The Various Uses for Herbs
Most magical practices make use of herbs in various ways, often in rituals and magical workings. Often they are used as incense, when they are crushed and powdered, or as oils. Their properties mean that they create a type of force field that intensifies the vibration needed. Additionally, when the practitioner calls upon the power of the Gods and spirits, the herbs become even more effective.
Simply having particular herbs in your sacred space or having them about your person is sufficient to begin the process of enhancing the area or your personal vibration. You can use them in incense and dedicate them to the appropriate Elements and Deities. Many of the herbs mentioned can be obtained from a good herbalist, though for those of you who are truly interested it would be worthwhile creating a small herb garden or growing them on your windowsill.
Now for the Uses of Herbs
Such herbs guard against physical and psychic attacks, injury, accidents and such things as wicked spirits. They usually offer protection in a general sort of way.
The vibration of these herbs is such that they can help you to meet new people, to overcome shyness and let others know that you are open to new relationships. They put out a particular vibration so that those who are interested will answer the call. The safest way to use them is to accept that several people may be attracted to you and you will then be able to make an informed choice.
Some herbs and plants can by tradition be used to ensure fidelity. You do have to have a firm belief that you have a right to another’s devotion before imposing your will on them. Using a spell for fidelity amounts to a binding spell and you must make allowances for the person’s own integrity. It should always be remembered that it is unwise, and sometimes unhelpful, to both parties to hold anyone in a relationship against their will.
Many herbs have healing properties which can help from both a physical and a magical viewpoint. A practitioner working from both points of view can be of tremendous help in managing illness. However, always remember to advise anyone you work with in this way to seek qualified medical assistance. Never allow yourself to be drawn into being a substitute for medical help.
Not only the smell of herbs and plants, but also their vibration, can help to prevent illness and restore good health. So, if you are prone to illness, carry health herbs with you and make sure they are always as fresh as possible.
Luck is the knack of being in the right place at the right time and being able to act on instinct. Luck herbs help you create your own good fortune. Once you have such a foundation, you can build upon it.
It is sometimes easier to visualize the outcome of having money i.e. what you are going to spend the money on – than visualizing actual money coming to you. Certain herbs create an environment in which things can happen. They enable the creation of the means to fulfill your needs – perhaps a gift, a pay rise or some such thing.
Jasmine, Juniper (dried berries worn as a charm), Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Lovage, Orris Root, Patchouli
Henbane, Holly, Juniper (dried berries worn as a charm), Lemon Verbena, Lovage, Orris Root, Patchouli
Hyssop, Lilac, St John’s Wort
Cinnamon, Clove, Lovage (powdered root), Pine, Thyme (in baths), Vervain (of sacred spaces)
Basil, Garlic, Mullein, Nettle, St John’s Wort, Thyme, Wormwood, Yarrow
Angelica, Basil, Birch, Frankincense, Juniper, Garlic, St John’s Wort
Acorns, Geranium, Hawthorn, Mandrake, Orange (dried and powdered peel), Pine, Poppy, Sage, Sunflower (seeds)
Lemon, Rose, Passion Flower
Ash (leaves), Heather, Nutmeg, Rose, Vetivert
Anise, Catnip, Lily of the Valley, Marjoram, Saffron
Hyacinth, Heliotrope, Lilac, Meadowsweet
Aloe, Ash, Camomile, Cinnamon, Comfrey, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Garlic, Hops, Marjoram, Mint, Nettle, Pine, Rosemary, Saffron, Sage, Sandalwood, Thyme, Yarrow
Chilli Pepper, Galangal, Vertivert
Apple, Balm of Gilead, Basil, Caraway, Catnip, Coriander, Cowslip, Dill, Gardenia, Ginger, Ginseng, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavender, Linden, Marigold, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Myrtle, Rose, Rosemary, Valerian, Vervain, Violet (mixed with Lavender), Yarrow
Apple, Ash (leaves), Hazel, Holly (for newly-weds), Ivy (for newly-weds), Mint, Rose, Rowan, Vervain, Violet (flowers)
Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Nettle, Rosemary, Violet
Camomile, Elecampane, Frankincense, Vervain
Caraway, Lily of the Valley, Rosemary, Vanilla, Walnut
Camomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Comfrey, Fennel, Ginger, Mint, Poppy Vervain
Aloe, Camomile, Gardenia, Lavender, Myrtle, Violet
Carnation, Cinnamon, Ginger, Rosemary, Rowan
Acorn, Almond, Ash, Basil, Benzoin, Honeysuckle
Note: There are so many herbs suitable for the next three categories and the choice is such a personal one that we have included only a few suggestions. Your own further research will very much enhance your magical workings.
