Botanical References A - G

Acacia
Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools. Use in incense to promote a meditative state. Also Called: Gum Arabic, Arabic Gum

Aconite    
Use aconite as a magickal wash for ritual tools & space. Wear as an amulet for protection from vampires and werewolves. Note: Poisonous, do not consume. Also Called: Wolfsbane, Monkshood

Acorn    
Good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power. A dried acorn is an excellent natural amulet for keeping a youthful appearance.

Adam & Eve Root    
Principally used by lovers; one lover carries the Eve Root & the other lover carries the Adam Root. This keeps your lover true to you & discourages rivals. Carry both roots in a small bag at all times for attraction, to bring a love to you, or for a marriage proposal.

Adder's Tongue    
Stops gossip and slander, promotes healing. Sacred to serpent goddesses. Used in divination, healing magick, lunar magick, and dream magick.
Also Called: Dogtooth Violet

African Violet    
Spirituality, protection, and healing. Wear in an amulet for protection. Keep in the home to increase spirituality. Frequently burned as incense during the spring Equinox sabbat.

Agar Agar    
Promote joy and success, attract opportunities and blessings to the household. Mix with Fast Luck powder and rub on hands before playing bingo or other games of chance.

Agrimony    
Overcoming fear & inner blockages; dispelling negative emotions. Also used for reversing spells. Sew into a dream pillow with Mugwort for best results. Use as a wash or oil to increase the effectiveness of all forms of healing rituals. Wards off evil entities and poison.

Ague    
Protection, hex breaking. Used in amulets to protect against evil. Mix with incense and burn to break a hex that has been placed on you.
Also Called: Ague Root, Ague Weed

Alder    
Associated with divination, music, poetry, wind magick, weather magick, teaching, and decision making. Also used in rituals of death & dying to provide protection for the deceased.

Alfalfa
Money, prosperity, anti-hunger. Put a small jar in the cupboard or pantry to ward off poverty and hunger. Burn in a cauldron and use the ashes in amulets for protection from hunger and poverty. Also Called: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic

Alkanet    
Purification, prosperity. Protects from snakebites and helps ease fear of snakes. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positive influence.
Also Called: Anchusa, Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss

Allspice    
Money, luck, healing, obtaining treasure. Provides added determination and energy to any spells and charms. Burn crushed allspice to attract luck and money. Use in herbal baths for healing. Also Called: Jamaica Pepper

Almond    
Wisdom, money, fruitfulness, and prosperity. Invokes the healing energy of the deities. Provides magickal help for overcoming dependencies & addiction. Associated with Candlemas and Beltane. Carry, wear, or use as incense to attract abundance. Also Called: Greek Nuts, Shakad

Aloe    
Protection and luck. Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy. Thought to relieve loneliness and assist with success. Hang in the home to attract luck and protection for those who live there. Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents. Burn on the night of a full moon to bring a new lover by the new moon. Also Called: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant

Althea Root    
Burn or place in a sachet to bring protection, calm an angry person, and aid psychic powers. Keep on the altar or burn on candles to attract good spirits.

Alyssum    
Protection and moderating anger, protection.

Amaranth    
Healing, summoning spirits, healing broken hearts, protection from bullets, and invisibility.

Amber    
Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attacks. Mental clarity & focus. Transforming negative energy to positive energy.

Ambergris    
Enhancing dreams and psychic ventures, attracting men.

Anemone    
Healing and Protection

Angelica    
Very powerful protection herb - protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy; creates a barrier against negative energy. Use in healing & exorcism incenses; scatter for purification, protection, and uncrossing. Add to incense to promote healing or to the bath to remove curses, hexes, or spells. Also thought to promote temperance. Sprinkle ground herb in the shoes to prevent tiredness and weakness. Sprinkle around the outside perimeter of the home for protection and exorcism. Burn to bring a lost love back to you. Also Called: Masterwort, Archangel, Garden Angel, Angelica Root

Anise    
Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams. Use to invoke Mercury and Apollo. Great for aromatherapy. Use in purification baths with bay leaves. A sprig of Anise hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Also Called: Aniseed, Anneys, Anise Seed

Apple    
Love, Garden Magick, Immortality, Friendship, Healing. Place seven apple seeds in a bag with Orris Root to attract sexual love. Use in rituals to give honor to gods and goddesses of fertility. Considered the food of the dead, which is why Samhain is called the 'Feast of Apples'. Symbolizes the soul and is burned at Samhain in honor of those who will be reborn in the spring. When doing a house blessing, cut an apple in half -- eat half and put the other half outside of the home as an offering. Also Called: Fruit of the Underworld, Fruit of the Gods, Silver Brough, Silver Branch, Tree of Love

Apricot    
Love. Add leaves and flowers to love sachets or carry apricot pits to attract love.

Arabic Gum
Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools. Use in incense to promote a meditative state. Also Called: Acacia, Gum Arabic

Arnica Flowers 
Increases psychic powers

Arrow Root    
Purification and healing; can be used as a substitute for graveyard dust.

