My passion is my allotment and astrology of course, so let me take you through to look at some of herbs or vegetables that I grow or they grow by themselves.
Artichoke - plant ruled by Mars. Their leaf has been used for its potential to lower cholesterol levels, not surprising as the gall bladder is ruled by Mars, it stores the bile (cholesterol) used in fat digestion.
Borage – herb ruled by Jupiter. Everything is used for medical purposes, Jupiter always gives plentifully. The leaves and seeds are god for increasing flow of the milk in breastfeeding women. The leaves, flowers and seeds, all or any of them are helpful in curing absent-mindedness, depression and to give us a courage.
Carrot – vegetable ruled by Mercury. Rich with vitamin A, helps vision, reduce ageing, improves the skin are just few benefits of eating carrots, the best are eaten raw.
Dandelion – weed ruled by Jupiter, oh yes every garden have them, and every gardener hate them but the leaves and roots are good for the liver, gall and spleen.
Echinacea – herb ruled by Jupiter. Echinacea encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections, and conditions. Seeds and leaves helps with anaemia and indigestion as well.
Fennel – herb ruled by Mercury. Fennel is very popular as an ant flatulent, due to the carminative properties of the aspartic acid found in fennel. It can be used by everyone, from infants to the elderly.
Garlic – plant ruled by Mars, natural antibiotic, used in middle ages as a cure against the plague. Extremely potent taste, and not so pleasant odour after eating, but the benefits are greater than unpleasantness.
Honeysuckle – plant ruled by Mercury. Leaves and flowers are used to ease gout pains.
Ivy – plant ruled by Saturn. Some of health benefits of ivy include its ability to reduce inflammation, eliminate congestion, speed healing, soothe the stomach, increase oxygenation of the body, boost the immune system, and heal the skin.
Jerusalem artichoke – plant ruled by the Sun. Rich in potassium the small potato like roots are good for lowering blood pressure and lowering cholesterol.
Knapweed – herb ruled by Saturn, and it helps control bleeding.
Lemon verbena – herb ruled by the Sun. Calming, relaxing tea, made of leaves are good for anxiety or nerves, or just a nice relaxing tea for a busy afternoon or evening.
Mint – herb ruled by Venus. Mint promotes digestion and is great palate cleanser. When your stomach feels sick, or you have indigestion, drinking a cup of mint tea can give relief.
Nasturtium – herb ruled by Venus. The leaves and petals are extremely nutritious as they contain vitamin C and iron. The leaves also have antibiotic properties which are at their most effective just before the plant flowers.
Oregano – herb ruled by Mercury. The leaves help easing the breath and may help with menstrual cramps. It can also be used to treat dandruff.
Parsley – herb ruled by Mercury. It helps digestion and parsley is diuretic. Rich source of antioxidants. Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron. The world healthiest food!
Rosemary – her ruled by the Sun. Rosemary can boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. It is often used to help treat indigestion. It helps when you have headache. And it great help to improve concentration, memory, accuracy and sometimes mood.
Sage – herb ruled by Jupiter. It is good for the liver, another organ ruled by Jupiter. Apparently it helps hair to stay without greys.
Thyme – herb ruled by Venus. It clears the body of phlegm, and it is excellent remedy for shortness of breath. Also it kills worms in the belly, it is good for healthy gut.
Violet – flower ruled by Venus. Violet blossoms are to eat, and leaves are to drink. They are not harmful at all, and everyone can use them. The leaf and flower have been used for thousands of years by millions of people as an antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic agent.
Water lily – flower ruled by the Moon. How can one Cancerian have a garden without water lily? We can use leaves and flowers to cool inflammations. Syrup or conserve according to Culpeper cools “distemperature” of the head.
Yarrow – herb ruled by Jupiter, and it helps to reduce the bleeding applying leaves to the wound. Jupiter rules the blood and yarrow improves blood circulation.
Zodiacal garden, yes all gardens are a rich source of astrological significators and can help us to have a healthier life, even if we do not do anything else but digging, sowing and growing our own food, it is enough.
And for the end all information in this article are for information only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. Always use professional medical advice and these herbs should not take the place of any prescribed medication.
Dandelion, Garlic, Honeysuckle, Knapweed, Lemon verbena: Pixabay license, via pixabay.com
All other images: from the author's garden
First published in: www.infinityastrologicalmagazine.com, Jul/Aug 2017.
Jadranka Ćoić was born and raised in Croatia and, in 1991, moved to London. She works as an accountant but spends free time either practising astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment in accordance with Moon cycles. Jadranka started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago with The Faculty of Astrological Studies. She is the Lodge's Beginner's Class Tutor, as well as organiser of the annual Astrology and Healing Seminar.
Jadranka is an associate of The Astrological Lodge of London in IAM Infinity.
© 2017 - Jadranka Ćoić - published by Infinity Astrological Magazine
26-May-2018, 14:15 UT/GMT
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