Vitamins in Herbs

Vitamins in Herbs

by Amber S.

Vitamin A -Vitamin A is good for the eyes. It helps night vision and is also useful for the proper function of skin cells and mucous membranes. Found in: alfalfa herb, annato seed, dandelion, lamb’s quarters, okra pods, paprika, parsley,herb, violets, watercress.

Vitamin B1 -(also called Thiamine) This vitamin is important for growth and also for maintaining a healthy appetite. Found in: bladderwrack, dulse, fenugreek, kelp, okra, wheat germ.

Vitamin B2 -(also called Riboflavin) Vitamin B2 is essential for growing children and is part of a nutritious diet for adults. Found in: bladderwrack, dulse, fenugreek, kelp, saffron.

Vitamin B12 -Essential for normal development of red blood cells. This vitamin is used in the production of red blood cells. It is also essential for growth in children and will put healthy weight on very thin children. Found in: alfalfa, bladderwrack, dulse, kelp.

Vitamin C -Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins as it cannot be stored in the body and must be consumed daily. This vitamin is used for teeth and gums. It can be destroyed by heat, sunlight and oxygen, so it must be kept in a tightly sealed dark container. Found in: buffalo berry, burdock seed, capsicum, coltsfood, coriander, elder berries; marigold, oregano, paprika, parsley herb, rose hips, watercress.

Vitamin D -Vitamin D is essential for building strong teeth and bones. It also prevents the disease rickets. Found in: annato seed, watercress, wheat germ.

Vitamin E -Vitamin E is good for eyes and skin as well as healthy bones. Found in: alfalfa, avena sativa, bladderwrack, dandelion leaves, dulse, kelp, linseed, sesame, watercress, wheat germ.

Vitamin G –(B2) Vitamin G is an essential vitamin for a healthy diet. Found in: hydrocotyle asiatica.

Vitamin K -Vitamin K is used to help the blood clot. Found in: alfalfa herb, chestnut leaves, sheperd’s purse.

Vitamin P –(Rutin) Vitamin P is essential in the strengthening and production of the capillaries. Found in: buckwheat, german rue, paprika.

Niacin –(aB-complex vitamin) Niacin is essential to a healthy diet and prevents pellagra. Found in: alfalfa leaves, blueberry leaves, burdock seed, fenugreek, parsley herb, watercress.

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Definitions of Medical Action

Definitions of Medical Action

 

 

Alterative  produces a healthful change without perception 
Anodyne  pain reliever 
Anthelmintic  expels worms 
Aperient  gentle laxative 
Aromatic  stimulant; spicy 
Astringent  Causes contractions; stops discharges 
Antibiliouse  relieves bile 
Antimetic  Stops vomiting 
Antileptic  relieves fits 
antiperiodic  arrests morbid periodic movements 
Anthilic  prevents forming of stones in the urinary organs 
Antirheumatic  cures rheumatism 
Antiscorbutic  cures and prevents scurvy 
Antiseptic  stops purification. 
Antispasmodic  relieves and prevents spasms 
Antisyphilitic  cures venereal diseases 
Carminative  expels gas 
Cathartic  expels from the bowels 
Cephalic  remedies used in diseases of the head 
Cholagogue  Increases the flow of bile 
Condiment  improves the flavor of food 
Demulcent  soothing, relieves inflammation 
Deobstruent  removes obstructions 
Depurative  blood purifier 
Detergent  Cleanses boils, ulcers, wounds, etc. 
Diaphoretic  produces perspiration 
Discutiend  heals tumors 
Diuretic  Increases secretion and flow of urine 
Emetic  promotes vomiting 
Emmenagogue  promotes menstruation 
Emollient  softens and soothes inflammation 
Esculent  edible as food 
Exanthematous  remedy for skin eruptions and diseases 
Expectorant  causes expectoration (coughing) 
Febrifuge  ends and reduces fevers. 
Hepatic  for liver diseases 
Herpatic  for skin diseases of all types 
Laxative  Promotes bowel action 
Lithontryptic  Dissolves calculi in the urinary organs. 
Naturating  ripens and brings boils to a head 
Mucilaginous  Soothing to inflammation 
Nauseant  produces vomiting 
Nervine  acts on the nervous system; stops nervous excitement 
Opthalmicum  for eye diseases. 
Parturient  induces and promotes labor at childbirth 
Pectoral  for chest affections 
Refrigerant  cooling 
Resolvent  destroys tumors and boils 
Rubifacient  increases circulation and produces red skin 
Sedative  a nerve tonic; promotes sleep 
Sialogogue  Increases secretion of saliva 
Stomatic  Strengthens the stomach. Relieves indigestion. 
Styptic  stops bleeding 
Sudorific  produces profuse perspiration 
Tonic  invigorating and strengthening. 
Vermifuge  expels worms from the system 

Herbs Listed by Medical Symptom

Herbs Listed by Medical Symptom

by AmberSkyfire


Please refer to the herbs in the list for dosages and instructions
before attempting to take the herb. Some herbs are poisonous!