Ash    
Sea spells/magick/rituals, image magick, invincibility, protection from drowning, general protection, and luck. Burning an ash log at Yule brings prosperity. The leaf of this plant is used for travel safety. Place one tablespoon of ash leaves in a bowl of water in the bedroom overnight, then toss out in the morning -- doing this daily is said to prevent illness.

Asofoetida    
Protection and banishing negativity. Be forewarned that this herb is powerful, but has an awful smell when burned.
Also Called: Devil's Dung, Food of the Gods

Asparagus    
Male Sex Magick

Aspen    
Eloquence, clairvoyance, healing, and anti-theft. Plant in your garden for protection against thieves.

Aster    
Love. Also Called: China Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Starwort

Astragalus Root    
Protection and energy

Avocado    
Love, lust and beauty. Also used for sex magick. Also Called: Ahuacotl, Alligator Pear, Persea

Azalea    
Happiness, gaiety and light spirits, first love. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.
Bachelor Buttons    Love Also Called: Devil's Flower, Red Campion


Bakuli Pods    
Difficult to find magic item also used in sachets and potpourri.

Balm of Gilead 
Tears    Love, manifestations, protection, healing, de-stressing, and assisting in healing from the loss of a loved one. Use in love sachets; carry for healing, protection, and mending a broken heart. Use to dress candles for any form of magickal healing. Burn to attract spirits. Also Called: Poplar Buds, Balsam Poplar, Balm of Gilead, Mecca, Mecca Balsam, Balessan, Bechan

Balmony    
Steadfastness, patience, and perseverance. Associated with the tortoise or turtle.
Also Called: Hummingbird Tree, Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Head, Turtle Bloom

Balsam Fir    
Strength and breaking up negativity; Insight, progress against goals, and bringing about change. Balsam fir needles can be burned on charcoal as an incense and also make a great ingredient in sachet bags, dream pillows, and potpourri mixes.

Bamboo    
Hex breaking, wishes, luck and protection. Carve a wish into bamboo and bury it in a secluded area to make your wish come true. Carry a piece of bamboo for good luck.

Banana    
Fertility, potency, and prosperity

Banyan    
Happiness, Luck

Barberry    
Cleansing, sorcery, atonement, freeing oneself from the power or control of another. Also Called: Witches Sweets

Barley    
Love, healing, and protection. Harvests. Scatter on the ground to keep evil at bay. Tie barley straw around a rock and throw into a river or lake while visualizing any pain you have to make the pain go away.

Basil    
Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Associated with Candlemas. Carry to move forward in a positive manner despite perilous danger. Strewn on floors to provide protection from evil. Sprinkle an infusion of basil outside of the building where you hope to be employed for luck in a job interview (be careful not to be seen!) or in your business to attract money and success. Wear or carry to aid in attracting money and prosperity. Also Called: Common Basil, Sweet Basil, St. Josephwort, St. Joseph's Wort, Tulsi, Tulasi, Krishnamul, Kala Tulasi, Witches' Herb, Alabahaca, American Dittany.

Bat's Head Root    
Use in spellwork, rituals, gris gris bags, etc. to obtain wishes.

Bay Laurel    
Purification, house and business blessing, and clearing confusion. Attracts romance. Keep potted plant to protect home from lightning. Place in a dream pillow for sound sleep and to induce prophetic dreams. Also Called: Bay, Sweet Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Baie, Daphne

Bay Leaf    
Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and then burn the leaves to make the wishes come true. Place under the pillow (or use in dream pillow) to induce prophetic dreams. Place in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf to protect yourself against black magick.

Bayberry    
Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief. Burn a white candle sprinkled with bayberry bark for good fortune and money. Also Called: American Vegetable Tallow Tree, Myrtle, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Candleberry Myrtle, Tallow Shrub, American Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Tallow, Waxberry, Pepperidge Bush, Berbery

Bedstraw (Fragrant)
Love and lust

Bee Pollen
Friendship, attraction, love, strength, happiness, and overcoming depression.

Beech
Wishes, happiness and divination. Improves literary skills. Place a leaf of beech between covers of Book of Shadows to increase inspiration.

Beeswax    
Traditionally used for making candles, decorative seals, natural polish, protective finish, and use as a base for herbal salves.

Beet    
Love. Beet juice can be used as ink for love magick or as a substitute for blood in spells and rituals.

Belladonna    
Healing & forgetting past loves. Provides protection when placed in a secret place in the home. Place on a ritual altar to honor the deities and add energy to rituals. Note: Deadly poison, do not ingest.
Also Called: Banewort, Deadly Nightshade, Sorcerer's Berry, Witch's Berry, Death's Herb, Devil's Cherries, Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man's Cherries

Benzoin    
Purification, prosperity, soothing tension, dispelling anger, diminishing irritability, relieving stress & anxiety, and overcoming depression. Promotes generosity and concentration. Good to burn while using the Tarot or for success in intellectual matters. Smoulder for purification. An incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil is said to attract customers to your place of business.
Also Called: Snowbells, Storax, Gum Benzoin, Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin, Benzoin Gum, Ben, Benjamen

Bergamot    
Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep. Carry in a sachet while gambling to draw luck and money. Very powerful for attracting success. Burn at any ritual to increase its power.
Also Called: Orange Mint

