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Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers
Ritual Uses: The wood is used as fuel in sacred fires in India, and is also used in building temples
Magical Uses: A sprig of the tree placed over the bed wards off evil, as it does when tucked into the turban in Eastern Countries. When the wood is burned with sandalwood the psychic Powers: are stimulated. Acacia is also used in money and love spells, although in the latter case the outcome would be platonic love. A finely powdered gum used as a bonding agent for incense sticks and cones. Used in incense and spells for psychic development and growth and to contact other planes. Also said to help insure pacts and agreements. Increases the power of spells.
Adam and Eve Roots
Powers: Love, Happiness
Magical Uses: Carry the two roots at all times in a small bag to attract a love, If you wish to be free from amatory competitors, also carry the two roots sewn into a small bag. Given to a couple they assure continued happiness. Used in countless love spells and rituals. Used to either attract a new love, or to keep and renew love in an existing relationship. Given to a couple, it will ensure a happy relationship.
Magical Uses: Soak some Adder's Tongue in warm water and apply to a wound or bruise, (wrap it in a piece of cloth) until the herb grows warm, next bury the wet herb in a muddy place. The wound will be cured. Used for its healing properties. Soak some of the herb in cool water, wrap in a cloth, and apply it to wounds and bruises, until the herb grows warm. After this, bury the herb and the cloth in a muddy place. The ailment will be cured.
Powers: Spirituality, Protection
Magical Uses: The purple-colored flowers and plans are grown in the home to promote spirituality within it. The plants are also slightly protective when grown.
Ritual Uses: There is speculation that at least some of the mystery religions of classical times centered their secret rituals on the use of the Agaric.
Magical Uses: Place on the altar or in the bedroom to increase fertility. Unfortunately, the Agaric is so virulently poisonous that it is unwise to use it.
Powers: Protection, Sleep
Magical Uses: Agrimony is used in protection spells, and is used to banish negative energies and spirits. It is also used to reverse spells and send them back to the sender. It was believed that placing Agrimony under the head of a sleeping person would cause a deep sleep that will remain until it is removed. Use in all Protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits. It protects against goblins, evil and poison. Agrimony 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 on sleep as if dead, according to ancient lore, but don't use this for insomnia; the sleeper won’t waken until the herb is removed. At one time Agrimony was used to detect the presence of Witches. A very powerful herb. When burned, especially with frankincense, will destroy curses and negative energies. Turns curses and hexes back upon the sender. Carry in red cloth, or add an infusion to the bath water.
Magical Uses: Sprinkle around the home to keep evil at bay, or carry in a sachet for the same purpose. Also in Hex-breaking and uncrossing rituals and mixtures.
Powers: Prosperity, Anti-hunger, and Money
Magical Uses: Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in a small jar in the cupboard or pantry. Also, burn alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property for this purpose. Alfalfa is also used in money spells
Alkanet Root Pieces
Powers: Prosperity, Purification
Magical Uses: Alkanet is burned as an incense to purify the area of negativity, and is also used to attract prosperity in all forms.
Powers: Money, Luck, and Healing
Magical Uses: Allspice is burned as an incense to attract money or luck, and is also added to such mixtures, Allspice is also used to promote healing.
Magical Uses: Almonds, as well as the leaves and wood of the tree, are used in prosperity and money spells. Additionally, climbing an almond tree is said to ensure success in business ventures. Eating almonds will cure or combat fevers as well as give the partaker wisdom. Five almonds eaten before drinking prevents intoxication. Magical wands are made of almond wood, for it is a plant of Air, which is the Elemental ruler of the magic wand, in some traditions. Finally, placing almonds in your pocket will lead you to treasures.
Magical Uses: Growing an aloe vera plant in the kitchen will help prevent burns and mishaps while cooking. It will also prevent household accidents, and guard against evil.
Powers: Protection, Luck
Magical Uses: Aloe, a common houseplant, is also protective. It guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. In Africa the Aloe is hung over doors to drive away evil, as well as to bring good luck.
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: Althea has been used in protection rites, and is also a good psychic power stimulator. Burn as incense for this purpose or carry in a sachet.
Magical Uses: Alum can be placed in a dish, in a room infested with negative energies, as it absorbs the watery energy they live in. Can also be used in magical inks. Not to be eaten.
Alum Root Herb
Magical Uses: Profoundly protective. Can be carried in red cloth, added to bath water, or made into an infusion and sprinkled about the home or ritual space. Strew herb beneath the bed for protection while sleeping.
Magical Uses: Amaranth is used to repair a broken heart. It is also associated with immortality, and is used to decorate images of gods and goddesses. It is sacred to the god Artemis. Woven into a wreath, it is said to render the wearer invisible. Also used in pagan burial ceremonies.
Magical Uses: Grow it in your garden as a protection for garden and home. The root is often used as a protective amulet, and has been used to banish evil by burning the leaves. It is also used to lengthen life, and is used in protection against diseases, as well as to ward off evil spirits. Adding it to a ritual bath will break spells and hexes. It has often been used to ward off evil spirits in the home.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, and Healing
Magical Uses: Use in all protection and exorcism incenses. Sprinkle the four corners on the house with angelica to ward off evil, or do this around the perimeters of the house. Added to the bath angelica will remove 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 Nations. Angelica is also used in healing incenses and mixtures, and smoking the leaves is said to cause visions.
Anise Seed Whole
Powers: Protection, Purification, and Youth
Magical Uses: 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'. Aniseed 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.
Magical Uses: Anise mixed with bay leaves provides an excellent bath additive prior to ritual. Using anise in potpourri around the house wards off evil, and anise in your sleeping pillow at night will chase away the nightmares. The essential oil is used in ritual baths prior to any divination attempts. It is believed that hanging an anise seed head on your bedpost will restore lost youth. Used in spells to become more open to ones own inner happiness and to better enjoy the company of others. Said to bring romance into ones life. Can be used in Hand-fasting and added to confetti. Add to astral pillows or burn as an incense before undertaking astral travel or a shaman journey, to provide protection. Can be used in conjunction with amber (see Crystals) to unite the physical with the spiritual.
Magical Uses: Apple blossoms are used in love and healing incenses. An apple should be given to a lover as a present - you should eat one half, the lover the other. It is given as an offering on Samhaim to the dead, since it is a symbol of immortality. Apple wood is used to make magical wands. Pouring apple cider on the ground in your garden before you plant gives the earth life.
(Protection, Exorcism, Purification)
Magical Uses: An appropriately named, legendary magical herb. Asafetida is one of the most potent ingredients to destroy negativity. It is said to destroy psychic attacks, curses, hexes, jinxes, and nasty spirits cannot stand the stuff.
(Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health)
Magical Uses: It is said that Ash can be used as a talisman for good luck. It is also said to attract love when carried in red or pink cloth.
Powers: Spirituality, Purification.
Magical Uses: Add to incense for good vibrations, or smolder alone on charcoal. Purifies area of negativity and evil.
Powers: Protection, Purification, and Exorcism
Magical Uses: Burn small amounts in exorcism and protection incenses. Also use in protection sachets, but only if you want to smell odd. Destroys manifestations of spirits if thrown onto a fire or into the censer during magical rites.
Balm Of Gilead
Powers: Protection, Love, Manifestations, and Healing
Magical Uses: Carry the buds of the Balm of Gilead to mend a broken heart, or to attract a new love. Also steep them in red wine for a simple love drink. Burn as a material base for spirits, and also carry for protective and healing purposes.
Powers: Protection, Love, Flying, Wealth, and Exorcism
Magical Uses: The scent of fresh basil causes sympathy between two people, and this is why it is used to sooth tempers between lovers. It is added to love incenses and sachets.
Magical Uses: Basil protects from evil and negativity, and aids in attracting and keeping love. It is used for purification baths, and in wealth and prosperity rituals. Carrying a basil leaf in your pocket brings wealth, and if powdered basil is sprinkled over your mate while they sleep, it is supposed to eliminate infidelity from your marriage. Can be used to soothe tempers between two lovers, as the smell of basil causes sympathy between two people. Can be added to love sachets, and rubbed on the skin as a natural love attracting perfume. Basil is also used in love divinations. Place two fresh basil leaves on top of a live coal. If they lie where you put them, and burn quickly to ashes, the relationship in question, will be happy and harmonious, but if they crackle and pop, the life of the couple will be disturbed by quarrels, and if the leaves fly apart with fierce crackling, the relationship is undesirable.
Bay Leaf Whole
Powers: Protection, Psychic Power, Healing, purification, strength.
Ritual Uses: The ancient priestesses of Apollo chewed bay leaves to induce a prophetic state, and also inhaled their fumes. Bay leaves are used as decoration at Yule.
Magical Uses: Bay is used in clairvoyance and wisdom brews. Bay leaves are placed beneath the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is a protection and purification herb and is worn as an amulet to ward off negativity and evil, burned or scattered during exorcism rituals. Bay Leaves mixed with sandalwood can be burned to remove curses and evil spells. An excellent purification and protection herb. Sacred to the muses and useful for artists, poets and writers. Said to promote inspiration and creativity. Place a bay leaf on the page for inspiration. Smoke from the burning leaves is ideal for consecrating (see Rituals) musical instruments and artists tools.
Bayberry Root Bark
Powers: Prosperity, Wishes, and Money
Magical Uses: Used in spells of prosperity and to gain money. Also used in spells to regain money owed to you.
Magical Uses: The oil of Bayberry will bring prosperity and luck. The leaves are burned to enhance psychic powers and to produce visions. Worn in an amulet, it will provide protection from evil and negativity. The leaves are used as decorations during the Yule season, and placed in your window it will protect against lightning striking your house. Write a wish on a bay leaf and then burn it if you want the wish to come true. Sprinkling the crushed leaves in your cupboards will keep out cockroaches and other insect pests.
Magical Uses: This herb is little used in modern witchcraft, because of its high toxicity. In days gone by, it was used to encourage Astral Projection, and to produce visions, and was probably an ingredient in the legendary flying ointments used by witches in long ago times. (Warning!!! Poison!)
Powers: Purification, Prosperity
Magical Uses: Burn Benzoin to purify, and add to purification incenses. A fine "clearing" herb. Make an incense of Benzoin, cinnamon and basil and burn to attract customers to your place of business. Often used as a base for incense. Said to promote areas relating to the mind-knowledge, wisdom, inspiration, memory, peace of mind, & psychic protection.
Magical Uses: The leaves of the orange bergamot are slipped into wallets and purses to attract money. Fresh leaves are also rubbed onto money before spending it to ensure its return. Also used in "success" rituals and spells.
Magical Uses: Use in purification incenses. Can be used in herb pillows to help prevent nightmares.
Powers Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Magical Uses: Birch twigs have been used to exorcise spirits by gently striking possessed people or animals, since the birch is a purifying or cleansing herb. The tree is also used for protection. The traditional broom of the Witches was made of birch twigs. Highly protective. Boil some of the bark in water, and then add this water to the bath, to cocoon yourself in protective energy. Can be burned on charcoal to remove negative energies from the home or place of business. Hang some over the front door to protect the home.
Magical Uses: An amulet fashioned of the root of Bistort is carried when one wishes to conceive. Sprinkle an infusion of bistort around your home to keep out unwanted visitors of the mischievous variety, such as poltergeists, sprites, etc. Can be carried for purification and protection. Used in magical formulas, or sprinkled in the purse or wallet, to promote prosperity. Dwellings can be cleared of ghosts by burning the root as an incense or making an infusion and sprinkling about the house.
Magical Uses: Blackberry leaves are used in money spells, as are the berries.
Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, and Potency
Magical Uses: Use black cohosh in love sachets and add an infusion to the bath to help in cases of impotency. While carried, the herb helps to strengthen courage in the meek. An infusion of the herb sprinkled around a room or added to the bath, drives away evil presences. Black Cohosh leaves laid around a room is said to drive away bugs, and to drive away negativity.
Powers: Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Ritual Uses: Witches were supposed to dance beneath walnut trees in Italy during their secret rites.
Magical Uses: When carried, walnuts strengthen the heart and ward off rheumatism pains. They also attract lightning; so don't carry one in an electrical storm.
Powers: Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, And Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: Generally gives protection to those at sea, or those who are flying over it. It is also used in sea spells to summon the spirits of the sea, by throwing it onto the waves and calling them. Use in any money spells. Use in a sachet to increase psychic Powers: and carry to protect against mental derangement. To attract customers, and bring good vibrations to your business, make a tea of the herb, and wash shelves, doors and floors with it. Also used to summon the spirits of wind or sea.
Powers: Love, Protection, and Purification
Magical Uses: Carry or wear to draw love, can also be carried to avert evil spells and negativity. Place near doorways and windowsills so that the home will be protected. Burn on charcoal, or add an infusion of the herb to bath water to counter hexes and negative spells. Can be carried in black cloth for protection. Can be carried in red cloth for love.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism.
Magical Uses: Wards off evil spirits and can be used to make an infusion to sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.
Magical Uses: Carrying the fresh blossoms brings courage. The tea will induce your psychic powers. Its basic powers are to give strength and courage. Carry in yellow cloth whenever extra strength is needed.
Magical Uses: Used in exorcism rituals. Burn a small amount on charcoal with all windows and doors open, sprinkle over candles and add to bath water. Do not eat.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, And Legal Matters.
Magical Uses: Carry or wear it when dealing with legal matters, and as a general good luck generator. Legend states that if you sprinkle buckthorn in a circle and then dance within it under a full Moon, an elf will appear. The dancer must notice the elf and say, "Halt and grant my boon!" before the elf flees. The elf will then grant one wish.
Powers: Protection, Money.
Magical Uses: Sprinkle around the house in a circle to keep evil out. Use to form magic circles on the floor around you while performing magic. Add some to money incense and keep some in the kitchen to guard against poverty.
Magical Uses: A famous magical herb used in the magic of drawing money, and making money. Carry in green cloth with 2 gold colored coins. Add powdered nut to any money incense or potions. Can also be carried in the pocket to attract success.
Powers: Protection, Healing.
Magical Uses: Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incense and use in such spells. String on red thread and wear for protection against evil and negativity
Magical Uses: Used to ward off all sorts of negativity, making it invaluable for protective amulets and sachets. Add to potpourri in the house.
Powers: Protection, Healing, Luck, and Money.
Magical Uses: For healing, use powdered root with healing incense and sachets. Put small pieces of the root in all corners of the kitchen to protect against hunger and poverty. Can be used to bind, or strengthen spells. Also has a good reputation for overturning malicious spells or energies. Often used in spells and potions to attract a lover.
Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers.
Magical Uses: Serves as protection against all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It is often carried for this purpose. The seeds are also used to encourage fidelity, and are placed in sachets and talismans to attract a mate. When baked in cookies, bread or cakes they are lust inducing. Chewing the seeds is helpful to gain the love of one you desire. They also strengthen the memory and a small bag of the seeds placed in a child's bed protects the child from illness.
Magical Uses: Difficult to obtain. Used in magic to avert all malicious energies and entities. Burn a small amount on charcoal as incense to purge negativity. A magical scourer, very powerful, but will also remove all magical energies, so be sure to follow it with an incense to renew desired energies.
Powers: Lust, Love.
Magical Uses: Add ground seeds to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. Bake into an apple pie for an amatory pastry. Add to love sachets and incenses. Add ground seeds to warm wine or mead for a quick lust potion.
Powers: Protection, Health.
Magical Uses: Carry or wear to maintain good health and to guard against evil.
Powers: Protection, Legal Matters, and Money.
Magical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion around your home before going to any court proceeding; it will help you win your case. Also used in money spells and worn as an amulet against evil and hexes.
Magical Uses: Prosperity and love. Can be added to formulas for extra strength. Carry in green cloth to attract money.
Powers: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, and Happiness.
Magical Uses: Given to your cat it forms a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also intoxicating to the cat. Use it 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. Hung over the door, catnip attracts good spirits and great luck. Catnip is also used in spells designed to enhance beauty and happiness. Catnip leaves are pressed and used as bookmarks in magical texts
Magical Uses: Cayenne pepper scattered around your house will break bad spells. Adding it to love powders will ensure that your love will be spicy, and can inflame the loved one with passion.
Powers: Healing, Purification, Money, Protection.
Magical Uses: Smoke of the cedar is purifying and also cures the predilection to having bad dreams. To heal head colds, place them upon the hot rocks in a sweat bath for purification. Hung in the home it protects the home against lightning strikes. A piece of cedar kept in the wallet or purse draws money and cedar is used in money incense. Add it to love sachets and burn it to induce psychic Powers. Burned as an incense to consecrate wands, for baby blessings. Also burned to invoke Odin. Can be carried in the wallet or purse to attract money. Also good in moth repellent sachets.
Powers: Protection, Escape, Happiness, And Legal Matters.
Magical Uses: Aids in escaping unwarranted imprisonment and entrapments of every kind. Wear next to the skin and replace every three days for this purpose. It also imparts good spirits and joy if worn, cures depression. Wear to court to win the favor of the judge or jury, or as a protective herb.
Powers: Mental Powers, Lust, And Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: To aid in concentration, chew the seeds. Use in spell pillows to induce sleep. When burned with orrisroot, celery seeds increase psychic Powers. The stalk, along with the seeds, induces lust when eaten. Witches supposedly ate celery seeds before flying off on their brooms so that they wouldn't become dizzy and fall. Burn with Orris Root to increase psychic powers, or with a drop of Basil oil to increase psychic powers.
Magical Uses: The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.
Powers: Money, Sleep, Love, and Purification.
Magical Uses: Used in calming and sleep incense and brews. It is also used to attract money. Has also been used to combat curses and spells. Used to promote restful states of sleep. Can be used in sleep pillows, with Hops and Lavender. Can also be used in prosperity charms and incense.
Powers: Fidelity, Love.
Magical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a relationship.
Magical Uses: Highly protective. Can be used in spells and charms, or scattered around the home, or ritual space, for protection.
Powers: Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, and Frugality.
Magical Uses: Carry chicory to remove all obstacles that crop up in your life. Carry it to promote frugality. If you anoint your body with chicory juice, you will obtain favors from great persons. It was once thought to make its possessors invisible and to open locked doors or boxes if held against the lock but to do either of these it is said that you must gather the chicory with a gold knife in perfect silence at noon or midnight in midsummer.
Magical Uses: Drink an infusion of chrysanthemums to be cured of drunkenness. Wear the flowers to protect against the wrath of the Gods, and when grown in the garden they will protect it for evil spirits.
Powers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love.
Ritual Uses: the ancient Hebrews used cinnamon oil as part of holy anointing oil. Cinnamon tree leaves woven into wreaths decorated ancient Roman temples. The Egyptians used cinnamon oil during the mummification process.
Magical Uses: When burned as an incense, made into a sachet or made into an infusion, cinnamon raises high spiritual vibrations, draws money, aids in healing, and stimulates psychic Powers: and produces protective vibrations.
Magical Uses: Clover brings luck, prosperity, and health. Carrying a three-leaf clover gives you protection. Worn over the right breast it will bring you success in all undertakings.
Powers: Protection, Love, Exorcism, and Money.
Magical Uses: To attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, stop others from gossiping about you, produce spiritual vibrations and purify the area, burn as an incense. To attract the opposite sex and bring comfort to the bereaved, wear or carry cloves.
Powers: Protection, Power.
Powers: Love, Vision.
Magical Uses: Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The leaves, when smoked, can cause visions.
Powers: Safety during travel, Money.
Magical Uses: Wear or carry it for protection and to ensure safety during travel. Tuck some into your suitcase to prevent them from being lost or stolen. Also used in money spells.
Powers: Love, Purification.
Magical Uses: Is added to love and purification incense, especially in Mexico. Useful in love spells.
Powers: Love, Health, and Healing.
Magical Uses: Use in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seed to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. Wear the seeds for healing, especially to ease headaches. If pregnant women eat coriander, their future children will be ingenious.
Couch Grass Root
Powers: Happiness, Lust, Love, and Exorcism
Magical Uses: When carried or sprinkled under the bed it attracts new lovers. Used in all manner of unhexing and uncrossing rituals; the infusion is sprinkled around the premises to disperse entities, and when worn it dispels depression.
Cubeb Berry Whole
Magical Uses: Use the berries in love sachets and spells
Magical Uses: Cornflower is used to promote and enhance psychic sight, as well as normal eyesight.
Powers: Lust, Love, visions
Magical Uses: Use in lust infusions and lust spells. Burn to produce visions. Native to Mexico, Damiana is used in magic and herbalism as a powerful aphrodisiac. It may be used as an infusion in bath water, or used in spells. It can also be burned to induce visions.
Powers: Divination, Wishes, and Calling Spirits
Magical Uses: Grind roasted root like coffee to make tea, this infusion will promote psychic powers. The tea steaming and placed beside the bed, will call spirits. Dandelions buried in the northwest corner of the house, brings favorable winds. Mainly used for divination, wishes, and calling upon spirits. Folklore says that, if you blow the seeds off a dandelion head, you will live for as many years as there are seeds left on the head. To tell the time, blow three times at the dandelion head, however many seeds are left is the hour. The dandelion root, when roasted and ground, can be made into an infusion that will promote psychic powers. The same tea, steaming and placed beside the bed, will call spirits.
Magical Uses: Datura has long been used in shamanic practices and religious rites, and the Aztecs considered the plant to be sacred. Datura is used in magic to break spells, by sprinkling it around the home. It also protects against evil spirits. It may be used to aid insomnia by doing the following: Place some Datura leaves into a pair of shoes, and then setting the shoes under the bed, with the toes pointing toward the nearest wall. Datura is extremely poisonous, and simply touching it may irritate skin. Use with care!
Magical Uses: When worn around the neck, devils bit drives away evil spirits and offers protection to the wearer. It may also be used to attract women, and to bring luck.
Magical Uses: This herb, when warn around the neck, protects its bearer from accidental poisoning. It may be worn as a good luck charm when gambling. Carry a piece in your pocket while seeking employment, or while having problems at work. It will either help you get hired, or smooth things over at your current job. Also carry when asking for a pay rise.
Powers: Protection, Money, Lust, Love
Magical Uses: Offers protection when hung at the door and carried in protective sachets. If placed over the door, no one ill disposed or envious of you can enter your house. Put it into a cradle to protect children. Use dill in money spells. Add it to a bath; it will make the bather irresistible. Dill stimulates lust if eaten or smelled. Smell dill to cure hiccoughs. This herb is protective when hung at the door and carried in protective sachets. Placed in the cradle, it protects children. If you place Dill over the front door, no one ill disposed or envious of you can enter your house. Also useful in money spells, as the plant produces plentiful seeds, representing wealth and abundance. Also stimulates lust when eaten or smelled, and if added to the bath, it makes the bather irresistible!
Dittany of Crete
Magical Uses: When burned, Dittany is an excellent base for manifestation of spirits: the wraiths appear in the smoke rising from the censer. It may also be mixed with equal parts of vanilla, benzoin and sandalwood to make an astral projection incense. To use, burn a small amount just prior to attempting astral projection. The juice of Dittany drives away venomous creatures, so smear some on your body if you are venturing out into the wilderness.
