RAGWORT


Ragwort is used for leukorrhea or suppressed menstruation.

It is also used to speed childbirth.
Some women use it to cause the uterus to contract.
Recommended for gravel & other problems of the urinary tract.

Useful for joint pains, lung ailments, dysentery, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, lumbago, prostatitis, wounds, bronchial asthma, constipation, ulcers, colic, intestinal problems, blood purifier, high blood pressure, canker sores, chronic sores, coughs & colds.

People take alpine ragwort to treat diabetes & spasms.

It is also used to control bleeding, especially after tooth extraction.

It makes a good gargle for ulcerated throat & mouth & is said to take away the pain caused by the sting of bees.

A decoction of the root is good for inward bruises & wounds.

The herb is useful as a poultice, ointment, or lotion applied to relieve pain & inflammation, including rheumatism & rheumatoid arthritis & such neuralgic conditions as sciatica.



PRECAUTIONS:

All parts of the plant contain toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids. The flowers contain the highest concentration of the toxins. The concentration in the leaves increases to a maximum just before flower maturity.

Do not take in excessive doses, even for short periods, as it is highly toxic to the liver.

Do not apply to broken skin.

Ragwort is highly toxic to cattle & sheep & is normally avoided by grazing animals.

RECIPES:

Tincture:

made with 1 part of the plant to 10 parts of
vodka or brandy.
Taken 1-2 tsp, with a spoonful of water 3 times in the day.
It corrects monthly irregularities of women where the period is delayed, or difficult.
It must be taken steadily 3 times a day for 10 days or a fortnight before the period becomes re-established.



Standing stones

MAGIC:


In Ireland the Ragwort is dedicated to the fairies & is known as the Fairies' Horse, on the golden blossoms of which the good little people are thought to gallop about at midnight.

Also called ‘witches weed’ it was believed to help witches fly.

This herb can be used in curses & in magical works to bind someone who has been false or harmful in their speech.

 
Just not for cows:)

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