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Uporaba biljaka stara je kao i čovijek,a liječenje biljem najstariji je oblik medicine,u nekim dijelovima svijeta još uvijek najvažniji.Jer biljke su moćni lijekovi,a njihove aktivne tvari,izolirane i sintetizirane,osnova su mnogih suvremenih lijekova.Iako se većina zdravstvenih tegoba može liječiti kod kuće izum jednostavnih biljnih lijekova,pogrešna upotreba bilja može biti vrlo štetna.Za uspijeh liječenja biljem najvažnije je ponavanje bilja,te kolićina i vrijeme uzimanja.Nikada ne treba uzimati odjednom veće količine ljekovitog bilja-ono tada postaje štetno.Zbog moguće alergijske reakcije najprije treba iskušati malu količinu,jer ono što nekome koristi,drugome može štetiti.Izuzetno pažljiv treba biti i pri skupljanju bilja te skupljati samo biljke za koje smo sigurni da smo ih prepoznali i točno odredili.0vo što pišem nije medicinski priručnik.Njime vas želimo potaknuti da upoznate biljke i njihova ljekovita svojstva.Tu će biti iznesena narodna iskustva,savjeti i recepti,stoga,ne iskušavajte biljne lijekove pri teškim i dugotrajnim oboljenjima,a bez nikako ih ne uzimati za vrijeme medicinse terapije.



LIJEČENJE BILJEM
LIMUN "ČISTI KRV"-ZASOLJEN LIMUNOV SOK
Sok od limuna pospješuje bolji rad jetra i slezene,te smanjuje količinu šećera,kolesterola,triglicerida,mokračne kiseline u krvi.
1 limun-prstohvat morske soli
Limun prepoloviti i iscijediti sok.U sok od limuna dodati prstohvat morske soli te miješati dok se ne dobije bjelkasta tekućina.Zasoljen sok od limuna uzimati u gutljajima 1-2 puta na dan,prije ili poslije jela.


KAMILICA KAO ANALGETIK-PRAŠAK OD KAMILICE
Kamilica umiruje bolove,a najdjelotvornije sredstvo protiv bolova je prašak od suhe kamilice.Pomiješan sa šećerom,prah suhih cvijetova kamilice(Matricaria chamomilla)pomaže kod bolova u bilo kojem dijelu tijela.
1 čajna žličica praha cvjetova kamilice
1 čajna žličica šećera
Suhe cvijetove kamilice samljeti u prah.Prah kamilice pomiješati sa šećerom i uzimati 3-4 puta na dan s malo tople vode.


TRBUŠNI TIFUS-VINO OD BOROVICE,KADULJE,PELINA...
Trbušni tifus je aktualna crijevna zarazna bolest koju izaziva bakterija Salmonella typhi,a u narodnoj medicini spriječava se i liječi kuhanim vinom od borovice(Juniperus communis),kadulje(Salvia officinalis) i divljeg pelina (Artemisia vulgaris).
50g boba borovice-50g listova kadulje
50g listova pelina-1,5dl crvenog vina
1dl hladne vode
Usitnjeno suho bilje pomiješati.1 žličicu čajne mješavine preliti crvenim vinom i vodom,zakipiti,kratko prokuhati te pokriveno ostaviti da stoji 5-10 minuta.Tekućinu procijediti i nezaslađenu uzimati 3 puta na dan,prije jela.


EKCEMI,LIŠAJ I PSORIJAZA
LOSION OD IGLICA BORA
Iglce običnog,šumskog ili bijelog bora(Pinus silvetris)sadrže eterično ulje i smolu,a koji su antiseptičko i dezinfekcijsko sredstvo te prastaro ljekovito sredstvo protiv upalnih oboljenja kože.
6 žlica svježih iglica bora
1 dl 70%-tnog alkohola - 1 dl destilirane vode
2 žlice neslanog malaca ili svinjske masti
Iglice bora sitno narezati,preliti alkoholom i destiliranom vodom,te dobro protresti.Nakon što zatvoreno odstoji 7-10 dana,uz svakodnevno protresanje,tekućinu procijediti.U tekućinu umiješati neslani maslac ili svinjsku mast,te snažno miješati kako bi se dobio losion.2-3 puta na dan losion nanijeti na oboljeni dio tijela, a navečer isprati toplom vodom ili čajem od kamilice.


ČIREVI I GNOJNE RANE
OBLOG OD PISKAVICE,MEDA I OCTA
Vrući oblog od sjemenki piskavice ili grčkog sjemena(Trigonela foenum-graecum),meda i jabučnog octa pospješuje izgnojavanje čireva i gnojnih rana.
2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki piskavice
1 žlica jabučnog octa-1-2 žlice meda
1-2 žličice destilirane vode
Sjemenke piskavice samljeti u prah i nad parom vruće vode kremasto umiješati s jabučnim octom i medom.Po potrebi dodati malo destilirane vode kako bi se dobila razmaziva smjesa.2-3 puta na dan vruću smjesu u debelom sloju nanijeti na oboljeli dio tijela i omotati zavojem,a navečer isprati čajem od kamilice.


GRČEVI I BOLOVI ŽELUCA
MEDENA RAKIJA OD SIRIŠTARE I ANISA
Rakija od žute sirištare ili lincure (Gentiana lutea) i anisa(Pimpinell anisum),zaslađena medom,jača želudac,regulira probavu te smiruje grčeve i bolove želuca.
50 g podanka sirištare -3 žlice sjemenki anisa
1 l rakije - 150-200g meda
Med rastopiti u rakiji,te rakijom preliti usitnjeni suhi podanak sirištare i sjemenke anisa.Nakon što zatvoreno odstoji 2-3 tjedna,uz svakodnevno protresanje,tekućinu procijediti.Uzimati 2-3 puta na dan po 1-2 žlice rakije,prije jela.


NEREDOVITE MENSTRUACIJE I KRVARENJE IZ MATERNICE
TINKTURA OD ČEMPRESA I ZIMZELENA
Listovi čempresa (Cupressus sempervirens),zimzelna(Vinca minor) i imele(Vicum album) reguliraju menstruacije, obnavljaju sluznicu maternice i jajnika,te zaustavljaju krvarenje iz maternice.
2 žlice listova zimzelena-2 žlice listova čempresa
2 žlice listova imele-3dl 70%-tnog alkohola
Usitnjene svježe listove zimzelena,čempresa i imele preliti alkoholom i dobro protresti.Nakon što zatvoreno odstoji 15-20 dana,uz svakodnevno protresanje,tekućinu procijediti.Uzimati 2-3 puta na dan po 1 čajnu žličicu tinkture umiješane u malo hladne vode.


POVRAĆANJE U TRUDNOĆI
ČAJ OD METVICE,MATIČNJAKA I IĐIROTA
Odlično sredstvo protiv nadražaja na povraćanje i povraćanje trudnica u ranoj trudnoći je topli napitak od paprene metvice(Mentha piperita),matičnjaka(Melissa offcinalis) i iđirota(Acorus clmus)
50g listova metvice-50g listova matičnjaka
30g podanka iđirota-2,5dl kipuće vode
Usitnjeno suho bilje promiješati.1 žlicu čajne mješavine preliti kipućom vodom,pokriveno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15 min i procijediti.Nezaslađeni topli čaj uzimati 1-2 puta na dan ili po potrebi.


ZA JAČANJE ORGANIZMA
VINO OD ZIMZELENA
Vino od zimzelena (Vinca minor)jača organizam i vraća snagu,čisti krv i pospješuje izlučivanje štetnih tvari iz tijela,te poboljšava opće stanje i otpornost organizma.
80-100g listova zimzelena-1l crvenog vina
Usitnjene listove zimzelena preliti sa crvenim vinom i zatvoreno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15 dana.Vino procijediti i uzimati 3 puta na dan po 1 žlicu,prije jela.


PREHLDA KAŠALJ I HUNJAVICA
Mnoge lakše bolesti dišnih organa mogu se liječiti i izliječiti kod kuće nizom jednostavnih biljnih lijekova.

Na prvi znak prehlade....
-zbog jakog antibiotičkog djelovanja,a kao zaštitu od gripe,prehlade i hunjavice,uzimati 1-2 češnja svježeg češnjaka 3 puta na dan.
-sok istisnut iz 1-2 glavice crvenog luka pomiješati s jednakom količinom meda te uzimati tijekom dana.
-1 čajnu žličicu mljevene slatke paprike i 1 žličicu meda umiješati u dva dl vrućeg mlijeka te uzimati u gutljajima tijekom dana.
-1 žličicu usitnjenog suhog šipka preliti sa 3 dl hladne vode,zakipiti i lagano kuhati 5 min.Umiješati 1 žličicu usitnjenog suhog crnog sljeza,te pokriveno ostaviti da odstoji 10 min. Tekućinu procijediti zasladiti i uzimati 3-4 puta na dan.
-po 1 žličicu suhih cvjetova bazge,cvjetova lipe i stolisnika preliti sa 2,5dl kipuće vode,pokriveno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15min i procijediti.U tekućinu umiješati 1 žlicu meda i 1/4čajne žličice mljevene crvene paprike,te uzimati 3 puta na dan.
-uzimati što više vruće limunade s medom jer je to izvrsno antibakterijsko sredstvo.



NERVOZA I SLABI ŽIVCI
BILJNI PRIPRAVCI PROTIV ŽIVČANE NAPETOSTI ISTOVREMENO UMIRUJU,JAČAJU I LIJEČE ŽIVCE
Matičnjak(Melissa officinalis)
Osim što jača živce,matičnjak ima umirujuće djelovanje i blago je uspavljujuće sredstvo.
-1 žlicu usitnjenih suhih listova matičnjaka preliti sa 2,5dl kipuće vode,pokriveno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15min i procijediti.Čaj zasladiti medom i uzimati 3 puta na dan.

Hmelj(Humulus lupulus)
Zreli žensli cvatovi hmelja,poznati kao češerići hmelja,lijekovito djeluju kod nervoze,razdražljivosti,nemira i lakših oblika depresije.
-2 čajne žličice usitnjenih suhih češerića hmelja preliti sa 2,5dl kipuće vode pokrivno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15 min i procijediti.Po želji čaj zasladiti medom i uzimati 2 puta na dan.



MIGRENA :POSEBNA VRSTA GLAVOBOLJE

Glavobolja je bol u glavi,ali često i neki drugi neugodni osjećaj u gornjem dijelu glave između očiju i zatiljka.Bol se može osjećati u različitim područjima glave,može biti blaga ili veoma jaka,može trajati kraće ili duže vrijeme,a može biti popraćena mučninom,vrtoglavicom,smetnjama vida,šumovima u ušima...
Glavobolja može biti znak bolesti živčanog sustava u lubanjskoj šupljini,ali najčešće je posljedica nekog psihičkog ili tijelesnog oboljenja ili poremećaja koji uzrokuje nadražaj živčanih struktura osjetljivih na bol.Glavobolja traje dok postoji taj uzrok,a prestaje spontano ili djelovanjem sredstava za ublažavanje bolova.

Gorušica(Brassica nigra)
Kupka za noge od sjemenki gorušice smiruje glavobolju i smanjuje učestalost napadaja migrene.
-2-3 žlice zgnječenih sjemenki gorušice preliti sa 2,5-3l vruće vode.2-3 puta tjedno noge močiti 5-10 min u vrućoj kupki,a potom isprati hladnom vodom.

Ružmarin(Rosmarinus officinalis)
Ružmarin poboljšava cirkulaciju krvi u krvnim žilama glave i umirujuće djeluje na živčani sustav.
-50g usitnjenih listova ružmarina preliti sa 2,5dl 70%-tnog alkohola i dobro protresti.Nakon što zatvoreno odstoji 10 dana,uz svakodnevno protresanje tekućinu procijediti.Kod napadaja migrene,tekućinom dobro istrljati zatiljak,šiju i sljepoočnice,a potom na zatiljak i čelo staviti hladni oblog od vode.

Čajna mješavina protiv migrene
po 30g odabranog bilja
2,5dl kipuće vode
1 žličica meda
usitnjeno suho bilje promiješati.1 žlicu čajne mješavine preliti kipućom vodom pokriveno ostaviti da odstoji 10-15 min i procijediti,čaj zasladiti medom i uzimati 2-3 puta na dan.


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ENERGIJA BILJA

Za svaku osobu postoji odgovarajući zeleni partner koji kod kuće ili na radnom mijestu pomaže:daje energiju.
Svaka pojedina biljka posjedujesvoj vlastiti karakter i širi svoju energiju kojom smiruje i djeluje povoljno na organizam.Prema kineskoj znanosti Feng Shui svaka biljka djeluje svojom energijom na određenu osobu,ali na te tokove ljudi različito reagiraju.Prema Hipokratu,za odnos između biljke i čovjeka važan je tip osobe,a to su:
-kolerik koji je prgav i nagle čudi,sklon brzom uzbuđivanju,
-sangvinik koji je lako razdražljiv i vrlo brzo i žestoko reagira,
-melankoličar koji je potišten i žalostan,
-flegmatičar koji je miran i ravnodušan.
Tako na primjer kolerična osoba u blizini biljke s dinamičnom i aktivnom energijompostaje još razdražljivija.Juka npr. Svojom agresivnom energijom može agresivne osobe dovesti do ludila,dok na flegmatičare djeluje poticajno.

Zeleni diplomati

Biljke mogu biti usklađivači harmonije ili napadači,a njihovim pravilnim razmještanjem mijenja se potencijal prostorije.Za grupne prostorije pogodne su biljke koje aktiviraju,a za prostorije za odmor bilčjke s nježnim vibracijama.Biljke s tvrdim,četvrtastim lišćem nisu pogodne za prostorije koje su namijenjene za odmor.
Općenito vrijedi:biljke s plodovima i cvjetovima sadrže više energije nego lisnato bilje,a veće biljke sadrže više energije nego manje biljke.Što je bujniji rast,biljka sadrži više energetskog potencijala.Cvatuće viseće biljke,okruglo oblikovane zimzelene biljke i drvca s kuglastom krošnjom,pravi su nosioci sreće.Tko se snalazi u takvom društvu,puni vlastite baterije i kod kuće i u uredu.


PAPRAT(Nephrolepis exaltata)
Idealna biljka za osobe koje se bave intelektualnim radom,a rade u grupi kojoj se žele prilagoditi.
Tok energije:u obliku spirale prema gore.

RAJSKA PALMA(Kentia forsteriana)
Pospješuje stvaralačko razmišljanje,pojačava pozitivne energije i stvara sukladnu radnu atmosferu.
Tok energije:energija se širi poput lepeze.

DRACENA(Dracaena marginata)
Djeluje stimulativno,pospješuje harmoniju,a pogodna je za nervozne i hiperaktivne osobe.
Tok energije:poput vodoskoka,prema van i dolje.

SOBNA JELA(Araucaria heterophylla)
Poboljšava mentalne sposobnosti,potiče pozitivno razmišljanje i pogodna je za mjesta gdje se raspravlja i donose odluke.Nije pogodna za kolerične osobe.
Tok energije:poput oblaka s intenzivnim širenjem energije.

SOBNA LOZA(Cissus rhombifolia)
Pogodna je za flegmatičare i neodlučne osobe,a nepogodna je za impulzivne,kolerične osobe kao i za spavaće sobe.
Tok energije:kružna energija koja djeluje poput signala.

PASIFLORA(Passiflora violacea)
Biljka aktivira i potiče sposobnost mišljenja i rasuđivanja,a u poslovne prostorije unosi dobro raspoloženje.
Tok energije:kružna energija koja se ravnomjerno širi u prostor.

SOBNI FILODENDRON(Monstera deliciosa)
Pogodan je za zajedničke prostorije i velike urede jer širi mirnoću,te stvara ugodnu i skladnu atmosferu,bez trzavica.
Tok energije:u obliku spirale prema dolje.

KRASULA(Crassula portulacea)
Širi pozitivnu energiju i pomaže zatvorenim osobama da se otvore.Zbog svojih okruglih listića koji podsjećaju na kovanice,poboljšava financijsku situaciju.
Tok energije:energija kruži ravnomjerno oko biljke.

JUKA(Yucca aloifolia)
Tvrdi i šiljasti listovi juke šire pomalo agresivnu energiju koja prevladava i ispunjava prostor,te nije pogodna za kolerike.
Tok energije:streloviti udari energije šire se u prostor.


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Vjerojatno svi znate za biljku koja se u našem narodu zove 'čuvar kuće', a latinski naziv joj je SEMPREVIVUM.
Nedavno sam saznala da ako svaki dan operemo i pojedemo dva njena listića, izvrsno čisti krv i općenito popravlja krvnu sliku.

Okus je blag i neutralan.

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Toplo preporučujem koprivu u svim oblicima (čaj, sok, varivo, juha) - meni kao slabokrvnoj i niskotlakašici čista je infuzija... Valjda sa svojim sadržajem željeza napravi ono kaj mi baš nedostaje...Iako je to možda inividualno
Ehinacea kao podizač imuniteta u akutnim stanjima boleština odličan je odabir...

p.s. Ima li nekog na forumu ko se bavi eko-vrtlarenjem?????


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Prijatelj koji radi u policiji mi je rekao da je jedan njihov "kolega" imao rak i da su mu doktori dali još "par mjeseci" do - isteka boravka u materijalnom tijelu... ( "smrti" ).

Čovjek je otišao u Liku i uzimao sve od kopriva ( čaj, salate... ). Za neko vrijeme mu se stanje toliko popravilo da su se doktori čudili: "Pa gdje je taj rak nestao?!"

Dan danas radi sa njima u policiji. Pobjedio je bolest. Dakle - izgleda da su koprive vrlo dobre za zdravlje!

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Za đumbir kažu da je lijek - tonik za cijeli probavni sustav, naročito za želudac i crijeva. Kao omiljeni začin i lijek zadužen je za jačanje imuniteta i obranu organizma

Za đumbir kažu da je lijek - tonik za cijeli probavni sustav, naročito za želudac i crijeva. Osobno rado i često začinim hranu, posebice krem juhe od povrća, kombinacijom začina kurkume i đumbira. Kao omiljeni začin i lijek (aromatik, antioksidans, digestiv) danas se uvelike rabi u pučkoj medicini u kojoj đumbir predstavlja namirnicu koja je zadužena za jačanje imuniteta i obranu našeg organizma. U jelima začinjenim đumbirovim praškom pojačava se probava i prerada hrane u želucu te to koristi osobama s poremećajem u radu želuca (slabog rada želuca, slabe probave, uzima se kod prevencije čira na želucu, kod oštećenja od konzumiranja alkohola, erozivnoga gastritisa, zamjena za - ibuprofen itd.). Stimulativne funkcije na želudac se prenose na crijeva u kojima đumbir -kao jak antiseptik uravnotežuje crijevnu floru jer uništava bakterije truljenja a pomaže u razvoju bakterijama kiselog vrenja te potiče crijevnu peristaltiku.
Takvim ljekovitim djelovanjem pomaže kod: nadutosti i slabog rada crijeva a ujedno i pojačava pražnjenje crijeva; pomaže probavi, kod izgubljenog teka, prehlađenog želuca, jutarnjih mučnina, kod povraćanja, nadutosti, kod raznih tegoba nakon uzimanja steroida - kortikosteroida, kod ameba (Entamoeba histolytica ), raznih parazita u crijevima i bakterija. Smanjuje i smiruje grčeve (antispazmodik).
Pripravci koji se rade od đumbira najviše su namijenjeni za liječenje reume, reumatoidnog artritisa, gihta i kod kostobolje - đumbir djeluje na smanjivanje boli. U preventivi dobrog zdravlja znanost danas preporučuje đumbir kao antitumorno svojstvo - kemoterapiju. Od đumbira u ljekovite svrhe možemo izraditi tinkturu, a ulje od đumbira kupujemo u ljekarnama.
Među raznim preparatima od đumbira popularni su ekstrakt, sirup, tinktura, prašak, kapsule, ulje, itd. Preparati s medom su omiljeni u Indiji i Kini tako da se đumbirov sok miješa s medom a može se dodati i sok bijelog luka i sve pomiješati te rabiti za liječenje astme i kašlja (respiratornih organa ili za jačanje, čišćenje i pročišćavanje pluća). Ajurvedska medicina đumbir rabi kao analgetik, antiemetik, aromatik, afrodizijak, karminativ, diaforetik, digestiv, ekspektorant, nervin, stimulant, za liječenje mučnine i povraćanja, za sve digestivne tegobe, grčeve, tegobe s mjesečnicom, za čišćenje organizma, protiv šećerne bolesti, za smanjenje kolesterola, lipida i triglicerida, kod neuralgije, dermatitisa, kontaktnog dermatitisa, migrene, glavobolje, kožnih bolesti, stimulira gušteraču na rad, kod tumora mokraćnih mjehura, artritisa, osteoartritisa, za nadoknađivanje kalcija i željeza, za jačanja periferne cirkulacije, za hladne ruke i noge, za znojenje, prehladu, nazeb, reumatske tegobe itd.
Trudnice te osobe s komplikacijama zgrušavanja krvi ne smiju uzimati đumbir u bilo kojem obliku.
Tinktura za želudac

Sastojci: 200 g đumbira, 1 l alkohola 60-postotnog. Uputa za pripremu: đumbir namočimo u alkohol i pustimo 21 dan na toplom ali tamnom mjestu. Uzimamo 10-20 kapi prije jela za jačanje želuca, apetita i protiv želučanog katara.

Tinktura za masažu

Sastojci: 40 g tinkture đumbira, 2 g ulja origana, 60 g tinkture ružmarina. Izmiješajmo sve sastojke. Trljajmo bolna mjesta s tinkturom kod reumatskih bolesti.

Med i đumbir

Sastojci: 1 kg meda, 500 g đumbira. Sitno naribani đumbir pomiješamo s medom.Za liječenje kašlja uzimamo 1-3 žličice na dan.

Homeopatija

Homeopatski pripravak Zingiber officinale rabi se za liječenje digestivnog trakta, seksualnog sustava, respiratornog sustava, bubrežnih bolesti itd.

Ivan LESINGER

Glas Istre (www.glasistre.hr)


Ovome bih još dodala par recepata koje možete u svakom trenutku sami kod kuće isprobati:

- kupka od đumbira (za zagrijavanje cijelog organizma, podiže imunitet, relaksira, za izbacivanje negativne energije): naribati 5-6 cm đumbira i staviti u neku platnenu vrečicu, ja koristim stare najlonke i zavežem, i staviti u vruću kupku, stvarno je super, probajte

-đumbirov ljekoviti napitak: 1-1,5l mineralne, 4 limuna, smeđi ili običan šećer, 200 gr đumbira. Đumbir se nariba, kao i 2 limuna. U posudu gdje je to naribano dodajte šećera po ukusu i sok 4 limuna. Dobro miješati da se svi sastojci prožmu. Sve to zaliti mineralnom, i nakon pola sata procijediti. Servirati hladno sa listom metvice. Mljac, super je!!!


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Prijatelj koji radi u policiji mi je rekao da je jedan njihov "kolega" imao rak i da su mu doktori dali još "par mjeseci" do - isteka boravka u materijalnom tijelu... ( "smrti" ).

Čovjek je otišao u Liku i uzimao sve od kopriva ( čaj, salate... ). Za neko vrijeme mu se stanje toliko popravilo da su se doktori čudili: "Pa gdje je taj rak nestao?!"

Dan danas radi sa njima u policiji. Pobjedio je bolest. Dakle - izgleda da su koprive vrlo dobre za zdravlje!

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Koprive su stvarno ljekovite, a i Lika je posebna , moja baka ima 80 godina, živi cijeli život u Lici i nikada nije bila bolesna. Također, u Lici je nekako sve "čišće", zrak je čist i oštar, priroda neokaljana, pa mora da su i koprive drukčije od ovih naših "gradskih" ili kupovnih. :mrgreen:


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Evo jedna zanimljiva tema, a ne vidim da je pokrenuta na ovom forumu, a ima prilično veze sa alternativnom medicinom i još više sa zdravljem.

Ako netko ima kakvih zdravstvenih problema, a za riješenje ili bar ublažavanje tih problema koristi bilje (ljekovito ili bilo kakvo) te mu to pomaže, bilo bi dobro da iznese to svima nama.
Nitko ne zna kada će mu kakvo dobro znanje pomoći ili će ga moći savjetovati drugima.

Evo jedan blog koji se bavi tom temom:
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Je, Lika je stvarno lijek za puno bolesti.

Ja sam kao dijete imao problema sa apetitom. Znao sam preživljavati dan sa pola hrenorke da bi me stari u petoj godini odveo kod svoje rodbine u Liku desetak dana. Tamo se sjećam da sam pio vodu "iz bare" na sred pašnjaka i, uglavnom, kada sam se vratio počeo sam normalno jesti i nikada više nisam imao problema sa apetitom.
Kažu da je Lika u proljeće lijek. Recimo, ljudi su znali otići na tjedan-dva u proljeće na Plitvička jezera i vratili se preporođeni.


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Interesantna knjizica-"Tajni zivot biljaka", P.Tompkins i C.Bird :wink:

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Interesantna knjizica-"Tajni zivot biljaka", P.Tompkins i C.Bird :wink:


Ima li neko možda link za ovu knjigu kao pdf ili doc?

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The BIG Herbal Encyclopedia

Part 1 ( A-I ) Part 2 ( J-Y )
This herbal encyclopedia came from many different places, info I found on the net, info I got from herbal books, info I got off herbs I bought myself, info from my pagan friends, and other places. This herbal encyclopedia was made to inform people about herbs. Before you decide to take a herb internally Study up on it as much as you can. Befor you take an herb find out how much to take, how to take it, and why to take it. Some herbs are just Not made to take internally, so please be careful on what you put into your body. It could do more harm then good. Your body is you temple. Take care of it.
* My personal favorites

Agrimoy
MEDICINAL: An infusion of the leaves is used to treat jaundice and other liver ailments, and as a diuretic. It is also used in treating ulcers, diarrhea, and skin problems. Externally,
a fomentation is used for athlete's foot, sores, slow-healing wounds, and insect bites. Agrimoy is used as an astringent, diuretic, tissue healer, and stops bleeding. It is also used as antibacterial and antiparasitic, and is used for tapewormes, dysentery, and malaria.
MAGICKAL: Agrimony is used in protection spells, and is used to banish negative energies and spirits. It is also used to reverse spells and send them back to the sender. It was believed that placing Agrimon under the head of a sleeping person will cause a deep sleep that will remain until it is removed.
GROWING: Agrimony is grown throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. It is a perennial that reaches 2 to 3 feet tall, prefers full sun and average soils.
Agrimony tolerates dry spellswell.

Alfalfa
MEDICINAL: Eliminates retained water, relieves urinary and bowel problems, helps in treating recuperation of narcotic and alcohol addiction. Used in treating anemia, fatigue, kidneys, peptic ulcers, pituitary problems, and for building general health.
MAGICKAL: Placed in a small jar and kept in a pantry or cabinet, it protects the home from poverty and hunger. Burn alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property to protect it.
GROWING: Alfalfa is cultivated in many regions of the world. It is not picky as to soils, prefers full sun, and regular waterings, although it will tolerate dry spells. It is a perennial
that grows to 1 to 3 feet tall, depending upon growing conditions.

*Almond Oil
MEDICINAL: Sweet Almond Oil is a great skin softener and is also great as a nonirritating makeup removal. Almond oil is also great for a luxuras bath oil. For Exernal use only.

*Aloe Vera
MEDICINAL: The gel of the inner part of an aloe leaf is used to treat burns, skin rashes, and insect bites, as well as chafed nipples from breastfeeding, when applied to the affected area externally. Internally it can be used to keep the bowels functioning smoothly, or when there is an impaction, although it can cause intestinal cramping when taken internally, and there are other herbs that do this job better. It aids in healing wounds by drawing out infection, and preventing infection from starting. The fresh gel is best to,use, rather than "stabilized" gels found in the stores. The fresh gel was used by Cleopatra to
keep her skin soft and young.
MAGICKAL: Growing an aloe vera plant in the kitchen will help prevent burns and mishaps while cooking. It will also prevent household accidents, and guard against evil. GROWING: Best grown indoors in pots. Those living in the deep South, as in southern Texas or Southern Florida, can grow aloe outdoors. Remember that Aloe is a succulent,
not a cactus, so it needs water to keep the leaves fleshy and juicy.

Amaranth
MEDICINAL: Amaranth is used to battle stomach flu, diarrhea, and gastoenteritis. It was used by Native Americans to stop menstruation and for contraception. Applied externally, it
can reduce tissue swelling from sprains and tick bites. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.
MAGICKAL: Amaranth is used to repair a broken heart. It is also associated with immortality, and is used to decorate images of gods and goddesses. It is sacred to the god Artemis. Woven into a wreath, it is said to render the wearer invisible. Also used in pagan burial ceremonies.

Angelica
MEDICINAL: Angelica is a good herbal tea to take for colic, gas, indigestion, hepatitis, and heartburn. It is useful to add in remedies for afflictions of the respiratory system, as well as liver problems and digestive difficulties. Promotes circulation and energy in the body. It is often used to stimulate the circulation in the pelvic region and to stimulate suppressed menstruation. Angelica should not be used by pregnant women or diabetics.
MAGICKAL: Grow it in your garden as a protection for garden and home. The root is often used as aprotective amulet, and has been used to banish evil by burning the leaves. It is
also used to lengthen life, and is used in protection against diseases, as well as to ward off evil spirits. Adding it to a ritual bath will break spells and hexes. It has often been used to ward off evil spirits in the home.
GROWING:Angelica needs rich, moist garden soil in partial shade. It prefers wet bottomlands and swamps, and prefers the cooler northern regions to grow best. It is a perennial that can reach up to 6 feet tall.

*Anise
MEDICINAL: Another good herb for colic, gas, and indigestion. It can also be used in herbal remedies for coughing, as it aids in loosening phlegm. It is the mildest of the herbs
used for these purposes.
MAGICKAL: Anise mixed with bay leaves provides an excellent bath additive prior to ritual. Using anise in potpourri around the house wards off evil, and anise in your sleeping
pillow at night will chase away the nightmares. The essential oil is used in ritual baths prior to any divination attempts. It is believed that hanging an anise seed head on your bedpost will restore lost youth.
GROWING: Anise likes warm, sunny areas with well-drained, rich sandy soils. It is suitable for all areas of North America. It is an annual, and grows 1-2 feet high. It needs 120
days to produce fully ripened seed heads.

*Apple
MEDICINAL: Apples are used to treat constipation. The pectin in fresh apples can help to lower cholesterol levels, an aid in treating heart disease. Crushed apple leaves can be
rubbed on a fresh wound to prevent infection.
MAGICKAL: Apple blossoms are used in love and healing incenses. An apple should be given to a lover as a present - you should eat one half, the lover the other. It is given as an
offering on Samhain to the dead, since it is a symbol of immortality. Apple wood is used to make magickal wands. Pouring apple cider on the ground in your garden before you
plant gives the earth life.
GROWING: Apple trees grow over most of North America. They need a cool winter period, making them unsuitable for low desert or tropical regions. Check with your local nursery for
varieties best suited to your area and growing conditions.

Astragalus
MEDICINAL: Astragalus strengthens metabolism and digestion, raises metabolism, aids in strengthening the immune system, and is used in the healing of wounds and injuries. It is
often cooked with broths, rice, or beans for a boost to the healing energies during those illnesses that prevent one from eating normally.

*Basil
MEDICINAL:Basil is used to treat stomach cramps, vomiting, fevers, colds, flu, headaches, whooping cough, and menstrual pains. It is also used to reduce stomach acid, making it a valuable part of any treatment for ulcers, and a valuable addition to any recipe using tomatoes for those with sensitive stomachs. Externally, it can be used for insect bites, to draw out the poisons. It has been used in other countries to eliminate worms from the intestines, and the oil from basil leaves is applied directly to the skin to treat acne.
MAGICALK: Basil protects from evil and negativity, and aids in attracting and keeping love. It is used for purification baths, and in wealth and prosperity rituals. Carrying a basil leaf in your pocket brings wealth, and if powdered basil is sprinked over your mate while they sleep, it is supposed to eliminate infidelity from your marriage.
GROWING: Basil will grow in any well-drained, fairly rich soil, and full sun. It can be grown throughout most of North America. It is an annual, which reaches 2-3 feet tall. Pinch off
the tips to promote bushiness and flower buds to maintain growth.

Bayberry
MEDICINAL: Bayberry, taken in small doses, increases the vitality of your total body systems, improving circulation. It can also be used as a poultice over varicose veins to strengthen the blood vessels. A douche made of the tea is used for vaginal infections. Tea made of Bayberry is a good gargle for sore throat and tonsillitis.
MAGICKAL: The oil of Bayberry will bring prosperity and luck. The leaves are burned to enhance psychic powers and to produce visions. Worn in an amulet, it will provide protection from evil and negativity. The leaves are used as decorations during the Yule season, and placed in your window it will protect against lightning striking your house. Write a wish on a bay leaf and then burn it if you want the wish to come true.
Sprinkling the crushed leaves in your cupboards will keep out cockroaches and other insect pests.

Bistort
MEDICINAL: Bistort root, when ground and mixed with echinacea, myrrh, and goldenseal, is a great dressing for cuts and other wounds. It is also a powerful astringent, used by
mixing a teaspoon in a cup of boiled water, and drunk several times a day, as a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery. The same mixture can be used as a gargle for sore throats. Bistort is good to drive out infectious disease, and is effective for all internal and external bleeding.
MAGICKAL: An amulet fashioned of the root of Bistort is carried when one wishes to conceive. Sprinkle an infusion of bistort around your home to keep out unwanted visitors of the mischievous variety, such as poltergeists, sprites, etc.
GROWING: Bistort prefers damp soils, such as in cultivated fields. It is native to Europe, but has been grown in Nova Scotia and as far south as Massachusetts. It is a perennial that reaches up to 30 inches tall.
Blackberry
MEDICINAL: A syrup made from the root is used to treat diarrhea and upset stomach (good for treating children). An infusion of the leaves is good for treating diarrhea and sore
throat.
MAGICKAL: Blackberry leaves are used in money spells, as are the berries.
GROWING: Blackberries are perennial vines that grow in many areas, depending on the variety. They require full sun, ver good air circulation, fertile soil that is kept moist, not soggy. Do not grow where you have grown other fruits or vegetables, to avoid transferring diseases to the young vines. Some varieties need pollinators, so check with your local nurseries to find a variety best suited to your needs and climate.

Black Cohosh
MEDICINAL: Black Cohosh is useful in all conditions dealing with arthritis. It improves blood circulation, and is used in treating delayed and painful menstruation, and is often used in conjunction with other herbs in treating menopause symptoms. It should not be used during pregnancy. Black Cohosh can be poisonous in large doses. It contains a chemical much like estrogen, so those advised by their doctor's not to take the Pill
shoud avoid using this herb.
MAGICKAL: Black Cohosh leaves laid around a room is said to drive away bugs, and to drive away negativity.
GROWING: Black Cohosh grows in open woody areas. It needs good soil and partial to mostly shade to do well. It has been grown as far south as Georgia, and as far west as
Missouri. It is a perennial which reaches 3 - 8 feet tall.

Blessed Thistle
MEDICINAL: Blessed Thistle is used to strengthen the heart, and is useful in all remedies for lung, kidney, and liver problems. It is also used as a brain food for stimulating the
memory. It is used in remedies for menopause and for menstrual cramping. Often used by lactating women to stimulate blood low to the mammary glands and increases the flow of milk.
GROWING: Blessed Thistle is generally found along roadsides and in wastelands. It is an annual, and reaches to 2 feet tall. Most folks consider this a pesky weed, so cultivation is
not common. Try gathering some for yourself from the wild, if you dare the stickers - buying commercial is best!

Blue Cohosh
MEDICINAL: Blue Cohosh is used to regulate the menstrual flow. It is also used for suppressed menstruation. Native Americans used this herb during childbirth to ease the pain and difficulty that accompany birthing, as well as to induce labor. This herb should not be taken during pregnancy, and should be taken in very small amounts in conjunction with other herbs, such as Black Cohosh.
GROWING: Blue Cohosh grows best in deep, loamy, moist woodlands. The berry of this plant is poisonous, and the plant itself can irritate the skin. The root is the part used in herbal medicine. It has a range from southern Canada, as far south as the Carolinas, and as far west as Missouri. This herb is best purchased from the stores, rather than cultivated.

Boneset
MEDICINAL: Used for treating severe fevers, as well as flu and catarrh conditions. One to two tablespoons of the tincture in hot water is used for sweat therapy to break fevers.
MAGICKAL: An infusion sprinked around the house will drive away evil spirits and negativity.
GROWING:Boneset prefers damp to moist rich soils. It is a North American native perennial that reaches 2 to 4 feet high, and grows in partial sun.

Borage
MEDICINAL: Used for treating bronchitis, rashes, and to increase mother's milk. The infusion is used as an eyewash.
MAGICKAL: Carrying the fresh blossoms brings courage. The tea will induce your psychic powers.
GROWING: Borage was once widely planted in gardens throughout Europe. It was brought to the United States, and now grows wild in much of the eastern half of the nation. It is an annual that grows in most soils, tolerates dry spells, and prefers full sun, reaching to 2 feet in height.

Burdock
MEDICINAL: Burdock Root is used to treat skin diseases, boils, fevers, inflammations, hepatitis, swollen glands, some cancers, and fluid retention. It is an excellent blood purifier. A tea made of the leaves of Burdock is also used for indigestion. Very useful for building the systems of young women. Helps clear persistent teenage acne if taken for three to four weeks. Used with dandelion root for a very effective liver cleanser and stimulator.
MAGICKAL: Used to ward off all sorts of negativity, making it invaluable for protective amulets and sachets. Add to potpourri in the house.

Caraway
MEDICINAL: Caraway aids digestion, can help promote menses, can increase a mother's milk, and is good to add to cough remedies as an expectorant.
MAGICKAL: Carry Caraway in an amulet for protection. Carrying caraway seeds promotes the memory. It can also guard against theft. It is said to promote lust when baked into breads, cookies, or cakes.
GROWING: Caraway can be found in meadows, woods, and rocky areas. It prefers a rich soil. Native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, it also grows wild here in North America. It is a biennial that reaches 1 1/2 - 2 feet high.

Cascara Sagrada
MEDICINAL: Used in treating chronic constipation, and is a stimulant to the whole digestive system. It is a safe laxative, and is useful for treating intestinal gas, liver and gall bladder complaints, and enlarged liver.
MAGICKAL: Sprinkled around the home before going to court, it will help you to win your case. It is ued in money spells and in repelling evil and hexes.
GROWING:Cascara Sagrada is a tree that is native to the Pacific Northwest regions of NorthAmerica.

Catnip
MEDICINAL: Catnip is effective alone or in herbal remedies for colds, flu, fevers, upset stomach, and insomnia. Particularly good for children with upset stomachs in a very mild infusion.
MAGICKAL: Use the large leaves, well dried, to mark pages in magickal books. Use in conjunction with rose petals in love sachets. It will also create a psychic bond between you and your cat. Grow near your home to attract luck and good spirits.
GROWING: Catnip will grow in most soils, and tends to enjoy a bit of the dry spells once it is established. It grows throughout North America, and is a perennial reaching to 3 feet high.

Cat's Claw
MEDICINAL: Also known as una de gato. Used in treatment of arthritis, gastritis, tumors, dysentery, female hormonal imbalances, viral infections. It is effective in aiding treatment of the immune system, the intestinal system, and the cardivoascular system. This herb should not be taken by those who have received an organ transplant, nor by pregnant or nursing women.

Cayenne
MEDICINAL: Cayenne, also called capsicum, is very effective added to liniments for all sorts of arthritis and muscle aches. It benefits the heart and circulation when taken alone or added to other remedies. It is also used to stimulate the action of other herbs. It will stop bleeding both externally and internally, making it excellent for use with ulcers. It is used in antibiotic combinations, for menstrual cramps, and as a part of treatment for depression.
MAGICKAL: Cayenne pepper scattered around your house will break bad spells. Adding it to love powders will ensure that your love will be spicy, and can inflame the loved one with passion.
GROWING: Cayenne pepper plants like a good, rich soil, plenty of water, and full sun. The peppers are dried after ripening. For herbal use, the peppers are usually ground into a powder and mixed with other powdered herbs in capsules.

*Cedar
MAGICKAL: Cedar chips used in rituals or burnt attracts money, and is also used in purification and healing. It is a symbol of power and longevity. Hung in the home it will protect against lightning. Juniper can be used in place of cedar.
GROWING: There are many types of cedars that grow throughout the world. Check with your local nursery for varieties best suited to your area. Cedars are evergreen perennials that are attractive in any landscape.

*Chamomile
MEDICINAL: Use the tea for nerves and menstrual cramps. The tea is also useful for babies and small children with colds and stomach troubles. Also used to calm the body for inducing sleep in insomniac conditions. It is also a good wash for sore eyes and open sores.
MAGICKAL: Chamomile is used in prosperity charms to attract money. Added to incense, it will produce a relaxed state for better meditation. Burned alone it will induce sleep. Added to a ritual bath, it will attract love. Sprinkle it around your property to remove curses and bad spells.
GROWING: Chamomile is an annual that adapts to most soils, likes lots of water and full sun. It grows up to 20 inches tall.

Chickweed

MEDICINAL: Chickweed is an excellent source of many B vitamins and various minerals. It is used to treat bronchitis, pleurisy, coughs, colds, and as a blood builder. Externally it is good for skin diseases, and the tea added to the bath is good for soothing skin irritations and rashes.
MAGICKAL: Chickweed is carried and/or used in spells to attract love and to maintain a relationship.
GROWING: This annual spreading plant is usually hated as an obnoxious weed by the typical gardener. It is found throughout temperate areas of North America and of Europe, the plant's native homeland. It prefers full sun, average to poor soils, and infrequent watering.

*Cinnamon
MEDICINAL: Add cinnamon to remedies for acute symptoms, as this herb is a stimulant to other herbs and the body, enabling herbal remedies to work faster. It is also a blood purifier, an infection preventer, and a digestive aid. Do not ingest cinnamon oil.
MAGICKAL: Burned in incense, cinnamon will promote high spirituality. It is also used to stimulate the passions of the male. It should also be burned in incenses used for healing. The essential oil is used for protection.

