FEVERFEW

Tanacetum parthenium

Found in most of Europe and North America, feverfew is a small flowering plant that is similar in appearance to the daisy. The Egyptians and Greeks used it in medicine and found it useful in treating everything from menstrual cramps to the plague to general inflammation. It’s a highly effective ingredient in healing magic, as well as in spells for preventing ailments and accidents.

Parts Used: Flowers, leaves

Associated Element: Water

Magical Uses: Healing, protection from accidents and illness

Rituals and Celebrations: Healing rituals

Blends Well With: Comfrey for healing magic, hyssop and rosemary to prevent accidents

Often Used With: Agate, hematite, jasper, tiger’s eye

Precautions: Anyone who is pregnant, taking any blood-thinning or anticoagulant medication, or planning surgery should not ingest feverfew.

Applications: Carry feverfew in a sachet if you’re going to be around someone who’s ill, or blend it into your bathwater and have a good long soak to prevent accidents when you go out. Hang a bundle of feverfew from your rearview mirror to stay safe while driving your car.

 

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