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False Unicorn

Chamaelirium luteum
MEDICINAL: False Unicorn is very soothing for a delicate stomach. It also stimulates the reproductive organs in women and men. This herb is very important for use during menopause, due to its positive effects on uterine disorders, headaches, and depression.

GROWING: False Unicorn grows primarily in very moist areas, in partially shady areas, throughout North America.

Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare
MEDICINAL: Fennel helps to take away the appetite. It is often used as a sedative for small children. It improves digestion, and is very helpful with coughs. It is also used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Enriches and increases the flow of milk for lactating women.

RELIGIOUS: Use for scenting soaps and perfumes to ward off negativity and evil. Grow near the home for the same purpose.

GROWING: Fennel prefers dry, sunny areas. It is a perennial that can reach 4 - 6 feet high, and grows in most average to poor soils.

Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum-graecum
MEDICINAL: Fenugreek is used to soften and expel mucous. It has antiseptic properties and will kill infections in the lungs. Used with lemon and honey, it will help reduce a fever and will soothe and nourish the body during illness. It has been used to relax the uterus, and for this reason should not be taken by pregnant women.

RELIGIOUS: Adding a few fenugreek seeds to the mop water used to clean your household floors will bring money into the household.

GROWING: Fenugreek likes dry, moderately fertile soil in a sunny location. It is an annual, and grows to 1 - 3 feet tall.

Feverfew

Tanacetum parthenium
MEDICINAL: Feverfew is used to treat colds, fevers, flu, and digestive problems. It is often used to end migraines and other headaches.

RELIGIOUS: Feverfew is carried for protection against illnesses involving fever, as well as for preventing accidents.

GROWING: Feverfew bears a resemblance to chamomile. It prefers dry places, will tolerate poor soil, and is a hardy biennial or perennial, growing to 2 1/2 feet. It prefers full sun.

Flax

Linum usitatissimum
MEDICINAL: Flax is used as an aid to achieving cardiovascular health, to help in menopause, and as a mild laxative. The seed and the seed oil are being studied as a possible cure for cancer. The oil helps slow the kidney disease that accompanies lupus.

RELIGIOUS: Flax is used to attract money and wealth, and is used in healing spells and rituals.

GROWING: Flax grows in a wide range through North America. It is an annual that grows to 3 feet high, and is adaptable to many soils and conditions.

Frankincense

Boswellia carterii
MEDICINAL: Frankincense relieves menstrual pains, and treats rheumatic aches and pains. Externally it is used for liniments and for its antiseptic properties.

RELIGIOUS: Frankincense is burned to raise vibrations, purify, and exorcise. It will aid meditations and visions. The essential oil is used to anoint magickal tools, altars, etc.

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