2009-11-03 daily 0.8 Beginning Witchcraft Beginning Witchcraft: HERBS D-G


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Monday, November 2, 2009


Please use caution when using Herbs and Resins. Some Herbs cannot be taken internally or applied to the skin.

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DAMIANA (Turnera diffusa)
AKA: Damiane, oreganillo, Mexican holly
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Lust, Love, Visions
Damiana has been hailed as an aphrodisiac since ancient times, particularly by the native peoples of Mexico. Other folk uses have included asthma, bronchitis, neurosis, and various sexual disorders. Used in lust infusions and spells. It is burned to produce visions.
DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)
AKA: Blowball, cankerwort, lion's tooth, priest's crown
Jupiter - Air - Masculine
Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
It is a general stimulant to the system, but especially to the urinary organs, and is chiefly used in kidney and liver disorders. Warning: Contraindicated in blockage of the bile ducts, acute gallbaldder inflammation, and intestinal block. The ground roasted root - used to make a tea to promote psychic powers -placed by the bed-to call spirits.
DEVILS CLAW (Harpagophytum procumbent)
AKA: Grapple plant, wood spider
Particular to the digestive system, for arthritis and rheumatism, to reduce fevers, and for headaches.Warning: Contraindicated in gastric and duodenal ulcers.
DILL (Anethum graveolens)
AKA: Dilly, garden dill
Mercury - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Money, Lust, Love
Seeds draw money, Leaves for protection, Flowers for love and defense. Protective when hung at the door, no one ill-disposed or envious of you can enter your house.

DONG QUAI (Angelica sinensis)
AKA: Chinese angelica, dang gui, tang kuei, tan kue
Powerful herb for the female reproductive system. It is a powerful uterine tonic and hormonal regulator. Used in premenstrual syndrome formulas as well as menopausal formulas.Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
DULSE (Rhodymenia palmatta)
AKA: Dillisk, Water Leaf,red algae
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Lust, Harmony
Dulse is best known as a remarkably nutritious dietary supplement that provides most of the vitamins and minerals necessary for daily function. Warning: Therapeutic use is not recommended in hyperthyroidism. Added to beverages to induce lust. Sprinkled around the home to encourage harmony.
ECHINACEA (Echinacea purpurea)
AKA: Coneflower, Purple Coneflower
Powers: Strengthening Spells
Echinacea increases bodily resistance to infection and is used for boils, erysipelas, septicemia, syphilis and other impurities of the blood. It has also useful properties as a strong alterative and aphrodisiac. Used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells. X
ELDER (Sambucus nigra)
AKA: Black-berried European elder, boor tree
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep

Tea made from Elder Flowers, to be taken every morning before breakfast for some weeks, being considered an excellent blood purifier. For colic and diarrhoea, a tea made of the dried berries is said to be a good remedy.
ELECAMPAGNE (Inulu helenium)
AKA: Yellow Starwort,horse-elder, horseheal, scabwort
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
Employed by the ancients in certain diseases of women, in dropsy and in skin infections. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be used while nursing.
Carried for protection. Smoldered on charcoal aid in sharpening psychic powers.
EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus golbulus)
AKA: Blue Gum
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Healing, Protection

The leaves are carried to maintain good health. To relieve colds-ring green candles with the leaves and pods and burn the candles till they burn out--visualize the sick person as healthy. The leaves are carried for protection.

EYEBRIGHT (Euphrasia officinalis)
AKA: Red Eyebright
Sun - Air - Masculine
Powers: Mental Powers, Psychic Powers
Eyebright stimulates the liver to remove toxins from the body. It has been used internally and externally to treat eye infections and afflictions, such as pink-eye. The herb strengthens the eye, and helps to repair damage.Brewed as a tea - Eyebright clears the mind and aids the memory. An infusion applied to the eyelids on cotton pads induces clairvoyance--be persistent for results.
FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare)
AKA: wild fennel, finocchio, carosella, Florence fennel
Mercury - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Healing, Purification

Qualities & Properties: Stomachic, carminative, pectoral, diuretic, diaphoretic, aromatic
Grown around the home Fennel offers protection. Hang over doors with St. John's Wort to repel evil spirits. Carry fennel to influence others to trust your words.
FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenum graecum)
AKA: Greek hay, foenugreek, fenigreek
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Money
Said to be equal to quinine in preventing fevers; is comforting to the stomach and has been utilized for diabetes.Half-fill a small jar with the seeds and leave open in the house to attract money. Add a few seeds every couple of days- till the jar is full; then empty and start again. Return seeds to the ground.
FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthenium)
AKA: Bachelor's button, Santa Maria, wild chamomile
Venus - Water - Masculine
Powers: Protection

It is employed in hysterical complaints, nervousness and lowness of spirits, and is a general tonic. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Carry with you for protection against colds, fever, and accidents.
FLAX (Linum usitatissimum)
AKA: Linseed
Mercury - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic, Healing

The crushed seeds or meal make a very useful poultice, either alone or with mustard. In ulceration and superficial or deep-seated inflammation a poultice allays irritation and pain. Sprinkle the altar with flax seeds while performing healing rituals or include it in healing mixtures.
GALANGAL (Alpina galanga)
AKA: Galanga, Gargaut, Colic Root, China Root
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Health, Money, Psychic, Hex-break
Especially useful in flatulence, dyspepsia, vomiting and sickness at stomach, being recommended as a remedy for sea-sickness. Worn or carried it offers protection and draws good luck. Placed in a sachet of leather with silver it brings money. Powdered,-burned to break spells and curses.
GENTIAN (Gentiana lutea)
AKA: Chinese gentian, Long dan cao
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Love, Power
Gentian is added to love baths and sachets. Used with any incense or sachet--it adds power. Also used to break hexes and curses.
GINGER (Zingiber officinale)
AKA: Zingiberis rhizoma, zingiberaceae, shen jiang
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Love, Money, Success, Power
Aromatic, carminative, stimulant to the gastro- intestinal tract. Eating ginger before performing spells will lend them power. Powdered ginger is sprinkled in a pocket or on money to attract money. Also used in success spells or to ensure success.
GINKO (Ginkgo biloba)
AKA: Fossil tree, maidenhair tree, kew tree, bai guo ye
Has been used to aid in the improvement of "cerebral insufficiency" in patients with Alzheimer's disease, management of signs and symptoms associated with other memory disorders and dementias. improvement of memory in a healthy population, and improvement of peripheral vascular insufficiency. Warning: Not with MAO-inhibitors.
GOLDENROD (Solidago virgaurea)
AKA: Aaron’s Rod, Blue Mountain Tea, Gonea Tea
Venus - Air - Feminine
Powers: Money, Divination
Aromatic, stimulant, carminative. It is astringent and diuretic and efficacious for stone in the bladder. Warning: In chronic kidney disorders, a practitioner should be consulted.Wear a piece of Goldenrod to see your future love. He or she will appear the next day. It is also used in money spells.
GOTA KOLA (Centella asiatica)
AKA: Indian pennywort, hydrocotyle
Powers: Meditation
Used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate symptoms of depression. Burn a small amount before--not during--meditation.
GRINDELIA (Grindelia squarrosa)
AKA: Gum Plant, Gum Weed, Tar Weed
Expectorant and sedative, with an action resembling atropine.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness.

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