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Friday, February 11, 2011

Venus Potion

Here is a recipe for what my teacher called her Venus potion because it helps to eat up fat in your body. She believed if you took it from Imbolc to Ostara it would stimulate your liver to catabolize fat. I made it this summer and use it to lose the weight I gained over the holidays, for a maximum of 8 weeks.

1 ginger root
10 spring dandelion plants (roots, flowers stems)
Vodka (100 proof)

Create a tincture using the dandelion plant and the ginger root. Clean the roots well and then let the plant dry overnight on paper towels and low heat. When the plant is dry put the plant matter into a corked bottle. (Grey Goose vodka and Patrone have good bottles) Place about 2/3 plant matter (ginger first) into the bottle. If you have to cut up the ginger root to fit into the bottle. Pour the vodka up to the stopper. Seal with wax. Let sit for 6 weeks or more.

The tincture will take on a very brown appearance that is good. After 6 weeks decant the dandelion save the ginger.

This is very peppery and stimulating tonic. Use about 1 drop for every 10 pounds of weight up to twice a day.