Botanical References H - N

Hawthorn 
Magickal uses include chastity, fertility, fairy magick, fishing magick, and rebirth. Also used for success in matters related to career, work, and employment. Place around the bedroom or carry to enforce or maintain chastity or celibacy. Sacred to the fairy. Used to decorate maypoles. Used in weddings and handfastings to increase fertility. Wear while fishing to ensure a good catch. Wear or carry to promote happiness and protect against lightning. Keep in a house to repel ghosts and evil spirits. An infusion of the herb used to wash floors will remove negative vibrations.
Also Called: Hawthorne, Haw, May Bush, May Tree, Mayblossom, Mayflower, Quickset, Thorn-apple Tree, Whitethorn, Bread and Cheese Tree, Quick, Gazels, Ladies' Meat

Hay    
Pregnancy and fertility.

Heal
All Uses includes all purpose healing and successful gambling.

Heather    
Protection, luck, and immortality. Dip in water and sprinkle it around in a circle to bring rain. Carry in sachets or charms to protect against rape and other violent crimes. Hang or use in home decorations to promote peace. Burn with fern to bring rain.
Also Called: Ling, Scotch Heather

Heliotrope    
Cheerfulness, gaiety, prosperity, and protection. Use in rituals of Drawing Down the Sun or in magickal workings requiring strengthening of the solar aspects of the self. Place under the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is said that if you sleep with fresh heliotrope under your pillow, you will dream of the person that has stolen from your home.
Also Called: Turnsole, Cherry Pie

Hemlock    
Use to paralyze a situation. Note: Highly poisonous, do not consume.

Henbane    
Dried leaves are used in the consecration of ceremonial vessels. Used in love sachets and charms to gain the love of the person desired. Thrown into water to bring rain.
Also Called: Hogs Bean, Devil's Eye, Henbells, Sukran

Henna    
Attracts love if worn close to the heart. Wear to ward off the evil eye and provide protection from illnesses. Also great for temporary tattooing and hair coloring.

Hibiscus
Attracting love and lust, divination, and dreams. Carry in a sachet or burn as incense to attract love.
Also Called: Kharkady

Hickory    
Legal matters, love, lust, and protection

High John    
An "all purpose" herb, the uses of High John include strength, confidence, conquering any situation, obtaining success, winning at gambling, luck, money, love, health, and protection. Useful in all ritual work pertaining to prosperity. Wash hands in an infusion of the herb before playing games of chance.
Also Called: High John the Conqueror, John the Conqueror, Jalap Root

Holly
Marriage, dream magick, luck, and love. Planted around the outside of the home for protection. Used as a decoration at Yule. When carried by men, is thought to heighten masculinity.
Also Called: Tinne, Bat's Wings, Hulm, Hulver Bush, Holm Chaste

Hollyhock
Increase success in the material world, increase flow of money, or acquire new possessions. Grown near the home to help the success of the family flourish.

Honey
For attraction and solar magick.

Honeysuckle    
Draws money, success, and quick abundance; Aids persuasiveness and confidence, sharpens intuition. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers or use honeysuckle in charms & sachets to attract money. Crush the flowers and rub into the forehead to enhance psychic powers.
Also Called: Woodbine, Jin Yin Hua, Dutch Honeysuckle, Goat's Leaf

Hops    
Relaxing and sleep producing; a fantastic herb for dream pillows. Believed to increase the restfulness & serenity of sleep. Also used for healing rituals, sachets, and incense.
Also Called: Beer Flower, Hop Flower

Horehound    
Sacred to Horus. Protective; helps with mental clarity during ritual; stimulates creativity/inspiration; balances personal energies. Excellent for use in home blessings. Place near doorways to keep trouble away.
Also Called: White Horehound, Hoarhound, Marrubium, Bugleweed

Horseshoe Chestnut    
Magickal uses include money and healing.
Also Called: Buckeye

Hyacinth    
Promotes peace of mind and peaceful sleep. Attracts love, luck, and good fortune. Named for Hiakinthos, Greek God of homosexual love, this is the patron herb for gay men. Guards against nightmares when used as an oil, burned as incense, or included in dream pillows. Carry in amulet or sachet to ease grief or the pain of childbirth.

Hydrangea    
Hex-breaking, love drawing, bringing back a lover, fidelity, and binding.

Hyssop    
The most widely used purification herb in magick. Lightens vibrations and promotes spiritual opening; used for cleansing and purification. Said to protect property against burglars and trespassers. Used to consecrate magickal tools or items made of tin. The best herb for physical cleansing and washing of temple, ritual tools, or oneself (bath magick). Add to baths & sachets, infuse and sprinkle on objects/people for cleansing or hang in the home to purge it of evil & negativity.
Also Called: Yssop, Ysopo
 


Indigo 
Weed    Protection
Also Called: Baptisia

Iris    
Attracts wisdom, courage, and faith. Use fresh iris flower to purify an area. Represents a belief in happy reincarnation. Symbolizes faith, wisdom, and valor. Useful for consecrating ritual wands. Used in rituals designed for baby blessings.

Irish Moss
An excellent luck herb. Carry or place under rugs to increase luck and ensure steady flow of money; carry on trips for protection & safety; use to stuff luck or money poppets. Add to luck oil to increase its strength. An excellent gambler's herb. Sprinkle an infusion of the herb around a business to bring in customers.

Iron Weed
Carry in a purple flannel bag for control over others, including boss and co-workers (not recommended - remember the law of threes).

Ivy    
Protection, healing, fertility, and love. Hang an ivy plant in front of the home to repel negative influence and discourage unwanted guests. Mix in a sachet with Holly as a wedding gift to provide protection to the newly married couple. Place ground ivy around the base of a yellow candle on a Tuesday, then burn the candle to discover who (if anyone) is working negative magick against you.
 


Jamaican Ginger
Gambling luck

Jasmine
Uses include snakebite and divination; good for charging quartz crystals. Use in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate. Carry or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money. Use in dream pillows to induce sleep or burn in the bedroom to bring prophetic dreams. Helps to promote new, innovative ideas.
Also Called: Pikake, Ysmyn, Jessamin, Moonlight on the Grove

Jezebel Root
Used for spells and castings for money and achievement. Also used to place curses and hexes.

Job's Tears
Luck in finding employment, wishes, and blessing. Used in counts of 3 or 7 in charm and mojo bags to attract luck, wishes and money. Carrying three will assist in finding a good job. Count out seven seeds while concentrating on a wish, then carry the seeds with you at all times for seven days -- the wish should come true by the end of the week.

Juniper    
Banishes all things injurious to good health; attracts good, healthy energies and love. Juniper berries can be carried by males to increase potency. Use a string of juniper berries to attract love. Burn for magickal protection. Place a sprig of juniper near the door to a home or with valuables to help safeguard against theft (but keeping locking the doors, too!). Use juniper oil in magickal workings to increase money and prosperity.
Also Called: Juniper Berries, Ginepro, Enebro, Wachholder

Kava Kava
Uses include aphrodisiac; potent sacramental drink; potions; induces visions; astral work; travel protection. Carry for success and job promotion.
Also Called: Ava, Ava Pepper, Intoxicating Pepper

Knotweed
Binding spells, health, and cursing

Kola Nut
Peace, removing depression, and calming
 


Lady Slipper
Used for protection against hexes, curses and the evil eye.

Lady's Mantle
Aphrodisiac, transmutation. Use in love potions or to increase the power of any magickal workings.
Also Called: Nine Hooks, Dewcup, Lion's Foot, Bear's Foot, Stellaria

Larch
Protection and anti-theft

Larkspur
Health and protection

Laurel
Love and protection. Worn by brides to guarantee a long and happy marriage.

Lavender    
Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells. Believed to preserve chastity when mixed with rosemary. Burn the flowers to induce sleep and rest, then scatter the ashes around the home to bring peace and harmony. Use in love spells and sachets, especially those to attract men.
Also Called: Spike, Nardus, Elf Leaf, Nard

Leek    
Love, protection, exorcism, and strengthening existing love.

Lemon    
Cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, and removal of blockages. Add lemon peel to love sachets and mixtures. Soak peel in water and use the mixture as a wash for magickal objects to remove unwanted negativity, especially for objects received second-hand. Use an infusion of lemon to induce lust.
Also Called: Citronnier, Neemoo, Leemoo, Limone, Limoun

Lemon 
Balm    Love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development. Use in love charms & spells to attract a partner. Use in healing spells & rituals for those suffering from mental or nervous disorders.
Also Called: Melissa, Sweet Balm, Balm Mint, Bee Balm, Blue Balm, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Garden Balm, Sweet Balm

Lemon Grass
Psychic cleansing and opening, lust potions.

Lemon Verbena
Worn to increase attractiveness or to bed to prevent dreams. Added to other herbal mixtures and charms to increase their effectiveness. Used in purification baths. Carried in an amulet to attract the opposite sex.

Lettuce    
Divination, lunar magick, sleep, protection, love spells, and male sex magick.

Licorice
Love, lust, and fidelity. Carry to attract a lover.
Also Called: Licorice Root, Yashtimadhu, Mithilakdi, Mulathi, Liquorice, Sweet Root, Lacris, Lacrisse, Lycorys, Reglisse

Lilac    
Wisdom, memory, good luck and spiritual aid.
Also Called: Common Lilac

Lily    
Fertility, renewal, rebirth, marriage, happiness, and prosperity.
Also Called: Easter Lily, Tiger Lily

Lily of the Valley
Soothing, calming, draws peace and tranquility, and repels negativity. Assists in empowering happiness and mental powers. Use in magickal workings to stop harassment. Married couples should plant Lily of the Valley in their first garden to promote longevity of the marriage. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Jacob's Ladder, Male Lily, Our Lady's Tears, Ladder-to-Heaven, May Lily, Constancy

Lime    
Purification and protection, promoting calmness and tranquility, and strengthening love.

