Gender: Feminine / Planet: Venus / Element: Earth, Water / Associated Deities: Mars, Venus, Aradia, Cerridwen, Isis, Jupiter, Thor / Parts Used: The Herb / Basic Powers: Love, Purification, Protection, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
Ritual Use – According to tradition, Daughter’s of Druids who were initiated were crowned with Vervain; this was a sign of the attained rank. ( this has to be looked upon as poetic, rather than historical fact.)
Magical – Any part of the planet may be carried as a personal Amulet. The infusion sprinkled around the premises chases off evil spirits and malignant forces. It is Sacred to the Goddess Diana, and may be used to ask her for favors. Magical cleansing baths, Purification incenses, and personal safety Amulets. Best gathered at Midsummer. Hang up on the bed to keep you free of nightmares. Bury in your fields to make the crops bountiful and profitable. Burn pure Vervain (or mix with equal parts of Frankincense) for a fantastic purification incense.
Please consult a Physician before use or consuming
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