tincture

(red) Clover

Formal name: 
Trifolium pratense
Formal name: 
Trifolium spp.
Other names: 
Shamrock
Honey
Honeystalks
Three-leaved grass
Trefoil
Trifoil

The red clover is a short-lived perennial in the Pea family with white-blotched 3-parted leaves and a large pinkish red head containing numerous small rose purple pea-like flowers.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
flowers
Caution: 
avoid during pregnancy
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
1-3 droppersful 2-3x daily
Health benefits: 

internal and external remedy for skin complaints (psoriasis, eczema, etc); good expectorant used for whooping cough, bronchitis, dry coughs and laryngitis; sometimes used as anticancer remedy.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsimmune, integumentary, liver
DeityRowen
GenderMasculine
Herb actionalterative, expectorant
Herb categorycleanser, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastearomatic, sweet
Magical powersexorcism, fidelity, love, money, protection, success
Path4, 14
PlanetMercury

Ephedra

Formal name: 
ephedra sinica
Other names: 
Ma huang
Chinese ephedra
Chinese jointfir
A broom-like shrub in the Ephedra family, related to the conifers, ephedra grows in arid places but is also widely cultivated for its content of the stimulant alkaloid, ephedrine.
Medicinal data
Part used: 
stems
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily
2-3 tablets 2-3 x daily as directed
CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, nervous, respiratory
Herb actionbronchodilator, vasodilator
Herb categoryheroic, specific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationdecoction, extract, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, mild

Mugwort

Formal name: 
Artemisia vulgaris
Other names: 
Artemis herb
Artemisia
Felon's herb
Muggons
Naughty man
Old man
Old Uncle Henry
Sailor's tobacco
St. John's plant

An aromatic, erect herb with grayish-green toothed leaves and short sprays or spikes of tiny greenish flowers.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
herb
Caution: 
avoid during pregnancy; don't use the tincture for more than 10 days, up to several times a year; the tea is safer to use long-term
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
20-30 drops 2-3x daily
Health benefits: 

bile-promoting herb used as digestive tonic, aids in digestion of fatty or protein foods; aids in mild indigestion; used after influenza to promote appetite and restore energy; useful for amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea; fresh juice externally applied for poison oak; used in moxibustion to increase blood circulation and relieve pain.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsblood, digestive, liver
DeityDiana, Artemis
GenderFeminine
Herb actioncholagogue, emmenagogue
Herb categoryspecific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tasteacrid, aromatic, bitter
Magical powersastral projection, healing, prophetic dreams, protection, psychic powers, strength
Path13
PlanetVenus

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

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