AGRIMONY


Magickal Use – This herb is said to turn back ‘jinxes’ that have already been made, roots that have already been laid, and curses that have already been cast. Combined with Slippery Elm Bark, it is said to break spells involving Slander and Lies spread by back-biting enemies who are trying to trouble your marriage or love-life. Combined with Rue, it is said to send back the Evil Eye, even after the eye has already taken effect. Combined with Salt, it is said to un-make Hexes and Witchcraft.  In other words, Agrimony os an excellent all round herb for any uncrossing or protection/hex removal work.


Constituents---Agrimony contains a particular volatile oil, which may be obtained from the plant by distillation and also a bitter principle. It yields in addition 5 per cent of tannin, so that its use in cottage medicine for gargles and as an astringent applicant to indolent ulcers and wounds is well justified. Owing to this presence of tannin, its use has been recommended in dressing leather.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses---Astringent tonic, diuretic. Agrimony has had a great reputation for curing jaundice and other liver complaints. Gerard believed in its efficacy. He says: 'A decoction of the leaves is good for them that have naughty livers': and he tells us also that Pliny called it a 'herb of princely authoritie.' Dioscorides stated that it was not only 'a remedy for them that have bad livers,' but also 'for such as are bitten with serpents.' Dr. Hill, who from 1751 to 1771 published several works on Herbal medicine, recommends 'an infusion of 6 oz. of the crown of the root in a quart of boiling water, sweetened with honey and half a pint drank three times a day,' as an effectual remedy for jaundice. It gives tone to the system and promotes assimilation of food. Agrimony is also considered a very useful agent in skin eruptions and diseases of the blood, pimples, blotches, etc. A strong decoction of the root and leaves, sweetened with honey or sugar, has been taken successfully to cure scrofulous sores, being administered two or three times a day, in doses of a wineglassful, persistently for several months.                                                                      .

The same decoction is also often employed in rural districts as an application to ulcers.



AGNUS CASTUS


 Magickal Uses –  Chastity and fertility, used as both a preventative and assistant in conceiving children.

Sleep, peace and dreams = Used in sachets and pillows to promote sleep and dreams.

 Constituents – Alkaloids including viticin, flavonoids including casticin, iridoids including aucubin, agnoside, eurostoside, diterpenes with prolactin-lowering effects

Medicinal action and uses - A traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps, based on traditional use.

 Has also been administered, using the fresh ripe berries, pounded to a pulp and used in the form of a tincture for the relief of paralysis, pains in the limbs, weakness, etc


ALFALFA


Magickal uses - Alfalfa is a feminine herb, associated with the element of earth and is known as a bringer of prosperity.

Carry it with you when you go to the bank to ask for a loan.


To protect your home and all who dwell within from hunger, poverty and unhappiness, keep a small jar of alfalfa in your kitchen cabinet or pantry.  To protect your property, burn some alfalfa and scatter the ashes

 all around its boundaries and buildings. You can also weave alfalfa strands to make an amulet to protect against poverty.


Another use is to use in magical cooking to ward off disease, bring money into the home and can also be used when general grounding is desired.


Constituents – Alfalfa has sources of vitamins A, C, E, K and minerals, potassium, phosphorous, iron and is high in calcium


Medicinal actions and uses – Alfalfa leaves, sprouts, and seeds are used to make medicine.


Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura.


Alfalfa is claimed to prevent cholesterol absorption in the gut.



ANGELICA


Magickal uses – As the name implies, Angelica is associated with the angels Michael and Gabriel. It is associated with the sun, the element of fire and sacred to Venus.

Angelica is commonly used for general protection, especially against evil spirits and hex-breaking as well as general blessing and is especially useful for the defence of women.

Angelica root can be carried on its own, or added to amulets to increase longevity and ward off illness and evil spirits. It has also been used as a talisman to increase luck in gambling.

The leaves can be added to baths and potions designed to remove curses or spells or they can be burned to banish evil in an area. Angelica is very useful in home and personal exorcisms.

