21. Providential

Plants referred to as providential are believed to promote prosperity thus providing for future needs. These are further characterized by foresight, perhaps a result of divination or predilection decreed by the spirit world.

Name: Cornus sanguinea

Toxicity: considered toxic

Common Names: Dogwood, Dogberry, Hound’s Tree

Continent: Europe

Habitat: I

Applicable Plant Components: bark, cambium, herb, flower, fruit,
root bark, root

Sanctificational: root bark, flower
Fortificational: cambium
Psychical: cambium
Desistant: bark, root bark, twig
Harmonical: bark
Pacificatory: cambium
Reversional: bark
Theurgical: flower, herb, fruit, root, bark
Amoristic: bark, cambium, flower
Tutelary: bark, cambium
Vulnerary: bark, cambium
Providential: herb
Plenarial: herb
Ensurant: wood
Soporific: herb
Affirmational: root, herb
Resurgent: bark, cambium
Anecdotal: The fruit of Cornus is Bear Medicine. Cornus is rendered into baskets, drums, drumsticks, pipe stems, ritual objects and lodges. It is used in tanning and the charcoal in tattooing. When Cornus blooms it is time to plant grain. Cornus is entreated to enhance awareness and expel the spirits of infidelity, mental anguish and the fear of making new decisions. It is an agent of empowerment, carried for potency and engaged in casting spells. Cornus is good luck medicine associated with spiritual hunts. It is an ingredient in medicine bundles and ritually smoked for any of the reasons mentioned. The spirit within Cornus is invoked to address spiritual pain that has led to the loss of personal shields, self-expression or a clear sense of vision. It’s exceedingly appropriate in intervening against the loss or attrition of spiritual energy or direction when that loss is attributed to genetous experiences. When malevolent spirits are suspected as the cause, Cornus has excellent exorcismal properties. In any case Cornus is a fine incarnant for reconciling endopsychic wounds. Its profound link to sacred cycles further supports ritual and circumstantial birth, death and rebirth.Note: The Compendium for Spirit Handling, found on this website, includes comprehensive information on over 400 species of ritual plants indigenous to the UK. The Compendium has its own menu at the top of its main page that includes:
1.    Botanical Cross References (common names to Latin; Latin to common)
2.    Ritual Properties (plant components and definitions of ritual properties used in this blog)
3.     Botanical Terms (includes habitat information)
The Compendium index lists plants first by their common names and the Latin name in parenthesis. The Latin names are alphabetized.

Magic Makers has many essays about the uses of plants by shamanic hunter-gatherers. The Appendix found in Magic Makers menu at the top of its main page provides lists of plants by usage when not included in the individual essays.

ADDITIONAL PROVIDENTIAL SPECIES BY HABITAT AND COMPONENT

ACIDIC WOODS AND MOUNTAINS
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (herb)
Artemisia absinthium (herb)
Betula (wood)
Cornus (herb)
Lonicera (herb)
Maianthemum (root)
Pinus (herb)
Pyrola (herb)
Rhododendron (herb)
Stachys (herb)

ACIDIC MOORS AND BOGS
Epilobium (root and herb)
Galium (herb)
Pinguicula (root)
Typha (herb)

ACIDIC HEATHLAND
Agrostis (seed)
Antennaria (herb)
Hieracium (herb and root)
Molinia (seed)
Rumex (seed)
Senecio (root and herb)
Ulex (flower and seed)

ALKALINE WOODS AND MOUNTAINS
Anemone (seedpod)
Corylus (nut)
Erigeron (herb)
Fraxinus (seedpod)
Humulus (root)
Juniperus (herb)
Sanicula (root)
Tofieldia (herb and root)
Trifolium (herb)
Vinca (herb)

ALKALINE FEBS AND MARSHY MEADOWS
Angelica (root and herb)
Aquilegia (flower)
Cardamine (root)
Equisetum (root and stem)
Eupatorium (flower and root)
Symphytum (root)
Urtica (herb)
Valeriana (root and herb)
Veronica (herb)

ALKALINE GRASSLANDS
Chamaemelum (flower)
Cichorium (root)
Datura (seed)
Daucus (seed)
Fragaria (herb)
Heracleum (root)
Lithospermum (herb)
Matricaria (herb)
Melissa (herb)
Origanum (herb)
Papaver (seed)
Verbena (herb)
Vicia (herb)

COAST AND SALT MARSHES
Anchusa (herb and flower)
Euphorbia (herb)
Fucus (herb)
Lactuca (root)
Rosa (herb)
Solidago (herb)

 




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