Amaranth

Amaranthus spp.

Flower of Immortality, Princess Feather, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Huauhtli (Aztec)

Native to

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.

Parts Used

  • Leaves (Salad greens)

  • Grain

  • Seed

Medicinal Actions

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)

Plant Energies

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.

  • Planet(s): Saturn

  • Element(s): Fire

  • Gender: Feminine

  • Chakra: Heart

Warning

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.

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Magical Properties

  • Healing

  • Protection

  • Invisibility

  • Immortality

  • Prosperity

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?