2009-11-03 daily 0.8 Beginning Witchcraft Beginning Witchcraft: HERBS R-T


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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
May your journey be a safe one.
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RED RASPBERRY (Rubus idaeus)
AKA: Hindberry, wild red raspberry, reapberry
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Protection, Love

Raspberry Leaf Tea is valuable during parturition. It should be taken freely - warm. Qualities & Properties: Astringent and stimulant. Promotes sleep; visions; healing; protection; love.
RED ROOT (Ceanothus Americana)
AKA: Red Indian Paint, Blood root, Indian paint
Used in asthma, chronic bronchitis, whooping-cough, consumption, and dysentery.Qualities & Properties: Astringent, antispasmodic, anti-syphilitic expectorant and sedative.
RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense)
AKA: Cow clover, wild clover, purple clover
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Red Clover is one of the most useful remedies for children with skin problems. It may be used in any case of childhood eczema. Useful for the treatment of other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Added to the bath water, aids in dealing with financial arrangements of every kind. An infusion is sprinkled to remove negative spirits.
ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)
AKA: Garden rosemary, rosemary plant
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
One of the oldest incenses. When burned it emit’s a powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations. It is smouldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing magic.

XRHUBARB ROOT (Rheum palmatum)
AKA: Turkish rhubarb
Venus - Earth - Feminine
Powers: Protection, Fidelity
Wear a piece of root around the neck on a string to protect against pains in the stomach.
ROSE PETALS (Rosa centifolia)
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love Divination, Luck, Protection
Rose petals are added to love baths. Used in healing spells and mixtures. Sprinkled around the house calm stress and household upheavals.

XROSES - PINK BOUTONS (Rosa Centifolia)
AKA: Rose Buds
A chaplet of these rose buds worn when performing love spells are powerful love-magic aids.
A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. India.
Rosehips Whole (Rosa Canina)
Rose hips can be strung together and worn as love attracting beads. Used in healing spells and mixtures.Added to fast-luck spells.

XSAGE (Salvia officinalis)
AKA: Garden Sage, Red Sage, Sawge
Jupiter - Air - Masculine
Powers: Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
A powerful herb, when burned it removes evil energies and negativity. Sage is carried to promote wisdom and is used in many healing and money spells.

XSANDALWOOD (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
AKA: Chandana
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love
Used internally in chronic bronchitis, also in gonorrhoea. Qualities & Properties: alterative, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, hemostatic, refrigerant, sedative, stimulant. Red Sandalwood is burned to bring love. Sprinkled in areas that need cleansed of negativity.

XSARSAPARILLA (Hemedesmus indicus)
AKA: Bamboo Briar
Jupiter - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Love, Money
Useful for rheumatism, scrofula, skin diseases and thrush.
Mixed with Cinnamon and Sandalwood powder and sprinkled around the property to draw money. It is also used in love spells.

XSASSAFRAS (Sassafras labium)
AKA: Ague tree, saxifrax, cinnamonwood, saloop
Jupiter - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Health, Money
It has therefore been recommended for rheumatism, gout, arthritis, and skin problems. Warning: Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose.Placed in the purse or wallet or burned to attract to attract money. Added to sachets or mixtures to aid in healing.

XSAVORY (Satureja hortensis)
AKA: Herbe de St. Julien, Garden Savory
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Mental Powers
Summer Savory enhances almost any savory dish. It goes well with soups, stews, bean dishes of any sort, succotash, cabbage, and sauerkraut.Savory strengthens the mind when carried or worn.

XSAW PALMETTO (Serenoa repens)
AKA: Sabal serulata, palmetto berry, American dwarf palm
Has the power of affecting the respiratory mucous membrane. Qualities & Properties: Diuretic, sedative, tonic. Good for prostate health.
SCHIZANDRA (Schisandra chinensis)
AKA: Wu wei zi, schizandra, five flavor berry
Can prevent liver damage, aid in liver repair, and help the liver function properly.Qualities & Properties: Astringent, adaptogenic.
SCULLCAP (Scutellaria later flora)
AKA: Side Flowering, Helmet flower, Hoodwort
Saturn - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Fidelity, Peace
Skullcap relaxes states of nervous tension whilst at the same time renewing and reviving the central nervous system. It has a specific use in the treatment of seizure and hysterical states as well as epilepsy. Qualities & Properties: Strong tonic, nervine and antispasmodic action, and is slightly astringent. Used in spells of relaxation and peace.

X SENNA (Senna alexandrina)
AKA: American senna, locust plant, wild senna
Mercury - Air - Masculine
Powers: Love
Its action being chiefly on the lower bowel. It increases the peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. Qualities & Properties: Purgative. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy or nursing. Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a health care provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea. Used in love spells.

XSESAME (Sesamum orientale)
AKA: Benne, till seed, teel
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Money, Lust
Sesame is supposed to tonify kidney, liver and relax the bowel. It is used for the treatment of constipation due to hard stools, tinnitus, anaemia, dizziness and poor vision. An open jar of the seeds draws money to it. Change seeds every month. Powers to discover hidden treasures, open locked doors, reveal secret passageways.