Aloe, Angelica (Root), Anise, Balm of Gilead, Basil, Bay Laurel, Black Pepper, Caraway, Camomile, Dill (for children), Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Garlic, Hawthorn, Holly, Hyssop, Lavender, Mandrake, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Nettle, Periwinkle, Rose, Rosemary, Rowan, Sage, St John’s Wort, Sandalwood, Vervain, Witch Hazel, Wormwood
Ash (leaves), Bay Laurel, Bay leaves, Cinnamon, Cowslip, Elecampane, Eyebright, Hyssop, Lavender, Marigold, Mugwort, Nutmeg, Rose, Thyme, Wormwood, Yarrow
Anise, Betony, Cinquefoil, Dragon’s Blood, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Oak Leaves, Pine, Rosemary, Rue, Sandalwood, Thyme, Valerian, Vervain
Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemon Balm, Rowan
Catnip, Hops, Lavender, Thyme, Valerian, Vervain
Cinnamon, Clover, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Peach (fruit), Sage, Sunflower
Decoctions require simmering for a long time, opposed to steeping in boiled water like infusions. This means that the materials used in the tea must be crushed beforehand and cut into small pieces suitable for simmering temperatures. This method is just as simple as infusing as it only consists of a few simple steps.
Decoction – 30g herb to 750ml cold water which reduces down to approx 500ml. Bring up to heat and simmer gently for up to 30 minutes. This formula works on a standard dosage and makes approximately 3 doses. Decoctions should be made fresh each day and should be stored in the fridge. It may be sweetened and can be drunk hot or cold.
If you are using unusually hard roots then you may want to increase the simmering time until the roots begin to soften. If using fresh plant material double the quantity to dried. During this entire process you need to keep the saucepan covered to ensure the important oils and nutrients do not evaporate away. Strain before drinking.
Making Herbal Remedies (Herbology At Home)
Herbal tea or tisanes are infusions – however a medicinal infusion is a lot stronger than a cup of herbal tea, therefore more of the herb material is needed.
Infusions are made of leaves, flowers, soft seeds and green stems. If the herb is particularly fragile you may wish to do a cold infusion. However, since this takes a long time, this method is usually reserved for the most delicate of herbs which lose their essential oils when heated.
Herbal Tea – 1 tsp of dried herb for every cup of almost boiling water. Cover and let infuse for approximately 10 minutes.
Hot Infusion – 25g dried herb for every 500 ml of almost boiling water. Cover and let infuse for up to 30 minutes. This formula works on a standard dosage of 3 times daily and makes approximately 3 doses.
Cold Infusion – Same basic ratio as for hot infusion applies, except you soak herbs in cold water for 8 hours or overnight.
Making Herbal Remedies (Herbology At Home)
THE PERFECT BREW
As most of you will start of using herbal remedies in the form of herbal tea I thought I would write directions for what I consider the perfect pot of tea.
Warm your teapot or cup – this maintains the temperature once you add the water. It makes a lot of difference for very little effort. I like using glass or pottery. Of course you can dig out the good china too. If using metal, there are some great cast iron pots or stainless steel pots when making decoctions.
Do not over boil the water – it drains the water of oxygen. Water temperature: Use water just below boiling point – as low as 70C is perfect for fine aerial parts of the plant. If you are using a kettle, the water is ideal when it starts to make a “rumbling” sound.
Brewing time – adjust your brewing time depending on what herb you are using. Some teas can become quite bitter if left to infuse too long. Others can withstand a number of brews. As a rule of thumb use a standard of 10 – 15 minutes to infuse your herbs. You need enough time to release the active ingredients but not so much to make it too strong and unpleasant.
Sweetening herbal tea – if you like a sweeter tea you can certainly use some honey to improve the flavour. I personally use a bit of sugar as honey adds another flavour dimension which may not always be what you want. However, I would not recommend adding milk.
If you are planning to use herbs to make your own remedies at home then you will likely encounter the process of both infusions and decoctions. Infusions and decoctions are time honoured methods of delivering the health benefits of herbs.
Making Herbal Remedies (Herbology At Home)
“SOME” HERB’S KNOWN TO BE DANGEROUS TO PREGNANT WOMEN
Contains sterols and saponins in doses too high for safety during pregnancy.