Magical Uses: Can be added to love mixtures to increase their potency.
Magical Uses: Added to love incenses and sachets, it increases the potency of other herbs used. A piece of the plant is often used under the mattress as a cure for impotency. It is also used in spells to bring back a loved one. A pinch added to other herbs for magical purposes will increase their potency. This is the name given to the resin from a plant called the Dracaena Draco. The dried resin may be burned to entice errant lovers to return to you. The powdered resin may be sprinkled around the house, smoldered as incense, or carried, to act as a powerful protector. It will drive away negativity when burned. Just a pinch of dragons blood, when added to any incense, will increase its powers.
Magical Uses: These are the blood red seeds of a magical herb, believed to overcome hexes, crossings, and all negativity. To use, add the seeds to one cup of boiling water, and leave to steep. The resulting liquid is then added to the bath water.
Powers: Lust, Harmony
Magical Uses: Induces lust, when added to a beverage. Encourages harmony when sprinkled around the home. Also used in sea rituals; it is usually thrown onto the waves to placate the spirits of the sea. Dulse is also tossed from high places to contact the wind spirits.
Magical Uses: Ebony wood is protective and so used in making amulets. Ebony wands give the magician pure, unadulterated power. Never stand beneath an ebony tree during a storm.
Powers: Strengthening Spells
Magical Uses: Used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells. Echinacea (or Black Sampson) was used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells.
Magical Uses: Made into a wreath and worn, Edelweiss confers invisibility. To be protected against daggers and bullets, pull up whole Edelweiss by its roots during the day on a Friday of the full moon. Wear it wrapped in white linen. Edelweiss also grants your hearts desire, you need only grow and care for the plant.
Magical Uses: The branches of the sacred elder are used to make magical wands for ritual. Scattering the leaves in the four winds will bring protection. Elderberry wine, made from the berries, is used in rituals. In Denmark, it is believed to be unlucky to have furniture made of elder wood. Grown near your home, elder will offer protection to the dwellers. It is used at weddings to bring good luck to the newlyweds. Flutes made form the branches are used to bring forth spirits. The elder was used in burial rites in ancient British long barrows. It is sacred to the Mother Goddess figures, due to its white flowers. Spirits were thought to live within the elder, and this is why it bled red sap when cut. Before felling an elder, the following formula was recited: "Lady Ellhorn, give me of thy wood, And I will give thee of mine, when I become a tree." This is recited while kneeling before the tree, prior to making the first cut. This allows the spirit time to vacate. If worn, Elder wards off attackers of every kind. Hung over doorways and windows, it keeps evil from the house. When grown near the home, elder will bring prosperity, and protect against robbers. Elder is used at weddings to bring good luck to a couple. Also carry elder to preserve you from the temptation to commit adultery.
Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, and Prosperity, Sleep.
Ritual Uses: The elder was used in burial rites in ancient British long barrows. It is sacred to many Mother Goddess Figures, due to its white flowers. Witches and spirits were thought to live within the elder tree.
Magical Uses: When worn, elder wards off every kind of attacker. Hung over doorways and windows it keeps evil from the house. It has the power to force an evil magician to release any enchantments or spells they may have cast against you. The berries, when carried, protect against evil and negativity. To bless a person, place or thing, scatter the leaves and berries to the four winds in the name of the person or object to be blessed, and then scatter some more over the person or object. Place elder berries beneath your pillow if you have difficulty sleeping, they'll allow you to slumber peacefully. Carry elder to preserve against the temptation to commit adultery.
Powers: Love, Protection, And Psychic Powers
Magical Uses: Sew some leaves or flowers in pink cloth or make a sachet and wear it to attract love. Carrying it will also protect you. The herb smoldered on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic Powers, particularly when scrying. When worn, Elecampane attracts love. Sew up some leaves and flowers in some pink cloth to make a sachet, and carry this with you. It is also carried for protection, and the herb smoldered on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic powers, particularly when scrying
Magical Uses: When using endive in magic, it is best gathered in the following manner: Dig it up on June 27, or July 25 with a piece of gold, or stags horn. But no matter how gathered, endive is worn as a talisman to attract love. It is used fresh, and should be replaced every 3 days. It can also be served in salad as an aphrodisiac.
Powers: Protection, Healing
Magical Uses: Carry the leaves for protection. Stuff healing poppets with the leaves and carry it to maintain good health. Healing energies come from the leaves. A branch or wreath over the bed of a sick person will help spread the healing energies. The oil is added to healing baths, and for purifications.
Powers: Mental Powers, Psychic Powers
Magical Uses: Brewed into tea and drank, eyebright clears the mind and aids the memory. Carry it to increase psychic powers, also use it when you need to see the truth in a matter. An infusion applied to the eyelids on cotton pads induces magical clairvoyance, but it must be persisted in before results are achieved.
Powers: Protection, Healing, and Purification
Ritual Uses: The thyrsus, which figured Dionysian ceremonies, was often made of giant fennel stalks with pinecones attached to the ends.
Magical Uses: Wear a piece of fennel in your left shoe to prevent wood ticks from biting your legs. Hang fennel at the windows and doors to ward off evil spirits and carry the seeds for the same reason. Fennel is also used in purification sachets, as well as in healing mixtures.
Magical Uses: To bring money into the household, add a few fenugreek seeds (or a small amount of a fenugreek infusion) to the mop water. You can also fill a small jar with fenugreek and leave it open in the house. Add a few seeds every couple of days until the jar is full, then empty the fenugreek out and begin again. Return the spent herb to the ground.
(Some ferns are poison)
(Rainmaking, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism)
Magical Uses: The fern is included in vases of flowers for its protective properties, and is also planted at the doorstop as well. Inside the home, it is also protective. Throw dried fern onto hot coals to exorcise evil spirits. When burned outside, fern is used to bring on rain. The smoke from burning fern also drives away snakes. Fern sap, if you can obtain any, is said to confer eternal youth if drunk. The "seed" is carried for invisibility.
Magical Uses: Carry some Feverfew with you to protect you from colds and fevers, as well as accidents. Feverfew:(Protection) Carry with you for protection against colds and fevers, as well as accidents.
(Divination, Fertility, Love)
Magical Uses: Small phallic images are carved from fig wood and carried by women who wish to conceive. They are also used by men to overcome infertility or impotence. Fresh figs are eaten for the same reasons. Write a question on a fig leaf. If the leaf dries slowly, the answer is yes, or it is a good omen. If it dries quickly, just the opposite. A fig tree grown in the home brings good luck to the inhabitants. Grown in the bedroom, it ensures restful sleep, and in the kitchen, will mean that the family never goes hungry. Before leaving home on a journey, place a branch of the fig tree before your door, so that you will return home safely and happily
Powers: Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, and Healing
Ritual Uses: Flax was used in rituals to Hilda, the Teutonic Goddess who first taught mortals to cultivate flax, and to spin it into linen thread and weave it into cloth.
Magical Uses: Place a few flax seeds in your pocket, wallet or purse to attract money. Place a few flax seeds in a jar on the altar with a few coins, repeat each day, this also should attract money. Some flax seed in your shoe wards off poverty. To protect yourself while you sleep, mix equal parts flax seed and mustard seed and place next to your bed, on the other side of your bed place a pan of cold water. A combination of red pepper and flax seed, kept in a box somewhere in the house prevents evil from entering. Sprinkle the altar with flax seed while performing healing rituals, or include it in healing mixtures.
(Exorcism, Protection, Chastity)
Magical Uses: Has been used since ancient times to exorcise evil spirits, and also to protect against their entry into the home. To ward off evil, mix fleabane, some St. Johns Wort, wheat, and a few capers into a sachet and hang above the door.
Magical Uses: Grown in your garden, it protects it, as well as your home. In older times, in Wales, the women of the house would use foxglove to make a black dye, with which they would paint crosses on the stone floors of the home to prevent evil from entering.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, and Spirituality
Ritual Uses: The ancient Egyptians burned frankincense at sunrise to honor Ra. Frankincense is still used in the composition of some of the incenses used in the Catholic Churches.
Magical Uses: Frankincense is used in incenses of exorcism, protection, purification and consecration. When frankincense is burned it releases powerful vibrations that not only uplift those in the area, but also drives out all evil and negativity. It is also burned to induce visions and to aid meditation. Add it to sachets for luck, protection and spiritual growth. Rosemary may be used in place of Frankincense if necessary. No which should ever be without a stash of Frankincense!!
Magical Uses: Galangal can be used for many different magical needs. Worn or carried it protects the bearer and draws good luck. Placed in a sachet of leather with silver it brings money. Powdered Galangal can be burned on charcoal to break spells and curses. It is also carried or sprinkled around the home to promote luSt. When worn, it aids psychic development and guards health. Ginger may be substituted for Galangal if it is unavailable, as they belong to the same family
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Lust, and Anti-Theft
Ritual Uses: Garlic was eaten on festival days to Hecate, and was left at a crossroads as a sacrifice in her name.
Magical Uses: Garlic is extremely protective. Carry some while sailing to protect against wreckage. Place in the home to protect against the intrusion of evil, to keep out robbers and thieves. Hang over the door to protect against envious people. Garlic is especially protective of new homes. To send evil spirits away, sprinkle garlic on the floor. Place garlic beneath children's pillows to protect them while they sleep. When eaten, garlic acts to induce luSt. Rub a magnet or lodestone with garlic to lose its magical Powers.
Powers: Love, Power
Magical Uses: Add gentian to love baths and sachets. Use in any incense or sachet gentian adds a great deal of power. It is also used to break hexes and curses.
Powers: Love, Money, Success, and Power
Magical Uses: Eating ginger before performing spells, especially love spells, will lend them power. To attract money, sprinkle ginger root powder in your pocket or onto money. Ginger is also used in success spells or to ensure the success of a magical operation. Whole ginger roots are planted and grown to attract money, or the powdered root is sprinkled into pockets or onto money for the same purpose.
Powers: Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, and Protection, Lust.
Magical Uses: Carry Ginseng to bring beauty. Carry a root to attract love, as well as to guard one's health to draw money and to ensure sexual potency. Burn it to ward off evil spirits and 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 in running water. Ginseng can be a substitute for mandrake.
Powers: Money, Divination
Magical Uses: Wear a piece of goldenrod to see your future love, this person will appear the next day. Goldenrod is also used in money spells. When held in the hand, the flower nods in the direction of hidden or lost objects. If Goldenrod springs up suddenly near the house door, unexpected good fortune will soon rain upon the family living there.
Powers: Healing, Money
Magical Uses: Use Golden Seal in money spells as well as healing rituals.
Magical Uses: Gorse is a good protector against evil. In Wales, hedges of the prickly Gorse are used to protect the home against fairies, which cannot penetrate the hedge. Gorse is also used in money spells, and attracts gold.
Magical Uses: Use in meditation incense, burn a small amount before, but not during meditation.
Grains of Paradise
(Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes)
Magical Uses: Grains of Paradise are used in love, lust and money spells and sachets. It is also one of the herbs used for wishing. Hold some in your hand and make a wish, then throw a little of the herb to each direction, beginning in the North and ending in the West.
Magical Uses: To know who is working negative magic against you, place ground ivy around the base of a yellow candle and burn on a Tuesday, the person will become known to you.
Ritual Uses: Hawthorns were once believed to be Witches who had transformed themselves into trees. Witches have long danced and performed their rites beneath this tree. Hawthorn was once used to decorate Maypoles.