Aches: rosemary
Acne: rosemary, thyme, witch-hazel
Allergies: nettle
Amenorrhea:
chaste tree berry
Antibacterial: lemon, thyme
Antibiotic: calendula, comfrey, garlic, marigold, mullein, raspberry, sweet woodruff, thyme, tumeric
Antiseptic: lavender, lemon, marigold, mint, pine, sweet woodruff, thyme
Antiviral: thyme
Anxiety: valerian
Aphrodisiac: coriander, damiana, hibiscus, lavender
Arthritis: ash leaves, bladderwrack, buckbean, nettles, parsley, rosemary, yarrow
Asthma: coltsfoot, ephedra, ginseng, lobelia, mint, mullein, nettle, sage, wild yam
Astringent: raspberry, rosemary, yarrow
Back Pain: yarrow
Baldness: wild cherry
Bed Wetting: St. Johnswort
Bile: balmony
Bladder: basil, broom, buchu, cornsilk, elder, parsley, saw palmetto, sheep sorrel, shepherd’s purse
Blood: bee balm, burdock, cayenne, chervil, chives, garlic, ginger, ginseng, nettle, plantain, red clover, sheep sorrel, strawberry, valerian, yarrow
Bones: boneset
Breath: lemon
Bronchitis:
bay, borage, fenugreek, ginseng, horehound, prickly lettuce, lobelia, peppermint, sage, wild yam
Bruises: burdock
Burns: aloe vera, burdock, lavender, marigold
Cancer: garlic, ginseng, parsley, sheep sorrel, violet
Catarrh: blackcurrant leaves, goldenseal, prickly lettuce, mullein, peppermint, sage
Cellulite: lemon, rosemary
Chapping: marigold
Chest: bay, borage, calendula, cayenne, coltsfoot, ephedra, hollyhock, Irish moss, prickly lettuce, lobelia, lungwort, mullein, pansy, peppermint, sage, solomon’s seal, thyme
Childbirth:
raspberry
Chills: cayenne, lavender, lemon
Circulation: mint
Cold: basil, bay, black pepper, blue mallow, cayenne, coltsfoot, elder, hollyhock, Irish moss, lavender, mint, mullein, oregano, pansy, peppermint, pine, sage, slippery elm, thyme, yarrow
Colic: anise, dill, spearmint
Cough: agrimony, bee balm, blackcurrant leaves, blue mallow, boneset, ginseng, horehound, lungwort, mullein, rosemary, slippery elm, thyme
Cramps: basil, bee balm, birch, blackberry, black cohosh, black haw, chaste tree berry, cramp bark, ginger, parsley, pennyroyal, raspberry leaves
Dandruff: sage
Depression: borage, catclaw, cayenne, ginseng, lavender, rosemary, St. Johnswort
Detergent: balmony
Diabetes: ginseng, rosemary
Diarrhea: blackberry, cinnamon
Digestion: agrimony, allspice, anise, aven’s herb, balmony, caraway, cardamom, chervil, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, ground ivy, lemon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, senna leaves, spearmint, thyme, tumeric
Diuretic: thyme
Dysentery: cinnamon
Earache: garlic
Eczema: marigold
Eliminate Toxins: apple, coltsfoot, shepherd’s purse
Exhaustion: catclaw, St. Johnswort, thyme, vitamin B12
Expectorant: bugloss, pine
External Bleeding: cayenne
Eyes: eyebright, greater celandine
Face: brewer’s yeast flower
Fatigue: ginseng, mint, nettle, rosemary
Female Problems: blackberry
Fever: balm, birch, blackcurrant leaves, boneset, borage, calendula, cleavers, elder, ginseng, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marigold, plantain, sage, thyme
Flu: basil, black pepper, boneset, calendula, cayenne, elder, lavender, marigold, mint, rosemary, sage
Gall Stones: broom, cleavers
Gas: bay, cinnamon, dill, ginseng, mint
Gastrointestinal Problems: chamomile
Gout: ash leaves, burdock, burr marigold, strawberry
Gravel: cleavers
Gums: myrrh
Hair: lemon, nettle, rosemary, sage, wild cherry
Headache: birch, cayenne, chamomile, ginger, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena, mint, rosemary, sage, skullcap, thyme, valerian
Heart: cayenne, ginseng, pansy
Heartburn: ginseng
Hemorrhage: shepherd’s purse
Hemorrhoids: witch hazel
Hiccoughs (hiccups): mint
Hot Flashes: black cohosh
Hypertension: lemon
Hysteria: chamomile, tansy
Immune System: ginseng, lavender
Impotence: ginseng
Induce Perspiration: angelica, balm, calendula, lemon balm
Infection: garlic, thyme, yarrow
Inflammation: bugloss, marigold, mint, tumeric
Insect Bites: lavender, lemon, parsley, plantain, witch hazel
Insect Repellent: chamomile, lavender flowers, myrrh, pennyroyal, thyme
Insomnia: lavender, valerian
Internal Bleeding: cayenne
Jaundice: balmony, greater celandine, marigold
Joints: garlic, St. Johnswort, yarrow
Kidneys: angelica, corn silk, elder, ground ivy, parsley, purslane, sheep sorrel, shepherd’s purse
Kidney Stones: birch
Lactation: blessed thistle,caraway, fennel
Laxative: boneset. garlic
Liver: bee balm, buckbean, costmary, goldenrod
Lungs: mint,shepherd’s purse
Menopause: black cohosh, black haw, chaste tree berry, licorice, wild yam
Menstruation: basil, bee balm, birch, blackberry, chaste tree berry, ginger, marigold, pennyroyal, raspberry leaves,tumeric, valerian
Memory: ginko bilboa, rosemary
Miscarriage: black haw
Morning Sickness: tansy
Mouth: blackberry, sage, thyme, witch hazel
Muscles: arnica, pine, rosemary, sage, St. Johnswort, witch hazel, yarrow
Mucus: coltsfoot, comfrey, fennel, fenugreek, prickly lettuce, mullein, pansy, peppermint, sage
Nausea: bee balm, cloves, ginger, rose
Nervousness: valerian
Nettle Rash: nettles
Nosebleed: lemon, nettle
Ovulation: chaste tree berry
Pain Reliever: capsaicin, ginger, ginseng, valerian, willow, yarrow
Parasites: garlic
Piles: lesser celandine, pilewort, witch hazel
PMS: chaste tree berry, valerian
Prolonged Life: ginseng
Prostate: saw palmetto
Rheumatism: birch, bladderwrack, ground ivy, marigold, mint, rosemary, thyme
Scours: purslane
Sedative: anise, black cohosh, celery, chamomile, chicory, lavender, lemon verbena, prickly lettuce, sage, skullcap, valerian, violet
Skin: buckbean, chicory, Irish moss, lemon, marigold, mint, red clover, rosemary, sage, slippery elm, witch hazel
Spleen: bee balm
Sprains: marigold, parsley, rosemary
Stiffness: ginger
Stimulant: angelica, ginseng, rosemary
Stomach: fennel, goldenrod, lemon verbena, mint, pennyroyal, shepherd’s purse
Strength: garlic
Stress: garlic, ginseng
Styptic: aven’s herb
Sunburn: comfrey
Swelling: burdock, pine, yarrow
Teeth: cloves, garlic
Throat: bee balm, blackberry, blackcurrant leaves, horehound, lemon, rose, sage, thyme
Tonics: agrimony, aven’s herb, balmony, black pepper, buckbean, bugloss, cleavers, dandelion, ginseng, rosemary, violet, yarrow
Toothache: cloves, mint
Uterus: basil, bee balm, birch, blackberry, black cohosh, black haw, chaste tree berry, cramp bark, ginger, pennyroyal, raspberry leaves, shepherd’s purse
Varicose Veins: marigold, mint
Vitamins: burdock, strawberry, violet
Warts: bananna peel, dandelion, garlic, lemon, thyme
Weakness: ginseng
Weight Loss: ephedra
Whooping Cough: mouse ear, thyme
Worms: balmony, pumpkin seed, tansy, thyme, wormwood
Wounds: aloe vera, calendula, comfrey, ginseng, Irish moss, lavender, rosemary, witch hazel
Wrinkles: lemon

Herbs Listed by Magical Intention

Herbs Listed by Magical Intention

by AmberSkyfire

Anger– alyssum
Animal Magic –
cloth of gold
Anti-Theft
– Garlic, Juniper,
Arthritis –
buckeye
Astral Projection
– belladonna, Dittany of Crete
Awareness –
anise
Balance –
Holly, pine
Banishing –
black salt
Beauty
– aloe, Avocado, Catnip, Flax, Ginseng, Maidenhair, marigold, passion flower
Binding – black salt, dragon’s blood
Birth – Birch
Blessings – elder flowers, lemon, myrrh
Bullet-Proofing
– edelweiss
Business
– cinnamon, marigold
Calling Spirits
– Dandelion
Calm
– valerian
Catalysts
– Dragon’s Blood, Mandrake, Mistletoe
Cat Magic – Catnip
Centering – chamomile, pine
Chastity – cactus, camphor, Coconut, Cucumber, Fleabane, Hawthorn, Ivy, witch hazel
Clarity
– jasmine
Cleansing
– anise, black salt, cinnamon, collander, pine
Comfort
– cypress
Confidence
– marigold
Consecration
– myrrh, sage
Contemplation
– myrrh
Courage
– basil, Black Cohosh, Borage, Columbine, garlic, Mullein, Ragweed, Rose, Sweet pea, Thyme, Yarrow
Depression – jasmine
Desire – ginseng
Determination –
allspice
Divination
– Black Willow, bracken, Broom, buckeye, camphor, Cherry, Clove, Corn, Dandelion, Dodder, Fig, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy, Hibiscus, Ivy, Jasmine, Meadowsweet, mugwort, Orris, rose, yarrow
Dogs – Houndstongue,
Dreams – Anise, bay, bracken, buchu, camphor, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, clary sage, Heliotrope, Holly, Huckleberry, Jasmine, Juniper, lavender, life everlasting flowers, Marigold, Mugwort, Yarrow
Eloquence – aspen
Employment – Devil’s Shoestring, Lucky Hand, Pecan
Energy – allspice, blessed thistle, dragon’s blood, marigold, myrrh, pennyroyal
Escape
– Celandine
Evil
– arabic gum
Exorcism
– angelica, arbutus, Asafoetida, Avens, basil, bean, birch, boneset, buckthorn, clove, clover, Cumin, Devil’s Bit, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Fern, Fleabane, Frankincense, Fumitory, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Horseradish, Juniper, myrrh, St. Johnswort
Faeries and Elves
– Daisy, elder flowers, Foxglove, Ragweed, Shamrock, Wood Sorrel
Familiars – catnip
Favors –
chicory
Fear
– yarrow
Fertility
– agaric, banana, basil, bistort, bodhi, carrot, Chickweed, Cuckoo Flower, Cucumber, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Dock, Fig, Geranium, Ginseng, Grape, Hawthorn, Hazel, Horsetail, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Oak, Patchouli, Poppy, Rice, sage, Sunflower, Wheat
Fidelity – Chili Pepper, clover, Cumin, Ivy,
Finding Treasure – Cowslip
Fire – cinquefoil, mistletoe
Fishing Magick – Cotton, Hawthorn,
Flying – basil
Focus – myrrh
Friendship
– catnip, Lemon, Loveseed, passion flower, rose, Sweet pea, valerian
Gambling – Devil’s Shoestring, High John,
Gardening – Grapes,
Good Luck – Allspice, Aloe, bamboo, banyan, be-still, Bluebell, buckeye, cabbage, calamus root, caper, China Berry, Cinchona, Clover, Corn, Cotton, Daffodil, Daisy, Devil’s Shoestring, Dill, Eryngo, Fern, Goldenrod, Grains of paradise, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Honeysuckle, Houseleek, Huckleberry, Irish Moss, Job’s Tears, Moss, Nutmeg, Rose, Sandalwood, Strawberry, Violet
Gossip – collander
Happiness
– adam and eve roots, Catnip, Celandine, Cyclamen, Hawthorn, High John, Hyacinth, Lavender, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Saffron, Witch Grass
Harmony – Dulse, valerian
Healing – adder’s tongue, Allspice, amaranth, Anemone, Angelica, Apple, balm of Gilead, barley, Bay, Bittersweet, Blackberry, bracken, Burdock, calamus, camphor, Carnation, Cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, Citron, comfrey, Coriander, Cotton, Cowslip, Cucumber, Cypress, Dock, Elder, Eucalyptus, fennel, Flax, Gardenia, Garlic, Ginseng, Goat’s Rue, Goldenseal, Groundsel, Heliotrope, Hemp, Henna, Hops, Horehound, Horse Chestnut, Hyssop, Ivy, Job’s Tears, Lemon Balm, marjoram, Mint, Mugwort, Myrrh, nettle, Oak, Peppermint, Pine, Potato, Rose, Rosemary, sage, Sandalwood, Thistle, Thyme, Violet, Willow
Health – Anemone, Ash, Caraway, carob, cinquefoil, Coriander, Fern, Figwort, Galangal Root, Geranium, Ginseng, Goat’s Rue, Groundsel, Hops, Juniper, Marjoram, Mistletoe, Nutmeg, Oak, Rose, Thyme
Heartache – witch hazel
Heart Chakra
– Jasmine,
Hexes
– angelica, bamboo, blessed thistle, Chicory, Datura, Galangal Root, Huckleberry, Hydrangea,
Home
– passion flower
Hunting
– Fuzzy weed
Image Magic –
briony
Immortality
– sage, apples
Invincibility
– St. Johnswort
Invisibility
– amaranth, Chicory, Edelweiss, Heliotrope,
Joy – anise, blessed thistle, catnip
Knot Magick
– Dodder
Legal Matters
– Buckthorn, cascara sagrada, Celandine, Hickory, Marigold
Lightening – Hazel, Holly, Mistletoe
Longevity – coriander, Cypress, lavender, sage
Love
– adam and eve roots, Apple, Apricot, Almond, aster, avens, avocado, bachelor’s buttons, balm of Gilead, Barley, Basil, bean, bedstraw, beet, betony, Black Cohosh, bleeding heart, bloodroot, Brazil Nut, caraway, Cardamon, catnip, Chamomile, Cherry, Chestnut, Chickweed, Chicory, Cinnamon, cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, Coltsfoot, Columbine, Copal, Coriander, Crocus, Cubeb, Cuckoo Flower, Daffodil, Daisy, Damiana, Devil’s Bit, Dodder, Dogbane, Dragon’s Blood, Duchman’s Breeches, Elecampane, Elm, Endive, Eryngo, Fig, Fuzzy weed, Gardenia, Gentian, Geranium, Ginger, Ginseng, Grains of Paradise, Hemp, Hibiscus, High John, Houseleek, Hyacinth, Indian paintbrush, Jasmine, Joe-Pye Weed, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, marigold, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, mugwort, Orange, Plum, Poppy, Raspberry, Rose, Rosemary, Senns, Strawberry, Tansy, Thyme, Valerian, Vanilla, Violet, Willow, Yarrow
Lucid Dreaming – jasmine
Luck – (see GOOD LUCK)
Lust – avocado, caper, caraway, cardamon , carrot, cattail, Celery, Cinnamon, Cyclamen, Daisy, Damiana, Deerstongue, Devil’s Bit, Dill, Dulse, Endive, Eryngo, Galangal root, Garlic, Ginseng, Grains of Paradise, Hemlock, Hibiscus, Jasmine,
Manifestations – balm of Gilead, Dittany of Crete
Marriage – yarrow
Meditation – bodhi, Gotu Kola, Hemp, myrrh
Mental Powers – chamomile, Caraway, Celery, Eyebright, Grape, Horehound, Rosemary, Walnut
Memory – caraway
Money and Wealth – alfalfa, Almond, Basil, Blackberry, bladderwrack, blessed thistle, blue flag, briony, bromeliad, buckeye, buckwheat, calamus, camellia, cascara sagrada, cashew, Cedar, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, collander, Comfrey, Dill, Dock, fennel, Fenugreek, Fern, Flax, Fumitory, Galangal root, Ginger, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Gorse, Grains of Paradise, Grape, Heliotrope, High John, Honesty, Honeysuckle, Horse Chestnut, Irish Moss, Jasmine, Lucky Hand, Mint, Moss, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oak, Orange, orange bergamot, Patchouli, Pine, Rice, sage, Snapdragon, Tea, Vervain Wheat
Nature – pine
Negativity
– arabic gum, collander, yarrow
New Beginnings – birch
Nightmares – anise, lavender, thyme
Obstacles –
Chicory
Offerings –
hawthorn berries, lavender
Passion –
caraway, cinnamon
Peace
– aloe, chamomile, coriander, Eryngo, Gardenia, Lavender, Meadowsweet, myrrh, passion flower, Pennyroyal, valerian, Violet
Poppets – black salt, grave dirt, mandrake
Potency – banana, bean, Black Cohosh, caper, Dragon’s Blood
Power – cinnamon, cinquefoil, Club Moss, Devil’s Shoestring, Ebony, Gentian, Ginger, hawthorn berries, mint
Productivity
– pine
Prophecy –
camphor, cinquefoil
Prosperity
– alfalfa, Almond, Ash, Banana, Basil, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, chamomile, Elder, Lemon Balm, Mint, Oak, Poppy, Tulip
Protection – Acacia, agrimony, agure root, Alyssum, Aloe, althea, amaranth, Anemone, Angelica, Anise, arbutus, asafoetida, Ash, balm of Gilead, bamboo, barley, Basil, Bay, bean, betony, Birch, bittersweet, Blackberry, Black Cohosh, Black Hellebore, bladderwrack, bloodroot, Blueberry, bodhi, boneset, briony, bromeliad, Broom, Buckthorn, buckwheat, burdock, cactus, calamus, Caraway, Carnation, carob, cascara sagrada, Castor, Cedar, Celandine, chamomile, Chrysanthemum, Cinchona, Cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, Club Moss, Coconut, collander, Comfrey, coriander, Corn, Cotton, Cumin, Curry, Cyclamen, Cypress, Datura, Devil’s Bit, Devil’s Shoestring, Dill, Dogwood, dragon’s blood, Ebony, Elder, Elecampane, Eucalyptus, Euphorbia, Fennel, Fern, Feverfew, Figwort, Flax, Fleabane, Foxglove, Frankincense, Galangal root, Garlic, Geranium, Ginseng, Grass, Gorse, Gourd, Grain, Grass, Hazel, Heather, High John, Holly, Honeysuckle, Horehound, Houseleek, Huckleberry, Hyacinth, Hyssop, Irish Moss, Ivy, Juniper, Juniper berries, lavender, life everlasting flowers, Lilac, Mandrake, Marigold, marjoram, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Mulberry, Mullein, myrrh, nettle, Oak, Olive, passion flower, Pine, Primrose, Raspberry, Rice, Rose, Rosemary, Rue, Sandalwood, Spanish Moss, Sunflower, Thistle, Valerian, Violet, White Sage, Willow, witch hazel, wormwood
Psychic Ability – acacia, Angelica, althea, anise, Bay, bistort, bladderwrack, Borage, bracken, buchu, camphor, Celery, Cinnamon, Citron, collander, Deerstongue, Elecampane, Eyebright, Fennel, Flax, Galangal root, Grass, High John, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Marigold, Mugwort, Rose, Thyme, Yarrow
Purification – Anise, arabic gum, asafoetida, avens, Bay, benzoin, betony, birch, bloodroot, Broom, Cedar, Chamomile, Clove, Coconut, Copal, dragon’s blood, Euphorbia, Fennel, frankincense, Horseradish, Hyssop, Iris, Juniper, Lavender, lemon, life everlasting flowers, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Valerian, Vervain, White Sage
Rain – Cotton, Fern, Heather,
Reconciliation – bean
Recuperation – rosemary
Relationships – basil
Relaxation –
chamomile
Remembrance
– mullein, rosemary
Respect –
Joe-Pye Weed,
Scrying
– mugwort
Seasickness
– pennyroyal
Self-esteem
– jasmine
Sex
– blessed thistle, Jasmine,
Sleep
– agrimony, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, clary sage, Datura, Elder, Hops, Lavender, passion flower, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Vervain
Snakes– Centaury, Horsetail,
Spirit Questing – Juniper,
Spirits – wormwood
Spirituality – blessed thistle, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Gardenia, Heather, Myrrh, Sandalwood, violet
Staffs – blessed thistle
Strength – Bay, Carnation, hawthorn berries, mint, Mugwort, Mulberry, Thistle
Strengthening Spells – Echinacea
Success – aloe, Cinnamon, Clover, Ginger, High John, Mistletoe, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla
Tension
– jasmine
Theft
– aspen, caraway, juniper berries
Thought
– jasmine, myrrh, pennyroyal
Travel –
Comfrey, Eryngo
Truth
– bluebell
Understanding
– passion flower
Understanding Animal Languages –
cloth of gold
Visions –
angelica, bay leaf, Coltsfoot, Crocus, Damiana, Hemp, juniper berries
Wands
– blessed thistle
War
– High John,
Warts
– bean
Weather
– bladderwrack, broom, garlic, yarrow
Wisdom
– almond, bay leaf, Bodhi, cinquefoil, Iris, Sage, Sunflower
Wishes – Bamboo, Beech, Buckthorn, Dandelion, Dogwood, Ginseng, Grains of Paradise, Hazel, Job’s Tears, lavender, Sage, Sandalwood, Sunflower, Violet
Youth – Cowslip, Fern, life everlasting flowers