BLACKBERRY and RASPBERRY
BLACK COHOSHand BLUE COHOSH
COW PARSNIP (YERBA DEL OSO)
From the Website, Coven of the Goddess.com
Herb Lore And Magick
(NOW THE MAGICK)
Growing an aloe vera plant in the kitchen will help prevent burns and mishaps while cooking. It will also preven household accidents, and guard against evil.
Anise mixed with bay leaves provides an excellent bath additive prior to ritual. Using anise in potpourri around the house wards off evil, and anise in your sleeping pillow at night will chase away nightmares. It is believed that hanging an anise seed head on your bedpost will reestore lost youth.
Apple blossoms are used in love and healing incenses. An apple should be given to a lover as a present. It is given as an offering on Samhain to the dead, since it is a symbol of immortality. Apple wood is used to make magickal wands.
Basil protects from evil and negativity, and aids in attracting and keeping love. It is used for purification baths, and in wealth and prosperity rituals. Carrying a basil leaf in your pocket brings wealth.
The oil of bayberry will bring prosperity and luck.
Used to ward off all sorts of negativity, making it invaluable for protective amulets and sachets. Add to potpourri in the house.
Carry Caraway in an amulet for protection. Carrying caraway seeds promotes the memory. It can also guard against theft. It is said to promote lust when baked into breads cookies, or cakes.
Use the large leaves, well dried, to mark pages in magickal books. Use in conjunction with rose petals in love satchets. It will also create a psychic bond between you and your cat. Grow near your home to attract luck and good spirits.
Cayenne pepper scattered around your house will break bad spells. Adding it to love powders will ensure that your love will be spicy, and can inflame the loved one with passion.
Cedar chips used in rituals or burnt attracts money, and is also used in purification and healing. It is a symbol of power and longevity. Hung in the home it will protect against lightning. Juniper can be used in place of cedar.
Chamomile is used in prosperity charms to attract money. Added to incense, it will produce a relaxed state for better meditation. Burned alone it will induce sleep. Added to a ritual bath, it will attract love. Sprinkle it around your property to remove curses and bad spells.
Burned in incense, cinnamon will promote hil spirituality. It is also used to stimulate the passions of the male. It should also be burned in incenses used for healing. The essential oil is used for protection.
Cloves worn in an amulet will drive away negativity and hostility, and stop gossip. It is often carried to stimulate the memory, and can be added to attraction sachets. Clove oil is also worn as an aphrodisiac, and the buds when eaten are said to stir up bodily lusts. It is placed in sachets with mint and rose to chase away melancholy and to help one sleep soundly. Carried, it can also bring comfort to the bereaved and mourning.
It is a sign of rain when the down from a ripened dandelion head falls off without wind helping it to do so. To blow the seeds of a ripened head is to carry your thoughts to a loved one, near or far.
Dill is used in love and protection sachets. The dried seed heads hung in the home, over doorways, and above cradles provides protection. Add dill to your bath to make you irresistible to your lover.
Added to love incenses and sachets, it increases the potency of other herbs used. A piece of the plant is often used under the mattress as a cure for impotency. It is also used in spells to bring back a loved one. A pinch added to other herbs for magickal purposes will increas their potency.
Echinaea is used as an offering to the spirits or gods and goddesses to strengthn a spell or ritual.
Healing energies come from the leaves. A branch or wreath over the bed of a sick person will help spread the healing energies. The oil is added to healing baths, and for purifications.
Eyebright is used to make a simple tea to rub on the eyelids to induce and enhance clairvoyant visions.
Use for scenting soaps and perfumes to ward of negativity and evil. Grow near the home for the same purpose.
Feverfew is carried for protection against illnesses involving fever, as well as for preventing accidents.
Frankincense is burned to raise vibrations, purify and exorcise. It will aid meditations and visions. The essential oil is used to anoint magickal tools, altars, etc.
Peeled garlic cloves placed in each room is said to ward of disease. It is hung in new homes to dispel negativity and evil. It is a strong protective herb. Place a clove under the pillow of sleeping children to protect them.
Ginger is used in passion spells to “heat up” the relationship. It is used in success spells, and to ensure the success of spells.
Ginseng is carried to guard your health and to attract love. It will also ensure sexual potency. Ginseng can be a substitute for mandrake.
Hazel’s forked branches are used for divining, and the wood makes wonderful wands. Hazel nuts hung in the house will bring luck, and can be carried to cause fertility. Eaten the nuts bring wisdom.
Heather is carried as a guard against rape and violent crime. In poutpourri it adds protection. When burned with fern, it will bring rain.
