A sample ailment entry along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.
Witches: folk protection against
In ancient European folk tradition, various plants and herbs were thought to be useful protection against witches, demons, vampires and evil spirits:
external: typically placed around doors and entranceways and on roofs of dwellings:
Avens - Geum urbanum
Carrot, Cultivated - Daucus carrot
Elderberry - Sambucus nigra
Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare
Garlic - Allium sativum
Garlic, Wild - Allium ursinum
Mullein - Verbascum thapsus
Parsnip - Pastinaca sativa
Periwinkle, Greater - Vinca major
Periwinkle, Lesser - Vinca minor
Potato - Solanum tuberosum
Pumpkin - Cucurbita pepo
St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum
Silver Fir - Abies alba
Strawberry - Fragaria vesca
Vervain - Verbena officinalis
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