Wormwood isn't just a plant, it's an organic insect repellant. It's pungent odor is pleasant to humans, but overpowering and repelling to bugs. The smell confuses them, and they avoid the area in which it is planted.
Yarrow - a lovely perennial weed grown in many herb gardens, for it has a multitude of uses. Cut the flowering tops (use only white-flowering yarrow) and use alcohol (80 proof) to make a strongly-scented tincture. A US Army study showed yarrow tincture to be more effective than DEET at repelling ticks, mosquitoes, and sand flies. Take internally prevent colds and the flu (dose is 10-20 drops). Yarrow oil is antibacterial, pain-relieving, and helpful in healing all types of wounds.
Burdock relieves dry skin, strengthens hair follicles, stimulates appetite, and cleanses the liver. Its diuretic quality promotes blood cleansing, which can be helpful after a winter of slower-paced activities. Check out this recipe for Burdock Mushroom Sauce!
Herb Robert, or what was once known as Saint Robert's Herb, was named after a French monk who lived in 1000 AD, who has cured many people suffering from various diseases using this plant. First Nations people have used this plant internally to help with many health ailments and externally for healing wounds, herpes and skin eruptions.
Weegbree. Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitoes. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes.
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Mugwort. Carried to increase lust fertility, prevent backache and cure disease madness. Place around divination and scrying tools to increase their power or near the bed to enable astral travel. Use in sleep pillow or place in a sachet under your pillowcase to bring about prophetic dreams. Use an infusion of mugwort to clean crystal balls and magick mirrors.