Henbane is sometimes thrown into the water to bring rain. In olden times, it had many more uses, but is seldom used today due to its poisonous nature.
Holly is used as a protective plant, and used as decoration during the Yule season. Planted outside the home, it will also afford protection. Sprinkly holly water on newborn babies to protect them.
Ivy is grown to grow up the outside of a home to act as a guardian and protector. It is worn by brides to bring luck to the marriage.
Jasmine is used in love sachets and incenses. It is used to attract spiritual love. A drop of the essential oil in almod oil, massaged into the skin, is said to overcome frigidity. Carrying, burning or wearing the flowers attracts money and wealth. If burned in the bedroom, jasmine will bring prophetic dreams.
Juniper is used to protect from accidents and theft. Grown at your doorstep, it will offer you protection. It is used in incenses for protection.
Lavender is used in purification baths and rituals. It is used in healing incenses and sachets. Carrying the herb will enable the carrier to see ghosts. The essential oil will heighten sexual desire in men. Lavender water sprinkled on the head is helpful in keeping your chastity. The flowers are burned to induce sleep, and scattered throughout the home to maintain peaceful harmony within.
Licorice root was buried in tombs and caskets to help the soul pass easily into the Summerland. Chewing on a piece of the root will make you passionate. It is added to love sachets and an ingredient in spells to ensure fidelity.
Mandrake is used in the home as a powerful protection. It is carried to promote conception, and men carry it to promote fertility and cure impotency.
Fresh marigolds in any room heightens the energy within. Placed under the pillow before bed, it induces clairvoyancy. Planted in rows with tomatoes, it will keep pests from them and other vegetables. Planted near the porch/deck, it will keep mosquitoes away. It is also used to attract and see the fairies. Scattered under the bed, they protect during sleep. Add to bath water to win the respect of everyone you meet.
Myrrh is burned to purify and protect. It is used to consecrate and purify ritual tools and objects needing to be blessed. It is a standard magickal herb to be included in the tools of everyone.
Sprinkle nettle around the room to protect it. It is also burned during ceremonies for exorcism. Stuffed in a poppet and sent back the sender of a curse or bad spell, it will end the negativity. Nettles gathered before sunrise and fed to cattle is said to drive evil spirits from them.
Carried, nutmeg will help with clairvoyancy, and ward off rheumatism. It is included in properity mixtures. Nutmegs are carried as good luck charms.
The oak is one of the most sacred of all the trees. The most powerful mistletoe grows in oaks. The leaves are burned for purification, and the branches make powerful wands. The acorn is a fertility nut. It is carried to promote conception, ease sexual problems, and increase sexual attractiveness.
Oats are used in prosperity and money spells, and in rituals to the harvest.
Has been used as a charm against evil spirits. Halved or quartered onions placd in the home absorb negativity. An onion under your pillow will give you prophetic dreams. Magickal swords and knives are purified by rubbing them with an onion half.
The dried peel is added to love charms. The fresh or dried orange flowers added to the bath makes you attractive. The fruit itself induces lust.
Orange juice is used in rituals in place of wine.
Oregano is used to help forget and let go of a former loved one, such as a former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend etc. Burn in incenses or drink the infusion to aid in spells for letting go.
Patchouli is a powerful oil worn to attract the opposite sex. It is a sensual oil, and it can ward of negativity and evil. It is also burned in incenses to aid divination and clairvoyance.
Pennyroyal placed in a shoe will prevent weariness on long walks and hikes, or journeys. It is also added to protection and exorcism incenses. It aids in making favorable business deals. It is given to arguing couples to cease their fighting and restore harmony in the relationship.
Dried Peony roots are carved and/or made into bracelets and necklaces for protection, as well as for breaking spells and curses. Peonies planted outside the home guard against storm damage and demons. A chain of beads cut from the dried root was worn as a protection against illness and injury, and to cure insanity.
Peppermint is used in charms to heal the sick, as well as in incenses in the sickroom of the patient. It is burned to cleanse the home, and is used in sleep pillows to aid in getting to sleep. Placed beneath the pillow, it can bring dreams that give a glimpse into the future. The essential oil is used in spells to create a positive change in one’s life.
Periwinkle can help restore memory when it is gazed at or carried. It is also hung on a door to protect all within, and to prevent a witch from entering a home.
Poppy seed pods are used in prosperity charms. The seeds are added to food to aid in getting pregnant. To find the answer to a question, write it in blue ink on a piece of white paper. Place the paper inside a poppy seed pod and put it beneath your pillow. The answer will come to you in a dream.