Angelica is excellent in incenses for clearances and ‘exorcisms’, healing and protection. It is also used as a bath to remove curses placed on the individual and sprinkled around a home to protect the house and those within from ‘negative works’.

Constituents---The chief constituents of Angelica are about 1 per cent. of volatile oil, valeric acid, angelic acid, sugar, a bitter principle, and a peculiar resin called Angelicin, which is stimulating to the lungs and to the skin. The essential oil of the roots contains terebangelene and other terpenes; the oil of the 'seeds' contains in addition methyl-ethylacetic acid and hydroxymyristic acid.

    Medical actions and uses – Seems to improve symptoms of upset stomach including acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. Also used as a combination including angelica plus peppermint leaf, clown's mustard plant, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, celandine, and lemon balm.

Also has been used for; intestinal cramps and gas, nerve pain, arthritis-like pain, fluid retention.

    Menstrual disorders, promoting sweating and increasing urine production (diuretic).


BENZOIN RESIN


 Magickal Uses – Used for   Purification, prosperity, soothing tension, dispelling anger, diminishing irritability, relieving stress & anxiety, and overcoming depression. Promotes generosity and concentration. Good to burn while using tarot cards and for success in intellectual matters. Smoulder for purification. An incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil is said to attract customers to your place of business.


Constituents -The chief constituent of Siam Benzoin is benzoic acid. it also contains vanillin and an oily aromatic liquid. When quite pure it should be entirely soluble in alcohol and yield only traces of ash. Sumatra benzoin contains 18 per cent. or more of benzoic acid and about 20 per cent. of cinnamic acid the latter partly free and partly combined with benzoresinol and sumarisinotannol; it also contains 1 per cent. of vanillin, styrol, styracin, phenyl-prophyl cinnamate and benzaldehyde, all of which combine to produce its characteristic odour.


Medicinal Action and Uses -It is used externally in the form of a tincture, diluted with water as a mild stimulant and antiseptic in irritable conditions of the skin. It acts as a carminative when taken internally is rapidly absorbed, and mildly expectorant diuretic and antiseptic to the urinary passages. In the form of Compound Tincture of Benzoin, it is used as an inhalant with steam in laryngitis and bronchitis.


BLADDERWRACK


Magickal Uses – Protection, all forms of sea spells including sea voyages, wind spells, money, and psychic powers.


A feminine gender herb, with major water and moon influence.

Seaweeds give protection to those at sea, or those who are flying over it. Intercontinental travellers should carry this plant. It is also used in sea spells to summon the spirits of the sea, by throwing it onto the waves and calling them.

Carry to please the sea spirits and ensure safety when traveling by water.

Kelp is used to summon the winds. Stand on the shore and hold a long strand of the fresh seaweed in your hand, whip it around in the air above your head in a clockwise direction and whistle.

Also used in all money spells. A particularly spell entails simply filling a small jar with whisky, placing some kelp in it, capping it tightly, and placing this in the kitchen window. This will ensure a steady flow of money into the household.  Bladderwrack is also used in sachets to increase psychic powers and is carried to protect against mental derangement

Constituents---Bladderwrack contains about 0.1 per cent of a volatile oil, cellulose, mucilage, mannite, colouring and bitter principles, soda and iodine, and bromine compounds of sodium and potassium. These saline ingredients constitute 14 to 20 per cent. of its ashes, which the dry plant yields in the proportion of 2.5 to 4 per cent., and also remain in the charcoal resulting from its exposure to heat in closed vessels. The proportions, especially of iodine, vary according to both locality and season

Medicinal Action and Uses — Bladderwrack is not largely used at present, any virtues it may have being due to the iodine contained in it. It has alterative properties, has been used in scrofula, and is thought by some authorities to reduce obesity through stimulating the thyroid gland.

