|PLANET: Venus||ELEMENT: Water|
|TASTE: bitter||VIPAKA: pungent|
|WARMTH: cool||DOSHAS: V=P-K-|
MERIDIANS: Spleen, Liver, Kidney, Bladder, Lung
The action against migraine is thought to be due to the sesquiterpene lactones, which inhibit the production of prostaglandin and arachidonic acid release.
INDICATIONS: migraine, debility and anorexia, intestinal paracytes, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, bladder sand or stones, acute or intermittent fevers, wounds, bruises, eruptive skin conditions including acne, rheumatism,
PRECAUTIONS: do not use in pregnancy, uterine stimulant. Can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.
CONSTITUENTS: flowers contain an essential oil containing camphor, terpenes, pinenes, bornyl acetate and angelate borneol, esters and a bitter principle. Also, sesquiterpene lactones including PARTHENOLIDE. Acetylene derivatives have been found in the root.
PREPARATION AND USE:
-for febrifuge, emmenagogue, or carminative functions, use maceration, 2-4 ounces, three times daily
-or tincture fresh 1:2 or dry 1:5 in 80% alcohol, 30-60 drops, up to four times daily
USE IN MAGIC: Protection
-carried or used in amulets for protection from viruses and accidents
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-helps one release emotional patterns that prevent growth
-enhances trust in one's ability to see truth and move toward it
"In trust I release old patterns and move toward the truth."