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(Calluna vulgaris)
Common names: Common Heather, Ling, Scotch Heather.
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Parts Used: Flowers. Methods Used: Water extraction.

Spiritual Uses: A Druid Sacred Herb.

Used at Midsummer to protect, to promote love and to heal. Add its strength to incenses for these intentions.

Physical Uses: Heather has compounds that mildly constrict the blood vessels and so is useful to raise blood pressure and relieve migraines.

Found to be helpful for pain from rheumatism and stomach aches.

Relieves insomnia.



  1. Boil cup of water. Allow to sit for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoonful of chopped herb. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain out the herb and discard.
  5. Sweeten to taste with honey.
  6. Dosage: cup before bedtime, to ease insomnia.
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