DAFFODIL



Daffodils are poisonous herbs that should never be ingested as they contain toxic ingredients that could cause dizziness, abdominal pain & shortness of breath.

ROOTS & BULBS:

The bulb is narcotic & depresses the nervous system.

The roots, pounded with honey were good against burns, bruised sinews, dislocations & old aches.

A decoction of the roots is a great emetic.

The crushed bulb mixed with toasted barley flour is topically applied to dissolve hard swellings & draw out thorns & splinters.

Can be used for hard imposthumes, for strained sinews, stiff or painful joints & other local ailments.

Daffodils can be used to treat wounds.

FLOWERS:

The powdered flowers have been used as an emetic & in the form of a syrup or infusions for congestive bronchial catarrh & also useful for epidemic dysentery.

Narcissus flowers have been used as an antispasmodic.

The oil to be applied for curing baldness & as an aphrodisiac.

Flowers & bulbs are used for hysterical affections & even epilepsy.

PRECAUTIONS:

All parts of the plant are poisonous, the toxins being found mainly in the bulb, but even the flowers are mildly toxic. 
An extract of the bulb, when applied to open wounds, has caused staggering, numbness of the whole nervous system & paralysis of the heart. Symptoms include salivation, vomiting, nausea & contraction of the pupils. 
In more severe poisoning there may be trembling, convulsions & paralysis. 
Flowers are liable to develop dermatitis, probably caused partly by the irritant effects of the sap & partly by an allergic reaction.


RECIPES:

Daffodil bulbs crushed & mixed with honey: to relieve joint swelling & pain, burns, heel spurs & earache.
External use only.

BEAUTY:

Bulbs can fade freckles.
Daffodil flower oil can be applied for curing baldness.

MAGIC:

Daffodils symbolically represent the energy of rebirth.

Increases self esteem,binds fidelity & love.

Grow daffodils to bring protection to your house & also to clear out negative energies.
They are also good to use in workings to remove negative spells.

A large bunch of daffodils is effective in banishing negative energy & removing negative spells.
A bouquet of daffodils brings very good luck into the home as long as it contains more than 13 flowers.

If the very first daffodil you lay your eyes upon in the spring or summer hangs its head towards you, this is said to be an omen of bad luck for the remainder of the year. 

This flower is associated with love & fertility,place fresh ones in your home to bring about abundance. 

Wear this flower close to your heart to draw love & luck.

Place a vase of daffodils in your bedroom, they will increase fertility. 

Daffodils are considered by many to be unlucky & they will not have the flowers in their house because they hang their heads, bringing tears & unhappiness.

The sweet-scented old fashioned white narcissus is also known as grave flowers & unlucky to take indoors.

The occurrence of wild daffodils is sometimes said to indicate the former site of a religious foundation.

Man can be rendered impotent for rest of his life by drinking forty ants boiled in daffodil juice.