Protection from hexes and jinxes.
Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success.
Hang in the home or car for protection.
Used to attract faeries.
Use in rituals to cure or reduce lunacy.
Warning: While the flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, the seed is called ‘Jumby Bean’ and is known for promoting dissension and strife.
Peony root has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years and it gained a reputation as a treatment for epilepsy and to promote menstruation.
This species was very popular up to the 16th century, but is little used in contemporary European herbalism, though it is sometimes employed where an antispasmodic and sedative are required.
The root is antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative and tonic.
It has been successfully employed in the treatment of convulsions and spasmodic nervous affections such as epilepsy.
It has also been used in the treatment of whooping cough whilst suppositories are sometimes made of the root to relieve anal and intestinal spasms.
This remedy should be used with caution and not at all by pregnant women. Large doses can be toxic.
A tea made from the dried crushed petals of various peony species has been used as a cough remedy, and as a treatment for haemorrhoids and varicose veins.