Lady of the Woods, Goddess Tree, Hua Mu Pi (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Bhoj-patra (Ayurvedic)
Kind of Everywhere inhabitable?
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.
Sap (NOT tar which can be toxic)
Moxa (Historically the yellow fungous that is excreted from the wood)
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
Anodyne: Pain reliever
Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation/swelling
Antiseptic: Stops the growth of disease-spreaders
Astringent: causes skin cells and bodily tissues to contract
Counterirritant: Something irritating to the skin that is administered to counteract underlying pain
Deobstruent: Helps to enlarge ducts in order to pass obstructions
Depurative: Purifying; Can be purgative
Diaphoretic: Makes you sweat
Diuretic: Makes you pee
Parasiticide: Kills parasites
Pectoral: Strengthens the Respiratory Tract and Pulmonary System
Stomachic: Promotes appetite and aids in digestion
Vulnerary: Helps to heal wounds
Divinities & Mythos
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): Moon, Venus
Element(s): Water, Fire
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.
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 advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?