Sea-pod liniment, is the expressed juice and decoction of fresh seaweed as dispensed by sea-side chemists for rheumatism, and the extract, taken continuously in pills or fluid form is reputed to relieve rheumatic pains as well as to diminish fat, (depending on iodine action with the thyroid). Sea-pod essence is good for rubbing into sprains and bruises, or for applying on wet lint under oiled silk, as a compress, changed as often as hot or dry. It may be preceded by fomentations of the hot decoction. Fucus or Seaweed wine, from grapes and dried Fucus, has been praised as a remedy in diseases of the hip and other joints and bones in children. For external application to enlarged or hardened glands, the bruised weed may be applied as a cold poultice.


BLESSED THISTLE - (HOLY THISTLE)


Magickal Uses –   Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home. Wearing a garment made from blessed thistle is said to break any spell.

Poppets are also stuffed with thistle to break spells. Carry for strength and protection. Place a bowl of blessed thistle in a room to renew the vitality and strengthen the spirit of its occupants.

It is said, when men who carry blessed thistle become better lovers.


Chemical Constituents---Blessed Thistle contains a volatile oil, and a bitter, crystalline neutral body called Cnicin (soluble in alcohol and slightly also in water) which is said to be analogous to salicin in its properties.


Medicinal Action and Uses---Tonic, stimulant, diaphoretic, emetic.  In large doses, Blessed Thistle acts as a strong emetic, producing vomiting with little pain and inconvenience. Cold infusions in smaller draughts are valuable in weak and debilitated conditions of the stomach, and as a tonic, creating appetite and preventing sickness.  The plant was at one time supposed to possess very great virtues against fevers of all kinds.


BONESET


Magickal Uses –   BONESET is used for preventing and curing ‘unnatural’ illness.


Protection: To ward off ‘curses’/ it’s alternative name is WHITE SNAKE ROOT indicates that the plant also protects from Snakes.


To counteract negative occult work, rub dry BONESET leaves all over the body, then take the leaves outdoors and burn them.  Boneset is used quite often in Spellcraft and used for protection and ‘exorcism’ It is used for ritual cleansing and in counteracting occult malevolence.


Used in a tea is believed to counteract spells cast upon a person to adversely affect their health.

In cleansing a sick room, it can be sprinkled on the floor and swept out of the front door.  

Also used as an incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy (if known)

Boneset is used to guides ‘spirit energies’ elsewhere, attracting protective, benevolent spirits instead.


Constituents - All parts of the plant are active, but the herb only is official, the leaves and tops being gathered after flowering has commenced. They contain a volatile oil, some tannic acid, and Eupatorin, a bitter glucosidal oil, also resin, gum and sugar.


Medicinal Action and Uses Stimulant, febrifuge and laxative. It acts slowly and persistently, and its greatest power is manifested upon the stomach, liver, bowels and uterus. It is regarded as a mild tonic in moderate doses, and is also diaphoretic, more especially when taken as a warm infusion, in which form it is used in attacks of muscular rheumatism and general cold. In large doses it is emetic and purgative.


It has been much esteemed as a popular febrifuge, especially in intermittent fever, and has been employed, though less successfully, in typhoid and yellow fevers. It is largely used in the Southern United States as a remedy in all cases of fever, as well as for its tonic effects. As a mild tonic it is useful in dyspepsia and general debility, and particularly serviceable in the indigestion of old people.


BUCKTHORN


Magickal Uses – Buckthorn is used to protect against magic, ‘malevolence’, poisons, and headaches. Branches are placed near doors and windows to drive away enchantments and negative magick.


It is considered a lucky wood to carry or wear, especially for help in legal matters. Sea Buckthorn is used as a cure for sight issues in horses.

It is also said to enhance the relationship and communication between horse and rider.


Constituents - Buckthorn berry juice contains Rhamnocathartin (which is yellowand uncrystallizable), Rhamnin, a peculiar tannic acid, sugar and gum. The fresh juice is coloured red by acids and yellow by alkalies, and has a bitter taste and nauseous odour. Its specific gravity should be between 1.035 and 1.070, but it is seldom sold pure. The ripe berries yield on expression 40 to 50 percent of juice of a green colour, which on keeping turns, however, gradually to a reddish or purplish brown colour, on account of the acidification of the saccharine and mucilaginous matter.


