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Herb of the Day for August 4th is Pennyroyal
Folk Names: European Pennyroyal, Lurk-In-The-Ditch, Mosquito Plant, Organ Broth, Organs, Organ Tea, Piliolerian, Pudding Grass, Run-By-The-Ground, Squaw Mint, Tickweed
Powers: Strength, Protection, Peace
Magickal Uses: Pennyroyal placed in the shoe prevents weariness during travel and strengthens the body in general.
Stomach problems can be alleviated by stuffing a green poppet with mint and annointing it with healing oils
When worn it acts against the evil eye and aids in making business deals.
To rid a place of evil, sprinkle salt water with a sprinkler made of fresh sprigs of mint, marjoram, and rosemary.
When given to quarreling couples it will cause them to cease their fighting, and so pennyroyal is a herb of peace. Pennyroyal is kept in the home (away from pets and children) for protection. It is also carried on board ships to prevent seasickness.
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham