anthelmintic

Rue

Formal name: 
Ruta graveolens
Other names: 
Bashoush (Coptic)
Garden rue
German rue
Herb of grace
Herbygrass
Hreow
Mother of the herbs
Rewe
Rota

A strong scented herb in the Citrus family growing to three feet with divided leaves and small yellow flowers and a strong disagreeable odor. Native to the Mediterranean region.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
leaf
Constituents: 
rutin
Dosage: 
1 cup 1-2 x daily
1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily
Health benefits: 

useful for capillary fragility and varicose veins; used internally and externally for eye inflammation; internally for suppressed menstruation; used as gargle for sore throat.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsliver
DeityDiana, Aradia
GenderMasculine
Herb actionanthelmintic, purgative
Herb categoryspecific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, pungent
Magical powersexorcism, healing, health, love, mental powers
Path27
PlanetMars

Wormwood

Formal name: 
Artemisia absinthium
Other names: 
Absinthe
Old woman
Crown for a king
Madderwort
Wormot

A large woody garden plant from Europe with profuse gray-green feathery leaves and sprays of small, yellow flower heads.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
leaf
Caution: 
contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing; not for long-term use; do not exceed 1.5 grams of dried herb in tea, 2-3x daily; tea much safer than tincture.
Dosage: 
20-30 drops in a little hot water
1/2 cup 30 minutes before meals
Health benefits: 

strengthens stomach and gall bladder; Europeans use for painful digestion; stimulates bile, increases the appetite, and expel worms; in Chinese medicine to clear summer heat, for lingering fevers, and for nosebleeds.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive
DeityIris, Diana, Artemis
GenderMasculine
Herb actionanthelmintic, bitter
Herb categoryspecific, stimulating tonic
Herbal energycold
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastebitter
Magical powerscalling spirits, love, protection, psychic powers
Path27
PlanetMars