Basic Herbs Lesson 4 – Oregano, Cinnamon, Belladona

  • Botanical Name: Origanum Vulgare
  • Common Name: Oregano
  • Folk Names: Wild Marjoram, cooking spice
  • Habitat & Description: perennial small evergreen sub shrub reddish hairy stems bright color leaves. Zone 8-10 well drained neutral to dry soil in sun.
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Gender: Male
  • Elemental Rule: Air
  • Parts Used: whole plant, leaves, flowers, seeds
  • Culinary Uses: popular in Italian & Greek dishes, meats
  • Medicinal Uses: antioxidant, colds and flu, bacterial and viral infections.
  • Magickal Uses: rituals, love, happiness,warding off troublesome and meddlesome individuals, and some say it has the power to keep the law away.

  • Botanical Name: Cinnamonum Zeylanicum
  • Common Name: Cinnamon
  • Folk Names: Sweet Wood, Ceylon Cinnamon
  • Habitat & Description: Evergreen tree with light brown papery bark and has leathery leaves, small yellow to white flowers in clusters followed by purple berries. Zone 10, well drained sandy soil in sun
  • Planetary Ruler: Sun
  • Gender: Male
  • Elemental Rule: Fire
  • Parts Used: bark, leaves
  • Culinary Uses: bark and leaves are used for seasoning and spices
  • Medicinal Uses: help with diarrhea & nausea, colds
  • Magickal Uses: spirituality, healing, stimulate psychic awareness, luck, money, love, purification,  and protection

  • Botanical Name: Atropa belladonna
  • Common Name: Belladonna
  • Folk Names: deadly nightshade, bane wort, deaths herb, devils cherries, sorcerers & witches berries
  • Habitat & Description: Tall perennial with erect branched stems, pointed oval leaves that are purple brown. Flowers are in summer followed by black shiny berries. Zone 6-9.
  • Planetary Ruler: Saturn
  • Gender: female
  • Elemental Rule: water
  • Parts Used: whole plant, roots
  • Medicinal Uses: liniment, bandages, extracts, anesthesia, ointments
  • Magickal Uses: applied to skin an used as a sorcerers pomade in history, sacred to Hecate, flying potions, power plant. divination, visions.
  • A very through article on history of it and its dangers

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