Can be considered one of the best herbs to relieve menopausal discomforts, hot flashes, irregular cycle etc. Can be an excellent nervine (medicine to calm the nerves), and offers pain relief from general rheumatic pains, such as those that arise from changing weather, or those that are associated with the flu. Can aid with nervous tension, ocular muscle strain, and associated headaches. Magically it is sacred to the great goddess. Used in the female mysteries. An ally for women at the initiation into the 3rd phase of womanhood. Offers protection and inner guidance by connecting body and soul. Can be used to assimilate the wisdom of the wise one and draw upon its creative power.