Love, luck, and innocence.
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water
Magical uses:Decorate the house with daisies at Midsummer’s Eve to bring happiness to the home and to obtain the blessings of faeries.
Daisies are also worn at Midsummer for luck and blessings. In the old times, young maidens would weave and wear daisy chains in their hair to attract their beloved.
Use in spells and charms for lust, love and luck.
This flower is associated with babies and newborns.
Use in baby blessings and during Wiccanings.
Place in babies room for protection.
Wear or carry to draw romance.
Also Called: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy
The herb is mildly anodyne, antispasmodic, antitussive, demulcent, digestive, emollient, expectorant, laxative, ophthalmic, purgative and tonic.
An infusion is used in the treatment of catarrh, rheumatism, arthritis, liver and kidney disorders, as a blood purifier etc.
The daisy once had a great reputation as a cure for fresh wounds.
An ointment made from the leaves is applied externally to wounds, bruises etc whilst a distilled water is used internally to treat inflammatory disorders of the liver.
Chewing the fresh leaves is said to be a cure for mouth ulcers.
Daisies also have a reputation for effectiveness in treating breast cancers.
The flowers and leaves are normally used fresh in decoctions, ointments and poultices.
A strong decoction of the roots has been recommended for the treatment of scorbutic complaints and eczema, though it needs to be taken for some time before its effect becomes obvious.
A mild decoction may ease complaints of the respiratory tract, rheumatic pains and painful or heavy menstruation.
Its use is especially indicated in the treatment of bruising etc.