Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor (Apocynaceae)

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Traditional Uses:sore throat, astringent and styptic for wounds, sores, ulcers, blood pressure and hypertension
Magical Uses:
Description: Evergreen perennial with stems that root at the leaf nodes, and leafy flowering stems that grow up to 2 ft. In early summer bears green glossy ovular leaves and pale blue flowers with lighter centers.

Uses: Use green flowering plant in spring fresh or dried. Used as a gargle for sore throats, and as an astringent for wounds. Also taken in a tea to reduce blood pressure and hypertension. CAUTION: Large amounts may be toxic, causing circulatory disorders.

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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