NAME : ALFALFA
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Medicago sativa.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Buffalo herb, Lucerne, Purple Medic.
MEDICINAL PART : Leaves.
: Found on the borders of fields, in low valleys, and is widely
DESCRIPTION : Alfalfa is a perennial plant. The erect, smooth stem grows from
an elongated taproot to a height of 12 to 18 inches and bears pinnately trifoliate leaves
with oblong-obovate or linear-oblong leaflets.
FLOWERING PERIOD : The blue or purplish flowers grow in racemes from June to
August, producing finally the characteristic spirally coiled seed pods.
PROPERTIES : Appetizer, Diuretic, Tonic.
USES : Alfalfa is commonly used as a beverage, but it can also be used
medicinally. Take it every day to improve your appetite, relive urinary and bowel
problems, eliminate retained water, and even help cure peptic ulcers.
GENDER : Feminine.
PLANET : Venus.
ELEMENT : Earth.
ASSOCIATED CELTIC DEITIES : Dadga,
POWERS : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money
Use while calling upon Dadga or Midhir for Prosperity. Dadga,
with his cauldron of plenty, can be called to protect against hunger.
Midhir had many riches.
Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in a small jar in
the cupboard or pantry. Also, burn Alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property for
Alfalfa is also used in money spells.