Gender: masculine / planet: Sun / Deity: Baldwyn / Element: Fire / Parts Used: The Herb / Basic Powers: Health, Protection, exorcism, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
Lore – St John’s Wort is considered an Herb of protection, which history dates back to the early Greeks. It attracted an amount of superstition during the middle ages.
Magical Uses – Hang around the neck to ward off fevers. Burn to banish and exorcise spirits. Pass the herb through the smoke of the Midsummer’s Eve fire and then hang up in the house as a protection. at one time this herb was held to mouth of accused witches to make them confess. Wear the herb to make you invincible in war and battles of all kinds. Bear St John’s Wort to strengthen your own will. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, St John’s Wort protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits.
Remedial – The astrigent properties of this herb have led to its use in the treatment of a variety of conditions. It has been used to control bleeding and diarrhea. Internally, it also works upon the liver, and is helpful in clearing jaundice conditions.
It works also upon the nervous system and calms extreme emotional states, either hysteria or depression. It has been used extensively in various complaints of the lungs, being an effective pectoral in chronic bronchitis, and in removing excessive phlegm. An interesting use is found in the treatment of chronic bedwetting with the recommendation that a glass of St John’s Wort tea is given a child before bedtime.
Please consult a physician before use or consuming
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