Raspberry is served as a love-inducing food. The brambles are hung at the entrance to the home to prevent unwanted spirits from entering.
Rose water is used in gourmet dishes and in love potions. Petals are used in healing incense and sachets, and burned to provide a restful night’s sleep. The essential oil is used in ritual baths to provide peace, love, and harmony within the self. The hips are strung like beads and worn to attract love. Rose petals sprinkled around the home will calm personal stress and upheavals in the home.
Rosemary in all of its forms is used for protection and banishment. Rosemary leaves under your pillow do away with evil spirits and bad dreams. It is hung on porches and doors to keep thieves out. Rosemary is grown to attract elves.
Saffron is used to clean the hands before rituals. It is used in healing mixtures. The essential oil is used to induce clairvoyancy. Thrown in the air, it can bring the winds.
Sage is used in healing amulets, incenses, and sachets, and is also used in the same manner for bringing prosperity. Sage burned at the altar or in sacred space consecrates the area. Burned in the home, it removes impurities and banishes evil, as well as providing protection.
Sandalwood oil is massaged on the forehead and between the eyes to help center and calm the mind. It is used in healing oils and sachets. It is burned as a purifying agent in every room of the home, and as a protective agent.
Spearmint Spearmint is added to healing incenses and sachets to aid in healing lung diseases and other afflictions. Place some in a sleeping pillow for protection during sleep.
Thyme is burnt to purge and fumigate magickal rooms and spaces, as well as to bring good health. Thyme in a sleeping pillow repelts nightmares.
Valerian is used to get fighting couples back together, in love spells, and in purification baths.
Vervain is used for cleansing incenses and baths. Buried in a field, it will make your crops abundant. It is burned to attract wealth, and hung above a bed to prevent nightmares, and above a baby’s crib (out of reach) to offer protection for the little one, and will enable the child to grow up with a love of learning and a happy outlook. Hung in the home it offers protection from negative spells, and is used as a pledge of mutual faith when given to a friend.
Wiollow trees are trees of faith as the Willow bends with the elements. It is a tree of Goddess. Its branches have been used for the bindings on a witch’s broom, and as healing wands. It is also used to bring the blessings of the moon into your life. Planted near the home Willow trees are guards against all that would oppose Goddess.
The forked twigs of the witch hazel are used for divining. It will help heal a broken heart and cool passions when carried.
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Herbal Lore and Magick (Herbs M thru Y)
Mace – Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Maguey – Lust
Magnolia – Fidelity, Oppurtunity, Conflict Resolution
Mahogany, Mountain – Anti-Lightning
Maidenhair – Beauty, Love
Male Fern – Luck, Love
Mallow – Love, Protection, Exorcism
Mandarin – Calming
Mandrake – Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health
Maple – Love, Longevity, Money
Marigold – Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
Marjoram – Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
Master Wort – Strength, Courage, Protection
Mastic – Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple – Money
Meadow Rue – Divination
Meadowsweet – Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mesquite – Healing
Mimosa – Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification, Grace
Mint – Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism,Travel, Protection
Mistletoe – Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
Molukka – Protection
Moonwort – Money, Love
Moss – Luck,Money
Mugwort – Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing,Astral Projection
Mulberry – Protection, Strength
Mullein – Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
Musk(Light) – Sexuality
Musk(Dark) – Deep Memories
Mustard – Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Myrrh – Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
Myrtle – Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Narcissus – Love, Beauty
Neroli – Astral Travel, Visions
Nettle – Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
Niaouli – Purification, Health
Norfolk Island Pine – Protection, anti hunger
Nutmeg – Quick Luck, Visions
Nuts – Fertility,Prosperity, Love, Luck
Oak – Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Oak Moss – Money
Oats – Money
Olive – Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion – Protection,Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange – Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Oarnge Blossoms – Visions, Astral Travel
Orchid – Love
Oregon Grape – Money, Prosperity
Orris – Love, Protection, Divination
Palm,Date – Fertility, Potency
Palma Rosa – Love, Health
Pansy – Love, Rain Magic, Love, Divination
Papaya – Love, Protection
Papyrus – protection
Parosela – hunting
Parsley – Love, Protection, Purification
Parsley Seed – Balancing
Passion Flower – Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly – Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea – Money, Love
Peach – Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
Peach Blossom – Creativity
Pear – Lust, Love
Pecan – Money, Employment
Pennyroyal – Strength, Protection, Peace, Independence, Confidence
Peony – Protection, Exorcism
