The Herb Cabinet

Herbs are found and used around the world. Every culture from time immemorial has used herbs from their regions not only for cooking, but for for healing and for magick. Herbs are probably still the most accessible of the correspondences used in magick, although some of the various varieties may take a little searching in order to obtain them.

As well as learning about herbs from the usual sources in most Witchcraft books, try to find books and other sources with listings of the local flora for your own particular region. You might also be surprised as to what is available in your neighborhood shops and markets if you look carefully enough.

This section gives a complete listing of Herbs, Plants and Oils and their attributes and powers.

Adam & Eve Roots

Use for Love and Happiness and spells related.

Agrimony

Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits. It has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician; i.e. it not only breaks hexes, it also sends them back to the hexer. Agrimony placed under the head will make one sleep as if dead, according to ancient lore, but don’t use this for insomnia: the sleeper won’t awaken until the herb is removed.

Alfalfa

Prosperity, Money. Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in the cupboard or pantry.

Almond

Money, Prosperity, Wisdom

Amaranth

A crown of amaranth flowers worn on the head speeds healing. To make sure that you are never struck by a bullet, pull up a whole amaranth plant (including roots) preferably on a Friday during the Full Moon. Leave an offering to the plant and then fold it, roots and all, in a piece of white cloth. Wear this against your breast and you’ll be ‘bullet-proof.’ The dried amaranth flowers have been used to call forth the dead, and are also carried to cure the affections’; i.e. to mend a broken heart.

Amber

Transforms negative energy into positive. Calms, and attracts loving, faithful emotions. Opens the crown chakra and aligns the etheric bodies with the physical. Attracts prosperity.

Angelica

Grown, the plant is protective. Use in all protection and exorcism incenses. Sprinkle the four corners of the house with angelica to ward off evil, or do this around the perimeter of the house. Added to the bath angelica removes curses, hexes and any spells that may have been cast against you. The root was carried in the pocket as a gambling talisman among some American Indian tribes. Arigelica is also used in healing incenses and mixtures, and smoking the leaves is said to cause visions.

Anise

Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleep on it. This will ensure that you have no nightmares. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will drive off evil, and they are sometimes placed around the magic circle to protect the magician from evil spirits. It also averts the evil eye. Anise seed is also used in purification baths, especially with bay leaves. It is used to call forth spirits to aid in magical operations, and a sprig hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth.

Apple

The fruit, when eaten, induces love. Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality

Avocado

Promotes love and lust. Good when used as a beauty mask.

Banana

Fertility, Potency, Prosperity

Basil

Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Bay

Activates the throat chakra and opens the bronchial passages. Facilitates full breath and full expression. Decongestive on all levels. Heals the heart. Good for colds, flu, rheumatism and sprains. Psychic purifyer.

Bean

Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love

Belladonna

*DEADLY POISON!! Some say help induce Astral projection

Benzoin

Awakens higher mindedness. Encourages confidence and empowerment. Calms and sedates the mind and emotions. Relieves dry skin, coughs, and arthritis. Natural deoderant and preservative.

Blackberry

Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleep on it. This will ensure that you have no nightmares. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will drive off evil, and they are sometimes placed around the magic circle to protect the magician from evil spirits. It also averts the evil eye. Anise seed is also used in purification baths, especially with bay leaves. It is used to call forth spirits to aid in magical operations, and a sprig hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth.

Boneset

The plant wards off evil spirits. Make an infusion and sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.

Blueberry

Protection against evil spirits and negativity.

Burdock

Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into small pieces. String these on red thread like beads and wear for protection against evil and negativity. The leaves of the burdock, when laid to the soles of the feet, help to cure gout.

Cabbage

Use for Luck

Cactus

Protection, Chastity

Caper

Potency, Lust, Luck

Caraway

The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It s often carried for this purpose. Any object which holds some caraway seeds is theft-proof.

Carrot Seed

Mother Nature’s skin nurturer. Relieves and replenishes dry, aging skin. Helps to reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity. Stimulates endocrine function. *Not for use during pregnancy. Fertility, Lust

Cascara Sagrada

Sprinkle an infusion of cascara sagrada around your home before go to any court proceeding. It will help win your case. Cascara sagrada is also use in money spells, and worn as an amulet against evil and hexes.

Catnip

Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also intoxicating to the cat. Catnip is used in love sachets, usually in conjunction with rose petals. If you hold catnip in your hand until it is warm, then hold anyone else’s hand, they will forever be your friend, as long as you keep the catnip you used for the spell in some safe place. Grown near the home or hung over the door, catnip attracts good spirits and great luck. Catnip is also used in spells designed to enhance beauty and happiness. Large catnip leaves are pressed and used as bookmarks in magical texts.

