cool

(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

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

Mallow

Formal name: 
Malva sylvestris
Other names: 
High mallow
Common mallow
Malva

A wild plant with stalked kidney-shaped, scalloped leaves in the Mallow family with prominent veins underneath and small pink and white flowers.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
herb
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
Health benefits: 

poultice applied for boils, abscesses, inflammation, bites and stings; decoction used for laryngitis, bladder infections, and respiratory ailments; greens excellent steamed or stir-fried before fruiting stage.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive, respiratory, urinary
GenderFeminine
Herb actiondemulcent, expectorant
Herb categorynutritive tonic, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationdecoction
Herbal tastesweet
Magical powersexorcism, love, protection
Path16
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

Willow

Formal name: 
Salix alba
Other names: 
Osier
Pussy willow
Saille
Salicyn willow
Saugh tree
Tree of enchantment
White willow
Witch's aspirin
Withe
Withy

The willows are a large group of shrubs or trees from the Willow family found in wet places, with unisexual flowers in spikes called catkins.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
bark
Constituents: 
salicin
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
1 capsule 2-3 x daily
Health benefits: 

Headache remedy, reduces fever in colds and flu, relieves arthritic pain. Milder and slower than aspirin, with fewer if any side-effects.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive, immune, nervous
DeityPersephone, Mercury, Hera, Hecate, Ceres, Belinus, Belili, Artemis
GenderFeminine
Herb actionanalgesic, febrifuge
Herb categoryspecific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationdecoction, powder
Herbal tasteastringent, bitter
Magical powershealing, love, love divination, protection
PlanetMoon