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(Date Posted:02/13/2009 00:32 AM)
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Oak, Common (Quercus robur) is an antiseptic best used on wounds and to gargle.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day; 1 leaf applied to area.
The acorns are used in male fertility spells.

Oat (Avena sativa) is good for depression, spasms, and is used externally to soften the skin and relive itching.

Olive (Olea Europaea) is an astringent and antiseptic.
1 ounce drunk as tea once a day.
The most popular leaf for feeling peaceful.

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is mostly a confectionary.
The leaves are used to gain a favorable outcome in lawsuits.

Orange (Citrus reticulate) flowers are mildly stimulant and the fruit is an immune stimulant.
½ ounce drunk as tea up to 3 times a day.

Oregon Grape (Bidens cernua L) is helpful in digestion and the circularly system; the root is an immunity booster.
Up to 5 milligrams a day.

Orchid (Orchis) is used for “invalids suffering from chronic diarrhea and bilious fevers.”
Fluid extract: 1 dram a day.
The root, called the Lucky Hand, is used in gambling luck.

Osier, Red American (Cornus sericea), also called Swamp's Dogwood and Red Willow, is used to preserve the gums and whiten teeth.
Fluid extract: 1 dram a day.
This plant makes one speak bluntly.
 
ORRIS ROOT

(Iris florentina)

Folk names: Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Deities: Aphrodite, Isis, Osiris, Hera, Iris

Powers: Love, protection, divination.

Magical Uses:
Orris root is the root bulb of the Dalmation Iris and contains irone, the fragrance of violets The fragrance will get stronger as it ages – sometimes for up to two years – and is often the real source of violet perfumes. It is a fixative used in potpourri to enhance the color and fragrance potpourri, but is also mildly poisonous and should be handled with care. It can also cause an allergic reaction in some people.
 
What is Orris Root?

Scientific and medicinal info
Orris root is actually the root (or rhizome, to be more precise) from the
Florentine iris. The root is lightly scented, a little like violet. Ancient
Romans used orris root as the base for many perfumes and decorative scents. The
flowers of the iris are usually white or pale mauve. There isn't really any
medicinal usage for orris root. Ideal growing conditions for the Florentine
iris would be dry soil and plenty of sun.

Also Known As ....

Other names
Latin: Iris germanica var. florentina
Common Names: Florentine iris, Queen Elizabeth root

Magickal Properties

Using orris root in rituals
Orris root is typically used for one thing and one thing only: love magick.
A simple orris root charm would be to just carry a piece of root with you to
attract new love. Orris root powder is often sprinkled onto the bed sheets
for the same purpose.
A large piece of the root strung onto a cord can be used as a pendulum, for
divination into love-related matters.
As the name suggests, it's the root of the iris plant that is used in
magick.

More Correspondences

Other properties
Planet: Venus, the Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities: The root is associated with Aphrodite, but the Iris
flower was sacred to Juno

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