Stormy's StorySmudging Herbs
Following are some basic uses for various herbs.
You can smudge your home to clear negative energy or to invite good things. To do this start at the farest place away from your front door, hitting every nook and cranny, making your way to the front door.
You can smudge yourself to release negative energy or invite good to happen. You do this starting from the top down and doing both sides of your body
You can make them by hanging your herb plants upside down to dry then bundling them together you just tie them tight and light one end and let it smolder
SAGE IS USED FOR CLEANSING, TO DISPEL NEGATIVITY, EVIL SPIRITS AND INTENTS,TO PURIFY, TO RELEASE GHOSTS TO THE SPIRIT WORLD AND TO CLEANSE PAST OCCUPANTS FROM A NEW HOME.
A COMBINATION OF SAGE, SWEETGRASS, AND TOBACCO IS USED WHEN SEEKING VISIONS.
JUNIPER ESPECIALLY IS THE FAVOURITE OF THE THUNDERBIRD (CALLED WAKINYAN BY LAKOTAS), WHO PROTECTS THE 4 WINDS AND WEATHER.
GENERAL PURPOSES, IT SWEEPS NEWNESS AND FRESHNESS IN WITH THE WINDS. DON'T FORGET TO BURN JUNIPER DURING A THUNDERSTORM FOR THE THUNDERBIRDS PLEASURE
1Alfalfa ~ protect from proverty
2Allspice ~ attract luck
3Amaranth ~ heal broken heart
4Star Anise ~ restore lost youth
5Aspen ~ eloquence, anti-theft
6Blue Spruce ~ nobility, grace
7Lemon Balm ~ success
8Basil ~ attract customers, fidelity
9Bay Leaves ~ prophetic powers
10Calendula ~ prophecy of legal matters
11Carnation ~ strength
13Cedar ~ invites positive energy, purification
14Chamomile ~ luck in gambling
15Cinnamon ~ empowerment
16Cloves ~ comfront of bereaved, anti-gossip
17Comfrey ~ safety during travel
18Copal ~ purity of love
19Cypress ~ comfort, healing, protection
20Dandelion ~ divination, wishes
21Dill ~ protection of children
22Dragons Blood ~ protection, exorcism
23Eucalyptus ~ healing, protection
24Frankincense ~ sacred consecration
25Ginger ~ power, success
26Juniper ~ invites positive energy,
27Lavender ~ chasity, peace
28Lemon Grass ~ repel snakes
29Lilacs ~ protects property
30Mugwort ~ astral projection, dreams
31Myrrh ~ spiritual meditation
32Peppermint ~ psychic visions
33Pinon ~ invite sweet positivity
34Roses ~ attract love, domestic peace
35Rosemary ~ spiritual healing, protection
36Sage Flowers ~ end emotional conflict
37Sunflower ~ attract happiness
38Sweetgrass ~ invites good spirits, balance, offering
39Tamarisk ~ divination, exorcism
40Thyme ~ release the past
41Uva Ursi ~ psychic dreams
42Wintergreen ~ hex breaking
43Yarrow ~ release fears
44for smudging you need a wand, hense the herb in a stalk bundled together. Directions under notes above. However you can use the herbs in other ways like in steam on a stove, lighting a coal and adding the herbs to smolder on the hot coal, In a bonfire (need a lot for that), adding them to a perfume base. adding them to sweet oil and shaking every day for a week then straining and using as anointing oil.
Aurora McBee aurora - Nov 16, 2011
Sweetgrass and sage are common here, especially among the tribal people. I love the smell of both!
Carole Urbanski diaconal - Nov 16, 2011
Directions on what to do with these spices, not just list them. Do I mix them with mortar and pestil, do I shake them in a bag, grind them, talk to them or what. If they are just left to my atmosphere fine.
Aurora McBee aurora - Nov 16, 2011
Written in the recipe description: "You can make them by hanging your herbs upside down to dry then bundling them together you just tie them tight and light one end and let it smolder."
Reva Hodges arpe - Nov 16, 2011
Are you saying that the only way to use this information is to have the WHOLE herb/spices,stem & all? Otherwise, my question is the same as Carole's.