Clover
MEDICINAL: Red Clover is used as a nerve tonic and as a sedative for exhaustion. It is used to strengthen those children with weak systems, and is used with children for coughs, bronchitis, wheezing, as it is mild to their systems. It is often used in combination with many other drugs in the treatment of cancer. It is also used for skin eruptions (acne).
MAGICKAL: Clover brings luck, prsperity, and health. Carrying a three-leaf clover gives you protection. Worn over the right breast it will bring you success in all undertakings. GROWING: Grow clover as you would lawn grasses. Clover is an excellent cover crop, planted in fallow areas and turned under in the fall, it makes an excellent fertilizer for poor soils.

*Cloves
MEDICINAL: Clove oil will stop a toothache when it is applied directly to the cavity. It is very warm and stimulating to the system, and is very useful with people who have cold extremities. Cloves will promote sweating with fevers, colds, and flu. It is often used in remedies for whooping cough. Cloves are also safe and effective for relieving vomiting during pregnancy.
MAGICKAL: Cloves worn in an amulet will drive away negativity and hostility, and stop gossip. It is often carried to stimulate the memory, and can be added to attraction sachets. Clove oil is also worn as an aphrodisiac, and the buds when eaten are said to stir up bodily lusts. It is placed in sachets with mint and rose to chase away melancholy and to help one sleep soundly. Carried, it can also bring comfort to the bereaved and mourning.

Coltsfoot
MEDICINAL: Used to treat respiratory problems, and is soothing to the stomach and intestines. Combine with horehound, ginger, and licorice root for a soothing cough syrup.
MAGICKAL: Coltsfoot is added to love sachets and is used in spells of peace and tranquility.
GROWING: Coltsfoot is a perennial that prefers damp, clay soils. It grows 5 to 18 inches high, and likesfull to partial sun.

Comfrey
MEDICINAL: A poultice of comfrey heals wounds, burns, sores, and bruises. It is a powerful remedy for coughs, ulcers, healing broken bones and sprains, and is used in treating asthma. Large amounts or dosages can cause liver damage, but there are no problems with using it externally. Used internally, it is best and safest to use a tea, rather than capsules.
MAGICKAL: Carrying comfrey during travel will ensure your safety. Put some in your luggage to prevent it being lost or stolen. It will also bring luck to the carrier.
GROWING: Comfrey prefers well-drained soils and partial shade. It grows from Canada to Georgia, as far west as Missouri, in the wild. It is a perennial that grows to 3 feet high. It can be started from seed, but you will be more successful with cuttings. Once established, it will spread vigorously. Harvest leaves when the flowers bud, and roots in the autumn after the first frost.

Cornflower
MEDICINAL: Juices from the stems of this plant are used externally to treat wounds and cuts.
MAGICKAL: Cornflower is used to promote and enhance phsychic sight, as well as normal eyesight.
GROWING: Cornflower is adaptable to many soils and conditions. It is an annual that grows 1 - 2 feet tall.

Cramp Bark
MEDICINAL: Cramp Bark is one of the best female regulators in the herb world. It is a uterine sedative, aiding in menstrual cramps and afterbirth. It helps to prevent miscarriage, as well as internal hemmorhaging. Damiana is used to regulate the female cycles. It is also used to stimulate the sexualappetite. It is good for urinary problems and nervousness, as well as hypertension.
MAGICKAL: Damiana is used in infusions to incite lust, and is burned to produce visions.

Dandelion
MEDICINAL: Dandelion benefits all aspects of the liver. It clears obstructions and detoxifies poisons. It will also promote healthy circulation. The juice from a broken stem can be applied to warts and allowed to dry; used for 3 days or so it will dry up the warts. It is also used to treat premenstrual syndrome, as it is a diuretic. Also helps clear skin eruptions.
MAGICKAL: It is a sign of rain when the down from a ripened dandelion head falls without wind helping it to do so. To blow the seeds off a ripened head is to carry your thoughts to a loved one, near or far.
GROWING: Dandelion is a common yard, garden, and roadside weed. Do not gather where chemicals have been used, and don't gather those near roadsides, as they have been contaminated from exhausts.

*Dill
MEDICINAL: Dill is used to treat colic, gas, and indigestion.
MAGICKAL: Dill is used in love and protection sachets. The dried seed heads hung in the home, over doorways, and above cradles provides protection. Add dill to your bath to make you irresistible to your lover.
GROWING: Dill grows in most regions of North America. It needs sun and a well-drained soil, and frequent waterings. It is a hardy annual, biennial in the deep southern regions, that reaches 2 - 3 feet tall. Dill matures quickly, and self-sows for the following year. Plant in six week intervals for a season-long supply of fresh dill.

Dong Quai
MEDICINAL: A powerful herb for the female reproductive system. It is a powerful uterine tonic and hormonal regulator. Used in premenstrual syndrome formulas as well as menopausal formulas.

Dragon's Blood
MEDICINAL: The resin of Dragon's Blood is used externally as a wash to promote healing and stop bleeding. Internally it is used for chest pains, post-partum bleeding, internal traumas, and menstrual irregularities.
MAGICKAL: Added to love incenses and sachets, it increases the potency of other herbs used. A piece of the plant is often used under the mattress as a cure for impotency. It is also used in spells to bring back a loved one. A pinch added to other herbs for magickal purposes will increase their potency.

*Echinacea
MEDICINAL: Echinacea, also known as Purple Coneflower, is a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulator, helping to build resistance to colds, flus, and infections. It increases the production of white blood cells, and improves the lymph glands. The tea from this herb should be used in all infections, and has been used in treating skin cancers and other cancers.
MAGICKAL: Echinacea is used as an offering to the spirits or gods and goddesses to strengthen a spell or ritual.
GROWING: Echinacea likes the prairies and other open, dry places. It adapts to most soils, in full sun, except wet ones. It grows over most of North America. It is a perennial, and reaches to about 2 feet tall. The root is used ground, and the leaves are used for teas.

*Elder
MEDICINAL: Elder flowers mixed with mint and yarrow blossoms are excellent internal cleansers when fighting flu and colds. A tea of the elder flowers and sassafras is a remedy for acne. Elder flower oil is a remedy for chapped skin. The leaves can be used as an antiseptic poultice for external wounds, and as an insect repellant. Should not be used internally by pregnant or lactating women.
MAGICKAL: The branches of the sacred elder are used to make magickal wands for ritual. Scattering the leaves in the four winds will bring protection. Elderberry wine, made from the berries, is used in rituals. In Denmark, it is believed to be unlucky to have furniture made of elder wood. Grown near your home, elder will offer protection to the dwellers. It is used at weddings to bring good luck to the newlyweds. Flutes made formt he branches are used to bring forth spirits.
GROWING: Elder is a tree or shrub, growing to 30 feet tall. It prefers moist areas throughout North America. The leaves, bark, and roots of the American varieties generally contain poisonous alkaloids and should not be used internally.

Elecampane
MEDICINAL: Elecampane is used for intestinal worms, water retention, and to lessen tooth decay and firm the gums. It gives relief to respiratory ailments. It is usually used in combination with other herbs.Externally it is used as a wash for wounds and itching rashes. It is burned to repel insects.
MAGICKAL: Add this herb to love charms and amulets of all kinds. Used with mistletoe and vervain, itis especially powerful. Use when scrying for better results.
GROWING: Elecampane enjoys roadsides and damp fields and pastures. Plant it in full sun in a damp, but not soggy, location. It is a perennial that grows 3 - 6 feet tall. The root is most commonly used.

*Eucalyptus
MEDICINAL: Eucalyptus oil is a powerful antiseptic, and is used to treat pyorrhea (gum disease), and is used on burns to prevent infections. The oil breathed in will help clear the sinuses, as will the steam from boiling the leaves. When mixed with water or vegetable oils, it makes a good insect repellant. A small drop on the tongue eases nausea.
MAGICKAL: Healing energies come from the leaves. A branch or wreath over the bed of a sick person will help spread the healing energies. The oil is added to healing baths, and for purifications.
GROWING: Eucalyptus reigns among the tallest trees in the world, capable of reaching heights of over 250 feet tall. It thrives only in areas where the average temperature remains above 60 degrees, and is adaptable to several soil conditions.

Evening Primrose
MEDICINAL: Evening Primrose oil stimulates to help with liver and spleen conditions. In Europe, it has been used to treat Multiple Sclerosis. It lowers blood pressure, and eases the pain of angina by opening up the blood vessels. It has been found to help slow the production of cholesterol, and has been found to lower cholesterol levels. Used with Dong Quai and Vitex, it is a valuable part of an herbal remedy for treating the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual cramping.
GROWING: The American variety is found throughout North America. It enjoys dry soils and full sun. It is a biennial, and grows 3 - 6 feet tall. The seed oil is the most commonly used portion of the plant. Some nurseries sell evening primrose, but they are actually a small, showy hybrid of the perennial Missouri Primrose, and does not have the same medicinal uses, so be sure you are buying the plant you really want.

Eyebright
MEDICINAL: Eyebright stimulates the liver to remove toxins from the body. It has been used internally and externally to treat eye infections and afflictions, such as pink-eye. The herb strengthens the eye, and helps to repair damage.
MAGICKAL: Eyebright is used to make a simple tea to rub on the eyelids to induce and enhance clairvoyant visions. GROWING: Eyebright is adaptable to many soil types in full sun. It is a small annual, growing 2 - 8 inches high. It attaches itself by underground suckers to the roots of neighboring grass plants and takes its nutrients from them. To be cultivated, it must be given nurse plants on whose roots it can feed.

False Unicorn
MEDICINAL: False Unicorn is very soothing for a delicate stomach. It also stimulates the reproductive organs in women and men. This herb is very important for use during menopause, due to its positive effects on uterine disorders, headaches, and depression.
GROWING: False Unicorn grows primarily in very moist areas, in partially shady areas, throughout North America.

Fennel
MEDICINAL: Fennel helps to take away the appetite. It is often used as a sedative for small children. Itimproves digestion, and is very helpful with coughs. It is also used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Enriches and increases the flow of milk for lactating women.
MAGICKAL: Use for scenting soaps and perfumes to ward off negativity and evil. Grow near the home for the same purpose.
GROWING: Fennel prefers dry, sunny areas. It is a perennial that can reach 4 - 6 feet high, and grows in most average to poor soils.

Fenugreek
MEDICINAL: Fenugreek is used to soften and expel mucous. It has antiseptic properties and will kill infections in the lungs. Used with lemon and honey, it will help reduce a fever and will soothe and nourish the body during illness. It has been used to relax the uterus, and for this reason should not be taken by pregnant women.
MAGICKAL: Adding a few fenugreek seeds to the mop water used to clean your household floors will bring money into the household.
GROWING: Fenugreek likes dry, moderately fertile soil in a sunny location. It is an annual, and grows to 1 - 3 feet tall.

Feverfew
MEDICINAL: Feverfew is used to treat colds, fevers, flu, and digestive problems. It is often used to end migraines and other headaches.
MAGICKAL: Feverfew is carried for protection against illnesses involving fever, as well as for preventing accidents.
GROWING: Feverfew bears a resemblance to chamomile. It prefers dry places, will tolerate poor soil, and is a hardy biennial or perennial, growing to 2 1/2 feet. It prefers full sun.

Frankincense
MEDICINAL: Frankincense relieves menstrual pains, and treats rheumatic aches and pains. Externally it is used for liniments and for its antiseptic properties.
MAGICKAL: Frankincense is burned to raise vibrations, purify, and exorcise. It will aid meditations and visions. The essential oil is used to anoint magickal tools, altars, etc.

*Garlic
MEDICINAL: Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic. It can stimulate cell growth and activity. It reduces blood pressure in hypertensive conditions. A main advantage to using garlic for its antibiotic properties is that it does not destroy the body's natural flora. It is excellent for use in all colds and infections of the body. When ingesting the raw cloves, a sprig of parsley chewed immediately after will freshen the breath.
MAGICKAL: Peeled garlic cloves placed in each room is said to ward off disease. It is hung in new homes to dispel negativity and evil, and (don't laugh!) to ward off vampires. It is a strong protective herb. Place a clove under the pillow of sleeping children to protect them.
GROWING: Garlic is a perennial herb that likes moderate soil and lots of sun and warmth. The plant grows to 2 feet tall. The bulb is the most common used portion, although the greens are often used in salads.

*Ginger
MEDICINAL: Ginger is an excellent herb to use for strengthening and healing the respiratory system, as well as for fighting off colds and flu. It removes congestion, soothes sore throats, and relieves headaches and body aches. Combined with other herbs, it enhances their effectiveness. It is also very effective in combatting motion sickness. Recommended during pregnancy for treating morning sickness and digestive problems, as well as safe to use during pregnancy for colds and sore throats.
MAGICKAL: Ginger is used in passion spells, to "heat up" the relationship. It is used in success spells, and to ensure the success of spells.
GROWING: Ginger grows through most of North America. It reaches to 6 inches high, and is a perennial. The ground root is the part used for healing.

*Ginseng
MEDICINAL: Ginseng stimulates the body to overcome all forms of illness, physical and mental. It is used to lower blood pressure, increase endurance, aid in relieving depression, and is a sexual stimulant. The dried root is used for healing purposes. It has been used throughout ancient times to the present day for use in conjunction with most herbs in treating all sorts of illnesses, including cancers, digestive troubles, and memory. It is used to tone the body during stress and to overcome fatigue. During menopause it aids in rejuvenating the system and balances hormones, as well as aids in regulating hot flashes.
MAGICKAL: Ginseng is carried to guard your health and to attract love. It will also ensure sexual potency. Ginseng is an effecitve substitute for mandrake in all spells.
GROWING: Ginseng can be very difficult to grow. Germination of disinfected seeds (to kill mold, which plagues ginseng at all stages of growth) can take up to a year or more. Plant in early autumn in raised beds of very humus-rich soil. Plants must be shaded at all times. Roots are not harvested until the plants are at least 6 years old. Take care during harvesting and drying not to break off any of the "arms" of the root. Dry for one month before use.

Goldenseal
MEDICINAL: Goldenseal is another natural, powerful antibiotic. It should not be used by pregnant women. The herb goes straight to the bloodstream and eliminates infection in the body. It enables the liver to recover. When taken in combination with other herbs, it will boost the properties for the accompanying herbs.
MAGICKAL: Goldenseal is used n properity spells, as well as healing spells and rituals.
GROWING: Goldenseal prefers rich soils in partial shade. It is a perennial herb that grows 6 - 18 inches high. The dried ground root is the part most often used, although the dried leaves are used in teas. It is difficult to grow successfully, and the plants need to be at least 6 years old before harvesting.

