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Herb Magick: Leaves from the Spiritual Spells Book of Shadows

Many Wiccans, Pagans, Magicians, I. Introduction and Conjure folk pride themselves II. How to Use Herbs on their knowledge of herbs, and III. How to Use Oils IV. How to Use Incense which ones can be used in which V. How to Use Bath ways. Every herb and root has a Crystals and Washes medicinal and a magical property VI. How to Use Powders VII. Free Spiritual Spells of some sort. Each shows its VIII. Index properties by its form, shape, and spirit; this is the Doctrine of Signatures. It is a part of the Craft of the Wise to learn to hear, see, smell, and feel these Signatures so that we may better use and understand these gifts from the Earth that are all around us.
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The herbs used in Witchcraft and Wicca magick are not always the same as those used in Conjure, so we provide two lists here, covering the most popular herbs in both traditions. One difference between the two paths is that Conjure workers tend to use the roots of plants, while Pagans more often use the leaves and flowers. For this reason, Hoodoo plant lore and practice is called "rootworking" and Witchcraft plant lore and practice is called "herb magick." These differences are not hard and fast rules, however, and there is a lot of overlap between the two traditions, as they have influenced each other over the years.

Two books that we recommend to our own Coven members, and which we believe will set you on the path of discovery about the wonderful subject of herbal spell-crafting are: Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham, published by Llewellyn. This book gives thorough coverage of over 400 herbs, their magical uses, correspondences, and how to use these herbs in Pagan and Wiccan Magick. This a great book for helping guide the beginning Witch into the world of herbal magick. The bonus with this book is the correspondence tables, listing their planetary, gender, and elemental relationships. Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of AfricanAmerican Conjure by catherine yronwode, published by Lucky Mojo. This book is really an invaluable companion to Cunningham’s encyclopedia. It covers 500 herbs, roots, minerals, and rare zoological curios for working in traditions such as Hoodoo, Rootwork, Witchcraft, spell-craft, conjure, white magick, black magick, Pow-wow magic, hexenkraft, and herb magic. A bonus with this book is that it contains many more practical spells that you can use in ritual or when designing spells for love, money, protection, and blessing. One final thought before we share our lists of spiritual herbs: Many of our magickal herbs are also medicinal herbs, when properly prepared and prescribed, and taken in proposer dosages. However, some of the most famous Magickal plants can be really toxic if ingested, so it’s very important to never ingest plants unless you know exactly what they are and what effect they will have on the human body or on pets. For this reason we think that in addition to becoming a repository for your growing

knowledge of spell-craft, your personal Book of Shadows is also a really a good place to keep information on all aspects of herb and plant lore and use.

The Witches' Cupboard: Witchcraft Herbs and Roots
Let us first review some of the herbs that you should already have in your Witches’ Cupboard.

Basil is a sacred herb used for peace and happiness at home. Basil is used to protect the home from evil. Basil is known as Albahaca, American Dittany, 'Our Herb', St. Joseph's Wort, Sweet Basil, and the Witches Herb. Basil is considered masculine, associated with the Planet Mars and the element of Fire. An herb for money and success, a happy family, and a peaceful home, it drives away the Evil Eye. ROSEMARY is a powerful guardian, and a protector of woman. This wonderful herb is widely used to bring good dreams, keep marriage faithful and the home peaceful, and for brewing up cleansing and

Elf Leaf. and is associated with the planet Mars and the element of Fire. Daphne. Nutmeg is considered masculine. harmony. . and is associated with the Sun and the element of Fire. Thyme is considered feminine. ALLSPICE is a wonderful spice that is used magically for money-drawing. and to relieve mental tension. BAY LEAVES are also known as Baie. Thyme can bring peace of mind while sleeping and it can protect you money. and is associated with the planet Jupiter and the element of Fire. and Sea Dew. and cooperation with a lover. THYME is lucky in two ways. romance. and are associated with the planet Jupiter and the element of Fire. used to promote passion. Cloves are considered masculine. CLOVES are used to draw friendship and money. NUTMEG is used to bring good luck in games of chance. Bay Laurel. and Laurier d'Apollon. Incensier. Guardrobe. Rosemary is considered masculine. Polar Plant. Thyme is also known as Common Thyme and Garden Thyme. Rosemary is also known as Compass Weed. Greecian Laurel. Bay leaves are used for protection and to avoid being jinxed or hexed. Dew of the Sea. DANDELION can be drunk as tea or carried in a bag to enhance psychic dreams and second sight. Allspice is considered masculine. especially if you are doing a job on someone else. LAVENDER FLOWERS are a sweet-smelling herb. friendship. Sweet Bay. and is associated with the planet Mars and the element of Fire. Bay Tree.       beautifying baths. business success.

