Basic Herbs Lesson 5 – Thyme, Peppermint, Henbane

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  • Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
  • Common Name: Thyme
  • Folk Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme
  • Habitat & Description: shrubby perennial, doesn’t like wet winters, well drained neutral to alkaline soil in sun, zone 4-8.
  • Planetary Ruler: Venus
  • Gender: female
  • Elemental Rule: water
  • Parts Used: whole plant, oil
  • Culinary Uses: flavorings for soups & stews, fish, good with vegetables and mushrooms.
  • Medicinal Uses: Stomach, pulmonary, whooping cough, fever, antiseptic properties, healing rituals,restful sleep
  • Magickal Uses: sleep, psychic powers, courage, banish negativity
  • Personally, I have used this for kidney stones with lots of success.

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  • Botanical Name: menthe x piperita
  • Common Name: Peppermint
  • Folk Names: American mint, garden mint
  • Habitat & Description: creeping and vigorous perennial likes rich, moist soil in sun or partial shade, zone 4-9.
  • Planetary Ruler: Mercury
  • Gender: male
  • Elemental Rule: air
  • Parts Used: whole plant, oil
  • Culinary Uses: teas, flavorings, drinks, salads
  • Medicinal Uses: decongestant, anti-nausea, other digestive properties, stimulant (do not use at night),r chills, colic, fevers, dysentery, cholera heart trouble, palpitation of the heart, influenza, la grippe and hysteria http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/bookofshadows/ig/Magical-Herbs/Peppermint.htm
  • Magickal Uses: lust, travel, protection, healing
  • Peppermint can be a bit evasive, plant in containers if this is a problem.
  • Botanical Name: Hyoscymus niger
  • Common Name: Henbane
  • Folk Names: Hogs bean, Devils eye, hen balls, Jupiter Bean, poison tobacco
  • Habitat & Description: Annual or biannual with pale hairy sticky leaves, cream purple bell shaped flowers, light well drained neutral to alkaline soil in sun.
  • Planetary Ruler: Saturn
  • Gender: female
  • Elemental Rule: water
  • Parts Used: whole plant
  • Culinary Uses: NO, DO NOT EAT!!!!!
  • Medicinal Uses: {asthma, motion sickness, whooping cough } in pharmaceuticals.
  • Magickal Uses: love, rain, flying potion, visions
  • If used as an incense burn outside as recommended
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