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Annatto SeedsBixa orellana
Magical Properties- Repels negative energy and enemies- Protection- Removes curses and hexes
Traditional Uses- Annatto has been used to treat diabetes, diarrhoea, fevers, fluid retention, heartburn, malaria, and hepatitis. It has also been used as an antioxidant and bowel cleanser.- Annatto is sometimes put directly on the affected area to treat burns and vaginal infections and to repel insects.- In foods, annatto is used as a colouring agent.
Other Names (Also known as)Achiote, Achote, Achuete, Anatta, Annato, Annotta, Aploppas, Arnotta, Arnotto, Atsuwete, Bija, Bijol, Foucou, Latkhan, Orellana, Orlean, Orleana, Rocou, Roucou, Sendri, Urucu
All of our herbs are wildcrafted unless they state otherwise.
When purchasing, please ensure you select the correct weight from the product options.
The medicinal effectiveness of herbs can vary considerably from one batch to the next. A herb's potency depends on many variables, such as the soil it is grown in, the time of harvest, method of drying and conditions of storage. For this reason we carefully select our herbs and suppliers. These herbs are dried from their natural state, and cut, chopped or left whole as appropriate. Herbs are classified using their botanical name, and organic products are certified.
Please note that if you are based outside of the UK it is your responsibility to check your local customs and import rules with regards to shipping dried botanicals. We cannot be held responsible for items that are withheld or destroyed by your local authority.
Quality and authenticity are our watchwords. Herbs are classified using their botanical name, and organic products are certified.
Always seek professional medical advice before using any herbal product, especially if you are already taking medication
Sale of some herbs in the UK is restricted under the the Medicines (retail Sale or Supply of Herbal Remedies) Order 1977.
DecoctionThis technique is primarily used for hard to extract herbs, barks or roots. Use a 1:1 or 1:1.5 ratio of herb to water and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Strain.
FormentationTo create a formentation it is necessary to make a large infusion (see tea/infusion) of the herb of your choice. You then soak a cloth in the tea and place it on the affected area after it is at a hot yet tolerable temperature. These are especially good for sprains, swelling, general aches and pains, and bronchial problems.
PoulticeA poultice is a very direct form of healing. This is very simple and good in emergencies. It only requires the herb of your choice and a hot towel. Heat a towel in a microwave by moistening first or use any other method you see fit. The towel must be hot, but not so hot that it would damage the skin. Lay the herb on the skin and cover it with the towel. Repeat as necessary.
Tea/InfusionThis is a very common way to ingest herbs. Use 1 teaspoon dried herb to 1 cup of hot (not boiling) water. Steep for 5 minutes. Add fructose, sugar, or honey to sweeten if desired. Some herbs don't need sweetening such as liquorice.
Incense/RitualBlending herbs with resins and other gums to be burnt on charcoal or a special loose incense burner is a great way to not only aid in creating a magical atmosphere, but also to release the energetic properties of the herbs into your space.
SpellworkAll of our herbs, resins, gums, barks, berries, roots, flowers and leaves are all suitable for use in spell work or herbal magic of any type. Whether you are creating mojo or charm pouches, spell bottles, magical bath blends, incense, powders or other energetic concoctions.
Before taking any herbs internally, please seek the guidance of a professionally trained herbalist or equivalent.
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