List of herbs – humoral effects and planetary energy

Herbs in red are poisonous ( sometimes deadly ) and should be given ONLY as a spagyric tincture NEVER in raw form.

Humoral degrees are only mentioned if known with an acceptable degree of certainty.

Always use a good herbs’ guide to check counter-indications, this list only gives planetary attributions and humoral effects.

Cooling and drying

Berberis Vulgaris - Barberry – Mars - 2/2

Uva Ursi - Bearberry leaves– Venus - 2 / 2

Vaccinum Myrtillus - Bilberry leaves and fruits – Jupiter – 2/2

Betula alba – Birch (bark and leaves) – Venus

Arctium Lappa - Burdock – Venus

Sanguisorba Officinalis - Burnet – Sun – 2/2

Bellis Perennis - Daisy – Venus - 2/ 2

Taraxacum Officinalis - Dandelion – Jupiter – 2/2

Atropa Belladonna - Deadly Nightshade – Saturn - 3/1

Spirea Ulmaria - Dropwort – Moon

Carex Arenaria / Elymus Repens - Grasses – Mercury

Hyoscyamus Niger- Henbane – Saturn – 3/1

Crataegus Oxyacantha - Hawthorn – Mars – 2/2

Equisetum Arvense - Horsetail – Saturn 2/ 2

Hepatica Triloba - Liverwort – Jupiter – 1/ 3

Mandragora Officinalis - Mandrake – Saturn – 3

Olea Europea - Olive ( leaves, unripe and laid -in fruits) - Jupiter 2/2 (oil and ripe: warm 2 / moist 2)

Papaver Rhoeas - Poppy – Moon - 3/ 1

Rubus Idaeus - Raspberry leaves – Venus – 2/ 2

Rose – 1/ 1 - red rose- Jupiter, white rose - Moon , damascene rose - Venus

Capsella Bursa Pastoris - Shepherd’s purse – Saturn – 2/ 2

Fragaria Vesca - Strawberry leaves – Venus 1/ 2

Cichorium Intybus - Succory – Jupiter – 2/ 2

Rumex Acetosa - Sorrel – Venus – 2/ 2

Sedum Acre - Stone Crop – Moon – 3/1

Hammelis Virginianis - Witch hazel – Mercury - 2 / 2

Salix spp .- Willow (bark , leaves) – Moon - 2/ 2

Vitis Vinifera – Grape Vine leaves – Jupiter - 2/ 2

Asperula Odorata - Woodruff – Jupiter – 1/ 2

Oxalis Acetosella - Wood Sorrel – Venus - 2/ 1

Support by blood-letting / leeching and clay packings in case of sanguine excess.

Cooling and moistening

Media Stellaria - Chick weed – Moon – 2 / 2

Senecia Vulgaris - Groundsel – 2/ 2 – Venus

Populus Tremulus / Nigra - nPoplar buds – Saturn – 1 /0

Plantago Psyliium - Psyllium seeds – 2/ 2

Cucurbita Pepo - Pumpkin seeds – Moon - 2 /2

Fragaria Vesca - Strawberry fruits – Venus 1/ 2

Viola Odorata - Sweet violet – Venus – 1/ 2

Coolers (c/d or c/m) against too much yellow choler in general : agrimony (Jupiter), barberry, licorice (Mercury), plantain (Mars) , liverwort (Jupiter) , sorrel and wood-sorrel (Venus / Moon), willow (Moon) , dropwort (Moon) , dandelion (Jupiter) , club moss (Saturn), colt’s foot (Venus), bed straw (Venus), silver weed (Venus) .

These general coolers can also be used in case of fire excess.

