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There is strong magick in Herbs. Their use in ritual and ceremonial workings is 
invaluable. They may be used to cleanse and purify everything. You can consume 
them, burn them on charcoal, bathe with them, or offer them as sacrifice.
Here you will find some of the magical properties associated with common herbs 
and spices. WARNING NOT all the herbs listed can be ingested, usually, burning 
dried herb on charcoal, making and charging an herb bag is sufficient.
Aloe (Aloe vera) : Called the "Burn Plant" because of its effect on burns of all 
types. It is the best herb for sunburn. Aloe is also effective in spells for 
preventing accidents involving fire or heat. A charged Aloe growing in your 
kitchen affords not only it's healing properties, but also protection against 
kitchen burns and fires.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) : A daily cup of anise tea will preserve youth. Anise 
burned on charcoal before bed will promote prophetic dreams.
Balm (Melissa officinalis) : Bathe in a bath of Balm to attract love. Add to 
incense and sachets for love and to promote healing.
Barley (Hordeum spp.) : Sprinkle Barley around the perimeter of your yard [or on 
windowsills] to ward off evil. A few grains under your doormat will offer 
protection and repel negativity and evil that would enter.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) : Basil oil rubbed on a green candle before burning 
will attract wealth. The incense smoke is beneficial for the same, plus 
banishing, exorcising and for protection. It also makes one hell of a spaghetti 
Blackberry (Rubus villosus) : To work your way through a bramble of blackberries 
is damn near impossible - but it is rumored to dispel, and protect from, all 
disease and evil.
Caraway (Carum carvi) : Use in your wedding cake, and throw caraway seeds after 
the ceremony. It promotes lust and fidelity. Of course - it doesn't have to be 
your wedding night/cake.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) : Well, we've seen it's effect on our feline friends... 
giving your cat this herb can help create the psychic link needed for a 
familiar. Add catnip to your sachets to attract love [but keep it away from your 
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) : Eat a meal hot with cayenne before a night of 
Bacchanalian celebrating - it will curb drunkenness.
Chamomile (Anthemsis nobilis) : Ancient Egyptians associated Chamomile with Ra 
for its healing powers. Even other plants in your herb garden will benefit from 
this herb, as it repels insects & promotes healing. Chamomile also has the 
properties of attracting wealth.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) : First cultivated and used in the East, 
Cinnamon was burned to purify the temple. It also promotes health, vigor and 
Clove (Caryophyllus aromaticus) : burned smoked or ingested, clove promotes 
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) : If you see a puff off a dandelion, but 
there's no wind, rain is on the way. Also used to make a great wine, or tea.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) : Ingested, Fennel promotes virility, fertility, and 
libido in general. Also acts as a protective herb.
Garlic (Allium sativum) : Ropes of garlic are used to ward off evil. Garlic is 
also known as a lustful herb when ingested.
Lavender (Lavendula officinale) : Especially useful in attracting men. Lavender 
promotes happiness and harmony in the home, whether burned or simply used in 
potpourri and sachets.
Marigold (Calendula officianis) : Use as a visionary herb. Burn when doing a 
divination for love.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) : Use to dispel negativity and promote love &
Onion (Allium cepa) : Ingested, onions can promote prophetic visions and dreams. 
Onion also promotes virility and libido.
Parsley (Retroselinum sativum) : Promotes communion with the Maternal Aspect.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) : Burn before bed for prophetic dreams. Peppermint 
tea aids in divination.
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) : Increases memory and protects against evil. 
It has been used in conjunction with juniper berries for centuries to purify the 
Sage (Salvia officianus) : Promotes strength, courage, longevity and wisdom. It 
also banishes negativity and evil.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) : Burn when asking advice of loved ones who have passed 
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) : The herb of Witches. Use for cleansing and 
self-purification. Ingest with care. This can have side effects, and can make 
some people ill.
Vervain (Verbena officinalis) : One of the Seven Sacred Herbs of the Druids. 
Aids in visionary work. The Welsh called it 'llysiaur hudol' - or enchanting 
herb. It promotes love, lust and sexual fulfillment. Use when performing sexual 
magic. An herb of artists - use before any artistic performances.
Willow (Salix alba) : An herb of immortality.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) : Use to remove jinx. Also good for 
protecting children.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginica) : Excellent for making divining rods - which 
can be used to find more than just water.
The following is a list of common witches' herbs and magickal properties:
ACACIA: divination
ADDER"S TONGUE: divination
ANGELICA: exorcism, healing, and protection against evil influences.
AVENS: soul purification.
BASIL: exorcism, love spells and protection against evil influences.
BAY: clairvoyance, healing, good luck and protection against evil influences.
BERGAMOT: prosperity.
CAMPHOR: divination.
CATNIP: love spells.
CARNATION: psychic healing.
CEDAR: healing, prosperity and sanctification.
CHAMOMILE: sleep potions.
CINNAMON: clairvoyance, healing and love spells.
CINQUEFOIL: prosperity.
CLOVES: divination, exorcism, love and spiritual purification.
CLOVER: anti-sorcery, counterspells and protection against evil influences.
CORIANDER: love spells.
DILL: anti-sorcery and protection against evil influences.
DRAGON'S BLOOD: exorcism and love spells.
ELDER: aphrodisiac, love spells and prosperity.
FENNEL: healing and purification.
FERN: exorcism and spells to attract rain.
FRANKINCENSE: consecration, divination, exorcism, healing, love spells and   
spiritual purification.
GARDENIA: healing and love spells.
GARLIC: exorcism, protection against evil influences and purification.
GINGER: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
HAWTHORN FLOWERS: clairvoyance and divination.
HAZEL: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
HONEYSUCKLE: divination.
HOPS: healing and sleep potions.
JASMINE: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
JUNIPER: aphrodisiacs, exorcism, healing, love spells and protection against 
Evil influences.
LAVENDER: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
LEMON BALM: healing and love spells.
LEMON GRASS: divination.
LILAC: exorcism.
LOVAGE: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
MACE: divination.
MALLOW: exorcism.
MANDRAKE ROOT: aphrodisiac, cursing enemies, love spells, protection against
evil influences and spells to increase psychic powers.
MARJORAM: prophetic dreams and protection against evil influences.
MINT: exorcism and healing.
MUGWORT: astral projection, clairvoyance, divination, prophetic dreams, and
Spells to increase psychic powers.
MYRRH: consecration, exorcism, healing and meditation.
MYRTLE: sleep potions.
NUTMEG: divination and healing.
ORRIS ROOT: clairvoyance and divination.
PASSION FLOWER: sleep potions.
PATCHOULY: invocation of elemental powers.
PEONY ROOT: anti-sorcery and protection against evil influences.
PINE: prosperity.
ROSE: divination, healing and love spells.
ROSEMARY: counterspells, healing, love spells and purification.
RUE: exorcism and hexing of enemies.
SAFFRON: love spells.
SANDALWOOD: consecration, healing and protecting against evil influences.
SASSAFRAS: prosperity.
SERPENTARIA ROOT: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
SOLOMON'S SEAL: exorcism.
THISTLE: exorcism.
THYME: divination and healing.
TONKA: love spells and prosperity.
VERVAIN: anti-sorcery, astral projection and sleep potions.
VIOLET: Healing and love spells.
WILLOW: healing.
WOOD ALOE: prosperity.
WOODRUFF: prosperity.
WORMWOOD: clairvoyance, divination and good luck.
YARROW: divination, exorcism, love spells, prophetic dreams, and spells to
increases psychic powers.
YERBA SANTA: healing.
Avoid experimenting with ANY the plants in this section. Some of them possess 
highly potent medical properties and should only be used by the truly 
experienced witch or herbalists. Many are poisonous in part or in whole and 
cause serious
illness or death if not used properly.
Black nightshade
Blue flag
Burning bush
Calabar bean
Calico bush
Castor oil plant (seeds)
Christmas rose (root)
Deadly nightshade
Dog's mercury
Flag lily
Hemlock (Everyone should know this is a deadly poison!)
Holly (seeds)
Honeysuckle (vine and fruits)
Horse balm
Impatiens pallida
Indian arrowroot
Jack-in-the-pulpit (root)
Jerusalem cherry
Laburnum (seeds)
Laurel (seeds)
Mayapple (roots, leaves, seeds)
Monkshood (fine as a rub - The smallest amount is deadly if used internally)
Mistletoe (seeds)
Poison Dogwood, Flag, Hemlock, Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Poke root
Springle tree (seeds)
Swallow wort
Thorn apple
Tobacco (Believe it! This IS a deadly poison if concentrated and eaten)
Water dropwort
White hemlock
White bryony
Winter rose
Wood anemone (seeds)
Yellow jasmine
Yew (seeds and berries)

