Abundance and fertility. Deities Green Goddess, Demeter,
Planet is Jupiter and Venus
Alum: (Destroys Negativity)
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 magickal inks. Not to be eaten.
Alum Root Herb: (Protection, Sleep)
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.
Element is Earth. Stability, self-confidence, protection,
peace. Planet is Junipter and moon
Used in: Divination, Fertility, luck, Happiniess, Love, Meditation, Prosperity, Protection
An appropriately named, legendary magickal herb. Asafoetida is one of the most
potent ingredients to destroy negetivity. It is said to destroy psychic attacks, curses, hexes, jinxes, and nasty spirits
cannot stand the stuff.(Neither can most humans..so it is usally a last resort!)
Protects, the dried leaves are burnt during exorcisms. Angelica root can be carried as an amulet.
Great for making wands, used in love spells and for charms to bring good luck.
ASH (es) Protection, prosperity, fertility, loyalty and fidelity.
ASPEN (esp) Clairvoyance and healing.
BALM OF GILEAD
Element is Water and Fire. Inspiration, knowledge,
new love, mend broken heart, protection, strength. Planet is Junipter and Venus
BANYAN Good luck and wealth.
Protective, good for love spells and promotes wealth if you carry it in your purse or wallet. Use it for healing
relationships and to find out if a partner is genuine
Element is Fire. Wisdom, protection, clairvoyance, purification.
Planet is Jupiter and the Sun
Element is Earth. Money, good luck, peace, harmony, well-being.
Planet is Jupiter
BEECH Wishes, divination, happiness.
BELLADONNA Belladonna(Deadly Nightshade):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!)
astral projection and purification
Element is Air. Hex-breaking, Money. Planet is Mercury
Use in purification incenses. Can be used in herb
pillows to help prevent nightmares
BIRCH Protection, exorcism, purification.
Highly protective. Boil some of the bark in water,
then add this water to the bath, to cocoon yourself in protective energy. Can be burned on charcoal to remove negetive energies
from the home or place of business. Hang some over the front door to protect the home.
Can be carried for purification and protection. Used in magickal 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.
BLACKBERRY Healing, money, protection.
Used in spells and incenses, for gay men to attract
Carry wrapped in red cloth.
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.
BLEEDING HEART Love, attraction, fidelity.
Energizing and protective-wards off thieves. Place in a bowl in
the home or work space. Particularly good in sick rooms
BLOODROOT Love and luck.Bloodroot:Burn on charcoal, or add an infusion of the herb to bath water to counter hexes and negetive spells. Can be carried
in black cloth for protection. Can be carried in red cloth for love
BORAGE Courage, phychic abilities.Borage:Its basic powers are to give strength
and courage. Carry in yellow cloth whenever extra strength is needed.
used in drinks to lift the spirits. Usefull during stressfull times, it brings courage and 'good heart' and is very good for
fevers and infections. Starflower oil (an alternitive to Evening Primrose oil) comes from borage.
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!!
BROOM Purification, divination, prophetic dreams.
A famous magickal herb used in the magick 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.
Element is Earth and Water. Protection, healing,
Earth magick. Planet is Venus
Burdock Root:Basic powers of purification and protection.
Cast in the home, or ritual space to ward off negativity. Add
to all protection sachets.
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.
Basic powers of love and clairvoyance. Can be added to love sachets.
Place flowers under the pillow at night to promote clairvoyant dreams.
CAMELLIA Love, healing, protection, riches.
Element is Water. Awakens past life memories, stimulates
psychic awareness, health, divination. Planet is Moon and Saturn
Used in love or lust spells. Add to love sachets or incense. Add ground
seeds to warm wine or mead for a quick lust potion.
Prosperity and love. Can be added to formulas for extra strength.
Carry in green cloth to attract money.
CAPER Potency, love, luck, trust.
CARNATION Protection, love, strength, healing.
Used in: Cat Magik, Animals, Dreams, Luck, Healing
Burned as an incense to consecrate wands, for
baby blessings, and wiccanings. Also burned to invoke Odin. Can be carried in the wallet or purse to attract money.
Also good in moth repellent sachets.
Burn with Orris Root to increase psychic powers, or with a drop of Basil oil
to increase psychic powers.
As an incense Chamomile creates a peaceful atmosphere and helps with centering.
Sprinkle it around the house for protection, health and wealth. Good for purifing, it can be burnt to break bad habits and
drive out negative thoughts. The tea helps digestion, nervousness and sleep, when cooled use as a rinse for fair hair. Chamomile
in hot water used as a facial steam helps acne and greasy skin
Used to promote restful states of sleep. Can be used in sleep
pillows, with Hops
and Lavender. Can also be used in perosperity charms and incense.
Highly protective. Can be used in spells and charms, or scattered
around the home, or ritual space, for peotection.
Good for spells for love, success, psychic ability,
healing and cleansing. Use in charms for prosperity, cinnamon oil makes a good oil for anointing
Burn to raise high spiritual vibrations, and to aid clairvoyance.
Also used for prosperity
CLOVER Money, protection, potency,
COLTSFOOT Love and visions.
Used for travel and spells for wealth and healing. Comfrey honours the Godess' Crone state. Don't eat or drink
comfrey as some parts may be toxic and especially dangerous to the liver.
Protects the home and is used to promote peace. Good for love spells and to encourages long life.For personal worth and esteem
Brings luck in love, and helps induce contact in dreams with loved ones who have passed away
Cumin: exorcism and protection
healing, protection, comfort.
DAFFODIL Love, fertility, luck.
DAISY Lust and luck.
Element is Fire. Lust, love, visions.
Planet is Mars
Damiana is used in magick 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.
Mainly used for divination, wishes, and calling upon spitits. 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.Dandelion: Used for communication and divination. It aids digestion,
make dandelion tea, take it each day for a week as a general 'pick me up'. The root is said to help psychic ability. Blow
the seeds off the head of a dandelion and send a message with them.
Datura has long been used in shamanic practices and religious rites,
and the Aztecs considered the plant to be sacred.
Datura is used in magick 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
extremelly poisonous, and skin may be irritated simply by touching it. Use with care!
Devil's Bit: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..
his 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.
Dill: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 usefull in money spells, as the plant produces plentifull seds, representing wealth and
abundance. Also stimulates lust when eaten or smelled, and if added to the bath, it makes the bather irresistible!Dill: Used in love charms. Can be hung in a
child's room to prevent nightmares and protect against bad spirits.
Dittany of Crete: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
The juice of Dittany drives away venemous creatures, so smear some on your
body if you are venturing out into the wilderness.
Dogbane:Can be added to love mixtures to increase their
DOGWOOD Wishes, protection, good health.
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, smouldered as incense, or carried, to act as a poerful protectant. It will drive away negativity when burned.
Just a pinch of dragons blood, when added to any incense, will increase its
These are the blood red seeds of a magickal 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
EBONY Protection, magickal power, strength.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.
Echinacea(or Black Sampson):
Echinacea was used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to
ensure and strengthen spells EDELWEISS Healing,
attraction, heightening the senses.Made into a
wreath and worn, Edelweiss confers invisibility.
To be protected against daggers and bullets, pull up a whole Edelweiss by its
roots during the day on a Friday of the full moon. Wear it wrapped in white linen.
Eldelweiss also grants your hearts desire; you need only grow and care for
strength and mother nature's power. 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.
When worn, Elacampane 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 smouldered
on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic powers, particularly when scyring
When using endive in magick, 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
Eucalyptus: Used in healing spells, charms and amulets. It is said that if you put eucalyptus leaves
around a blue candle and burn then healing energies are increased.
Fennel:(Protection, Healing, Purification)
In ancient greece, the Thyrsus, which figured in Dionysian ceremonies,
was often made of giant fennel stalks with pine cones attached to the ends. Grown around the home, fennel confers protection.
Wearing a piece of fennel in your left shoe with prevent ticks from biting your legs. Fennel is also hung up above windows
and doors to ward off evil spirits. The seeds may be worn for the same purpose. Fennel is also used in purification sachets
and healing mixtures.
To bring money into a houshold, a few fenugreek seeds can be added
to the mop water (or a small amount of fenugreek infusion). Also, half fill a small jar with fenugreek and leave open in the
home to attract money. Add a few seeds everyday untill the jar is full, then empty the fenugreek out and start again. Return the spent herb to the ground.
Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism)
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.Rainmaking, eternal youth, riches.
Carry with you for protection against colds and fevers, as well as accidents.
Small phallic images are carved from fig wood and carried by woman who wish
to conceive. They are also used by men to evercome 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 teh fig tree before your
door, so that you will return home safely and happily
Beauty, Psychic powers, Healing)
Flax seeds are used in money spells. A few can be placed in the purse or wallet
to attract wealth. Some flax worn in the show will help ward off poverty.
The blue flax flowers are used to protect against sorcery. To protect
yourself while asleep, mix equal parts flax seed and mustard seed and place this mixture next to your bed. On the other side
of the bed, place a pan of cold water. You will be guarded in your sleep. Sprinkle upon your alter while performing healing
rituals to enhance their power. May also be added to healing
Has been used since ancient times to exorcise evil spirits, and also to protect
againt 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.
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.
The ancient Egyptians burned Frankincense at dawn to honour the sun god Ra.
It is still used in incense in many modern churches.
When burned, it releases powerful vibrations which drive out all evil and negativity
in the area. Frankincense is used in so many different incense blends, but inparticular, those for consecration, exorsism
and protection. Also, when burned, can induuce visions and aid in meditation. Hightens spirituality. It is also added to sachets
for luck, protection and spiritual growth. Rosemary may be used in place of Frankincense if neccesary. No which should ever
be without a stash of Frankincense!!
Element is Fire. Courage, strength, avoiding legal
problems, hex breaking, adding power to spells. Planet is MarsGalangal:(Lust, Protection,
Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex Breaking)
Galangal can be used for many different magickal
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
Garlic was eaten on festival days to Hecate,
and was left at crossroads as a sacrifice to her. Garlic was once worn to guard against the
plague. It is still used to absorb diseases. Simply rubfresh, peeled cloves og garlic into the affected area, then throw it
into running water.
Garlic can be placed in the home to guard
against the intrusion of evil, to keep out robbers and thieves, and is hung over the door to prevent envious people from entering.
Guards against foul weather when worn, and also shields you from blows from your enemies.
When evil is around, bite into a clove of garlic
to drive it away, or splinkle powdered garlic on the floor.
In natural medicine, it is a potent anti-bacterial
When eaten, garlic acts as a lust inducer,
and when a magnet or loadstone is rubbed with garlic it loses its magickal powers.Garlic: Protects, heals and gives courage.
Garlic cleanses the blood and helps to cure infections. It works best when eaten raw as cooking takes away it's usefullness.
It repels all kinds of negativity
and bad stuff.
Gentian is added to love baths and sachets. When
added to any incense or sachet, Gentian adds a great deal of extra power. It is also used to break hexes and curses.
GERANIUM Fertility, love, healing, power.
Ginger:(Love, Money, Success, Power)
Eating some Ginger before performing magick wil lend your workings extra power,
as you have been "Heated Up" by the Ginger. This especially true for love spells, in which Ginger is much used.
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. Ginger is also used in success spells, or to ensure the success
of your magickal workings.Ginger:
Used to gain power and sucess, especially in love and finance. Works well in all spells as it enhances magickal vibrations.
Great for travel sickness when eaten-but when I tryed it, it tasted gross! Ginger stimulates digestion and circulation. Don't
eat too much, as large doses can irrate the stomach.
The root is carried to attract love, as well as to guard ones health, to draw
money, and to ensure sexual potency. Ginseng will also bring beauty to all who carry it.
Burn Ginseng to ward off evil spirits, and to break hexes and curses.
A tea of Ginseng is used as a powerful lust inducing drink, whether alone or
mixed with other like herbs.
Hold a Ginseng root in your hands, visualize your wish into the root, and then
throw it into running water, or alternatively, carve your wish into the root, then throw it into the water.
Ginseng can be used as a substitute for Mandrake.Ginseng: Said to aid love and lust, and enhance beauty. Good for
relieving stress and preventing disease. In China the elderly take small doses to keep healthy. Ginseng is good
as a short term remedy to fatigue. All types of ginseng improve concentration and clarity of mind.
To see your future love, carry a piece of Goldenrod. He or she will
appear on the morrow. 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.
GOLDEN SEAL ROOT
Element is Fire. Healing, money. Planet
is the sun.Gorse:(Protection, Money)
is a good protectant against evil. In Wales, hedges
of the prickly Gorse are used to protect the home against fairies, who cannot penetrate the hedge. Gorse
is also used in money spells, and attracts gold.
Use in meditation incense. Burn prior to (but not
Grains of Paradise:(Lust, Luck, Love,
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.
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.
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 fairiesHazel: The wood if good for making wands, and
i the only wood that is really good for divining. Promotes good luck, especially when it has red and gold thread tied around
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.HEATHER:
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.
Another poisonous plant, Hemlock was once used in magick to induce astral projection,
and in spells to destroy sexual drive. Its juice was rubbed into magickal knives and swords to empower and purify them before
Hemp:(Healing, Love, Visions,
Marijuana, or Hemp as was commonly named, was once widely used in magick. 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 magick
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, illnes causing demons.HEMP Healing, love, visions, meditation, relaxation.
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
Burned out of doors, it will bring rain, but the fumes are toxic.
Henna:(Healing, Love, Protection)
Place on the forehead to relieve a headache. Attracts love if worn
near to the heart. Also protects from illness and the evil
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
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
HONEYSUCKLE Money, prosperity,
psychic powers, trust.Honeysuckle: Planted outside it brings good luck. Honeysuckle is used in prosperity
spells and love charms. Said to enhance psychic skills.
A pillow stuffed with dry Hops will bring on sleep and rest. Hops is
also used in healing spells and sachets.Hops: Good for healing and sleep. A hop tonic improves digetion and stops restlessness. Do not use hops if you are
suffering from depression as it could make the condition worse.
Hyssop is one of the most widely used purification herbs in magick. 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
IRIS Purification and wisdom.
Irish Moss:(Money, Luck, Protection)
Irish Moss is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to ensure
a steady flow of money into the home or pockets of the person.
Irish Moss is also carried while on trips for protection and safety, and is
used to stuff luck or money poppets
Ivy is carried by women for good luck in general, and is worn by brides for
the same reason.
Where Ivy grows or is strewn, it guards against negativity and disaster.
Ivy is also used in fidelity and love charms. It is magickally "paired" to
Used in: Balance, Astral projection, dreams, fertility, happiness,
Dried Jasmine flowers are added to sachets and
other love mixtures. They will attract a spiritual(as opposed to a "physical")love.
The flowers will also draw wealth and
money if carried, burned or worn. Jasmine will also cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom, and the flowers can be
smelled to induce sleep.Jasmine: Said to attract men. The oil is soothing, uplifting and good for stress and depression.
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
magick, 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.
Used throughout Europe as
a protective herb, Juniper guards against theft. It was probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches.
Juniper hung at the door protects against evil
forces and persons, and is also burned in exorcism rites. A sprig of the herb, when worn, guards its bearer against accidents
and attacks by wild animals. It also guards against ghosts and sickness.
Juniper is added to love mixtures, and the berries
are carried to increase male potency.
When carried or burned, Juniper helps
the psychic powers and breaks hexes and curses, and drives off snakesJuniper: Gives protection againt accidents, harm and theft.
Dry the berries and wear a a charm to attract a lover. Juniper is said to break curses and hexes.
Kava Kava:(Visions, Protection, Luck)
This herb has long been used in rites in Polynesia and Hawaii. The plants root is infused and the resulting
tea is drunk to offer protection against evil, and to invite in good luck.
Infused and left to steep overnight, it is then drunk to enhance psychic powers
and to induce visions. Too much of the infusion, however, is damaging to the kidneys.
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.
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. Lavender also protects against cruel treatment at the hands
of a spouse if worn.
The flowers can also be burnt or smouldered to induce sleep and rest, or scattered
around the home to maintain peacefulness. 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 Lavendar,
when worn with rosemary, would preserve a women's chastity.
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.
Lemon juice may be mixed with water, and the resulting mixture can then be
used for washing amulets, jewellery, and other magickal objects which 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 purificatory 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 visitors chair will ensure a lasting friendship.
Lemon Balm: Is an aprodisiac, helps fertilty and is an anti-depressant.
Lemon Balm also helps with deigestion, relaxation and anxienty when drunk as a tea.
Lemongrass:(Lust, 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.
If this plant is hung around the neck, or a bit of its juice is drunk, it will
preserve you from dreaming.
Lemon Verbena is also worn to make oneself attractive to the opposite sex,
and may be used in love spells and mixtures.
The herb is added to other mixtures to increase their strength, and is sometimes
utilized to purify an area, or added to bathwater for purificatory purposes.
Chewing on a liquorice stick (the root, not the candy) will make you passionate.
It is also a good practice to use whilst quitting smoking.
Liquorice is added to love and lust sachets, carried to attract love,
and used in spells to ensure fidelity.Licorice: Helps digestion and bowel movements. Good for imflammatory conditions such as eczema and arthritis. Not recommened for people with high blood pressure.
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.
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.LILAC Exorcism and protection.
of the Valley:(Mental Powers, Happiness)
Use to improve the memory and mind. When placed in a room, these flowers cheer
the heart and lift the spirits of those present.
Lime:(Healing, Love, Protection)
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.
LIVERWORT Peace, love, protection.
The seed pods are placed on the alter or held during magickal rites
for protection against evil forces. Liquidambar bark may
be substituted for Storax bark.
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.
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.Lovage: Putting the dry powdered root into a bath for purification
helps release negative energy. Carry it when meeting new people, to atrract love and to get the attention of a potential lover.
Love Seed:(Love, Friendship)
Pawnee Indians used this herb in magick. The herbs are carried to attract love
and new friendships.
This root of an orchid plant is one of the most famous New Orleans magickal 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.
Mace:(Psychic Powers, Mental Powers)
Mace, the outer covering of the nutmeg, is burned to increase psychic powers
and carried to improve the intellect.
Place some Magnolia near or beneath the bed to maintain a faithful relationship.
Immerse some maidenhair in water, then remove. If worn on the person or kept
in the bedroom after this process, it will grant you grace, beauty and love.
MAHOGANY Storms, elemental magicks,
Mallow:(Love, Protection, Exorcism)
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 magickal 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 magick worked against you.
A whole Mandrake root, placed on the mantel in the home, will give the house
protection, fertility and prosperity. Mandrake is also hung on the headboard for protection during sleep, carried to attract
love, and worn to prevent contraction of illness.
Where there is mandrake, demons cannot reside, and so the root is used in exorcism.
To "activate" a dried mandrake root(bring its powers out of hibernation), place
it in some prominent place in the house and leave it there undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water and leave
overnight. Afterwards, the root is activated and may be used in magickal practice. The water in which the root was bathed
in can be sprinkled on the windows and doors of the house to protect it, or onto people to purify them.
Money placed beside a Mandrake root(especially silver coins) is said to double, and
the scent of the Mandrake causes sleep.
MAPLE Love, Longevity, money, wealth, good luck.
Maple leaves are used in love spells and money rituals, and branches of the
maple have long served as magickal wands.
A child passed through the branches of a Maple tree will have a long life.
Marigolds, picked at when the sun is at its hottest and strongest, will strengthen
and comfort the heart.
Garlands of Marigolds strung on the doorposts stop evil from entering the house,
and scattered under the bed they protect you while you sleep and make your dreams come true.
Marigolds added to the bath water help win the respect and admiration of everyone
If a girl touches the petals of the Marigold with her bare feet, she
will understand the languages of the birds.Marigold: Good for: divination and prophecy dreams, business and legal matters, love, seeing magical creatures and
the physic. Marigold should be gathered at , it is also very good for finding someone who has 'done you wrong.'
Marjoram is used in love spells, and is also added to food to strengthen love.
Carried, it is protective, as it is when placed around the home, a bit in each
room, and renewed once a month. Grown in the garden it offers shielding powers against evil.
Violets and Marjoram, mixed together, are worn during the winter months as
an amulet against colds.
Given to a depressed person Marjoram brings happiness. It is also used
in money mixtures and sachets.Marjoram:
Protects against evil, aids love and healing and is good for those who are grieving
Mastic:(Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust)
Mastic is burned in magickal 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.
Fresh Meadowsweet is placed on the alter for love spells, or dried is used
in various love mixtures.
Also strewn about the house to keep peace. The scent of Meadowsweet cheers
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. Love, divination, happiness.
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. Stomach upsets
can be alleviated by stuffing a green poppet with mint and anointing it with healing oils.
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 magick. Mint is also kept in the home for protection.
"Mint" is the general term used for the Menthe family, which includes
Spearmint, Peppermint etc.Mint: Promotes
healing, wealth and helps with stressful travel. Good for digestion and also calms all emotions.
Long used for protection against lightning, disease, misfortune of every kind,
fires and so on, it is carried or placed in an appropriate spot for those uses. Mistletoe is placed in cradles to protect
children from being stolen fairies and replaced with changelings.
A ring carved of Mistletoe wood will ward off sickness when worn, and the plant
will cure fresh wounds quickly when carried (do not apply to the wound).
Laid near the bedroom door, Mistletoe gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams,
as it does when placed beneath the pillow the pillow, or hung on the headboard.
Burned, Mistletoe will banish evil. Wear it around your neck to attain invisibility.
MOSS Luck and money.
Planet is the Moon and VenusMugwort:(Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, 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 magick mirrors, and
Mugwort leaves are placed around the base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic workings.
When carrying Mugwort you cannot be harmed by poison,
wild beasts or sunstroke, according to ancient tradition.
In Japan, bunches
of Mugwort are used to exorcise spirits of disease who are thought to hate the odour. In China, it
is hung over doors to keep evil spirits from buildings.
Mugwort is also carried 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.
Mustard:(Fertility, Protection, Mental
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
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
When eaten, Mustard seed increases fertility in
Myrrh was burned to Ra at in ancient Egypt, and was also fumed
in the temples if Isis.
Burned as an incense, myrrh purifies the area, lifts
the vibrations and creates peace. However, it is rarely burned alone; usually in conjunction with Frankincense or other resins.
Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added.
Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets,
and its smoke is used to consecrate, purify and bless objects such as talismans, amulets, charms and magickal tools.
Myrrh also aids meditation and contemplation. It
is often added to sachets, usually with Frankincense.
Mytle:(Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace,
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.
The protective powers of the nettle have long been
used in magick. To remove a curse and send it back, stuff a poppet with Nettle, or carry some in a sachet.
Also, sprinkle nettle around the house to keep evil
out and to send it back. Nettle is also thrown onto a fire to avert danger, held in the hand to ward 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.
Nettle has sometimes been used as a lust-inducing
herb, and contemporary Mexican spiritualists recommend its use in purification baths because it is "more carnivorous" than
other herbs, and so will work efficiently.
Nutmeg:(Luck, Money, Health, Fidelity)
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 lovers 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.
Nuts:(Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck)
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
A tree as long lived and strong as the Oak naturally
offers magickal 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
Element is Earth.Money drawing. Planet is Jupiter
Use in prosperity and money spells.
Although Italian magickal 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.
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, visualising 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 onion skins 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.
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 powersORCHID Love, peace, calming anger, attraction, beauty.
Orris:(Love, Protection, Divination)
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. Orris root
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.
PALM Fertility, focus, divination.
Pansy:(Love, Rain Magick, Love Divination)
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.PANSY Love, rainmaking, storms, magickal
Place in boats to protect against attacks by crocodiles.
Parosela has been used by native Americans as a magickal aid to hunting.
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.
Contrary to its name, the passion flower 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.
Patchouli:(Money, Fertility, 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.
Also, owing to its earthiness, Patchouli is used in fertility talismans, and is substituted for "Graveyard Dust" where it
is called for. Patchouli is added to love sachets and baths. Although in contemporary American voodoo-based herbal magick,
Patchouli is used for "separation", but this is a modern concept and has no long tradition. Patchouli is actually more widely
used for attracting people and to promote lust
PEACH Love, exorcism, longevity,
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 a herb of peace. It is also carried on board ships to prevent seasickness.
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.
Element is Fire. Protection, strength, irritation,
lust, warding charms. Planet is Mars
Peppermint has long been used in healing and purification
spells. Its presence raises the vibrations of an area. Smelled, it compels one toward sleep, and placed beneath the pillow
it sometimes offers one a glimpse into the future in dreams.
It is rubbed against furniture, walls and floorboards
to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Pliney stated that peppermint excites love, and so can be added to this type of mixture.
Cones from Pine trees are carried to increase fertility and to have vigorous
old age. A Pine cone gathered on Midsummer (still retaining its seeds) is an awesome magickal 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 keeps 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.
PLUMERIA Love, attraction, relaxation.
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 magickal ink.
The seeds have long been eaten to increase fertility, and the skin carried
for the same reasons.
The Pomegranate is a lucky, magickal fruit. Always make a wish before eating
one and your wish may come true.
A branch of Pomegranate discovers concealed wealth, or attract 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 a magickal ink.
Quassia is in love mixtures, both to draw and to maintain love. The powdered
wood is used in incense bases.
Quince seed, carried, protects against evil, physical harm, and accidents.
In Roman times, a quince was shared by a bridal couple to ensure their future happiness.
Pregnant women who eat quinces often will cause their child to be ingenious. Serve quinces to loved ones to ensure fidelity
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.
The brambles (branches) of the Raspberry are hung up at doors and windows for
protection. This is also done when a death has occurred, so that the spirit won't re-enter the house once it has gone.
Raspberry is served as a love-inducing food, and the leaves are carried by
pregnant women to alleviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
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.
RICE Protection, rainmaking, fertility,
good luck, money. Rose:(Love, Psychic Powers, Healing,
Love Divination, Luck, Protection)
Roses have long been used in love mixtures, owing to the flowers associations
with the emotions. A chaplet of roses worn when performing love spells (remove the thorns first), or a single rose in a vase
on the alter are powerful love-magic aids. Rose water distilled from rose petals is added to love baths. Rose Hips (the fruit
of the Rose) are strung and worn as love attracting beads.
A tea of Rosebuds drunk before bed induces prophetic dreams. To discover their
romantic future, women used to take three green Rose leaves and name each for one of her lovers. The one that stayed green
the longest answered the question of "which one?".
Roses are also added to fast luck mixtures and, when carried, act as personal
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
Element is Fire.Love, lust, attraction. Planet is the Moon and Venus
Rosemary, when burned, emits powerful cleansing
and purifying vibrations, and so is smouldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing magick. 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 door posts to prevent thieves from entering the house, and is carried to remain healthy. Placed in the bath it
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.
Rowan wood, carried, increases psychic powers, and
the branches, traditionally, are fashioned into dowsing rods and magickal wands. Add the leaves and berries to divination
incenses, as well as those designed to increase psychic powers.
Carrying Rowan berries, 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 Rowan tree planted near the house protects it
and its occupants, and those Rowans growing near stone circles are the most potent.
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 protectant 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.