XSHAVEGRASS (Equisetum arvense)
AKA: Horsetail, Scouring rush, equisetum, bottle brush
Has been found beneficial in dropsy, gravel and kidney affections Qualities & Properties: Diuretic and astringent.Warning: Contraindicated in cardiac or renal dysfunction.

XSHEEP SORREL (Rumex acetosella)
AKA: Common Sorrel, Red Top Sorrel
Diuretic, refrigerant and diaphoretic. Warning: Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.

XSHEPPARDS PURSE (Capsella bursa pastoris)
AKA: Cocowort, shepherd's heart, pickpocket, toywort
Often used in kidney complaints and dropsy.Qualities & Properties: Antiscorbutic, stimulant and diuretic. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.

AKA: Indian Elm, Red Elm, American Elm
Saturn - Air - Feminine
Powers: Halts Gossip
Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system.Qualities & Properties: Demulcent, emollient, expectorant, diuretic, nutritive. Protection, Exorcism.

XSOLOMONS SEAL (Polygonatum biform)
AKA: Lady‘s Seal, King Solomon's Seal, Sealroot
Saturn - Water - Feminine
Powers: Protection, Exorcism
Typical Preparations Teas, with other herbs. Used with coix (Job’s tears) to relieve chest congestion. Used with mint and soy to treat allergies, asthma, and infections after exposure to heat or cold. May also be taken as a capsule or extract. Precautions Avoid when there is nervous stomach or other digestive disorders. Place root in the four corners of house to protect it. Infusion sprinkled about clears evil.

XSPEARMINT (Mentha spicata)
AKA: Brown Mint, Garden Mint, Lamb Mint
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Healing, Love, Mental Powers
It's effects are less powerful, and it is less used than Peppermint, though it is better adapted for children's maladies. Smelled, it increases and sharpens mental powers.
SPIKENARD (Aralia racemosa)
AKA: Fleabane, Manroot, Wild Sarsaparilla
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Fidelity, Health
This member of the ginseng family has often been used as a substitute for sarsaparilla, and is used in many of the same ways. It is known to be an alterative, have antimicrobial action and may act as an expectorant in upper respiratory coughs caused by asthmatic conditions. Warning: Not recommended while pregnant or nursing.

XSQUAWVINE (Mitchella repens)
AKA: Partridge Berry checkerberry, deerberry, twin-berry
Beneficial in all uterine complaints. Brew as a tea.
ST. JOHN’S WORT (Hypericum perforatum)
AKA: goatweed, God's wonder plant, witches herb
Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhoea, hysteria and nervous depression, haemoptysis and other haemorrhages and jaundice. Qualities & Properties: Aromatic, astringent, resolvent, expectorant and nervine.Warning: May potentiate pharmaceutical MAO-inhibitors.

XSTEVIA LEAF (Stevia rebaudiana)
AKA: Kaa he-he, sweet herb of Paraguay, caa-ehe
Has been used as a reatment for people suffering from diabetes, hypoglycemia, and high blood pressure.
STAR ANISE (Illicium verum)
AKA: Chinese anise
Jupiter - Air - Masculine
Powers: Psychic Powers, Luck
Europeans use Anise in cakes, cookies, and sweet breads. In the Middle East and India, it is used in soups and stews. Its licorice like flavor is popular in candies and Anise oil is used in liqueurs.
Burned as incense to increase psychic powers. Placed at each of the four corners of an alter for added power. Burned as incense to increase psychic powers.
STONE ROOT (Collinsonia Canadensis)
AKA: Hardhack, horseweed, knob grass
Stone Root is used mainly in the treatment and prevention of stone and gravel in the urinary system and the gall-bladder.Qualities & Properties: Sedative, antispasmodic, astringent, tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic.
STRAWBERRY LEAF (Fragaria vesca)
AKA: mountain strawberry, pine apple strawberry
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Luck
Qualities & Properties: Laxative, diuretic, astringent.The leaves are carried for luck. Pregnant women carry the leaves to ease their pregnancy pains.
TANSY (Tanacetum vulgare)
AKA: Batchelors Buttons, hindheel, common tansy
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Health, Longevity
Valuable in hysteria and in kidney weaknesses.Qualities & Properties: Anthelmintic, tonic, stimulant. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy or nursing. Tansy is carried to lengthen the life-span. Ants do not like Tansy.
TEA (Camellia sinensis)
AKA: Black Tea, China Tea, Green Tea
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Riches, Courage, Strength
Studies suggest that tea may aid in digestion. Burn the leaves to ensure future riches. Add to money mixtures and sachets. Included in talismans for courage and strength.
BLESSED THISTLE (Cnicus benedictus)
AKA: Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict thistle, spotted thistle
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Purification, Hex-Breaking
In large doses, Blessed Thistle acts as a strong emetic, producing vomiting with little pain and inconvenience.Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Wear to protect yourself from evil. Add to baths to purify.
THYME (Thymus vulgaris)
AKA: Garden Thyme, common garden thyme
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage
Carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, astringent, anthelmintic, tonic, resolvent, antiseptic.Burned to attract good health. Used in healing spells. Worn, it aids in developing psychic powers.
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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