Pepper – Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint – Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Pepper Tree – Purification, Healing, Protection
Periwinkle – Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
Persimmon – Changing Sex, healing, Luck
Petitgrain – Protection, Healing
Plot Weed – Protection
Pimento – Love
Pimpernel – Protection, Health
Pine – Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple – Luck, Money, Chastity
Pinyon – Home Blessing
Pipsissewa – Money, Spirit Calling
Pistachio – Breaking Love Spells
Plantain – Healing, Protection, Strength, Snake Repelling
Plum – Healing
Plumeria – Love
Poke – Courage, Hex Breaking
Pomegranate – Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
Poplar – Money, Flying
Poppy – Fertility,Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Potato – Image Magic, Healing
Prickly Ash – Love
Primrose – Protection, Love, Health, Beauty
Purslane – Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness
Quassia – Love
Quince – Protection, Love, Happiness
Radish – Protection, Lust
Ragweed – Courage
Ragwort – Protection
Raspberry – Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root – Protection, Money
Rhubarb – Protection, Fidelity
Rice – Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
Roots – Protection, Power, Divination
Rose – Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary – Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism,Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan – Psychic Powers,Healing, Protection, Power, Success
Rue – Healing,Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye – Love, Fidelity
Saffron – Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers, Wealth, Longevity
Sage – Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush – Purification, Exorcism
St.Johns Wort – Health, Power, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness, Calming
Sandalwood – Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla – Love, Money
Sassafras – Health, Money
Savory/Summer – Mental Powers, Healing
Scullcap – Love, Fidelity, Peace
Senna – Love
Sesame – Money, Lust
Shallot – Purification
Skunk Cabbage – Legal Matters
Slippery Elm – Halts Gossip
Sloe – Exorcism, Protection
Snakeroot – Luck Money
Snakeroot/black – Love, Lust, Money
Snapdragon – Protection
Solomons Seal – Protection, Exorcism
Sorrel Wood – Healing, Health
Southern Wood – Love, Lust, Protection
Spanish Moss – Protection
Spearmint – Healing, Love, Mental Powers
Spikenard – Love, Contentment
Spruce – Blessings
Squill – Money, Protection, Hex Breaking
Star/anise – Psychic Powers, Luck
Stillengia – Psychic Powers
Straw – Luck, Image Magic
Strawberry – Love, Luck
Styrax – Blessings
Sugar Cane – Love, Lust
Sumbul – Love, Luck, Health, Psychic Powers
Sunflower – Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
Sweetgrass – Calling Spirits, Vlessings, Purification
Sweetpea – Friendship, Chastity, Courage, Strength
Tamarind – Love
Tamarisk – Exorcism, Protection
Tangerine – Happiness
Tansy – Health, Longevity
Tarragon – Clearing
Tea – Riches, Courage, Strength
Tea Tree – Healing
Thistle – Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Thistle/holy – Purification, Hex Breaking
Thistle/milk – Snake enraging
Thyme – Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification,Courage
Ti – Protection,Healing
Toadflax – Protection, Hex Breaking
Toadstool – Rain Making
Tobacco – Healing, Purification
Trifolia – Balancing
Tuberrose – Peace, Love
Turmeric – Purification
Turnip – Protection, Ending Relationships
Uva Ursa – Psychic Workings
Valerian – Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Vanilla – Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap – Protection, Love
Vervain – Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
Vetch/Giant – Fidelity
Vetivert – Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet – Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
Wahoo – Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
Walnut – Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Water Lilly _ Psychic Ability, Peace
Wax Plant – Protection
Wheat – Fertility, Money
Willow – Love, divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen – Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Winters Bark – Success
Wisteria – Crystal Gazing
Witch Grass – Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism
Witch Hazel – Protection, Chastity
Wolfs Bane – Protection, Invisibility
Wood Rose – Luck
Woodruff – Victory, Protection, Money, Success, Purification
Wormwood – Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
Yarrow – Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose – Hunting
Yerba Mate – Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa – Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yew – Raising the Dead
Ylang Ylang – Peace, Sex, Love
Yohimbe – Love, Lust
Yucca – Transmutation, Protection, Purification
From the Website, Coven of the Goddess.com
Herb Lore and Magick
Acacia – Protection, Psychic Powers
Adam & Eve Roots – Love, Happiness
Adders Tongue – Healing
African Violet – Spirituality, Protection
Agaric – Fertility
Agrimony – Protection, Sleep
Ague Root – Protection
Alfalfa – Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money
Alkanet – Purification, Prosperity
Allspice – Money, Luck, Healing
Almond – Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
Aloe – Protection, Luck
Aloes, Wood – Love, Spirituality
Althea – Protection, Psychic Powers
Alyssum – Protection, Moderating Anger
Amaranth – Healing, Protection, Invisibility