Medicinal Action and Uses - Laxative and cathartic. Buckthorn was frequently used until late in the nineteenth century, syrup of Buckthorn ranked among favourite remedies as a purgative for children, prepared by boiling the juice with pimento and ginger and adding sugar, but its action was so severe that, as time went on, the medicine was discarded. It first appeared in the London Pharmacopceia of 1650, where, to disguise the bitter taste of the raw juice, mixed with aniseed, cinnamon, mastic and nutmeg. It was still official in the British Pharmacopoeia of 1867, but is no longer used, being regarded as a medicine more fit for animals than human beings, and it is now used often in veterinary practice, being commonly prescribed for dogs, with equal parts of castor oil as an occasional purgative.  


BURDOCK


Magickal Uses – Used for cleansing magick when feeling highly negative about oneself or others. Use in protection incenses and spells. Rinse with a decoction of burdock to remove negative feelings about yourself or others.

The plant is placed on gables to protect against lightning. In the late middle ages burdock was still being strung over doors or braided into hair to ward off evil. A brew of burdock roots was used to make the hair ‘shiny and beautiful’. The use of burdock as a hair tonic continues today.


Constituents - Inulin, mucilage, sugar, a bitter, crystalline glucoside - Lappin-a little resin, fixed and volatile oils, and some tannic acid. The roots contain starch and the ashes of the plant, burnt when green, yield carbonate of potash abundantly and also some nitre.


Medicinal Action and Uses - Alterative, diuretic and diaphoretic. One of the best blood purifiers. In all skin diseases, it is a certain remedy and has effected a cure in many cases of eczema, either taken alone or combined with other remedies, such as Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla.


The properties of the root make the decoction very useful for boils, scurvy and rheumatic affections. It has in addition been recommended for external use as a wash for ulcers and scaly skin disorders. An infusion of the leaves is useful to impart strength and tone to the stomach, for some forms of long-standing indigestion.


When applied externally as a poultice, the leaves are highly resolvent for tumours and gouty swellings, and relieve bruises and inflamed surfaces generally. The bruised leaves have been applied by the peasantry in many countries as cataplasms to the feet and as a remedy for hysterical disorders.


From the seeds, both a medicinal tincture and a fluid extract are prepared, of benefit in chronic skin diseases. Americans use the seeds only, considering them more efficacious and prompt in their action than the other parts of the plant. They are relaxant and demulcent, with a limited amount of tonic property. Their influence upon the skin is due largely to their being of such an oily nature: they affect both the sebaceous and sudoriferous glands, and probably owing to their oily nature restore that smoothness to the skin which is a sign of normal healthy action.


CALENDULA


Magickal Uses – grant a vision of anyone who has stolen anything from the bearer, as well as to engender a good reputation for himself.

An old love spell dictates that a woman should collect soil that her prospective partner has stepped on and pot it up with a calendula plant.

Hang a calendula wreath, bouquet or garland over entry doors to prevent evil from entering. Scatter petals under the bed for prophetic dreams and for protection while sleeping. Carry calendula petals into court for favourable legal proceedings.

Take a bath in calendula infused water to receive an extra dose of respect and admiration.

Being a herb of the sun, Calendula can be used to remove negative energy.


An oil can be used to consecrate tools, and the petals can be used as part of an incense for divination, or sprinkled on the floor under the bed to bring prophetic dreams.


The plant has a long association with Samhain and the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

 It is used at remembrance ceremonies as well as funerals and rites for the deceased, as well as for magic to remember deceased loved ones, in particular partners. Apparently walking barefoot through marigold flowers grants an understanding of the knowledge of birds to girls.


