Botanical name:Frasera speciosa or Liatris odoratiassimus
Common name: deerstongue
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.
Gender:masculine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Mars spells: Deerstongue (as an herb) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mars matters (aggression, courage, defensive magick, exorcism, healing after surgery, hex-breaking, lust, physical strength, politics, protection, sexual energy, sexual potency, and strength). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mars for a list of herbal substitutes for deerstongue.
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 Lust, Psychic Powers
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Safety Information: Deertongue essential oil (Carphephorus odoratissimus) is hazardous and should not be used in aromatherapy, ingested, or come in contact with the skin.
cautions and contraindications:
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Essential oil warning: Deertongue essential oil (Carphephorus odoratissimus) is hazardous and should not be used in aromatherapy, ingested, or come in contact with the skin.
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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