A majority of the Witchlist's Garden include naturalized species that now live across the globe, for history's sake and to ensure we recognize any appropriation that we may make in our use of a plant, we include it's nativity.
Flowers heads can basically be popped off at any point that they look like happy and healthy
Leaves can be harvested at anytime during the growing season
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.
Element(s): Earth, Air
Warning: Pregnancy + Medication Interaction + Blood Thinner
Red clover is a blood thinner. While this is a warning for those on blood thinners, it is also important for ANYONE on medications. Blood thinners can change the way that you process your medications and therefore alter your responses to them. Lilith consulted her psychiatrist for her anti-depressants and was warned that red clover could interfere.
We overall do not suggest it's use outside of ceremonial purposes and tools for your craft if you are on medications. The Bat & Raven only uses red clover in our candle blends.
Consecrating (esp. copper)
Protection (Esp. pets)
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?