Garclave (Norse), Church Steeples, Stickwort, Xian he cao (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
A majority of the Witchlist's Garden include naturalized species that now live across the globe, for history's sake we include it's nativity.
Parts Used & Harvest Time
Leaves in Spring prior to flowering
Flowers in Early Summer
Burs in Late Summer
Note: When considering the Medicinal properties, do not forget that the species, application, and parts used are critical. And please read all warnings.
Alterative: Potentially aids in the alteration of the course of an illness
Analgesic: Pain reliever
Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation/swelling
Antidiarrheal: Relieves diarrhea
Antipyretic: Reduces fever
Antispasmodic: Relieves involuntary movements such as ticks and siezures (Note: many antispasmodics have the opposite effect depending on your neurology, consult your doctor).
Aromatic: Potent and often sweet smelling herb aiming to stimulate hunger, digestion, and relaxation
Astringent: Causes skin and organ cells to contract
Bitter: Stimulates digestive juices and hunger
Carminative: Relieves... gas... Farts, specifically.
Cholagogue: Increases the flow of bile
Digestive Stimulant: Pretty much what it says. Stimulates digestion
Diaphoretic: Makes you sweat
Diuretic: Makes you pee
Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of the gunk in your respritory system, typically used to treat coughs
Hemostatic: Stops bleeding, typically used in surgeries to keep excessive bleeding at bay
Hepatic: Interacts with the liver
Liver Tonic: Supports liver function and tissue health
Mucostatic: Stops the secretion of the gunk in your respritory system
Refrigerant: Cools you down
Tonic: Gives a general feeling of wellness and vigor
Vulnerary: Helps to heal wounds
Divinities & Mythos
St. Hildegard Von Bingen (Benedictine Catholic)
Over the course of millenia, various religions, physical sciences, diviners and star gazers, etc. have come to assign energies. This is perfectly synopsized by JD Walker in A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft:
Plants can be hot, cold, wet, or dry. They are assigned to or governed by one of seven (or nine [by including the Moon and Sun], depending on your outlook) heavenly bodies. People assigned these characteristics based on where a plant grew, what it looked like, and what effect it had on the humans and animals that came in contact with the plant.
Element: Water, Air
Chakra: Solar Plexus
This plant is generally considered safe. There are reports of potential interactions with other drugs so this aspect makes it extra important to talk to your doctor.
Overcome Fear or Blockages
Treats the feeling of Mindlessness
Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any regular supplements, herbal teas, infusions, dedoctions, etc.
Part of the reason that we list medical jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have.
When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?