Herbal Etiquette

Herbal Etiquette

by Amber S.

When studying herbology within witchcraft, it is important to learn about how plants work and the best ways to gather our stores, whether they come from wild plants or plants in our garden. There is more to herbs and trees than meets the eye.
All things have a soul: rocks, trees, animals and people. The soul is the energy of an object that exists in the same place and time as the physical body. Things that exist on the physical plane can be seen on the astral plane because of their energy. When you remove part of a plant, it is customary and proper to ask before you take any part of it and thank the plant once you have finished.
Plants that you grow and raise in your garden do not need to be asked for their permission to take leaves and flowers. Because they depend on you for protection and sustenance, you can remove what you need when you need it. It is an understood relationship between the grower and the plants. They give their leave and fruit in exchange for protection and care. Prayers and spells should be said over the crop at significant times such as planting, watering, pruning, and harvesting.
Wild plants are a little different. these plants are dependant on themselves for their health and survival. When you remove part of a plant, you must first ask the plant. Do this by closing your eyes and imagine just for a moment what you want from the tree. Normally, you will get no answer in return or a feeling of acceptance, in which case, you may remove what you need. Occasionally, however, you will receive a feeling of mistrust or an uncomfortable feeling telling you that you may not remove any part of the plant, in which case, you must move on.

