ALFALFA

NAME : ALFALFA

GAELIC NAME :

LATIN NAME : Medicago sativa.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Buffalo herb, Lucerne, Purple Medic.

MEDICINAL PART : Leaves.

HABITAT : Found on the borders of fields, in low valleys, and is widely cultivated.

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.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine.

PLANET : Venus.

ELEMENT : Earth.

ASSOCIATED CELTIC DEITIES : Dadga, Midhir

POWERS : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money

RITUAL USES

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.

MAGICAL USES
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 this purpose.
Alfalfa is also used in money spells.

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