Don’t be alarmed. Wiccans are not devil worshipers. They believe in being in harmony with the earth. Many people don’t realize that Wiccans are alternative medicine practitioners. They use their vast knowledge about herbs and other natural healing to weave their spells and to heal. They believe in the power of mother earth to heal the sick and the sick at heart. Their motto is, ” do no harm”. There are no ritual sacrifices, no violence and no ill feeling toward others. That being said, here are the commonly used methods for Wiccan alternative medicine.
Brews and Teas
Wiccan alternative medicine practitioners often use brews and teas to create helpful herbal drinks. Just like you would brew a healing tea at home. Wiccan healers know exactly the right herbs for many physical and mental ailments. Brews and teas made with this in mind can be very powerful healing drinks. Unless you have herbal allergies, Wiccan alternative medicine teas will do you no harm. They may just cure what ails you.
Wearing the Cure
Wiccan alternative medicine may involve wearing healing herbs and other items. Sometimes these are enclosed in an amulet. Healing oils are worn in a tiny bottle or vial on a string around the neck. The oil can be used conveniently this way. Sometimes it’s left in the vial as a positive healing force. Wiccans also make sachets of certain herbs to wear around the neck. Just like the vial, the herbs can be used conveniently or are sometimes used as a sachet alone.
Wiccan alternative medicine sometimes involves a healing tub soak. A sachet of herbs is held under running water to infuse the bath with healing power. Some herbs can be placed directly in the bath water. Essential Oils are also used for Wiccan healing baths. Just a few drops of some essential oils can help with chronic pain and fatigue. Others create a subtle scented atmosphere to inhale for internal cleansing and healing
Lotions and Soaps
Some Wiccans make natural homemade healing soaps and lotions. These are used to cleanse and renew the skin. Most believe this type of healing is more than skin deep. The healing properties of these handmade beauty items are said to penetrate the skin to help the mind body and spirit of those who use them.
Wiccan alternative medicine sometimes involves the burning of medicinals. For instance, sage brush is frequently used as a household disinfectant, as it was by Native Americans. Some Wiccans believe smoking certain substances will bring them closer to the natural realm. Others use herbs and other medicinals as incense for natural healing. So you see, Wiccans are no different than any other alternative medicine practitioner. They are simply there to heal and to “do no harm.”