Bryony is a plant and an herb. Any of the Eurasian (Old World) tendril-bearing vines or climbing plants of the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, having large leaves, small flowers, and red or black berries, with tuberous roots yielding an acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties, formerly used as a medicine.
Botanical name:Bryony spp. or Bryonia spp. or Bryony spp. dioica
Common name: bryony or briony
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
magickal correspondences and uses:
Gender:masculine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Magical Uses Image Magic, Money, Protection
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cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Bryony is poisonous.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
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