Gotu Kola
MEDICINAL: Gotu Kola is and excellent mental stimulant. It is often used after mental breakdowns, and used regularly, can prevent nervous breakdown, as it is a brain cell stimulant. It relieves mental fatigue and senility, and aids the body in defending itself against toxins.
MAGICKAL: Gotu Kola is used in meditation incenses.

Hawthorn
MEDICINAL: Hawthorn is effective for curing insomnia. Hawthorn is used to prevent miscarriage and for treating nervousness. Hawthorn has been used for centuries in treating heart disease, as regular use strengthens the heart muscles, and to prevent arteriosclerosis, angina, and poor heart action.
MAGICKAL: The leaves are used to make protection sachets. They are also carried to ensure good fishing. In Europe, Hawthorn was used to repel witchcraft spells. Bringing branches of it into the home is supposed to portend death. It is incorporated into spells and rituals for fertility. It will protect the home from damaging storms.
GROWING: Hawthorn is a deciduous tree or shrub, that can reach 40 feet tall. It grows throughout North America. It is tolerant of most soils, but prefers alkaline, rich, moist loam. Consult a nursery for the best species to use in your area. The fruit is the part used in healing.

Hazel
MAGICKAL: Hazel's forked branches are used for divining, and the wood makes wonderful wands. Hazel nuts hung in the house will bring luck, and can be carried to cause fertility. Eaten, the nuts bring wisdom.
GROWING: Hazelnut trees do best when planted in a well-drained, fertile, slightly acid soil. They do best where the winter temps are above -10.

Heather
MEDICINAL: A tea made of heather blossoms is used to suppress coughing, and as an aid for sleeplessness.
MAGICKAL: Heather is carried as a guard against rape and violent crime. In potpourri, it adds protection. When burned with fern, it will bring rain.
GROWING: Heather prefers rocky or sandy soils and full sun. It is an evergreen shrub that grows 1 -2 feet tall.

Henbane
MEDICINAL: Henbane stops pain, and lessens perspiration. Henbane is very toxic, so it should not be used by pregnant women or the weak or children, and should be used in only extremely small amounts for external use only, and not on a regular basis. A poultice of leaves is used briefly to remove pain from wounds.
MAGICKAL: Henbane is sometimes thrown into the water to bring rain. In olden times, it had many more uses, but is seldom used today due to its poisonous nature.
GROWING: Henbane grows wild throughout temperate North Americal. Due to its toxic nature, it is not advisable to grow in the home garden.

Holly
MAGICKAL: Holly is used as a protective plant, and used as decoration during the Yule season. Planted outside the home, it will also afford protection. Sprinkle holly water on newborn babies to protect them.
GROWING: Holly likes slightly acid soils, and can tolerate poor, sandy soil. It needs full sun, and grows to about 4 feet tall.

Hops
MEDICINAL: Hops is a sedative. Therefore, it is useful in treating insomnia and nervous tension. It is mild and safe. It is used in brewing beer and ales. Hops is also used for treating coughs, bladder ailments, and liver ailments. Externally it is used to treat itching skin rashes and hives. It also removes poisons from the body.
MAGICKAL: Hops is used in healing incenses. Sleep pillows often include hops to induce sleep and pleasant dreams.
GROWING: Hops prefers full sun, and will adapt to many soils. It is a perennial vine that reaches to 30 feet in height. The portion of the plant used in healing are the dried flowers.

Horehound
MEDICINAL: Horehound is used in children's cough remedies, as it is a gentle but effective expectorant. It acts as a tonic for the respiratory system and stomach. In large doses it acts as a laxative.
MAGICKAL: Horehound is used in incenses for protection. It is also used in exorcisms.
GROWING: Horehound likes dry sandy soils and full sun. It is a perennial (except in very cold climates) that reaches to 3 feet tall. It is a vigorous grower and can become a pest if not carefully controlled. It needs little water, tolerates poor soils, and does best in full sun. It blooms during its second year.

Horsetail
MEDICINAL: Horsetail is used in treating urinary tract infections. It aids in coagulation and decreases bleeding. It will also help broken bones heal faster, and will help brittle nails and hair, due to its high silica content. It has also been used as part of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The plant alone, boiled in water, makes an effective foot soak for tired feet, or for the treatment of athlete's foot. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
MAGICKAL: Whistles made from the stalks of Horsetail are used to call the spirits.
GROWING: Horsetail needs swamps and damp places to grow, in full sun to partial shade. It grows to 1- 2 feet tall. The plant itself is used in healing.

Hyssop
MEDICINAL: Hyssop is used in treating lung ailments. The leaves have been applied to wounds to aid in healing. The tea is also used to soothe sore throats. It has been used to inhibit the growth of the herpes simplex virus.
MAGICKAL: Hyssop is used in purification baths and rituals, and used to cleanse persons and objects.
GROWING: Hyssop prefers dry conditions, tolerates most soils, and full sun. It is a member of the mint family. It is a perennial shrubby plant growing to 3 feet tall.

Iceland Moss
MEDICINAL: Iceland Moss, a lichen, has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of chest ailments. It is used to nourish the weak, elderly, and weakly children.
GROWING: Iceland Moss grows in cold, humid mountain areas and wooded areas. It grows to 4 inches tall.

Ivy
MAGICKAL: Ivy is grown to grow up the ouside of the home to act as a guardian and protector. It is worn by brides to bring luck to the marriage.
GROWING: Ivy has many different varieties, and most will adapt to many different soil and growing conditions. It grows throughout North America.

*Jasmine
MAGICKAL: Jasmine is used in love sachets and incenses. It is used to attract spiritual love. A drop of the essential oil in almond oil, massaged into the skin, is said to overcome frigidity. Carrying, burning, or wearing the flowers attracts wealth and money. If burned in the bedroom, Jasmine will bring prophetic dreams. Jasmine can also be used in teas.
GROWING: Jasmine is best grown indoors in pots. It is an evergreen vine. It likes bright light, but no direct sun, some support such as a trellis, lots of water, and occasional fertilizing.

*Jojoba
MEDICINAL: Jojoba oil from the seed has been used to promote hair growth and relieve skin problems for centuries. It is effective in treating dandruff, psoriasis, dry and chapped skin. It is also very good for Sensitive skin types. Jojoba is a great massage oil. You can use it for removing makeup. It can be used as a leave in hair treatment while in the sun or as aftershave moisturizer.

Juniper
MEDICINAL: Juniper has been used to clear uric acid from the body. It is high in natural insulin, and has the ability to heal the pancreas where there has been no permanent damage. It is useful for all urinary infections and for water retention problems. Juniper is used externally as a compress to treat acne, athlete's foot, dry skin, and dandruff.
MAGICKAL: Juniper is used to protect from accidents and theft. Grown at your doorstep, it will offer your home protection. It is used in incenses for protection.
GROWING: Junipers of all species are adaptable to many growing conditions. They are low-maintenance plants. Choose a species suited to your landscape needs, to avoid problems later, as some folks plant them with no regard for their eventual size, and sometime find they have a nuisance on their hands as the plant matures. If you want berries, you must plant a male and a female juniper.

Kava Kava
MEDICINAL: Used to treat insomnia and nervousness. Relieves stress after injury. Used as a tea for pains associated with nerve and skin diseases. Large doses can cause a buildup of toxic substances in the liver.
MAGICKAL: A tea of kava kava is drunk to offer protection against evil and to invite good luck. Sprinkle the tea around the home and property for the same uses.

Kelp
MEDICINAL: Kelp is used to strengthen and promote the glands. It controls the thyroid and regulates metabolism. It is a sustainer to the nervous system and the brain, and is a terrific boost for pregancy and the developing child. It contains over 30 minerals and vitamins.
GROWING: Best found in stores, as this is a seaweed that grows in the ocean.

*Lavendar
MEDICINAL: Lavendar tea made from the blossoms is used as an antidepressant. It is used in combination with other herbs for a remedy for depression and nervous tension and stress. It is also used as a headache remedy. It also can be used to aid digestion and calm nerves.
OTHER USES: A wad of cotten moistened with Lavender will keep moths away and freshen a room. Also used to repel insects such a flys and mosquitos.
MAGICKAL: Lavendar is used in purification baths and rituals. It is used in healing incenses and sachets. Carrying the herb will enable the carrier to see ghosts. The essential oil will heighten sexual desire in men. Lavendar water sprinkled on the head is helpful in keeping your chastity. The flowers are burned to induce sleep, and scattered throughout the home to maintain peaceful harmony within. Carrying lavendar brings strength and courage.
GROWING:Lavendar likes light sandy soil and full sun. It grows to 2-3 feet tall 3 feet wide. It should be mulched in colder climates for winter protection for this perennial.

Lemon Balm
MEDICINAL: Lemon Balm is used in treating headaches, colds, and nervous or upset stomachs. Externally the crushed leaves can be applied to wounds and insect bites to speed healing.
MAGICKAL: Lemon Balm is used in spells to bring success, and in healing spells. It is often used in spells to find love and friendship.
GROWING: Lemon Balm is a perennial that can reach up to 3 feet high. It needs full sun and rich soil with regular watering. Plant where you can enjoy the lemon scent of the leaves from a porch, deck, or open window.

Licorice
MEDICINAL: Licorice Root is a great source of the female hormone estrogen. It is used for coughs and chest ailments. It is an important herb to use when recovering from an illness, as it supplies needed energy to the system. Used as a remedy for stomach and heart problems, indigestion, and most respiratory ailments. Helps to normalize and regulate hormone production. Should not be used by pregnant women as it can sometimes lead to high blood pressure with prolonged use.
MAGICKAL: Licorice root was buried in tombs and caskets to help the soul pass easily into the Summerland. Chewing on a piece of the root will make you passionate. It is added to love sachets, and an ingredient in spells to ensure fidelity.
GROWING: Licorice is a perennial that reaches 3 to 7 feet tall. Hard freezes will kill it, so it grows best in warm sunny climates.

Lovage
MEDICINAL: Lovage root eases bloating and flatulence. It is also used with other herbs to counteract colds and flu. MAGICKAL: Lovage is added to baths to clean the pysychic portion of the mind. Added to baths with rose petals will make you attractive to the opposite sex.
GROWING: Lovage is a perennial that grows 3 - 7 feet tall. It is adaptable to many conditions, and does best in full sun.

Mandrake
MEDICINAL: Mandrake is a very strong gland stimulant. It is used to treat skin problems, digestion, and chronic liver diseases. It is most often combined with other herbs. It is very powerful and should be used with caution, as well as in very small small dosages. Pregnant women should not use this herb. It is potentially very toxic to anyone if improperly used. Do not use this herb without the proper guidance from a professional!
MAGICKAL: Mandrake is used in the home as a powerful protection. It is carried to promote conception, and men carry it to promote fertility and cure impotency.

Marigold
MEDICINAL: Marigold is a great first aid remedy. It relieves headaches, earaches, and reduces fevers. It is excellent for the heart and for the circulation. It is also used externally to heal wounds and bruises.
MAGICKAL: Fresh marigolds in any room heightens the energy within. Placed under the pillow before bed, it induces clairvoyancy. Planted in rows with tomatoes, it will keep pests from them and other vegetables. Planted near the porch/deck, it will keep mosquitoes away. It is also used to attract and see the fairies. Scattered under the bed, they protect during sleep. Add to bath water to win the respect of everyone you meet.
GROWING: Marigold is an annual plant that comes in many sizes and colors. It is adaptable to many soils. Give plenty of water and full sun.

Marjoram
MEDICINAL: Marjoram is useful for treating asthma, coughs, and is used to strengthen the stomach and intestines, as well as used with other herbs for headaches.
MAGICKAL: Marjoram should be added to all love charms and sachets. A bit in each room will aid in protection of the home. If given to a grieving or depressed person, it will bring them happiness.
GROWING: Marjoram is a perennial herb growing 1 - 3 feet tall. It likes all kinds of soils, and prefers full sun and rich soil. It is grown as an annual or wintered indoors in cold regions.

Marshmallow
MEDICINAL: Marshmallow aids in the expectoration of difficult mucous and phlegm. It helps to relax and soothe the bronchial tubes, making it valuable for all lung ailments. It is an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory for joints and the digestive system. It is often used externally with cayenne to treat blood poisoning, burns, and gangrene.
GROWING: Marshmallow needs marshes and swamps to grow. It is a perennial growing to 4 feet tall.

Mugwort
MEDICINAL: Mugwort is used in all conditions dealing with nervousness, shaking, and insomnia. It is used to help induce menses, especially combined with cramp bark. Often used to stimulate the liver and as a digestive aid. It should not be used by pregant women.

Poison Ivy
MAGICKAL: Add to divination incenses. It is carried to prevent poisoning and stroke. Fresh leaves rubbed on magickal tools will increase their powers. An infusion made of mugwort is used to cleanse crystals and scrying mirrors. Placed beneath your pillow, or in a dream pillow, it will promote astral travel and good dreams.

Mullein
MEDICINAL: Mullein is a terrific narcotic herb that is not addictive or poisonous. It is used as a pain killer and to bring on sleep. It loosens mucous, making it useful for treating lung ailments. It strengthens the lymphatic system.
MAGICKAL: Mullein is worn to give the carrier courage. The leaves are also carried to prevent animal attacks and accidents when in the wilderness. In a sleeping pillow it will guard against nightmares. Use as a substitution in old spells for "grave dust".
GROWING: Mullein is adaptable to many soils. It prefers full sun. It is a biennial plant growing to 8 feet tall. It is a prolific self-sower.

Myrrh
MEDICINAL: Myrrh is a powerful antiseptic, being a remedy second only to echinacea. It is a strong cleaning and healing agent, soothing the body and speeding the healing process. It is often used with goldenseal. It is most often used in mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpastes for fighting and preventing gum disease.
MAGICKAL: Myrrh is burned to purify and protect. It is used to consecrate and purify ritual tools and objects needing to be blessed. It is a standard magickal herb to be included in the tools of everyone.

