stimulating tonic

Olive

Formal name: 
Olea europaea
Other names: 
Olivier
Itm
Mitan

A small-leaved evergreen tree with silver-gray and green foliage. The fruits are purple.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
fruit oil, leaf
Constituents: 
bioflavonoids in leaves
Dosage: 
1-2 tbl
1-2 droppersful 2x daily
1-2 capsules or tables 2x daily
Health benefits: 

used externally for cradle cap and both internally and in enema form for impacted colon; leaves used in tincture for mild hypertension and general cardiovascular tonic; leaf extracts effective antiviral and may be useful for herpes.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, digestive, immune
DeityRa, Minerva, Irene, Athena, Apollo
GenderMasculine
Herb actionlaxative, tonic
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationextract, oiil, tincture
Herbal tastebland
Magical powersfertility, healing, luck, peace, potency, protection
Path2, 4, 28
PlanetSun

Rosemary

Formal name: 
rosmarinus officinalis
Other names: 
Compass weed
Dew of the Sea
Elf leaf
Guardrobe
Incensier
Libanotis
Polar plant
Sea dew

A resinous, aromatic woody shrub from the mint family with narrow, aromatic leaves.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
flowering tops
Dosage: 
10 drops to 1.5 droppersful 2-3x daily
1 cup 2-3x daily
Health benefits: 

Rosemary is a common garden herb containing camphor, which helps invigorate the circulatory and nervous systems without overstimulating.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive, nervous
GenderMasculine
Herb actiondigestant, nervine
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastearomatic
Magical powersexorcism, healing, love, lust, mental powers, protection, purification, sleep, youth
PlanetSun

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