emmenagogue

Aloe

Formal name: 
Aloe vera
Other names: 
Burn plant
Medicine plant
Saqal
Zabila

A spiny succulent perennial. The long leaves are thick and full of juice and smooth except for spiny teeth on the margins.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
leaf
Dosage: 
external use
Health benefits: 

juice taken internally for constipation and to soothe ulcers, arthritis and colitis; fresh leaf or juice is applied for burns, sunburn, poison oak (can be used around eyes) and wounds.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsintegumentary
GenderFeminine
Herb actionemmenagogue, emollient
Herb categorycleanser, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationfresh leaves
Herbal tastebitter
Magical powersluck, protection
Path22
PlanetMoon

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