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Plants are Medicine

 

Herbal Dictionary

A

Aloe Vera
 
AntiBacterial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory.
Can be used to
 heal burns & skin wounds. 
Stimulates Collagen production;
Making the skin more elastic, & less wrinkled.
Soothing, Moisturizing, Cooling. Can be used to soften the skin.
Can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis,
insect bites, acne, and sunburn.
 When taken orally, good for digestive system. 

 

American Ginseng

 Antioxidant. Adaptogen. 
Effective in boosting immune system.
Can aid in decreasing stress levels.

Supports cognitive function,

Apple Cider Vinegar
 
Antimicrobial, Antioxidant. AntiBacterial, Anti Fungal.
Contains beneficial bacteria that contribute to a healthy gut micro-biome.
 

Arnica Flower

Used topically for a wide range of conditions including
but not limited to;
bruises, sprains, muscle ac
hes, joint pain,
inflammation from insect bites, and swelling from broken bones.

ArrowRoot

Anti-inflammatory.
Good for digestive system. Can be used to combat irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea, eases stomach cramps.
Aids in clearing waste and toxins from the kidney. 
 

Ashwagandha

Adaptogenic;
Adaptogens are believed to help the body resist physical and mental stress.
Relieves stress & anxiety.
 Sharpens focus & memory.

 

B

Basil

AntiBacterial, Anti-inflammatory
Can be used to treats scars on the skin.
Can aid in healing bacterial & fungal infections .
Purifies skin, unclogs pores preventing acne , blackheads & whiteheads. 
Rich in Vitamin C which brightens skin.


 

Bee Balm

Externally used to treat scrapes, stings, & rashes. A nervine; has gentle calming effects on the nervous system.
Can be used to treat Anxiety & Stress, in adults and in children.

 

BellaDonna 

Never take internally,
unless instructed by a licen
sed physician.
Poisonous in large doses. 
Useful in ceremonial rituals,
utilized in creating a sacred circle around the practitioner.

Bergamot

Extracted from the rinds of citrus fruit. Can act as an antibiotic & disinfectant.
Aids in taming acne flare up.
Helpful in healing e
czema & wounds.
Can penetrate and unclog pores.
Helpful for healing 
hyper-pigmentation.
Can be used as a deodorizer.
 

Bilberry


Tightens & Tones the skin.
Enhances the skins environmental defenses against UVA
 light. 
Possesses calming Properties, & strength against redness.


 

BirchBark

Traditionally a tea made from the inner bark can be used to treat achy muscles, arthritis, and skin conditions including but not limited to, eczema. Externally can be used to reduce swelling an stiffness of joints, pain from arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

 

Blessed Thistle

AntiBacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti Fungal.
Used internally for indigestion.
Externally for infections, wounds, & cuts.

 

Blue Vervain

Internally, the plants roots are effective in addressing depression & anxiety, fevers, colds, & tummy aches. Externally, they contribute to the healing of wounds, ulcers, & acne.  
 

Bromelain

Alleviates pain and swelling, particularly in the sinuses, & gums.
Internally taken for digestive issues.  
Externally can be taken for muscles soreness & arthritis

 

Burdock Root

Internally helps to sustain a healthy gut micro-biome.
Cleanses the blood known as a blood "purifier",& stimulates the lymphatic system.

Made as a tea or decoction (extract or essence).
Known to bind to chemical, metal, & synthetic
compounds in the body and gently pull them out.


Externally balances natural oil production of the skin.
 

C

Cacao

Improves blood flow to your brain and heart.
Regulates sugar levels.
Ceremonially cacao will be drunk to deepen meditation and one/s connection with their spirituality.
Is known to relieve one of depression, insomnia, and anxiety.

Calendula Flower

Used in ointments and tincture to treat burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as the minor infections they cause.
Calendula oil has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema.
Extracted from marigold flowers.

Cardamom

Freshens breath.
Aids in digestion; helps with heartburn irritable bowel syndrome,
Alleviates gastrointestinal discomfort, constipation & lack of appetite
Balances blood sugar levels.

Lowers blood pressure.

Helps treat bronchitis.

Acts as a stimulant improving circulation.

It is also used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat.

Catnip Herb

Catnip tea is most commonly used to treat nervousness and anxiety, along with other symptoms these conditions can cause, such as indigestion and insomnia.The plant has been used to treat intestinal cramps, other indigestion's.

Cedar wood

Better sleep.

It's essential oil can be used in a diffuser as a sedative.
Improving length of sleeping time.
  Externally,  in a carrier oil,
can improve acne resistant to other treatments.

Aids in hair growth.
Antibacterial & Antibiotic.
 

Chaga Mushroom

Anti-inflammatory, can ease skin irritation.
Keeps your skin moist while reducing clogging and dirt build-up.
Internally, in order to receive all the miracle goodness of this amazing mushroom, the best way to consume Chaga is to mix it with hot water as an alternative to tea and coffee.

Chamomile

Aids in anxiety and improving sleep, relieving stomach aches. 
Used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, bruises, burns.
Often used in a cream or ointment to soothe irritated skin.
Said to help reduce signs of aging by accelerating skin cell and tissue renewal, reducing fine lines, giving skin a youthful glow.

Chrysanthemum

Rich in potassium, iron,  & antioxidants.
Carries oxygen through the blood.
Can help lower blood pressure.
Hangover Remedy = Cup of Chrysanthemum Tea

Improves the skin's overall health, and soothes irritated skin.
It's extract is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
.

Cinnamon

Lowers Blood Sugar.
Lower Blood Pressure. 
Boosts Metabolism. 
Great for your  Skin. 
Protects Your Brain.
Reduces Inflammation. 

Clary Sage
Used for upset stomach and other digestive disorders, kidney diseases, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), symptoms of menopause, anxiety, stress, eliminates or prevents the spread of harmful bacteria, facilitates the healing of wounds, and addresses muscle aches, joint pain, strains, and sprains. It enhances circulation and is reputed to stimulate and regulate the menstrual cycle.

Cloves

Antimicrobial, Antioxidant.
Can improve liver health as well as oral health.

Comfrey

Supports respiratory system.
Represents healing & binding.

Coriander


Can be used to control nausea and vomiting. often used in love & sex magick. Positively reduces blood pressure.

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