A List of herbs and their uses and other names they are often known by …
Some herbs are poisonous, do not consume and use with caution. Always check in a Herball or other trusted herb book before consuming any herbs, barks, flowers or roots.
Acacia - Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools. Use in incense to promote a meditative state. Also Called: Gum Arabic, Arabic Gum
Aconite - Use aconite as a magical wash for ritual tools & space. Wear as an amulet for protection from vampires and werewolves. Also Called: Wolfsbane, Monkshood
Acorn - Good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power. A dried acorn is an excellent natural amulet for keeping a youthful appearance.
Adam & Eve Root - Principally used by lovers; one lover carries the Eve Root & the other lover carries the Adam Root. This keeps your lover true to you & discourages rivals. Carry both roots in a small bag at all times for attraction, to bring a love to you, or for a marriage proposal.
African Violet - Spirituality, protection, and healing. Wear in an amulet for protection. Keep in the home to increase spirituality. Frequently burned as incense during the spring Equinox Sabbat.
Agrimony - Overcoming fear & inner blockages; dispelling negative emotions. Also used for reversing spells. Sew into a dream pillow with Mugwort for best results. Use as a wash or oil to increase the effectiveness of all forms of healing rituals. Wards off evil entities and poison.
Alder - Associated with divination, music, poetry, wind magic, weather magic, teaching, and decision making. Also used in rituals of death & dying to provide protection for the deceased.
Alfalfa - Money, prosperity, anti-hunger. Put a small jar in the cupboard or pantry to ward off poverty and hunger. Burn in a cauldron and use the ashes in amulets for protection from hunger and poverty. Also Called: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic
Allspice - Compassion, luck and healing. Provides added determination and energy to spells. Use as an herbal bath tea for healing.
Aloe - Protection and luck. Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy. Thought to relieve loneliness and assist with success. Hang in the home to attract luck and protection for those who live there. Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents. Burn on the night of a full moon to bring a new lover by the new moon.
Alyssum - Protection and moderating anger, protection.
Amber - Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attacks. Mental clarity & focus. Transforming negative energy to positive energy.
Anemone - Healing and Protection
Angelica - Very powerful protection herb - protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy; creates a barrier against negative energy. Use in healing & exorcism incenses; scatter for purification, protection, and uncrossing. Add to incense to promote healing or to the bath to remove curses, hexes, or spells. Also thought to promote temperance. Sprinkle ground herb in the shoes to prevent tiredness and weakness. Sprinkle around the outside perimeter of the home for protection and exorcism. Burn to bring a lost love back to you. Also Called: Masterwort, Archangel, Angelica Root
Anise - Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams. Use to invoke Mercury and Apollo. Great for aromatherapy. Use in purification baths with bay leaves. Use in protection and meditation incenses.
Apple - Love, Garden Magic, Immortality, Friendship, Healing. Place seven apple seeds in a bag with Orris Root to attract sexual love. Use in rituals to give honor to gods and goddesses of fertility. Considered the food of the dead, which is why Samhain is called the 'Feast of Apples'. Symbolizes the soul and is burned at Samhain in honor of those who will be reborn in the spring. When doing a house blessing, cut an apple in half -- eat half and put the other half outside of the home as an offering.
Arrow Root - Purification and healing; can be used as a substitute for graveyard dust.
Ash - Sea spells/magic/rituals, image magic, invincibility, protection from drowning, general protection, and luck. Burning an ash log at Yule brings prosperity. The leaf of this plant is used for travel safety. Place one tablespoon of ash leaves in a bowl of water in the bedroom overnight, then toss out in the morning -- doing this daily is said to prevent illness.
Aster - Love. Also Called: Michaelmas Daisy, Starwort
Azalea - Happiness, gaiety and light spirits, first love.
Barberry - Cleansing, sorcery, atonement, freeing oneself from the power or control of another. Also Called: Witches Sweets
Barley - Love, healing, and protection. Harvests. Scatter on the ground to keep evil at bay. Tie barley straw around a rock and throw into a river or lake while visualizing any pain you have to make the pain go away.
Basil - Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Associated with Candlemas. Carry to move forward in a positive manner despite perilous danger. Strewn on floors to provide protection from evil. Sprinkle an infusion of basil outside of the building where you hope to be employed for luck in a job interview (be careful not to be seen!) or in your business to attract money and success. Wear or carry to aid in attracting money and prosperity. Also Called: St. Joseph's Wort, Witches' Herb
Bay Leaf - Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and then burn the leaves to make the wishes come true. Place under the pillow (or use in dream pillow) to induce prophetic dreams. Place in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf to protect yourself against black magic.
Bayberry - Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief. Burn a white candle sprinkled with bayberry bark for good fortune and money. Also Called: Myrtle.
Beech -Wishes, happiness and divination. Improves literacy skills. Place a leaf of beech between covers of Book of Shadows to increase inspiration.
Belladonna - Healing & forgetting past loves. Provides protection when placed in a secret place in the home. Place on a ritual altar to honor the deities and add energy to rituals. Also Called: Banewort, Deadly Nightshade, Death's Herb, Devil's Cherries.
Benzoin - Purification, prosperity, soothing tension, dispelling anger, diminishing irritability, relieving stress & anxiety, and overcoming depression. Promotes generosity and concentration. Good to burn while using the Tarot or for success in intellectual matters. Smoulder for purification. An incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil is said to attract customers to your place of business. Also Called: Snowbells, Storax, Benjamen
Bergamot - Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep. Carry in a sachet while gambling to draw luck and money. Very powerful for attracting success. Burn at any ritual to increase its power. Also Called: Orange Mint
Bilberry Bark - Used for protection. Also Called: Whortleberry,
Birch - Protection, exorcism and purification. A birch planted close to the home is said to protect against lightning, infertility, and the evil eye.
Black Cohosh - Love, courage, protection and potency. Use in love sachets or in the bath to prevent impotence. Carry in pocket or amulet for courage and/or strength. Sprinkle around a room to drive away evil. Add an infusion of the herb to bath water to ensure a long and happy life. Burn as a love incense. Put in purple flannel bag for protection for accidents and sudden death and to keep others from doing you wrong.
Black Pepper - Banishing negativity, exorcism, and protection from evil or bad people. Offers inner strength too.
Bladderwrack - Protection, sea spells, wind spells, money, psychic powers, and attracting customers. Wear in a charm for protection during travel, especially when traveling by water. Also Called: Kelp, Seawrack,
Blessed Thistle - Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking. Carry for strength and protection. Place a bowl of blessed thistle in a room to renew the vitality and strengthen the spirit of its occupants. Men who carry thistle become better lovers. Also Called: Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict Thistle,
Bluebell - Luck, truth and friendship. Incorporate into rituals of death & dying to comfort those left behind and ease their sorrow.
Blueberry - Protection. Though not recommended, blueberry is said to cause confusion & strife when tossed in the doorway or path of an enemy.
Borage - Courage and psychic powers. Float the flowers in a ritual bath to raise one's spirits. Carry or burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character. Sprinkle an infusion of Borage around the house to ward off evil.
Buckthorn - Sorceries, elf magic, and driving away enchantments. Used as a luck generator in legal matters and for winning in court. Place the branches of a Buckthorn near doors or windows to drive away evil and bad vibrations. To make a wish, stand in an open area facing east and concentrate on your wish; turn to your left until you are facing east again, continually sprinkling buckthorn bark powder (or an infusion made with buckthorn bark) as you turn.
Burdock - Used for cleansing magic when feeling highly negative about oneself or others. Use in protection incenses and spells. Rinse with a decoction of burdock to remove negative feelings about yourself or others. Also Called: Love Leaves, Personata, Beggar's Buttons
Calendula Flowers - Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Place garlands of calendula at doors to prevent evil from entering. Scatter under the bed for protection and to make dreams come true. Carry to help justice favor you in court. Touch the flowers with bare feet to better understand birds. Also Called: Marigold, Summer's Bride,
Camphor - Prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, and divination; Adds strength to any mixture; used for purification and to make you more persuasive to others. Use to anoint the third eye chakra and balance it. Add to water when scrying.
Caraway - Health, protection, calming, mental powers, memory, and anti-theft. Use in herbal sachets for improving the memory. Ideal for use in meditation by bathing in it or drinking in herbal tea before relaxing.
Cardamom - Lust, love, and fidelity. Use in handfasting rituals and for balancing and clearing the solar plexus chakra. Can also be used when you need a little extra persuasive power.
Carnation - Protection, strength, healing, enhancing magical powers, and achieving balance. Burn to enhance creativity. Use in bath spells.
Carob - Health and protection
Catnip - Sacred to Bast; should be used in any ritual involving cats or cat deities. Use with rose petals in love sachets. Use in sachets and spells designed to enhance beauty or happiness. Provides protection while sleeping. Mix with Dragon's Blood to rid oneself of a behavioral problem or bad habit. Burn dried leaves for love magic. Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck. Also Called: Catmint, Nip, Nepeta,
Cayenne - Dealing with separations or divorce; Cleansing & purification; Repels negativity; Speeds up the effect of any mixture to which it is added.
Cedar - Luck, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Carry a small piece of cedar in your purse or near other money to attract wealth. Hang in the home to protect against lightning. Use in exorcism rituals and to bring harmony at Mabon.
Cedar Berries - Uses include anti-theft and repelling snakes. Also Called: Juniper Berries
Celandine - Cures depression, brings victory and joy, assists in legal matters. Serves as a protective ward when worn. Carry to increase self-confidence when facing adversaries. Use in ritual work when you feel trapped in undue negativity.
Celery Seed - Mental and psychic powers, concentration. Burn with orris root to increase psychic powers. Use in sleep pillow to induce sleep. Chew celery seed to aid in concentration.
Chamomile - Love, healing, money drawing, protection and purification and reducing stress. Sprinkle an infusion of chamomile around the house to remove hexes, curses and spells. Burn as incense for de-stressing, meditation, and restful sleep. Bath in an infusion of chamomile for luck before gambling or playing cards, also to attract long lasting love. Keep in your pocket if dealing with the courts or justice system.
Cherry Bark - Lust, direction, frugality, favors, invisibility, and magical potency. Burn as an incense while performing divination to enhance the results, or while performing love spells to find a partner. Use to revitalize the Magical energy needed to finish an old project.
Chervil - Brings a sense of the higher self, placing you in touch with your divine, immortal spirit. Helps in making contact with a deceased loved one. Also Called: French Parsley, British Myrrh.
Chickweed - Fertility and love. Carry or use to attract a lover or maintain your current relationship. Useful for lunar and animal magic, especially the healing of birds.
Chicory - Frigidity, removing obstacles, and invisibility. Promotes a positive outlook and improves sense of humor. Place fresh flowers on the altar or burn as an incense. Anoint your body with chicory juice or an infusion of chicory to obtain favors from others.
Chili - Fidelity, love, and hex breaking. Scatter powder around the house to break hexes and spells against you. Use in love charms & spells.
Cinnamon - Spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, and prosperity. Burn as an incense or use in a sachet to raise spiritual and protective vibrations, draw money, and stimulate psychic powers. A popular herb for use in charms to draw money & prosperity. Use to help support meditation and astral travel. Also Called: Sweet Wood
Cinquefoil - An all-purpose magical herb. The five points of the leaf represent love, money, health, power, and wisdom. Stimulates memory, eloquence, and self confidence. Carry, burn, or wear to possess these traits. Used for business & house blessing. Use in spells to bring protection to a friend or loved one taking a journey. Burn as an incense during divination to bring dreams of one's intended mate. Frequently associated with ritual work involving romance. Wash hands and forehead with an infusion of this herb nine times to wash away hexes and evil spells against you. Fill an empty egg shell and keep it in the home for powerful protection from evil forces. Wrap in red flannel and hang over the bed to ward off dark spirits of the night.
Clover - Fidelity, protection, money, love, and success. Strong association with the Earth, useful in consecrating both pentacles and ritual tools made of copper. Carry as an amulet or use in sachets for luck, attracting money, fidelity, maintaining mental acuity, and/or protection. When grown outside, is thought to keep snakes away from property. Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass
Clover, Red - Put in baths to aid in financial arrangements. Also used in potions for lust. Used in sachets or incense for money, love, fidelity, success and luck. Protects and blesses domestic animals. Used in consecration of ritual tools made of copper. Also Called: Shamrock
Clove - Use to protect, banish negative forces, and divination. Burn to stop gossip as well as to purify & raise the spiritual vibrations of an area. Wear for protection and mental clarity, ideal for exams and tests when others may be bringing the energy down in the room. Burn to attract riches and stop hostile forces. Use for cleansing, especially your own aura.
Coltsfoot - Wealth, prosperity, and love. Use in love sachets. Sacred to Brighid. Use in spells for peace and tranquility. Also Called: Ass’s Foot, Horsehoof
Columbine - Love and courage. Grow in the garden to attract fairies. Use in spells and charms to increase courage in stressful situations.
Comfrey - Magical uses include money, safety during travel, and any Saturnian purpose. Use for workings involving stability, endurance, and matters relating to real estate or property. Put some in your luggage to help prevent loss or theft. Wear for travel safety and protection. Use the root in money spells and incenses. Also called Slippery Root
Copal Resin - Love, purification. Add to love and purification incenses. Use a piece of copal to represent the heart in poppets.
Coriander - Love, health, immortality, and protection. Tie fresh coriander with a ribbon and hang in the home to bring peace & protection. Add to love charms and spells to bring romance or use in ritual work to ease the pain of a broken love affair. Promotes peace among those who are unable to get along. Throw the seeds in lieu of rice during Handfastings and other rituals of union. Use the seeds in love sachets and spells. Add powdered seeds to wine for an effective lust potion. Wear or carry the seeds to ward off disease and migraines.
Cornflower - Sprinkle over the area where you and your mate argue the most to alleviate discord and strife. A patron herb of herbalists. Use the blue petals to make homemade ink for a Book of Shadows. Use in rituals to give honor to the Mother of all nature. Also Called: Bachelor Button, Blue Cap
Cowslip - Treasure finding, youth, concentration, focus, and house & business blessing. Use in ritual work involving Goddesses associated with love. Carry to increase attractiveness and increase romantic appeal, providing the energy to attract a partner. Also Called: False Primrose, Fairy Cup, Key of Heaven
Crocus - Love, visions, strengthens the heart, excites romantic tendencies
Crowfoot - Love. Use in rituals & ceremonies associated with marriage and Handfasting, engagements, and rituals involving commitments and sacred binding vows. Also Called: Buttercup, Gold Cup,
Culvers Root - Purification. Also Called: Black Root, Culver's Physic, Physic Root
Cumin - Fidelity, protection, and exorcism. The seed is said to prevent the theft of any object which contains it. Burn for protection and carry to stop or prevent bad luck. Put in a bucket of salt water to wash the floor to drive out evil. Use in love spells to promote fidelity. Steep in wine to make love potions.
Cyclamen - Fertility, happiness, lust, and protection. Reinforces romance between consensual partners and increases potential of a relationship carrying into the next incarnation.
Cypress - Associated with death and mourning; stimulates healing and helps overcome the pain of loss. Calmness and tranquility. Hang in the home for protection. Burn crushed cypress wood for aid in understanding grief and death or to aid in divination. Wear or carry at funerals to ease the mind and minimize grief. Useful at any time of crisis. Also Called: Tree of Death
Daffodil - Love, luck, and fertility. Used to keep negative energy away from the home or altar. Place fresh daffodils in the home to increase fertility. Wear near the heart to bring good luck. Use with caution
Daisy - Love, luck, and innocence. Associated with babies and newborn infants. Incorporate into baby blessings & Wiccanings or to bring protective Magik into a baby's sleeping area. Wear or carry to draw love.
Damiana - Lust, sex magic and attracting love. Useful for any love or sex spells. Used by solitary practitioners to open the chakras and increase psychic abilities. It is said that this herb should be stored in a container with a quartz crystal. Highly useful in tantra magic, astral travel, deep meditation, and spirit quests. Note: Internal use of this herb can be toxic to the liver.
Dandelion Leaf - Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true.
Dandelion Root - Magical uses include divination, wishes and calling spirits. Use in dream pillows & sachets for sleep protection. Bury on northwest side of house to draw good luck.
Dill - Money, protection, luck and lust. Used in love & protection charms. Effective at keeping away dark forces, useful for house blessing. Keeps the mind cognizant of the line between superstition and the realities of magic. Use dill seeds in money spells. The scent of dill is said to stimulate lust. Add grains of dill seed to a bath before going on a date to make yourself irresistible.
Dock - Fertility, healing, money.
Dragon's Blood - Protection, energy, and purification. Burn as an incense to increase the potency of a spell. Has strong banishing powers against negative influences and bad habits. A pinch under the mattress is believed to prevent impotence. Used as a form of magical ink. Carry or sprinkle around the home or place of business to drive away negativity. Carry or wear for good luck.
Echinacea - Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes. Useful for money drawing magic. Dried flowers can be burned as incense. Use on the altar as a offering to the spirits. Also Called: Coneflower, Rudbeckia
Elder - Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessing and business blessing. Elder flowers are useful in dream pillows. Wear to provide protection against evil, negativity, attackers, and the temptation to commit adultery. Used in rites of death & dying to protect the loved one during transport to the Otherworld. Note: Elder leaves, bark, roots, and raw berries are poisonous. Use with caution.
Elm - Love, protection from lightning. Strong correspondence with the Elven world. To stop slander, bury elm bark in a box with a piece of paper containing the name of the person who is speaking adversely about you.
Eucalyptus - Attracts healing vibrations, great for protection and healing sachets. Use to purify any space. Use dried leaves to stuff healing poppets, pillows, or sachets. Arrange a ring of dried leaves around a blue candle and burn the candle for healing vibrations. Carry in a sachet or amulet to help reconcile difficulties in a relationship, for protection, and/or to maintain health.
Evening Primrose - Magical uses include love and attracting faeries. Use in ritual baths to increase inner beauty & desirability.
Eyebright - Carry this herb to increase psychic ability, improve memory, encourage rationality and increase positive outlook. Carry to bring a humorous and bright outlook when life seems dark and negative. Also Called: Euphrasia
Fennel Seed - Imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses, possession and negative problems. Use in spells for protection, healing, and purification. Provides help and strength when facing danger or dire times. Fennel is thought to increase the length of one's incarnation. Helps align the chakra.
Fern - Mental clarity, cleansing, purification, and dispelling negativity. Keep in room where studying is done to help concentration. Burn a sprig of fern before an exam. Use in sachets and amulets for powerful auric protection.
Feverfew - Protection against accidents when travelling and give physical protection. Helps to ward off colds and flu like symptoms. Keep flowers in your suitcase or car when traveling. Carry on you for inner strength.
Flax Seed - Used for money spells and healing rituals. Mix seeds with red pepper and keep in a box in the home to protect it. Put in a sachet to protect against hostile magic. Place some in shoe or in pocket, wallet, purse, or altar jar with a few coins to ward off poverty. Sprinkle an infusion made with flax seed around the area before divination to get a more accurate reading of someone's future. Burn for divinatory powers. Also Called: Linseed
Foxglove - Protection of home & garden, vision, and immortality. Used to commune with those of the Underworld. Also Called: Fairy Caps, Witch's Bells, Witches Glove
Frankincense Resin - Relating to the sun, it makes a perfect addition to sun incenses. Successful ventures, cleansing, purification. Burn for protective work, blessings, consecration, and meditation, raising spiritual vibrations and balancing and aligning the heart chakra. Used as an offering at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule. Enhances the power of topaz. Use in rituals and magic associated with self-will and self-control.
Fumitory - Associated with the underworld. Excellent for use at Samhain. Infusion is useful as a wash for consecrating ritual tools. Use in purification rituals when moving into a new home or office. Make an infusion, then sprinkle the infusion around the house and rub on the bottom of shoes to bring quick financial gain.
Galangal Root - Magical uses include winning in court, doubling money, hex breaking and sex magic. Burn as incense to remove evil spells and break curses. Carry for protection, to improve psychic abilities and to bring good health. Carry to court to make the judge or jury feel favorably inclined toward you. Wrap money around the root and it will multiply threefold. Burn vigilantly for 14 days before a court case, saving the ashes and bringing them to court in a green flannel bag for luck. Also Called: Lo John, Low John the Conqueror and Little John.
Gardenia - Promoting peace/repelling strife, protection from outside influences. Carry or wear to attract love or friendship. Burn with other healing herbs to bring peace and comfort to one who is ailing. Use dried flowers in healing incenses and mixtures. Scatter around a room to bring peaceful vibrations.
Garlic - Magical uses include healing, protection, exorcism and purification. Use to promote your inner strength. This herb is also used to invoke Hecate. Guards against negative magic, spirits, and the envy of others. Hang in the home to bring togetherness to the family or keep your willpower strong.
Gentian - Add an infusion to the bath for power and strength.
Geranium - Use to release negativity from your life. and for cleansing and anointing candles for magic. It helps to over come negative thoughts & attitudes, supports you to lift your spirits, while promoting protection & happiness.
Ginger - Draws adventure and new experiences. Promotes sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, and success. Adds to the strength and speed of any mixture of which it is a part. Place in amulet, mojo, or medicine bag to promote good health & protection. Use in herbal mixtures for the consecration of athames to strengthen and energize the ritual blade. A ginger root in the form of a human is a very powerful magical token.
Ginkgo Biloba - Aphrodisiac, associated with fertility. Carry or use in amulets and charms as a healing herb. Useful in ritual healing. The dried nuts represent male fertility. Useful in all creative work. Immerse in water, then remove and keep in the bedroom to gain grace, love, and beauty.
Ginseng - Magical uses include love, beauty, protection, healing and lust. Carry to draw love, health, money, and sexual potency. Carve a wish into a whole root and throw it into water to make the wish come true.
Hawthorn - Magical uses include chastity, fertility, fairy magic, fishing magic, and rebirth. Also used for success in matters related to career, work, and employment. Place around the bedroom or carry to enforce or maintain chastity or celibacy. Sacred to the fairy. Used to decorate maypoles. Used in weddings and handfastings to increase fertility. Wear while fishing to ensure a good catch. Wear or carry to promote happiness and protect against lightning. Keep in a house to repel ghosts and evil spirits. An infusion of the herb used to wash floors will remove negative vibrations. Also Called: Haw, May Bush
Heal All - Uses includes all purpose healing and successful gambling.
Heather - Protection, luck, and immortality. Dip in water and sprinkle it around in a circle to bring rain. Carry in sachets or charms to protect against rape and other violent crimes. Hang or use in home decorations to promote peace. Burn with fern to bring rain.
Heliotrope - Cheerfulness, gaiety, prosperity, and protection. Use in rituals of Drawing Down the Sun or in magical workings requiring strengthening of the solar aspects of the self. Place under the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is said that if you sleep with fresh heliotrope under your pillow, you will dream of the person that has stolen from your home.
Hemlock - Use to paralyze a situation. (Highly dangerous)
Henbane - Dried leaves are used in the consecration of ceremonial vessels. Used in love sachets and charms to gain the love of the person desired. Thrown into water to bring rain.
Hibiscus - Attracting love and lust, divination, and dreams. Carry in a sachet or burn as incense to attract love.
Hickory - Legal matters, love, lust, and protection
High John - An "all purpose" herb, the uses of High John include strength, confidence, conquering any situation, obtaining success, winning at gambling, luck, money, love, health, and protection. Useful in all ritual work pertaining to prosperity. Also Called: High John the Conqueror,
Holly - Marriage, dream magic, luck, and love. Planted around the outside of the home for protection. Used as a decoration at Yule. When carried by men, is thought to heighten masculinity.
Hollyhock - Increase success in the material world, increase flow of money, or acquire new possessions. Grown near the home to help the success of the family flourish.
Honeysuckle - Draws money, success, and quick abundance; Aids persuasiveness and confidence, sharpens intuition. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers or use honeysuckle in charms & sachets to attract money. Crush the flowers and rub into the forehead to enhance psychic powers.
Horehound - Sacred to Horus. Protective; helps with mental clarity during ritual; stimulates creativity/inspiration; balances personal energies. Excellent for use in home blessings. Place near doorways to keep trouble away.
Hyacinth - Promotes peace of mind and peaceful sleep. Attracts love, luck, and good fortune. Named for Hyakinthos, Greek God of homosexual love, this is the patron herb for gay men. Guards against nightmares when used as an oil, burned as incense, or included in dream pillows. Carry in amulet or sachet to ease grief or the pain of childbirth.
Hydrangea - Hex-breaking, love drawing, bringing back a lover, fidelity, and binding.
Hyssop - The most widely used purification herb in magic. Lightens vibrations and promotes spiritual opening; used for cleansing and purification. Said to protect property against burglars and trespassers. Used to consecrate magical tools or items made of tin. The best herb for physical cleansing and washing of temple, ritual tools, or oneself (bath magic). Add to baths & sachets, infuse and sprinkle on objects/people for cleansing or hang in the home to purge it of evil & negativity.
Irish Moss - An excellent luck herb. Carry or place under rugs to increase luck and ensure steady flow of money; carry on trips for protection & safety; use to stuff luck or money poppets. Add to luck oil to increase its strength. An excellent gambler's herb. Sprinkle an infusion of the herb around a business to bring in customers.
Ivy - Protection, healing, fertility, and love. Hang an ivy plant in front of the home to repel negative influence and discourage unwanted guests. Mix in a sachet with Holly as a wedding gift to provide protection to the newly married couple.
Jasmine - Uses include snakebite and divination; good for charging quartz crystals. Use in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate. Carry or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money. Use in dream pillows to induce sleep or burn in the bedroom to bring prophetic dreams. Helps to promote new, innovative ideas.
Juniper - Banishes all things injurious to good health; attracts good, healthy energies and love. Juniper berries can be carried by males to increase potency. Use a string of juniper berries to attract love. Burn for magical protection. Place a sprig of juniper near the door to a home or with valuables to help safeguard against theft (but keeping locking the doors, too!). Use juniper oil in magical workings to increase money and prosperity.
Lady Slipper - Used for protection against hexes, curses and the evil eye.
Lady's Mantle - Aphrodisiac, transmutation. Use in love potions or to increase the power of any magical workings.
Laurel - Love and protection. Worn by brides to guarantee a long and happy marriage.
Lavender - Magical uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells. Believed to preserve chastity when mixed with rosemary. Burn the flowers to induce sleep and rest, then scatter the ashes around the home to bring peace and harmony. Use in love spells and sachets, especially those to attract men
Lemon Balm - Love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development. Use in love charms & spells to attract a partner. Use in healing spells & rituals for those suffering from mental or nervous disorders. Also Called: Melissa
Lemon Grass - Psychic cleansing and opening, lust potions.
Lemon Verbena - Worn to increase attractiveness or to bed to prevent dreams. Used in purification baths. Carried in an amulet to attract the opposite sex.
Licorice Root - Love, lust, and fidelity. Carry to attract a lover.
Lilac - Wisdom, memory, good luck and spiritual aid.
Lily of the Valley - Soothing, calming, draws peace and tranquility, and repels negativity. Assists in empowering happiness and mental powers. Use in magical workings to stop harassment. Married couples should plant Lily of the Valley in their first garden to promote longevity of the marriage. Use with caution.
Little John - Place in holy water to bring good luck in everything you attempt.
Lovage - Prophetic dreams, energy, and purification. Use in bath spells for psychic cleansing. Use in sachets, amulets, or bath magic to enhance attractiveness and make yourself more love-inspiring. Add an infusion of lovage to the bath immediately prior to attending court to help bring victory.
Lungwort - Air magic, offering to the Gods of air, blessing while traveling by air
Mace - Promotes concentration, focus, and self discipline; great for study and meditation. Used in reuniting rituals.
Magnolia Flowers - Magical uses include health, beauty, love, loyalty, peace, calming anxieties, marital harmony, and overcoming addictions & obsessive behavior.
Mandrake - Magical uses include protection, prosperity, fertility, and exorcising evil. Carry to attract love. Wear to preserve health. Also Called: Mandragora, Satan's Apple, Gallows, Sorcerer's Root
Marigold - Attracts respect and admiration, provides good luck in court and other legal matters. Great for bath spells -- add an infusion of marigold to the bath for 5 days to find "Mr. Right". Add to sachets, amulets, and incense to attract new love or add life to your current relationship. Place above the bed or in dream pillows for prophetic dreams. Scatter under the bed for protection.
Marjoram - Cleansing, purification, and dispelling negativity. Place under pillow to bring revealing dreams. Place in the corners of the home for protection. Use in love spells or place in food to strengthen love. Carry for protection or place in money mixtures and sachets to draw wealth. Put a pinch in the corner of each room in the house each month to attract a husband. Use an infusion in the bath for 7 days to aid in resolving sadness or grief.
Marshmallow Root - Protection and psychic powers. Burn as an incense for protection and psychic stimulation. Place on the altar during ritual to draw in good spirits. Also Called: Althea
Meadowsweet - Used to increase the chances of getting a job. Aids one during times of distress. Useful as an altar offering, especially during love magic. Burn or strew about the house to relieve disharmony in the home or remove tensions. Carry to gain popularity and friendship. Also Called: Gravel Root,
Mint - Promotes energy, communication and vitality. Draws customers to a business. Use dried leaves to stuff a green poppet for healing. Place in wallet or purse or rub on money to bring wealth and prosperity. Use on the altar to draw good spirits to assist in your magic. Place in the home for protection.
Mistletoe - Used for fertility, creativity, prevention of illness/misfortune, and protection from negative spells & magic. Hang in the home for protection from lightning & fire. Wear in an amulet to repel negativity & ill will and protect against unwanted advances. Carry for luck in hunting. Use to draw in customers, money and business. Use in ritual baths or prayer bowls for healing. Also Called: Golden Bough, Witch's Broom,
Morning Glory - Used for binding, banishing, and promoting attraction to someone or something. Wrap the vine around a poppet nine times to banish someone. Remember the law of three
Motherwort - Magical uses include bolstering ego, building confidence, success and counter magic. Keep in a jar by family pictures to keep the family safe.
Mugwort - Carried to increase lust & fertility, prevent backache and cure disease & madness. Place around divination and scrying tools to increase their power or near the bed to enable astral travel. Use in sleep pillow or place in a sachet under your pillowcase to bring about prophetic dreams. Use an infusion of mugwort to clean crystal balls and magic mirrors.
Mullein - Protection from nightmares & sorcery, courage, cursing, and invoking spirits. Place beneath pillow or use in dream pillow to guard against nightmares. Carry to instill courage and help attract love from the opposite sex. Use in place of graveyard dust. Wear to keep wild animals at bay in unfamiliar areas. Burn to banish bad influences & bring an immediate halt to bad habits.
Mustard Seed - Courage, faith, and endurance. Carry a few grains in a small bag to guard against injury. Sprinkle red mustard seed around the house to ward off burglars. Use yellow mustard seed in an amulet to bring faith followed by success -- this is one of the oldest known good luck amulets.
Myrrh - Spiritual opening, meditation, and healing. This herb has high psychic vibrations that will enhance any magical working. Burn as a potent incense to bring peace and for consecration, and blessing of talismans, charms, and magical tools. Increases the power of any incense of which it is a part.
Myrtle - Love, fertility, youth, peace, and money. Carry myrtle leaves to attract love, burn as an incense to bring beauty. Wear myrtle while preparing love spells/mixes to increase their intent. Wear or carry to attract true friendship. Use in sachets to ensure a peaceful and loving atmosphere. Also Called: Bayberry Tree
Neroli - Joy, happiness, confidence, overcoming emotional blockages. Soothes, relaxes, uplifts the spirit. Instills confidence & courage when carried or worn.
Nettle - Magical uses include dispelling darkness & fear, strengthening the will, and aiding in the ability to handle emergencies. Sprinkle in the home to drive off evil & negativity. Carry in a sachet or use with a poppet to turn back a spell on the one who cast it. Sprinkle on self to remove petty jealousies, gossip, envy, and uncomfortable situations.
Nutmeg - Magical uses include attracting money/prosperity, bringing luck, protection, and breaking hexes. Include in money magic and sachets. Carry as a good luck charm and/or to increase the intellect. Sprinkle nutmeg powder on green candles for prosperity.
Oak - The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magical tools. Burn the leaves for purification. Use in fertility amulets. Hang a sprig in the home to ward of negativity and strengthen family unity. Carry for wisdom and strength, for luck, to preserve youth and to increase attractiveness.
Oak Moss - Magical uses include luck, money, protection and strength.
Orange - Attracts abundance and happiness through love and marriage. Concentrate on a yes/no question while eating an orange, then count the seeds -- an even number of seeds means the answer is no, an odd number of seeds means yes. Use the leaves and flowers in love rituals to bring on a marriage proposal. Add an infusion of orange to the bath to increase attractiveness and beauty.
Orange Blossom - Attracts prosperity and stability; brings harmony, peace, emotional openness, and love. Use in herbal baths for attractiveness.
Orange Peel - Magical uses include love, divination, luck, money and house & business blessing. Add to love sachets to help someone make up their mind. Use in sachets & amulets to bring luck to business negotiations.
Oregano - Astral projection, health, joy/happiness and vitality.
Orris Root Cut - Promotes popularity, persuasiveness, and personal success. Aids communication and helps to open dialogs. Used to draw (or hold) love and romance. Add to the bath for personal protection.
Parsley - Calms and protects the home; Draws prosperity, financial increase, and luck. Restores a sense of well-being. Use in spells to increase strength & vitality after surgery or illness. Use in amulets or other magical workings to help yourself out of a rut. Eat to provoke lust and promote fertility. Place on plates of food to guard against contamination. Useful for bath magic to purify and end misfortune. Mix with jasmine and carry in your shoe to make you more attractive to the opposite sex.
Passion Flower - Magical uses include attracting friendship and prosperity and heightening libido. Carried to bring great popularity & attract new friends. Placed in house to calm trouble & arguments and bring peace.. Bathe in an infusion of passion flower for 5 days to attract the opposite sex.
Patchouli - Used in spells, sachets and bath teas for love, virility and sexuality. Also helps with fertility and conception. Put in your purse or business till or money box to draw money, making it ideal for increasing business growth and custom.
Pennyroyal - Magical uses include peace and tranquility. Carried to avoid seasickness or for physical strength & endurance. Worn to bring success to business. Use to rid the home of negative thoughts against you. Carry when dealing with negative vibrations of any kind.
Peony - Protection from hexes and jinxes. Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success. Hang in the home or car for protection. Used to attract fairies. Use in rituals to cure or reduce lunacy. Warning: While the flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, Do not use the seeds.
Pepper, Black - Courage, banishing negative vibrations. Burn to rid home or office of bad vibrations. Carry to ward off petty jealousy against you or aid in providing courage to face difficult situations. Also Called: Piper
Peppermint - Use to increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and incense for healing & purification. Place in sleep pillow to ensure peaceful sleep and bring about prophetic dreams. Use to anoint furnishings and household objects. Burn in a new home to clear out sickness and negative energy. Use in magical workings to provide the push needed to bring change to one's life. Carry with other herbs to boost love & abundance wishes.
Periwinkle - Love within marriage, mental powers, and money. Carry to obtain grace, attract money, and protect against snakes and poison. Use in magical workings to restore lost memory. Burn with love incense before having sex with your husband or wife. Also Called: Sorceror's Violet
Pine - Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth; Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity. Great for house and business blessing.
Plantain - Protection from evil spirits and snake bites, removing weariness, healing headaches; house & business blessing. Place a pinch of dried leaves in the flame of a candle or throw into an East wind for healing. Hang plantain leaves in the car for protection from evil and jealousy.
Poppy - Fertility, prosperity, love and abundance.
Poppy Seeds - Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility. A popular ingredient in food magic. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with poppy seeds to bring relief from insomnia.
Primrose - Promotes the disclosure of secrets, resolution of mysteries, and revelation of truth; Breaks down dishonesty and secrecy. Put an infusion in a child's bath water or the dried herb in their pillows to get them to behave.
Pumpkin Seed - Health
Raspberry Leaf - Used for healing, protection, love. Raspberry leaves are carried (NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth. Bathe in an infusion of raspberry to keep your current love relationship alive.
Red Willow Bark - Magical uses include meditation and clearing. A fabulous incense wood with a sweet and dry aroma.
Rose - Magical uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships. Great for use in incense, potpourri or bath magic. Place around sprains and dark bruises to help them heal faster.
Rose Hips - Used in healing spells and mixtures, brings good luck, calls in good spirits.
Rosemary - Carried and used in healing poppets for good health, used in love/lust spells, worn to improve memory, used in dream pillows to prevent nightmares, burned as incense for purification and removing negativity. Wear or carry while reading or completing tasks to improve memory of the material and aid clear thinking (great for students!). Use an infusion of rosemary to wash hands before any healing magic. Use in bath magic for purification. Associated with faeries.
Rowan - Protection, magical power, success, anti-haunting. Use leaves and berries in amulets for healing and promoting psychic powers. Also good for use in luck spells and mixtures. Rowan wood is often used to make wands and divining rods. Also Called: Mountain Ash, Witchwood
Rue - Magical uses include healing, health, mental powers, freedom and protection against the evil eye. Use as an asperger to cast salt water for purification of the circle or removing negativity from the home. Hang the dried herb indoors to help yourself see and understand your mistakes. Burn to banish negativity or bad habits. Add to incenses and poppets to prevent illness or speed recovery. Add to baths to break hexes and curses that may have been placed against you. Warning - Rue should not be handled by women who are pregnant. Also Called: Herb of Grace, Goat’s Rue
Saffron - Aphrodisiac, love, healing, happiness, wind raising, lust and strength. Burn, wear, or carry for healing and strengthening psychic awareness. Commonly used in love magic, healing spells, and to control the weather. Wash hands with water and saffron or keep saffron sachets in your home to bring happiness.
Sage - Used for self purification, dealing with grief/loss and cleansing of the house, body and mind. Carry to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Used in healing sachets & incense. Use in animal magic of all descriptions. Removes negative energy. Use in the bath to cleanse before doing magic.
Sandalwood - Scatter sandalwood powder around the home to clear it of negativity. Burn during protection, healing, and exorcism spells. Use the wood for healing wands. Write your wish on a chip of sandalwood and burn it in the censer or cauldron while visualizing your wish to make it come true. Helps in healing by aligning the chakras for better energy flow. Good for meditation, healing, and manifestation. Facilitates concentration.
Skullcap - Worn by women to keep their husbands faithful. Used in sleep pillows for relaxation & peace. Used to bind oaths and consecrate vows & commitments (handfasting, initiations, etc.). Used in bath magic to calm the aura of tensions and stress. Burned for relief of disharmony and disruptive situations. Place a pinch in a lover's shoes to keep then from being affected by charms of others.
Sea Salt - Uses include cleansing crystals, purification, grounding, protection magic and ritual. Used on the altar to represent the Earth. Used with water for asperging, sea spells, consecration and casting circles. Used with garlic and rosemary to banish evil.