The plant can be used in any ritual to honour the sun, as part of a sacred bath, incense or strewing herb, as well as to produce a yellow dye for and altar cloths for use in sun honouring rituals. For protection, hang garlands of Calendula over entry doors to prevent evil from entering. Scatter petals under the bed for prophetic dreams and for protection while sleeping.


Medicinal Action and Uses - Calendula (Marigold) is chiefly used as a local remedy. Its action is stimulant and diaphoretic. Given internally, it assists local action and prevents suppuration. It is useful for chronic ulcer, varicose veins, etc. Was considered formerly to have value in visceral obstructions and jaundice.

It has been said that a calendula, rubbed on the affected part, is an admirable remedy for the pain and swelling caused by the sting of a wasp or bee. A lotion made from the flowers is most useful for sprains and wounds, and a water distilled from them is good for inflamed and sore eyes.

An infusion of the freshly-gathered flowers is employed in fevers, as it gently promotes perspiration and throws out any eruption - a decoction of the flowers is much in use in country districts to bring out smallpox and measles, in the same manner as Saffron. The expressed juice, which contains the greater part of this pungent matter, has been given in cases of costiveness and proved very efficacious.

Snuffed up the nose it excites sneezing and a discharge of mucous from the head.

The leaves, eaten as a salad, have been considered useful in the scrofula of children, and the acrid qualities of the plant have caused it to be recommended as an eliminator of warts.


CATNIP


Magickal Uses – Catnip was chewed by warriors for fierceness in battle. Used in spells to promote beauty; happiness; love. Used in all spells involving cats and is said to create a psychic bond with cats, promotes playfulness.

Used for love spells in bags and sachets, grown in the garden, it attracts good spirits and luck.

Add to dream pillows to promote sleep, large leaves have traditionally been used for marking pages in magical books.


Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.  People with epilepsy should avoid this herb. Avoid long-term, heavy use of catnip, as it can, over time, affect the absorption of iron in the body.


Medicinal Action and Uses:  Most often used in the form of a tea, catnip has been used for over 2,000 to treat a variety of medicinal issues, such as colic, treating diarrhoea, colds and stomach aches.

Catnip has been used in infusion form as a treatment for dandruff.  It's also been used as a treatment for acne.



DEVILS CLAW ROOT


Magickal Uses – To take hold of something desired – (NOT love), protection from Negativity, health spells


Constituents - Its main ingredient are iridoid glycosides (mainly harpagoside) as well as harpagide, phenolic glycosides (acteoside and isoacteoside), procumbide together with their cinnamic or coumarin acid esters.


Medicinal Action and Uses:  Devil's claw is a bitter, astringent, sedative and painkilling herb that reduces inflammation and stimulates the digestive system.

Clinical trials are generally supportive of its use as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic in low back pain and osteoarthritis.

These days devils claw is mainly used to treat inflammation and pain. Much used in Europe, especially in Germany, where according to a study it accounted in 2001 for 74 per cent of all prescriptions written for rheumatism, devils claw has been rapidly gaining popularity in the UK.

Because of the bitterness of the preparation and consequent increase in gastric secretion, devil's claw is contraindicated in patients with gastric or duodenal ulcers. Not to be used during pregnancy.



Motherwort


Magickal Uses - Motherwort energies promote inner trust and confidence that the ultimate outcome will be best for all involved in the fullness of time. It is also used for counter-magic and associated with immortality and spiritual healing. It is a protective herb, used in spells designed to protect pregnant women and their unborn children. Keep a packet of Motherwort hidden with family photos for blessing and protection of those who are dear to you


Constitutents: essential oil, alkaloids (stachydrine, leonurinine), glycosides (leonurine, leonuridin), flavonoids, diterpenes, caffeic acid, tannins, vitamin A.


Medicinal Action and Uses---Diaphoretic, antispasmodic, tonic, emmenagogue. Motherwort is especially valuable in female weakness and disorders (hence the name), allaying nervous irritability and inducing quiet and passivity of the whole nervous system. As a tonic, it acts without producing febrile excitement, and in fevers, attended with nervousness and delirium.



