Plants and their Magical Properties Aloe Magical properties: Plants will keep you safe from any evil influences and protect you from accidents within the home. Put anise seeds in a small cotton bag and place under your pillow this will ward off nightmares just as a dream catcher does; if you use anise leaves in your sacred space and inside your magic circle when practicing your magic or meditating, the leaves will protect your sacred space from anything untoward. By holding or carrying on your person, a piece of ash you will always be protected on or near water, ash can also be hung in doorways and ward off malevolent spirits.
The leaves have a strongly serrated margin, a cordate base, and an acuminate tip with a terminal leaf tooth longer than adjacent laterals. It bears small, greenish or brownish, numerous flowers in dense axillary inflorescences. The leaves and stems are very hairy with non-stinging hairs, and in most subspecies, also bear many stinging hairs trichomes or spiculeswhose tips come off when touched, transforming the hair into a needle that can inject several chemicals causing a painful sting or paresthesiagiving the species its common names: Formerly, more species were recognised than are now accepted.
However, at least six clear subspecies of U. Selander American stinging nettlefrom North America, has stinging hairs.
Thorne hoary stinging nettlefrom North America, has stinging hairs. Distribution[ edit ] Urtica dioica is considered to be native to Europe, much of temperate Asia and western North Africa. It is less widespread in southern Europe and north Africa, where it is restricted by its need for moist soil, but is still common.
It has been introduced to many other parts of the world. In North America, it is widely distributed in Canada and the United Stateswhere it is found in every province and state except for Hawaiiand also can be found in northernmost Mexico.
It grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwestespecially in places where annual rainfall is high. The presence of nettles may indicate the site of a long-abandoned building.
Human and animal waste may be responsible for elevated levels of phosphate  and nitrogen in the soil, providing an ideal environment for nettles. Ecology[ edit ] A stinging nettle growing in a field Nettles are the exclusive larval food plant for several species of butterfliessuch as the peacock butterfly comma Polygonia c-albumand the small tortoiseshell.
It is also eaten by the larvae of some moths including angle shadesbuff erminedot moththe flamethe gothicgrey chigrey puglesser broad-bordered yellow underwingmouse mothsetaceous Hebrew characterand small angle shades. The roots are sometimes eaten by the larva of the ghost moth Hepialus humuli.
Stinging nettle is particularly found as an understory plant in wetter environments, but it is also found in meadows. Although nutritious, it is not widely eaten by either wildlife or livestock, presumably because of the sting.
It spreads by abundant seeds and also by rhizomesand is often able to survive and re-establish quickly after fire. The term, contact urticaria, has a wider use in dermatologyinvolving dermatitis caused by various skin irritants and pathogens.
The figure of speech "to grasp the nettle" probably originated from Aesop 's fable "The Boy and the Nettle". The metaphor may refer to the fact that if a nettle plant is grasped firmly rather than brushed against, it does not sting so readily, because the hairs are crushed down flat and do not penetrate the skin so easily.
The name urticaria for hives comes from the Latin name of nettle Urtica, from urere, to burn. The English word 'nettled', meaning irritated or angry, is derived from 'nettle'.Herbal Magic Analysis, Correspondences, correlations, magical attributes, abilities and powers of Lavender, the herb of Attraction and Love Need fantastic ideas regarding a great life?
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