Knapweed Centaurea Nigra

Other Names: Lesser knapweed, black knapweed
Traditional Uses:soothes sore throats and bleeding gums. Diuretic
Magical Uses:
Description: Tough perennial with ridged stems and
hairy dark green leaves. Grows up to 3 feet tall and
sprouts spiky purple flowers in summer.

Use: Whole plant used as a diuretic. Used in
medieval times as a wound salve, and also to soothe
sore throats and bleeding gums.

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

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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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