How to prepare Agua del carmen
What is “Agua del Carmen” ?
“Agua del Carmen”, Water of Melissa or Water of Carmen (from Spanish Agua del Carmen) is a remedy made from the year 1611 by the monks of the religious community of Discalced Carmelites.
Water of Carmen properties
It has been called antihysteric water because, traditionally, it has been used as a folk remedy for the cure of hysteria.
This is an individual anomaly characterized by violent emotional changes, with exaggerated responses in feelings and also with a corresponding physical reflection in form of stomach problems, palpitations, melancholy, lack of humor, etc.
A drawing of the plant
How is Water of Carmen prepared?
Agua del Carmen is made in the following way:
– 1 liter of alcohol of 80 °.
– ½ liter of water.
– 20 tablespoons of lemon balm leaves and flowers.
– 1 tablespoon chopped angelica root
– 30 gr. lemon rind.
– 10 gr. cinnamon.
– 10 gr. coriander seeds.
– 8 cloves
Mix all ingredients and place the mixture in a glass bottle for three weeks. Filter well and store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place away from light.
The daily dose to calm your nerves is 5 ml dissolved in a cup of water
More information on lemon balm.