There are many different witchy herbs, but lemon balm is one important companion for both – witchcraft practice and our health! I often drink lemon balm tea to calm my thoughts, relax, and to get ready for a nice rejuvenating sleep. But how can this herb be used for our practice? Let’s dive into the lemon balm’s magical properties and its amazing uses.
What is a lemon balm?
Perennial herbaceous, bushy plant with horizontal rhizome and stem branched at the base, quadrangular and hairy.
The veiny leaves are petiolate, hairy ovals with a toothed margin.
The flowers, initially yellowish-white in color, then take on light pale pink shades.
They have the shape of a bell-shaped chalice.
It grows spontaneously in southern Europe and western Asia. In Italy, it can be found along hedges and in shady areas. It can also grow in gardens.
It was first used in medicine as a morally exhilarating and nerve-comforting remedy.
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A little bit of its history
Galen and Paracelsus advised it for mental disorders.
Serapio wrote that it relieves the restlessness and sadness of the brain.
The Arabs held it in high regard too.
Doctor Avicenna, in the eleventh century, said that it’s “a wonderful plant for cheering up and comforting the heart.”
Lemon balm water invented by the French Discalced Carmelites in 1611, was for its antispasmodic properties a popular remedy to which all social classes resorted in the critical moments of their life (from toothache to syncopes, nervous breakdowns etc.).
Lemon balm’s magical properties and uses
This plant has aphrodisiac qualities that increase the desire to have intercourse.
Since ancient times, sorcerers recommended lemon balm in love mixtures for cases where a couple is bored, lacks enthusiasm, and romance.
Lemon balm can be used to influence love. Soak the herb in wine for several hours, strain it, and share it with a friend. Or, have the plant with you like a love charm that will help you find love.
It is also used in magical cures, and Pliny said its powers were so great that if a sword cut someone, the lemon balm would help with recovery. Although sword wounds are rare today, lemon balm is still used in sachets and healing incenses.
It can also be used in spells to ensure success, and if you are a beekeeper, rub this herb against the hives and attract new bees, while keeping old ones.
- Lemon balm essence: Protects, cleanses, and clarifies the Aura.
- It reinforces the desire to live, stimulates creativity, and artistic expression, That’s why writers and actors uses its aroma a lot. It brings clarity to the mind and internal vision of people.
- It is good to attract prosperity.
- It activates the throat chakra.
- It is a natural deodorant and also repels insects.
Here’s a tip on how to grow lemon balm
Like most plants, you can grow lemon balm at home.
You can plant it in a pot to keep on the terrace or on the balcony or you can put it in the garden.
You can buy it potted and take care of it by watering it constantly.
However, if you decide to take care of the sowing, you must do it in spring, in a thin soil below, you will have to put expanded clay to eliminate stagnant water.
Spells with lemon balm
A love tea with lemon balm and honey
If you see that you or your partner are bored in a relationship, and you recognize that you lack the enthusiasm to keep on going, then you need to make this special tea.
This tea has the esoteric property of giving freshness, energy, paving the way for seduction.
You must do it at bedtime one Monday and Friday if you are a woman, and Tuesday and Friday if you are a man.
Things you need
- Five lemon balm leaves
- A teaspoon of honey
- A cup
How it’s done
Place the five lemon balm leaves and honey in a cup.
Then pour in this cup boiling water.
Leave it for a moment and take it for sips, that is, little by little.
Calming ritual with lemon balm
Lemon balm has incredible calming properties, and it’s fantastic to bring peace into our lives.
This lemon balm ritual is a great way to bring peace into your life and to reconnect with yourself on a deeper, more intimate level.
Things you need
- Some lemon balm leaves
- A cauldron (or a plate if you don’t have one)
- A white candle
- A piece of paper
- A pen
How it’s done
Light up the white candle and say this out loud:
“White peaceful energy come my way,
Give me the peace of mind I deserve and keep bad energies and struggle away
White peaceful magic come my way
Give me all I want and bring calm and peace into my life”
Pick lemon balm leaves, burn them with the white candle flame, and put them into your cauldron or your place.
Then take a piece of paper and write down your desires.
Then repeat these desires, by saying them again and burn the paper with the white candle as well and put it in the cauldron.
Now take the ashes, open a window, visualize your life being happy, satisfying, calming, and peaceful and blow them away into the air, outside and watch them fade away by saying out loud:
“So be it!”
Lemon balm is a great ingredient to bring some positive energy into our lives when you’re dealing with interior struggles and negative energy.
Use it daily to cleanse your space as well as you would do with sage and live your life with a more calming and clear space away from negativity and heaviness!
If you want to learn more about how to cleanse your home!