A list of herbs and plants and their magical/medicinal uses. To learn more about each herb, please follow the links posted within each section.
*G/P/E is Gender, Planet, and Element
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Magical Attributes: Luck, Protection
Uses: Aloe guards against evil and prevents household accidents. It can be hung over houses and doors to protect the family within and bring good luck. Its is commonly used to treat burns.
Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Healing, Protection, Visions
Uses: Growing angelica around your home or sprinkled in the four corners of your home or around the perimeter to ward of evil and protect those within. Bathing in an infusion of angelica will remove curses and unwanted spells from the bather. In some Native America tribes, angelica root was carried to increase luck, especially in gambling. The smoke is said to cause visions and aid in healing magic.
Magical Attributes: Protection, Healing, Strength, Purification, Psychic Powers
Uses: Bay is often used in brews to hence clairvoyance and wisdom or placed beneath a pillow to induce prophetic dreams. Burning bay will cause visions. For protection and purification, it is worn as an amulet, placed in windows, burned, planted in the yard or hung around a house to ward of negativity and evil.
Magical Attributes: Psychic Powers
Uses: Although not used often today, it was used in the past to invoke visions. Please note that Belladonna is toxic so please do not ingest. There are much safer alternatives available.
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Magical Attributes: Sleep, Money, Love, Purification
Uses: Most often used in sleep and mediation incenses. It can be added to baths to attract love or rubbed on the hands to attract money. It is also used to remove curses and negative spells.
Magical Attributes: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Success
Uses: The number of leaves on a clover signify different magical uses. In general, clove will ward off snakes, keep evil away if worn in your left shoe, and bring success if worn over your right breast.
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Magical Attributes: Divination, Wishes, Spirit Calling
Uses: An infusion made from dried, ground root of the Dandelion will promote psychic powers or, if left by the bed, will call spirits.
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Magical Attributes: Healing, Protection
Uses: Can be carried in a healing sachet or placed under a pillow to maintain good health and ward off evil. To treat an illness, encircle a green candle with leaves and allow the candle to burn out while visualizing the person in good health. String together the immature leaves and wear around your neck to a treat sore throat.
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Magical Attributes: Protection
Uses: Carrying feverfew in your pocket will protect you against fevers and colds. It can also be brewed as a tea or taken in capsule form to treat headaches.
Magical Attributes: Divination, Fertility, Love, Protection
Uses: Carrying fig branches carved with phallic images boosts fertility. Eating fresh figs will yield the same result.Figs grown in the home also offer protection and good luck to the inhabitants. Place a fig branch by your door before leaving for a tip to ensure you will return home safely and happily.
Magical Attributes: Protection, Spirituality
Uses: Burning frankincense will release powerful vibrations that uplift those nearby and dispel negativity and evil. Some use it to induce visions or during meditation and add it to sachets for luck, protection, and spiritual growth. Rosemary may be substituted.
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Magical Attributes: Dream Magic, Luck, Protection
Uses: Holly is hung in the home for protection against lightning, poison, and evil spirits as well as to bring luck at Yule. If planted around the home it is supposed to guard against mischievous sorcerers with it's sharp leaves and red berries. It is carried to increase luck, especially in men. If you wish to make your dream comes true, pick nine leaves of holly after midnight on a Friday and wrap them in a white cloth using nine knots to seal it. Tuck it under your pillow and your dreams should come to fruition.
Magical Attributes: Love, Money, Protection, Psychic Powers
Uses: Wearing honeysuckle oil attracts love and erotic dreams while smelling it is thought to uplift the spirit, making you more generous and faithful. Furthermore, burning honeysuckle incense, placing it around green candles, or having the flowers in your home attract money. Planted in your yard it wards off thieves.
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Magical Attributes: Chastity, Happiness, Longevity, Love, Peace, Protection, Purification, Sleep
Uses: The scent of lavender is said to attract love and men. Wearing lavender on your clothing will attract love and protect you from harm from a significant other. The flowers can be burned or taken as an infusion to induce sleep.
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Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Fertility, Health, Hunting, Love, Protection
Uses: Hang mistletoe above your door or suspended from the ceiling to invite love, good will, and peace into your home. Wear to increase fertility and heal disease. It can also be worn or hung in the home for protection from lightning, disease, fires, or misfortune. Burn to banish evil.
Magical Attributes: Astral Projection, Prophetic Dreams, Protection, Psychic Powers, Strength
Uses: Place in mugwort in your shoes to protect from foot fatigue if going for a long walk or run. Wearing mugwort or placing it above your door will protect you from evil. Placing mugwort next to your bed or drinking an infusion aids in astral projection, prophetic dreaming, and psychic ability. Do not ingest if you are pregnant or wishing to become pregnant.
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G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire
Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Healing, Lust, Protection
Uses: Sprinkling nettle around your house will keep evil out. Carrying it or wearing it will remove curses and keep negativity away. It can also be placed in the room of a sick person to aid in healing. Believed to mark the places where Elves live.
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Magical Attributes: Fertility, Healing, Health, Luck, Money, Protection
Uses: Bind two twigs with red string in the form of an equal-armed cross and hang in your house to protect you from evil. Carry acorns on your person to protect you and bring you good luck. Place acorns in your home's windows to protect from lightning and ward off evil. Burn oak to "draw off" illness. Catching an oak leaf will prevent you from catching cold in the winter. Plant an acorn in the dark of the moon to bring money.
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Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Healing, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Protection, Purification, Sleep, Youth
Uses: Wear rosemary around your head or neck or burn it on charcoal to enhance memory and receive knowledge. Wreaths of rosemary ward off negativity and encourage happiness in the home. Burning rosemary cleanses areas of negativity and promotes healing.
Magical Attributes: Divination, Healing, Love, Luck, Protection, Psychic Powers
Uses: Rose water and petals can be added to love baths to attract love and romance, while rose hips can be strung into a necklace to attract love. Drink rose tea prior to bed to induce prophetic dreams regarding your true love. Take three (or more) green rose leaves and write the name of your lovers on each. The one that stays the green the longest is said to be the one. Plant roses around your home to attract faeries. Rose petals placed around the home or carried will protect you from evil, harm, and disease
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Magical Attributes: Happiness, Love, Protection
Uses: Carry seeds to protect you from harm and accidents. Eating quince will also prevent negative energy from bothering you. It is also given to newly weds to ensure happiness.
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G/P/E: Masculine/Jupiter/AirSt. John's Wort
Magical Attributes: Immortality, Longevity, Protection, Purification, Wisdom, Wishes
Uses: Carry Sage to bring luck, wisdom, and protection. Burn it to purify rooms and objects and dispel negativity. Eating Sage will also promote wisdom while protecting pregnant women, increasing fertility, and extending life.
Magical Attributes: Divination, Happiness, Health, Love, Protection, Strength
Uses: Hung over windows in your home it wards off ghosts, necromancers, and evil spirits while also protecting your home from fire, lightning, and misfortune. Burning during Midsummer banishes unwanted spirits and demons. It can also be used in prophetic dreams to catch a glismps of your future husband or see other witches who may be checking up on you.
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Magical Attributes: Courage, Healing, Health, Love, Psychic, Purification
Uses: Carry on you to bring courage, protection, or attract love. Bathe in a bath of Thyme and Marjoram to wash away sorrows and ills from your past. Burn to purify space and objects, especially before a ritual. Place under your pillow to ward off nightmares and bring restful sleep.
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Magical Attributes: Abundance, Fertility, Money, Rebirth
Uses: Place bunches in your home to attract money and abundance. Wearing wheat or eating it is said to increase fertility and conception. Use in bread magic.
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