(Date Posted:02/12/2009 23:56 PM)
Canadian (Erigeron Canadense), also called Fleawort, Coltstail and
Prideweed, is used when the tonsils and throat are inflamed.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram once a day.
Keep this plant under your bed to assure fidelity.
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis symphytifolia) “has a strong affinity for the respiratory organs, especially the left lower lung.”
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram once a day.
The plant is used to return a lost lover.
(Digitalis purpurea), also called Witches' Gloves, Dead Men's Bells,
Fairy's Glove, Bloody Fingers and Fairy Caps, is not commonly used as
the tiniest bit speeds up the heart dramatically and is deadly.
Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) is said to relax the symptoms of herpes.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram once a day.
The flowers make others have confidence and trust in you.
(Boswellia Thurifera) is a stimulant, but is mostly used as an oil to
reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
1 small branch boiled in water and applied externally.
The scent helps one release the past.
The branches are commonly used as incense when making offerings.
Tree (Chionanthus virginica), also called Snowdrop Berry and Poison
Ash, is slightly narcotic, applied to inflammation and is used in liver
½ - 2 ounces drunk as tea up to 3 times a day; powdered herb: 1 – 3 grains a day.
Frostweed (Helianthemum Canadense) is taken to treat swelling of the lymph nodes.
2 grains of plant, 1 dram a day.
Caterpillar (Cordyceps sinensis), also known as Cordyceps Fungus, is
known for aiding in the regeneration of bone marrow and boosts immune
and endocrine system.
2 – 4 grams a day.
Fungus, Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and grows back damaged nerves.
1 tablespoon up to 3 times a day.
Excerpt from: A Compendium of Herbal Magick
Herb of Consecration . . . Herb of Protection . . . Herb of Purification . .
. Religious Herb
Adonis, Apollo, Baal, Demeter, Ra, also called olibanum
With strong associations with the Sun, frankincense has been used to give
honor to solar deities. It was a powerful and valued herb of the ancients.
Its use during the times of the Old Testament is well documented by ancient
Hebrew. Frankincense has also been associated with Apollo and Adonis. The
Romans expanded their use of this incense beyond that of the temple, giving
it significance at political occasions as well. In addition, it was used
within the Chaldean priesthood and burned by the Babylonians to invoke Baal,
their solar deity.
It remains an important herb throughout those countries along the eastern
end of the Mediterranean. In Egypt it is heated and blackened. The sticky
substance is used cosmetically. From A Modern Herbal we learn the following:
According to Herodotus, Frankincense to the amount of 1000 talents weight
was offered every year, during the feast of Bel, on the great altar of his
temple in Babylon. The religious use of incense was as common in ancient
Persia as in Babylon and Assyria. Herodotus states that the Arabs brought
every year to Darius as tribute 1000 talents of Frankincense, and the modern
Parsis of western India still preserve the ritual of incense.
Interestingly, frankincense has also been linked with Demeter and several
lunar goddesses, believed capable of bringing forth the soul and compassion
of the feminine nature of the Universe.
Frankincense has been highly esteemed in the western Judeo-Christian
religions, used in many of their ceremonies. It remains a primary ingredient
for ceremonial mixtures within the Roman Catholic Church, carrying on an
ages-old tradition. We can read about its history in A Modern Herbal:
The ceremonial incense of the Jews was compounded of four "sweet scents," of
which pure frankincense was one, pounded together in equal proportion. It is
frequently mentioned the Pentateuch. Pure frankincense formed part of the
meet offering and was also presented with the shew-bread every Sabbath day.
With other spices, it was stored in a great chamber of the House of God at
Frankincense is used for ritual primarily as an incense. It is one of the
best herbs for an offering or sacrifice due to the nature of its harvest. A
special knife is used to make a cut into the bark of the tree. When the sap
oozes out, it dries into tear-shaped beads which are gathered and processed
for the market. It has been used at may of the solar festivals, and is
particularly used at Beltane, Lammas and Yule.
This resin may be burned or infused in a light tea, making ideal fare for
studying the Sixes of the minor arcana. Frankincense shares an affinity with
topaz. Either will enhance the power of the other. This resin is suited for
the consecration of wands and of other ritual items associated with
self-will, self-control and the disciplines of one's ego. It is of
particular use for those with Leo planets, although some slip into an
illusory state of mind and perceive it enhancing the ego, rather than
placing one in humble admiration of all which is divine.
The history and the combination of feminine and masculine energies lend
frankincense singular place among Magickal Herbs. It represents the
divinity's ability to move into manifestation.
