ASH

 

NAME : ASH

GAELIC NAME : NUIN FUINSEOG

 

LATIN NAME : Fraxinus excelsior.


COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Nion.


MEDICINAL PART : Leaves Bark


DESCRIPTION :  Grows very tall, grows well in water-logged soils helps to drain the land.  Outer bark is pale-grey in colour, leaves are opposite oblong lanceolate.  It can be coppiced and will grow back quickly after being cut down.  Also branches can be taken and planted and will grow.

USES: The Ash has long been used to make hurley sticks an ancient Irish weapon which is still use today in a fast paced sport although with the loss of most of ireland forests during the 17th and 18th centuries nearly all hurley sticks are now made with imported ash wood


PROPERTIES : Febrifuge

 

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

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GENDER : Masculine.

PLANET : Sun.

ELEMENT : Fire.

CELTIC GODS :  Bel -the Fire God Lir -the Sea God Manannan -Lord of the Sea

POWERS : Protection Prosperity Sea Rituals Health

OGHAM LETTER : N nion

CELTIC MONTH : March

RITUAL USES

The ash, to the ancient Teutons, represented Ygdrasill, or the world tree, which was their conception of the universe, and was therefore reverenced.

MAGICAL USES
A sacred tree to the Druid. The ash was often made into wands, which were used for healing & general or solar magic.

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Magical Properties of Irish Herbs, Trees & Fungi

Medical Properties of Irish Herbs, Trees & Fungi

Magical Powers of Irish Herbs, Trees & Fungi

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