Hot and Moist - Anti-melancholicals

Beets - Saturn - 2 / 2

Borago Officinalis - Borage – Jupiter – 1 / 1

Tussilago Farfara - Colt’s foot – Venus – 2 / 2

Smeerwortel - Comfrey – Saturn - 2 / 1

Condurango bark / Eagle Vine – - Jupiter - 3 / 2

Pineaceae spp. - Fir tree buds and oils – Mars- 1 / 3 (resins are hot and drying)

Linum Usitatissimum Flax seeds / oil – Mercury – 2 / 0

Liquiritia Officinalis - Licorice – Mercury – 0 / 2

Pulmanoria Officinalis - Longwort – Jupiter - 1 / 2

Malve Sylvestris – Marshmallows / Common Mallow – Venus- 1 / 2

Viscum Album - Mistletoe – Moon – 0 / 1

Red root (Ceanothus Americanus ) – Mars - 2/ 2

Further Antimelancholicals which can always be used in case of black choler excess; lemon balm (Venus), St Johns’ wort (Sun), fumitory , (Saturn), hearts ‘ tongue (Saturn), polypody (Saturn) , wormwood (Mars), black hellebore (Saturn),senna (Mercury, a strong general laxative and general purger), lapis lazuli essence (Jupiter mineral), dodder (cuscuta, Saturn) .

Heating and drying

The great majority of herbs is said to be hot and dry, so it would be realistic to take a humoral effect of H 1 and D 1 as neutral, everything stronger clearly works warming and drying.

Agrimonia Eupatoria - Agrimony – Jupiter – 1 / 2

Glechoma Hederacea - Ale-hoof – Venus - 2 / 2

Aleo Succotrina - Aloe (dried juice ) – Saturn – 2/ 2

Angelica Archangelica - Angelica – Sun – 3 / 2

Arnica Montana – Arnica – Sun – 3/ 3

Cynara Sclymus - Artichoke – Jupiter – 2/ 2

Asparagus Officinalis – Asparagus – Jupiter – 0/ 1

Ammi Visnaga - Bishop’s weed – Venus – 3 / 3

Solanum Dulcamara- Bitter Sweet – Mercury – 3 /3 ( the unripe green berries are poisonous!)

Cnicus Benedictus - Blessed Thistle – Mars – 2/2

Rhamnus Frangula - Black Alder Bark (at least dried for one year! – Venus – 2 / 2

Bryonia Alba- Briony root – Mars – 3 / 3

Pimpinella Saxifraga - Burnet Saxifrage – Moon – 3/ 3

Ruscus Aculeatus - Butcher’s broom - Mars – 2 / 2

Petasites Officinalis - Butterbur – Sun – 2/2

Brassica Oleracea - Cabbage juice – Moon – 1/1

Carum Carvi - Carraway – Mercury 3 / 2

Chelidonium Majus - Celandine – Sun – 3 / 3

Centaurium Umbellatum - Centaury – Sun – 2 / 2

Matricaria Chamomilla - Chamomill – Sun – 2 / 3 ( short infusion, long infusion is cold and dry)

Vitex Agnus Castus - Chaste Tree – Moon – 2 / 2

Castanea Sativa - Chestnut leave – Jupiter – 1 / 1

Cinnamonum Ceylanicum / Chinensis - Cinnamon – Sun – 3/ 3

Trifolium Pratense - Clover – Venus – 2 / 2

Syzygium Aromaticum - Cloves – Jupiter – 2 / 3

Primula Veris - Cowslip- Venus – 2/2

Daphne Mezereum - Daphne – Mars – 4/3

Lamium Album - Dead nettle – Venus – 3/ 2

Sambucus Nigra -Elder – Venus – 2 / 2

Clematis Recta - Erect Clematis - Venus - 4 / 3

Euphrasia Officinalis - Eye Bright – Sun – 1 / 2

Foeniculum Vulgare - Fennel – Mercury – 2 / 1

Trigonella foenum-graecum - Fenugreek – Mercury – 1 / 2

Scrophularia Nodosa - Figwort – Saturn – 2 / 2

Veronica Officinalis – Veronica – Moon – 1 / 1

Fumaria Officinalis - Fumitory – Saturn – 1 / 2 - Antimelancholic

Digitalis Purpurea - Fox Gloves – Venus – 2/ 2

Ruta Graveolens - Garden Rue – Sun – 3 / 3

Valeriana Officinalis - Valerian – Mercury – 2 / 2

Allium Sativum - Garlic – Mars – 4 / 4

Gentiana Lutea – Yellow Gentian - Mars – 3/ 2

Solidago Virgaurea - Goldenrod – Venus – 2 / 3

Aegopodium Podagria - Goutwort – Saturn - 1 / 1

Grindelia Robusta -Grindelia – Jupiter – 2 / 2

Guajakum Officinalis - Guaiacum – Saturn – 2/ 2

Erica Vulgaris - Heather – Venus – 2 / 2

Gratiola Officinalis - Hedge Hyssop – Mars - 2 / 2

Helleborus Niger – Black Hellebore – Saturn – 3 / 3 - Antimelancholic

Galeopsis Segetum - Hemp nettle – Venus 1 / 2

Viola Tricoloris - Heart’s Ease – Saturn – 3 / 3

Humulus Lupulus - Hops – Moon – 2 / 2

Marrubium Vulgare – White Horehound – Mercury – 2 / 3

Aesculus Hippocastanum - Horse Chestnut – Jupiter – 1 / 1

Hyssopus Officinalis -Hyssop – Jupiter – 3 / 3

Hedera Helix - Ivy – Saturn

Juniperis Communis - Juniper – Sun – 3 / 2

Alchemilla Vulgaris - Lady’s Mantle – Venus – 0/3

Silybum Marianum - Lady’s Thistle – Jupiter 2 / 2

Lavendulum Officinalis - Lavender – Mercury – 2 / 2

Melissa Officinalis - Lemon balm – Venus – 2 / 2 - Antimelancholic

Convallaria Majalis - Lilly of the Valley – Mercury - 2 / 2

Tilia Cordata - Lime tree – Moon – 1 /1

Levisticum Officinale - Lovage – Sun – 2 / 2

Rubia Tinctorum - Madder – Mars – 2 / 3

Calendula Officinalis - Marigold – Sun – 3 / 2

Imperatoria Ostruthium – Masterwort – Mars – 3/ 3

Mellilotus Officinalis - Mellilot – Mercury – 1 / 2

Leonorus Cardiaca - Motherwort – Venus – 2 / 3

Mentha spp. - Mint – Venus – 3 / 3

Artemisia Vulgaris - Mugwort – Venus - 3/ 2

Verbascum Thapsus - Mullein – Saturn – 1 / 1

Sinapis Alba - Mustard – Mars – 4 / 4

Urtica Dioica / Urens - Nettles – Mars - 3 / 3

Quercus Robur- Oak – Jupiter 1 / 2

Nerium Oleander - Oleander – Sun – 3 / 2

Onion – Mars – 4 / 3

Origanum Vulgare - Oregano – Venus - 3 / 3

Petroselinum Crispum - Parsley – Mars – 2/ 2

Paeonia Officinalis - Peony – Sun – 2 / 2

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Cone flower – Sun – 3/ 1 ( Echinacea)

Rubus Idaeus - Raspberry – Venus – 2 / 2

Ononis Spinosa - Rest Harrow – Mars - 3 / 3

Rheum Palmatum - Rhubarb – Jupiter- 2 / 2

Rosemarinus Officinalis - Rosemary – Sun – 3/ 3

Salvia Officinalis - Sage – Jupiter – 1 / 2

Hypericum Perforatum - Saint John’s wort – Sun - 2/ 2

Sanicula Europaea - Sanicle – Venus – 2 / 2

Saxifraga Granulata - Saxifrage – Moon – 3 / 3

Cassia spp. - Senna – Mercury – 2 / 2

Silver Thistle – Mars 2 / 2

Artemisia Abrotanum - Southern Wood – Mercury – 3 / 3

Acorus Calmus - Sweet Sedge – Sun - 2/ 2

Adomnis Autumnalis - Pheasant’s eye – Sun 2 / 2

Potentilla Anserina - Silverweed – Venus – 1/ 2

Drosera Rotundifolia - Sun Dew – Sun – 4/ 4

Thuja Occidentalis - Thuja – Saturn – 2 / 2

Thymus Vulgaris - Thyme – Venus – 3 / 3

Thymus Serpyllym - Wild Thyme – Mercury 3/3

Curcuma Longa -Turmeric – Mars – 2/ 2

Verbena Officinalis - Vervain – Venus – 1 / 1

Teucrium Scorodonia - Wood Sage – Venus – 2 / 3

Artemisia Absinthium - Wormwood – Mars - 1/ 3

Juglans Regia - Walnut (bark / leaves) – Sun – 2 / 2

Nasturtium Officinale- Water-cress – Moon – seeds 3 / 3 , fresh 4 / 2

Achillea Millefolium - Yarrow – Venus - 2/2

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