Flower of Immortality, Princess Feather, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Huauhtli (Aztec)
North and Central Americas
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.
Leaves (Salad greens)
Note: When considering the Medicinal properties, do not forget that the species, application, and parts used are critical.
Antioxidant: Removes, prevents potentially harmful oxidising within the body
Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation/swelling
Astringent: causes skin cells and bodily tissues to contract
Cholesterol-Lowering: Lowers harmful cholesterol in the body
Nutrient: Provides nourishment
Divinities & Mythos
Artemis (Olympic Greek)
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.
This plant is generally considered safe. However, Amaranthus is one of the family that has the most variety among each individual species. Always know exactly what you are consuming.
Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, 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 advantageous. Too much of a good thing, eh?