Planets and their Plants
Sun ruling the vitality, oxygen, vital fluid, spleen,
heart, spine, right eye, front pituitary gland, part of the
thyroid: angelica, bay laurel, celandine, centaury, St. John's
wort, lovage, marigold, mistletoe, rosemary, rue, saffron, storax,
walnuts, eyebright, sunflower, helianthus, corn, rice, honey,
juniper, pineapple, cinnamon, orange, grapefruit, almond, olive,
ruling the constututional magnetism, esophagus, uterus, ovaries,
influences the medulla oblongata and base of brain, left eye,
breast, lymph system, nervous system, synovial fluid, influence
over the eyes, the action of the rear pituitary gland, thymus
gland, and the hormones of the alimentary tract: leafy vegetables,
water lily, clary sage, watercress, cucumber, wild rose, orris
root, sea holly, lettuce, pumpkin, opium poppy, white rose,
willow, wintergreen, cuckoopint, lotus, white pond lily root,
cabbage, chickweed, rhubarb, melons, endive, turnips, mushrooms,
seaweed, gourds, soursap, mango, breadfruit, banana, sugarcane.
ruling the brain and the nervous system, thyroid, respiratory
and pulmonary circulation, nerve impulses, mouth, tongue, parathyroid
gland and part of the front pituitary, right cerebral hemisphere,
auditory nerves, vocal cords: caraway, carrots, dill, elecampane,
fenugreek, lavender, lily of the valley, licorice, mandrake,
sweet marjoram, myrtle tree, parsley, pomegranate, celery seed,
valerian, horehound, southernwood, oats, parsnips, the skins
and bark of the filbert, Brazil nut, cashew.
ruling the venous blood, veins, skin, hair and action of the
thyroid gland and gonad glands, sense of touch, throat, cheeks,
chin, and kidneys: daisy, black alder, birch, blackberry, burdock,
columbine, coltsfoot, cowslip, daffodils except the yellow,
elder, eryngo, feverfew, plantain, raspberry, damask rose, strawberry,
tansy, thyme, verbena, violet, yarrow, angelica, vervain, geranium,
lady's mantle, spearmint, primrose, wheat, beans, sorrel, gooseberries,
almond oil, olive oil, tomato, artichoke, pomegranate, red cherry,
apricot, apple, fig, plum chestnut, elderberry, alder, grape.
Mars ruling the muscular system, red corpuscles, gonads,
adrenalin, the adrenal secretions, motor nerves: betony, basil,
cuckoopint, yellow daffodil, dragon's blood, garlic, gum tragacanth,
ground pine, onions, chives, pepper, wormwood, gentian, nettles,
sarsaparilla, savin, squill, tarragon, woodruff, horseradish,
mustard, aloes, ginger, hops, radish, capers, coriander, hyssop,
leeks, cactus, pine, boxwood, broom, hemlock, dogwood, ironwood.
ruling the arterial system, liver, fats, pancreas secretions
(insulin), adrenals: black currant, agrimony, asparagus, Melissa
or balm, turnip, borage and bugloss, chervil, cinquefoil, dandelion,
hyssop, jasmine, gilly flower (carnation), linden, mistletoe,
myrrh, oak, rose hips, sage, jimson weed, meadowsweet, watercress,
anise, nutmeg, mint, currants, birch, maple, olive, hogberry,
mulberry, ash, almond, chestnut.
ruling the spleen, bones, ligaments, teeth, mineral salts of
the body, some pituitary hormones, action of the adrenals, inner
ear, gall bladder, skin: aconite, red beets, plantain, comfrey,
cypress, thyme, elm, pansy, black hellebore, hemlock, hemp,
henbane, ground moss, nightshade, oakmoss, Solomon's seal, yew,
horsetail, marijuana, shepherd's purse, rye, barley, spinach,
parsnip, rhubarb roots, quince, sloes, wintergreen, sassafras,
tamarind, coffee, tobacco, beech, pine, willow.
Uranus ruling the action of the parathyroid and one hormone
of the front pituitary, gases, and the pupils of the eyes, the
nervous system and control as it is associated with the potential
and vibratory rate of electrical energies generated by the nerves:
ruling part of the parathyroid, pineal and toxins, spinal canal:
ruling the third eye: pitcher plant.
lest you have no idea where Culpeper was going with all this,
perhaps a few of his words of wisdom will help you catch on:
"Basil: A French physician affirms upon his knowledge, that
an acquaintance of his, by common smelling of it, had a scorpion
bred in his brain.
are under the dominion of Mars. If they be eaten raw, (I do
not mean raw, opposite of roasting or boiled, but raw, opposite
to chymical preparations) they send up very hurtful vapours
to the brain, causing troublesome sleep, and spoiling the eye-sight,
yet of them prepared by the art of the alchymist, may be made
an excellent remedy for the stoppage of the urine.
is governed by Venus and it stirs up bodily lust.
marjoram: Governed by Mercury. The juice dropped in the ears
eases the pains and singing noise in them.
is governed by the Sun. The flowers and conserve made of them
are singularly good to comfort the heart and to expel the contagion
so goes the lore, although there is far more not mentioned here.