Tuesday, June 10, 2014

White clover

I have been spending a lot of time working on my gardens... also a little time harvesting... Yesterday's harvest was White Clover...

White clover can be good for you. It is high in protein, has beta carotene, vitamin C, most of the B vitamins, biotin, calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, tryptophan, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, choline, inositol, bioflavonoids and isoflavones.

White clover has been used as medicine and food by the Cherokee, Iroquois, Mohegan, Delaware Algonquians and other Native American tribes for centuries.
They used whole clover plants in salads, and made a white clover leaf tea.
Sacred to the Celts
Symbolic for Earth, Sea, Sky (Trefoils in Druid Lore)

White clover blossoms were used in folk medicine against....

It was also believed that the texture of fingernails and toenails would improve after drinking clover blossom tea.
coughs and colds.
White clover is thought to clean the system,
decrease irritation and muscular activity of the gastrointestinal tract.
It is also used to decrease the activity of the central nervous system
Treat fevers

Ways to use for medicinal purposes...

Colds – Drink flower or leaf infusion
•Cough (Dry) – Drink flower or infusion
• Fever - Drink flower or leaf infusion and apply a cool compress to forehead • Rheumatism – Flesh flower poultice and/or apply warm flower infusion compress
•Sores – Flesh flower poultice, flower or leaf infusion as wash and/or apply infusion compress
• Ulcers (Skin) – Flesh flower poultice, flower or leaf infusion as wash and/or apply infusion compress
• Wounds – flower or leaf infusion as wash and/or apply infusion compress.

Magickal properties:

Ancient protective herb

Protection from Evil.
Carry white clover flowers in a flannel bag to break a Hex
Used to cleanse a house of evil spirits
It was thought to give anyone who carried its leaves the ability to detect witches, sorcerers and good fairies
The petals of white clover were once dried and made into "fairy-bread".
Has an affinity with the rune Fehu/Feoh,

White Clover is used for breaking curses and is worn as a sachet or put in the four corners or a house or someone’s property to achieve this.

White Clover flower and white clover seed were used for :
Helping overcome fears when living through change
Overcoming a sense of inadequacy
Lifting your spirit when you feel weaker, fragile, powerless and the feel of being incompetent
Reduces fear of abandonment
Overcome feelings of not being good enough
Helps the fear failure and/or responsibility
Guides dreamers and procrastinators to begin doing what needs to be done
Breaking cycles of negativity
Strengthens inner knowing and intuition
Helps you to trust your instinct



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