Cedar

Attracts prosperity. Encourages flow. Elimination of blockages, and toxins, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Cleanses and purifies the body, skin and the environment from all negativity and stagnation. Gives relief from bronchitis, colds, arthritis, and can have a diuretic effect. Repels incects. *Not for use during pregnancy.

Celery

Chew the seeds to aid in concentration, or use in spell pillows to induce sleep. Burned with orris root, celery seed increases psychic powers. The stalk, along with the seeds, induces lust when eaten. Witches supposedly ate celery seed before flying off on their brooms that they wouldn’t become dizzy and fall.

Centaury

The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.

Chamomile

Chamomile is used to attract money and a handwash of the infusion is some times used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It is used in sleep and meditation incenses, and the infusion is also added to the bath to attract love. It is also a purificatory and protective herb. When sprinkled around the property, it removes curses and spells cast against you.

Cherry

Love, Divination

Chickweed

Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a relationship

Chicory

Chicory is used to remove all obstacles that might crop up in your life. It is carried for this purpose. At one time it was thought to make its possessor invisible, and to open locked boxes and doors if held against the locks. But for these last two purposes, chicory has to be gathered with a gold knife in perfect silence at noon or midnight on Midsummer. If you anoint your body with chicory juice, you will obtain favors from great persons. It is also carried to promote frugality.

Chili pepper

Chili Pepper is used to assure Fidelity, Hex Breaking and Love

Cinnamon

Psychic awareness and protection. Blends with and emphasizes all other essences. Attracts money and “security”. Aphrodisiac. Very healing on all levels. Good for colds, flu, headache, toothache, and sore muscles. Helps to heal the heart and kidneys.

Citron

Psychic Powers, Healing

Citronella

Protects, cleanses and clears the aura. Strengthens the life-force. Encourages self-expression and creativity. Good for writers and actors. Brings clarity to the mind and inner vision. Good for attracting prosperity. Activates the throat chakra and acts as a tonic for all throat ailments. Repells insects. Deoderizer.

Cumin

Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism

Clary Sage

Calming relaxant. Brings well-being to the spirit. Contains a hormone-like agent similar to estrogen that regulates hormonal balance. Relieves tired, sore or injured muscles and menstrual cramping when used in massage. Aphrodesiac. Antiseptic for oily skin and dandruff. *Not for use during pregnancy. Do not drink alcohol or drive when under it’s influence.

Clove

Burned as an incense, cloves attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area. Cloves are burned as an incense to stop others from gossiping about you. Worn or carried, cloves attract the opposite sex and bring comfort to the bereaved. evil presences. Protects and cleanses the body and aura. Balances 2nd and 4th chakras. Calming and comforting to the emotions. Strengthens eyesight and protects one from disease and infection. Very antiseptic, good for oral infections and toothache pain. Assists with digestive, muscular, and bronchial ailments.

Coltsfoot

Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The leaves,when smoked, can cause visions.

Comfrey

Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel. Also, tuck some into your suitcases so that they aren’t lost or stolen. The root is also used in money spells

Curry

Protection

Daisy

Lust, Luck

Damiana

Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells. It is also burned to produce visions.

Dandelion

To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off the head of a dandelion. You will live as many years as there are seeds left on the head. To tell the time: blow three times at the seed head. The number left is the hour. The root, when dried, roasted and ground like coffee, is used to make a tea. This infusion will promote psychic powers. This same tea, steaming and placed beside the bed,will call spirits. To send a message to a loved one, blow at the seed head in his or her direction and visualize your message. Dandelion, buried in the northwest corner of the house, brings favorable winds.

Dragon’s Blood

Energizes and attracts inspiration and success. Protection. Virility, strength and passion. Attraction of male energies. Purifies, “burns” out illness and infection. Helps heal bones, teeth, blood disorders, and reproductive organs.

Ebony

Protection, Power

Echinacea

Enchinacea was used by Indians as an offering to spirit and strengthen spells

Edelweiss

Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing

Elecampane

Worn, elecampane attracts love Sew up some of the leaves or flowers in pink cloth, or make a sachet. It is also carried for protection, and the herb smouldered on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic powers, particularlv when scrying.

