alternative medicine Archives - The Birch Grove
ACACIA HEALING PROPERTIES High in fiber. Demulcent- reduces irritation in mucus membranes, soothes sore throat. Antibacterial. IN SPELLCRAFT Masculine energy. Personal power. Protection.
AGRIMONY (Agrimonia) HEALING PROPERTIES Alleviates sore throats and coughs. Treats diarrhea. Topically, treats skin inflammation and minor wounds. IN SPELLCRAFT Emotional well-being, exploring deep or hidden emotion, balance emotion. Psychic protection, banish harmful energies. Enhances all healing spells, especially distance healing. Place under pillow to induce a deep, dreamless sleep.
ALFALFA (Medicago sativa) HEALING PROPERTIES Rich source of vitamins A, D, E, K, and the full spectrum of B vitamins. High in nutrients such as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, etc. Also high in protein, especially when dried. Laxative and diuretic. Treats UTIs and water retention. IN SPELLCRAFT Feminine energy. Abundance, prosperity, material… read more »
ALLSPICE HEALING PROPERTIES Anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic. Stimulates digestion and circulation. Relieves insomnia, cramps and muscle-spasms. Inhibits bacterial growth and protects wounds from infection. IN SPELLCRAFT Masculine energy, virility, male archetypes. Luck, chance. Money, wealth, financial security.
CHAMOMILE HEALING PROPERTIES Antibacterial. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-spasmodic. Muscle and nerve relaxer. Topically, treats mild burns, sunburns, and rashes. Anti-anxiety. Treats insomnia, sleep aid. IN SPELLCRAFT Chamomile is typically used in witchcraft for it’s calming effect. Used in spells for sleep, dreams, and soothing, chamomile is a highly effective addition to your spellwork.
CINNAMON HEALING PROPERTIES* High in anti-oxidants. Reduces blood-sugar levels, increases sensitivity to insulin. Fights bacterial and fungal infection. Anti-inflammatory. *For best results, use Ceylon (“True” Cinnamon). Most store-bought Cinnamon is Cassia, which has diminished health benefits and may be harmful in large quantities. IN SPELLCRAFT Love, romance, sex. Male aphrodisiac. Couples and marriage.
DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) HEALING PROPERTIES Rich source of non-dairy calcium. Source of beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, vitamin C, and anti-oxidants. Stimulates healthy liver function and aids in kidney function. Anti-inflammatory. Aids in hormone imbalances. IN SPELLCRAFT Dandelions are best known for one thing- wishes. When the flowers turn to puffs, make a… read more »
ECHINACEA HEALTH BENEFITS Antibiotic. Antioxidant. Support immune system- prevents common ailments like the flu and common cold. IN SPELLCRAFT Carry Echinacea with you to support your spiritual “immune system”- the herb will give the carrier strength during difficult times. Keeping Echinacea in your home will also draw prosperity and protect from poverty. The herb is… read more »
GARLIC (Allium sativum) HEALING PROPERTIES Rich source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, and fiber. Also contains significant quantities of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1. Low calorie content. Contains antioxidants. Reduces heavy metal toxicity in the body. IN SPELLCRAFT In popular legend, garlic is best known for warding off vampires. While… read more »
GINGER HEALTH BENEFITS Anti-nausea. Antibiotic. Alleviates gastrointestinal irritation, supports digestive health. Anti-inflammatory. Source of a broad range of vitamins and nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. IN SPELLCRAFT Focusing energy, especially mental or psychic energy. Add to any spell to “hurry things up”, or help your goal come to fruition more quickly.