When gathering wild herbs:- Never remove the bark from a tree. Bark covers a tree to keep out disease and fungus just the way our skin does for us. removing the bark can result in infection and the death of the tree. If you need bark for a recipe, remove twigs instead and strip the bark from the removed twigs with a knife.
– Try not to remove the entire plant. If possible, take only a few leaves or flowers and move on.
-Always ask a plant before you remove any part of it.
-Always thank plants after you have taken from them.

Plants are very sacred to witches. All plants should be given homage when we take something from them. There are many different ways of giving thanks. Any act of devotion is acceptable. Traditionally, gifts of apple cider, milk, honey, tobacco, or prayer are given. You can also give shiny coins or fertilizer as a gift. If you have nothing to give, a prayer for the health and well-being of the plant is more than sufficient. Leaving gifts for the tree spirits is also a good thank-you idea. Fairies enjoy music. Performing a song and dance for them is also a good thing to do if you have not brought any gifts with you.

Ancient Names for Herbs

Ancient  Names for Herbs

Long ago, before many herbs were known by  their present names, many herbs that were used by people in the country for medicines and food were called by common names which were usually based on what the herb or its flower, leaves, roots, or seeds looked like. These names have flowered modern stories of witches creating a brew of batswing, rat’s tail, and lady’s finger. These were not the actual ingredients of the potions, but rather common names used to describe what each herb resembled. Below is a list of old herb names.

Modern Name Olde English Name
Adder’s Tongue Serpent’s Tongue
Agaric Death Angel
Agrimony Church Steeples
Ague Root Crow Corn
Alyssum Madwort
Amaranth Red Cock’s Comb
American Valerian Ram’s Head
Ash Weed Goat’s Foot
Aster Eyes
Asafoetida Devil’s Dung
Avens Herb Harefoot, Golden Star
Bachelor’s Button Devil’s Flower
Basil Witches Herb
Bay laurel Blue Jay
Bear’s Breech Gall blood from a shoulder
Belladonna Devil’s Cherries
Betony Lamb’s Ear
Bistort Snakeweed, Dragon scales
Black Haw King’s Crown
Bladderwack Sea Spirit
Briony Snake Grape
Bromeliad Earthstar
Buckthorn Bone of an ibis
Bugleweed Wolf Foot
Burdock Beggar’s Buttons
Calmus Sweet Flag
Carrot Bird’s Nest
Cedar Kronos Blood
Celandine Devil’s Milk
Chamomile Blood of Hestia
Cherry tree gum Brains
Chickweed Tongue Grass
Cinquefoil Five Fingers
Clover Semen of Ares
Club Moss Wolfclaw, foxtail
Coltsfoot Coltsfoot
Comfrey Ear of an Ass
Common Plantain Englishman’s Foot
Couch Grass Dog
Cowslip Fairy’s Cup
Cranesbill Crow’s Foot
Dandelion Lion’s tooth, Priest’s crown
Dandelion Leaves Swine’s snout
Datura Witch’s thimble, Devil’s apple
Dill Semen of Hermes
Dill Juice             Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon
Dill Seed             Hair of a Hamadryas Baboon
Dodder Witches Hair, Devil’s guts
Earth Apple from the belly
Elder Sap blood
Euphorbia Wolf’s milk
Fenugreek bird’s foot
Fern Skin of man
Foxglove Foxglove, bloody fingers
Garlic, Wild Eagle
Geranium, Wild Dove’s Foot
Germander Bird’s eye
Golden Seal Indian dye
Goosegrass Gosling Wing
Great Mullein Hares Beard
Ground Ivy Cat’s foot
Hart’s Tongue Fern Horse’s tongue
Hawkweed hawk
Heliotrope cherry pie
Henbane devil’s eye
Holly Leaf Bat’s Wings
Honeysuckle Goat’s Leaf
Hops Nightingale
Horehound Bull’s blood
Horsetail Paddock Pipes
Hound’s tongue dog’s tongue
Houseleek from the foot
Hydrangea Seven barks
Indian Paintbrush Snake’s friend
Knotweed sparrow’s tongue
Lady’s mantle bear’s foot
Lavender Elf Leaf
Lettuce Lamb
Leopard’s bane pig’s tail
Lupine Blood from a head
May Apple Duck’s Foot
Molukka Fairies’ Eggs
Moss Bat’s Wool
Mugwort Old Man
Mulberry tree sap blood of a goose
Mullein graveyard dust
Mustard Semen of Heracles
Ox Eye Daisy Great Ox Eye
Pansy Bird’s eye
Parsley Devil’s Oatmeal
Pennyroyal Organ Tea
Peony Woodpecker
Periwinkle Devil’s Eye
Pimpernel Poorman’s Weatherglass
Pine Cones Teeth
Plantain Adder’s Tongue
Poppy Blind eyes
Purslane Blood of Ares
Ragwort Fairies Horses
Resin of Draco Palm Dragon’s Blood
Rosemary Elf Leaf
Rowan Thor’s Helper
Rue Weasel
Sage Toad
Shepherd’s Purse Shepherd’s Heart
Skullcap Mushroom Skull
Snapdragon Dog’s Mouth, Calf’s Snout
Spurge Fat from a head
St. Johnswort Goat’s Ears
Tamarisk Blood of an eye
Tansy Buttons
Toadflax Dragon Bushes
Tormentil Flesh and Blood
Tongue of a Turnip Lion’s hair
Turnip Sap Man’s bile
Valerian Rat, Capon’s Tail
Walnut Heart
White Hellebore Semen of Helios
Wild Lettuce Titan’s blood
Wolfs bane wolf’s hat
Woodruff master of the woods
Wormwood Crown for a King, Old woman
Wormwood seed hawk’s heart
Yarrow Devil’s nettle, Nosebleed