Frankincense is often associated with ritual workings to bring success.
However, this use of frankincense will only be of benefit when the
practitioner is balanced both in the spiritual and in the mundane daily
Of value in ritual, it assists the conscious mind in maintaining focus and
generates a sense of reverence and respect for the larger world of spirit
and the stunning beauty of manifest Universe. Frankincense has a cleansing
quality within one's astral self, bringing purification to one's spiritual
being but also providing protection for those who walk in the world of
spirit when taking their astral journeys.
FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthenium)
Parts Used: Flowers, leaves.
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antispasmodic,
Antithrombotic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue,
Febrifuge, Nervine, Tonic.
Internal Uses: Arthritis, Colic, Fever, Flatulence, Migraine, Pain, Rheumatism, Vertigo
Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture , Fresh Leaves (chew slowly for migraine)
Topical Uses: Headache, Insect Repellent, Painful Menses, Vertigo
Applications: Fresh flowers are rubbed on the skin as an insect
repellant. Applied as a compress to the head for headaches and vertigo.
Sitz bath for painful menses.
Contraindications: In rare
cases, one may experience irritation of the mouth and tongue, but
taking it with food can minimize this possibility. Avoid during
pregnancy or if on blood thinning medications, as it can affect the
rate of blood clotting. If one is very allergic to ragweed, use under
the supervision of a health professional.
Magikal uses: Honoring the Maiden aspect, cleansing and clearing, releasing fear of the unknown
Folk Names: Linseed
Powers: Money, Protection, beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
Part Used: Seed
Properties: Demulcent, Emollient, Laxative, Mucilage
Body Parts Affected: Lungs, throat, intestines and stomach
Preparation and dosage:
Infusion: Steep 5 to 15 minutes. 1 Cup daily
Decoction: 2oz. Three times daily
Tincture: 15 to 40 drops three times daily or as needed
Fluid Extract: 15 to 30 drops three times daily or as needed
Powder: 10 to 20 #0 capsules (60 to 120 grains) once daily
Constipation: Decoction, Soaked seeds
Coughs: Decoction, Fluid Extract, Tincture
Flatulence: Tincture, Fluid Extract, Decoction
Lung and chest disorders: Tincture, Fluid Extract, Decoction
seed has mucilaginous qualities which makes it good for all intestinal
inflammations. A teaspoon of powered seed mixed in a cup of hot water
or juice and taken three times a day will ease all ulcers and
inflammations. The tea is good for coughs, asthma, and pleurisy. Mixed
in poultices it is one of the best remedies for sores, boils,
carbuncles, inflammations and tumors. Combine with slippery elm bark
for a very effective poultice for boils, pimples, oozing sores and
burns. It is excellent added to diets which are low in fiber.
A good morning drink:
1 tablespoon of powdered flax seed
1 tablespoon of hulled sesame seed, powdered
1 tablespoon of unroasted carob powder
1 tablespoon of raw honey
two cups of boiling water over ingredients and blend. Drink warm and it
can take the place of hot chocolate. It is also a good drink for
strengthening the teeth and bones. Drink this every day as a nutrient
or to increase bowel movements. Several times people with bleeding,
painful hemorrhoids have experienced easy bowel movements without pain
when the tea or above drink is taken everyday.
was used in rituals to Hulda, The Teutonic Goddess who first taught
mortals to cultivate flax, and to spin it into linen thread and weave
it into cloth.
seeds are used in money spells. A few can be placed in the pocket,
wallet or purse, or a jar should be placed on the alter and a few
coins, plus some flax seed, added. This should be repeated each day to
attract money. A bit of flax in the shoe wards off poverty.
blue flax flowers are worn as a preservative against sorcery. To
protect yourself while asleep, mix equal parts flax seed and mustard
seed and place this mixture next to your bed. On the other side of the
bed place a pan of cold water. You will be guarded during your slumber.
Alternatively, a Combination of red pepper and flax seed, kept in a box somewhere in the house, prevents evil from entering.
ensure that your child grows up to be a beautiful or handsome adult,
let him or her dance among growing flax at the age of seven.
the alter with flax seed while performing healing rituals, or include
it in healing mixtures. To help cure lumbago, tie a hank of flax around
If you suffer from dizziness, this is a somewhat
drastic cure: run naked, after sunset, three times through a field of
flax. While you do this the flax will take to itself your dizziness and
you’ll be cured. You may get a cold, but you won’t be dizzy!
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