Herb of the Day
Here are some herbs that I have used through the years. There are many places on the web to buy fresh herbs and plants.
**Before you begin – make sure you are not allergic or sensitive to any of the herbs**
If you live with any animals – check with your vet to make sure that what you plant is not toxic to your furry friend(s).
Benzoin – Burn with cinnamon for business success.
Bryony – Use the root and set it on a piece of money to watch your riches grow.
Cinquefoil – A great all-purpose herb. Make a prosperity sachet by mixing together equal parts of cinquefoil, cinnamon, cloves, lemon balm, and add a whole vanilla or Tonka bean. Do this on a Thursday after sunset during the Waxing Moon. Sew up into a rich purple cloth bag and carry it with you.
High John The Conqueror – Anoint the root with some mint oil and tie up in a green or purple bag to attract needed money.
Honeysuckle - Put flowers around green candles to attract money.
Poppy – Carry the dried seed-pod as a prosperity amulet.
Sage – Burn as an incense to attract money/prosperity.
Apple – Give an apple to a lover as a present, cut it in half and eat one half while your loves eats his or hers.
Camphor – If a would-be lover is lavishing too much attention on you and you are not interested – have them smell the camphor. It will instantly turn them off.
Cinnamon – Burn to stimulate and excite the passions of a man.
Dill – Add a half-handful of seeds to your bath water to attract the opposite sex to you.
Gardenia – Wear the flower to attract love, new friends and lovers. Dry and crush its petals, mix with ground orris root and light dust your body to attract the opposite sex.
Jasmine – The flowers attract spiritual love.
Lavender - Burn the flowers to attract the opposite sex.
Lemon Verbena – Wear to make yourself attractive to the opposite sex.
Lovage – Carry the root as a love attractor.
Orange – Add fresh or dried blossoms to a bath to make one attractive to the one you want.
Patchouly – Attracts men and woman – wear alone or with other love herbs. Normally used in oil form.
Rose – Burn the petals or scatter them in your bedroom to have a wondrous night.
Vanilla – Normally this herb is used in oil form, but the whole bean is sometimes carried on ones body to make yourself attractive and ready for an evening of loving. Used by some for some get up and go!
Violet – Use with lavender to make a powerful love sachet.
Acacia – Carry the wood as a protective amulet.
Angelica – Grow in the garden for protection.
Bay Laurel – Wear as an amulet to ward of negativity and evil.
Cactus – Fill a jar with cactus spines, rusty nails, old tacks, pins, and needles. Add rue and rosemary leaves to fill the jar, seal tightly, and then bury under your doorstep as a powerful protective device.
Celandine – The herb aids in escaping unwarranted imprisonment and entrapments of every kind. Wear the herb next to the skin.
Comfrey – Carry the herb while your traveling to ensure your safety. Put some in your luggage to make sure it arrives at your destination.
Cyclamen – Grow in the bedroom for protection.
Fern – Grow in the shady areas of the garden and in the house. Throw fern on hot coals for an aura of protection. All ferns are extremely powerful protection.
Frankincense – Mix with cumin and burn as a powerful protective incense useful for general working.
Garlic – Take garlic with you when you travel over water to prevent drowning.
Ivy – Grow on the outside of your house as Ivy is used as a guardian.
Juniper – Carry a sprig to protect yourself from accidents. Grow at your doorstep for protection.
Periwinkle – Hang on the door to protect all within the building.
Primrose – Plant in the garden to protect, especially the blue and red varieties.
Thistle – Grow in the garden to ward off thieves.
Plant Kingdom Helps and Hints
The fresher a plant (or a plant preparation) is the better it responds to magical energy, unless you leave that item where it will receive constant charging.
Dry plants and plant parts are fine for convenience, but they don’t have the magical vitality fresh ones do because the vital oils (and life energy) are also “dry.” Mind you, there are cases when the dry quality may help your magic, such as when performing a good-weather spell!
The essential oil from a plant is a perfectly good substitute for fresh parts. Just be careful–these oils can be harsh on the skin, and some are toxic to pets.
Growing your own magical plants and harvesting them at a traditional tie (e.g., Midsummer’s Day) does seem to boost the magical energy within.
If you have to buy plants from a supplier, organic plants have the best magical potential (chemicals can obscure magical intention). Also, find a supplier you can trust. One green leafy thing looks a lot like another, and not all companies are honest in their packaging.
Along the same lines, as you collect plants for magical work make sure to carefully label everything both inside and outside the container. Always trust this rule: If you’re not sure what it is, don’t use it!