Southernwood Artemisia abrotanum

Other Names: lad’s love, old man, crusader herb
Traditional Uses:antiseptic, moth repellent, menstruation
Magical Uses:aphrodisiac
Description: Woody perennial shrub that grows up to 3
feet tall. Sprouts pungent grey-green feathery
leaves. Also bears inconspicuous yellow-green flowers
in late summer.

Uses: Use shoots and leaves that have been slowly
dried in the sun. Used medicinally as an infusion or
tincture to help regulate menstruation. Also useful
for antiseptic properties, and as an insect repellent.

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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