Herbal This & That

Easy Herbal Magick

Easy Herbal Magick

 

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).

Money and Prosperity

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.

Love and Attraction

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.

Protection

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.

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Plant Kingdom Helps and Hints

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!

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The Baneful Herbs

The Baneful Herbs

 

Belladonna = Also known as deadly nightshade, Belladonna is a source of the poisonous drug atropine. In minute quantities, atropine, in the form of a sulfate, is used to dilate the pupils of the eye, to relieve pain, to diminish secretions, and to relieve spasms. In greater quantities, it was used to kill. Belladonna was believed to have been used in flying potions.

Cinquefoil = In folklore, cinquefoil was used in flying potions. Found in many old recipes & Grimores.

Deadly Nightshade = Deadly nightshade was ingested by those who wished to foresee the future.

Foxglove = Many of the common names of this plant pertain to its toxic nature (Witches’ glove, Dead Man’s Bells, Bloody Fingers). Foxglove belongs to the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) and the whole plant is toxic. It contains various cardiac glycosides. Foxglove also went by the names Goblin’s Gloves (in Wales), Throttle-wort, Thimble Flower, Finger Flower, Ireland it was also known as Fairy Cap, Lunsmore, and the Great Herb. Foxglove was also considered dear to faeries. If a plant was harmed, the faeries would bring retribution.

Hemlock= Hemlock is an extremely poisonous cousin of parsley. The juice from hemlock’s tiny white flowers was believed to be used to make men impotent. “The plant was an ingredient in many Witches’ Ointments…. According to German folk tradition, the hemlock was home to a toad, which lived beneath it and sucked up its poisons.

Hemp = Hemp was used in many old spells and Incense. I do not consider this plant poisonous, and believe it is quite a magical plant when the female flowers are smoked. Mother earth gave us this plant for a reason. Not to mention what we could do with the fibers and just about every other part of this plant. We could feed and cloth the world.(end rant).

Mandrake = Another plant with a narcotic effect, mandrake or the mandragore (Mandragora officinarum L.) was thought to be a potentially lethal herb to harvest from the earth. For this reason, great caution was used in gathering these magical roots. Many people believed that the mandrake shrieked when harvested and that anyone hearing the piercing cry would die. The root of the mandrake resembles a phallus or a human torso, and for this reason was believed to have occult powers. In some areas of Europe, possession of the root was punishable by death. The crushed root was purported to have caused hallucinations followed by a death-like trance and sleep. The root was also said to have caused insanity and was believed to have been used in flying potions Mandrake root makes a powerful addition to any “Binding spell” and works as a great “Witches” protector.

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Magickal Herbs Used for Strength

Magickal Herbs Used for Strength

 

* Bay
* Carnation
* Masterwort
* Mugwort
* Mulberry
* Pennyroyal
* Plantain
* Saffron
* St. John’s Wort
* Sweetpea
* Tea
* Thistle

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Magickal Herbs used for Power

Magickal Herbs used for Power

 

* Carnation
* Club Moss
* Devil’s Shoestring
* Ebony
* Gentian
* Ginger
* Rowan

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Magickal Herbs Used to Attract Love

Magickal Herbs Used to Attract Love

 

( to attract: )

* Adam and Eve
* Aloes, Wood
* Apple
* Apricot
* Aster
* Avens
* Avocado
* Bachelor’s Buttons
* Balm, Lemon
* Balm of Gilead
* Barley
* Basil
* Beans
* Bedstraw, Fragrant
* Beet
* Betony
* Bleeding Heart
* Bloodroot
* Brazil Nut
* Caper
* Cardamom
* Catnip
* Chamomile
* Cherry
* Chestnut
* Chickweed
* Chili Pepper
* Cinnamon
* Clove
* Clover
* Cohosh, Black
* Coltsfoot
* Columbine
* Copal
* Coliander
* Crocus
* Cubeb
* Cuckoo-Flower
* Daffodil
* Daisy
* Damiana
* Devil’s Bit
* Dill
* Dogbane
* Dragon’s Blood
* Dutchman’s Breeches
* Elecampane
* Elm
* Endive
* Eryngo
* Fig
* Fuzzy Weed
* Gentian
* Geranium
* Ginger
* Ginseng
* Grains of Paradise
* Hemp
* Hibiscus
* High John the Conqueror
* Houseleek
* Hyacinth
* Indian Paint Brush
* Jasmine
* Joe-Pye Weed
* Juniper
* Kava-Kava
* Lady’s Mantle
* Lavender
* Leek
* Lemon
* Lemon Verbena
* Licorice
* Lime
* Linden
* Liverwort
* Lobelia
* Lotus
* Lovage
* Love Seed
* Maidenhair
* Male Fern
* Mallow
* Mandrake
* Maple
* Marjoram
* Mastic
* Meadow Rue
* Meadowsweet
* Mimosa
* Mistletoe
* Moonwort
* Myrtle
* Nuts
* Oleander
* Orange
* Orchid
* Pansy
* Papaya
* Pea
* Peach
* Pear
* Peppermint
* Periwinkle
* Pimento
* Plum
* Plumeria
* Poppy
* Prickly Ash
* Primrose
* Purslane
* Quassia
* Quince
* Raspberry
* Rose
* Rosemary
* Rue
* Rye
* Saffron
* Sarsaparilla
* Scullcap
* Senna
* Snakeroot, Black
* Southernwood
* Spearmint
* Spiderwort
* Strawberry
* Sugar Cane
* Sumbul
* Tamarind
* Thyme
* Tomato
* Tonka
* Tormentil
* Trillium
* Tulip
* Valerian
* Vanilla
* Venus’ Flytrap
* Vervain
* Vetivert
* Violet
* Willow
* Witch Grass
* Wormwood
* Yarrow
* Yerba Mate
* Yohimbe

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Magickal Herbs Used For Longevity

Magickal Herbs Used For Longevity

 

* Cypress
* Lavender
* Lemon
* Life Everlasting
* Maple
* Peach
* Sage
* Tansy

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Magickal Herbs Used for Image Magick

Magickal Herbs Used for Image Magick

 

* Ash
* Briony
* Mandrake
* Potato
* Straw

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