CHICKWEED

NAME : CHICKWEED

GAELIC NAME : Fliodh

LATIN NAME : Stellaria media

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Adder's mouth, Indian chickweed, Satin flower, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue-grass, Winterweed, Passerina, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Stellair (French).

MEDICINAL PART : The herb.

HABITAT : Found in abundance all over the world in gardens, fields, lawns, waste places, and along roadsides

DESCRIPTION : Chickweed is an annual or biennial weed. The usually creeping brittle stems grow from 4 to 12 inches long and bear opposite, entire, ovate leaves.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The small, white flowers can be found blooming all year long in terminal, leafy cymes or solitary in the leaf axils.

PROPERTIES : Carminative Demulcent Expectorant Laxative.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER :  Feminine
PLANET :  Moon
ELEMENT :  Water
POWERS :  Fidelity Love

ASSOCIATED CELTIC GODS:   Aengus Óg Diancecht

ASSOCIATED CELTIC GODDESSES:  Grian

RITUAL USES

Call on Aengus Óg to gain love, Call on Grian to maintain love. Call on Diancecht for healing especially with bowel problems.

MAGICAL USES

Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a relationship.

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