Basic Breathing Meditation

Basic Breathing Meditation

 

Our minds are constantly active, always jumping from thought to thought,  emotion to emotion.  Getting in touch with the nonlocal intelligence, the  universal soul that lies within us and is part of us all, requires finding a way  past the fog of distracting thoughts that typically hide it from us.  We cannot  fight our way through a real fog.

If we are quiet, we encounter moments of pure silence, and through these gaps  we can glimpse the deeper level of the soul.  Each glimpse increases our  understanding, and eventually our consciousness becomes expanded.

Controlling the flood of thoughts is very difficult for most people.   Beginners can sometime become very frustrated, but frustration is just another  thought, another emotion that gets in the way.  The goal is to release all  thoughts, quietly, passively.

A common way to begin meditation is to gently focus on one thing so that it  becomes more difficult for stray thoughts to enter your mind.

To begin a breathing mediation, find a comfortable position.  Sit in a  comfortable chair, with your feet flat on the ground.  Place your hands in your  lap with the palms facing upward.  Close your eyes and begin witnessing your  breath.  Observe the inflow and outflow of your breath without attempting to  control it in any way.

You may find that your breathing spontaneously gets faster or slower, deeper  or shallower, and may even pause for a time.  Observe the changes without  resistance or anticipation.  Whenever your attention drifts away from your  breath to a sound in the environment, or a sensation in your body, or a thought  in your mind, gently return your awareness to your breathing.

Once a person becomes comfortable with simply sitting quietly and focusing on  breathing, I recommend adding a mantra, which creates a mental environment that  will allow you to expand your consciousness.

 

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra  (Three Rivers Press).

 

How To Meditate

How To Meditate

 

The purpose of meditation is to stop thinking for a time, wait for the fog of  thought to thin, and glimpse the spirit within. Controlling the flood of  thoughts is very difficult for most people. Beginners can sometimes become very  frustrated, but frustration is just another thought, another emotion that gets  in the way. The goal is to release all thoughts, quietly, passively.

A common way to begin meditation is to gently focus on one thing so that it  becomes more difficult for stray thoughts to enter your mind. I like to start  with a breathing meditation.

To begin meditation, find a comfortable position. Sit in a comfortable chair,  with your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands in your lap with the palms  facing upward. Close your eyes and begin witnessing your breath. Observe the  inflow and outflow of your breath without attempting to control it in any way.  You may find that your breathing spontaneously gets faster or slower, deeper or  shallower, and may even pause for a time. Observe the changes without resistance  or anticipation. Whenever your attention drifts away from your breath to a sound  in the environment, or a sensation in your body, or a thought in your mind,  gently return your awareness to your breathing.

This is the basic mediation. Once a person becomes comfortable with simply  sitting quietly and focusing on breathing, I recommend adding a mantra, which  creates a mental environment that will allow you to expand your  consciousness.

 

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Nov 3rd: ‘Sadie Hawkins Day’

In the ever changing dance of life today celebrates ‘Sadie Hawkins Day,’ a pseudo-holiday created by cartoonist Al Capp in his classic comic strip ‘Lil Abner.’ In the fictional town of Dogpatch, on this one day of the year women could ask a potential partner to take them on a date in pursuit of a marriage proposal. If you’re gathering the courage to ask someone you’re smitten with to attend an event with you, then be sure to take two drops of Mimulus flower essence under the tongue. Mimulus supports the energies of courage and confidence and aids them both in facing life’s challenges. It also energetically offers a sense of calm, especially if shyness is a concern. Two drops under the tongue six times a day will do the job. After all, it takes two to tango. Just ask Sadie and her suitors!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com