Pathway 14: The Empress
Ingredients: Yarrow, salt
Properties: Fibrefuge- cooling herb that reduces heat and fever. Diaphoretic-moves fluids. Styptic- stops bleeding and heals the wound as it prevents infection. Protecting.
Suggested Usage: Sprinkle in a circle around your sacred space before beginning a rite.
Wisdom/Story/Inspiration: Yarrow is known as achillea millefolium, meaning the plant of a thousand petals or leaves. One of the most antique herbs. Another common name is woundwort. The stalks were the original instrument of the I-Ching pre-dating coins. You can find her in gypsy cold care formula. Achilles' story and how the herb got its name (he was dipped into a vat of yarrow to protect him). For women with intense bleeding on the moon, this herb with ginger will slow down the flow and symptoms of an intense moon. She is an herb of protection, and has a strong relationship with our dreams.