Eucalyptus

The leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to maintain good health. To relieve colds, ring green candles with the leaves and pods and burn them to the socket, visualizing the person (or yourself) as being completely healthy. Also hang a small branch or twig of eucalyptus over the sick bed. String the immature (green) pods on green thread and wear to help heal sore throats. Placed beneath the pillow, the pods guard against colds. The leaves are also carried for protection.

Evening Primrose

Rich in GLA, vitamins and minerals. Excellent for face and body massage, especially to combat dry, skin and eczema. a nerve tonic, Hormonal balancer, good for menstrual problems and for balancing the effects of menopause.

Fennel

Grown around the home, fennel confers protection. Wearing a piece of fennel in the left shoe will prevent wood ticks from biting your legs. Fennel is also hung up at windows and doors to ward off evil spirits, and the seeds can be carried for the same reason. Fennel is used in purification sachets, as well as healing mixtures.

Fern

Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism

Figwort

Hung from the neck, the figwort keeps the wearer healthy and protects against the evil eye. The plant is also smoked over Midsummer fires and then hung in the home for its protective powers.

Frankincense

A sacred, purifying scent used to cleanse the body, aura, and environment of all negative influences. Promotes a meditative state. Sun energy. Opens the crown chakra and has a healing affect on infections, and viruses. Revitalizes dry and/or aging skin. Helps with asthma and bronchial infections.

Garlic

Garlic was once worn to guard against the plague. It is still used to absorb diseases. Simply rub fresh, peeled clovess of garlic onto the afflicted part of the body, then throw into running water An old spell utilized gariic in protectin against hepatitis. To do this, simply wea’ thirteen cloves of garlic at the end of cord around the neck for thirteen days On the last day, in the middle of thc night, walk to a corner of an intersectior of two streets, remove the necklace throw it behind you and run home with out looking back. Garlic is also extremely protective Sailors carry some while on board ship to protect against its wreckage. Soldiers wore garlic as a defense in the middle ages, vvbile Roman soldiers ate it to give them courage. It is placed in the home to guard against the intrusion of evil, to keep out robbers and thieves, and is hung over the door to repel envious people. Garlic is especially protective in new homes – Worn, garlic guards against foul weather (mountaineers wear it) as well as monsters, and it also shields you from the blows of your enemies. When evil spirits are about, bite into garlic to send them away, or sprinkle powdered garlic on the floor (if you don’t mind smelling it for some time). Garlic is also placed beneath children’s pillows to protect them while asleep, and brides~£ once carried a clove of garlic in the’ pocket for good luck and to keep evil far from her on her big day. Rubbed onto pots and pans before cooking in them garlic removes negative vibrations which might otherwise contaminate the food. When eaten, garlic acts as a lust. inducer, and when a magnet or lodestone, is rubbed with garlic it loses its magic& powers.

Geranium

Balances the mind and body. Calms and stabalizes the emotions. Astringent, Good healing oil for all skin types. Helps to relieve eczema and psoriasis. Repels insects and negative thought forms and environments. Diuretic. Good as a massage oil for cellulite.

Ginger

Eating ginger before performing spells will lend them power, since you have been ‘heated up’ by the ginger. It is especially true of love spells, in whic ginger is much-used. Whole ginger roots are planted an grown to attract money, or the powdered root is sprinkled into pockets or ont money for this purpose. Ginger is also used in success spellh or to ensure the success of a magica operation. In the Pacific the Dobu islanden make much use of ginger in their magic They chew it and spit it at the ‘seat’ of an illness to cure it, and also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming storm, while at sea, to halt it.

Ginseng

The root is carried to attract love as well as to guard one’s health, to dra money, and to ensure sexual potency. Ginseng will also bring beauty to all w carry it. Burn ginseng to ward off evil spiritsand to break hexes and curses. A tea of ginseng is used as a powerful lust-inducing drink, whether alone or mixed with other like herbs. Hold a ginseng root in your hands, visualize your wish into the root, and throw it into running water. Or, carve your wish onto a root and toss into the water. Ginseng can be a substitute for the mandrake

Gotu Kola

Use in meditation incenses. Burn small amount prior to (but not during) meditation.

Grape

Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money

Grapefruit

Refreshing and uplifting. Brings renewed energy, “a second wind”. Antiseptic to the skin. Tones all bodily tissues and helps *erase* cellulite. Antidepressant.

