Uses include healing, handfasting & weddings, and divination.
Carry as a sachet or amulet to banish negativity, ward off fear, and promote courage, confidence, and psychic opening.
Frequently used in marriage charms and love sachets.
Said to keep a newly married couple happy for seven years by keeping their love alive and preventing upsetting influences from entering the relationship.
Place in a yellow flannel bag with a piece of parchment on which you have written your fears, carry with you to overcome them.
Also Called: Bloodwort, Death Flower, Devil’s Nettle, Lady’s Mantle, Soldier’s Woundwort, Thousandleaf, Millefoil, Carpenter’s Weed, Knight’s Milfoil, Sanguinary, Arrow Root, Thousand Seal
It is used in the treatment of a very wide range of disorders but is particularly valuable for treating wounds, stopping the flow of blood, treating colds, fevers, kidney diseases, menstrual pain etc.
The herb combines well with Sambucus nigra flowers (Elder) and Mentha x piperita vulgaris (Peppermint) for treating colds and influenza.
The herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, mildly aromatic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, odontalgic, stimulant, bitter tonic, vasodilator and vulnerary.
It also contains the anti-inflammatory agent azulene, though the content of this varies even between plants in the same habitat.
The fresh leaf can be applied direct to an aching tooth in order to relieve the pain.