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Agrimony, Alder, Almond, Angelica, Anise, Apple, Balm of Gilead, Basil, Bay (laurel), Benzoin, Bergamot, Birch, Blackberry, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Borage, Camomile, Caraway, Cardamom, Catnip, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Chickweed, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Comfrey, Coriander, Cypress, Elder, Elecampane, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Feverfew, Frankincense, Garlic, Geranium, Ginger, Hops, Horehound, Hyssop, Juniper, Kava Kava, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemon grass, Marigold, Marjoram, Mugwort, Myrrh, Nettle, , , , ,

Agrimony

whole plant

Medicinal uses:

astringent - on digestive sysytem
tonic - wakes sysytem up
diuretic -colon trouble
vulnerary
cholagogue
indigestion
cystitis
sore throat and laryngitis: gargle
wounds and bruises: ointment

Aromatherapy:

Alder

sticks, bark, leaves
grows in moist areas, has purple/red catkins that change to green/yellow
bark yields yellow dye, unripe berries a green dye

Medicinal uses:

sore throat and pharyngitis: gargle decoction of one ounce dried bark to one pint boiling water

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Almond

oil

Medicinal uses:

soothes dry skin - used in lotions, salves etc.

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Angelica

root, essential oil, leaves, seeds
* oil increases skin’s photosensitivity
* take caution with this herb

Medicinal uses:

for better circulation and warm body: 1 tblsp powdered root to 3 cups water, simmer ‘till reduced to 2 cups, dink ˝ cup 3 times a day
promotes menstruation
cystitis - root decoction for urinary antiseptic
treat digestion and bronchial problems
stimulating
expectorant - treat coughs and colds

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Anise

(Pimpinella anisum) seeds, leaves
* adds nice licorice flavor to teas

Medicinal uses:

coughs and bronchitis: gently crush 1 tblsp seeds, simmer in 3 cups water for one hour and is reduced to 2 cups, drink ˝ cup 3 times a day
gastric problems - aids digestion
increase milk production in nursing mothers
stimulant - stimulates system and increases blood circulation
expectorant
tonic
in colic treatment, indigestion mix
helps induce sleep

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Apple

fresh fruit

Medicinal uses:

diuretic: dried apple tea
tea also treats gout

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Balm of Gilead

buds

Medicinal uses:

expectorant - use in cough mixtures
bronchitis, coughs, colds, sore throat
stimulant - increases blood circulation
diuretic
astringent
contains salicin - a pain killer

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Basil

leaves
*plant with tomatoes, repels flies and mosquitoes
*dies quickly after flowering
* do not use oil during preganancy

Medicinal uses:

calm nerves
stimulate thinking powers
fight bronchitis
helps sinus problems
digestive problems, expel flatulence: infusion
fever: infusion with three or four black peppercorns
bee stings (fresh leaves as compress, or rub on skin)
mild laxative
mild sedative - treat headaches

Aromatherapy:

depression
nervous exhaustion and fatigue
muscular aches and pains
bronchial infections incl. Flue and cold
dysmenorrhea
insect bites and stings
soothe earache
soothe headache and migraine
soothe hiccups
anti-indigestion

Associated with:

Tuesdays
Leo, Scorpio
South (fresh leaves, use in circle)
salamanders and dragons

Bay (laurel)

leaves, essential oil

Medicinal uses:

rheumatism: apply oil
bruises: apply oil
damaged muscle: apply oil
sedative - calm hysteria with tea
indigestion

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Leo (aroma)
Yule
Goddess Ceres
God Aesculapius
God Kernunos
God Apollo

Benzoin

essential oil, gum, tincture
tincture used to help preserve oils and mixtures

Medicinal uses:

rejuvenate skin - heal wounds, especially chapped and cracked skin

Aromatherapy:

relieve asthma
bronchitis
relieve coughs and colds
clear up dermatitis
treat tonsilitis

Associated with:

Bergamot

essential oil

Medicinal uses:

(in bath or compress)
boils
spots
body ulcers
chicken pox
herpes
psoriasis
increases skin’s sensitivity to light

Aromatherapy:

anti-depressant
relieves anxiety, nervous tension and stress
cure acne
banish boils
treat colic
colitis
relieve cystitis
banish depression
treat eczema
calm flatulence
anti-indigestion
stimulate appetite

Associated with:

flavor in Earl Grey tea!

Birch

leaves, bark

Medicinal uses:

Black Birch leaves: relieve headache, fevers, kidney stones cramps
Silver Birch: foot bath - steep bark 30 min.