Betel Nut    
Protection and banishing
Bilberry Bark    Used for protection.
Also Called: Whortleberry, Black Whortles, Whinberry, Huckleberry, Bleaberry, Blueberry, Airelle

Birch    
Protection, exorcism and purification. A birch planted close to the home is said to protect against lightning, infertility, and the evil eye.
Also Called: White Birch, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch, Tree of Life, Lady of the Woods

Bistort    
Fertility, divination, clairvoyance, psychic powers. Carry in a sachet for fertility and conception. Add to any herbal mixture to boost divination. Burn with frankincense during divination or to enhance psychic powers. Carry in a yellow flannel bag to attract wealth & good fortune. Sprinkle an infusion of bistort around the home to drive out poltergeists.
Also Called: Bistort Root, Dragonwort

Black Cohosh    
Love, courage, protection and potency. Use in love sachets or in the bath to prevent impotence. Carry in pocket or amulet for courage and/or strength. Sprinkle around a room to drive away evil. Add an infusion of the herb to bath water to ensure a long and happy life. Burn as a love incense. Put in purple flannel bag for protection for accidents and sudden death and to keep others from doing you wrong.
Also Called: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Squawroot, Bugwort, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Rattlesnake Root, Richweed

Black Haw    
Protection, gambling, luck, power and employment. Carry in the pocket while seeking employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise.
Also Called: Devil's Shoestring, Stagbush, American Sloe

Black Pepper    
Banishing negativity, exorcism, and protection from evil.

Black Walnut    
Access to divine energy, bringing the blessing of the Gods, wishes.

Blackberry    
Healing, protection and money. Sacred to Brighid. Leaves and berries said to attract wealth and healing.

Bladderwrack    
Protection, sea spells, wind spells, money, psychic powers, and attracting customers. Wear in a charm for protection during travel, especially when traveling by water.
Also Called: Kelp, Seawrack, Kelpware, Black-tang, Cutweed, Sea Oak, Sea Spirit

Blessed Thistle    
Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking. Carry for strength and protection. Place a bowl of blessed thistle in a room to renew the vitality and strengthen the spirit of its occupants. Men who carry thistle become better lovers.
Also Called: Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict Thistle, Spotted Thistle, Cardin

Bloodroot    
Love, protection, and purification. Steep in red wine for a full cycle of the moon to use as a "blood offering" for spells that call for this -- DO NOT DRINK THE WINE. Place in windows and doorways to keep curses and evil spirits out. A favorite root for use in voodoo to defeat hexes and spells aimed against you.
Also Called: Red Root, Red Indian Paint, Tetterwort, Blood Root, Indian Paint, Pauson, Red Paint Root, Red Puccoon, Sanguinariat

Blowball    
Love and wishes. Carry in a red bag to grant wishes. Blow to the four directions when searching for love.

Blue Cohosh    
Empowerment, purification, money drawing, love breaking, and driving away evil.

Blue Violet    
Love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection from all evil. Carried for protection and to encourage fortune and changed luck. Mixed with lavender to attract lust and love. Worn to calm tempers and bring sleep.
Also Called: Sweet Scented Violet

Bluebell    
Luck, truth and friendship. Incorporate into rituals of death & dying to comfort those left behind and ease their sorrow.
Also Called: Jacinth, Culverkeys, Auld Man's Bell, Ring o' Bells, Wood Bells

Blueberry    
Protection. Though not recommended, blueberry is said to cause confusion & strife when tossed in the doorway or path of an enemy.

Boneset    
Protection, exorcism and warding off evil spirits. Sprinkle an infusion of boneset around the home to rid it of evil and negativity. To curse an enemy, burn as an incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy (not recommended -- remember the law of threes!).
Also Called: Feverwort, Agueweed, Crosswort, Eupatorium, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, Vegetable Antimony

Borage    
Courage and psychic powers. Float the flowers in a ritual bath to raise one's spirits. Carry or burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character. Sprinkle an infusion of Borage around the house to ward off evil.
Also Called: Bee Bread, Starflower, Herb of Gladness, Bugloss, Burrage, Cool Tankard

Brazil Nut    
Good luck in love affairs

Brewer's Yeast    
Used in facial mask potions.

Brimstone    
Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemy's power over you. Burn at midnight near your back door to ward off evil.
Also Called: Sulfur Powder

Broom Tops    
Purification, wind spells, divination and protection. Sprinkle an infusion of broom tops around the home to clear away all evil.
Also Called: Irish Broom, Scotch Broom, Besom, Broom

Buchu    
Divination, wind spells, psychic powers and prophetic dreams. Add buchu leaves to the bath to enable yourself to foretell the future.
Also Called: Bucco, Agathosma Betulina, Bookoo, Bucku, Buku and Bucco

Buckeye    
Divination, good luck, and attracting money & wealth. Carried whole anointed with money oil and/or wrapped in a dollar bill for constant increase in money flow. A popular Hoodoo charm for gamblers. Carry in pocket for protection against arthritis.
Also Called: Horse Chestnut

Buckthorn    
Sorceries, elf magick, and driving away enchantments. Used as a luck generator in legal matters and for winning in court. Place the branches of a Buckthorn near doors or windows to drive away evil and bad vibrations. To make a wish, stand in an open area facing east and concentrate on your wish; turn to your left until you are facing east again, continually sprinkling buckthorn bark powder (or an infusion made with buckthorn bark) as you turn.
Also Called: Arrowwood, Black Dogwood, Black Alder Dogwood, Black Alder Tree, Persian Berries

Buckwheat    
Money, protection, and fasting. Use in charms and spells to obtain treasure, riches, and wealth.

