The BIG Herbal EncyclopediaPart 1 ( A-I ) Part 2 ( J-Y )This herbal encyclopedia came from many different places, info I found on the net, info I got fromherbal books, info I got off herbs I bought myself, info from my pagan friends, and other places.This herbal encyclopedia was made to inform people about herbs. Before you decide to take a herbinternally Study up on it as much as you can. Befor you take an herb find out how much to take,how to take it, and why to take it. Some herbs are just Not made to take internally, so please becareful on what you put into your body. It could do more harm then good. Your body is you temple.Take care of it.* My personal favoritesAgrimoyMEDICINAL: An infusion of the leaves is used to treat jaundice and other liver ailments, and as adiuretic. It is also used in treating ulcers, diarrhea, and skin problems. Externally,a fomentation is used for athlete's foot, sores, slow-healing wounds, and insect bites. Agrimoy isused as an astringent, diuretic, tissue healer, and stops bleeding. It is also used as antibacterial andantiparasitic, and is used for tapewormes, dysentery, and malaria.MAGICKAL: Agrimony is used in protection spells, and is used to banish negative energies andspirits. It is also used to reverse spells and send them back to the sender. It was believed thatplacing Agrimon under the head of a sleeping person will cause a deep sleep that will remain untilit is removed.GROWING: Agrimony is grown throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. It is aperennial that reaches 2 to 3 feet tall, prefers full sun and average soils.Agrimony tolerates dry spellswell.AlfalfaMEDICINAL: Eliminates retained water, relieves urinary and bowel problems, helps in treatingrecuperation of narcotic and alcohol addiction. Used in treating anemia, fatigue, kidneys, pepticulcers, pituitary problems, and for building general health.MAGICKAL: Placed in a small jar and kept in a pantry or cabinet, it protects the home frompoverty and hunger. Burn alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property to protect it.GROWING: Alfalfa is cultivated in many regions of the world. It is not picky as to soils, prefersfull sun, and regular waterings, although it will tolerate dry spells. It is a perennialthat grows to 1 to 3 feet tall, depending upon growing conditions.