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Herbal Reference

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

VALERIAN
G/P/E: Feminine, Mercury or Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Love, calming, sleep, purification or relaxing baths.
Uses: Use the dried, powdered root. Promotes relaxation while counteracting the effects of insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, headaches, pre menstrual syndrome and menstrual cramping. For sleep, before bed take 1 teaspoon of herb to 1 pint of water and simmer. Also acts as a good substitute for catnip. Use the fresh herb in spells of love, also to get fighting couples together. Used in the Purification bath sachet.


VANILLA
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter, Fire.
Magical uses:The bean is used in a love charms, the oil is worn as an aphrodisiac.


VERVAIN
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical uses: Ritual cleansing or sacred space, magical cleansing baths, purification incenses. Hang over the bed to prevent nightmares. Love and protection charms, Vervain is also an excellent for use in prosperity charms and spells as it brings good luck and inspiration.


VIOLET
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical uses:Mix with lavender for a powerful love charm. A Violet and Lavender compress will aid in eliminating headaches. The flowers are carried as a good-luck charm. The scent will soothe, clear the mind and relax the wearer.


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