Dried Beech Leaves (30 gms)
30 gms is Equiailent to Approximately 10 Generously Heaped Tblsps
LATIN NAME - Fagus Sylvatica
Beech is a Magnificant Tree that will grow up to an Impressive Height of About 131 feet with a Spread of 26 feet. It will take Between 20 - 50 years for the Majestic Beech to Reach its Maximum Height.
The Beech Tree Bears both Male and Female Small Clusters of Yellow Green Flowers, on the Same Tree. The Tiny Unisexual Flowers are Produced in the Spring Shortly after the New Leaves have Appeared, The Males are Produced as Catkins, whilst the Female are Borne in Flowers Pairs along the Stem. The Fruit of the Beech Tree, known as Beechnuts are found in Small Burrs that drop from the Tree in Autumn.
The Beech often hold on to their Leaves Throughout the Winter. The Young Leaves are Ovate in Shape and Lime Green with Silky Hairs and as they Mature they Become Darker Green and Lose their Hairs. with the Darker Green Changing to Beautiful Autumnal Shades of Orange, Yellow, and Finally a Stunning Golden Brown.
Use Beech when Performing Spells & Rituals for:
- Gender - Feminine
- Planet - Mercury and Saturn
- Element - Air and Earth
In Traditional Magic it was Believed that no Harm could come upon a Lost Traveller who Sought Shelter under the Mighty Branches of a Beech Tree.
Beech is a Symbol for Wisdom and Knowledge from Ancient Learning and Demonstrates Guidance from the Past to Gain Insight and reminded our ancestors of the need to Preserve all of their Knowledge in Writing for the Welfare of Future Generations.
The Beech Tree has been for many Years, Considered to be one of the True Holy Trees in the wood. I was said that Prayers that were Said under a Beech Tree go Directly to Heaven.
The Leaves were once Carried as an Amulet to bring Good Luck and to Increase Creative Energy.
Beech Leaves are Traditionally Believed to be Beneficial in the Treatment of:
- Regulating Digestion
- Pain Relief
- Reducing Swelling
Because Beech Leaves Contain High Cellulose and Fibre Content it is Particulary good for Regulating the Digestion and Because of the Proven Analgesic Properties the Leaves also Contain a Poultice or a Salve can ne made to Bring Relief from Headaches and other Mild Pain Related Problems and to Relieve Swelling, in fact Beech is still used in some Herbal Analgesics that are Available to buy today. Beech Leaves can be used for External and Oral Consumption.