Peony is used for gout, osteoarthritis, fever, respiratory tract illnesses, and cough. Women use peony for menstrual cramps, polycystic ovary syndrome, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and for starting menstruation or causing an abortion. It is also used for viral hepatitis, livercirrhosis, upset stomach, muscle cramps, “hardening of thearteries” (atherosclerosis), and to cause vomiting. Peony is also used for spasms,whooping cough (pertussis), epilepsy, nerve pain (neuralgia), migraineheadache, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
People apply peony to the skin for healing cracked skin, especially cracks around theanus (anal fissures) that sometimes occur with hemorrhoids.
One legend (from Greek mythology) is that the peony was named after Paeon, the Greek god of healing, who used them to treat battle wounds of the gods, they signify. Symbol of remembrance, they bloom aptly around Memorial Day, when the loveliness of spring is at its peak. In ancient folklore, it was believed that the moon goddess created this flower to reflect the moon’s beams during the night
Particularly sacred in the Correllian Tradition, Peony flowers and petals promote good luck, good fortune, prosperity and business success. The Peony seed however, sometimes called a “Jumby Bean”, promotes dissension and strife. Carry Peony Root for good Luck. Peony is useful for treating Epilepsy. It has a long-standing Reputation for its Health-giving Qualities.
When worn as a Necklace, often with Coral and Flint, the dried Root of a Peony protects sleeping Women from Incubi. Peony Roots also facilitate the growth of Children’s Teeth.
Peony Roots strung together on Necklaces and then worn around the Neck or placed over Cradles will protect young Children from the Magick and Mischief of Fairies. When burned as an Incense, Peony will protect those who travel on the Water from Storms. The roots and seeds are said to have a great deal of power to protect against misfortune, bolster health, break jinxes, and draw good fortune.
Used in folklore as a natural lucky charm, healing, prosperity, protection, exorcism, removes hexes. Southern style anointing oils are made with genuine roots, herbs, and minerals. They are used to dress candles, anoint the body, and sprinkle on amulets and conjure hands.
Planted in the garden it protects against evil and storms. Additionally, peony is used in exorcisms. The root should only be gathered at night, when the seeds are said to shine with an eerie light. Its root is sometimes substituted for mandrake. In Hoodoo it is agent of Exorcism, Spiritual protection, stops misfortune, Uncrosses and healing, and a success herb.
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