Grass

Psychic Powers, Protection

Hawthorn

Hawthorn has long been used to increase fertility. Because of this power it is incorporated into weddings, especially those performed in the spring. The leaves, curiously enough, are also used to enforce or maintain chastity or celibacy. The leaves are placed beneath the mattress or around the bedroom for this purpose. Carried in a sachet on a fishing trip hawthorn ensures a good catch, and worn or carried it promotes happiness in the troubled, depressed, or sad. Hawthorn protects against lightning, and in the house in which it resides, no evil ghosts may enter. It is also powerful for protecting against damage to the house from storms. The Romans placed hawthorn in cradles to guard the child from evil spells. In the past most Witch’s gardens contained at least one hawthorn hedge. The hawthorn is sacred to the fairies, and is part of the tree fairy triad of Britain: ‘Oak, Ash and Thorn,’ and where all three trees grow together it is said that one may see fairies.

Heliotrope

Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility

Hemlock

*POISON* Destroy Sexual Drives

Henna

Use for Healing

Hibiscus

Lust, Love, Divination

Honeysuckle

Strengthens the mind and memory. Balancing to the right and left brain. Awakens the crown and brow chakra’s, bringing psychic awareness. Induced prophetic dreams and assists one to let go of the past. Strengthens and brings flexibility to the body. Helps heal sore throats, headaches and asthma.

Horehound

Horehound is used in protective sachets, and is carried to guard against sorcery and fascination. Horehound is also scattered as an exorcism herb. Drink an infusion of the herb and it will clear your mind and promote quick thinking, as well as strengthen the mental powers. Horehound, when mixed with ash leaves and placed in a bowl of water, releases healing vibrations, and should be placed in a sickroom.

Huckleberry

Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking

Hyssop

Hyssop is the most widely used purification herb in magic. It is added to baths in sachets,infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil and negativity.

Iris

Purification, Wisdom

Irish Moss

Irish moss is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to ensure a steady flow of money into the house or pockets of the person. Irish moss is also carried while on trips for protection and safety, and is used to stuff luck or money poppets. .

Jasmine

Good luck in love and wealth. Aphrodisiac. Alleviates depression, and tension. Raises self esteem. Opens the heart chakra and stimulates clarity of thought. Enables one to lucid dream, when it is used before sleeping. Good for use during childbirth. Rejuvinates the skin when used in massage and cosmetics. Beautiful fragrance when worn as a single note.

Juniper

Used throughout Europe as a protective herb, Juniper also guards against theft. It was probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches. Juniper hung at the door protects against evil forces and persons, and it is burned in exorcism rites. A sprig of the plant protects its wearer against accidents and attacks by wild animals. It also guards against ghosts and sickness. Juniper is added to love mixtures, and the berries are carried to increase male potency When carried or burned, juniper helps the psychic powers and breaks hexes and curses, and drives off snakes.

Juniper Berries

Protection from all negative influences. Transforms negative emotions into positive. Purifies the aura and the subtle body. Diuretic action also encourages “flow” in all areas of life. *Not for use during pregnancy. Tonic, astringent, and antiseptic. Reduces swelling and relieves arthritis. Good for dissolving fat and cellulite when used with massage. Is believed to boost the immune system.

Lavender

Ancient scent used for protection, relaxation, and healing. Good for headaches, insomnia, pain, arthritis, and depression. Antiseptic and astringent. Good for burns, insect bites, acne and eczema. Helps to reduce scarring. Promotes hair growth. Activates the crown chakra. Ancients believed it ensured fidelity.

Lemon

Attracts joy and benevolent energies. Clears and stimulates the mind while relaxing the muscles and relieving stress. Attunes to the third chakra. Antibacterial and antiseptic. Good for oily skin conditions. Tonic to the lymphatic and digestive system. Very good for dieters, when put in water, and will help break up cellulite when used with massage. Bleaches hair and fabrics. Conditions skin and nails. Dilute well when used on skin.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass planted around the home and in the garden will repel snakes. It is also used in some lust potions, as well as in an infusion to aid in developing psychic powers.

Lemon Verbena

Purification, Love

Lettuce

Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep

Licorice

Chewing on a licorice stick (the root, not a piece of candy) will make you passionate. It is also a good practice to use while quitting smoking. Licorice is added to love and lust sachets, carried to attract love, and used in spells to ensure fidelity. Licorice sticks make useful wands.

