NAME : GROUND IVY
GAELIC NAME : Eidhneán /
LATIN NAME : Nepeta hederacea.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Alehoof
MEDICINAL PART : Flowering herb, leaves
HABITAT : Found in moist soils in
Ireland, Europe, as well as the eastern states and
Pacific coast of the U.S.
DESCRIPTION : Ground ivy is a creeping, perennial plant. The four-sided,
finely haired, procumbent stem, from a few inches to 2 feet long, grows roots from the
nodes along its length. The leaves are opposite, hairy, crenate, from reniform to cordate
but nearly round.
FLOWERING PERIOD : The bluish-purple, two-lipped flowers grow in axillary
whorls of six from April to July.
PROPERTIES : Appetizer
CAUTION -: In very
large quantities ground ivy can be poisonous.
GENDER : Feminine
POWERS : Luck,
POWERS : Divination
Use Ground Ivy to discover who is working negative magic against you.
Place the herb around the base of a yellow candle and burn on a Tuesday. The person will become known to you.