Sandalwood  (Red)


Should not be confused with Santalum album which is the aromatic sandalwood.

Magickal Uses – Sandalwood is recommended for use when consecrating altar cloths.

Protection, Healing, Exorcise, Spirituality, Wishes, Full Moon Esbats, Wards off Negativity, Astral Projection, Reincarnation, Spirit Offering.

Scatter sandalwood to clear a place of negativity. Burn for protection and healing or mix with frankincense and burn at rituals - especially full moon.  


Medicinal Action and Uses:  Red Sandalwood was traditionally used as for digestive tract ailments,

fluid retention, coughs, diuretic, anti-diarrhoea, but in modern times it is used as a natural dye to colour herbal mixtures and toothpaste and has become one of the most popular natural dyes used today.


CATS CLAW


 Magickal Uses – Also Called Una de Gato, cats claw is used for Vision quests, shamanic journeys, and money drawing. It is used to restore spiritual balance and release old ties that bind, Purification, hex breaking, protection and also feline based spells

 Constituents - Cat’s claw has been chemically analyzed and possesses many useful compounds; including the quinovic acid glycosides, a class of compounds called the triterpenes, compounds such as oleanolic acid and ursolic acid, the class of chemical compounds called proanthocyanidins such as the variants the B1 form, the B 2 form, the B 3 form, B 4 and A, organic compounds like the flavanoids and plant tannins which make up approx 20 per cent of the chemicals in the plant. Sterols and a variety of other chemical compounds have also been found in traces in the plant tissues.


  Medicinal Action and Uses -  Traditionally, extensive use of the leaves, the stems, the roots and bark of  cat’s claw herb in the role of an inflammation reducing medication and as an immuno-modulating agent and  vulnerary remedy. Disorders and conditions of many types have been traditionally treated using the herb, the various conditions treated include rheumatism and asthma, arthritis and all types of cancers, they have made extensive use of the herbal remedy in the treatment of persistent fever, they have used the herb in the treatment of many types of infectious diseases. The herb has also been used as a topical agent against external and internal problems such as skin or oral abscesses and all kinds of physical wounds, it has been used to soothe “bone pains,” and to treat skin impurities as an herbal detoxification agent, it is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections and to treat physical weakness in frail individuals.


Pennyroyal


Magickal Uses - Used in healing spells and sachets. It is said that pennyroyal in your shoes will protect you from tired feet. Include pennyroyal in blessings before travelling and spells designed to protect a traveller.

 It is used to help relieve blockages of the throat chakra and helps heal an aura damaged by addiction.

Use in spells to protect your psychic energy from the negativity of others and to strengthen, cleanse and repair the aura. Use also to protect against the evil eye and for spells for removing the evil eye.

Pennyroyal is used with the mysteries of death and rebirth, and is an excellent herb to use when gaining knowledge of reincarnation. Folklore tells that Pennyroyal should be scattered upon stormy seas to calm them. Magickally, Pennyroyal can be used to calm many types of “stormy” situations.

Pennyroyal is an herb of peace and protection when worn or carried.

 

Constituents - The fresh herb yields about 1 per cent of a volatile oil, oil of Pulegium, a yellow or greenish-yellow liquid, obtained by distillation, and having a strong aromatic odour and taste. The chief constituent is ketone pulegone.


 Medicinal action and Uses - Pennyroyal is applied to the skin to kill germs, keep insects away, and treat skin diseases. It is also used topically for gout, venomous bites, and mouth sores; and as a flea-killing bath.

In foods, pennyroyal is used for flavouring.  In manufacturing, pennyroyal oil is used as a dog and cat flea repellent; and as a fragrance for detergents, perfumes, and soaps.

  Despite serious safety concerns, pennyroyal is used for colds, pneumonia, and other breathing problems. It is also used for stomach pains, gas, intestinal disorders, and liver and gallbladder problems.


In Victorian times, prostitutes used to cause an abortion. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.


