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Indian Physic (Gillenia trifoliate), also called Bowman’s Root and Indian Hippo, is taken to induce vomiting as is may be toxic. Externally, it is used to treat bee stings.
Powdered root: 10 – 30 grains a day.
This plant is carefully burned for strength and courage.

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) was once used as a sedative, but it is both highly toxic and rare.

Indigo, Wild (Baptisia tinctoria), also called Horse-Fly Weed and Rattlebush, is a strong astringent and can be made into a wash for cramps.
1 – 3 grains a day; fluid extract: ¼ - ½ a day.

Iron Weed (Vernonia altissima) is a diuretic and stops all stomach bleeding.
½ ounce drunk as tea twice a day.
Carry this plant in a purple bag to control others, especially at work.

Iris, Common (Iridaceae) is a diuretic.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.
The root, called Jezebel root, it mostly used by prostitutes to attract wealthy, influential clients, but it can also be used to get respect. When it is placed in destructive oil, it is a powerful cursing agent.

Iris, Pseudacorus (Iris Pseudacorus), also called Yellow Flag, Myrtle Flower and Jacobs Sword will excite sneezing.
The root of the Iris is often called Orris or Queen Elizabeth root, and is a great protector.

Iris, Tenax (Iris tenax) is given when one is vomiting bile and is sometimes used as an antidepressant.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.

Iris, Versicolor (Iris Versicolor), also called Blue Flag, Snake Lily and Water Flag, is a purgative, acts upon the liver and intestines, and is applied externally for syphilis.
Powdered root: 20 grains; leaf: 1- 3 grains; fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.
The root is carried to attract money.

Ivy, Common (Hedera Helix) is smeared on sunburns to relieve the discomfort.
1 ounce herb to lard, boil and apply externally.

Ivy, English (Hedera helix) is applied to the scalp to relieve dandruff.
2 part herb to 1 part water, boil and wash once a day.
This vine is most commonly used to bind a lover to you.

Ivy, Ground (Glechoma Hederacea) is usefully in kidney diseases and indigestion. It was once used as an antidote for lead poisoning.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.
Long ago, folk would wrap a red cloth around the plant and place it under their pillow to dream of a future spouse. Another spell says that if you wrap this around a yellow candle and burn it on a Tuesday you may find the identity of one who is hexing you.

Ivy, Kenilworth (Cymbalaria muralis) is questionably toxic.
The scent of the plant is supposed to help raise self esteem.
 
Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
 
 

Identification: A white, saprophytic plant with a thick, translucent stem covered with scaly bracts and terminated by a solitary nodding flower.
Flowers: 1/2 to 1 inch long; white or salmon-pink; petals 4 to 5; stamens 10 to 12; single pistil.
Leaves: Reduced to scales. Fruit: Ovoid capsule, becoming enlarged and erect as seeds mature. Plant
height: 3 to 9 inches.
Note: This non-green, waxy plant gets its nourishment from decayed organic material through a fungal relationship (mycorrhiza) associated with the roots. The plant turns black as the fruit ripens or when it is picked and dried.

Flowers: June - October.

Family: Monotropaceae (Indian Pipe Family)

Habitat: Much of the eastern United States. Too scarce to harvest.

Parts Used: Whole plant, root.

Uses: American Indians used plant juice for inflamed eyes, bunions, and warts; drank tea for aches and pains due to colds. Root tea used for convulsions, fits, epilepsy; sedative. Physicians once used tea as antispasmodic, nervine, sedative for restlessness, pains, nervous irritability. As a folk remedy for sore eyes, the plant was soaked in rose water, then a cloth was soaked in the mixture and applied to the eyes. Water extracts are bactericidal.
Warning! Safety undetermined; possibly toxic -- contains several glycosides.
 
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