Magical Uses: Because Hawthorn is believed to increase fertility; it has long been incorporated into weddings, especially those performed in the spring. If carried in a sachet on a fishing trip, it will ensure a good catch. If worn or carried by those troubled, depressed or sad, it will promote happiness. Hawthorn protects against lightning, and in the house where it resides, no evil ghosts may enter. It is also powerful for protecting against damage to the house from storms. This herb has long been used to increase fertility. Because of this power it is incorporated 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. Protects the home against damage from storms. 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
Magical Uses: Hazel's forked branches are used for divining, and the wood makes wonderful wands. Hazel nuts hung in the house will bring luck, and can be carried to cause fertility. Eaten, the nuts bring wisdom.
Magical Uses: Heather is carried as a guard against rape and violent crime. In potpourri, it adds protection. When burned with fern, it will bring rain. Heather is carried to guard against rape and other violent crimes, or lust to bring good luck. White Heather is the best for this purpose. Heather, when burned with Fern outside attracts rain. Heather has also long been used to conjure ghosts.
(Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility)
Magical Uses: Placed beneath the pillow, Heliotrope induces prophetic dreams. This is especially useful when you have been robbed - the thief will appear in a dream. Heliotrope is used in exorcism incenses and mixtures, as well as healing sachets. When placed in the pocket or purse, it attracts wealth and money. Also ring green candles with it, then burn them right down. To become invisible, fill a small horn with Heliotrope. Wear or carry and your actions will not attract attention.
(Astral Projection, Purification, Empowerment)
Another poisonous plant, Hemlock was once used in magic to induce astral projection, and in spells to destroy sexual drive. Its juice was rubbed into magical knives and swords to empower and purify them before use.
(Healing, Love, Visions, Meditation)
Magical Uses: Marijuana, or Hemp as was commonly named, was once widely used in magic. Due to laws brought in during the 1930's, restricting its use and sale, many of these practices are dying out. Hemp has long been used in love spells and divination. Hemp was also part of many vision and scrying incenses, the smoke of which opened the psychic senses. Mugwort and Hemp were prescribed to be burned before a magic mirror to gain visions. It was also added to meditation incenses. Scourges made of Hemp were used in China as imitation snakes, which were beat against the beds of the sick to drive away the malicious, illness causing demons.
Magical Uses: Protects from illness and the "evil eye". Place it on your forehead to relieve a headache. Attracts love, if worn near the heart.
Magical Uses: Henbane is sometimes thrown into the water to bring rain. In olden times, it had many more uses, but is seldom used today due to its poisonous nature. Henbane is still sometimes used for its love-bringing properties. To bring love, one should gather Henbane naked, early in the morning, while standing on one foot. It will also bring love when worn or carried. Burned out of doors, it will bring rain, but the fumes are toxic.
Powers: Lust, Love, and Divination.
Magical Uses: Brew hibiscus into a tea and drink for lust-inducing Powers. Use in love incense and sachets.
High John the Conqueror Root
(Money, Love, Success, Happiness)
Magical Uses: Anoint one of the roots with mint oil and tie up in a green sachet, and wear to attract money. This root is also carried to overcome depression, bring love and success, protect from all hexes and curses, and to break and destroy all spells and hexes. To make simple anointing oil suitable for all purposes, take three roots, make small cuts into them with a sharp knife, and place these in a bottle of vegetable or olive oil. Let the roots soak in the oil for several weeks. Leave the roots in the oil, and use for anointing candles, sachets and so on.
Magical Uses: Holly is used as a protective plant, and used as decoration during the Yule season. Planted outside the home, it will also afford protection. Sprinkle holly water on newborn babies to protect them. An excellent protective herb, Holly guards against lightning, poison and evil spirits. Planted around the house it protects it and its inhabitants from mischievous sorcerers. When thrown at wild animals, Holly makes them lie down quietly and leave you alone, even if you don't hit them with the plant. Holly water (infused or distilled) is sprinkled on newborn babies to protect them. Holly is also carried to promote good luck, especially by men, since the Holly is a "male" plant (Ivy is the corresponding plant for women). It is also hung around the house for good luck at Yule.
Powers: Healing, Sleep.
Magical Uses: Stuff a pillow with dried hops to bring on rest and sleep. Use hops in healing sachets and incense.
Powers: Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, and Healing.
Ritual Uses: Burn to Horus, the ancient Egyptian God, after which the plant was named
Magical Uses: Carry a sachet of horehound for protection and to guard against sorcery and fascination. Drink an infusion of horehound to clear your mind and promote quick thinking as well as strengthen mental Powers. When mixed with Ash leaves and placed in a bowl of water, it releases healing vibrations, and should be placed in sick rooms. Horehound is used in protection sachets, and is carried to guard against sorcery and fascination. Horehound is also scattered as an exorcism herb.
Powers: Snake Charming, Fertility.
Magical Uses: For fertility, place in bedroom or use in fertility mixtures. Whistles made from the stalks of Horsetail are used to call the spirits.
Magical Uses: Use hydrangea to unhex by carrying, scattering around the home or burning.
Powers: Purification, Protection.
Magical Uses: Add hyssop to baths in sachets, infuse and sprinkle on objects or persons to cleanse them. Hang up in the house to purge it of evil and negativity. Hyssop is the most widely used purification herb in magic. Hyssop is one of the most widely used purification herbs in magic. It is added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil and negativity.
Powers: Money, Luck, and Protection.
Magical Uses: Carry Irish moss or place it beneath your rug to increase luck and to ensure a steady flow of money into the house or into your pockets. Carry Irish moss on trips for protection and safety. Stuff it into money or luck poppets.
Magical Uses: Ivy is grown to grow up the outside of the home to act as a guardian and protector. It is worn by brides to bring luck to the marriage. Where Ivy grows or is strewn, it guards against negativity and disaster. Ivy is also used in fidelity and love charms. It is magically "paired" to Holly.
Powers: Money, Love, And Prophetic Dreams.
Magical Uses: To attract a spiritual rather than a physical love, add dried jasmine flowers to a sachet or love mixture. Carry, burn or wear jasmine to draw wealth and money. Burn jasmine in your bedroom to cause prophetic dreams. Smell jasmine to induce sleep. Dried Jasmine flowers are added to sachets and other love mixtures. They will attract a spiritual (as opposed to a "physical") love.
(Healing, Wishes, Luck)
Magical Uses: The seeds are strung into a necklace and placed around a child's neck to aid in teething, and are also worn by adults in the same manner to aid sore throats and colds. The seeds will absorb the pain or illness. Three seeds may be carried for good luck. For wishing magic, make a wish holding seven seeds (or "tears" as they are known) and then throw into running water. Alternatively, count out seven seeds while thinking of your wish. Carry these seeds for a week and your wish should come true.
Powers: Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, and Health.
Magical Uses: Hang juniper at the door to protect against evil forces and persons. Burn it in exorcism rites. Wear it to protect yourself from accidents or attacks by wild animals. Juniper also guards against ghosts and sickness and drives off snakes. Add juniper to love mixtures and carry the berries to increase male potency. Juniper carried or burned also helps the psychic Powers and breaks hexes and curses. Used throughout Europe as a protective herb, Juniper guards against theft. It was probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches.
Powers: Protection, Visions, Luck.
Ritual Uses: Long used in rites in Hawaii and Polynesia.
Magical Uses: Infuse the root and drink the resulting tea to offer protection against evil and to invite good luck. Infused and left to steep overnight in the refrigerator, it is then drunk to enhance psychic Powers and to induce visions. Too much of the infusion may be damaging to the kidneys.
Magical Uses: To bind woes and miseries, hold some Knotweed in your hand. Pour your problems into the herb; see it absorbing them, and then burn it outdoors. When carried, Knotweed strengthens and protects the eyes.
Powers: Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, and Peace.
Magical Uses: Use in love spells and sachets, rub on clothing or place in drawer with clothing to attract love. Rub lavender on a piece of paper in which you intend on writing a love note. Wear lavender to protect yourself from cruel treatment from your spouse. Burn and smolder lavender to induce sleep and reSt. Scatter it around your house to maintain peacefulness. Smell lavender as often as possible to live a long life. Use lavender in healing mixtures, carry it to see ghosts, wear it to protect against the "evil eye" and add it to purification baths. Lavender has long been used in love spells and sachets. Clothing rubbed with the fragrant flowers attracts love. A piece of paper on which you have rubbed lavender is excellent for writing love notes on. The scent of lavender particularly attracts men, and lavender water or essential oil was worn by prostitutes several centuries ago to both advertise their profession, and also to attract men. The plant is so powerful that, if when depressed, one gazes upon the plant, all sorrow will depart and a joyous feeling will settle upon the observer. Lavender is also used in healing mixtures, carried to see ghosts, and worn to protect against the evil eye. It is also added to purification baths. Despite its love associations, in renaissance times, it was believed that Lavender, when worn with rosemary, would preserve a women's chastity.
(Love, Protection, Exorcism)
Magical Uses: It is said that when two people eat leeks together, that they will fall in love with each other. Leeks may also be carried as protective amulets, and are bitten to break hexes and drive away evil.
Powers: Longevity, Purification, Love, and Friendship.
Magical Uses: Lemon juice may be mixed with water, and the resulting mixture can then be used for washing amulets, jewelry, and other magical objects that have been obtained second hand. This was ensures that all negative vibrations are cleansed from the object in question. The juice is also added to bath water at the time of the full moon for its purifying powers. The dried flowers and peel are added to love sachets and mixtures, and the leaves used in lust teas. Lemon pie, served to a spouse, will help preserve fidelity, and a slice of fresh lemon placed beneath a visitor’s chair will ensure a lasting friendship.
Magical Uses: Lemon Balm is used in spells to bring success, and in healing spells. It is often used in spells to find love and friendship.
Powers: Repel Snakes, Lust, And Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: Use lemon grass in lust potions as well as in an infusion to aid in developing psychic Powers. Lemongrass planted around the home will repel snakes. It is also used in some lust potions, as well as an infusion to aid in development of psychic powers.
Powers: Purification, Love.
Magical Uses: Wear some lemon verbena to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex. Use it in love spells and mixtures. Also use it in other mixtures to increase their strength. Lemon verbena is sometimes utilized to purify an area or add it to a bath for purification purposes. If this plant is hung around the neck, or a bit of its juice is drunk, it will preserve you from dreaming.
Powers: Love, Lust, and Fidelity.
Magical Uses: Chewing on a licorice root stick will make you passionate. It is also helpful while quitting smoking. Add licorice to love and lust sachets, carry them to attract love and use licorice in spells to ensure fidelity. Licorice sticks make useful wands. Licorice root was buried in tombs and caskets to help the soul pass easily into the Summerland.
(Longevity, Health, Healing)
Magical Uses: Use in spells of Longevity, as well as for restoring youth. It is also kept in the home or carried to prevent sickness or ill health. Drink an infusion of Life-Everlasting every morning, before eating or drinking, whilst saying, "Chills and ills, pains and banes, do your fasting with life everlasting". This will ensure a long life comparatively free from illness.
Magical Uses: Lilac drives away evil where it is planted or strewn, and indeed in New England lilacs were originally planted to keep evil from the property.
Lilly of the Valley
(Mental Powers, Happiness)
Magical Uses: Use to improve the memory and mind. When placed in a room, these flowers cheer the heart and lift the spirits of those present.
(Healing, Love, Protection)
Magical Uses: Take a fresh Lime, pierce it with old iron nails, spikes, pins and needles, and throw it into a deep hole in the ground. This will rid you of all hexes. Wear a necklace of Limes to cure a sore throat. Lime peel may be used in love mixtures and incenses. To cure a toothache, drive a nail into the trunk of a lime tree (but thank the tree first). Twigs of a Lime tree will protect against evil eye when carried.
Linden Leaves and Flowers
Powers: Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep.