Amber – Success, Love, Insipration
Ambergris – Psychic Ability, Viions
Anemone – Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica – Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Apple – Love,Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
Apricot – Love
Arabic Gum – Purify negativity and evil
Arbutus – Exorcism, Protection
Asafoetida – Exorcism, Purification, Protection
Ash – Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
Aspen – Eloquence, Anti Theft
Aster – Love
Avens – Exorcism, Purification,Love
Avocado – Love,Lust, Beauty
Bachelor’s Buttons – Love
Balm, Lemon – Love,Success, Healing
Balm of Gilead – Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing
Bamboo – Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
Banana – Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
Banyan – Luck
Barley – Love, Healing, Protection
Basil – Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Bay – Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bayberry – Properity
Bean – Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency
LoveBedstraw/Fragrant – Love
Beech – Wishes
Beet – love
Belladonna – astral projection *DEADLY POISON*
Benzoin – Purification, Prosperity
Bergamot – Focus, Manifestations
Bergamot, Orange – Money
Be-Still – Luck
Betony wood – Protection,Purification,Love
Birch – Intution,Empathy, Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Bistort – Psychic Powers, Fertility
Bitter Almond – Peace, Meditation
Bittersweet – Protection, Healing
Blackberry – Healing, Money, Protection
Black Pepper – Energy, Strength
Blackberry – Money, Healing, Protection
Bladderwrack – Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers
Bleeding Heart – Love
Bloodroot – Love, Protection, Purification
Bluebell – Luck, Truth
Blue Flag – Money
Bodhi – Fertility, Protection, WIsdom, Meditation
Boneset – Protection, Exorcism
Borage – Courage, Psychic Powers
Bracken – Healing, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
Brazil Nut – Love
Briony – Image Magic, Money, Protection
Bromeliad – Protection, Money
Broom – Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
Buchu – Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
Buckeye – Divination, Money, Wealth
Buckthorn – Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Buckwheat – Money, Protection
Burdock – Protection, Healing
Cabbag – Luck
Cactus – Protection, Chastity
Cajeput – Healing
Calamus – Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
Camphor – Chastity, Health, Divination
Caper – Potency, Lust, Luck
Carawy – Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
Cardamon – Lust, Love
Carnation – Protection, Strength, Healing
Carob – Protection, Health
Carrot – Fertility, Lust, Grounding
Cascara Sagrada – Legal Matters, Money, Protection
Cashew – Money
Cassia – Stimulant
Castor – Protection
Catnip – Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness, Psychic Development
Cattail – Lust
Cedar – Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celandine – Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
Celery – Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Centaury – Snake Removing
Chamomile – Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Cherry – Love, divination
Chestnut – Love
Chickweed – Fertility, Love
Chicory – Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frigidity
Chili pepper – Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
China Berry – Luck
Chrysanthemum – Protection
Cinchona – Luck, Protection
Cinnamon – Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust Protection, Love
Cinquefoil – Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
Citron – Psychic Powers, Healing
Citronella – Beauty, Enjoyment
Civit – Lust, Sexuality
Cloth of Gold – Understand animal languages
Clove – Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Clover – Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Club Moss – Protection, Power
Coconut – Purification, Protection, Chastity
Cohosh,Black – love, courage, protection, potency
Coltsfoot – Love, Visions
Columbine – Courage, Love
Comfrey – Safety during travel, Money
Copal – Love, Purification
Coriander – Love,Health, Healing, Happiness
Corn – protection,luck, divination
Cotton – Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magic
Cowslip – Healing, Youth, Treasure Finding
Crocus – Love, Visions
Cubeb – Love
Cuckoo-flower – Fertility, Lover
Cucumber – Chastity, Healing, Fertility
Cumin – Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism
Curry – Protection
Cyclamen – Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust
Cypress – Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection, Grief
Daffodil – Love, Fertility, Luck
Daisy – Lust, Luck
Damiana – Lust, Love, Visions
Dandelion – Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Datura – Hex Breaking, Sleep, Protection
Deerstongue – Lust, Psychic Powers, Love, Fedility
Devils Bit – Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
Devils Shoestring – Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
Dill – Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
Dittany of Crete – Manifestations, Astral Projection
Dock – Healing,Fertility, Money
Dodder – Love,Divination, Knot Magic
Dogbane – Love
Dogwood – Wishes, Protection
Dragons Blood – Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency
Dulse – Lust, Harmony
Dutchmans Breeches – Love
Ebony – Protection, Power
Echinacea – Strengthening Spells
Edelweiss – Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
