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Valerian, Common (Valeriana officinalis) is a sedative and calms spasms.
½ ounce drunk as tea up to 4 times a day.
The scent of the flower will relieve depression.
This plant is used in the art of conjuration, but the root is often a substitute for graveyard dirt.
Valerian, Greek (Polemonium reptans) induces vomiting and diarrhea and sweating.
1 – 2 ounces drunk as tea up to 3 times a day.
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is used to shrink cancerous cells in the body.
Fluid extract: 1 – 2 drams a day.
Since this strange plant eats flies, it is also seen as “eating” hexes thrown your way.
Lemon (Verbena bonariensis) is a sedative and relieves flatulence. It
is still made into balms and placed on stiff necks and joint pain.
1 ounce drunk as tea up to 3 times a day.
This plant is used to keep from dreaming.
Vervain, Blue (Verbena Babylon) is used for stomach cramps and bowel complaints. It can be used externally as a tranquilizer.
½ ounce drunk as tea up to 2 times a day; 2 part herb to 1 part water, boil and apply externally.
Common (Verbena officinalis, Verbena hastate) relieves fevers and
spasms. CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy, but use during labor is OK.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.
This is a plant sacred to philosophers and scholars, as it puts a love of learning in a person.
Vetivert (Vetiveria zizanioides), also called Vetiver, relieves pain in joints and moisturizes the skin.
5 – 10 grams a day; 2 part herb to 1 part water, boil and apply externally.
The scent of this grass helps one understand truths.
root is called khus-khus in hoodoo and is burned to overcome evil
spells, powdered and put in bath water to attract love, and left whole
near a cash register to draw money.
Violet, Canadian (Viola Canadensis) will induce vomiting.
Violet, Sweet (Viola odorata) is a laxative. The petals are drunk to calm an angry person.
Fluid extract: 1 dram a day; 3 flowers to 1 glassful hot water, drink.
The scent of the flowers calms the anger of a man.
This flower speeds healing, mends a broken heart and calms people.
Virginian Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) is chewed for chapped lips and mouth sores.
Chew on stalks as needed.
VERVAIN (Verbina offinalis)
must be picked in the morning at the rising of the Dog Star to be
magically effective. It was one of the most sacred herbs of the
druids, who used it in lustral water to cleanse their alters and sacred
Vervain Lustral Water
- 1/2 cup dried or fresh Vervain
- 2 Cups Boiling Water
for 15 minutes and strain. Use the water for cleansing your temple and
magickal tools. This water is also a very good annointing water. It
can also be used as an aspergedip to purify sacred space.