Ritual Uses: Lithuanian women once made sacrifices to linden trees as part of religious rites
Magical Uses: Use linden leaves and flowers in love spells and also in spells of nature. Linden and lavender equally mixed make excellent pillows, which hasten sleep in the insomniac.
Magical Uses: The seedpods are placed on the altar or held during magical rites for protection against evil forces. Liquidambar bark may be substituted for Storax bark.
Magical Uses: Anyone who breathes the scent of the Lotus will receive its protection. Place the root of the Lotus under the tongue, and say the words "Sign, Argis" toward a locked door. It will miraculously open. Lotus seeds and pods are used as antidotes to love spells, and any part of the lotus may be carried or worn to ensure blessings from the Gods and Goddesses.
Magical Uses: Place a sachet of lovage in your bath water, this will make you more attractive and love inspiring. Place Lovage in the bath water (in a sachet). This will make you more attractive and love inspiring. Such baths are best taken directly before going out to meet new people.
Magical Uses: Pawnee Indians used this herb in magic. The herbs are carried to attract love and new friendships.
(Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel)
Magical Uses: This root of an orchid plant is one of the most famous New Orleans magical botanicals. It has long been placed in sachets and conjure bags for luck and general success, carried to obtain and maintain employment, and to secure protection from all ills. Fill a jar with rose oil. Place several lucky hands into the oil and let them soak there. When you need something, take out one of the roots and wear it. If you need love, wear it near your heart; if you wish to travel, place it in your shoe; if you need money, carry one in your pocket or wallet, and so on.
Powers: Psychic Powers, Mental Powers.
Magical Uses: Burn mace to increase psychic Powers: and carry it to improve the intellect. Mace, the outer covering of the nutmeg, is burned to increase psychic powers and carried to improve the intellect.
Magical Uses: Place some Magnolia near or beneath the bed to maintain a faithful relationship.
Magical Uses: Immerse some maidenhair in water, and then remove. If worn on the person or kept in the bedroom after this process, it will grant you grace, beauty and love.
(Love, Protection, Exorcism)
Magical Uses: If your love has left you, gather a bouquet of mallow and place in a vase outside your door (or in a window). This will cause him or her to think of you, and after that they may return. To make an effective protective magical ointment, steep mallow leaves and stems in vegetable shortening, then strain. This ointment rubbed onto the skin casts out devils as well as protects against the harmful effects of magic worked against you.
Powers: Protection, Fertility, Money, Love, and Health.
Magical Uses: Hang mandrake on the headboard for protection while you sleep. Carry it to attract love and wear it to prevent illnesses. Where there is mandrake, demons cannot reside, and so the root is used in exorcisms. To bring the powers out of hibernation, in dried mandrake, place it in a prominent place in the house and leave it undisturbed for three days, then place it in warm water and leave it overnight. Afterwards, the root may be used in magical practices; the water in which you soaked it can be sprinkled at the windows and doors of the house to protect it, or over people to purify them. Money placed beside mandrake root, especially silver coins, is said to double and the scent of mandrake causes sleep. A whole Mandrake root, placed on the mantel in the home, will give the house protection, fertility and prosperity. Where there is mandrake, demons cannot reside, and so the root is used in exorcism.
(Love, Longevity, Money)
Magical Uses: Maple leaves are used in love spells and money rituals, and branches of the maple have long served as magical wands. A child passed through the branches of a Maple tree will have a long life.
Powers: Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, And Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: Garlands of marigolds strung on the doorposts stop evil from entering the house, and scattered under the bed will protect you while you are asleep and make your dreams come true or give your prophetic dreams. This is especially effective in discovering a thief who has robbed you. Marigolds added to bath water help win the respect and admiration of everyone you meet. Carry marigolds in your pocket while in court and justice will smile favorably on you. If a girl touches the petals of the Marigold with her bare feet, she will understand the languages of the birds.
Powers: Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, and Money.
Magical Uses: Use marjoram in love spells and add to food to strengthen love. Carry it for protection and place a little bit in each room of your house to protect it as well. Mix marjoram and violets and wear it as an amulet during the winter to protect yourself from colds. Give it to a depressed person to bring happiness. Marjoram can also be used in money mixtures and sachets.
(Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust)
Magical Uses: Mastic is burned in magical operations wherein a manifestation of a spirit is desired. It is also used as an incense to aid the psychic powers and has long been dissolved and used in lust potions by Witches in the Middle EaSt. Added to any incense mastic lends potency and power.
Powers: Love, Divination, Peace, and Happiness.
Magical Uses: Use dried meadowsweet in various love mixtures and strewn about the house to keep the peace. The scent of meadowsweet cheers the heart. Fresh Meadowsweet is placed on the altar for love spells, or dried is used in various love mixtures. Also strewn about the house to keep peace. The scent of Meadowsweet cheers the heart. If gathered on Midsummer, Meadowsweet will give you information regarding thieves: if you have been robbed, place Meadowsweet on water. If it sinks, the thief is a man. If it floats, a woman.
(Money, Lust, Healing, Travel, Exorcism, Protection)
Magical Uses: Mint has long been used in healing potions and mixtures, and the fresh leaves rubbed against the head are said to relieve headaches. Mint worn at the wrist assures that you will not be ill. Stuffing a green poppet with mint and anointing it with healing oils can alleviate stomach upsets. Mint is also used in travel spells and to provoke luSt. Its bright green leaves and crisp scent led to its use in money and prosperity spells; the easiest of which is to place a few leaves in the wallet or purse, or rub it where your money is kept. To rid a place of evil, sprinkle salt water with a sprinkler made of fresh sprigs of Mint, Marjoram and Rosemary. Fresh mint laid on the alter will call good spirits to be present and aid you in magic. Mint is also kept in the home for protection. "Mint" is the general term used for the Menthe family, which includes Spearmint, Peppermint etc.
Powers: Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, and Exorcism.
Ritual Uses: The Druids revered the mistletoe, especially when found growing on an oak. It was, and still is, cut on Midsummer's Day, or else when the Moon is six days old. One stroke of a gold sickle was used to cut the herb, and it wasn't allowed to touch the ground.
Magical Uses: Carry it or place it in an appropriate place to protect against lightning, fires, disease, and misfortune of any kind. Mistletoe is placed in cradles to protect babies from being stolen by fairies and replaced by changelings. Carry or wear mistletoe for good luck in hunting, and for women to aid in conception. Use mistletoe in spells designed to capture the state of immortality, and to open locks. Lay it near the bedroom door, place beneath your pillow or hang it from your headboard for restful sleep and beautiful dreams. Burned, mistletoe banishes evil. Wear mistletoe around your neck to attain invisibility. Mistletoe is an all-purpose herb.
Powers: Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, And Astral Projection.
Magical Uses: A pillow stuffed with mugwort and slept upon, will produce prophetic dreams. Ancient tradition states that while carrying mugwort poison, wild beasts, or sunstroke cannot harm you. Place in a building to prevent elves and "evil things" from entering. Carry mugwort to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache and to cure disease and madness. Placed next to the bed, it aids in achieving astral projection. Place Mugwort in the shoes to gain strength during long walks or runs. For this purpose pick Mugwort before sunrise, saying: "Tollam te artemesia, ne lassus sim in via". A pillow stuffed with Mugwort and slept upon will produce prophetic dreams. Mugwort is also burned with Sandalwood or Wormwood during scrying rituals, and a Mugwort infusion is drunk (sweetened with honey) before divination. The infusion is also used to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors, and Mugwort leaves are placed around the base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic workings.
Magical Uses: Mullein is worn to give the carrier courage. The leaves are also carried to prevent animal attacks and accidents when in the wilderness. In a sleeping pillow it will guard against nightmares. Use as a substitution in old spells for "grave dust".
Powers: Protection, Fertility, And Mental Powers.
Magical Uses: Carry mustard seed in a red sachet to protect against colds and to increase mental Powers. Bury mustard seed under your doorstep to keep all manner of supernatural beings from your home. When eaten, mustard seed increases fertility in women. 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.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, and Spirituality.
Ritual Uses: Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in ancient Egypt, and was also fumed in the temples of Isis.
Magical Uses: Myrrh burned as incense purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and creates peace. It is rarely burned alone; it is usually burned in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added. Include myrrh in healing incense and sachets. Use the smoke to consecrate, purify, and bless objects such as amulets, talismans, charms and magical tools. Myrrh also aids meditation and contemplation. It is often added to sachets, usually with frankincense.
Magical Uses: Myrtle is burned as an incense to bring beauty, to honor Diana and to Venus, and is a symbol of glory and happy love. Myrtle tea will make you look beautiful to your loved one. A distillation of the leaves and flowers combined will make a wonderful beauty wash for the face, and is known as "angel water". It is used in spells to keep love alive and exciting. Grow on each side of the house to preserve and protect the love within. Myrtle has long been considered a love herb. A chaplet of fresh leaves and flowers worn on the head while performing love spells is highly appropriate. Myrtle may be added to all love sachets and spells to give them extra strength, especially those designed to keep love alive and exciting. It is also used to increase fertility, but interestingly enough, it is also worn by brides at weddings to ensure that they do not quickly fall pregnant! Myrtle wood, when carried, preserves youthfulness. A cup of Myrtle tea, drunk every three days, will do the same, but it must be drunk every three days without fail. When carried, Myrtle preserves love. If grown on each side of the house, love and peace will reside within, and it is a lucky plant to grow in window boxes, but only if it is planted there by a women. Myrtle is also used in money spells.
Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, and Lust.
Magical Uses: To remove a curse or send it back, stuff a poppet with nettle or carry it in a sachet. Sprinkle nettle around the house to keep evil out and to send it back. Hold nettle in your hand to ward of ghosts, carry it with yarrow to allay fear and wear it as an amulet to keep negativity far away. Nettle has also been used as a lust-inducing herb. The protective powers of the nettle have long been used in magic. Nettle is also thrown onto a fire to avert danger, held in the hand to ward of ghosts, carried with Yarrow to allay fear, and worn as an amulet to keep negativity away. A pot of freshly cut nettles placed beneath a sickbed will aid in the persons recovery.
Powers: Luck, Money, Health, and Fidelity.
Magical Uses: Carry nutmeg as a good luck charm. String it with star anise and Tonka beans for a potent herbal necklace. Carry it to ward off rheumatism, cold sores, neuralgia, boils, and sties. Nutmeg is included in many money/prosperity mixtures or sprinkle ground nutmeg on green candles for this purpose as well. Nutmegs have long been carried as a good luck charms, and are strung with star anise and Tonka Beans for a potent herbal necklace. Specifically, Nutmegs are carried to ward off rheumatism, cold sores, neuralgia, boils and sties. A Nutmeg hung from a string around a baby's neck will aid in its teething. Nutmeg is included in many money/prosperity spells, and, when ground, is sprinkled onto green candles for this purpose. To ensure a lover's fidelity, cut a Nutmeg into exactly four pieces. Bury one part in the Earth; throw one off a cliff into the air; burn the third part, and boil the fourth in water. Drink a sip of the water and take this last piece of Nutmeg with you everywhere; sleep with it under your pillow at night. No one will tempt your mate.
(Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck)
Magical Uses: All nuts are potent fertility-inducers, and are carried for such uses. They are also included in many prosperity and money mixtures. Heart-shaped nuts are carried to promote love, while double nuts are very lucky charms indeed.
Magical Uses: The oak is the most sacred of all the trees. The most powerful mistletoe grows in oaks. The leaves are burned for purification, and the branches make powerful wands. The acorn is a fertility nut. It is carried to promote conception, ease sexual problems, and increase sexual attractiveness. The leaves and bark are used in binding spells. Planting an acorn in the dark of the Moon will bring you money. Oak wood carried will protect from harm, and hung in the home it will protect the home and all within. A tree as long-lived and strong as the Oak naturally offers magical protection. Two twigs of oak, bound with red thread so that they form an equal armed cross, makes a potent safeguard against evil. It should be hung in the house. Acorns placed in windows guard against the entrance of lightning, and a piece of oak wood, carried, protects its bearer from all harm. If you can catch a falling oak leaf you shall have no colds all winter. When a sick person is in the house make a fire out of Oakwood and warm the house with it to "draw off" the illness (do this only if you have a fireplace of course!). Carry an acorn against illness and pains, for immortality or longevity, and to preserve youthfulness. Planting an acorn in the dark of the moon ensures that you will receive money in the near future. Carrying an acorn increases fertility and strengthens sexual potency. Carrying any piece of the oak draws good luck.
Magical Uses: Oats are used in prosperity and money spells, and in rituals to the harveSt.
Magical Uses: Although Italian magical thought says that keeping any part of an Oleander in the house brings sickness, disgrace and misfortune of every kind to its inhabitants, Oleander is occasionally used in love spells, but never internally.
(Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust)
Magical Uses: On an Olive leaf, write Athena's name. Press this against the head or wear on the body and it will cure a headache. Olive oil has long been used as an anointing oil to aid in healing. Olive leaves scattered or placed in a room spread a peaceful vibration throughout the area. When eaten, olives ensure fertility as well as sexual potency in men, and are lust-inducing. Athenian brides wore crowns of Olive leaves to ensure their fertility. A branch of Olive hung over the door guards the house against all evils, and on the chimney wards off lightning. Olive leaves, worn, bring luck.
Magical Uses: Has been used as a charm against evil spirits. Halved or quartered onions placed in the home absorb negativity. An onion under your pillow will give you prophetic dreams. Magical swords and knives are purified by rubbing them with an onion half. Take a small white onion, stick it with many black-headed pins, and place in a window. This will guard against the intrusion of evil into the house. Carried, the onion gives protection against venomous creatures. Grown in pots or in the garden, they will also guard against evil. Halved or quartered onions, placed around the house, will absorb negativity and evil, as well as disease. For healing, rub the cut edge of an onion against the afflicted part of the body, visualizing the disease going into the onion. After, destroy the onion (burn, or smash to pieces and bury). To cure warts, rub them with a piece of onion and throw it over your right shoulder. Walk away without looking back. A large red onion tied to the bedpost will protect its occupant's sickness, and aids in recuperation. Never throw onionskins and peelings onto the ground; if you do, you throw away your prosperity. Instead, burn them in the fireplace or stove to attract riches. An onion placed beneath the pillow will produce prophetic dreams. If you are faced with making a decision, scratch your options on onions, one to each onion. Place them in the dark. The first one that sprouts answers you.
Powers: Luck, Money, Divination, and Love.
Magical Uses: Add orange peels to love sachets. Add orange peel powder to prosperity powders, incenses and mixtures. Drinking an infusion of orange peels will guard against later drunkenness.
Magical Uses: Orchids have long been used in love spells, especially the root, which is carried in a sachet. The flower is currently one of the commoner floral symbols of love in the west, and when given, clearly conveys this message. Some types of orchids are used in creating visions, trance-states and inducing psychic powers.
Magical Uses: Oregano is used to help forget and let go of a former loved one, such as a former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. Burn in incenses or drink the infusion to aid in spells for letting go.
Powers: Money, Popularity.
Magical Uses: Carry Oregon grape root to gain popularity, draw money, and financial security.
Iris germanica var. florentina
Powers: Love, Protection, and Divination.
Magical Uses: Long used to find and hold love. Carry the root, add the powder to sachets or sprinkle it on clothing, sheets, and body and around the house. Orrisroot is sometimes known as the "Love Drawing Powder" The Orris root has long been used to find and hold love. The whole Orris root is carried, the powder added to sachets, sprinkled on sheets, clothing and the body, as well as around the house. Orrisroot powder is sometimes known as "Love Drawing Powder". In Japan the Orris was used as protection against evil spirits; the roots and leaves were hung from the eaves of the house and added to the bath water for personal protection. Suspend a whole root from a small length of cord or yarn and with this pendulum find answers to your questions.
(Love, Rain Magic, Love Divination)
Magical Uses: Worn or carried, the pansy draws love. It is also potent for love divinations: plant pansies in the shape of a heart. If they prosper, so too will your love. A woman whose sailor love goes to sea can ensure that he thinks of her by burying sea sand in the pansy bed and watering the flowers before sunrise. If pansies are picked while dew is on them, it will soon rain.
Powers: Love, Protection.
Magical Uses: Use in love and protection spells.
Magical Uses: Place in boats to protect against attacks by crocodiles.
Magical Uses: Native Americans have used Parosela as a magical aid to hunting.
Powers: Lust, Protection, and Purification.
Magical Uses: Eat parsley to provoke lust and promote fertility. Use parsley in purification baths and those to stop all misfortune. When eaten, parsley provokes lust and promotes fertility, but if you are in love don't cut parsley-you will 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.
Powers: Peace, Sleep, and Friendship.
Magical Uses: Carry passionflower to attract friends and gain great popularity. Place it under your pillow to aid sleep. Place passion flower in your house to calm problems and troubles and bring peace. Contrary to its name, the passionflower is placed in the home to calm problems and troubles, and to bring peace. Carried, it attracts friends and great popularity. Placed beneath the pillow it will aid sleep.
Powers: Money, Fertility, Lust.
Magical Uses: Use patchouli in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. Sprinkle it onto money, add it to purses and wallets and place it around the base of green candles. Use patchouli in fertility talismans and substitute it for "graveyard dust" where it is called for. Add patchouli to love sachets and baths. Use patchouli to attract people and promote luSt. Patchouli smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. It is sprinkled on money, added to purses and wallets, and placed and placed around the base of green candles.
Powers: Strength, Protection, and Peace.
Magical Uses: Place pennyroyal in your shoe to prevent weariness during travel and to strengthen the body in general. Pennyroyal, when worn, acts against the "evil eye" and aids in making business deals. Keep it in your home (away from pets and children) for protection. Give it to quarreling couples to make them cease their fighting. Carry it while on a ship to prevent seasickness. To alleviate stomach problems, stuff pennyroyal in a green poppet then anoint it with healing oils. Pennyroyal placed in the shoe prevents weariness during travel and strengthens the body in general. When worn it acts against the evil eye and aids in making business deals. When given to quarrelling couples it will cause them to cease their fighting, and so Pennyroyal is an herb of peace. It is also carried on board ships to prevent seasickness.
Magical Uses: Dried Peony roots are carved and/or made into bracelets and necklaces for protection, as well as for breaking spells and curses. Peonies planted outside the home guard against storm damage and demons. A chain of beads cut from the dried root was worn as a protection against illness and injury, and to cure insanity. The peony has long been revered for its protective powers. Worn, it guards the body, spirit and soul; placed in the home it wards off evil spirits, and planted in the garden it protects it against evil and storms. The seeds or roots are hung around a child's neck to guard it from mischievous fairies and imps. A variation of this entails carving Peony roots into small beads (called "piney beads"), and then stringing them. These are also worn for protection. Peony roots worn with coral and flint keeps away the incubus. Peony is also used in exorcism and the root is carried to cure lunacy. It should only be gathered at night, when its seeds are said to shine with an eerie light. Its root is sometimes substituted for the mandrake.
Powers: Purification, Sleep, Love, And Healing, Psychic Powers.
Magical Uses: Use peppermint in healing potions, mixtures and spells. Wear it on your wrist to prevent illness. Smelling peppermint will compel you to sleep. Place it beneath your pillow and it sometimes offers you a glimpse of the future. Rub it against furniture, walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Also use peppermint in travel spells. The essential oil is used in spells to create a positive change in one's life.
(Changing Sex, Healing, Luck)
Magical Uses: Until recently, in Alabama, it was supposedly believed that if a girl wished to become a boy all she had to do was to eat nine unripe Persimmons. She would surely change her sex within two weeks! If you are plagued with chills, tie a knot in a piece of string, and tie the string to a Persimmon tree. This should halt them. If you wish to have good luck, bury green Persimmons.
Magical Uses: Pimento has been used in love spells and sachets for centuries, especially among the continental Gypsies. Eaten it has the same effect.
Magical Uses: The Pimpernel is carried for protection and to keep people from deceiving you. When placed in the home it wards off illness and prevents accidents. Its power is supposed to be great that when dropped into running water it will move against the current. Magical knife blades are rubbed with Pimpernel juice to purify and empower them.
(Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money)
Magical Uses: Cones from Pine trees are carried to increase fertility and to have vigorous old age. A Pinecone gathered on Midsummer (still retaining its seeds) is an awesome magical object, for if its possessor eats one pine nut from it every day, it will make him or her immune to gunshots. Pine needles are burned during the winter to purify and cleanse the house. Scattered on the floor they drive away evil, and when burned, exorcise the area of negativity. They are also used in cleansing baths. Pine needles are burned to reverse and send back spells. Branches of the pine placed on or over the bed keep sickness far away (or aid the ill). In Japan it is customary to place a pine branch over the door of the house to ensure continual joy within, for the leaves are evergreen.
Magical Uses: Periwinkle can help restore memory when it is gazed at or carried. It is also hung on a door to protect all within, and to prevent a witch from entering a home.
Powers: Healing, Strength, Protection, Snake Repelling.
Magical Uses: To cure headaches, bind plantain to your head with red wool. To remove weariness, place it beneath your feet. Hang plantain in your car to guard against the intrusion of evil spirits. Keep a piece of the root in your pocket to protect yourself against snakebites.
Magical Uses: Add to divination incenses. It is carried to prevent poisoning and stroke. Fresh leaves rubbed on magical tools will increase their powers. An infusion made of mugwort is used to cleanse crystals and scrying mirrors. Placed beneath your pillow, or in a dream pillow, it will promote astral travel and good dreams.
Magical Uses: Poke is used at the new moon to break hexes and curses. Make an infusion sprinkle around the home. Add a bit to the bath water as well, but do not drink!! When carried, Poke gives courage. To find a lost object, mix Poke with Hydrangea, Violet, and Galangal. Sprinkle this around the area where the article was last seen. The berries are crushed and the resulting juice is used as magical ink.
(Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility)
Magical Uses: The seeds have long been eaten to increase fertility, and the skin carried for the same reasons. The Pomegranate is a lucky, magical fruit. Always make a wish before eating one and your wish may come true. A branch of Pomegranate discovers concealed wealth, or attracts money to its possessor. The skin, fried, is added to wealth and money incenses. Women who wish to know how many children they will have should throw a Pomegranate hard on the ground. The number of seeds that fall out indicate the number of her offspring. Branches of Pomegranate hung over doorways guard against evil, and the juice is used as a blood substitute, and magical ink.
Magical Uses: The Poplar buds are carried to attract money or are added to money incenses. They have also been added to flying ointments, which were used to facilitate astral projection, and so are sometimes placed upon the body or made into an ointment when working with this procedure.
Powers: Money, Fertility, Luck, Sleep, Love, and Invisibility.
Magical Uses: Use poppy seeds in mixtures designed to aid sleep. Eat the seeds to promote fertility and to attract luck and money. Add the seeds to food to induce love, or add to a love sachet. Soak poppy seeds in wine for fifteen days, then drink the wine each day for five days, according to tradition you will be able to make yourself invisible at will. To find the answer to a question, write it in blue ink on a piece of white paper. Place the paper inside a poppy seedpod and put it beneath your pillow. The answer will come to you in a dream.
Magical Uses: Use in love mixtures and spells.
Magical Uses: Blue and red Primroses grown in the garden protect it from all adversities, and they also attract fairies. Though Primroses, to some, represent wantonness, women carry them to attract love. They are also worn to cure madness and sewn into children's pillows to gain their undying respect and loyalty
Magical Uses: Use quassia in love mixtures both to draw and to maintain love. The powdered chip is used in incense bases.
(Protection, Love, Happiness)
Magical Uses: Quince seed, carried, protects against evil, physical harm, and accidents. In Roman times, a bridal couple to ensure their future happiness shared a quince. Pregnant women who eat quinces often will cause their child to be ingenious. Serve quinces to loved ones to ensure fidelity.
Magical Uses: The ancient Greeks used Ragwort as an amulet against spells and charms, and Witches were said to ride upon Ragwort stalks at midnight in the bad old days of the persecutions.
Powers: Protection, Love.
Magical Uses: Use raspberry in love and protection mixtures and spells.
Magical Uses: An infusion of Rattlesnake Root added to the bath and to the rinse water for clothing, offers from others trying to harm you. The root was used by some Native Americans to guard against Rattlesnake bites, and the infusion is rubbed onto the hands and feet to lead one to money.
Powers: Protection, Love, Money, Fidelity, Exorcism, and Success.
Magical Uses: Add red clover to the bath water to aid in dealing with financial arrangements of every kind. Use it in lust potions and the sprinkle the infusion to remove negative spirits. Place it in the left shoe and then forget about it and it will keep evil from you. Wear some over your right breast and it will bring success in all under takings. If you have been disappointed in love, wear clover near your heart in a piece of blue silk to help you through.
Powers: Protection, Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love Divination, Luck.
Magical Uses: Roses have long been used in love mixtures. Add rose water distilled from the petals to a love bath. A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. Rose petals are also used in healing spells and mixtures. Lay a rose water saturated cloth on your temples to relieve headache pain. Add roses to fast-luck mixtures and carry it for personal protection. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Rose planted in the garden attract fairies, and are said to grow best when stolen
Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, and Youth.
Magical Uses: Rosemary is one of the oldest incense. To rid a place of negativity, especially before performing magic, burn rosemary and let it smolder. Place rosemary beneath your pillow to insure good sleep and to drive away nightmares. Place rosemary above a porch or doorstep to keep thieves away from your home. Carry it to remain healthy. To purify, place some in your bath. Rosemary has long been used in love and lust incenses, mixtures and healing poppets. A chaplet of rosemary worn aids the memory. Smelling the wood often preserves youthfulness. 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. Rosemary is also hung on the porch or doorposts to prevent thieves from entering 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 an infusion to the bath water. Rosemary has long been used in lust and love 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 performing healing work, and the leaves mixed with Juniper berries are burned in sick rooms to promote healing. If you wish to receive knowledge or the answer to a question, burn Rosemary on charcoal and smell its smoke. Rosemary is also grown to attract elves, and the powdered leaves wrapped in linen cloth and bound to the right arm dispel depression and make the emotions light and merry. Rosemary can also been used as a substitute for Frankincense.
(Psychic Powers, Healing, Power, Success, Protection)
Magical Uses: Rowan wood, carried, increases psychic powers, and the branches, traditionally, are fashioned into dowsing rods and magical wands. Add the leaves and berries to divination incenses, as well as those designed to increase psychic powers. Carrying Rowanberries, or the bark, aids in recuperation, and added are to healing and health sachets and mixtures, as well as all power, success and luck sachets. For centuries Rowan has been used for protective purposes in Europe. Two twigs tied together with red thread to make a cross is an age-old protective amulet. Cornish peasants carried these in their pockets, and Scottish highlanders inserted them into the lining of their clothing. Walking sticks made of Rowan wood are excellent tools for the person who roams woods and fields by night. Rowan carried on board a ship will prevent its involvement in storms; kept in the house it guards against lightning strikes, and when planted on a grave, Rowan keeps the deceased from haunting the place. The Rowan tree planted near the house protects it and its occupants, and those Rowans growing near stone circles are the most potent.
Powers: Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love.
Magical Uses: Add rue to healing incenses and poppets. Wear some rue around your neck to aid in recuperation from illnesses and to ward of future problems. To break hexes and curses, add rue to your bath water. Also, add it to exorcism incenses and mixtures. Place it in sachets or hang some at your door for protection. Rue leaves placed on the forehead relieve headache. Worn around the neck rue aids in recuperation from illnesses and also wards off future health problems. Rue is added to healing incenses and poppets. Fresh rue, sniffed, clears the head in love matters and also improves mental processes. Rue added to a bath breaks all hexes and spells that may have been cast against you, and it is also added to exorcism incenses and mixtures. It is protective when hung up at the door or placed in sachets, and the fresh leaves rubbed on the floorboards sends back any ill spells sent against you. The Romans ate rue as a protector against the evil eye, and the plant was also carried to guard the wearer against poisons, werewolves, and all manner of ills. A sprig of fresh rue is used as a sprinkler to distribute salt water throughout the house, clearing it of negativity.
Magical Uses: Saffron is used to clean the hands before rituals. It is used in healing mixtures. The essential oil is used to induce clairvoyance. Thrown into the air, it can bring the winds. Saffron is added to love sachets as well as those aimed at raising lustful feelings. It is used in healing spells, and the infusion is used as wash water for the hands prior to rituals. At one time in Persia (now Iran), pregnant women wore a ball of saffron at the pit of the stomach to ensure a speedy delivery. The infusion, drunk, enables you to foresee the future, and simply ingesting saffron dispels melancholy. In fact, one early author warns against eating too much saffron lest on should "die of excessive joy". Saffron in the home prevents lizards from venturing in, and wearing a chaplet of saffron will protect you from inebriation. Sheets were rinsed with a Saffron infusion in Ireland so that the arms and legs would be strengthened during sleep, and the ancient Persians utilized Saffron to raise the winds.
Powers: Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, and Wishes.
Magical Uses: Sage has been utilized to ensure a long life, sometimes even immortality. Carry sage to promote wisdom. Use the leaves in healing and money spells. To guard against contracting the dreaded "evil eye", wear a small horn filled with sage. If you desire to make a wish come true, write it on a sage leaf and hide it beneath your pillow. For three nights, sleep upon it. If once you dream of what you desire, your wish will be materialized; if not, bury the Sage in the ground so that you do not come to harm.
Magical Uses: Sagebrush has long been burned in Native American ceremonies. Bathe with Sagebrush to purify yourself of all past evils and negative deeds. Burning Sagebrush drives away malevolent forces and is also useful in healing.
St. John’s Wort
Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love Divination, and Happiness.
Magical Uses: Wear St. John's Wort to ward off fevers and colds and to attract love. Worn by soldiers, it makes them invincible. Place St. John's Wort in a jar and hang it by a window to protect against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits. If an unmarried woman places some beneath her pillow she will dream about her future husband. Use St. John's Wort in rituals or carry it to detect other magicians. Worn, St. Johns Wort wards off fevers and colds, makes soldiers invincible, and attracts love. If it is gathered on midsummer, or on a Friday and worn, it will keep mental illness at bay and will also cure melancholy. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, it protects against thunderbolts, fire, and evil spirits. Both flowers and leaves are used for this purpose. It is also dried over the Midsummer fires and hung near the window to keep ghosts, necromancers and other evil doers from the house, and is burned to banish spirits and evil. Any part of the plant placed beneath the pillow allows unmarried women to dream of their future husbands. Use in rituals or carry to detect other magicians; at one time it was held to the mouth of accused Witches to attempt to force them to confess.
Magical Uses: Burn red sandalwood to bring love. Sprinkle it in areas that need to be cleansed of negativity. Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing and exorcism spells. When mixed with Lavender it makes incense designed to conjure spirits. This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is burned at séances and Full Moon rituals when mixed with Frankincense. Write your wish on a chip of Sandalwood and burn in the censor or cauldron. As it burns it sets the magic flowing, but remember to visualize your wish at the same time. Sandalwood beads are protective, and promote a spiritual awareness when worn. Powdered Sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity, and it is also used as an incense base.
Powers: Love, Money.
Magical Uses: Mix sarsaparilla with cinnamon and sandalwood powder and sprinkle around the premises to draw money. It is also utilized in love spells.
Powers: Health, Money.
Magical Uses: Place sassafras in a purse or wallet, or burn it, to attract money. Add it to sachets or in spells designed to aid healing.
Magical Uses: Use senna in love spells.
Magical Uses: Sesame seeds, when eaten, are lust inducing. A jar of Sesame seeds left open in the house draws cash to it. Change the seeds every month. The infamous magical command "open Sesame!" refers to the plants legendary powers to discover hidden treasures, reveal secret passageways, and open locked doors.
Magical Uses: Skullcap is used in spells that bring about peace, tranquility, and relaxation. A woman who wears Skullcap protects her husband against the charms of other women.
Powers: Halts Gossip.
Magical Uses: Burn slippery elm and throw a knotted yellow cord or thread into the fire. Any gossip against you will stop. Slippery elm bark worn around a child's neck will give it a persuasive tongue when he/she is fully grown.
Magical Uses: This root is carried as a good luck talisman and also to break hexes and curses. It is also said to lead its bearer to money.
(Love, Lust, Money)
Magical Uses: Black Snakeroot is worn to attract lovers and is also placed in the bedroom and added to baths. Carried, it attracts money.
Magical Uses: It is added to protection sachets and incenses. It is also used for exorcisms and cleansing mixtures.
Magical Uses: Grown on or in the home, Spanish Moss is protective. Use to stuff protection poppets and add to protective sachets.
Powers: Healing, Love, Mental Powers.
Magical Uses: Use spearmint in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smell spearmint to increase and sharpen mental powers. Spearmint is sometimes used to provoke luSt. Stuff your pillow or mattress with spearmint for protection.
Powers: Fidelity, Health.
Magical Uses: Wear spikenard around your neck to bring good luck and ward off diseases. It is also used to remain faithful.
Magical Uses: The Dakota Indians carried Spiderwort to attract love.
(Psychic Powers, Luck)
Magical Uses: The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers, and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Sometimes, Star Anise is placed on the altar to give it power; one is placed to each of the four directions. It is also carried as a general luck bringer, and the seeds make excellent pendulums.
Powers: Psychic Powers:
Magical Uses: Burn stillingia root to develop psychic Powers. To find something you've lost, burn stillingia and follow the smoke to its hiding place.
Powers: Love, Luck.
Magical Uses: Carry strawberry leaves for luck. Pregnant women may wish to carry a small packet of strawberry leaves to ease their pregnancy pains.
Powers: Health, Longevity.
Magical Uses: Place some tansy in your shoes to help cure persistent fevers. Carry tansy to lengthen your life span.
(Riches, Courage, Strength)
Magical Uses: Burn the leaves of the Tea plant to ensure future riches, and add to all money mixtures and sachets. Tea is also included in talismans designed to give the bearer strength and courage. And you can make tea out of it.
(Strength, Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Hex-Breaking)
Magical Uses: A bowl of thistles placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews the vitality of all within it. Carry part of a Thistle for energy and strength. Grown in the garden, thistles ward off thieves, grown in a pot on the doorstep, they protect against evil. A Thistle blossom carried in the pocket guards its bearer. Thrown into the fire, Thistles deflect lightning away from the house. If you have had a spell cast against you, wear a shirt made of fibers spun and woven from the thistle to break it and any other spells. Stuff hex-breaking poppets with Thistle. Thistles are also strewn in homes and other buildings to exorcise evil. Thistles are also used in healing spells, and when men carry it, they become better lovers. Thistles also drive out melancholy when worn or carried. To call spirits, place some thistle in boiling water. Remove from heat and lie or sit beside it. As the steam rises, call the spirits, then listen carefully, they may answer you.
