Witchcraft Charms, Talismans & Amulets with Goldenrod Galls

By Slavic Witch

The Witch & Walnut

aaI love working with these galls, of course there are also willow galls as well but those are used for different purposes.

Goldenrod Galls are basically a round bulbous point in the goldenrod plant when particular flies lay larvae eggs and that kinda is the nest you would say. Birds will find their way to these galls and peck through them to get to the yummy goodness inside, that is why you will see holes in them.

I forage these in early spring when I know there is no chance of life left in them. I have also done it in winter as well, but not typically.

gallThese can made into Witchcraft dolls and the actual Gall part would be the head and represents the head and/or heart depending on your will. I wrote about Balkan Talisman for Protection in my shop. It wasn’t an actual post, so I can’t…

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Herb Guide: Cat’s Claw {Uncaria tomentosa}

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Also, Known As:

  • Cat’s Claw
  • Garabato
  • Saventaro
  • Una De Gato

Traditional herbalist and indigenous healers or shamans in South America make wide use of the herb called the cat’s claw in their remedies. All types of infectious diseases, many cancerous disorders and inflammations are normally treated using the cat’s claw herb by the Ashaninka Indians of Peru; in their view, this herb is a powerful and effective “health-restorative” herbal medication. The herbal cat’s claw based remedies are marketed essentially as an alternative preventive natural medicine in the west and the western pharmacopeia classifies the herb as an alternative treatment option for the treatment of disorders such as cancer, the human immunodeficiency disease or HIV and to treat all other infections in the body, in the West it is also used in the treatment of disorders such as arthritis, symptoms of asthma and ulcers – and other long-term or persistent inflammatory illnesses.

Traditionally derived knowledge, case reports and trials conducted without controls are…

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