My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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05/31/21

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Herb 101 Week 7

Chapter 45

Lily Plants

Recognized for their flowers, which consist of three petals surrounded
by three sepals (the part of the flower which encloses the petals).
Lilies may come in several colors, from blue, orange, pink, purple, and
white, to yellow. It is also important to note that lilies come in a
variety of shapes in regards to their flowers. Some common flower shapes
for lilies include bowl, funnel, recurved (Turk's cap), star, and
trumpet. The flower itself may point upwards, downwards, or also to the
side. Remember, not all species of lilies are able to produce flowers.
In order to plant a lily you will need a bulb. The bulb should be
planted 1/4 inch into the ground in nutrient rich soil, and have partial
to full access to sun (5-6 hours of full sunlight is optimal). 

Its stem, usually a shade of green (though the stem can be red or
purple) lily stems grow from a foot to ten feet tall. Lily stems tend to
be thick and sturdy, though the size and weight of lily flowers often
cause the stem to bend over. The leaves of lily plants are vital to the
production of lily flowers. This is due to a process where the leaves
catch rays of light (from the sun) and turn the light energy into
carbohydrates.

They attract birds. High source of fiber. The flower helps regulate the heart. Useful for burns and preventing scar tissue. Spider bites may be treated with remedies including the lily flower
and/or roots.  Herbal remedies can be made with the lily flower to
support people who have had a stroke. In the form of tea, lily plants
are used in the treatment of the following conditions and symptoms:
coughs and fevers, stomach disorders, wounds, sores, and for washing
swollen bruised areas. The scent of lilies are used by muggles in what
they call aromatherapy (the use of oils for healing). Lily flower
essential oils are used for depressed individuals, as the scent is meant
to induce feelings of happiness and security. Wizards use the scent of
lilies in ways related to muggle uses in the realm of potions. (The
flower of a lily plant is often an ingredient in anti-depressant
potions).

English Rose

grows in partial to full sunlight. It is classified as a shrub, and
grows from one to twenty feet. As a shrub, width is also an important
factor to consider when planting. It may grow from two to four feet
wide, which depends on the variety that you obtain. The rose flower may
be blue, green, orange, pink, red, or white. Make sure to plant your
rose shrub in soul with a  pH range of 5.5–7.0. Most home gardens tend
to have a pH of 6.5, however there is a spell you can do to test the
soil. "Acidious revealious" (ah-sid-EE-us rev-EE-lee-us) will reveal to
you, in the form of white mist, the number of the pH level your soil is.

In the first century anno Domini, 32 medicinal uses were recorded by a
muggle called Pliny the Elder. A Herbologist from the same time named
Ponticus listed 36 uses, although four more uses have been discovered
since then. First of all, it is important to note that rose oil is
distilled from the petals. This oil is used in the aforementioned
process of aromatherapy. Also, roses have been used to add flavour to
other medicines. The medicinal uses follow.

1. Eye diseases/ (as a tea) and to treat cataracts (from skin of the roots)

2. Burns

3. influenza

4. Stomach problems / as a digestive stimulant

5. Diarrhea

6. Chronic finger sores

7. Snow blindness (with an eyewash using petals, stem bark, and skin of the roots)

8. Astringent/ for skin lotions

9. Sore throats

10. Treats rabid dog bites

11. To stop nosebleeds

12. To ease muscular pain/ antispasmodic

13. Antidepressant /ease depression and anxiety

14. Used in love potions

15. Can decrease kidney stones

16. Menstrual regulator (may be mixed with motherwort for cases of heavy flow too)

17. Helps with kidneys

18. Cleansing properties

19. Anti-inflammatory

20. Source of vitamin C

21. Seeds are diuretic

22. Seeds are a laxative

23. Potions with dried petals treat headaches

24. Soaking a cloth in cool rose water may be applied to the forehead to help treat headaches

25. Scent in potions may relieve colic (muggles may use Rosehip tincture)

26. Eases a cough

27. May be used to treat dry skin

28. May be used in a potion to relieve itching for women

29. Combining Rose water with witch hazel makes a potion to help clear up skin with pimples/acne

30. Adding rose oil to bath water helps ease grief, and sometimes insomnia as well

31. Rose tea helps relieve stress

32. Has been used to prevent scurvy by consumption

33. Eases colds

34. Eases fevers

35. Decreases swelling of puffy skin by compressing with rose water

36. Scent in some potions may induce sleep

37. Can help regulate blood thickness

38. Rose oil is known to be antiviral

39.  Rose oil is known to be antibacterial

40. Rose oil and rose water are known to be Antiseptic

Other major non-magical plants used commonly by Herbologists, healers,
and potioneers include vanilla, coco, orchids, salvia, akabia and
shilajit

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