Natural Magick: Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)

Vervain: (Verbena Officinalis) Folk Name: Holy Wort, Witch’s Wort Parts Used: flowers, leaf, stem/ shoot Planet: Venus Element: Earth Gender: Feminine Goddess/ God: Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes, Aradia Medicinal Uses: A decoction from the leaves makes a hair tonic and an eye wash. Aerial parts of the plant stimulate the liver and can be used as […]

Natural Magick: Cedar wood (Juniperus Virginiana)

Cedar wood (Juniperus Virginiana) Folk name: Tree of the Lord, Red Cedar Parts used: dried wood, essential oil Planet: Sun Element: Fire Gender: Both Goddess/God: All; Cedar has long been used as a sacred incense to honor a variety of deities. Medicinal uses: Eastern Red Cedar wood (juniperus virginiana) yields an essential oil used for it’s medicinal properties and insecticidal (insect killing) properties. The cedar of […]

Natural Magick: Juniper (Juniperus Communis)

Juniper (Juniperus Communis) Folk name: Common Juniper Parts used: leaves, berries, wood, essential oil Planet: Sun Element: Fire Gender: Both, this herb has feminine and masculine energies Goddess/God: Inanna also called Ishtar Medicinal uses: The cones or “berries” yield brown dye and the antiseptic, diuretic, and detoxifying Juniper oil, used to treat cystitis, acne, eczema, cellulite, and rheumatism. Folklore: The ripe cones or “berries” […]

Natural Magick: Goldenrod (Solidago)

Goldenrod – Solidago virgaurea, S. Canadensis, S. californica, S. odora Folk Name: Hsiao Pai-lung, Aaron’s Rod, Blue Mountain Tea, Woundwort Parts Used: flower, leaves, stem/shoot Planet: Venus Element: Air Gender: Feminine Goddesses/Gods: Aphrodite, Ceridwen, Hekate Medicinal Uses: The aerial parts are expectorant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and mildly sedative and may reduce cholesterol. The herb treats kidney […]

Natural Magick: Acorns (Quercus species)

Acorns – Quercus species Folk Name: Common Oak Parts Used: Leaf, Fruit/Nut, Bark, Wood Planet: Jupiter, Earth Element: Earth in general but it can also represent Air and Fire Gender: Masculine Goddesses/Gods: Hermes, The Green Man, The Horned One Medicinal Uses: Oak bark and galls are astringent and antiseptic. A decoction is drunk to treat […]

Natural Magick: Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca, A. tuberosa, A. spicosa)

d: Asclepias syriaca (A.tuberosa, A.speciosa) Common name: Pleurisy Root Folk Name: Butterfly Weed, Canada Root, Flux Root, Swallow-Wort, Tuber Root, White Root, Wind Root. Parts Used: Flower, leaf, shoot/stem, root, fruit/nut, seed Planet: Mars Element: Fire Gender: Masculine Goddesses/Gods: Asclepius (the God of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology) which from whom this plant […]

Natural Magick: Pokeweed (Phytolacca Americana)

Pokeweed : Phytolacca Americana Folk Name: Pigeon Berry Parts Used: leaf, shoot/stem, root, fruit/nut Planet: Uranus Element: Air Gender: Masculine Medicinal Uses: Shoots are eaten after they are properly boiled for a long period. The anti-inflammatory root is given for swollen throat glands. It is purgative and narcotic, expels phlegm, soothes arthritis, kills sperm, and, […]

Natural Magick: Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Broadleaf Plantain – Plantago major Folk Name: White-Man’s Foot Parts Used: leaf, shoot/stem, seed Planet: Venus Element: Earth Gender: Feminine Goddesses/Gods: Hecate (with its road correspondence and feminine nature); there is little known about this herb but it is a sacred herb and can be used to honor all Goddesses and Gods. Medicinal Uses: A […]

Milk Thistle Liver Detoxification

Humans and animals alike can benefit from using a milk thistle liver detoxification and healing regimen. Milk thistle is a flowering annual or biennial member of the daisy family. The name “milk thistle” came about because of the white veins in  leaves of this thistle, a trait that makes it stand out from other similar-looking […]

Angelica: The “Angel of Herbs” has the Power to Heal

Angelica is a tall, stout woody perennial that thrives best in slightly acidic, damp soil in light shade and is fairly easy to grow from seed. This herb can be grown from seed and often grows up to 4-6 feet tall. It is often called wild celery, masterwort, dang qi, dong qui, and female ginseng. In […]

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