Encyclopedia of Plants

Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)

Carminative, contraceptive, and widely used as a strong diuretic. Commercially harvested for diuretic and laxative products. Also used in folk remedies for flatulence, urinary cystitis, colic, coughs, and stomachaches. Juniper berries

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Purslane

A green, leafy vegetable, purslane is best known as a weed – but it can also be eaten. It’s delicious both raw and cooked. Referred

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Corn Silk

Note: I have gathered this info from various sources for my own archiving. I plan to collect and dry corn silk from this fall’s corn

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Forsythia

Forsythia bushes (Forsythia suspensa, F. spp.) not only offer a pretty burst of color in early spring, the flowers are also edible and can be used

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Angelica Root

Other Namesarchangel, masterwort, ground ash, holy ghost root, archangel root, dong quai, root of the holy ghost A member of the parsley family, Angelica has large

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Magical Properties of Thistle

Thistles are a group of flowering plants with prickly leaves. They extend powerful protective magic, set up boundaries, bestow courage, break curses, and heal animals.

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Magical Properties of Cornflower

Cornflower’s natural indigo coloring vibrates to heal the Third Eye Chakra, working to awaken one’s psychic awareness, enhance self-knowledge, heal intuitive blocks & access inner

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BLACK PEPPER (Piper nigrum)

PART USED: dried fruits, essential oil PLANET: Mars ELEMENT: Fire MAGICAL INFLUENCES: Mental alertness, Physical energy, Protection, Courage Few will argue that it contains a

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The Magic of Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as pot marigold, poet’s marigold, or English marigold, is unmistakable. These bright yellow-orange flowers with their unusual fragrance are a

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Wormwood

Wormwood is a herbaceous plant that originates from Asia, Europe, and North Africa, however, it can now be found in temperate regions around the world.

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Broadleaf Plantain

*I plan to collect and dry fresh plantain leaves to create a powder for my apothecary. will use to make poultice paste, and as a

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The Magickal Properties of Anise

Associations Element: Air Planet(s): Jupiter God: Apollo Zodiac: Gemini Gender: masculine Animals love anise and spirits are drawn to it; Use anise in an offering for

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The Magickal Properties of Nutmeg

Associations Element: Air Planet(s): Jupiter, Mercury Zodiac: Pisces Gender: masculine Sabbat(s): Yule God(s): Lugh, Danu, Cerridwen Works well with Mercury A whole nutmeg seed can be carried to bring luck during all games of

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The Magickal Properties of Clove

Associations Planet – Jupiter Element – Fire Gender – Masculine Aphrodisiac; a well-known ingredient to increase sexual potency. Clove is also used in esotericism as

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