Sheep Sorrel - Carry to protect against heart disease. Place in sick rooms to aid in recuperation from illnesses and wounds.
Slippery Elm - Magical uses include protection and halting gossip. Tie a knotted yellow thread around slippery elm and throw it into a fire to cease all gossip about you.
St. John's Wort - Worn to prevent colds & fevers. Placed under pillow to induce prophetic, romantic dreams. Protects against all forms of black witchcraft. Place in a jar in a window or burn in a fireplace to protect from lightning, fire and evil spirits. Used for banishing, protection & blessing. Carry to strengthen courage and convictions or when confronting nasty situations. Burn to banish spirits and demons. Used in divination for the care of crystals. use with caution.
Star Anise - Consecration, purification, luck and happiness. Use for curse breaking also. Burn it in incense to increase psychic awareness. Placed on the altar to increase the power. Carry a star to bring luck your way.
Strawberry Leaf - Attracts success, good fortune, and favorable circumstances. Served as a love food. Leaves are carried for luck. Pregnant women carry a packet of the leaves to ease the pain of pregnancy and childbirth.
Sunflower - Energy, protection, power, wisdom, and wishes.
Sweet Cicely - Use during rituals for the dead or dying. Helps with divination and the contact of spirit. It is sacred to the Goddess’ of death.
Tansy - Health, invisibility, immortality, longevity; keeps evil out of the home. Place a small amount in the shoe or add an infusion of tansy to the bath to keep the law away.
Tarragon - Increases self confidence. Is used in Dragon magic. Supports healing after abusive situations. Helps when you need to hunt for something. Sacred to Artemis.
Tea Leaves - Use in talismans for courage or strength. Use as a base for lust drinks. Burn leaves to ensure future riches.
Thistle - Healing, protection. Use in sachet or amulet to aid in speedy recovery from surgery or illness. Hang in the home to ward off thieves and unwanted visitors.
Thyme - Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Wear a sprig to ward off unbearable grief or provide strength and courage when needed. Burn or hang in the home for banishing, purification, and to attract good health for all occupants. Use in cleansing baths prior to working candle magic. Use in dream pillows to ward off nightmares and ensure restful sleep. Add a thyme infusion to the bath regularly to ensure a constant flow of money. Place in a jar and keep in the home or at work for good luck.
Valerian - Dream magic, reconciliation, love, and harmony. Placed in sachets for love & protection and used in sleep pillows. It is said that having Valerian Root nearby will settle an argument between a couple. Used to purify sacred space. Used as a substitution for graveyard dirt/dust in spells. Use in protection baths. Burn for reconciliation in ailing relationships, but only with the permission of all parties involved in the relationship. Wear to calm the emotions. Also Called: All-Heal, Graveyard Dust,
Vervain - Combined with any other herbs in magical work it is believed to enhance the action of these herbs. Helps relieve headaches and will protect from baneful spells against you. Use in a wash to rid an area or person of negative energies. Can be used in love spells to rekindle a dying love. It may also be woven into bridal wreathes or carried in bridal bouquets to ensure love to the couple. Burn the leaves to attract wealth.
Verbena - Psychic protection, peace and purification. Use in magic to help children. It is also healing. Put the herb in a charm bag and hang above the bed or under the pillow to prevent nightmares. Carry or make into tea to prevent depression. Use in cleansing baths and rituals before working magic.
Violet - Calms the nerves, draws prophetic dreams and visions, stimulates creativity, and promotes peace & tranquility. Violet leaf provides protection from all evil. Violet crowns are said to cure headaches and bring sleep. Carry or give to newly married couples or new baby & mother to bring luck to the bearer. Keep a spray of violets on the altar to enhance night magic. Wear the leaves in a green sachet to help heal wounds and prevent evil spirits from making the wounds worse.
White Willow Bark - Brings blessings of the moon into one's life and guards against negativity & evil forces. Used in healing spells.
Willow - Used for lunar magic, drawing or strengthening love, healing, and overcoming sadness. Willow is considered a sacred wishing tree. Wear a sprig of willow when facing the death of a loved one. Place on the altar for lunar magic and divination work. Keep a piece of willow in home or business to protect against evil.
Witch Hazel - Magical uses include chastity and protection. Carry to ease grief over a lost love. Use in a sachet to reduce passions. Use in love spells and spells to ward off evil.
Witches Grass - Happiness, lust, love, and exorcism. Sprinkle around the home for seven consecutive days to overcome depression and dispense of petty spirits. Reverses hexes.
Wood Betony - Magical uses include purification, protection, and the expulsion of evil spirits, nightmares, and despair. Excellent for magical healing and protecting against dark fears of the emotions & imagination. A good addition to dream pillows. Carry in an amulet to draw love and strengthen the body. Burn to banish disharmony in a relationship. Pass through the smoke of burning wood betony at Midsummer to purify the body of ills and evils. Burn with any uncrossing incense to defeat witchcraft.
Woodruff - Victory, protection, and money. Place a pinch in your left shoe before a game and your team will be victorious.
Wormwood - Used to remove anger, stop war, inhibit violent acts, and for protection from the evil eye. Carry in vehicle to protect from accidents on dangerous roads. Use as incense for clairvoyance, to summon spirits, or to enhance divinatory abilities. Also Called: Absinthium, Green Ginger, Old Woman
Yarrow - Healing, handfasting & weddings, and divination. Draws love. Carry as a sachet or amulet to banish negativity, ward off fear, and promote courage, confidence, and psychic opening. Frequently used in marriage charms and love sachets. Said to keep a newly married couple happy for seven years by keeping their love alive and preventing upsetting influences from entering the relationship. Place in a yellow flannel bag with a piece of parchment on which you have written your fears, carry with you to overcome them.