Lilac

Exorcism, Protection

Magnolia

To promote and assure Fidelity

Mandrake

A whole mandrake root, placed on the mantel in the home, will give the house protection, fertility, and prosperity. Mandrake is also hung on the headboard for protection during sleep, carried to at-tract love, and worn to prevent contraction of illnesses. Where there is mandrake, demons cannot reside, and so the root is used in exorcism. To ‘activate’ a dried mandrake root (i.e., to bring its powers out of hibernation), place it in some prominent location in the house and leave it there undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water and leave overnight. Afterwards, the root is activated and may be used in any magical practice. The water in which the root has bathed can be sprinkled at the windows and doors of the house to protect it, or onto people to purify them. The mandrake has also long served as a poppet in image magic, but its extreme scarcity and high cost usually forces the magician and Witch to look for substitutes; ash roots, apples, the root of the bryony, the American may-apple and many others have been used. Money placed beside a mandrake root (especially silver coins) is said to double, and the scent of the mandrake causes sleep

Mint

Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection

Mistletoe

Long used for protection against lightning, disease, misfortune of every kind, fires and so on, it is carried or placed in an appropriate spot for these uses. The leaves and berries are used. Mistletoe is placed in cradles to protect children from being stolen by fairies and replaced with changelings. A ring carved of mistletoe wood will ward off sicknesses when worn and the plant will cure fresh wounds quickly when carried (do not apply to the wound). Mistletoe is also carried or worn for good luck in hunting, and women carry the herb to aid in conception. It has also been utilized in spells designed to capture that elusive state of immortality, and to open locks. Laid near the bedroom door, mistletoe gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams, as it does when placed beneath the pillow or hung at the headboard. Kiss your love beneath mistletoe and you’ll stay in love. Burned, mistletoe banishes evil. Wear it around your neck to attain invisibility. Mistletoe is an all-purpose herb.

Mugwort

Awakens one to the psychic energies around and within them. Facilitates astral travel and dream interpretation. Opens and purifies circulatory channels. Strengthens the uterus and eases painful menstrual cramping. Excellent for strengthening the life-force in the fetus. Some say *not for use during pregnancy.

Mullein

Mullein is worn to keep wild animals from you while hiking in untamed areas. It also instills courage in the bearer, and a few leaves placed in the shoe keeps one from catching a cold. Mullein is also carried to obtain love from the opposite sex. Stuffed into a small pillow or placed beneath your pillow mullein guard against nightmares In India, mullein is regarded as the most potent safeguard against evil spirits and magic, and is hung over doors, in windows, and carried in sachets. It is also used to banish demons and negativity. In the Ozarks, men performed a simple love divination. The man went to a clearing where a mullein grew and bent it down so that it pointed toward his love’s house.If she loved him the mullein would grow upright again; if she loved another it would die. Graveyard dust-an infrequent ingredient in spells-can be substituted with powdered mullein leaves. At one time Witches and magicians used oil lamps to illuminate their spells and rites, and the downy leaves and stems of the mullein often provided the wicks.

Musk

Stimulates the root and spleen chakras, arousing the reproductive organs and instincts. Healing and cleansing to the heart, lungs, and blood. Encourages self-esteem, and desirability. Can assist in transmuting sexual love into higher emotion, and spiritual connection.

Mustard

The Hindus used mustard seed to travel through the air. A more down-to-Earth use is carrying mustard seed in a red cloth sachet to guard against colds and to increase mental powers. Italian peasants sprinkle mustard seed on the doorsill for protective reasons, and mustard seed buried under your doorstep will keep all manner of supernatural beings from your home. When eaten mustard seed increases fertility in women.

Myrrh

Burned as an incense myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and creates peace. However, it is rarely burned alone; usually in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added. Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate purify, and bless objects such as amulets, talisman, charms, and magical tools. Myrrh aids meditation and contemplation. It is often added to sachets, usually with frankincense.

Neroli

Soothes, relaxes, and uplifts the spirit. Instills confidence. Excellent for dry sensitive skin, scars and stretch marks. Aphrodisiac. Stimulates circulation. Brings calm and relieves stress and tension. Good for calming “butterflies” in the stomach.

Nettle

The protective powers of the nettle have long been used in magic. To remove a curse and send it back, stuff a poppet with nettle, or carry some in a sachet. Also, sprinkle nettle around the house to keep evil out and to send it back. Nettle is also thrown onto a fire to avert danger, held in the hand to ward off ghosts, carried with yarrow to allay fear, and worn as an amulet to keep negativity far away. A pot of freshly cut nettles placed beneath a sickbed will aid in the person’s recovery. Nettle has sometimes been used as a lust inducing herb, and contemporary Mexican spiritualists recommend its use in purification baths because it is ‘more carnivorous’ than other herbs, and so will work more efficient

Niaouli

Protection. Antiseptic, helps to heal cuts and wounds, infections, acne, skin irritations and allergies. Bacterial viruses, Sore throats, and respiratory problems. Good when used in a vaporizer or as a chest rub for bronchial clearing.

