Scientific name: Agrimonia eupatoria
It is a blend of the leaves that is used to treat liver ailments including
jaundice, ulcers, diarrhea and skin problems. The leaves are also used as a
diuretic. For external purposes it is used as a fomentation for athlete's
foot, sores, slow-healing wounds, and insect bites.
It is believed that Agrimony is used for protection form spells, to banish
negative energies and spirits. It also reverses spells and reverts them back
to the sender. If Agrimony is put under head a deep sleep is caused that
continues until it is removed.
Most of the United States and Southern Canada has tremendous growth of
Agrimony, which is a perennial and reaches 2 to 3 feet tall. Complete
sunshine and average soil is good for its growth.
Scientific name: Medicago sativa
It is used for treating anemia, fatigue, kidneys, peptic ulcers, pituitary
problems, and for building general health, retaining water in the body,
relieving urinary and bowel problems. This herb is effective for the
treatment of narcotic and alcohol addiction.
It is believed that if this herb is kept in a container and placed outside
home it prevents the house from poverty and hunger. Scattering the ashes of
burned alfalfa protects property.
Sunshine, regular watering are the necessary conditions for the growth of
this 1 to 3 feet tall herb which is not picky about the soil and is
cultivated in many parts of the world..
Scientific name: Pimenta dioica
It relieves toothache and is used as a mouth freshener for fresh breath.
It is believed that allspice enhances healing and is used to ask for money
and good fortune it is used as a mixture.
It is derived form a tree that grows Central and South America and the
Scientific name: Aloe vera, Aloe spp.
The gel obtained from the inner part of the aloe leaf is used to treat
burns, skin rashes, insect bites, healing wounds by drawing out infection,
and preventing infection from starting and chafed nipples from
breast-feeding. This gel can also be used internally to keep the bowels
functioning smooth. It must be noticed that this medicine when taken
internally causes intestinal cramping and there are other herbs that do this
job better. This gel is best effective when used fresh rather than "stabilized"
gels found in the stores. The fresh gel was used by Cleopatra to keep her
skin soft and young.
It is believed that this plant if grown in the kitchen garden prevents
burns and mishaps while cooking. It also prevents household accidents and
safeguards against evils. It is reported that aloe was used to embalm the
body of Christ.
It is bets to be grown inside home in pots. The climate of South, as in
southern Texas or southern Florida is best for the growth of aloe outside.
Aloe being a succulent needs water to keep the leaves fleshy and juicy.
Scientific name: Amaranthus spp.
It is best to treat stomach flu, diarrhea, and gastroenteritis. This herb
is also helpful in stopping menstruation and for contraception. It reduces
tissue swelling caused due to sprains and tick bites when applied
externally. It is advisable not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.
Amaranth is associated with immortality and is used to decorate god and
goddesses. It is also used to repair broken heart. Woven into a wreath, it
is said to render the wearer invisible. Also used in pagan burial
This 1 to 5 feet tall annual has to be sown inside soil to grow. It is
generally not picky about soil type, and tolerates heat and drought well.
Scientific name: Angelica archangelica
It is a herbal tea that is used to treat colic, gas, indigestion,
hepatitis, and heartburn. It is also a remedy for afflictions of the
respiratory system, liver problems and digestive difficulties. This herb
also promotes circulation and energy in the body, often stimulates
circulation in the pelvic region and also stimulates suppressed
menstruation. It is advisable not to be used by pregnant women or diabetics.
If grown in garden it is believe this herb protects the garden and home.
The leave is burnt to banish evil and root is used as protective amulet. It
is also used to lengthen life and for protection against diseases and
spirits. Adding it to a ritual bath will break spells and hexes.
This plant needs shade partially, rich and moist soil, wet bottomland,
swamps and cool temperature grow. It grows to a 6 feet tall perennial.
Scientific name: Pimpinellaa anisum
Like angelica this herb is good for the treatment of colic, gas, and
indigestion. It is a trusted remedy for cough being the mildest of the herbs
used for these purposes.
It is believed that if anise is blended with bay leaves it provide an
excellent bath additive prior to ritual. Anise grown around the home keeps
off evil and is it is placed in the sleeping pillow at night it chases away
nightmares. Also in most parts of the world anise seed head is hanged on the
bed pot to restore youth.
It prefers warm, sunny, rich sandy soil and well-drained areas. North
America has an abundance of this annual plant with the height of 1-2 feet.
It needs 120 days to produce fully ripened seed heads.
Scientific name: Pyrus spp.
It is used to treat constipation, lower cholesterol level, cures heart
diseases and prevents infection if rubbed after crushing apple leaves on
It is used as a healing incense and an offering on samhain to the dead,
since it is a symbol of immortality. Apple blossoms are used in love as well
as gift for everlasting love. Apple wood is used to make magical wands.
The climatic conditions of North America are best suited for the growth of
apple. A cool climate is just perfect for its growth.
Scientific name: Astragalus membranaceous
This herb strengthens metabolism and digestion, raises metabolism, aids in
strengthening the immune system and is used in the healing of wounds and
Apocynum (Black Indian Hemp)
Scientific name: Apocynum cannabinum L. or A. androsaemifolium L.
It is used to treat congestive heart failure as it contains cardio- active
glycosides This herb doesn't have an edge over digitalis and hence is not
advisable to be used by any human.
This perennial herb grows up to five feet tall in the climate of North
America that is best suited for them.
Scientific names: Arnica spp.
If used externally this herb reduces inflammation and pain of bruises,
aches, and sprains. While usage it must be kept in mind that internal
application of this herb has a toxic effect on the heart and causes very
high blood pressure.
The climate of meadows and mountainous regions of Europe and western North
America is appropriate for the growth of this herb.