2009-11-03 daily 0.8 Beginning Witchcraft Beginning Witchcraft: HERBS O-Q


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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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OAT STRAW (Avena sativa)
AKA: Groats, common oat
Venus - Earth - Feminine
Powers: Money
Topical remedy for irritated and inflamed dry skin.Used in prosperity and money spells.
OLIVE (Olea europaea)
AKA: Lucca
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust

Astringent and antiseptic. Has valuable febrifugal qualities.Scattered leaves in a room spread a peaceful vibration.
Olive Leaves worn bring good luck.
ORANGE PEEL (Citrus sinensis)
AKA: Forbidden fruit, Sweet Orange, Golden apple
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Used in the treatment of anorexia, colds and coughs. Popular as a flavoring in teas, cakes and other foods.Added to love sachets. Added to prosperity powders, incenses and mixtures.
OREGON GRAPEROOT (Mohonia aquifolium)
AKA: Holly-Leaved Barberry, Holly-leaf Oregon-grape
Earth- Feminine
Powers: Money, Popularity

Helpful in treating infections, enhancing thyroid and liver function, detoxifying and cleansing the lymphatic system and liver, improving circulation, strengthening the immune system, improving digestion, and lowering blood pressure. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Carry this root to gain money, financial security and popularity.
ORRIS ROOT (Iris x germanica florentina)
AKA: German Orris Root, Common Orris Root
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Protection, Divination
Thought to be helpful in cases of water retention problems and has been used to relieve dropsy and edema.Used to find and hold love. bring love, romance, companionship and a loving mate; attract money; dreams; divination.
PAPAYA LEAF (Carica papaya)
AKA: Papaw, Paw Paw, Mamao
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Protection
Excellent treatment for digestive disorders and extremely useful for any disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract.
PARSLEY (Petroselinum crispum)
AKA: rock parsley, common parsley, march
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Lust, Protection, Purification
Parsley is most popular as a garnish and is an excellent breath freshener. It is high in vitamins A and C, and contains iron, iodine, and copper. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Contraindicated in inflammatory kidney disease.Parsley is used in purification baths. Herb of honor and vision.
PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora incarnata)
AKA: Grandilla, Maracoc, Maypops, Passion Vine
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Peace, Sleep, Friendships
Uses include relieving nerve pain; for seizures/hysteria; restful sleep; calming and soothing; promotes emotional balance; peace; attract friendship and prosperity; heightens libido.
PATCHOULI (Pogostemon cablin)
AKA: Pucha-Pot, Kablin
Saturn - Earth - Feminine
Powers: Money, Fertility, Lust
Uses include reverse spells; drive troublemakers away; clairvoyance; divination; passion; love; sex magic; manifest money; physical strength.
PAU d’ ARCO (Tabebuia heptaphylla)
AKA: Ipe, lapacho, purple lapacho, trumpet bush
Herbalists recommend the tea of Pau d'arco for problems ranging from osteomyelitis, ringworm, bronchitis, gastritis, colitis, cystitis, prostatitis, lupus and Hodgkin's disease.Qualities & Properties: Antitumor, antiinflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and immunostimulant. Empowering, moon magic.
PEACH (Prunus persica)
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes

PENNYROYAL (Mentha pulegium) POISON
AKA: European Pennyroyal, Hilwort, Pudding grass
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Strength, Protection, Peace
Uses include repels insects/calms itch; antiseptic; nausea; treat colds; stimulate menses; peace and tranquility; protection; exorcism; consecration rituals.
Penyroyal will stop a quarreling couple. Kept in the home (away from children and pets) for protection.
BLACK PEPPER (Piper nigrum)
AKA: Maricha, Gulmirch
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Exorcism

Added to amulets as protection against the evil eye. When worn, it frees the mind of envious things. Mixed with salt and scattered around the area it dispels evil.
PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita)
AKA: Brady mint, balm mint, curled mint, lamb mint
Mercury - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Purification, Sleep. Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Valuable in certain forms of dyspepsia, being mostly used for flatulence and colic. It may also be employed for other sudden pains and for cramp in the abdomen.
Promotes sleep/visionary dreams; increase psychic ability; healing; purification.
AKA: Early flowering periwinkle, lesser periwinkle
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
A useful magical herb-”Sorcerer’s Violet”
Utilized in love spells. When looked at it restores lost memories.
PIPSISSEWA (Chimaphila umbrellata)
AKA: Prince's Pine, King's Cure, Ground Holly
Power: Money, Spirit Calling
Carry to attract money. Mix with rose hips and violet flowers and burn to draw good spirits for magical aid.
PLANTAIN (Plantago major)
AKA: Waybread, round-leaved plantain, Englishman's foot
Venus - Earth - Feminine
Powers: Healing, Strength, Protection, Snake Repelling
Has been used in inflammation of the skin, malignant ulcers, intermittent fever, and as a vulnerary, and externally as a stimulant application to sores.Place beneath the feet to remove weariness. Protection from evil spirits.
PLEURISY ROOT (Asclepias tuberosa)
AKA: Butterfly Weed, wind root, Canada root, silkweed
Pleurisy Root is effective against respiratory infections where it reduces inflammations and assists expectoration. It can be used in the treatment of bronchitis and other chest condition. Qualities & Properties: Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, tonic, carminative and mildly cathartic. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. May cause nausea and vomiting.
POKE ROOT (Phytolacca Americana)
AKA: Poke Root, pocan bush, red plant
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Courage, Hex-Breaking

It is used to treat lymphatic congestion, swollen lymph glands, edema, mastitis, abnormal congestion of all glands.Qualities & Properties: A slow emetic and purgative with narcotic properties. Warning: To be used only under the supervision of an expert qualified in the appropriate use of this substance. When carried, Poke gives courage. Use it at the new moon to break hexes and curses.
POPPY SEEDS (Papaver somniferous)
AKA: Blind Bluff, Blindeyes, Head Waak
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money. Luck, Invisibility
Used in mixtures designed to aid sleep. Eaten or carried to promote fertility and to attract luck and money. Added to food to induce love.
PRICKLY ASH BARK (Zanthoxylum americanum)
AKA: Tumbru, Toothache Tree, Tejbal
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Love
Useful for chronic rheumatism, typhoid and skin diseases and impurity of the blood. Qualities & Properties: Alterative, anti-rheumatic, carminative, diaphoretic, hepatic, stimulant, tonic. Warning: Do Not use during pregnancy.
QUASSIA WOOD (Quassia amara)
AKA: Bitter Wood, Jamaica Quassia, Bitter Ash
Powers: Love
It is a valuable remedy in convalescence, after acute disease and in debility and atonic dyspepsia; an antispasmodic in fever. Qualities & Properties: Pure bitter tonic and stomachic; it is also a vermicide and slight narcotic.Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Used in love mixtures to draw and maintain love. The powdered wood is used in incense bases.
QUEEN OF THE MEADOW (Eupatorium purpureum)
AKA: Gravelweed, Joe-Pye Weed, purple boneset
Used as a therapeutic agent for urinary-genital areas. it works on the kidneys, lever, bladder, prostrate gland, and uterus. Qualities & Properties: Diuretic, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, stimulant, tonic, astringent, relaxant. Warning: For external use only. Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin.
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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