Nutmeg

Calms the mind and body therefore it is good for insomnia. Brings visions. Attracts wealth and health. Good for the intestinal tract, and reproductive organs. Is said to reverse impotency and hair loss. *Can be dangerous if taken internally. As a seasoning is fine.

Nuts

Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

Oak

Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck

Olive

Peace of heart and mind. Assures fidelity in love and can attract a marriage partner. Inspires fruitfulness and security in love, family and business. Attracts money. Revitalizes all physical systems as well as the mind.

Onion

Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust

Orange

Purification on every level. Encourages emotional expression and the gentle healing and restructuring of emotional memories. Attracts abundance and happiness. through love and marriage. Tonic to the digestive system. Antiseptic. Good for oily skin. Dilute well when used on the skin.

Orris

Aphrodesiac. Attracts love and romance. Good for treating acne and insect bites. Helps relieve coughs, colds and bronchitis. Diuretic, said to ease upset stomach and toothache. Whole pieces of the root have been used as infants teething rings. The violet-like scent grows more beautiful with age.

Palmarosa

Attracts Love. Regenerates the cellular body. Clears and “wakes up” the mind. Powerful healer for skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dry aging skin. Antiseptic. Helps to regulate the thyroid. Used to treat anorexia and as a tonic for the entire system.

Papaya

The papaya has long been used in magical rites. One of the simplest of these is to tie a rag around a limb of a papaya tree while visualizing your need. Hang several twigs of papaya wood over the doorsill; this will keep evil from entering the house. Eat the fmit and serve to a loved one; it will intensify feelings of love.

Parsley

When eaten, parsley provokes lust and promotes fertility, but if you are in love don’t cut parsley – you’ll cut your love as well. Though the plant has associations with death and is often regarded as evil, the Romans tucked a sprig of parsley into their togas every morning for protection. It is also placed on plates of food to guard it from contamination. Parsley is also used in purification baths, and those to stop all misfortune. A wreath of parsley worn on the head prevents (or delays) inebriation.

Also a good diuretic. Helps to relieve urinary tract infection and kidney problems. Rich in vitamin B and potassium. Good for gall bladder problems and helping to expel gall stones. Excellent breath deodorant. Stimulates the pituitary gland. Sedative, good for nervous conditions. Parsley has been said to dry up mother’s milk after birth.

Passion Flower

Contrary to its name, the passion flower is placed in the house to calm problems and troubles, and to bring peace. Carried, it attracts friends and great popularity. Placed below the pillow it aids in sleep.

Patchouly

Aphrodisiac, awakens fertility. Stimulates and balances the yin or feminine aspects. Purifies and aligns the root, and spleen chakras. Attracts prosperity Dispels negativity. Clears the complexion and helps heal other skin conditions. Preserves youth.

Peach

The fruit, when eaten, induces love, and so a peach or peach pie served a desired one may help to win his or her heart. Branches of the peach tree are used to drive off evil spirits in China, and also to root out illnesses. Children in China wear a peach pit suspended about the neck to keep demons away. Carrying a bit of peach wood will increase one’s life span and may even lead to immortality. The Japanese use the peach to increase fertility, and branches of the tree are utilized as divining and magical wands

Pear

The fruit, when eaten, induces love, and so a pear pie served a desired one may help to win his or her heart.

Pennyroyal

Creates a shield of protection. Repels negativity. Energizes the body and calms the mind and nerves. Diuretic. Good for colds and bronchitis. Eases nausea and intestinal cramps. Fortifies the spleen and solar plexus chakras. Used for ulcers, headache and fever. Tonic for the reproductive system. *Not for use during pregnancy as it stimulates menstruation and uterine contractions. Deodorant and insecticide.

Pepper

Protection, Exorcism

Peppermint

Peppermint has long been used in healing and purification spells. Its presence raises the vibrations of an area. Smelled, it compels one toward sleep, and placed beneath the pillow it sometimes offers one glimpses of the future in dreams. It is rubbed against furniture, walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Pliny stated that peppermint excites love, and so can be added to this type of mixture.

Pettigraine

Uplifting, relieves stress and anxiety. Cleanses and rejuvenates and the spirit. Brings clarity to the mind. Helps to relieve insomnia. Good for healthy hair. Antiseptic and tonic. Deodorizing and insecticidal. Good for sunburn and itchy skin.