Milk Thistle


Magickal Uses - Along with Blessed Thistle, Milk-thistle can be used for banishing, protection and to dispel negativity and ‘evil spirits/ bad energy’.  Wear an amulet made of thistle. Stuff poppets with it to break hexes. Thistle is used in any magic where you are the target of any negative energy, An herb of protection and vitality. A bowl full placed in a room is said to strengthen the spirits and renew vitality. One may be carried for added strength and energy. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Use in healing spells and for depression.


 Constitutents - Thistle contains a volatile oil, and a bitter, crystallineneutral body called Cnicin

(soluble in alcohol and slightly also in water) which is said to be analogous to salicin in its properties.


Medicinal Action and Uses – Milk thistle is often used as a natural detox treatment for liver problems. These liver problems include cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder disorders.

Some claim milk thistle may also provide heart benefits by lowering cholesterol levels, help diabetes in people who have type 2 diabetes.

Research is being done to ascertain if milk thistle may aid people with alcohol-related liver disease. Other studies show no improvement in liver function in this group of people.

Some studies also show milk thistle may offer a possible benefit for people whose liver is damaged by industrial toxins, such as toluene and xylene.


COMFREY


Magickal Uses - Good for any magickal healing. Worn or carried, it ensures safety during travel. The root is used in money spells.  Comfrey is used in protective magic for the traveller and to protect against theft. Try placing a comfrey leaf in your luggage to make sure it isn’t lost or stolen. Use comfrey root in sachets for  protection while travelling, and to keep your lover faithful while you are gone. Also use it in sachets to protect vehicles. Wrap your money in a comfrey leaf for several days before gambling It is said it will help to keep your bets coming back to you.


Constituents - The chief and most important constituent of Comfrey root is mucilage, which it contains in great abundance, more even than Marshmallow. It also contains from 0.6 to 0.8 per cent. of Allantoin and a little tannin. Starch is present in a very small amount.


Medicinal Action and uses - Comfrey leaves are of much value as an external remedy, both in the form of fomentations, for sprains, swellings and bruises, and as a poultice, to severe cuts, to promote suppuration of boils and abscesses, and gangrenous and ill-conditioned ulcers . The whole plant, beaten to a cataplasm and applied hot as a poultice, has always been deemed excellent for soothing pain in any tender, inflamed or suppurating part. It was formerly applied to raw, indolent ulcers as a glutinous astringent. It is useful in any kind of inflammatory swelling.


COWSLIP


  Magickal Uses - Cowslip is said to have the power to heal, retain youth, mental focus, protection and help   you to find treasure.

   If you wish to avoid visitors, place a piece of cowslip beneath your front porch and it is said they will leave    you in peace. To preserve your youth or    regain it when lost, wear the herb.  Cowslip is believed to    increase one's attractiveness. It also brings an increase in one's romantic appeal and helps    bring about    internal changes which    can stimulate the energy to attract that special partner.  The flowers are gathered    and hung over the doorway to    bring protection

  Constituents - The roots and the flowers have somewhat of the odour of Anise, due to their containing   some volatile oil identical with Mannite.   Their acrid principle is Saponin.

  Medicinal Action and Uses - Sedative, antispasmodic.

  In olden days, Cowslip flowers were in great request for homely remedies, their special value lying in   strengthening the nerves and the brain, and   relieving restlessness and insomnia. The Cowslip was held   good 'to ease pains in the head and is accounted next with Betony, the best for that   purpose.'

  Cowslip Wine made from the flowers, is said to be an excellent sedative. Also, 1 lb. of the freshly gathered   blossom infused in 1 1/2 pint of  boiling   water and simmered down with loaf sugar to a fine yellow syrup,   taken with a little water is admirable for giddiness from nervous debility or from   previous nervous   excitement, and this syrup was formerly given against palsy.



Damiana



FRANKINCENSE RESIN




Mullein


 Magickal Uses - Protection from nightmares & sorcery, courage, cursing, and invoking spirits. Place beneath pillow or use in dream pillow to guard against nightmares. Carry to instil courage and help attract love from the opposite sex. Use in place of graveyard dust in spells. Wear to keep wild animals at bay in unfamiliar areas. Burn to banish bad influences and bring an immediate halt to bad habits.


Constitutents: - The leaves are nearly odourless and of a mucilaginous and bitterish taste. They contain gum as their principal constituent, together with 1 to 2 per cent of resin, divisible into two parts, one soluble in ether, the other not; a readily soluble amaroid; a little tannin and a trace of volatile oil.

The flowers contain gum, resin, a yellow colouring principle, a green fatty matter (a sort of chlorophyll), a glucoside, an acrid, fatty matter; free acid and phosphoric acid; uncrystallizable sugar; some mineral salts, the bases of which are potassium and lime, and a small amount of yellowish volatile. Their odour is peculiar and agreeable: their taste mucilaginous.


Medicinal Action and Uses - Mullein boasts an illustrious history as a favoured herbal remedy and, consequently, has found use in various disorders. Its traditional uses generally have focused on the management of respiratory disorders where it was used to treat asthma, coughs, tuberculosis, and related respiratory problems. However, in its various forms, the plant has been used to treat hemorrhoids, burns, bruises, and gout. Preparations of the plant have been ingested, applied topically, and smoked. The yellow flowers once were used as a source of yellow hair dye. In Appalachia, the plant has been used to treat colds and the boiled root administered for croup. Leaves were applied topically to soften and protect the skin. An oil derived from the flowers has been used to soothe earaches.


Passion Flower


Magickal Uses


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Medicinal Action and Uses:  Red Sandalwood was traditionally used as for digestive tract ailments,

fluid retention, coughs, diuretic, anti-diarrhoea, but in modern times it is used as a natural dye to colour herbal mixtures and toothpaste and has become one of the most popular natural dyes used today.


Devils Shoestring




Hemp Seeds



Hyssop



Hawthorn Berries



Hibiscus


Horehound



Lemon Balm



Elecampane



Feverfew

 Magickal Uses - Feverfew is often use in mojo bags. Alone or combined with hyssop and rosemary in a bag it is used to prevent general accidents. To prevent accidents while traveling, put it in a bag with comfrey root and a St Christopher medal and put it in your glovebox, rear view mirror or carry on bag. Likewise, using feverfew as a bath tea will help break hexes designed to make you more accident prone.

Growing this plant around the outside of your home is said to prevent illness from entering. Binding the flowers to the wrist is said to assist in drawing out pain as well. Planted round dwellings, it is said to purify the atmosphere and ward off disease.


 Constituents - The chemistry of feverfew is well defined. The most important biologically active principles are sesquiterpene lactones, principally parthenolide. More than 30 sesquiterpene lactones have been identified in feverfew. Twenty-three volatile oil compounds, representing 90% or more of the volatile oils, have been identified from feverfew. The primary components include camphor (56.9%), camphene (12.7%), rho-cymene (5.2%), and bornyl acetate (4.6%).


Medicinal Actions and Uses - Preventing migraine headache. Some research using different feverfew products, shows that taking feverfew by mouth can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and reduce  pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise when they do occur. Feverfew may be more effective in people with more frequent migraine attacks.

    Debateable evidence exists medically for  Itching (pruritus). Early research shows that applying a cream containing feverfew (Aveeno Ultra-Calming Cream, Johnson & Johnson) to the skin improves skin itching in people with a skin disease called prurigo nodularis.

    Allergies, Asthma, Bone disorders, Cancer, Common cold, Dizziness, Earache, Fever, Intestinal parasites.

    Liver disease, Menstrual irregularities, Miscarriage prevention, Muscle tension, Nausea, Psoriasis, Ringing in the ears, Swollen feet, Toothaches, Upset stomach, Vomiting.  More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of feverfew for these uses.


Fumitory


Golden Rod


Shepherds Purse


Yarrow