Burdock    
Used for cleansing magick when feeling highly negative about oneself or others. Use in protection incenses and spells. Rinse with a decoction of burdock to remove negative feelings about yourself or others.
Also Called: Bardana, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Hardock, Hareburr, Hurrburr, Turkey Burrseed, Fox's Clote, Happy Major, Lappa, Love Leaves, Personata, Beggar's Buttons

Burnet
Used for protection, consecration of ritual tools, and counter magick; also used to magickally treat depression and despondency.
Also Called: Italian Pimpernel, Salad Burnet, Greater Burnet

Butchers Broom    
Wind spells, divination, protection, psychic powers.

Butterbur    
Used for love divination and to raise one's spirits by increasing sense of hope and faith.
Also Called: Bog Rhubarb, Butterdock, Umbrella Plant, Lagwort, Sweet Coltsfoot


Cabbage    
Fertility, profit, good luck, lunar magick, money magick.

Cactus    
Chastity, banishing and protection. Bury with other banishing symbols for protection. Grow in the home or garden to prevent unwanted intrusions. Place in all directions of the home (north, south, east, and west) for full protection.

Calamint    
Soothes sorrows and helps in recovery from emotional pain. Increase joy and restore a bright outlook on life.
Also Called: Basil Thyme, Mountain Balm, Mountain Mint

Calamus    
Luck, money, healing, and protection. Place in corners of the kitchen to prevent hunger & poverty. Use to strengthen and bind spells. Note: Use with caution, can be poisonous.
Also Called: Calamus Root, Bach, Vacha

Calendula Flowers    
Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Pick at noon for comfort and strength. Place garlands of calendula at doors to prevent evil from entering. Scatter under the bed for protection and to make dreams come true. Carry to help justice favor you in court. Touch the flowers with bare feet to better understand birds.
Also Called: Marigold, Summer's Bride, Bride of the Sun, Sun's Gold, Ruddes, Ruddles

Camellia    
Riches

Camphor    
Dreams, psychic awareness, and divination; Adds strength to any mixture; used for purification and to increase personal influence & persuasiveness. Burn on incense or use camphor oil for ritual cleaning when moving into a new home or setting up a new altar. Add to water when scrying.
Also Called: Laurel Camphor, Gum Camphor

Caper    
Potency, lust, and love

Caraway    
Health, love, protection, mental powers, memory, passion, and anti-theft. Prevents lover from straying when used in love spells & potions. Ideal for consecrating ritual tools. Carry to improve memory or use in dream pillows to help you to remember your dreams. Sew caraway seed into a small white bag with white thread and hide it under the mattress of a child's crib or bed to keep the child free of illness.

Cardamom    
Lust, love, and fidelity

Carnation    
Protection, strength, healing, enhancing magickal powers, and achieving balance. Burn to enhance creativity. Use in bath spells.
Also Called: Gilliflower, Jove's Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-in-Wine, Gillies

Carob    
Health and protection

Carrot    
Lust, fertility

Cascara Sagrada  
Legal matters, money spells and protection against hexes. Sprinkle an infusion of the herb around the home the night before court proceedings to help in winning a court case. Wear as an amulet for protection against evil and hexes. Wear or keep in a bowl on your altar or reading table to help you concentrate.
Also Called: Cascara Sagada, Sacred Bark, Purshiana Bark, Persian Bark, Chittem Bark, Bearberry

Cashew    
Money

Catnip    
Sacred to Bast; should be used in any ritual involving cats or cat deities. Use with rose petals in love sachets. Use in sachets and spells designed to enhance beauty or happiness. Provides protection while sleeping. Mix with Dragon's Blood to rid oneself of a behavioral problem or bad habit. Burn dried leaves for love magick. Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck.
Also Called: Cat's Play, Catmint, Nip, Nepeta, Field Balm, Catswort, Catnep

Cat's Claw    
Vision quests, shamanic journeys, and money drawing.
Also Called: Una de Gato

Cat-tail    
Lust

Cayenne    
Dealing with separations or divorce; Cleansing & purification; Repels negativity; Speeds up the effect of any mixture to which it is added.

Cedar    
Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Used in the consecration of magick wands. Carry a small piece of cedar in wallet or near money to attract wealth. Hang in the home to protect against lightning. Use in sachets to promote calmness.

