VirgoVirgo rules the intestines, which means that ailments and illnesses are frequently connected to it.

For constipation: stewed pears served cold with honey.

For piles and very bad constipation: add four ounces of rice to one ounce each of sesame seeds, walnuts, peach kernels, almonds and pine kernels to four pints of water. Simmer for one hour and drink once or twice a day as soup.

For diarrhoea: infuse one tablespoon each of ginger powder and green tea in half a pint of boiling water. Drink as a very strong tea.

Foods ruled by Virgo

Liver, green vegetables, yogurt, seeds, mustard, dandelion greens, mint, oils from seeds, parsley, spinach, yeast, vinegar.