2009-11-03 daily 0.8 Beginning Witchcraft Beginning Witchcraft: HERBS H-K


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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. Purchase a good herbal book such as:

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

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HAWTHORN BERRIES (Crataegus laevigata)X
AKA: Haw, Hazels. Huath, May, Mayblossom
Mars - Masculine - Fire
Powers: Fertility, Chastity, Happiness, Fishing Magic
Both flowers and berries are astringent and useful in decoction to cure sore throats. WARNING: Do NOT take if diabetic. May interfere with digitalis (heart) medication.
An herb of fertility, it finds its place in weddings, May Day celebrations, and ritual groves. Beltaine was once reckoned as the day the hawthorn first bloomed. Wands made of hawthorn have great power. Hawthorn protects a house against lightning and storm damage. The Hawthorn is sacred to the fairies.
HEAL ALL (Prunella vulgaris)
AKA: Self Heal, All Heal, Woundwort, Wound Root
Infusion: 1 oz. herb in 16 oz. water produces a general tonic. Infusion may be used for external treatment of wounds, skin irritations and conditions, and scalp conditions. A few drops added to distilled water can be used as a general eyewash and specifically for sties or conjunctivitis. May be made into poltices for external application. The dried herb can be added to soups and stews.
HIBISCUS (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
AKA: Roselle, karkade, sour tea
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Lust, Love, Divination

Uses include an aphrodisiac; soothes nerves; antispasmodic; itchy skin; stomach problems; sweeten breath; attract love/lust; divination; dreams. The blossoms have been used in love incenses and sachets.
HOPS (Humulus lupulus)
AKA: Beer Flower, Flores de Cerveza
Mars - Air - Masculine
Powers: Healing, Sleep
Their volatile oil produces sedative and soporific effects, and the Lupamaric acid or bitter principle is stomachic and tonic. For this reason Hops improve the appetite and promote sleep. Used in healing sachets and incenses.
HOREHOUND (Marrubium vulgare)
AKA: White Horehound, hoarhound, marrubium
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horehound is valuable in the treatment of bronchitis. Used in the treatment of whooping cough. Aids digestion. Horehound is used externally to promote the healing of wounds. Used in protective sachets. Scattered as an exorcism herb. It will clear your mind-promote quick thinking and strengthen mental powers.
HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea arborescence)
AKA: Seven Barks, Wild Hydrangea
Powers: Hex-Breaking
The decoction is said to have been used with great advantage by the Cherokee Indians for calculous diseases. Warning: Not for long-term use. Do not exceed recommended dose.
For un-hexing--carry, scatter around the home or burn.
HYSSOP (Hyssopus officinalis)
AKA: Isopo, Ysopo, Yssop
Jupiter - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Purification, Protection
Used in coughs, bronchitis and chronic catarrh. Its diaphoretic properties makes it useful for its use in the common cold. As a nervine, it may be used in anxiety states. WARNING: Do not use during pregnancy or nursing.Most used purification herb in magic. Used in baths, sachets, infusions to cleanse people and objects.
IRISH MOSS (Chondrus crispus)
AKA: Carragheen, Carrageenan
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Money, Luck, Protection

A popular remedy made into a jelly for pulmonary complaints and kidney and bladder affections. The moss is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to ensure a steady flow of money into the house.
JASMINE (Jasminum odoratissimum)
AKA: Jessamin, Anbar, Yasmin, Moonlight on the Grove
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams

Well respected for its aphrodisiac properties. Used to scent Jasmine tea. Added to sachets and other love mixtures to attract a spiritual love. The flowers will draw wealth and money if carried burned or worn
JUNIPER (Juniperus communis)
AKA: Gin Berry Ginepro, Enebro, Gin Plant
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health

Qualities & Properties: Diuretic, anti-microbial, carminative, anti-rheumatic, tonic, antiseptic, stomachicWarning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not for use exceeding four to six weeks in succession; contraindicated in inflammatory kidney disease. Juniper is added to love mixtures and the berries are carried to increase male potency. When carried or burned it helps psychic powers and breaks hexes and curses.
KAVA KAVA (Piper methysticum)
AKA: Kava, kawa, kavain, intoxicating long pepper
Saturn - Water - Feminine
Powers: Visions, Protection, Luck
Qualities & Properties: Anti-anxiety, analgesic, anticonvulsant Warning: Not for use by persons under the age of 18. If pregnant, nursing or taking prescription drugs, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Do not exceed recommended dose. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment.
KELP (Laminaria digitata)
AKA: Knotted Wrak, Egg Wrack
Jupiter - Water - Feminine
Powers: Travel, Protection
Kelp is primarily used to treat problems with the thyroid. Can be taken internally or applied externally to relieve joint pain from arthritis and rheumatism.Used for protection on long sea voyages.
KUDZU (Pueraria lobata)
AKA: Ge gen, Kudsu, Japanese arrowroot
Used for a variety of conditions including migraine, hypertension, pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, allergies, and angina. It is a treatment for hangover, and reduces the urge to drink alcohol. Qualities & Properties: Diaphoretic, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, antipyretic. Warning: Item contains sulfites.
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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