Cedar Berries    
Uses include anti-theft and repelling snakes.
Also Called: Juniper Berries

Celandine    
Cures depression, brings victory and joy, assists in legal matters. Serves as a protective ward when worn. Carry to increase self-confidence when facing adversaries. Use in ritual work when you feel trapped in undue negativity. Note: Deadly poison, use with caution.
Also Called: Devil's Milk

Celery    
Mental powers, psychic powers, lust, fertility, and male potency.

Celery Seed    
Mental and psychic powers, concentration. Burn with orris root to increase psychic powers. Use in sleep pillow to induce sleep. Chew celery seed to aid in concentration.

Centaury    
Counter magick herb; snake removing. Adds power to any magickal workings. Used to repel anger and hurtful energy.
Also Called: Bitter Herb, Lesser Centaury, Feverwort

Chamomile    
Love, healing, and reducing stress. Add to a sachet or spell to increase the chances of its success. Sprinkle an infusion of chamomile around the house to remove hexes, curses and spells. Burn or add to prosperity bags to increase money. Burn as incense for de-stressing, meditation, and restful sleep. Wash hands in an infusion of chamomile for luck before gambling or playing cards. Use in bath magick to attract love. Keep a packet of the herb with lottery tickets for luck.
Also Called: Whig Plant, Scented Mayweed, Camomyle, Ground Apple, Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Earth Apple, Camomile

Cherry    
Love, divination, gaiety and happiness

Cherry Bark    
Lust, direction, frugality, favors, invisibility, and magickal potency. Burn as an incense while performing divination to enhance the results, or while performing love spells to find a partner. Use to revitalize the Magickal energy needed to finish an old project.
Also Called: Virginia Prune Bark

Chervil    
Brings a sense of the higher self, placing you in touch with your divine, immortal spirit. Helps in making contact with a deceased loved one.
Also Called: French Parsley, Anise Chervil, British Myrrh, Sweet Cicely, Sweet Fern

Chestnut    
Love

Chia    
Protection and health

Chickweed    
Fertility and love. Carry or use to attract a lover or maintain your current relationship. Useful for lunar and animal magick, especially the healing of birds.
Also Called: Starweed, Satin Flower, Starwort, Winterweed, Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Adder's Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina

Chicory    
Frigidity, favors, removing obstacles, and invisibility. Promotes a positive outlook and improves sense of humor. Place fresh flowers on the altar or burn as an incense. Anoint your body with chicory juice or an infusion of chicory to obtain favors from others. Burn as incense with a black skull candle to place a hex on an enemy (not recommended).
Also Called: Blue-Sailors, Coffeeweed, Succory

Chili Pepper    
Fidelity, love, and hex breaking. Scatter powder around the house to break hexes and spells against you. Use in love charms & spells.
Also Called: Bird Pepper, Pod Pepper, Cayenne

China Berry    
Luck

Chives    
Protection and weight loss

Chrysanthemum    
Protection. Grow in the garden to ward off evil spirits.
Also Called: Mum

Cilantro    
Protection of gardeners; brings peace to the home and helps to attune one with their soul.

Cinnamon    
Spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, and prosperity. Burn as an incense or use in a sachet to raise spiritual and protective vibrations, draw money, and stimulate psychic powers. A popular herb for use in charms to draw money & prosperity. Wear in an amulet to bring passion.
Also Called: Sweet Wood

Cinquefoil    
An all-purpose magickal herb. The five points of the leaf represent love, money, health, power, and wisdom. Stimulates memory, eloquence, and self confidence. Carry, burn, or wear to possess these traits. Used for business & house blessing. Use in spells to bring protection to a friend or loved one taking a journey. Burn as an incense during divination to bring dreams of one's intended mate. Frequently associated with ritual work involving romance. Wash hands and forehead with an infusion of this herb nine times to wash away hexes and evil spells against you. Fill an empty egg shell and keep it in the home for powerful protection from evil forces. Wrap in red flannel and hang over the bed to ward off dark spirits of the night.
Also Called: Five Finger Grass, Synkefoyle, Witches Weed, Five Leaf, Tormentilla, Sunkfield, Bloodroot, Moor Grass, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy, Crampweed, Silverweed, Silver Weed, Sunkfield

Citronella    
Draws friends to the home, customers to the business. Promotes eloquence, persuasiveness, and prosperity. Protects and cleanses the aura. Encourages self-expression and creativity (great for writers & actors!) and brings clarity to the mind. Repels insects and deodorizes.

Clove    
Exorcism, love, money, and protection

Clover  
Fidelity, protection, money, love, and success. Strong association with the Earth, useful in consecrating both pentacles and ritual tools made of copper. Carry as an amulet or use in sachets for luck, attracting money, fidelity, maintaining mental acuity, and/or protection. When grown outside, is thought to keep snakes away from property. Sprinkle around the home to remove negative spirits.
Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cowgrass, Three Leaved Grass, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Trifoil

Clover, Red    
Put in baths to aid in financial arrangements. Also used in potions for lust. Used in sachets or incense for money, love, fidelity, success and luck. Protects and blesses domestic animals. Used in consecration of ritual tools made of copper.
Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cowgrass, Three Leaved Grass, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Trifoil

