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The Astrological Physician: Now Available!

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This manuscript is honestly one of the most bizarre things I have ever come across and edited within the occult. A fusion of astrology and medicine, it proposes to diagnose and help treat ailments (often outdated ones with new names) by observing the planets so forth in their movements at the time of complaint and diagnosis. 38 more words

Medicinal Herbs: Wood Betony

Stachys Officinalis

Also, Known As:

  • Betony
  • Lousewort
  • Purple Betony
  • Wood Betony

The herb known as the wood betony is commonly considered to be the most important among the Anglo-Saxon herbs. 1,451 more words

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Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Mullein

Mullein – Verbascum thapsus

Parts used: root, leaf, flower

Traditional uses: Leaves and flowers can be used to clear chest congestion (smoked or as an infusion), as an analgesic for rashes, aches and pains. 1,036 more words

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Exorcism at the Temple of Hanuman in India

Hanuman, the Monkey God is an avatar of Shiva the Destroyer. Many believe that Hanuman dwells in this dimension and is therefore easily accessible. This exorcism was performed in a temple. 34 more words

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Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Mistletoe

Mistletoe – Phoradendron leucarpum

Parts used: foliage, berries

Traditional uses: Poisonous. ‘Tea ooze’ used to bathe head for headache. Infusion used for high blood pressure. Compounds containing leaves and branches used for lung trouble. 234 more words

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Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Mayapple

Mayapple, American Mandrake – Podophyllum peltatum

Parts used: root, fruit

Traditional uses: Poisonous. Root soaked in whiskey and taken for rheumatism and as a purgative. Boiled root eaten as a purgative. 426 more words

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Ozark Encyclopedia – M – Manure

Chicken manure for pneumonia – “Some old settlers make poultices of chicken manure mixed with lard as a treatment for pneumonia; it is said that the dung of black chickens is best.” ~Randolph OMF 94… 415 more words

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