Pine

Cleansing and rejuvenating. Fresh starts. Inspires positive, enthusiastic feelings. Good for colds, bronchitis, and asthma. Antiseptic and deodorizing. Repels insects. Brings harmony to the home.

Pineapple

Luck, Money, Chastity

Potato

Image Magic, Healing

Prickly Ash

Use the fruits of the prickly ash as a perfume to attract love.

Raspberry

The brambles (branches) of red raspberry are hung up at doors and windows for protection. This is also done when a death has occurred, so that flu spirit won’t reenter the house once it has left. Raspberry is served as a love inducing food, and the leaves are carried by pregnant women to alleviate the pain of pregnancy and childbirth.

Rhubarb

Wear a piece of rhubarb root around the neck on a string to protect against pains in the stomach. Rhubarb pie served to a mate helps to maintain his or her fidelity.

Rice

Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money

Rose

Attracts love, confidence and healing to the heart. Activates yin or feminine energies. Calms emotions and brings understanding. Protects secrets. Christ consciousness. Soothes and heals female reproductive organs. Help to heal sore throats and cold sores. Very good for rejuvenating the skin. Awakens sensuality.

Rosemary

Rosemary, when burned, emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and so is smoldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing magic. It is one of the oldest incenses. When placed beneath the pillow rosemary ensures a good sleep and drives away nightmares. Laid under the bed it protects the sleeper from all harm. Rose-mary is also hung on the porch and door-posts to keep thieves from the house and is carried to remain healthy. Placed in the bath it purifies. A chaplet of rosemary, worn, aids the memory, while the wood, smelled often, preserves youthfulness. To ensure the latter add a rosemary infusion to the bath water. Rosemary has long been used in love and lust incenses and other mixtures, and healing poppets are stuffed with rosemary to take advantage of its curative vibrations. Rosemary infusion is used to wash the hands before healing work, and the leaves mixed with juniper berries are burned in sickrooms to promote healing. If you wish to receive knowledge or the answer to a question, burn rosemary on charcoal and smell its smoke – Rose-mary is also grown to attract elves, and the powdered leaves wrapped in linen ‘Aoth and bound to the right arm dispel depression and make the emotions light nd merry. Rosemary is generally used as a substitute for frankincense.

Sage

Sage has been utilized to ensure a long life-sometimes even immortality. This is done by eating some of the plant every day, or at least in May, for: Sage is carried to promote wisdom, He who would live for aye Must eat sage in May, and the leaves are used in countless healing and money spells. Attracts well-being and prosperity. Brings what is needed. To guard yourself against contracting the dreaded evil eye wear a small horn filled with sage. There are a few curious gardening tips concerning sage: first, it is bad luck to plant sage in your own garden; I stranger should be found to do the work. Second, a full bed of sage brings ill I so ensure that some other plant shares plot. Incidentally, toads love sage.

Permeates the environment and creates a barrier of protection while neutralizing the existing negativity. Sacred to Native Americans as a “smudging” herb. Astringent. Helps heal skin eruptions. Good for sores, bacterial infections, bronchitis, rheumatism, arthritis, catarrh, sprains and aching muscles. Helpful for relieving depression, anxiety and exhaustion. Calms the digestion and eases menstrual cramping. *Not for use during pregnancy.

Sandalwood

Aligns all chakras, allowing healing energy to flow through and out. Sedates and relaxes. Good for meditation, healing, and manifestation practices. Aphrodisiac. Awakens sacred sensuality. Facilitates concentration. Considered to bestow holy protection. Regenerates dry/aging hair and skin.

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla is mixed with cinnamon and sandalwood powder and sprinkled around the premises to draw money. It is also utilized in love spells.

Sesame

Money, Lust

Spearmint

Spearmint is used in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smelled, spearmint increases and sharpens mental powers. For protection while asleep. Cooling stimulant. Restores energy and balance to the system. Strengthens the nerves and muscles. As a tea, spearmint calms a nervous stomach rapidly. Deodorant and insect repellant. Relieves insomnia. Antiseptic. Helps headaches, fever, indigestion, Intestinal cramps, colic and hemorrhoids. Helps to alleviate depression.

Strawberry

Strawberries are served as a love food, and the leaves are carried for luck. Pregnant women may wish to carry a small packet of strawberry leaves to ease their pregnancy pains.

Sugar Cane

Love, Lust

Tangerine

Purification. Awakens joy, and dissolves negativity. Antiseptic and antispasmodic. assists in lymph drainage. Balances dry scalp and dandruff conditions while moisturizing hair and skin. Sedative and tonic.