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Blackberry

root bark, berry, leaves

Medicinal uses:

diarrhea: 1 tblsp grated in 3 cups water, boil 1 hour, drink 1 cup every 2-4 hours or drink berry juice
urinary tract treatment: drink tea of young leaves with pansy

Aromatherapy:

Associated with:

Black Cohosh

dried root

Medicinal uses:

reproductive system: tone, strengthen and heal uterus (has estrogen like properties)
mild sedative - muscle relaxant, soothes nerves
rheumatic pain, sciatica and neuralgia
in arthritis treatment (Jude’s p. 191)

Blue Cohosh

dried root
* avoid during pregancy
* do NOT take if you have high blood pressure - constricts vessels in heart

Medicinal uses:

emmenagoue: stimulate menstrual flow and decrease PMS discomfort
uterine tonic
anti-rheumatic
anti-spasmodic aid in delivery
stimulant - stimulates system and increases blood circulation
nervine - relieves nervous irritation from tension and strain

Borage

* may cause dermatitis in sensitive people, do not prolong use
* planted near tomatoes will repel hookworms
has a cucumber-like taste

Medicinal uses:

tonic - stimulates adrenal glands (increases energy), several cups daily for one week
relieves depression
treat fevers (flowers)
treat bronchitis (cough syrup, Jude’s p. 97), sore throat
poultice reduces swelling and pain
diuretic
expectorant
astringent
nervine
eye wash - as drops or compress, relieves redness and puffiness
for nursing mothers - tea soothes nerves and promotes milk production

Camomile

flowers, essential oil

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

aches and pains: headache, muscular, toothache, earache
stomach problems: indigestion, nausea, upset stomach with diarrhea, stimulate appetite, flatulence
skin ailments: acne, cuts, insect bites and stings, boils
insomnia
nervous tension and stress, premenstrual tension
sprains and strains
dysmenorrhea
allergies
anemia
colic
colitis
depression
eczema
fever
good for liver

Medicinal uses:

insomnia: tea of one tablespoon flowers to one cup boiling water, drink one hour before bed
supply of calcium
cramp relief - tea
anti-inflammatory
anti-infective

Associated with:

Cancer, Libra (aroma)
Midsummer

Caraway

dried fruits, essential oil
*plant here and there, loosens soil

Medicinal uses:

stimulant
in cough syrup (Jude’s p. 96)
in liver tonic (Jude’s p. 124)
in anti-indigestion mix (Jude’s p. 129)

Associated with:

Gemini, Virgo (aroma)

Cardamom

dried seeds, essential oil

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

diarrhea
heartburn
indigestion
nausea

Medicinal uses:

chew seeds to relive flatulence and indigestion

Associated with:

Fridays (aroma)
Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces (aroma)

Catnip

leaves
is an ant repellant!

Medicinal uses:

nervine - insomnia: drink tea, may combine with camomile, peppermint, lemon balm
in tea mix for severe colds (Jude’s p. 85) - induces sweating
treat colic and flatulence

Associated with:

West (fresh leaves)
Goddess Bast

Cayenne Pepper

Medicinal uses:

warm body (circulation): ˝ tesp cayenne pepper to 1 cup warm vegetable oil, rub on skin
good for digestion, stomach problems
circulatory system, blood pressure
use in compress for arthritis
stimulant
stimulate hair growth - massage with powdered pepper in oil
induces perspiration
treat sore throats in a gargle (steep overnight)

Cedar

tree, essential oil (Cedrus libani)
* do not use if pregnant

Medicinal uses:

eczema: eight drops with four teaspoons wheat germ oil applied three times daily
stimulates hair growth and strengthens
for thinning hair: 20 drops added to 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil and one teaspoon virgin olive oil (first pressing) - rub into scalp and leave in two hours
healthy hair: add 15 drops to shampoo *may darken hair
oily skin and acne treatment

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

restore men’s sex drive

Associated with:

Chickweed

Medicinal uses:

cuts: boil then macerate in blender, cool, apply to cut and cover

Cinnamon

dried inner bark

Medicinal uses:

indigestion and flatulance: take ˝ teaspoon

Associated with:

Leo (aroma), Goddess Aphrodite, Goddess Venus, God Mercury, Yule

Clary Sage

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

colic
depression

Clove

essential oil, dried unopened buds

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Medicinal uses:

toothache: apply oil to area

Comfrey

leaves, roots
*do not take internally!!!!

Medicinal uses:

aid healing of cuts, rashes, broken bones with compresses of the leaves or roots

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Coriander

dried fruits, essential oil

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

relieve headache

Medicinal uses:

Cypress

essential oil, wood

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

asthma
upset stomach with diarrhoea
good for liver

Elder

leaves , flowers, berries, wood

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

leaves , roots

Medicinal uses:

Is used to treat coughs...