Myrtle
MEDICINAL: Myrtle is used to treat bronchitis, bruises, bad breath, wounds, colds, sinusitis, and coughs.
MAGICKAL: Myrtle is burned as an incense to bring beauty, to honor Diana and to Venus, and is a symbol of glory and happy love. Myrtle tea will make you look beautiful to your loved one. A distillation of the leaves and flowers combined will make a wonderful beauty wash for the face, and is known as "angel water". It is used in spells to keep love alive and exciting. Grow on each side of the house to preserve and protect the love within.
GROWING: Myrtle is an evergreen plant that prefers warm climates. It has small pointed leaves, and grows to about 12 feet high. Its blossoms are small, white, and in clusters. The leaves are gathered and dried for use in August.

Nettle
MEDICINAL: The plant is used for high blood pressure, gout, PMS, rheumatism, and ending diarrhea, scurvy, liver and prostate problems. Externally it is used as a compress to treat neuralgia and arthritis. It is a very high source of digestible iron. Also treats anemia, fatigue, edema, menstrual difficulties, hay fever and allergies.
MAGICKAL: Sprinkle nettle around the room to protect it. It is also burned during ceremonies for exorcism. Stuffed in a poppet and sent back to the sender of a curse or bad spell, it will end the negativity. Nettles gathered before sunrise and fed to cattle is said to drive evil spirits from them.
GROWING: As nettle is considered a bothersome weed, it is best to purchase this herb from a store. The spines on a nettle plant can cause painful stinging, so it is not a good idea to include it in your herbal garden.

*Nutmeg
MEDICINAL: A small amount of nutmeg, about the size of a pea, can be taken once daily over a long period (6 months to a year) to relieve chronic nervous problems, as well as heart problems stemming from poor circulation. Added to milk, and baked fruits and desserts, it aids in digestion, and relieves nausea. Large doses can be poisonous, and may cause miscarriage for pregnant women.
MAGICKAL: Carried, nutmeg will help with clairvoyancy, and ward off rheumatism. It is included in prosperity mixtures. Nutmegs are carried as good luck charms.

Oak
MEDICINAL: Oak bark is used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and bleeding. For external use the bark and/or leaves are boiled and then applied to bruises, swollen tissues, wounds that are bleeding, and varicose veins.
MAGICKAL: The oak is the most sacred of all the trees. The most powerful mistletoe grows in oaks. The leaves are burned for purification, and the branches make powerful wands. The acorn is a fertility nut. It is carried to promote conception, ease sexual problems, and increase sexual attractiveness. The leaves and bark are used in binding spells. Planting an acorn in the dark of the Moon will bring you money. Oak wood carreid will protect from harm, and hung in the home it will protect the home and all within.

*Oats
MEDICINAL: Oats are a traditional food for those recovering from an illness. It also supplies necessary fiber in the diet. Oats made into packs and pastes clear up many skin disorders, such as acne. Oats reducces blood cholesterol levels.
MAGICKAL: Oats are used in prosperity and money spells, and in rituals to the harvest.
GROWING: Oats are an annual grass that grows up to 4 feet tall. Easiest to purchase from a health food store, as much is needed to be beneficial, and takes up more room than the average gardener has available. It does make a pretty ornamental grass in the garden and around foundations.

*Onion
MEDICINAL: Onion is used externally as an antiseptic. Internally, it can alleviate gas pains, reduce hypertension, and reduce cholesterol.
MAGICKAL: Has been used as a charm against evil spirits. Halved or quartered onions placed in the home absorb negativity. An onion under your pillow will give you prophetic dreams. Magickal swords and knives are purified by rubbing them with an onion half.
GROWING: Onion is a perennial herb that grows from a bulb. It prefers rich garden soils and plenty of water. The greens above ground can be used alone, and the bulb harvested by pulling from the ground, and allowing the tops to dry before storing in a dry location, with temperatures between 35 and 50 degrees F.

*Orange
MAGICKAL: The dried peel is added to love charms. The fresh or dried orange flowers added to the bath makes you attractive.The fruit itself hinders or banishes lust. Orange juice is used in rituals in place of wine.
GROWING: Oranges prefer a rich, sandy soil, and warm year-round temperatures. For most of us, that means growing them indoors as house plants.

*Oregano
MEDICINAL: Oregano is used to promote perspiration as a treatment for colds, flu, and fevers. A tea of oregano is often used to bring on menses and relieve associated menstrual discomfort. It is also used in baths and inhalations to clear lungs and bronchial passages.
MAGICKAL: Oregano is used to help forget and let go of a former loved one, such as a former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. Burn in incenses or drink the infusion to aid in spells for letting go.
GROWING: Oregano is a perennial that prefers well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and full sun. It is propogated by seed, root division, or cuttings. Harvest just as the plant is about to bloom for medicinal use.

Patchouli
MEDICINAL: Patchouli is used to treat dysentery, diarrhea, colds without fevers, vomiting, and nausea.
MAGICKAL: Patchouli is a powerful oil worn to attract the opposite sex. It is a sensual oil, and it can ward off negativity and evil. It is also burned in incenses to aid divination and clairvoyance.

Pennyroyal
MEDICINAL: Pennyroyal herb removes gas from the digestive system. It is also used as a tea, taken a few days before menstruation to aid a suppressed flow. It is used in treatments for clods, upset stomach, and to stimulate blood flow to the pelvis area. It's strong minty smell makes its essential oil useful for externally repelling insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, and flies. It should not be taken or used by pregnant women. Large internal doses have been known to cause convulsions and coma. Pennyroyal oil is an effective insect repellant. Pennyroyal oil should NEVER be taken internally!
MAGICKAL: Pennyroyal placed in a shoe will prevent weariness on long walks and hikes, or journeys. It is also added to protection and exorcism incenses. It aids in making favorable business deals. It is given to arguing couples to cease their fighting and restore harmony in the relationship.
GROWING: Pennyroyal is a perennial that grows to 1 1/2 feet high. It tolerates most soils, and prefers direct sun. Grow as you would any member of the mint family.

Peony
MEDICINAL: Peony root treats menstrual cramps and irregularities. It is also used in combination with other herbs to ease emotional nervous conditions.
MAGICKAL: Dried Peony roots are carved and/or made into bracelets and necklaces for protection, as well as for breaking spells and curses. Peonies planted outside the home guard against storm damage and demons. A chain of beads cut from the dried root was worn as a protection against illness and injury, and to cure insanity.
GROWING: Peonies are a perennial shrub-like plant, growing 2 - 4 feet high. They prefer rich, humousy, well-drained soils, and full sun.

*Peppermint
MEDICINAL: Peppermint cleans and strengthens the body. It acts as a sedative on the stomach and strengthens the bowels. It is also mild enough to give to children as needed for chills and colds. Used with bitter herbs to improve their taste.
MAGICKAL: Peppermint is used in charms to heal the sick, as well as in incenses in the sickroom of the patient. It is burned to cleanse the home, and is used in sleep pillows to aid in getting to sleep. Placed beneath the pillow, it can bring dreams that give a glimpse into the future. The essential oil is used in spells to create a positive change in one's life.
GROWING: Peppermint is a perennial grown in full sun, is tolerant of most soil types, and grows to 3 feet tall.

Periwinkle
MEDICINAL: Periwinkle is used made into a tea or salve for external use to treat skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, and acne.
MAGICKAL: Periwinkle can help restore memory when it is gazed at or carried. It is also hung on a door to protect all within, and to prevent a witch from entering a home.
GROWING: Periwinkle is a perennial plant that spreads by putting out runners, mostly used for a ground cover in partial to full shade. It prefers moist, well-drained soils.

Plantain
MEDICINAL: Plantain is used to clear mucous from the body, and to neutralize poisons. As a mild tea it is used to treat lung problems in children, and as a stronger tea is used to treat stomach ulcers. It is also used for diarrhea, bladder infections, and for treating wounds.
MAGICKAL: Plantain is hung in the car to guard against evil spirits.
GROWING: Plantains are common weeds, some varieties being annual and some perennial. They are found in all soil types, and prefer full sun.

Poppy
MEDICINAL: Poppy is used for pain, insomnia, nervousness, and chronic coughs.
MAGICKAL: Poppy seed pods are used in prosperity charms. The seeds are added to food to aid in getting pregnant. To find the answer to a question, write it in blue ink on a piece of white paper. Place the paper inside a poppy seed pod and put it beneath your pillow. The answer will come to you in a dream.
GROWING: Poppies are perennials that like poor to average soils that tend toward dryness. There are varieties that will grow most anywhere in North America. Their foliage tends to die off by July, after a spectacular showing of flowers in the spring, but the foliage begins rejuvenation around September, which waits until spring to begin growing again.

Queen Anne's Lace
MEDICINAL:Queen Anne's Lace is used for treating gallstones and kidney stones, as well as water retention and strains and sprains.
GROWING: Queen Anne's Lace is found throughout most of North America. It is a wildflower, distinguished by the one red flower in the center of a cluster of many tiny white flowers. It is a biennial that grows to 3 feet tall.

*Raspberry
MEDICINAL: Red Raspberry is one of the most proven female herbs. It strengthens the uterine wall during preganancy, reduces the pain of childbirth, and helps to reduce false labor pains. After childbirth it is used to decrease uterine swelling and cut down on post-partum bleeding. It is used to ease menstrual cramps and to regulate the flow during menstruation. It is also good for vomiting in small children, and dysentery and diarrhea in infants.
MAGICKAL: Raspberry is served as a love-inducing food. The brambles are hung at the entrance to the home to prevent unwanted spirits from entering.
GROWING: Red Raspberry is a biennial or perennial, depending on the variety, growing 3 - 6 feet tall. They need a cold winter and a long cool spring, so they do not do well in the South. They aren't too picky about soil, so long as they get plenty of water.

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*Rose
MEDICINAL: Rose hips are very nourishing to the skin, as well as containing vitamin C. It is used as a blood purifier, and for treatment of infections, colds, and flus.
MAGICKAL: Rose water is used in gourmet dishes and in love potions. Petals are used in healing incense and sachets, and burned to provide a restful night's sleep. The essential oil is used in ritual baths to provide peace, love, and harmony within the self. The hips are strung like beads and worn to attract love. Rose petals sprinkled around the home will calm personal stress and upheavals in the home.
GROWING: Roses of all varieties are adaptable to most soils as long as they have adequate water, and are occasionally fed through the growing season. There are varieties that will grow throughout North America. Plant them where you can enjoy their beauty and fragrance.

*Rosemary
MEDICINAL: Rosemary is a stimulant of the circulatory system. It is used to treat bites and stings externally. Internally it is used to treat migraines, bad breath, and to stimulate the sexual organs. It is also used to treat nervous disorders, upset stomachs, and is use to regulate the menstrual cycle and to ease cramps. Mix the crushed leaves generously into meats, fish, potato salads, etc. at your next picnic to prevent food poisoning.
MAGICKAL: Rosemary in all of its forms is used for protection and banishment. Rosemary leaves under your pillow do away with evil spirits and bad dreams. It is hung on porches and doors to keep thieves out. Rosemary is grown to attract elves.
GROWING: Rosemary is a perennial that prefers mild climates, so it needs to be grown indoors where the winters are harsh, or very heavily mulched. It reaches 2-4 feet in height, and is tolerable of poor soils. Cut back after flowering to keep it from becoming leggy.

Rue
MEDICINAL: Rue is used in small amounts to expel poisons from the system, such as those from snake bites, scorpion, spider, or jellyfish bites. It should not be taken with meals, and it should never be used by pregnant women. Juices from the fresh plant can cause the skin to blister. It is used internally and externally as a remedy for tendonitis.
MAGICKAL: The herb is used in sachets and amulets to ward off illness. The smell of the fresh, crushed herb will chase away thoughts or envy, egotism, and love gone wrong. Rue leaves placed on the forehead will chase away headacahes. Added to baths, rue drives away spells and hexes placed on you. Rue is said to grow best if it is stolen.
GROWING: Rue is a bushy perennial growing to 2-3 feet tall. It is found in in average to poor soils throughout North America, and prefers full sun.

Saffron
MEDICINAL: Saffron is used as a preventative for heart disease, as it prevents the build-up of cholesterol. It is also used to soothe the membranes of the stomach and colon. It is not to be taken in large doses, nor should it be taken by pregnant women.
MAGICKAL: Saffron is used to clean the hands before rituals. It is used in healing mixtures. The essential oil is used to induce clairvoayancy. Thrown into the air, it can bring the winds.
GROWING: Saffron grows from a bulb commonly known as a corm. It is a perennial. Plant in the fall, 3 inches deep in light, well-drained soil where it will receive plenty of sun. The three-pronged stigmas that remain after flowering is the part to harvest for healing use.

*Sage
MEDICINAL: Sage is used to relieve excess mucous buildup. It is beneficial to the mind by easing mental exhaustion and by strengthening the concentrating abilities. In a lotion or salve, it is useful for treating sores and skin eruptions, and for stopping bleeding in all cuts. Chewing the fresh leaves soothes mouth sores and sore throats, as will sage tea. It is good for all stomach troubles, diarrhea, gas, flu and colds. As a hair rinse, it removes dandruff. Sage combined with peppermint, rosemary, and wood betony provides an excellent headache remedy. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle, to decrease milk flow in lactating women, aids in treating hot flashes, and is used as a deodorant.
MAGICKAL: Sage is used in healing amulets, incenses, and sachets, and is also used in the same manner for bringing prosperity. Sage burned at the altar or in sacred space consecrate the area. Burned in the home, it removes impurities and banishes evil, as well as providing protection.
GROWING: Sage is an evergreen perennial, growing to 2 feet tall. It does best in sandy, limey soil in full sun.

*St. Johnswort
MEDICINAL: St. Johnswort is useful for bronchitis, internal bleeding, healing wounds, and for dirty, septic wounds. It is used to ease depression, headaches, hysteria, neuralgia, shingles, as well as symptoms that occur during menopause. It is useful in swellings, abcesses, and bad insect stings. Studies are showing that it may be effective in combatting AIDS by increasing the immune functions of the body. DO , NOT GO INTO THE SUN if using this herb, as it causes blistering sunburns, especially in fair-skinned people.
MAGICKAL: St. Johnswort is hung around the neck to prevent fevers. Wearing the herb aids you in war and other battles, including those of the will and indecision. Burnt it will banish evil and negativity. Hung in the home or carried, it will prevent spells of others from entering, and it is used in exorcisms. If you pick the plant on the night of St. John and hang it on your bedroom wall, you will dream of your future husband.
GROWING: St. Johnswort is a perennial reaching 32 inches tall. It is grown throughout much of North America. It prefers rich to moderately rich soils, and full sun. It is not long-lived, so replant every few years. Harvest the leaves and flower tops as they bloom and store in air-tight containers.