Elder – Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep
Elecampane – Love, Protection, Psychic Powers, Strengthening
Elemi – Grounding
Elm – Love
Endive – Lust, Love
Eryngo – Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
Eucalyptus – Healing, Protection
Euphorbia – Purification, Protection
Eyebright – Mental Powers, Psychic Power
Fennel – Protection, Healing, Purification
Fenugreek – Money
Fern – Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism
Feverfew – Protection
Fig – Divination, Fertility, Love
Figwort – Health, Protection
Fir Balasm – Expansion, Success
Flax – Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing
Fleabane – Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
Foxglove – Protection
Frankincense – Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
Fumitory – Money, Exorcism
Fuzzy Weed – Love, Hunting
Galangal – Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex breaking
Galbanum – Purification
Gardenia – Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Garlic – Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Gentian – Love, Power
– Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
Ginger – Love, Money, Success, Power, Protection
Ginseng – Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
Goats Rue – Healing, Health
Goldenrod – Money, Divination
Golden Seal – Healing, Money
Gorse – Protection, Money
Gotu Kola – Meditation
Gourd – Protection
Grain – Protection
Grains of Paradise – Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
Grape – Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money
Grass – Psychic Powers, Protection
Ground Ivy – Divination
Groundsel – Health, Healing
Hawthorn – Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
Hazel – Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes
Heather – Protection, Rain Making, Luck
Heliotrope – Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility, Opens Chakras
Hellebore,Black – Protection *POISON*
Hemlock – Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
Hemp – Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
Henna – Healing
Hibiscus – Lust, Love, Divination
Hickory – Legal Matters
High John the Conquerer – Money, Love, Success, Happiness*POISON*
Holly – Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
Honesty – Money, Repelling Monsters
Honeysuckle – Money, Psychic Powers, Protection, Peace
Hops – Healing, Sleep
Horehound – Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horse Chestnut – Money, Healing
Horseradish – Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail – Snake Charming, Fertility
Houndstongue – Tying dogs tongues
Houseleek – Luck,Protection, Love
Huckleberry – Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth – Love, Protection, Happiness, Self Confidence, Grieving
Hydrangea – Hex Breaking
Hyssop – Purification, Protection
Indian Paint Brush – Love
Iris – Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss – Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy – Protection, Healing
Jasmine – Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Meditation
Jobs Tears – Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe-pye weed – Love, Respect
Juniper – Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
kava-Kave – Visions, Protection, Luck
knotweed – Binding, Health
Ladys mantle – Love
Ladys slipper – Protection
Larch – Protection, Anti theft
Larkspur – Health, Protection
Lavendar – Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Leek – Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon – Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemon Balm – Clearing, Success, Love, Healing
Lemongrass – Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
Lemon Verbena – Purification, Love
Lettuce – Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice – Love,Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlastin – longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac – Exorcism, Protection
Lilac (Blue) – Inner Harmony
Lilac (White) -Purification
Lily – Protection, Breaking Love spells
Lily of the Valley – Mental Powers, Happiness
Lime – Healing, Love, Protection, Energy
Linden – Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liquidamber – Protection
Liverwort – Protection
Liverwort – Love
Looestrife – Peace, Protection
Lotus – Protection, Lock-Opening
Lovage – Love
Love Seed – Love, Friendship
Lucky Hand – Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
From the Website, Coven of the Goddess.com
A Quicker Method to Herbal Infused Oils
Items You Will Need:
2 – 3 oz. dried herbs or 3 – 4 oz. fresh
1 1/4 cups unblended vegetable oil (preferably sunflower or olive)
A heat-proof container with a tight-fitting lid (jam jars work well)
Chop the herb and put it in the container with all the oil. Put the container in a pan filled with water to within 1 inch of the top of the container of oil. Simmer slowly for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, allow the oil to cool, and strain well. Discard the spent herbs (makes lovely compost). Refill the canister with the remaining herbs and return to the water bath (remember to replace the lid). Simmer for another 2 hours. Be sure to check the water level occasionally so as to not burn the oil.
When the oil has cooled enough to work with, pour it through a jelly bag or sieve lined with cheesecloth. If using fresh herbs, there may be a watery liquid at the bottom of the oil.
This must be separated and discarded, or else it will spoil the oil over time. This oil can be used as a base for ointments, creams, or salves, or as a massage oil.