Magical Uses: Wear the Holy Thistle to protect yourself from evil, and add to purifying baths. Holy Thistle is also used in hex-breaking spells.
Magical Uses: The Anglo-Saxons recorded the fact that if a Milk Thistle was hung around a man's neck, all snakes in his presence would begin fighting!
Powers: Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, and Courage.
Magical Uses: Wear thyme, or burn it, to attract good health. Also use it in healing spells. Place thyme beneath your pillow for restful sleep and a lack of nightmares. Wear thyme to aid in developing psychic Powers. Thyme is a purifying herb and is often burned prior to magical rituals to cleanse the area. In the spring take a magical bath of marjoram and thyme to ensure all sorrows and ills of the past are removed. Carry and smell thyme for courage and energy.
Magical Uses: The Toadflax is used as an amulet to keep evil from the wearer, and is also used to break hexes.
Magical Uses: Tobacco is thrown into the river when beginning a journey by boat, to propitiate the river gods. Burning Tobacco as incense purifies the area of all negativity and spirits (good and bad), and to cure earache, Tobacco smoke is blown into the ear. If you have a nightmare, it may cause sickness. To prevent this, immediately upon waking, wash in a running stream and throw Tobacco into the water as an offering to the water spirit who has cleansed you of evil. Tobacco can be used as a substitute for Sulfur, as well as for Datura and Nightshade, both of which are related to Tobacco.
(Love, Money, Courage, Wishes)
Magical Uses: These fragrant beans are used in love sachets and mixtures, and are also carried to attract love. Tonka beans are worn or carried to attract money, bring luck, grant courage, and ward off illness. To make wishes come true, hold a Tonka bean in your hand, visualize your wish, and then toss the bean into running water.
Magical Uses: The infusion is drunk to give protection, or is served to a loved one to keep their love. Mediums drink the infusion to guard against permanent possession by spirits. The plant is hung up in the home to drive away evil and is carried to attract love.
(Prosperity, Love, Protection)
Magical Uses: The tulip is worn to safeguard against poverty and bad luck in general. Tulip means "Turban" and the flower is often worn in the Turban in Middle Eastern countries for protection. Tulips are placed on the altar during love spells.
Magical Uses: Purification. Turmeric has long been used in Hawaiian magic for purification; salt water and Turmeric are mixed together and then sprinkled in the area to be purified. Turmeric is also sometimes scattered on the floor or about the magic circle for protection.
Magical Uses: Add to sachets to increase psychic powers. Traditionally used by Native Americans during religious ceremonies.
Magical Uses: Valerian is used to get fighting couples back together, in spells of love, and in purification baths. A sprig of plant pinned to a woman's clothing will cause men to "follow her like children". Valerian root is also added to love sachets. The ancient Greeks hung a sprig of valerian under a window to charm away evil. Valerian root, powdered, is sometimes used as "Graveyard Dust".
Powers: Love, Lust, Mental Powers.
Magical Uses: Vanilla, a type of fermented orchid, is used in love sachets; the scent and taste are considered to be lust inducing. A Vanilla bean placed in a bowl of sugar will infuse it with loving vibrations; the sugar can then be used to sweeten love infusions. A vanilla bean, carried, will restore lost energy and improve the mind.
Magical Uses: Vervain is used for cleansing incenses and baths. Buried in a field, it will make your crops abundant. It is burned to attract wealth, and hung above a bed to prevent nightmares, and above a baby's crib (out of reach!) to offer protection for the little one, and will enable the child to grow up with a love of learning and a happy outlook. Hung in the home it offers protection from negative spells, and is used as a pledge of mutual faith when given to a friend. Vervain is traditionally gathered at Midsummer or at the rising of the Dog Star, when neither sun nor moon is out, but this is not necessary. Vervain is a common ingredient in love mixtures and protective spells. A crown of Vervain on the head protects the magician whilst invoking spirits. Any part of the plant may be carried as a personal amulet. Vervain placed in the home protects it from lightning and storms. The infusion sprinkled around the premises chases off evil spirits and malignant forces. Vervain is also added to exorcism incenses and sprinkling mixtures. It is also a common ingredient in purification bath sachets. The dried herb is scattered around the home as a peace-bringer and is also worn to calm the emotions. Vervain is used in money and prosperity spells. If the herb is buried in the garden or placed in the house, wealth will flow and plants will thrive. To remain chaste for long periods of time, rise before the sun on the first day of the new moon. Gather the Vervain, press out its juice, and drink it down. According to ancient instructions, it will cause you to lose all sexual desire for seven years. Vervain carried may offer everlasting youth, and when placed in the bed, hung around the neck, or made into an infusion and drunk prior to sleep, no dreams will haunt you. Vervain is also a fine healing herb. The undiluted juice of the Vervain smeared on the body cures diseases and guards against future health problems. To aid in recuperation, the root tied with a yard of white yarn is placed around the patient's neck. It should remain there until recovery. To discover if someone lying sick will live or die, place vervain in your hand and press it against the patient, so that the herb is undetected. Ask them how they feel: if they feel well, then they shall live, if not, they may die.
(Love, Hex-Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft)
Magical Uses: Vetiver root is burned to overcome evil spells. It is also used in love powders, sachets and incenses and is added to the bathwater in a sachet to make you more attractive to the opposite sex. Vetiver is also used in money spells and mixtures, placed in the cash register to increase business, carried to attract luck and burned in anti-theft incenses.
Magical Uses: Violet in a pillow will help ease headaches away. Carrying the flowers brings a change in luck, and mixed with lavender makes a powerful love sachet. When carried, the flowers offer protection against the "wykked sperytis", and bring changes of luck and fortune. Mixed with Lavender, they are a powerful love stimulant, and also arouse luSt. If you gather Violets in the spring, your dearest wish shall be granted. Ancient Greeks wore violet to calm tempers and induce sleep. Violets fashioned into a chaplet and placed on the head cures headaches and dizziness, and the leaves worn in a green sachet help wounds to heal and prevent evil spirits from making the wounds worse.
(Hex-Breaking, Courage, Success)
Magical Uses: Make an infusion of the bark, and let it cool. Rub on a hexed persons forehead (or your own), saying "Wahoo!" seven times. This will break any hexes cast against the person. When carried, it brings success in all undertakings and imparts courage.
Magical Uses: The nut still in its shell is carried to promote fertility. To discover if a Witch is in your midst, legend has it that you should drop a walnut still in its shell into the lap of the person suspected, and if that person is truly a Witch, they will be unable to rise from a sitting position as long as the walnut is in their laps. When carried, Walnuts strengthen the heart, and ward off rheumatism pains. They also attract lightning; so don't carry one in an electrical storm. If anyone gives you a bag of walnuts, you will see all your wishes fulfilled. When placed in a hat or around the head, Walnut leaves prevent headaches and sunstroke. If a bride wishes to delay becoming pregnant, she should place in her bodice as many roasted walnuts as correspond to the number of years she wishes to remain childless. She must do this on her wedding day.
Magical Uses: Willow trees are planted near the home as a guard. Its branches have been used for the bindings on a witch's broom, and as healing wands. It is also used to bring the blessings of the moon into your life. 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 Years 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 will also have to shake or climb the tree to retrieve the 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 during the waning moon, outside. Magical brooms are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
Magical Uses: The forked twigs of the Witch Hazel are used for divining. It will help heal a broken heart and cool passions when carried.
Magical Uses: Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking. Wintergreen is placed in children's pillows to protect them and grant them good fortune throughout their lives. When sprinkled in the home it removes hexes and curses, especially when mixed with mint. Wintergreen is also utilized in healing spells, and when fresh sprigs are placed on the altar they call good spirits to witness and aid your magic.
(Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism)
Magical Uses: Witch Grass carried or sprinkled under the bed attracts new lovers. Witch grass is also used in all manner of unhexing or uncrossing rituals, the infusion is sprinkled around the premises to disperse entities, and when worn it dispels depression.
Magical Uses: Wolf's Bane is added to protection sachets, especially to guard against vampires and werewolves. This is quite fitting, since Wolf's Bane is also used by werewolves to cure themselves. The seed, wrapped in a lizards skin and carried, allows you to become invisible at will. Do not eat or rub any part of this plant on the skin; it's virulently poisonous.
Magical Uses: Carry a Wood Rose to attract good luck and fortune. Also place some in the home to ensure it is lucky as well.
(Victory, Protection, Money)
Magical Uses: Woodruff is carried to attract money and prosperity, to bring victory to athletes and warriors, and when placed in a sachet of leather it guards against all evil.
Magical Uses: Wormwood is burned to raise your spirits to a higher level, enabling easier divination and clairvoyance. Thrown on the fire at Samhain, it will protect from the spirits that roam that night. Wormwood is burned in incenses designed to aid in developing psychic powers, and is also worn for this purpose. Carried, Wormwood protects not only against bewitchment, but also from the bite of sea serpents. Also, according to ancient traditions, it counteracts the effects of poisoning by Hemlock and Toadstools, but you should not rely on this measure. Hung from the rear view mirror, Wormwood protects vehicles from accidents on treacherous roads. Wormwood is also sometimes used in love infusions, probably because it was once made into an alcoholic beverage called Absinthe. The highly addictive and dangerous liqueur is now outlawed or banned in many countries, but the reputation lingers and Wormwood is still used in love mixtures. One such use is to place it under the bed to draw a loved one. Wormwood is also burned to summon spirits. It is sometimes mixed with Sandalwood for this purpose. If burned in graveyards, the spirits of the dead will rise and speak, according to old grimoires.
Magical Uses: Since Yarrow has the ability to keep a couple together for 7 years, it is used in love sachets as well as a gift to give to newlyweds. When worn it wards off negativity, and if held in your hand it repels fear. Yarrow added to the bath protects from harm. When worn, Yarrow protects the wearer, and when held in the hand, it stops all fear and grants courage. A bunch of dried Yarrow hung over the bed, or Yarrow used in wedding decorations ensures a love lasting at least seven years. Yarrow is also used in love spells. Carrying Yarrow not only brings love but it also attracts friends and distant relations you wish to contact. It draws the attention of those you want to see. The flowers are made into an infusion and the resulting tea is drunk to improve psychic powers. Washing the head with Yarrow infusion will prevent baldness but wont cure it if it has already begun. Yarrow is also used to exorcise evil and negativity from a person, place or thing.
Yellow Evening Primrose
Magical Uses: Native Americans rubbed this plant against their moccasins and body to ensure a good hunt, and to cause snakes to avoid them.
(Raising the Dead)
Magical Uses: This poisonous plant is sometimes used in spells to raise the spirits of the dead. Though it has a long mythic history, it is little used in magic due to its high toxicity.
Yerba Mate Green
Fidelity, Love, LuSt.
Magical Uses: Used for protection from curses or harm. To place a binding on an enemy, place a photograph of the person, or an item belonging to them in a jar with the herb and cover with strong black coffee. Recite the behavior you wish them to stop, then hide the jar in their home.
Magical Uses: Beauty, Healing, and Protection.
Magical Uses: Love, LuSt. Yohimbe is traditionally drunk as a lust potion and the powdered herb is added to love mixtures. I do not recommend taking Yohimbe internally, as too much can be dangerous.
Magical Uses: Transmutation, Protection. A hoop or loop of twisted Yucca fibers will change a person into an animal if he or she jumps through it, according to Native American magic. Another method instructs the magician to place a wreath of Yucca fibers on his or her head. This allows the person to assume any form he or she wants. 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 sickness are removed.