BLACK SMUDGE POT
ON SALE $12.95
AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SALVE INCLUDED
Keep in mind, Mugwort, what you made known,
What you laid down at the great denouncing.
Una your name is, oldest of herbs,
Of might against three, and against thirty.
Of might against venom and the onflying,
Of might against the vile foe who fares through the land.
And you, Waybread (Plantain) mother of herbs,
Open from the east, mighty inside.
Over you chariots creaked, over you queens rode,
Over you brides cried out, over you bulls snorted.
All of them you then withstood, you withstood them,
May you likewise withstand poison and the onflying,
And the loathsome foe roving through the land.
Stune (Watercress) is the name of this herb, it grew on a stone,
It stands up against poison, it stands against pain,
Stithe it is called, it withstands poison,
It wrecks the wrathful one, it casts out poison.
This is the herb that fought against the snake,
It has power against poison, it has power against the onflying,
It has power against the loathsome foe roving through the land.
Put to flight now, Venom-loather (Viper's Bugloss),
the great poisons you are less than,
The lesser poisons you are greater than,
until the cure for both be with him
Remember, Maythen (Chamomile), what you made known,
What you accomplished at Alorford,
That never a man should lose his life from infection
After Maythen was prepared for his food
This is the herb that is called Wergulu (Nettle).
A seal sent it across the sea-right,
A vexation to poison, a help to others.
It stands against pain, it dashes against poison,
It has power against three and against thirty,
Against the hand of a fiend and against noble scheming,
Against the spell of vile creatures.
Chervil (Sweet Cicely) and Fennel, two very mighty ones.
They were created by the wise one-eyed Lord,
Holy in heaven as he hung on the tree;
He set and sent them to the nine worlds,
To the wretched and the fortunate, As a help to all.
There the Apple (crab) accomplished against poison
That it would no more dwell in the world
These nine have power against nine poisons.
A worm came crawling, it killed nothing.
For Woden took nine glory-twigs,
He smote the adder that it flew apart into nine parts.
Now these nine herbs have power
against nine evil spirts
Against nine poisons and against nine infections
Against the red poison, against the foul poison.
Against the white poison, against the blue poison,
Against the yellow poison, against the green poison,
Against the black poison, against the dark poison,
Against the brown poison, against the crimson poison.
Against worm-blister, against water-blister,
Against thorn-blister, against thistle-blister,
Against ice-blister, against poison-blister.
If any poison comes flying from the east,
Or any from the north, or any from the south,
All the seas slip apart, all salt water,
When I blow this poison from you Or any from the west among the people.
I alone know a running stream,
And the nine adders beware of it.
May all the weeds spring up new herbs
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