy Cross which holds a white rose and a gold gross. The gold cross symbolizes the human body and the rose as the human consciousness.

Alchemy/ In alchemy the rose symbolizes completion, ultimate perfection and the unity between life and the cosmos.

 

TULSI (Krishna, Rama, Vana):
Ocimum tenuiflorum L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Physical;  Adaptogen, fights acne, helps fight cancer, lovers stress, relieves headache, reduces fever, levels out hormones. Used to remedy migraines and issues sleeping. Used as douche for yeast infections. Eliminates Candida.
Krishna (Ocimum tenuiflorum) peppery crisp taste. The plant has dark green to purple leaves, stems and blossoms. 

Rama (Ocimum tenuiflorum) cooling, mellow flavor. Plant has green leaves, white to purple blossoms and green to purple stems

Vana (Ocimum gratissimum) pleasant fragrance. Green leaves and stems and white blossoms.

Energetic/Herblore; Restores harmony to the mind, body and spirit; Balances the chakras; Works on a deep level to bring balance and harmony to your system; Clears old energy and emotions that hinder your health, mind and well being.

Tulsi is worshiped in traditional Hindu practices. Ayurvedic texts describe it as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnate into plant form.

Used and related to: Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy and protection. Dispels confusion, fears and weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Carry with you to move forward in a positive manner despite the danger. Strewn on floors to provide protection from evil. Sprinkle an infusion of tulsi outside of a building where you hope to be employed. Wear or carry to aid in attracting 


CHAMOMILE:
Matricaria recutita
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Parts used: flowers

Physical; Nervine (used to calm the nerves), relieves stress, antioxidant (a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.), anti fungal, antimicrobial (destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms.), antispasmodic (relieve spasms of involuntary muscle), antiviral 

Energetic/Herblore; Attracts abundance; helps you let your guard down to let healing in. Love, healing, and reducing stress. Add to a sachet or spell to increase the chances of its success. Sprinkle an infusion of chamomile around the house to remove hexes, curses and spells. Burn or add to prosperity bags to increase money. Burn as incense for de-stressing, meditation, and restful sleep. Wash hands in an infusion of chamomile for luck before gambling or playing cards. Use in bath magick to attract love. Keep a packet of the herb with lottery tickets for luck


 

LEMON BALM:
Melissa officinalis L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Physical; Regulates heart, anti inflammatory, boosts mood, calming, helps sleep.

Energetic/Herblore; Calms mind and opens heart. Heals a broken heart, attracts love, balance. Emotionally cleanses. It was traditionally used to uplift spirits.

Associated with Jupiter and Cancer and the element of water. 

Used in spells to heal broken hearts and attract romantic love.


ROSEMARY:
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Physical; Improves digestion, anti inflammatory, used to support cognitive health.  

Energetic/Herblore; Clears unwanted thoughts, lifts negative thinking. Resonates with the Third Eye Chakra and releases pressure surrounding your spiritual path. Allows you to enjoy your journey.

Rosemary is male and ruled by LEo, the element of fire and sun.

Greek & Roman/ Rosemary is associated with Aphrodite and appears in many ancient images of Her. Sacred Herb to the greeks.

Christianity/ Folklore says that rosemary will grow for 33 years, until it reaches the height Christ was when he died, and then it grows no more. Rosemary’s blue flowers and fragrance was said to occur when Mary spread her blue cloak over a bush to dry while they were fleeing to Egypt.

Celtic & Pagan/ Rosemary branches were woven and worn by bridges at weddings. “Where Rosemary flourishes, the Woman Rules” They believed that Rosemary could not grow in a garden unless the Woman was the master. Rosemary attracts faerie and good energies. The branches would be hung over cradles to prevent faeries from stealing infants. A man who is indifferent to the fragrance of rosemary is unable to give true love to a woman and those who smell rosemar frequently will retain their youth. 

Spells/ Used in fidelity and remembrance spells, as well as to dispel jealousy. Used in ritual baths and for making sacred herbal water for ritual cleansing. Bathing in rosemary will enhance your memory and will make you more memorable to others. Used in spells to remember past lives. Place rosemary under your pillow to remember dreams and keep nightmares away and keep away unwanted nighttime visitations from the other worlds. 

If you have not yet chosen a partner, and have several to think about, name a pot for each person and place rosemary in each one. The one that grows the fastest and strongest is your best choice. If you do not have a partner, but wish for one, make a poppet of yourself and stuff it with rosemary to attract a lover to you. 

Burn Rosemary and Juniper to remove negative energy in a household that has experienced extreme illness/disease. 



NETTLE:
Urtica dioica L. ssp. dioica
Plant Family: Urticaceae

Physical; Promotes healthy blood circulation and cardiovascular health. Reduces arthritis pain. Helps detoxify the body.

Energetic/Herblore; Provides energetic protection, giving you time to recharge. Allows you to see clearly the lessons in current situations so you do not have to repeat them.

Nettle is Male in action and associated with Scorpio and sometimes Aries. It’s planet is Mars and its element is Fire.

It can be burned to drive our unwanted spirits, used in protection bags or ground into a powder to break curses. 

Hippocrates recorded 61 medicinal uses for the plant in the fourth and fifth centuries BCE. 

Used for burial shrouds in Europe.


CALENDULA:
Calendula officinalis L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

Physical; anti-inflammatory, discourages cancer. Helps upset stomach.

Energetic/Herblore; Repairs your aura and brings energetic protection. Brings ealing. When you drink it, you stand tall as a powerful healer.

Associated with the Sun and fire. Believed to have magical powers of protection and clairvoyance. Flowers were placed under one's bed to protect from evil. 

A Medieval belief was that it would strip a witch of her will.

Nicholas Culpepper, 17th Century botanist believed drinking the flowers comforted the heart.