GROUND IVY

NAME : GROUND IVY

GAELIC NAME : Eidhneán / Athair Lus

LATIN NAME : Nepeta hederacea.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Alehoof Cat's-foot Cat's-paw Creeping Charlie Gill-over-the-ground Gillrun Haymaids Hedge Maids Turnhoof Lizzy-Run-Up-The-Hedge Robin-Run-In-The-Hedge

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 Astringent Digestive Diuretic Pectoral Stimulant Tonic

CAUTION -: In very large quantities ground ivy can be poisonous.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine

POWERS : Luck, 

POWERS : Divination

MAGICAL USES

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.

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