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Herbal Reference

*G/P/E: Gender/Planet/Element

PARSLEY
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical attributes: Fresh parsley leaves in tea form are a treatment for cramps, while dried root decoctions eases urinary infections and arthritis. Externally, crushed leaves relieve insect bites, and may be applied in poultice form to sprains.
Uses: Widely used as a culinary herb


PATCHOULI
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Earth.
Magical uses: Aphrodisiac and attractant of lovers for either sex

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PENNYROYAL
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Earth.
Magical uses: Protection, weariness, deters insects. Avoid Pennyroyal while pregnant.


BLACK PEPPER
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Magical uses:Use in protective charms.

PERIWINKLE
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical uses:Protection against evil influences. Hang around doors and windows.


PIMPERNEL
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical uses:Wear to detect falsehood to prevent or know when others are lying to you.


PINE
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Air.
Magical attributes: Attunement to nature, centering, cleansing, healing, productivity, purification against illness, a good winter incense, fertility charms.
Uses: Pine buds prepared by decoction act as an expectorant and antiseptic. This same mixture can be used for inhalation for head colds, although it is easier to toss some needles in hot water. Green cones and needles can be added to bath water to ease muscle pains and swelling. For magic, pine is best suited for its aromatic qualities of bringing one back into balance, and enhancing connection with the natural world.


POPPY
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Water.
Magical uses:Eat poppy seeds as a fertility charm, just don't take a urine test at work for a few days afterward. Carry the seeds or dried seed-pod as a prosperity charm.


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