2009-11-03 daily 0.8 Beginning Witchcraft Beginning Witchcraft: HERBS U-Z


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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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UVA URSI (Arctostaphylos uva Ursi)
AKA: Bearberry, Hog cranberry, Mountain Cranberry
Powers: Psychic Workings
Diseases of the bladder and kidneys, strengthening and imparting tone to the urinary passages. Used in inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract, urethritis, cystisis, etc. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Contraindicated in kidney disorders, irritated digestive conditions, and with acidic urine or in conjunction with remedies which produce acidic urine; not for prolonged use without consulting a practitioner.Add to sachets designed to increase psychic powers.
VALERIAN (Valeriana wallichii)
AKA: All-Heal, Amantilla, Garden Heliotrope
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Nervine, stimulant, carminative and antispasmodic.Warning: Use caution--causes drowsiness.
Used in protective and love sachets. The powdered root can be substituted for “Graveyard Dirt” in spells.
VANILLA BEAN (Vanilla planifolia)
AKA: Banilje, Tlilxochitl
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Used in love and lust sachets. Placed in a bowl of sugar infuses it with loving vibrations--use the sugar to sweeten love infusions. A bean carried will improve energy and improve the mind.
BLUE VERVAIN (Verbena officinalis)
AKA: Pigeon's Grass, Holy Herb, Enchanter's Herb.
Venus - Earth - Feminine
Powers: Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
Used in love mixtures and protective spells. Scattered around the house as a peace-bringer. Used in money and prosperity spells. An infusion chases away evil spirits. A great healing herb.
WHITE OAK BARK (Quercus alba)
AKA: Tanner's bark, Duir
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Useful in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. Warning: Not for external use with extensive skin surface damage. Carried, protects you from harm & draws good luck. USA.
WHITE PINE BARK (Pinus Strobus)
Mars - Air - Masculine
Powers: Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pine is used in money spells and as a base for incense.
AKA: Willow, Salicin Willow, Witches’ Aspirin
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Love, Love Divination, Protection, Healing
It has been used in dyspepsia connected with debility of the digestive organs. In convalescence from acute diseases, in worms, in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery, its tonic and astringent combination renders it very useful.Guards against evil. Used in healing spells. Knock on a willow tree (“knock on wood“) to avert evil.
WILD CHERRY BARK (Prunus serotina)
AKA: Wild Cherry Bark, Virginia Prune Bark
Wild cherry bark is primarily used to treat cough and cold symptoms. Cough and Cold: Wild cherry is often used to thin mucous and relax the muscles of the chest. Diarrhea: Wild cherry bark can be used to treat diarrhea. Intestines: Wild cherry can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. As an infusion, drink 1 cup 3 times daily. As a tincture, take 1-2 ml 3 times daily.
Warning: Large doses can become toxic. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.
WILD LETTUCE (Lactuca quercina)
AKA: Lettuce Opium, Sleep Wort
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Chastity, Protection, Love Divination, Sleep
Qualities & Properties: Sedative and narcotic. Rub lettuce juice onto the forehead or eat the leaves to fall asleep. Eat lettuce to prevent seasickness.
WILD YAM (Dioscorea villosa)
AKA: Colic root, china root, rheumatism root
Used for bilious colic, especially helpful for nausea in pregnant women. Valuable also in painful cholera morbus with cramps, neuralgic affections, spasmodic hiccough and spasmodic asthma.Qualities & Properties: Antispasmodic.
WINTERGREEN (Gaultheria procumbens)
AKA: Canada tea, partridge berry, checkerberry, boxberry
Moon - Water - Feminine
Powers: Protection, Healing, Hex-Breaking
Useful as a diuretic and emmenagogue and for chronic mucous discharges. Is said to be a good galactogogue.Qualities & Properties: Tonic, stimulant, astringent, aromatic.When mixed with mint and sprinkled in the home it removes hexes and curses. Used in healing spells.
WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana)
AKA: Winter bloom, striped alder, spotted alder
Sun - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Chastity
Valuable in checking internal and external haemorrhage, most efficacious in the treatment of piles, a good pain-killer for the same, useful for bruises and inflammatory swellings, also for diarrhea, dysentery and mucous discharges. It is used to protect against evil influences.
WOOD BETONY (Stachys officinals)
AKA: Bishopswort, Betony, Stachys betonica, Lousewort
Jupiter - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Protection, Purification, Love
It is useful in hysteria, palpitations pain in the head and face, neuralgia and all nervous affections. A protective and purifying herb. Added to protection and purification mixtures and incenses. Can reunite a quarelling couples if added to food.
WORMWOOD (Artemisia absinthium)
AKA: Absinthium, green ginger, absinthe
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
Wormwood is primarily used as a bitter; it has the effect of stimulating and invigorating the whole of the digestive process. Used for indigestion, especially when due to a deficient quantity or quality of gastric juice. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose.Burned in incense and worn to aid in developing psychic powers. Used in love infusions. Burned to summon spirits.
YARROW FLOWERS (Achillea millefolium)
AKA: Milfoil, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Thousand Leaf
Venus - Water - Feminine
Powers: Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Used as a remedy for severe colds, the start of fevers, and obstructed perspiration.Qualities & Properties: Diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.Used in love spells. Make an infusion-drink the tea-to improve psychic powers. Used to exorcise evil and negativity from people, places or things.
YELLOWDOCK (Rumex crispus)
AKA: Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Sour Dock
Jupiter - Air - Masculine
Powers: Healing, Fertility, Money
Can be freely used as a tonic and laxative in rheumatism, bilious complaints and as an astringent in piles, bleedings of the lungs, etc. Qualities & Properties: Laxative, alterative and mildly tonic. Warning: Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.Used in money spells and incenses.
YERBA MATE (Ilex paraguariensis)
AKA: Yerba mate, St. Bartholomew's tea, Jesuit's tea
Powers: Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba mate is commonly used as a stimulant to relieve mental and physical fatigue. It is also used as a weight loss supplement. Wear to attract the opposite sex.
YUCCA ROOT (Yucca filimentosa)
AKA: Spanish Dagger, Spanish Bayonet, Needle Palm
Mars - Fire - Masculine
Powers: Transmutation, Protection, Purification
It has been used to treat both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. May be useful in preventing blood clots. A cross of Yucca fibers twisted together and placed on the hearth protects the house from evil.
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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