Tea Tree

Nature’s antiseptic. Good for use on wounds, burns, insect bites, scratches, rashes, and herpes. Relieves itch and kills germs. Good for dandruff, athlete’s foot, acne, ringworm, candida and warts. Antifungal and anti-viral. Good as an airborne disinfectant.

Tarragon

Protection. Prevents fatigue, stimulates the appetite, relieves gastrointestinal disorders, colic and rheumatism. Anesthetic action can help toothaches. Calms nervous stomach. Antioxidant and antifungal. Enhances and protects health and well-being. Can stimulate menstruation when taken internally in large quantities so, *Not for therapeutic use during pregnancy.

Thyme

Courage and confidence. Helps insomnia and depression. Brings calm and balance to the 6th and 7th chakras. Accelerates the healing process and strengthens the immune system. Antibiotic, antiseptic and diuretic. Very good for lung ailments, viruses and infections. Brings relief for bladder infections. Revives the liver and circulatory system. Regulates digestion and eases indigestion. Disinfectant and insect repellent. *Not for use during pregnancy or in cases of high blood pressure.

Tobacco

Healing, Purification

Tuberose

“The Mistress of the Night”, awakens erotic feelings, and attracts romance. Enhances the capacity for emotional depth. Brings peace to the mind and heart. Opens the crown chakra and assists in psychic development. Attracts inspiration. Tonic for the reproductive system as well as the heart and mind

Uva Ursa

Add to sachets designed to increase psychic powers.

Vanilla

Love, Lust, Mental Powers

Vetivert

Protection. Attracts prosperity, love and feelings of security. Awakens sensuality and repels negativity. Stimulates circulation and helps relieve arthritis and joint pain. Relaxing. Said to help lower blood pressure. Luck, Money, Anti-Theft

Violet

When the flowers are carried they offer protection against sperytis’ and bring changes in luck and fortune. Mixed with lavender, they are a powerful Jove stimulant and also arouse lust. If you gather the first Violet in the season, the dearest wish will be granted Ancient Greeks wore the violet to
Ilin tempers and to induce sleep.

Willow

Willow leaves are carried or used in mixtures to attract love, and the wood is used to fashion magical wands dedicated to Moon Magic. If you wish to know if you will be married in the new year, on New Year’s Eve throw your shoe or boot into a willow tree. If it doesn’t catch and stay in the branches the first time, you have eight more tries. If you succeed in trapping your shoe in the tree you will be wed within 12 months-but you’ll also have to shake or climb the tree to retrieve your shoe. All parts of the willow guard against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. Knock on a willow tree (‘knock on wood’) to avert evil. The leaves, bark and wood of the willow are also utilized in healing spells. If you wish to conjure spirits, mix crushed willow bark with sandalwood and burn at the waning Moon outdoors. Magical brooms, espe ciafly Witch’ brooms, are traditionally bound with willow branch.

Yarrow

Attracts love and calm, self confidence. Courage. Soothing to the heart. Said to stimulate hair growth, when used as shampoo. Alleviates dandruff. Astringent and anti-inflammatory. Helps to stop internal and external bleeding (helps blood to thicken). Assists in healing persistent wounds and infections. Brings healing to all mucous membranes. Calms digestive tract. Good for bringing rapid recovery from the flu. Relieves toothache.

Yerba Mate

To perform any love spells. Enhances fidelity and Lust

Yerba Santa

Yerba santa is carried to improve or to attain beauty, and the infusion is added to baths for the same reason. The leaves are added to healing incenses and are worn around the neck to ward off illnesses and wounds. It is also carried for spiritual strength, to increase psychic powers and to protect the bearer.

Ylang Ylang

Aphrodisiac. Promotes calm, peaceful relaxation. Relieves anxiety and depression. Good for insomnia and meditation. Tones and awakens the sex center. Lowers blood pressure. Restores skin and hair to a natural, balanced state of health.

Yucca

A hoop or loop of twisted yucca fibers will transmute a person into an animal if he or she jumps through it, according to American Indian magic. An-other method instructs the magician to place a small wreath of yucca fibers on his or her head. This allows the person to assume any form desired. A cross of yucca fibers twisted together and placed on the hearth protects the house from evil. Suds made from the yucca plant are used in purifying the body before magic. If a spell to remove curses or illnesses is performed, repeat the yucca-suds bath afterward to ensure that all traces of the evil or sicknesses are removed.

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