Basic Herbs: Comfrey, Horehound, Mullein, Bloodroot

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Botanical Name: Symphytum officinale

Common Name: Comfrey

Folk Names: Assear, Black wort, Boneset, Bruise wort, Green plant, Healing herb, Kara kaffes, Wall wort, Miracle herb

Habitat & Description: Zone 4-9, Stout bristly-hair perennial with mucilaginous roots. Does best in moist to wet soil in sun to partial shade.

Planetary Ruler: Saturn

Gender: Female

Elemental Rule: Water

Parts Used: Leaves, roots

Culinary Uses: Fresh leaves are added to salads, cooked like spinach, and used in teas.

Medicinal Uses: Externally: Bruising, sprains, dislocations, skin irritations. Internally: Ulcers & digestive disorders.

Magickal Uses:  Safe traveling, money

Other Uses:

  • Put some in your suitcase for safe traveling.
  • It has been used for healing since early BC.
  • Do not use if pregnant
  • It is difficult to irradiate when it is established, very invasive.
  • The foliage of the plant can cause skin irritation.
  • Latin it means “to grow together”

Botanical Name: Marrubium vulgare

Common Name: Horehound


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