Hawthorn contains active compounds with antioxidant properties. It is used in traditional medicine to treat irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, hardening of the arteries, and heart failure. Hawthorn is commonly used to strengthen the heart. When used ceremonially it can fill a home with laughter and balance, its wood makes wonderful wands, and its leaves for work well wishing spells and healing.
Planetary Association: Mars
Elemental Association: Fire
Yarrow’s makeup consists of complex compounds that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and help relax blood vessels. It’s feathery leaves making an ideal astringent swab to encourage clotting. Yarrow skin washes and leaf poultices can staunch bleeding and help to disinfect cuts and scrapes; taken as a tea it can help slow heavy menstrual bleeding as well. Note: Avoid in pregnancy, can cause allergic skin reactions in sensitive people who suffer from allergies. Yarrow inspires courage, psychic abilities and the tea drunk prior to divination will enhance one’s powers of perception divination, often used as a component in incantations.
Lemongrass is said to be beneficial in relieving spasm, muscle cramps, headaches, and the symptoms of rheumatism. It is also known for its calming effect that could be helpful for insomnia, anxiety, stress, high blood pressure and can be used to reduce fevers, stomach aches, gas and diarrhea. It is also an excellent insect repellant and has great qualities as a unto-fungal and for acne. Use ceremonially to attract the object of your desire and to bring honesty to your relationships. Burn as an incense for strength and purification.
Herbs are sold by the ounce.