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by Keeper of the Book on Feb. 10, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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Valerian RootValarian Root is cut, and sold by the ounce.

Valerian Root is a clump forming perennial has short roots and aromatic oval leaves.

Small pink or white tubular flowers bloom in summer, followed by tiny seeds with a tuft of white hairs (similar to dandelions).

Do not confuse with the garden plant, red American Valerian.

Valerian Root uses include calms nerves, sleep aid, treats spasmodic or nervous conditions, reduces blood pressure, love, harmony, purification, protection, black magic.

Magical Properties:
Zodiac: Aquarius 
Gender: Female 
Planet: Mercury 
Element: Water 
Deities: Obatala 
Basic Powers: Love, harmony

Valerian Root is used in love spells.

Used in purification baths.

May be used for cleansing any space.

This is known as the herb of witches.

Medicinal Usage:
The root is what is used for all medicinal uses.

Macerated, infused, or made into a tincture, it is used as a sedative, anxiety, or insomnia.

Externally compresses are used for muscle cramps.

Washes are used for chronic ulcers, wounds, and drawing out splinters.

Culinary Usage:
Valerian Root is used in relaxing herb teas.

Extracts are used to flavor soft drinks, ice-cream, condiments, bakery products, beers, and tobacco.

Cosmetic Usage:

Usage Example: 
Valerian Root Purification Bath 
½ cup dried Valerian (1/8 cup if using infusion) 
¼ cup sea salt
Add these ingredients to a muslin bag and let it hang under the running water.

Then allow it to float in the bath water.

You can also make an infusion and pour the strained mixture into the bath.

NOTE: Although there are medical usage notations provided for Valerian Root listed above, we are not doctors, and do not provide this educational information as medical advice. We suggest you consult with a physician or certified herbalist if you are seeking medical remedies. The information provided above is strictly informational, and not meant or intended as medical advice. The Magick Moon, nor its employees shall be held responsible, or liable for the misuse of herbs listed in this section.

by Sister on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Great post.I've been using my spice cabniet for magical uses for awhile,as I havn't build up much else.
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