Cloves    
Magickal uses include protection, banishing hostile/negative forces, and gaining what is sought. Cloves are burned to stop gossip as well as to purify & raise the spiritual vibrations of an area. Use to bring a sense of kinship to a social gathering. Wear for protection and mental clarity. Said to protect babies in their cribs if strung together and hung over the crib (being sure that the strand can't fall into the crib, of course!). Burn to attract riches, drive away hostile forces, and stop any gossip about you. Carry to attract the opposite sex or bring comfort during bereavement. Cleanses the aura.
Also Called: Ding Xiang

Club Moss    
Protection and power. Use in bath magick for purification. Burn as incense as an offering to the deities and to open channels of communication with them. Use in amulets and charms for power and protection.
Also Called: Wolf's Claw

Coconut    
Chastity, protection, and purification

Coffee    
Helps to dispel nightmares and negative thoughts and to overcome internal blockages. Provides peace of mind and grounding.
Coltsfoot    Wealth, prosperity, and love. Use in love sachets. Sacred to Brighid. Use in spells for peace and tranquility.
Also Called: Coughwort, Hallfoot, Horsehoof, Foalswort, Fieldhove, Donnhove

Columbine    
Love and courage. Grow in the garden to attract fairies. Use in spells and charms to increase courage in stressful situations.
Also Called: Granny's Bonnet, Culverwort

Comfrey    
Magickal uses include money, safety during travel, and any Saturnian purpose. Use for workings involving stability, endurance, and matters relating to real estate or property. Put some in your luggage to help prevent loss or theft. Wear for travel safety and protection. Use the root in money spells and incenses.
Also Called: Knitbone, Knit Bone, Ass Ear, Blackwort, Bruisewort, Knitback, Miracle Herb, Boneset, Gum Plant, Slippery Root, Wallwort

Copal Resin    
Love, purification. Add to love and purification incenses. Use a piece of copal to represent the heart in poppets.

Coriander    
Love, health, immortality, and protection. Tie fresh coriander with a ribbon and hang in the home to bring peace & protection. Add to love charms and spells to bring romance or use in ritual work to ease the pain of a broken love affair. Promotes peace among those who are unable to get along. Throw the seeds in lieu of rice during Handfastings and other rituals of union. Use the seeds in love sachets and spells. Add powdered seeds to wine for an effective lust potion. Wear or carry the seeds to ward off disease and migraines.
Also Called: Cilantro, Chinese Parsley, Yee Sai

Corn    
Protection, divination, good luck

Corn Flower    
Sprinkle over the area where you and your mate argue the most to alleviate discord and strife.

Cornflower    
A patron herb of herbalists. Use in rituals to give honor to the Mother of all nature.
Also Called: Bachelor Button, Hurtsickle, Bluet, Blue Cap, Bluebottle

Cotton    
Fishing magick, rain, protection, luck, and healing. Burn to attract rain. Cloth made of cotton is the best for magickal use. Place cotton in a sugar bowl to draw luck.

Cowslip    
Treasure finding, youth, concentration, focus, and house & business blessing. Use in ritual work involving Goddesses associated with love. Carry to increase attractiveness and increase romantic appeal, providing the energy to attract a partner.
Also Called: False Primrose, Keyflower, Fairy Cup, Paigle, Key of Heaven

Coxcomb    
Protection

Cramp Bark    
Used for protection and female energy.
Also Called: Guelder Rose Parts

Crowfoot    
Love. Use in rituals & ceremonies associated with marriage and Handfasting, engagements, and rituals involving commitments and sacred binding vows.
Also Called: Buttercup, Gold Cup, Grenouillette, Meadow Buttercup

Cubeb Berries    
Love, lust and adding fire to spells. Use in sachets for love & sex.
Also Called: Tailed Pepper

Cucumber    
Chastity, fertility, and healing

Culvers Root    
Purification
Also Called: Black Root, Bowman's Root, Brinton Root, Culver's Physic, Physic Root

Cumin    
Fidelity, protection, and exorcism. The seed is said to prevent the theft of any object which contains it. Burn with frankincense for protection. Scatter on the floor alone or with salt to drive out evil. Use in love spells to promote fidelity. Steep in wine to make love potions.

Curry    
Protection. Burn curry powder to keep evil forces away.

Cyclamen    
Fertility, happiness, lust, and protection. Reinforces romance between consensual partners and increases potential of a relationship carrying into the next incarnation.
Also Called: Groundbread, Sowbread, Ivy-Leafed, Swine Bread

Cypress    
Associated with death and mourning; stimulates healing and helps overcome the pain of loss. Calmness and tranquility. Hang in the home for protection. Burn crushed cypress wood for aid in understanding grief and death or to aid in divination. Wear or carry at funerals to ease the mind and minimize grief. Useful at any time of crisis.
Also Called: Tree of Death


Daffodil 
Love, luck, and fertility. Used to keep negative energy away from the home or altar. Place fresh daffodils in the home to increase fertility. Wear near the heart to bring good luck.
Also Called: Nacissus, Lent Lily, Jonquil, Goose Leek, Lentlilly