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
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.
Sage has been utilized to ensure long life-sometimes
even immortality. This is done by eating some of the plant everyday.
Sage is carried to promote wisdom, and the leaves
are used in countless healing and money spells.
To guard yourself against the 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.
Sagebrush has long been burned in Native American
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.
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 fibres 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.THISTLE Strength, protection, hex-breaking,
Thistle, Holy:(Purification, Hex-Breaking)
Wear the Holy Thistle to protect yourself from evil, and add to purificatory
baths. Holy Thistle is also used in hex-breaking spells.
The Anglo-Saxons recorded the fact that if a Milk Thistle was hung around a
mans neck, all snakes in his presence would begin fighting!
Thyme is burned to attract good health, and is also worn for this purpose.
It is also used in healing spells.
Placed beneath the pillow, it ensures restful sleep and a lack of nightmares.
Worn, Thyme aids in developing psychic powers, and women who wear a sprig of Thyme in their hair make themselves irresistible.
Thyme is also a purificatory herb; the ancient Greeks burned it in their temples
to purify them and so thyme is often burned prior to ritual to cleanse the area.In spring,
a magickal cleansing bath composed of Thyme and Marjoram is taken to ensure all sorrows and ills of the past are removed from
Thyme is also carried and smelled to give courage and energy. If you wear it, you will
be able to see fairies
The Toadflax is used as an amulet to keep evil from the wearer, and is also
used to break hexes.
Tobacco is thrown into the river when beginning a journey by boat, to propitiate
the river gods.
Burning Tobacco as an 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 Sulphur, as well as for Datura
and Nightshade, both of which are related to Tobacco.TOBACCO Healing, purification.
Tonka(POISON):(Love, Money, Courage, Wishes)
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, visualise your wish,
and then toss the bean into running water.
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
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 alter during love spells.
TUMERIC Purification and protection.
Turmeric has long been used in Hawaiian magick 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 magick circle for protection.
Add to sachets designed to increase psychic powers. Traditionally used by Native
Americans during religious ceremonies.
Valerian:(Love, Sleep, Purification,
The rather sickly sweet smelling root, powdered, is added to protective sachets,
hung in the home to guard it against lightning, and placed in pillows to aid in falling asleep.
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.
If a couple is quarrelling, introduce some of this herb to the area, and all
will soon be calm.
The ancient Greeks hung a sprig of valerian under a window to charm away evil.
Valerian root, powdered, is sometimes used as "Graveyard Dust".
Element is Earth and Water. Sleep, love,
mending quarrels. Planet is Venus, Pluto, Mercury
VANILLA Love, attracting women,
lust, mental power, psychic power.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.
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.
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
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
WHEAT Protection, healing, money.
Willow:(Love, Love Divination, Protection, Healing)
Willow leaves are carried or used in mixtures to attract love, and the wood
is used to fashion magickal wands dedicated to Moon magick. 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.
Magickal brooms are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
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
Wintergreen is also utilized in healing spells, and when fresh sprigs are placed on the
alter they call good spirits to witness and aid your magick. Protection, psychic powers, sleep, divination, healing.
Witch Grass:(Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism)
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.
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
Do not eat or rub any part of this plant on the skin; it's virulently poisonous.
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
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. Psychic
power, healing, calling spirits, protection, love.
:(Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism)
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:(Hunting)
Native Americans rubbed this plant against their
moccasins and body to ensure a good hunt, and to cause snakes to avoid them.
YERBA MATE Fidelity, love, lust.
YERBA SANTA Beauty, healing, psychic powers, protection.
spiritsYew(POISON):(Raising the Dead)
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 magick due to its high toxicity
Element is Fire and Water. Faery magick,
love, lust, peace. Planet is the Moon and Venus
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.
A hoop or loop of twisted Yucca fibres will transmutate a person into an animal
if he or she jumps through it, according to Native American magick. Another method instructs the magician to place a wreath
of Yucca fibres 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
magick. 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.YUCCA Protection, healing, purification.