The fairest flowers o’ the season
Are our Carnations and streak’d Gillyvors,
Which some call Nature’s bastards.
Carnations from the Lab garden. It corresponds to Sol, and is utilized in works of protection, love, pleasure, joy, friendship, healing, and strength.
Licorice from our garden. Groovy-lookin’ plant, and it smells amazing. Most will agree that licorice is the province of Venus, but some feel it should be attributed to Jupiter or Mercury. Licorice is used in works of fidelity, loyalty, passion, pleasure, youthfulness, reconciliation, and friendship. It is used extensively in love philters.
A tea of licorice root that stimulates the libido and binds love through friendship and mutual delight:
1 tsp licorice root
1 tsp fennel
½ tsp anise
½ tsp orange peel
Half a stick of cinnamon
[Written circa 2013]