MAGICKAL PROPERTIES IN COMMON HERBS & SPICES
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
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:
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.
CATNIP: love spells.
CARNATION: psychic healing.
CEDAR: healing, prosperity and sanctification.
CHAMOMILE: sleep potions.
CINNAMON: clairvoyance, healing and love spells.
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
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.
HOPS: healing and sleep potions.
JASMINE: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
JUNIPER: aphrodisiacs, exorcism, healing, love spells and protection against
LAVENDER: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
LEMON BALM: healing and love spells.
LEMON GRASS: divination.
LOVAGE: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
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.
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.
SERPENTARIA ROOT: aphrodisiacs and love spells.
SOLOMON'S SEAL: exorcism.
THYME: divination and healing.
TONKA: love spells and prosperity.
VERVAIN: anti-sorcery, astral projection and sleep potions.
VIOLET: Healing and love spells.
WOOD ALOE: prosperity.
WORMWOOD: clairvoyance, divination and good luck.
YARROW: divination, exorcism, love spells, prophetic dreams, and spells to
increases psychic powers.
YERBA SANTA: healing.
NEVER EAT OR INGEST ANY OF THE FOLLOWING.
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
illness or death if not used properly.
Castor oil plant (seeds)
Christmas rose (root)
Hemlock (Everyone should know this is a deadly poison!)
Honeysuckle (vine and fruits)
Mayapple (roots, leaves, seeds)
Monkshood (fine as a rub - The smallest amount is deadly if used internally)
Poison Dogwood, Flag, Hemlock, Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Springle tree (seeds)
Tobacco (Believe it! This IS a deadly poison if concentrated and eaten)
Wood anemone (seeds)
Yew (seeds and berries)
on Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM