Arnica Arnica montana (Compositae)

Other Names: mountain arnica, mountain daisy, mountain tobacco, fall dandelion, leopard’s bane
Traditional Uses:
Magical Uses:Leaf: Summoning of Spirits, Dreams, Purification, Clairvoyancy.
Root:Summoning of Spirits, Dreams, Purification, Clairvoyancy.
Description: 1-2 foot tall hairy stems bear bunches
of bright yellow daisies in the summer and autumn.

Uses: Use flowers and upper stems either fresh of
dried slowly. Roots dug up in late autumn or spring
can be used after drying in artificial heat. Used to
treat epilepsy and blood pressure. Also used to treat
bruises, sprains, throat infections, wounds and
paralysis. CAUTION: Poisonous and not to be taken
internally as it may be toxic and cause skin

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?

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Written by Melanie Hooten

Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.


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