Sandalwood
MEDICINAL: Sandalwood oil is used to cool the body during fevers and heat stroke. It is also used to aid in the passing of kidney and gall stones, and for infections in the urinary tract.
MAGICKAL: Sandalwood oil is massaged on the forehead and between the eyes to help center and calm the mind. It is used in healing oils and sachets. It is burned as a purifiying agent in every room of the home, and as a protective agent.

Saw Palmetto
MEDICINAL: Used for all wasting diseases. Also very useful for all diseases of the reproductive glands and organs. It is also used for the mucous membranes, as well as for treating bronchitis and lung asthma. It's most popular current use is for treating enlargement of the prostate gland.

Scullcap
MEDICINAL: Scullcap is a food for the nerves. It supports and strengthens as well as giving immediate relief from all chronic and acute diseases that affect the nerves. It is used to regulate sexual desires, and is very useful in remedies for feminine cramps and menstrual troubles. It reduces fevers and aids in easing insomnia and restlessness. It is also used to lessen the affects of epilepsy.
MAGICKAL: Scullcap is used in spells that bring about peace, tranquility, and relaxation.
GROWING: Scullcap prefers moist well-drained soils. It is a perennial that reaches to 3 feet in full to partial shade. It is not long-lived, so replant every few years.

Slippery Elm
MEDICINAL: Slippery Elm is used to neutralize stomach acids. It is used to boost the adrenal glands, draws out impurities and heals all parts of the body. It is most useful for the respiratory system. Externally it is an excellent healer for burns, skin cancers, poison ivy, and wounds.
MAGICKAL: Slippery elm is burned to stop gossip.
GROWING: The inner bark of the slippery elm is the portion used for healing. It is a deciduous tree that grows 50-80 feet tall. It needs full sun and good soils. It is found from Canada to Florida, west to the Dakotas and Texas.

Solomon's Seal
MEDICINAL: Solomon's Seal is used to treat tuberculosis, diabetes, and wasting diseases. It is also used as a kidney tonic, and as a healer of broken bones.
MAGICKAL: It is added to protection sachets and incenses. It is also used for exorcisms and cleansing mixtures.
GROWING: Solomon's Seal is a perennial herb that grows from 1 - 3 feet high. It prefers moist woods, thickets, and roadsides. It prefers full to partial sun.

*Spearmint
MEDICINAL: Spearmint is a valuable herb for stopping vomiting during pregnancy. It is gentle enough to use for colic in babies, while aiding in curing colds, flu, and gas.
MAGICKAL: Spearmint is added to healing incenses and sachets to aid in healing lung diseases and other afflictions. Place some in a sleeping pillow for protection during sleep.
GROWING: Grow Spearmint as you would any other member of the Mint family. It is a perennial growing to 3 feet tall and is tolerable of many different growing conditions.

Squawvine
MEDICINAL: Squawvine is most beneficial in childbirth. It strengthens the uterus, helps prevent miscarriage, and relieves congestion of the uterus and ovaries. Its antiseptic properties make it valuable for treating vaginal infections, and is a natural nerve sedative. It is most often used in combination with Raspberry.
GROWING: Squawvine is a perennial evergreen creeper that grows on forest floors.

Taheebo
MEDICINAL: Also known as Pau d' Arco. Taheebo is found in South America. It is a powerful herb with antibiotic and virus-killing properties. It gives the body the energy needed to defend itself and to help resist diseases. It is used in South America to battle cancer and leukemia. It is useful in aiding all chronic diseases.

*Thyme
MEDICINAL: Thyme is a powerful antiseptic. It is used in cases of anemia, bronchial ailments, and intestinal disturbances. It is used as an antiseptic against tooth decay, and destroys fungal infections as in athlete's foot and skin parasites such as crabs and lice. It is good for colic, flatulence, and colds.
MAGICKAL: Thyme is burnt to purge and fumigate magickal rooms and spaces, as well as to bring good health. Thyme in a sleeping pillow repels nightmares.
GROWING: Thyme is a perennial that loves warm, sunny fields, and is found throughout North America. It grows to 15 inches tall, and makes an excellent ground cover on dry slopes. Trim it back after flowering to prevent it from becoming woody.

Uva Ursi
MEDICINAL: Uva Ursi strengthens and tones the urinary tract. It is especially useful for kidney infections, bladder infections, and inflammatory disease of the urinary tract. It is used as a diabetes remedy for excessive sugar in the blood. It is used for postpartum women to return the womb to its natural size, as well as to prevent infection of the womb after childbirth. It should not be used by pregnant women.
MAGICKAL: Add to sachets to increase psychic powers.
GROWING:Uva Ursi rarely grows more than a few inches tall. It is best propogated from cuttings. It takes an unusually long time to root, so consider instead buying small plants from nurseries. It does poorly in rich soil, as it prefers poor soils in full sun. Once established, it spreads and becomes an attractive, hardy ground cover, surviving temperatures of -50.

Valerian
MEDICINAL: Valerian is a relaxer, and is very effective for insomnia. It is often used as a tranquilizer, but it leaves no sluggish effects on the user. It is used for nervous tension, pain relieving, and for muscle spasms. It should not be taken over a long period of time, as it can cause mental depression in some people after long-term steady use.
MAGICKAL: Valerian is used to get fighting couples back together, in spells of love, and in purification baths.
GROWING: Valerian is a perennial plant that grows to 3 feet tall. It prefers full sun, and average to rich well-drained soil. Root cuttings are best for propogation, and once the plants are established, they self-sow and spread by root runners. Valerian has a similar effect on cats as catnip, so you may need to protect your patch with chicken wire. Harvest roots for medicinal use in the fall of their second year.

Vervain
MEDICINAL: Vervain is used to treat the liver and diseases related to the liver, as well as painful or irregular menses. It will also help increase the flow of a mother's milk.
MAGICKAL: Vervain is used for cleansing incenses and baths. Buried in a field, it will make your crops abundant. It is burned to attract wealth, and hung above a bed to prevent nightmares, and above a baby's crib (out of reach!) to offer protection for the little one, and will enable the child to grow up with a love of learning and a happy outlook. Hung in the home it offers protection from negative spells, and is used as a pledge of mutual faith when given to a friend.
GROWING:Vervain is a perennial herb that grows 1-2 feet tall. It prefers full sun, average to rich soils, and is grown throughout temperate North America. It is rather short-lived, but self-sows. Harvest leaves and flower tops as the plants bloom.

Violet
MEDICINAL: Violet is effective in healing internal ulcers. It is used both internally and externally for pimples, abscesses, tumors, and swollen glands. It is useful in treating malignant growths, as well.
MAGICKAL: Violet in a pillow will help ease headaches away. Carrying the flowers brings a change in luck, and mixed with lavendar makes a powerful love sachet.
GROWING: Violets are a perennial, prefer partial shade, average to rich well-drained soil, and grow to 8 inches tall.

Vitex
MEDICINAL: Vitex is a normalizing herb for the reproductive system. It is most commonly used in treating infertility, PMS, menopausal problems, and hormonal imbalances. It is most effective when taken over a period of time, and in conjunction with other herbs used for the same purposes. It is also known as chaste tree fruit, or chaste berry.

Walnut
MEDICINAL: Walnut bark is used to treat dysentery and skin diseases. The nut is used to promote strength and weight gain. The hull of the nut is used to treat skin diseases, herpes, head and body lice, and internal parasites. Walnut leaf is used to treat eczema, hives, and boils.
MAGICKAL: The nut still in its shell is carried to promote fertility. To discover if a Witch is in your midst, legend has it that you should drop a walnut still in its shell into the lap of the person suspected, and if that person is truly a Witch, they will be unable to rise from a sitting position as long as the walnut is in their laps.
GROWING: Walnuts are trees that grow to 60 feet tall. They prefer full sun, deep and well-drained soil, and regular water. They grow well in areas such as the eastern and midwestern United States.

Wild Cherry
MEDICINAL: Wild Cherry Bark is a very good expectorant. It is therefore useful for all ilnesses that have related lung congestion. The bark is boiled down into a syrup, which is safe to use even for children.
GROWING: Wild Cherry grows throughout North America in moist areas, and along riverbanks. It is either a tall shrub or small tree, depending upon growing conditions of the area.

Wild Yam
MEDICINAL: Wild Yam is helpful to the liver and the endocrine system. It is also used in regulation of the female system, particularly during menopause and menstrual distress, as well as used in treating infertility. Used with chaste berry and dandelion it is an effective treatment for morning sickness.
GROWING:Usually found wild in the eastern half of North America, it is a perennial plant that is a low creeper, and occupies average to poor soils and full sun.

Willow
MEDICINAL: Willow works like aspirin. In fact, aspirin was derived from willow bark. It is also used to cleanse and heal eyes that are infected or inflamed. It is safe to use, and is mild on the stomach and leaves no after-effects.
MAGICKAL: Willow trees are planted near the home as a guard. Its branches have been used for the bindings on a witch's broom, and as healing wands. It is also used to bring the blessings of the moon into your life.
GROWING: Willows prefer damp, low spaces, as a long rivers and streams, or areas that receive regular water. They grow throughout North America. It grows to 70 feet or more.

Witch Hazel
MEDICINAL: Witch Hazel is used externally for insect bites, burns, bleeding wounds, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. Internally it will stop bleeding from internal organs, treats bronchitis, flu, and coughs as well as promotes healing of stomach ulcers. It is often used as a mouthwash for conditions of the mouth and throat, and for bleeding gums.
MAGICKAL: The forked twigs of the Witch Hazel are used for divining. It will help heal a broken heart and cool passions when carried.
GROWING: Witch Hazel is a shrub or small tree that grows 5 - 15 feet. It ranges throughout the eastern half of North America. It prefers full sun, and average soils.

Wormwood
MEDICINAL: Wormwood is used for all problems within the digestive system, as well as liver and bladder ailments. It promotes menstruation and will help with menstrual cramps. Do not give to small children, and use only in very small quantities for very short periods of time, as the FDA considers this a poisonous plant.
MAGICKAL: Wormwood is burned to raise your spirits to a higher level, enabling easier divination and clairvoyance. Thrown on the fire at Samhain, it will protect from the spirits that roam that night.
GROWING: Wormwood grows mainly in temperate regions of the eastern portion of North America. It is a perennial shrub that reaches to 4 feet tall, and prefers full sun and average to poor soils.

Yarrow
MEDICINAL: Yarrow is used to stimulate and regulate the liver. It acts as a blood purifier and heals the glandular system. It has been used as a contraceptive, and as a part of diabetes treatment, as well as treating gum ailments and toothache. Also is used in formulas for treating colds, flus, and fevers. It arrests internal and external bleeding during childbirth. It is used to stop the bleeding of external wounds.Pregnant women should avoid this herb.
MAGICKAL: Since Yarrow has the ability to keep a couple together for 7 years, it is used in love sachets as well as a gift to give to newlyweds. When worn it wards off negativity, and if held in your hand it repels fear. Yarrow added to the bath protects from harm.
GROWING: Yarrow is a perennial, and its various varieties range from 8 inches to 3 feet tall. It prefers full sun, and average to poor dry soils.

Yellow Dock
MEDICINAL: Yellow Dock is a powerful blood purifier and astringent. It is used in treating all diseases of the blood and skin It is very high in iron, making it useful for treating anemia. It nourishes the spleen and liver, detoxifies the liver, and cleanses and enriches the blood.

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Kopriva je stvrno posebna, sto je u ovoj temi vec par puta receno, ali janisam mogao odoliti a da to i sam ne napisem. Sjecam se da je nakon Cernobilske katastrofe, svim normalnim ljudima bila frka, jer se znalo da se radioaktivne cestice prenose zrakom i da ce u nekoj kolicini, doci i u nase krajeve. Moj daljnji zet je tada bio pukovnik JNA i dobio je zadatak, da na vise lokacija izmjere kolicinu radioaktivnih cestica. Naravno, svuda ih je bilo i po vise puta nego je normalno. Tada su otisli na Romaniju i tamo je situacija bila ista. Velika zagadjenost. medjutim, na jednom mjestu, izmedju dvije sume, nalazio se prostor obrastao u koprivu. Kada su tu izmjerili radioaktivnost, bila je normalna. Puno godina kasnije, proucavajuci biljke i njihovo djelovanje, naisao sam na podatke, da je to poznato od ranije. Kopriva odbija i neutralizira radijaciju.
Kazu da bi uz stakore i kopriva bila jedno od rijetkih zivih bica, koja bi mogla prezivjeti (eventualnu) nuklearnu katastrofu.


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Da biste koprivu imali i preko zime za jelo i caj-osusite je.Susi se samo list, na carsavu(ne ne novinama,najlonu) na senovitom mestu gde ima strujanja vazduha.Tako ce da zadrzi boju i sva lekovita svojstva.Osusena se cuva u platnenim vrecicama.
Koristi se za jelo na nacin kako to cinite kada je sveza.Susenu koprivu mozete po malo dodavati u svako jelo koje preko zime pripremite,bilo da je to corba,supa,sos ili uz piletinu i ribu.

Sok za preventivnu upotrebu i oporavak od raznih bolesti:
Treba nabrati jedan kilogram mladih listova koprive,samleti ih na masini za mlevenje mesa,pa zatim iscediti sok.Sok izmesati sa medom i uzimati svakog dana po nekoliko kasicica.Ovaj sok je dobar i za sportiste.

Nekada sam koprivu smatrala za dosadan korov i unistavala je,a sada zauzima posebno mesto u mojoj basti(zajedno sa cickom,zeljem i renom).


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Super :?: Ovo me je bas zainteresovalo.
Na zalost nemam licnog iskustva :? (osim zarenja bosih nogu :mrgreen: ), pa zato jos malo o koprivi sa googla:

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Lečenje koprivom

Korovska biljka cenjena kako u narodnoj tako i u naučnoj medicini. Novija istraživanja su pokazala opravdanost vekovne upotrebe koprive, a istraživanja njenog sastava i civilizacijski problemi zdravog življenja preporučuju je za upotrebu u svakodnevnoj ishrani, ali ništa manje nije važna u preventivi i fitoterapiji.