Daisy    
Love, luck, and innocence. Associated with babies and newborn infants. Incorporate into baby blessings & Wiccanings or to bring protective Magick into a baby's sleeping area. Wear or carry to draw love.
Also Called: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy

Damiana    
Lust, sex magick and attracting love. Useful for any love or sex spells. Used by solitary practitioners to open the chakras and increase psychic abilities. It is said that this herb should be stored in a container with a quartz crystal. Highly useful in tantra magick, astral travel, deep meditation, and spirit quests. Note: Internal use of this herb can be toxic to the liver.
Also Called: Love Leaf, Mexican Damiana

Dandelion 
Leaf    Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true.
Also Called: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive, Piss-a-Bed

Dandelion Root    
Magickal uses include divination, wishes and calling spirits. Use in dream pillows & sachets for sleep protection. Bury on northwest side of house to draw good luck.
Also Called: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive, Piss-a-Bed

Deer's Tongue    
Wear, carry, or sprinkle on your bed to attract men and aid in increasing psychic powers.

Devil Bone Root    
Cut into small pieces and carry in a red flannel bag to ward off arthritis.

Devil's Bit    
Exorcism, love, protection, and lust

Devil's Bone Root    
Sexual attractiveness, warding off negative energies

Devil's Claw    
Protection and dispelling unwanted company.

Devil's Shoestring    
Protection, luck, attracting a new raise or job, giving control over opposite sex, and invisibility. Carry in the pocket while seeking employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise.
Also Called: Black Haw, Stagbush, American Sloe

Dill    
Money, protection, luck and lust. Used in love & protection charms. Effective at keeping away dark forces, useful for house blessing. Keeps the mind cognizant of the line between superstition and the realities of magick. Place seeds in muslin and hang in the shower to attract women. Use dill seeds in money spells. The scent of dill is said to stimulate lust. Add grains of dill seed to a bath before going on a date to make yourself irresistible.
Also Called: Aneto, Aneton, Dill Weed, Dill Seed, Dilly, Garden Dill

Dogwood    
Wishes, protection, and good health. Used in meetings in which attendees must maintain confidence on the topics of discussion. Used to guard diaries, journals, etc. Seal letters with dogwood oil to keep the contents for intended eyes only. Use powdered bark or flowers as an incense.
Also Called: Boxwood, Squawbush, Budwood, Flowering Cornel, Green Osier

Dragon's Blood    
Protection, energy, and purification. Burn as an incense to increase the potency of a spell. Has strong banishing powers against negative influences and bad habits. A pinch under the mattress is believed to prevent impotency. Used as a form of magickal ink. Carry or sprinkle around the home or place of business to drive away negativity. Carry or wear for good luck.
Also Called: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Dragon's Blood Palm

Dulse    
Lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals and pacifying sea winds. Throw into ocean or lake to have the sea spirits send peace your way. Likewise, throw from a high place to have the wind spirits send peace. Leave in the home to induce harmony.
 


Earth Smoke 
Associated with the underworld. Excellent for use at Samhain. Infusion is useful as a wash for consecrating ritual tools. Use in purification ritualswhen moving into a new residence. 
Make an infusion, then sprinkle the infusion around the house and rub on the bottom of shoes to bring quick financial gain.
Also Called: Fumitory

Ebony    
Protection, power. Use in protection amulets.
Also Called: Obeah Wood

Echinacea    
Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes. Useful for money drawing magick. Dried flowers can be burned as incense. Use on the altar as a offering to the spirits.
Also Called: Purple Coneflower, Coneflower, Black Sampson, Rudbeckia

Elder    
Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessing and business blessing. Elder flowers are useful in dream pillows. Wear to provide protection against evil, negativity, attackers, and the temptation to commit adultery. Used in rites of death & dying to protect the loved one during transport to the Otherworld. Note: Elder leaves, bark, roots, and raw berries are poisonous. Use with caution.
Also Called: Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Pipe Tree, Witch's Tree, Old Lady, Devil's Eye

Elecampane    
Magickally used for banishing and to dispel angry or violent vibrations. Associated with elves. Use in a sachet to attract love or in incense to purify initiates. Strong association with the Elven world and Tarot. Useful for baby blessings. Hide a sachet of elecampane or sprinkle it around doorways to keep out bad vibrations. Ground together with vervain and mistletoe for a powerful love powder.
Also Called: Yellow Starwort, Elfdock, Elfwort, Horse-elder, Horseheal, Scabwort, Elecampagne, Velvet Dock

Elm    
Love, protection from lightning. Strong correspondence with the Elven world. To stop slander, bury elm bark in a box with a piece of paper containing the name of the person who is speaking adversely about you.
Also Called: Elven, European Elm, English Elm

Endive    
Love spells, sex magick

Entheogen & Ethobotanicals
Entheogens have been used in rituals for thousands of years conjoining human and nature in union to an altered states of consciousness. Entheogens can supplement diverse practices aiding in transcendence, in ritual, meditation, visionary art, traditional medicine and psychedelic therapy to name a few instances. Examples of traditional Entheogens include psychedelics like peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and ayahuasca, psychedelic-dissociatives like Tabernanthe iboga, atypical psychedelics like Salvia divinorum, quasi-psychedelics like cannabis and Ipomoea tricolor, deliriants like Amanita muscaria. Traditionally a tea, admixture, or potion like ayahuasca have been compounded through the work of a shaman or apothecary for the desired outcome and or experience.

