warm

Ephedra

Formal name: 
ephedra sinica
Other names: 
Ma huang
Chinese ephedra
Chinese jointfir
A broom-like shrub in the Ephedra family, related to the conifers, ephedra grows in arid places but is also widely cultivated for its content of the stimulant alkaloid, ephedrine.
Medicinal data
Part used: 
stems
Dosage: 
1 cup 2-3 x daily
1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily
2-3 tablets 2-3 x daily as directed
CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, nervous, respiratory
Herb actionbronchodilator, vasodilator
Herb categoryheroic, specific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationdecoction, extract, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, mild

Olive

Formal name: 
Olea europaea
Other names: 
Olivier
Itm
Mitan

A small-leaved evergreen tree with silver-gray and green foliage. The fruits are purple.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
fruit oil, leaf
Constituents: 
bioflavonoids in leaves
Dosage: 
1-2 tbl
1-2 droppersful 2x daily
1-2 capsules or tables 2x daily
Health benefits: 

used externally for cradle cap and both internally and in enema form for impacted colon; leaves used in tincture for mild hypertension and general cardiovascular tonic; leaf extracts effective antiviral and may be useful for herpes.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, digestive, immune
DeityRa, Minerva, Irene, Athena, Apollo
GenderMasculine
Herb actionlaxative, tonic
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationextract, oiil, tincture
Herbal tastebland
Magical powersfertility, healing, luck, peace, potency, protection
Path2, 4, 28
PlanetSun

Rosemary

Formal name: 
rosmarinus officinalis
Other names: 
Compass weed
Dew of the Sea
Elf leaf
Guardrobe
Incensier
Libanotis
Polar plant
Sea dew

A resinous, aromatic woody shrub from the mint family with narrow, aromatic leaves.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
flowering tops
Dosage: 
10 drops to 1.5 droppersful 2-3x daily
1 cup 2-3x daily
Health benefits: 

Rosemary is a common garden herb containing camphor, which helps invigorate the circulatory and nervous systems without overstimulating.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsdigestive, nervous
GenderMasculine
Herb actiondigestant, nervine
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastearomatic
Magical powersexorcism, healing, love, lust, mental powers, protection, purification, sleep, youth
PlanetSun

Rue

Formal name: 
Ruta graveolens
Other names: 
Bashoush (Coptic)
Garden rue
German rue
Herb of grace
Herbygrass
Hreow
Mother of the herbs
Rewe
Rota

A strong scented herb in the Citrus family growing to three feet with divided leaves and small yellow flowers and a strong disagreeable odor. Native to the Mediterranean region.

Medicinal data
Part used: 
leaf
Constituents: 
rutin
Dosage: 
1 cup 1-2 x daily
1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily
Health benefits: 

useful for capillary fragility and varicose veins; used internally and externally for eye inflammation; internally for suppressed menstruation; used as gargle for sore throat.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsliver
DeityDiana, Aradia
GenderMasculine
Herb actionanthelmintic, purgative
Herb categoryspecific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, pungent
Magical powersexorcism, healing, health, love, mental powers
Path27
PlanetMars