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Elm, Slippery

inner bark

Medicinal uses:

coughs, bronchitis, sore throat: decoction of 1 tbsp. powdered or bruised bark to 3 cups water, boil/simmer 1 hour, drink ˝ cup 3 times a day

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Eucalyptus

fresh leaves/ pods, essential oil

Medicinal uses:

stimulative
mild antiseptic

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

bronchial infections (flue and cold), coughs, ease catarrh
fevers, treat aches and pains
relieve asthma
relieve cystitis
soothe upset stomach with diarrhea
help with diabetes
soothe painful neuralgia
treat tonsillitis

Fennel

Medicinal uses:

gum problems: use cooled infusion as mouthwash
mild upset stomach/flatulence: tea
inflamed nose/throat from a cold: tea

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Feverfew

Medicinal uses:

migraines: relieve and prevent - take capsules
also used to treat fevers

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Frankincense

essential oil, gum

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

treat aches and pains
relieve asthma
treat bronchitis
relieve coughs and colds

Garlic

bulb
*when placing next to skin, put a thin layer of gauze over skin to prevent blistering

Medicinal uses:

lower cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure, 4 grams (uncooked)
antifungal
antiviral

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Geranium

flowers

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

banish depression
diabetes
treat eczema
good for liver
ease menstrual tension
treat tonsilitis

Ginger

essential oil, root

Medicinal uses:

motion sickness: one gram as capsule, tea or candied
*more than 4 grams will depress central nervous system

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

ease aches and pains
relieve coughs and colds
treat fever
calm flatulence, anti-indigestion
stimulate appetite
treat tonsillitis
relieve travel sickness

Hops

dried fruit

Medicinal uses:

relaxing bitter - help circulatory system

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

sleep and healing - pillow stuffed with dry hops

Horehound

Medicinal uses:

sore throat: tea with 3 parts and one part white willow bark
(white) bitter - chest problems, digestive system

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Hyssop

Medicinal uses:

coughs and bronchitis: 1 tbsp. bruised leaves to one cup boiling water, steep 10 -15 min, drink ˝ cup 3 times a day

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Juniper

plant, essential oil

Medicinal uses:

diuretic: fresh or dry berries, for monthly bloating
upset stomach

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

treat aches and pains
cure acne
treat colic
relieve cystitis
clear up dermatitis
stimulate digestive system
help with diabetes
treat eczema
treat fever
calm flatulence
ease gout pains
treat hangover
repress appetite

Kava Kava

Medicinal uses:

insomnia: tea or capsule (tastes bad)

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Lavender

essential oil, flowers

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

(uses of the oil)
oil -antibiotic, antiseptic, detoxifier, promotes healing, prevents scarring
antidepressant, sedative
treat skin problems: boils, cold sores, cure acne, clear up dermatitis
treat aches and pains: earache, headache
treat stomach problems: indigestion, stimulate appetite, calm flatulence
relieve lung problems: asthma, fight bronchitis, ease catarrh
treat colic, colitis, tonsillitis, eczema, fever
relieve coughs and colds
relieve cystitis
relieve depression
good for liver and heart (tonic)
relieve tension, soothe neuralgia, calm palpitations
ease premenstrual tension

Lemon

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

treat aches and pains
anemia
relieve asthma
banish boils
treat bronchitis
treat chilblains
relieve coughs and colds
soothe heartburn
relieve hypertension
good for liver
repress appetite
treat tonsilitis

Lemon Balm

leaves

Medicinal uses:

insomnia - make a tea
is a good mild sedative

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Lemon grass

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

cure acne
treat colic
treat colitis
anti-indigestion

Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

flowers

Medicinal uses:

astringent and antiseptic - boiled flowers as wash

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Marjoram

Medicinal uses:

stimulant
tonic

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

treat aches and pains: headaches
treat colic
relieve constipation
good for the heart - tonic
relieve hypertension
anti-indigestion

Mugwort (Artemisa vulgaris)

Medicinal uses:

bitter - digestive system
reproductive system - initiate delayed period, may cause cramping

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

Myrrh

resin, essential oil

Medicinal uses:

Medicinal Aromatherapy:

relieve asthma
bronchitis
ease catarrh
coughs and colds
eczema
anti-indigestion

Nettle

dried leaves

Medicinal uses:

hay fever: 1 tbsp. bruised dry leaves to 1 cup boiling water, cover and steep 10-15 min, drink ˝ cup 3 times a day, or take freeze dried extract capsules

Medicinal Aromatherapy: