Monthly Archives: September 2013

30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – The End

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Today, September 15th, marks the end of the “Frauendreissiger,” the period during which herbs are infused with the Goddess’ power three- or even nine fold. This auspicious time started on August 15th, which, in the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 25

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) The high contents of essential oils in this plant made it into a favorite remedy for inflammation of the mouth and throat and inflammatory ailments of the respiratory system. Inhaling steam of … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 24

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) This herb has been used as a healing remedy and for magical purposes since the dawn of humanity. The Celtic name of the herb, BELIOCANDOS, contains the name of the God Belenus, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 23

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) In antiquity, Agrimony was still used for all kinds of infectious intestinal ailments, and by skin ulcers that wouldn’t heal easily. Later, the herb was added in the “witches cream,” although the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 22

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Mint (Mentha arvensis, m. piperita, m. aquatica) There are quite a number of sub-species of this plant, and it’s therefore difficult to say which one of them the Celts called Mentasone or Mentadione. Walahfrid Strabo … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 21

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) This herb that can be found pretty much anywhere was quite revered by the Celts and was used in many ways, since it is anti-inflammatory, purges the blood from toxins and … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 20

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Chard (Beta vulgaris) This plant, which is very similar to spinach and belongs to the same family as the red beet, was used by Druids and Witches for a variety of reasons. Chard calms the … Continue reading

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