Epsom Salt
Common ingredient in ritual baths and bath salt recipes.

Eucalyptus
Attracts healing vibrations, great for protection and healing sachets. Use to purify any space. Use dried leaves to stuff healing poppets, pillows, or sachets. Arrange a ring of dried leaves around a blue candle and burn the candle for healing vibrations. Carry in a sachet or amulet to help reconcile difficulties in a relationship, for protection, and/or to maintain health.
Also Called: Blue Gum, Curly Mallee, River Red Gum, Mottlecah, Maiden's Gum, Fever Tree, Stringy Bark Tree

Evening Primrose
Magickal uses include love and attracting faeries. Use in ritual baths to increase inner beauty & desirability.
Also Called: Fever Plant, Field Primrose, King's Cureall, Night Willow-herb, Scabish, Scurvish, Tree Primrose, Primrose

Eyebright    
Carry this herb to increase psychic ability, improve memory, encourage rationality and increase positive outlook. Carry to bring a humorous and bright outlook when life seems dark and negative.
Also Called: Eye Bright, Euphrasia, Casse-lunette

False Unicorn Root
Magickal uses include lusty spells and protection for mother and baby.
Also Called: False Unicorn, Starwort, Helonias Root

Fennel Seed    
Imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses, possession and negative problems. Use in spells for protection, healing, and purification. Provides help and strength when facing danger or dire times. Fennel is thought to increase the length of one's incarnation. Hang in windows and doors to ward off evil.
Also Called: Large Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Wild Fennel, Finocchio, Carosella, Florence Fennel, Fennel Seed

Fenugreek    
Used for money drawing and fertility magick. Use in floor washes to bring money to the home. Place in a jar and add a few seeds every day to increase money flow to the household.
Also Called: Greek Hay, Foenugreek, Fenigreek, Fenugreek Seed

Fern    
Mental clarity, cleansing, purification, and dispelling negativity. Keep in room where studying is done to help concentration. Burn a sprig of fern before an exam. Use in sachets and amulets for powerful auric protection.

Feverfew    
Protection against accidents and cold/flu. Use in charms or sachets for love magick or spiritual healing. Keep flowers in suitcase or car when traveling.
Also Called: Featherfew, Rainfarn, Wild Quinine, Featherfoil, Prairie Dock, Missouri Snakeroot, Flirtwort, Parthenium, Febrifuge

Fig    
Divination, fertility, and love. Place a branch in front of the door before traveling to ensure a safe return. Write a question on a fig leaf -- if the leaf dries slowly, the answer is yes, otherwise the answer is no.
Also Called: Common Fig

Figwort    
Magickal balms, house & business blessing, protection for the home. Wear around the neck for health and protection against the evil eye.

Flax 
Seed    Used for money spells and healing rituals. Mix seeds with red pepper and keep in a box in the home to protect it. Put in a sachet to protect against hostile magick. Place some in shoe or in pocket, wallet, purse, or altar jar with a few coins to ward off poverty. Sprinkle an infusion made with flax seed around the area before divination to get a more accurate reading of someone's future. Burn for divinatory powers.
Also Called: Linseed

Fleabane    
Exorcism, protection, chastity.

Foxglove    
Protection of home & garden, vision, and immortality. Used to commune with those of the Underworld.
Also Called: Fairy Caps, Deadman's Bells, Fairy's Glove, Fox Claws, Fairy Thimbles, Witch's Bells, Folk's Glove, Witches Glove

Frangipani
Promoting openness in those around you; attracting love, trust, and admiration.

Frankincense Resin
Successful ventures, cleansing, purification. Burn for protective work, consecration, and meditation. Used as an offering at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule. Enhances the power of topaz. Use in rituals and magick associated with self-will, self-control, or the ego. Represents the ability of the divine to move into manifestation. Add to charm bags and sachets to bring success. Mix with Cumin and burn as incense for powerful protection.
Also Called: Frankincense Tears, Olibanum

Fumitory
Associated with the underworld. Excellent for use at Samhain. Infusion is useful as a wash for consecrating ritual tools. Use in purification ritualswhen moving into a new residence. 
Make an infusion, then sprinkle the infusion around the house and rub on the bottom of shoes to bring quick financial gain.
Also Called: Earth Smoke
 


Galangal Root    
Magickal uses include winning in court, doubling money, hex breaking and sex magick. Burn as incense to remove evil spells and break curses. Carry for protection, to improve psychic abilities and to bring good health. Carry to court to make the judge or jury feel favorably inclined toward you. Wrap money around the root and it will multiply threefold. Burn vigilantly for 14 days before a court case, saving the ashes and bringing them to court in a green flannel bag for luck.
Also Called: Lo John, Low John, Lo John the Conqueror, Lesser Galangal, Galanga, Colic Root, Gargaut, Catarrh Root, India Root,

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