U fitoterapiji se koristi list ( Urticae folium ) i koren ( Urticae radix ). List se bere u proleće i to mlad i zdrav, suši u tankom sloju u hladu, da bi sačuvao svoju zelenu boju. Koren je najbolji izvađen u jesen.Opere se od zemlje i suši na suncu ili sušari.

Naučna medicina je potvrdila mnoga narodna verovanja. U listu su dokazani prisustvo hlorofila (5%), tanina, karotenoida, fitosterola, vitamina C i K, raznih organskih kiselina (mrravlja, limunska) sluzi, voska, mineralnih soli ( Ca, K, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Co )...

Kome, kada i zašto kopriva :

1. Za zdrave zube i kosti, za mineralizaciju u doba rasta , trudnicama i dojiljama – svima je neophodno prisustvo kalcijuma u svakodnevnoj ishrani.

2. Bogatstvo magnezijumom sprečava tegobe cerebralne, vaskularne, stenokardične, muskularno-tetanične i visceralne prirode.

3. Da spreči pojavu adenoma prostate i pomogne terapiji akutnog prostatitisa sa polenom se kombinuje kopriva jer obezbeđuje potrebne količine Zn (cinka) čiji nedostatak dovodi do poremećaja.

4. Prisustvo Mn (mangana) ublažava staračku senilost i otklanja zaboravnost.

5. Dovoljna količina vitamina K u svakodnevnoj ishrani sprečava pojavu krvarenja a njegov značaj za organizam i svakodnevno prisustvo u hrani razlog je da ga popularno nazivaju „faktor dugovečnosti”.

6. Stvaranje hemoglobina pomažu Fe (gvožđe), Cu (bakar), i vitamin C , a Mn (mangan) pomaže aktiviranje gvožđa iz depoa te je njena svakodnevna upotreba prava preventiva anemije.

Kopriva se preporučuje kao dopuna terapiji u mnogim oboljenjima :
Olakšava tegobe izazvane artritisom, preporučuje se u alergiskim reakcijama (koprivnjača) na jaja, jagode, redovna je dopuna terapiji krvarenja različitog porekla. Prisustvo glikokinina i magnezijuma obezbeđuju bolje terapeutske efekte dijabetičarima. Bogatstvo minerala je preporučuje u oboljenjima jetre i žučnih puteva.

Za sve uzraste, za sva životna doba (od rođenja do duboke starosti) svakodnevna upotreba koprive obezbediće vam normalno funkcionisanje organizma koji će biti otporan na infekcije.

Iz svega napred rečenog kopriva nam se nametnula kao neophodan satojak svakodnevne ishrane bilo da smo zdravi i želimo da se zaštitimo od bolesti, bilo da želimo da ublažimo tegobe već nastalog oboljenja.

Protiv malokrvnosti, žutice, kamena u bešici čaj pripremiti na sledeći način : Pedeset grama koprive kuvati 15 minuta u litri vode, ostaviti preko noći i u toku dana piti umesto vode.

Protiv reumatizma čaj pripremiti od smeše jednakih delova lista koprive i breze. Dvadeset grama ove smeše kuvati petnaest minuta u pola litra vode. Čaj piti u toku dana umesto vode. Za istu svrhu se može sačiniti smeša jednakih delova koprive, lipe i zove. Dvadeset grama ove smeše preliti sa pola litra vode, poklopiti i zagrejati do ključanja. Ocediti posle jednog sata i piti umesto vode.

Losion protiv peruti i opadanja kose sačinite sami.Sto grama koprive kuvati na tihoj vatri 20 minuta u pola litra destilovane vode, zatim dodti 25gr kamilice i ostaviti 8 sati da stoji.Tečnost zatim ocediti i dodati joj 200 gr vinskog sirćeta. Ovaj losion utrljavati u koren kose svako veče. Rezultati neće izostati.

Za one koji žele u svoj jelovnik da uvrste koprivu evo i recepta za čorbu koja će biti prava blagodet za vaš organizam.

Čorba od mladih kopriva
Potrebne namirnice:

1 l mleka, 1 kg mladih kopriva, 1 pavlaka, 1 dcl ulja, 0,50 gr maslaca, 100 gr brašna, 2 češnja belog luka, so i biber
PRIPREMA: Mlade koprive očistiti, oprati u slanoj vodi, ocediti i iseckati. Na ulju i maslacu propržiti brašno dok ne porumeni, pa dodati propasirani beli luk. Spustiti koprive, dodati mleko, malo vode, so i biber po ukusu. Prokuvati 10 minuta. Služiti toplo.


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Salata za prolecno jacanje organizma:

-jedna solja seckane koprive
-jedna glavica zelene salate
-1 solja seckanog sremusa(medvedjeg luka)
-1 kasicica rena
-2 kasike ulja(maslinovog nerafinisanog)
-jabukovo sirce
Koprivu oprati pod mlazom vode,iseckati,preliti jabukovim sircetom i dobro izgnjeciti rukom.Dodati seckani sremus,ren,ulje.Na kraju dodati zelenu salatu(seckanu/cepkanu).


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Ima informacija o ljekovitim svojstvima biljaka...

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pogledajte sajt i videcete mnoge zanimljive recepte.


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Aloja [Barbadensis Miller Liliaceae . Aloe vera-Aloj.Liliaceae.]

OPIS BILJKE:
Od davnina je poznata kao eliksir dugovečnosti. Zbog svoje hranjive vrednosti i izuzetnih lekovitih svojstava nazivaju je "Kraljicom lekovitih biljaka". U svetu je poznatija kao Aloe vera Barbadensis Miller. Ime je dobila po botaničaru Milleru koji ju je otkrio na strvu Barbadosu i uvrstio u registar lekovitog bilja. Rec Aloe potiče iz latinske forme arapskog naziva "Aloeh", Sirijskog "Alwai" ili hebrejskog "Halal", cije je znacenje "izuzetno gorka materija", što ukazuje na izuzetno gorku žutu tečnost, mleko, odnosno sok, koju sadrži biljka a nalazi se neposredno ispod tankog kožastog tkiva odnosno kore.
Komercijalni naziv Aloa Vera je latinskog porekla i znaci "prava Aloa". Žuti "lekoviti" sok su u ove svrhe koristili još u 4 veku p.n.e. Aloa je hranljiva biljka za svaku ćeliju ljudskog organizma. Kada je ćelija zdrava, onda je otporna i sposobna da izvrši sve funkcije koje joj je priroda dala. Biljka je radi vlastitog opstanka razvila bogat sadržaj vitamina, aminokiselina, enzima i mineralnih materija da bi osigurala svoj opstanak u oskudnim okolnostima postojanja. Sama lekovitost AV se nalazi u komponentama koje imaju različite i specijalne energetske vrednosti. Aloe je biljka koja spada u porodicu ljiljana i u svetu je poznato preko 250 vrsta od kojih svega 4 imaju lekovito dejstvo, a najveće Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Miler). Sečenjem listova i njihovim presovanjem cedi se sok koji se stabilizuje Papajom, a ima hranljivi i lekoviti učinak koji daju preko 200 aktivnih sastojaka Aloe potrebnih za svakodnevno funkcionisanje svake ćelije.. Prirodno raste samo u podrucjima sa toplom i suvom klimom (najbolji uslovi su tamo gdje je prosečna godišnja temperatura iznad 22°C npr. Karibi, Meksiko). Od biljke se najviše upotrebljava njezin gel, želatinasta masa koja se nalazi u unutrašnjosti lista. Aloe Barbadensis Miller ima sabljaste, špicaste listove, sa testerastim ivicama, koji po obliku podsećaju na ružu, rastu pri zemlji. Iz sredine ruže raste cvetna drška koja se završava u vidu žutog ili crvenkastog cevolikog cveća. Aloa spada u porodicu ljiljana, a cvet koliko-toliko podseća na cvet istocnog ljiljana.

Sadrzaj
Naučnici su ustanovili da gel Aloe vere sadrži preko 240 hranjivih i lekovitih sastojaka i medu njima: VITAMINE: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, E i folnu kiselinu; MINERALE: (više od 20); Gel sadrzi magnezijum, mangan, cink, bakar, hrom, kalcijum, kalijum i gvozdje. MUKOPOLISAHARIDE: imuno-modulatori (pomažu kod AIDS-a, karcinoma, imunoloških poremećaja), antioksidansi, imaju protivupalno, antibakterijsko i antivirusno delovanje. AMINOKISELINE: (potrebne za sintezu belančevina) - Ljudskom organizmu su neophodne 22 aminokiseline koje su neophodne za izgradnju belančevina. Gel aloe Vere obezbedjuje 20 od ovih aminokiselina. Ono sto je jos vaznije je da ovaj gel obezbedjuje osam od osam esencijalnih amionokiselina koje nije moguće proizvesti u organmizmu i koje se zbog toga moraju uzimati hranom. ENZIME: (16 enzima) iz grupe proteaza, amilaza, lipaza i celulaza (pomažu varenje belančevina, ugljenih hidrata, masti i celuloze) ANTRAKININE Najvazniji medju njima su aloin i emodin, ali svi zajedno predstavljaju moćne analgetike, i priznato im je posedovanje antibakterijskih i baktericidnih svojstava. U čistom obliku, oni su i moćni laksativi. LIGNINE Ova drvenasta supstanca omogucava Aloi Veri da prodire duboko u kozu. SAPONINE Ovo su penušave (sapunaste) supstance koje ispoljavaju antimikrobijalni efekat protiv bakterija, virusa, gljivica i kvasaca kao sto je kandida, STEROLE Tri glavna medju njima deluju kao moćni antiinflamatorni (antizapaljenski) agensi. Aloe Vera je : Imunostimulans (jaca opštu otpornost, prevencija bolesti - rak, aids, psorijaza, kolagenoze), Detoksikans (od otrova, alkohola, narkotika), Antioksidans (slobodni radikali), Antivirusno (herpes i ostalo), Baktericidno (uništava bakterije), Fungicidno (gljivice - Candida i dr.), Antiflogistik (upalni procesi svih sistema), Analgeticno (smanjuje bolove), Adstrigentno (steže površinu kože i sluzokože), Laksantno (reguliše stolicu), Stimulans (reguliše status psihe) i Antidijabeticno (smanjuje nivo šecera).

Upotreba
Ako se gel Aloe vere pije kao napitak (oralna upotreba), deluje dobrotvorno na mnogobrojne funkcije organizma: - jača imunološki sistem - smanjuje upale - uništava viruse, bakterije, gljivice, parazite, licinke i spore - detoksifikuje organizam - podstiče metabolizam i delovanje svih organa: jetre, žuci, bubrega, srca, nervnog i sistema za varenje, kože, očiju… - pomaže kod odvikavanja od pušenja, alkohola i opojnih droga. - Kod lokalne upotrebe u obliku krema, sprejeva i kapljica idealno je sredstvo za: negu kože, alergije, zaceljivanje rana i opeklina, zaustavljanje krvarenja iz rana, kod bolova u zglobovima i mišicima, za njegu zubi i usne šupljine (upala desni, paradentoza, afte), negu i bolesti očiju (konjunktivitis, mrena), za akne, seboreju, peruti.

Delovanje
Podstiče varenje, neutralizuje povišenu želudačnu kiselinu, uravnotežuje delovanje gastrointestinalnih simbiotičnih bakterija, smanjuje gljivice, normalizira pH stolice, pomaže kod iritabilnog crevnog sindroma, kolitisa, proliva i zatvorenosti. Prodire kroz zidove trakta za varenje, ispire štetne bakterije i čisti crevne resice od naslaga. Na taj način smanjuje upale i povećava apsorpciju hranjivih materija. JETRA I ŽUC - Poboljšava rad jetre, detoksifikuje je i regenerise. Preporučuje se kao dodatna terapija kod bolesti žuci, ciroze jetre, akutnog i hroničnog hepatitisa i masne jetre. ŠEĆERNA BOLEST - Reguliše i snižava nivo šecera u krvi, smanjuje oscilacije šecera (posebno važno kod bolesnika na inzulinu). SRCE I KRVNE ŽILE - Jača srčani mišic. Snižava nivo holesterola u krvi i krvni pritisak te smanjuje učestalost napada angine pektoris. BOLESTI IMUNOLOŠKOG sistemA (TUMORI, RAK, AIDS) - Aloe vera sadrži faktore koji uništavaju tumore (alfa faktor, blokira dotok krvi u rastući tumor, acemanan). Podstiče imunološki sistem. Kao dopunska terapija, smanjuje štetne nuspojave hemo i radio terapije. ALERGIJSKE BOLESTI, ASTMA - Ublažava simptome astme i alergija. MOKRAĆNI PUTEVI I PROSTATA - Ublažava akutne i hronicne upale, deluje i na bakterije koje su otporne na antibiotike (npr. Escherichia Colli). RESPIRATORNI ORGANI - Pomaže kod akutnih i hroničnih upala respiratornih organa (upala sinusa, ždrela, glasnih žica, pluća itd.). BOLOVI U ZGLOBOVIMA, REUMA, OSTEOARTRITIS, OSTEOPOROZA - Smanjuje upalu, crvenilo, bolove i oticanje zglobova i mišica. Deluje je kod uganuća, nategnuća i upala tetiva, modrica. Pomaže kod neuralgija, išijasa i glavobolje. U kombinaciji sa organskim spojevima kalcijuma deluje je kod osteoporoze. BOLESTI OČIJU - U obliku kapljica za oči uspešno se upotrebljava kod upale očne sluznice (konjunktivitis), mrene, trahoma, glaukoma, keratitisa (upale rožnjace), herpes simplexa. NEGA KOŽE I KOŽNE BOLESTI - Izvanredno vlaži kožu jer prodire do najdubljeg dermalnog sloja, pomladjuje kožu jer povećava stvaranje fibroblasta 8x brže nego je to normalno te na taj način ubrzava zaceljivanje rana. Izvanredna je za suvu, osetljivu i oštecenu kožu, ublažava i otklanja staračke pege po rukama. Oralnom primenom u obliku napitka i lokalnom u obliku krema delotvorna je kod psorijaze.

Meni bi, konkretno, za alergiju trebala Aloja ali nisam sigurna u njenu delotvornost kao što stoji u tekstu... :?


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