Herbs beginning with “G”
Gardenia – Healing, Spirituality. Used to attract true love.
Garlic – Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft. A very protective herb, also used in exorcism.Lowers tension, ease colds, and improve circulation. Garlic vinegar can be used to disinfect wounds and soothe rheumatic pain and any common pain (made from one liter of vinegar and ten cloves of crushed garlic steeped for at least 10 days). Shrinks warts, relieves pain from teeth and earache. Good for high and low blood pressure and removing parasites and infections. To ease the pain of aching joints, a toothache or an earache, place a crushed raw bulb of garlic on a piece of gauze and place over the area of pain. For joints, try using garlic paste.
Gentian – Love, Power.
Geranium – Fertility, Love, Health, Protection.
Ginger – Love, Money, Success, Power. Acts as an aid to ingestion or colds (tea form). Also in tea form, good for cramps, to stimulate the digestive organs, migraines and nausea, external stiffness. Can be added to the bath as a way to ease pain and increase circulation, but only use a few sprinkles, not too much, like cayenne, ginger quickly brings the blood to the surface of the skin. For pain you can also soak cloths in ginger tea and apply them directly to the painful areas. Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken. A good healing tea is made from a pinch of peppermint, a pinch of ginger and either a pinch of clove powder or 2 bruised cloves, add 1 cup of hot water and steep.
Ginseng – Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust. Stimulant, tonic, and agent for prolonged life. Also a mild pain-killer, and improves blood circulation. Reported to successfully treat asthma, bronchitis, cancer, flatulence, diabetes, weakness, fever, coughs and heartburn, and a mild stimulant. In tea form it helps to relieve stress and moderate heart disease.
Goats Rue – Healing, Health.
Goldenrod – Money, Divination.
Goldenseal – Healing, Money.
Gorse – Protection, Money.
Gourd – Protection.
Grape – Fertility, Garden magic, Mental Powers, Money.
Groundsel – Health, Healing.