Used for protection, consecration of ritual tools, and counter magick; also used to magickally treat depression and despondency.
Also Called: Italian Pimpernel, Salad Burnet, Greater Burnet
Burnet saxifrage has long been held in high regard as a medicinal herb, being used especially in the treatment of wounds and internally to ease digestion, soothe respiratory complaints and treat kidney and urinary diseases.
The leaves and the root are antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, resolvent and stomachic.
The root is anti-inflammatory, mildly astringent and expectorant.
When chewed, the fresh root is effective in treating toothaches and paralysis of the tongue.
The root is also used for soothing coughs or the effects of laryngitis and bronchitis.
A lotion made from the root is used externally to help regenerate the skin of older people.
A distilled water made from the plant is used as an eye lotion.