   CHAMOMILE FLOWERS are widely considered to be a Lucky herb. The Conjure Bag: Hoodoo Herbs and Roots Next we present some of the herbs that are used in the preparation of Hoodoo and Rootwork spells. QUEEN ELIZABETH ROOT. incense. It is used for drawing luck. or to bring back a straying lover. ARCHANGEL ROOT. DAMIANA LEAVES are used to draw a new lover. HIGH JOHN THE CONQUEROR ROOT as an amulet has no equal. . also known as HOLY GHOST ROOT. can be used to attract men and to cause them to love you. un-hexing and uncrossing. an herb used in gambling spells and washes. and also an herb for cleansing. and DONG QUAI). also known as ORRIS ROOT. and crystals for bath or floor wash. and strengthening the libido of men. ANGELICA ROOT. MUGWORT is burned and inhaled for psychic abilities and also made into tea to wash amulets and crystals. it also heats up love affairs and sexuality. to intensify sexual passion. and incorporate it into sachet powders. Folks make a dressing oil from chips of the root.     GINGER gives fiery protection from evil. and protects children. enhances female magickal power and strength. gaining mastery.

and musicians employ it to help them with fingering of their instruments. is used by those who wish to control a situation or to dominate a specific person. to obtain a proposal of marriage. THE DEVIL POD is known as BAT NUT. folks chew it and spit it out to win in court. GOAT HEAD. or break a hex. to take off a jinx. BULL NUT and BUFFALO NUT and grants the owner strong protection from evil." Gamblers say that its grasping action brings in the winnings -. and is used to get others to do you favours. and also for court cases. also known as SILVERWEED) brings success in all the things that five fingers can do. . also known as SWEET FLAG. CALAMUS ROOT. HYSSOP HERB is a purification herb for cleansing yourself or your hme. to put an end to crossed conditions. DEER'S TONGUE is used to get someone to love you.        LUCKY HAND ROOT is also known as HELPING HAND or SALEP ROOT.10 life-like "fingers. LICORICE ROOT will help you gain power over others and control them. This unusual name refers to a rare wild orchid that grows in the form of a hand with 2 . " FIVE-FINGER GRASS. it is also used to change someone's mind. LITTLE JOHN TO CHEW is also known as CHEWING JOHN and GALANGAL.

Table of Contents Witchcraft and Paganism is full of ceremonies.Ritual Witchcraft Oils: Leaves from the Spiritual Spells Book of Shadows Spiritual Oils. whether they be I. All of these types of tools possess symbolic aspects that enhance the event or the desired results sought in the magical spell or ritual ceremony. rituals and events celebrating times of change on the wheel of the year. These rites and rituals more than often use specific items and tools such as candles. Free Spiritual Spells tools used in Witchcraft and VIII. . They come in all sorts of flavors. as well as specific working rituals. How to Use Herbs condition oils. III. How to Use Incense or just pretty-smelling essential V. ritual oils. are one of the largest and Crystals and Washes most varied of the ceremonial VI. aromatherapy oils. of course. colors. Spiritual Oils are associated with the hidden fifth element of Spirit and help us reach out into the unseen ether and summon from it the forces we wish to communicate with or use in our rites and rituals. and kinds and it can often seem a daunting task to know which oil to pick and how to use it in casting a spell. and. II.spiritual incense. How to Use Oils IV. How to Use Powders VII. magical herbs. oils. How to Use Bath oils. changes in our lives. Index Paganism. Introduction hand-crafted herbal oils.

furniture. rituals.000 years to the ancient Egyptians. and probably Chinese who used to burn scented flowers and herbs and enjoy aromatic bath. Ritual Oils is the general name for oils used to anoint candles. essential oils and handcrafted oils. This practice traces back more than 6. condition oils. Aromatherapy Oils are oils used in a healing art whose roots lay in antiquity. aromatherapy oils. Hoodoo Oils. ritual tools. Because these oils were developed by practitioners of the African American folk magic path.Types of Oils There are several basic kinds of oils that you might encounter in Witchcraft. even thousands. . Greeks. it refers to all anointing and dressing oils that are utilized in rites. theses include ritual oils. which is called Conjure or Hoodoo. and other such items. Romans. material. or spell-craft to address or remediate an unwanted condition or to bring about a desired condition. Condition Oils is a term found only in Hoodoo and Conjure practice. Our ancestors used oils in their rituals and ceremonies hundreds. they are also known asConjure Oils. of years ago and because many of the essential oils they used are still available to us we can continue to make our own blends and recreate traditional recipes today. money. and when use to anoint the body are often also called Anointing Oils. massage and skin care for curative and cosmetic purposes. Persians. and Lucky oils.

usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which they are obtained. which the synthetic oils do not. Handcrafted Oils and Herbal Oils are blends made up for specific ritual or magickal purposes.Essential Oils are volatile. Ritual Oils and Condition Oils may be considered to be "handcrafted herbal oils" only if they contain actual herbal ingredients and have been made by hand and . They are not made in a factory. flavorings.like the natural flowers or herbs after which they have been named. A lot of companies today offer Synthetic Oils rather than Essential Oils because Synthetic Oils can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of Essential Oils.or a little-. concentrated oils. flowers and other natural ingredients to a simple oil base and then ritually charged with intent. but are indivisually prepared with the addition ofmagical herbs. and accentuate ritual and spiritual oil blends. as these contain the magickal properties of the plant from which they are distilled. for magickal purposes it's always best to use real Essential Oils whenever possible. But. roots. Synthetic Fragrance Oils are compounds created in a laboratory that smell a lot -. and are primarily used to make perfumes.

both vegetable and mineral. used as Carrier Oils. A number of different oils have been. lodestone. Mineral Oil traditionally has been used for blending Hoodoo Condition Oils in which one or more ingredients are minerals. The Witches' Cupboard: Ritual Wiccan and Eclectic Pagan Oils . and are.    Olive Oil has an ancient history of being used as a Carrier Oil and is often seen used in oils meant to help in blessing and anointing.consecrated according to the tenets of Witchcraft tradition or Hoodoo practice. such as Lodestone Oil. then a mineral-oil carrier amplifies. unlike Olive Oil. Carrier Oils are various oils. Almond Oil. Carrier Oils help dilute and thus stretch out the volume of Essential oils used in Ritual Oils and Condition Oils. If the oil is focused upon the energies of mineral curios such as sulphur. or pyrite. rather then subdues the energies of those minerals Almond Oil became a popular Carrier oil due to its lighter scent and texture over the heavier Olive Oil. does not dominate the natural fragrance of the herbs and Essential Oils that are blended in the handcrafting process. that are used to help dilute Essential Oils that might cause severe irritation or reaction to some people if applied to the skin undiluted.

Your oils can be one of the most important tools in your ritual space. be sure that the oil is skin safe. Candles.  ABRAMELIN OIL This sacred oil comes down from an ancient Jewish formula specified by Abramelin the Mage from a medieval grimoire called “The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage”. amulets. . and it is of great benefit to those who follow the course of ritual activities. Some essential oils. can cause a severe reaction to the skin and should really be used quite sparingly. If you are using an Oil to use for this purpose. and a Blessing Oil will convey the grace of the Goddess upon yourself and your ventures. so a Power Oil will give you give you a boost up. Their properties that can be used in assistance of your magickal work. Ritual Witchcraft Oils can also be used to anoint the body. a Courage Oil will give you strength and bravery in the face of your fears and adversaries.Spiritual Oils can be used in a vast number of ways. This oil and its accompanying ritual powder are both highly esteemed by those who follow more ceremonial magickal traditions. such as cinnamon and clove. talismans and other charms may be anointed with Spiritual Oils and this is really a great way to turn simple mundane items into items of magickal power and energy as well as charge already magickally empowered ritual tools. The following is a list of Ritual Oils used by Pagans and Witches. Spiritual Oils that are applied to the body bring the wearer the energies of the oil. crystals.

  BLESSING OIL This magickal oil can be used to bless new babies. ruler of Gemini and Virgo o Venus Oil . ruler of Taurus and Libra o Terra Oil . Sunday. or wear them as personal scent to help convey the power of the deities represented by the Planets. Artemis. Wotan. ruler of Leo o Mercury Oil . ruler of Cancer o Mars Oil . Amplified with sincere prayer. co-ruler of Scorpio o Jupiter Oil . Luna. will and intent it can also be used to help purify you or your home. ruler of Sagittarius. The use then of these planets and their hours has an ancient history in Witchcraft and Paganism. Apollo.Sun. co-ruler of Pisces . Thursday. These oils help invoke the powers and characteristics of the individual planetary power.Jupiter.Terra. Friday. Earth. Monday. new ventures. Freya. Sol. Thor.Venus. Twi. They may also be combined with Zodiacal Oils when one is working an astrologically-based spell. ruler of Aries.Mars. new homes. Hermes. to relieve suffering.Moon. Zeus.Mercury. PLANETARY OILS The seven sacred planets (the five visible planets plus the Sun and Moon) relate to the days of the week and also planetary hours within days and seven sacred planets were associated with ancient Gods and Goddesses. Gaia. or bring about spiritual healing. our mother o Moon Oil . You can use these oils to anoint candles. Wednesday. o Sun Oil . and for healing.

August 21. ruled by Mercury.November 21. Hades. October 21 . Element Water. Element Air. ruled by Pluto and Mars.The Crab.The Ram. September 21 . March 21 .The Lion. You can use these oils to anoint candles.The Balance. ruled by Mercury. Saturday. co-ruler of Aquarius o Neptune Oil .June 21. Element Air. Poseidon. April 21 . o Cancer Oil .The Virgin. Kronos. Element Earth. May 21 . August 21 .Pluto. o Virgo Oil . o Gemini Oil .October 21. co-ruler of Pisces o Pluto Oil . July 21 .The Twins. Element Water. Element Fire. Saturn Oil . Element Earth. or wear them with Planetary Oils as a personal scent to help strengthen weak astrological characteristics or to help heighten strong astrological characteristics. ruled by Venus. ruled by Venus. ruled by Mars. ruler of Capricorn.April 21.Neptune. o Taurus Oil .Urania. ruled by the Sun. June 21 .Saturn. co-ruler of Aquarius o Uranus Oil .July 21.September 21. Element Fire.The Bull.The Scorpion. o Aries Oil . co-ruler of Scorpio ZODIACAL OILS relate to the various signs of the zodiac and help symbolize and invoke the kind of activities and characteristics with which the various signs of the zodiac are associated. o . o Scorpio Oil .May 21. o Leo Oil . ruled by the Moon. o Libra Oil .

CROWN OF SUCCESS OIL To help you succeed and achieve recognition in school. and also helps you gain the personal strength to break free of bad personal habits. ruled by Saturn. there is no finer magical formula than the Crown of Success family. career. and your home and spaces from the negative influences of false friends. ruled by Neptune and Jupiter.January 21. ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Element Water.The Seagoat. Pisces Oil .The Water Bearer. November 21 . . Aquarius Oil . Element Earth. Element Fire.February 21. Capricorn Oil . This traditional Oil is tried and true and helps crown you and uplift you in all endeavors that you might undertake. December 21 . January 21 .March 21. The Conjure Bag: Hoodoo Condition Oils and Anointing Oils Next we present some of the traditional herb-based blends that are used in the preparation of Hoodoo and Rootwork spells. February 21 .The Fishes. or your magical work. ruled by Jupiter.December 21. your loved ones.The Archer. negative circumstances and harmful influences.o o o o Sagittarius Oil . Element Air.   CAST OFF EVIL OIL This oil helps you rid yourself.

However in Hoodoo the black cat is a symbol of luck and strength helping in the sporting and gambling world. will. sorrow. this is an all purpose Condition Oil used for dressing candles. personal discipline. it is used to draw luck in gambling. This oil also helps one guide others and succeed with professions activities both magickal and mundane. above all that its great claim to fame is its speed. This old time. 20 A famous and very strong old Hoodoo formula. This is an oil to use when you need a magickal response in these areas in a hurry. Candle Oil. and common working folk for its ability to draw money to you through business and games of chance. and Brown Oil. BLACK CAT OIL In European and European-American traditions black cats are considered unlucky. love. No seems to known the origin of the name of this oil anymore. MONEY DRAWING OIL This is a very old. but some of the old conjure . traditional Hoodoo Oil that has been used for ages. and commerce.      HEALING OIL This is really a very fine oil to help aid in the relief of sickness. traditional Hoodoo oil is very popular with gamblers and people who play games of chance but it also is used to reverse bad luck and its vibrations work well for Witches and our general works. FAST LUCK OIL This is one of the more famous Hoodoo formulas. But. It is renowned amongst financiers. or authority. and to help mend ongoing physical and emotional problems. SPECIAL OIL NO. MASTER KEY OIL For ritual work intended to help grant or empower aptitude in a skill. gamblers. It is also known as Wick Oil. shop owners.

The Eclectic Shelf: Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils Finally. VAN VAN OIL Perhaps the quintessential Hoodoo Oil. Astral Travel. It helps clear away negativity. workers say that it may have come from a Southern rootworkers' recipe book. but not blending with other scents. Conjure workers and historians tell that at one time in history a person could not walk down a street in the Algiers district of new orleans without smelling the scent of Van Van oil. Van Van is most favored of oils for dressing amulets. . here are some Essential Oils and Fragrance oils that can be used "straight" by diluting in Carrier Oil.  JASMINE FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to Psychicism. charms and mojo bags. and related Clairvoyant works. changes bad luck to good and acts as a road opener to new opportunities and circumstances. being the Doctor's 20th and most powerful formula.

to have your love returned by the one you love.    LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to love and health work.put on altars for Samhain (it is considered to be a food for the dead). but it can also be used with great effectiveness for love and passion works. PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to money. and incenses). brews. I am about halfway through. cute an apple in half and share it with your loved one to ensure happiness in the relationship.  Herbs: Spiritual Uses      I am still in the process of adding this section. use to . LOTUS FRAGRANCE OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to workings involving spirits and love. Please check again within the next week for the posting of this information. use in love spells (use blossoms for love sachets. Apples.use under your pillow to prevent nightmares. warm an apple between your hands and give it to your intended. Anise. and used in purification baths. it is used to invoke the Moon and the Element of Water. place around the magick circle to keep out negativity. symbolic for immortality. and protection work. CALAMUS ESSENTIAL OIL This oil is best used for magickal workings relating to gaining mastery and control through natural talent and charisma. used to drive off negativity. to restore lost youth.

use basil when washing your clothes to halt family conflicts.). used to attract love (rub fresh leaves on the skin or add to a bath before a ritual involving love). Basil. use outside to protect the home. use in team form to increase physic powers. Birch. Blueberry. use apple wood to make magickal wands for love rites. Camellia.put blueberries under a doormat to warn off negativity and unwanted guests. two family members (for family members.use to keep out negativity. . write wishes on bay leaves and burn to make them come true.put under your pillow to induce prophetic dreams. Cabbage. use to attract customers to a business.use for protection and purification. burn to cuase visions. two friends. rub each on the infected area.banish illnesses (cut the apple in three pieces. use leaves in spells of wealth. use a sprig to sprinkle water in purification ceremonies.use indoors to protect from burglaries and to absorb negativity. arguments.bake a blackberry pie on Lughnasadh to symbolize the death of the God. then bury. Blackberry. Cactus. between two lovers. use to ward of negativity.use to end fights. to drive off negativity (place in rooms of a house for protection from negativity). Barley.place in water on the altar during money and prosperity spells and rituals. etc. do in the wanning of the moon). use in love divinations. Bay. etc.plant in the garden after a couple is married to ensure a happy life together. and use in rituals to protect a new home. wear at the time of an athletic match for strength.

eat to promote lust and fertility. or the wallet for attracting money. Cucumber. in a sachet.eat to promote fertility (the seeds). Chamomile (German). Celery. and self-esteem. Catnip. Cherry. cinnamon flavored teas. make into sachets or use as incense in healing.use as incense to attract money. promote success. for protection. to attract money. use in love.carry to remove obstacles from your life. Chicory. Carrot. burn celery seeds to increase psychic powers. also use to attract money. for increasing lust. etc. oil. burn for sleep and in meditation. and to purify an area. use with rose petals in love sachets. and for love.use (as an inscense. use under the pillow to induce sleep. sprinkly around the home (outsite) to remove curses and spells against you. a common use is to sprinkle a little in the purse. add to the bath to attract love. eat stalk wtih seeds to induce lust.use in tea form or incense for calming or for sleep.give to your cat to increase the bond between the two of you. use in protective spells. drive away negativity. commemoration.use to attract love.use as a handwash to attract money. use in healing spells. and happiness spells.use dried carnations in in incense for leadership. Clove. use to attract luck and good spirits (good to grow near the home or to put over the door of the home). in healing. . Chamomile (Roman). Cinnamon. beauty. wear or carry to attract lovers.eat to aid in concentration (great as a snack when studying or doing homework).Carnation.) to raise spiritual vibrations.

place sticks around the home for protection from robbers. Fig. use at weddings for good luck for the bride and groom.put over the door to keep off negativity.Cumin. Cypress. place the berries under the pillow for sleep. Daisy. put the root under your pillow to bring back a lover that was once there but is now absent. carry the berries to protect yourself from negativity.put on the altar during love spells.put inside and outside the home for protection. Flax. place in the bedroom to promote fertility. grow in the home for protection of the family. put in the wallet or purse to attract money. men should eat to help cure impotency.women should carry to increase fertility. Dandelion. put in a babies cradle for protection. give to a lover to promote fidelity.use the seeds in money spells. place a branch at the doorstep of the home to ensure that you will return home safe and happy from a trip. . add to your bath to become irresistible. Foxglove.wear to attract love. Elder (American).grow in the garden to protect it. Fern.blow to send a mental message to a loved one.burn (or use incense) to warn off negativity and for protection. Daffodil. a symbol for immortality (the wood).carry a sachet or put over the door for protection.brides should wear it to keep negativity away on their happy day. make a cypress wood wand for healing purposes (cut the branch slowly over the course of three months).carry or wear at funerals to ease your mind and heart. wear the flower by the heart for good luck. use in love spells. have a pregnant woman kiss the tree for good luck for the baby. Dill. Frankincense.

use in love spells. grown near the home for luck. use in success spells. Ginseng (American). place beneath children's pillows for protection during sleep. hand around the house at Yule for good luck.place around green candles to attract money. add dry petals to healing incense. Gardenia.carry the root to attract love. use the rose geranium in protection sachets. add to sachets for luck.purification. put in a vase in the home to attract money. Garlic. and spiritual growth. Holly. carry for luck (especially men). to draw money. use in love spells. carry the nuts for fertility. to guard one's health. . Honeysuckly. burn during meditation. Grape. scatter dried flowers around theroom for peaceful vibrations. Ginger.for protection in a garden or in a home. eat the nuts for wisdom and to increase fertility. burn to ward off negativity. and to ensure sexual potency. and white to increase fertility. put flowers on altars during healing works. protection. brides should carry for good luck and to warn off negativity on her wedding day.give a batch to a bride for her good fortune. use to ensure the success of a magickal operation.eat to increase fertility and to strengthen mental powers. and consecration. pink for love.sprinkly holly water on newborn babies to protect them. use hazel wood for all-purpose wands.put the flowers (fresh) in the rooms of the sick. use in tea form to induce lust.carry or wear for protection. place on the altar for money spells. Hazel. red geranioms are used for protection. sprinkle the powdered root on money to attract more. lightly crush fresh flowers and rub on the forehead to increase psychic powers. Geranium. carry for beauty.

smell the flowers to induce sleep. Burn to induce sleep and rest.Traditional Midsummer incense. Lavender.use in sachets to attract spiritual love. Juniper. rub the leaves on your forhead. Place a flower on your clothing to attract love. Jasmine. add to a purification bath before ritual. Liverwort. Ivy.Plant around the house to warn off negativity and to keep unwanted visitors away. grown near the home to guard against negativity or disaster. Lettuce. along with water. Rub lavender on a love letter. Lilac.women should carry for good luck.use incense for protection. Place a fresh lemon slice under a friend's chair to ensure that the friendship will last. because lavender aids in bringing about happiness and peacefulness. to purify magickal/spiritual objects. Eat to prevent seasickness. Wear a lily to break a love spell that has been cast upon you. Lily. wear or burn to attract money. Put lavender in a hat to protect the hat's wearer from headcolds. Used in love spells and sachets. Use in the form of an infusion to promote the development of psychic powers. Serve lemon pie to a spouse to promote faithfulness. Look at and/or smell to ease sadness.use for protection.put in a sachet and carry the sachet to secure your man's love.To induce sleep.Iris. Sprinkle/scatter the flowers around the home for peacefulness. Use in spells to get rid of depression. burn in a room for prophetic dreams. Wear to protect yourself from spousal abuse.Plant to drive away negativity. especially brides. then eat them. Lemon. Lemon Grass.use.Plant around the home to warn off snakes. males can carry the berries to increase potency. carry. . use to induce wisdom and faith.

One can drink orange juice. disease. Burn to banish negativity. Place a few leaves in your wallet to increase the flow of money into it. Place mistletoe in the crib or room of a small child to protect them. Use mint in spells to promote lust. Use in money and prosperity spells. Carry in the pocket for help with legal matters. and to preserve youthfulness. Put under the pillow for a restful sleep and pleasant dreams. to make dreams come true. Women can carry or wear the herb to aid in conception.Rub the fresh leaves on the forhead to help cure headaches. Chew to cure the hic-ups or a cough. Kiss a loved one under the mistletoe to ensure that you'll stay in love.Place marigolds around the door to stop negativity from coming in. Maple. instead of wine. etc. Carry or wear for goodluck when hunting.Use the leaves in love and money spells and rituals. misfortune. during ritual.To ensure that your loved one remains faithful. Wear on the wrist to ensure that you will not get ill. Place the lowers under a bed for protection while sleeping. Orange. place a magnolia near or underneath the bed.can be used to make wands Oak. Mulberry. Marigold.Magnolia.Sacred to the Druids. Use for protection against lightening. fires. carry an acorn to increase fertility and to increase sexual potency. Keep around the home for protection. and to enduce prophetic dreams.Add the blossoms to a bath to make yourself more attractive. Add the flowers to a bath to gain the repect and admiration of those you meet. Also. Mint. Carry the acorn to drive away illnesses and pains.Make a fire of oak wood in the home fireplace when a person inside is sick. Mistletoe. A symbol of immortality. Use the branches of the maple tree for magickal wands. .

Carry the root to draw money. Parsley. Wash your hands in a Rosemary infusion before a healing work. Rowan. Placed in a bath it purifies. Burn the pine needles during the winter to purify the house. Peppermint. and popularity. Drink a tea of rosebuds before bed to have prophetic dreams.Smouler to rid a place of negativity. Take the powdered leaves in a cloth and attach to the right arm to rid yourself of depression. Rice.throw at weddings to increase the couples fertility. Pansy. Put under the bed to protect the sleeper from harm. Rose. financial security.(do not take in internally) carry Rowan wood to increase psychic . Pine. Roses planted in the garden will attract fairies. Carry rosemary (in a sachet) to remain healthy.hang the branches on the door and/or window for protection of the home. Pregnant women should carry to alliviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth. Place a rose or rose petals on the altar during love magick. Peach. Place beneath the pillow to have a good sleep without nightmares. Place in healing poppets.Use in anything to do with love.Orchid.see mint. Throw rice in the air to cause rain. To get knowledge or to find the answer to a question. Burn the leaves. Raspberry. burn rosemary on charcoal and smell the smoke.Wear or carry to attract love.Eat to promote lust and fertility. Scatter around the house to warn off negativity.carry the cones to promote fertility. in the room of the sick to promote healing. especially right before a magickal act is performed. Rosemary. Wet a cloth with rosewater and put to the temples to relieve a headache.Eat to induce love and to gain wisdom. along with juniper berries.

Put in your wallet or purse to attract money or burn it for the same purpose. bury it (the leaf). . To make a wish come true.Add to love sachets or sachets used to raise lustful feelings. hang above the door. Use in healing spells. John's Wort. Sassafras. Take a sprig of fresh rue and use it to distrubute (by sprinkling) salt water around the home to clear it of negativity. Plant a Rowan tree near the home for protection. carry to promote wisdom. Make an infusion with it to wash the hads before a healing ritual. Use the branches to make magickal wands. Add to healing incenses and poppets. Carry Rowan on a ship to prevent the ship being caught in a storm. success.Wear to get rid of fevers and colds and to attract love. Put in the house to protect it from lightening. Drink the infusion to see the future. Sage. Gather on Midsummer or on a Friday and wear to cure sadness and to keep away mental illness. Use in divination (add the leaves and berries to incenses). Rue. add the berries to sachets and/or mixtures used for power. If you don't. since it aids in recuperation. Also.powers. Sniff fresh rue to clear the head in matters of love and to improve mental processes. If you dream of what you wished for that wish will become true. Mix fresh rue juice and morning dew and sprinkle around the magick circle for protection during magickal acts. and luck. Saffron.place rue leaves on the forehead to get rid of headaches. Add to a bath to break curses that may have been cast against you. For protection. Use the leaves in healing and money spells. St. Add to healing sachets and use in healing spells.Use to ensure a long life (eat the plant daily or atleast in May). Wear around the neck to help one recuperate from an illness and to ward off health problems that may lie in the future. Plant on a grave to keep the deceased from haunting the place. Bad luck to plant it in your own garden and a full bed of it brings bad luck. write it on a sage leaf and place beneath your pillow and sleep on it for three nights. Add the berries to healing and health sachets and mixtures. Place it under the pillow of an unmarried woman so that she will dream of her future husband.

Gather at Midsummer. Use to provoke lust. to make enemies frieds. carry a sachet of strawberry leaves. Use in love and protection spells. Place in the home for protection from lightening and storms. Chew a piece and think of your loved one. Burn to induce lust. To ease pregnancy pains.Use in love sachets. To find the truth in a matter. Strawberries. Carry for everlasting youth. Place in a baby's cradle so that the child will grow up a happy child and love learning. Bury in the garden or place around the home to have wealth flow in and have the plants thrive. .Spearmint. Grow in your garden for luck (for the one that planted it). Spread the juice of the vervain on the body to see the future. Dry and scatter around the home to bring in peace. Put beneath the pillow while you sleep to have a restful sleep without nightmares. Wear to calm the emotions. Put inside a pillow or mattress for protection during sleep. Carry a vanilla bean to get back lost energy and to improve the mind. Wear it to see the fairies. hand around the neck. Wear to aid in developing psychic powers or (for women) wear in your hair to make yourself irresistible.Use in love magick. Use to purify. Sugar Cane. Put in the bed. Sunflower. or make into an infusion and druink before sleep to have no dreams haunt you. have wishes fulfilled.Burn or wear for good health.Carry the leaves for luck and eat the berries as love food. Thyme. Take the juice of the vervain and rub on the body to cure it of disease and guard it against future health problems. Smell to sharpen/increase mental powers.Women who want to conceive should eat the seeds. Use in money and prosperity spells. Carry for a personal amulet. Vervain. and to attract lovers. Carry and/or smell for courage and energy. A healing herb. Wear vervain in front of somebody that has taken something from you and it will be returned to you. place a sunflower under the bed while you sleep. Use in healing spells. Vanilla.Use in healing practices.

Exorcism. burn for purification. Use for spirituality. Money and Business. luck and protection rites. Healing. consecration.Violet. It is said to accelerate spiritual growth. Psychic Awareness. exorcism. peace. strength. Lavender in the home brings peace. brings inner . 3) Lavender: Magical Uses: Lavender is strewn into bonfires at Midsummer as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. burned in incense to sanctify an area.Mix with lavender to stimulate love and lust. protect. Hand from a car's rear-view mirror to protect the vehicle from accidents on bad roads. peony or cinnamon. The scent is also used to attract business when combined with basil. Creative Work. Put under the bed to attract a love one.Carry or use in mixtures to attract love. Happiness. joy and healing. Harmony. spirituality. Anointing. to produce sleep by anointing your forehead and pillow. its scent is said to attract men. Use the leaves. energy. purification. exorcism. meditation. and protection. frankincense is burned in rites of exorcism. to purify by adding to baths and to promote chastity and peace. Willow. An ingredient of love spells.. Rosemary may be used as a substitute. 18 HERBS FOR MAGICAL PURPOSES 1) Benzoin Gum: Magical Uses: An herb of purification. or wood during healing spells. wear it to calm tempers and induce sleep. Frees from emotional stress. for prosperity. love. visions. 2) Frankincense: Magical Uses: Sacred to the Sun God Ra. Use to attract love. Wormwood. Use in healing spells. Burn to purify. Wintergreen. Put the leaves in a green sachet to help wounds heal. Magickal brooms are traditionally bound with a willow branch.Place underneath a child's pillow to protect them and to grant them good fortune throughout their lives. blessing. for astral projection or to increase mental powers. Peace.Burn in incenses or wear to aid in developing psychic powers. Use the wood for magickal wands that will be used in moon magick. It awakens the conscious mind as well. purification. Love. power and courage. Burn at Litha as an offering. Attracts elves. Use to purify ritual spaces and invoke a spiritual frame of mind. (Resin) burn for protection. bark. healing.

Love. protection." Rosemary when burned. the powder is added to sachets. Burn for protection. Improve memory. sprinkled on sheets. it is seldom burned alone. It is generally used as a substitute for Frankincense. lifts the vibrations aids contemplation and meditation and creates peace. Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets. sachets. 6) Orris Root Powder: Magical Uses: The Orris root has long been used to find and hold love. sexual appeal. healing. Use in charms. 5) Oak Moss: Magical Uses: Use to attract money and can be used in some traditions for constructing poppet's. gives increased awareness. and so is smoldered to rid a place of negativity. myrrh purifies the area. It is also used in healing mixtures. Guards against evil. exorcism. brings stability and permanence. However. talismans. When mixed . Rosemary may be substituted for any other herb. It is one of the oldest incenses. amulets. 4) Myrrh Gum: Magical Uses: Myrrh is a Goddess plant of the Moon's sphere. purification. Health. youth. charms. good for headaches. Use for: Divination. to bring love and to increase intellectual powers. sleep. clothing and the body as well as around the house. Healing. in any spell or mixture. and magical tools. Protection. sacred to Isis. Orris root powder is sometimes known as "Love Drawing Powder". Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added. intellectual. 7) Peppermint: Magical Uses: This familiar scent is excellent when used for purification. power. brings peace. Burn as Incense for: Exorcism. and the leaves mixed with juniper berries are burned in sickrooms to promote healing. incenses and baths. Though slow-growing the results are worth the wait. 9) Sandalwood . purify and bless objects such as amulets. assists in understanding personal sorrow. Psychic Awareness. healing and exorcism spells. 8) Rosemary: Magical Uses: "Any home where rosemary thrives is a home where the mistress rules. Smelled. healing. especially prior to performing magic. emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations. Burned as incense. purification. Sandalwood powder is burned during protection. to cause sleep. It also aids meditation and contemplation. Psychic Awareness.Red: Magical Uses: Lower grades of Sandalwood (light colored with little scent) are not recommended to use in magic. Purification. Rosemary infusion is used to wash the hands before healing work. Lust.calm and peace. it compels one towards sleep and placed beneath the pillow it sometimes offers one glimpses of the future in dreams. to restore or maintain youth. Rub against furniture and walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Money and Riches. love. usually in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. and its smoke is used to consecrate. The whole Orris root is carried. Changes.

Astral Projection. Smolder to promote healing and spirituality. May be dissolved in the bath for strong purification. Carry to promote wisdom. Roses planted in the garden attracts . Wards Negativity. Place some in a red cloth bag and pin it under your clothes. Sandalwood is used as an incense base for: Protection. 10) Sea Salt: Magical Uses: Salt is used for purification and protection. Tradition holds that those who eat sage become immortal in both wisdom and years. protection. Changes. and lifts the spirits above the mundane cars of life. Use in spells for: Protection. Keep a piece under the bed to cure impotency. In many rituals. Sage is used in wish manifestations and to attract money. thus attracting or eliciting the highest spiritual vibrations from within ourselves and the cosmos. and is used to represent the element of Earth on an altar. Wisdom. Spirituality. Energy. Purification. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn. removes negative energy. Money and Riches. healing. Exorcise. and can be found in most supermarkets. and sexual potency. They will resonate with aspects of ourselves or with Devic/Angelic beings of the highest order. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Healing. Cleansing. exorcism. Rose is the accepted love scent. Wishes. A pinch of Dragon's blood added to other incenses increases their potency and power. Burn it to consecrate a ritual space. The scents of frankincense and sandalwood have some of the highest vibrations inherent in any plant. Health. calms the mind. Full Moon Esbats. Widely used in love. Rose hips worn as beads attract love. Most often Sea Salt is preferred. Rose is another herb held to have that frequency. Strength. Powdered sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity. A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. Definitely a must have for any witch! 11) White Sage: Magical Uses: Sage absorbs negativity and misfortune. Use for Courage. Spirit Offering. It drives away disturbances and tensions. Use it in the ritual bath and chalice. Substitute for: DRAGON'S BLOOD-Equal parts Frankincense and Red Sandalwood 13) Red Rose Buds: Magical Uses: The Rose is a Goddess herb belonging to Venus and the Water element. This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is mixed with Frankincense and burned at séances and Full Moon rituals. 12) Dragon’s Blood: Magical Uses: Burn for love. protection and purification spells. Reincarnation. Spirituality. protection.with lavender it makes incense designed to conjure spirits. Rose petal and hips are used in healing spells and mixtures. Magical Power. Rose buds are added to bath water to conjure a lover. Determination. Powerful clearing and cleansing. salt is mixed into a chalice of water and sprinkled around the circle to seal it. clearing. Carry it as an herb of protection. aids in seeing past lives. Carried for good luck. Stimulates clairvoyance.

18) Corn Silk: Magical Uses: Divination. Love. the flower nods in the direction of hidden or lost objects. Unconditional love. 15) Coriander Seed: Magical Uses: Coriander oil works well in love and healing mixtures. Used in divinatory and clairvoyance incenses. Burned with incenses on Samhain to aid evocation. Luck and Protection . 14) Star Anise: Magical Uses: The powdered bark is used as incense. 17) Goldenrod: Magical Uses: Money. unexpected good fortune will soon rain upon the family living there. especially easing headaches and are worn for this purpose. peace. Psychic Awareness. Balance.fairies. The tree is often grown near Buddhist temples where it is revered. 16) Sweet Annie (Wormwood): Magical Uses: The scent of wormwood is said to increase psychic powers. Clairvoyance. When held in the hand. Hung from a rear-view mirror. Incenses for longevity and love spells. Protection. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. or where buried treasure lies. Burn as incense for : Healing. Creativity. Sometimes star anise is placed on the altar to give it power. one is placed to each of the four directions. wormwood protects vehicles from accidents on treacherous roads. Divination. wear a piece of goldenrod. He or she will appear on the morrow. The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers. Put some in the chalice for a handfasting ritual. tranquility. Psychic Awareness. Health. To see your future love. Especially good when combined with Mugwort. Also used in love sachets and charms. Love. Evocation. Strengthens incenses for exorcism and protection. Goldenrod is also used in money spells. Divination. scrying and prophecy. Luck. The seeds are used for healing. and the seeds make excellent pendulums. It is also carried as a general luck-bringer. and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Wormwood is burned to gain protection from wandering spirits. divination. Use in spells for: Binding. Enables the dead to be released from this plane so they may find peace. harmony. The tree is planted around temples and on graves as an herb of consecration and protection. initiation rites and tests of courage. Anointing. Clairvoyance. If Goldenrod springs up suddenly near the house door.