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Herb of the Week: St. John’s Wort

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St. John’s Wort
Planet: Sun; Element: Fire; Energy: Masculine (projective)
Health, protection, strength, love divination, happiness, exorcism. A Druid sacred herb. Use in protection and exorcism spells and incenses of all kinds. Use as a tea to treat depression. Use the leaves in a necklace to ward off sickness and tension. Carry to strengthen your courage and conviction. Burn to banish negative thoughts and energies.

St. John's Wort

The teas are great, if you’re going to drink lots of tea to combat the doldrums, that is to kill anxiety and mild depression; but a more efficient way to ingest this drug, and to ingest it in the dosage that will actually do you some good, is to get the capsules.  I finally broke down and bought a bottle at our local Wal-Mart, and I do have to say that this works.  It sort of overrides that panic-stricken feeling people get sometimes when life is just moving too fast, too much coming at you, too many negative things to deal with, or too many high pressure things to deal with.  The dosage on this over-the-counter herbal supplement reads “2 capsules three times a day, preferably with meals”.  You have to use it for 2-3 weeks before you begin to feel the effects, but believe me, it’s worth it– and there are none of the negative side effects that you would find in many of the pharmaceuticals that are used as anti-anxiety medication.

As for the sacred herb itself and the magickal uses, this is one of the main herbs on my magickal shelf.

St. John's Wort 2

Source:  Some of the info for this post was taken from…

http://www.ladyamythyst.com/magickal-herbs

*Note:  check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any herbal supplement,
especially if you are currently prescribed other medications.

 

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Author: Amythyst Raine

Witchy, Pagan, Personal Stuff Amythyst Raine is an author; a professional tarot reader; the mother to 7 magickal individuals; a major procrastinator; Crazy-Cat-Lady; and chocoholic. She writes books on witchcraft, the tarot, and Feminine Spirituality (published by Labyrinth House, Moon Books, and Dodona Books). She's an avid blogger; a pagan activist; a holistic healer through crystals and stones-- by means of crystal grids and chakra balancing. Amythyst offers Spiritual Psychic Consultations using tarot cards and the art of intuitive reading. If you'd like a personal reading with her, visit her tarot website at: http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com "Every Cat Has a Tale" is her Personal-Blog-Spot, which includes everyday life and its dilemmas, as well as victories, memoirs, opinions, along with inspiration for mundane life, with personal photos and videos. http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com "Magickal Connections" is her witchy, pagan, booky BlogSpot. http://wytchymystique.com "The Witch's Corner" is her very popular witchy pagan website full of witchy pagan stuff. http://amythystraine.blogspot.com

10 thoughts on “Herb of the Week: St. John’s Wort

  1. This reply is about your picture for the magazine, when I clicked to leave a comment it said there was a mistake and couldn’t find that page. Please correct me if Im wrong But my response is shouldn’t the Bosom be upside down?

    • I’ve never displayed my besoms upside down…You couldn’t find that page because– I was actually trying to set up another blog in order to play around with and figure out ‘magazine’ layouts. WordPress invites you to set up as many free blogs as you want, but only for a 14 day free trial (which will be cancled at the end of 14 days if you wish). I decided if I want to switch to a magazine theme for this blog, I’ll just have to do it and know that things will pop around till I get it situated.

  2. Lol Hp was trying to take a picture of what i take and both are St. Johnsworth pill form the brands Nature Valley and the Tea form is called God’s Garden Pharmacy

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