Linden Flowers
Used in love spells/mixtures and protection spells & incenses. Mix equal parts Linden and Lavender flowers and place in a sachet under your pillowcase to relieve insomnia. Keep Linden on a table to release the energies needed to keep the spirit alive and healthy.
Also Called: Lime Blossoms, Linden Flowers, Tilia

Little John
Place in holy water to bring good luck in everything you attempt.

Lo John    
Money, success, and luck

Lobelia    
Used for attracting love and preventing storms.
Also Called: Pukeweed, Indian Tobacco, Bladderpod, Wild Tobacco, Emetic Herb, Emetic Weed, Asthma Weed, Rag Root, Vomit Wort

Lotus    
Love, protection, psychic opening, and spiritual growth. Sacred to Egyptian gods, Indian gods, Hermes, Oshun, and Osiris.

Lotus Root
Carry to keep thoughts pleasant and clear. Mark one side 'Yes' and the other 'No', then toss the root into the air as you make a wish to find out if the wish will come true.

Lovage    
Prophetic dreams, energy, and purification. Use in bath spells for psychic cleansing. Use in sachets, amulets, or bath magick to enhance attractiveness and make yourself more love-inspiring. Add an infusion of lovage to the bath immediately prior to attending court to bring victory.

Lucky Hand Root
Magickal uses include bringing good luck, protecting owner from all harm, travel safety, and gaining employment. Great for use in mojo & charm bags. Carry for general success and to obtain & maintain employment.
Also Called: Orchid Root

Lungwort
Air magick, offering to the Gods of air, blessing while traveling by air
Mace    Promotes concentration, focus, and self discipline; great for study and meditation. Used in reuniting rituals.
Also Called: Macis, Muscadier

 


Magnolia Flowers
Magickal uses include health, beauty, love, loyalty, peace, calming anxieties, marital harmony, and overcoming addictions & obsessive behavior.
Magnolia Bark    Magickal uses include fidelity, love and hair growth.
Also Called: Cucumber Tree, Blue Magnolia, Swamp Sassafras, Magnolia Tripetata

Maidenhair Fern
Brings beauty and love into your life.

Mandrake    
Magickal uses include protection, prosperity, fertility, and exorcising evil. Carry to attract love. Wear to preserve health.
Also Called: Mandragora, Satan's Apple, Manroot, Circeium, Gallows, Herb of Circe, Mandragor, Raccoon Berry, Ladykins, Womandrake, Sorceror's Root, Wild Lemon

Maple    
Love, money, wealth, longevity, and good luck

Maple Syrup
Longevity, money, and love

Marigold
Attracts respect and admiration, provides good luck in court and other legal matters. Great for bath spells -- add an infusion of marigold to the bath for 5 days to find "Mr. Right". Add to sachets, amulets, and incense to attract new love or add life to your current relationship. Place above the bed or in dream pillows for prophetic dreams. Scatter under the bed for protection while sleeping.
Also Called: Bride of the Sun, Ruddes, Marygold

Marjoram
Cleansing, purification, and dispelling negativity. Place under pillow to bring revealing dreams. Place in the corners of the home for protection. Use in love spells or place in food to strengthen love. Carry for protection or place in money mixtures and sachets to draw wealth. Put a pinch in the corner of each room in the house each month to attract a husband. Use an infusion in the bath for 7 days to aid in resolving sadness or grief.
Also Called: Joy of the Mountain, Mountain Mint

Marshmallow Root
Protection and psychic powers. Burn as an incense for protection and psychic stimulation. Place on the altar during ritual to draw in good spirits.
Also Called: Althea, Sweet Weed, Mallards, Guimauve, Mortification Plant, Schloss Tea, Wymote

May Flowers
Attract adventure and chaos to your life
Meadowsweet    Used to increase the chances of getting a job. Aids one during times of distress. Useful as an altar offering, especially during love magick. Burn or strew about the house to relieve disharmony in the home or remove tensions. Carry to gain popularity and friendship.
Also Called: Gravel Root, Bride of the Meadow, Bridewort, Little Queen, Gravelweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Kidney Root, Trumpet Weed, Trumpet Vine, Meadowsweet

Mesquite    
Healing. Use in healing incenses and mixtures. Use to fuel ritual fires or burn as an incense for cleansing & purification. Use an infusion of mesquite in the bath for purification.

Milk Thistle 
Magickal uses include strength, perseverance, wisdom, aid in decision making. It is also thought to enrage snakes, causing them to fight against one another.

Mimosa    
Protection, purification, love, dream magick. Use in sleep pillows to draw prophetic dreams. Use in bath magick to break hexes and prevent future problems. Scatter around an area for purification.

Mint    
Promotes energy, communication and vitality. Draws customers to a business. Use dried leaves to stuff a green poppet for healing. Place in wallet or purse or rub on money to bring wealth and prosperity. Use on the altar to draw good spirits to assist in your magick. Place in the home for protection.
Also Called: Garden Mint

Mistletoe
Used for fertility, creativity, prevention of illness/misfortune, and protection from negative spells & magick. Hang in the home for protection from lightning & fire. Wear in an amulet to repel negativity & ill will and protect against unwanted advances. Carry for luck in hunting. Use to draw in customers, money and business. Use in ritual baths or prayer bowls for healing. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Birdlime, Devil's Fuge, Golden Bough, Holy Wood, Misseltoe, Druid's Bough, Witch's Broom, Thunderbesom, Wood of the Cross

Monkshood
Magickal uses include invisibility and protection from evil. Use only the flowers in magick, as the roots give off fumes when drying. Excellent for redirecting predators who come after you. Note: Poisonous, use with caution and do not consume.
Also Called: Aconite, Garden Wolf's Bane, Helmet Flower, Friar's Cap, Soldier's Cap, Wolfbane

Morning Glory
Used for binding, banishing, and promoting attraction to someone or something. Wrap the vine around a poppet nine times to banish someone. Remember the law of three -- use of negative magick is not recommended. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Devil's Guts

Motherwort
Magickal uses include bolstering ego, building confidence, success and counter magick. Keep in a jar by family pictures to keep the family safe.
Also Called: Lion's Tail, Lion's Ear, Throwwort, Roman Motherwort

Mugwort    
Carried to increase lust & fertility, prevent backache and cure disease & madness. Place around divination and scrying tools to increase their power or near the bed to enable astral travel. Use in sleep pillow or place in a sachet under your pillowcase to bring about prophetic dreams. Use an infusion of mugwort to clean crystal balls and magick mirrors.
Also Called: Artemisia, Felon Herb, St. John's Plant, Naughty Man, Oild Man, Sailor's Tobacco

Mullein
Protection from nightmares & sorcery, courage, cursing, and invoking spirits. Place beneath pillow or use in dream pillow to guard against nightmares. Carry to instill courage and help attract love from the opposite sex. Use in place of graveyard dust in spells. Wear to keep wild animals at bay in unfamiliar areas. Burn to banish bad influences and bring an immediate halt to bad habits.
Also Called: Flannel Flower, Shepherd's Club, Hare's Beard, Pig Taper, Cow's Lungwort, Aarons Rod, Velvet Plant, Verbascum Flowers, Woolen Blanket Herb, Bullock's Lungwort, Hag's Tapers

Musk
Encourages self-esteem and desirability. Can assist in transmuting sexual love into spiritual connection. Stimulates the root chakra.

Mustard Seed
Courage, faith, and endurance. Frequently used in voudoun charms. Carry a few grains in a small bag to guard against injury. Sprinkle red mustard seed around the house to ward off burglars. Use yellow mustard seed in an amulet to bring faith followed by success -- this is one of the oldest known good luck amulets.
Also Called: Yellow Mustard, White Mustard

Myrrh    
Spiritual opening, meditation, and healing. This herb has high psychic vibrations that will enhance any magickal working. Burn as a potent incense to bring peace and for consecration, and blessing of talismans, charms, and magickal tools. Increases the power of any incense of which it is a part. Usually burned with Frankincense.
Also Called: Molmol, Mirra, Didthin, Bowl

Myrtle    
Love, fertility, youth, peace, and money. Carry myrtle leaves to attract love, burn as an incense to bring beauty. Wear myrtle while preparing love spells/mixes to increase their intent. Wear or carry to attract true friendship. Use in sachets to ensure a peaceful and loving atmosphere.
Also Called: Bayberry Tree
 


Narcissus
Calms vibrations and promotes harmony, tranquility, and peace of mind.
Also Called: Asphodel, Daffy Down Lily, Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent Lily, Porillon

Neroli    
Joy, happiness, confidence, and overcoming emotional blockages. Soothes, relaxes, and uplifts the spirit. Instills confidence and courage when carried or worn.

Nettle
Magickal uses include dispelling darkness & fear, strengthening the will, and aiding in the ability to handle emergencies. Sprinkle in the home to drive off evil & negativity. Carry in a sachet or use with a poppet to turn back a spell on the one who cast it. Sprinkle on self to remove petty jealousies, gossip, envy, and uncomfortable situations.
Also Called: Nettle Leaves, Common Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Beggar's Lice

Nutmeg    
Magickal uses include attracting money/prosperity, bringing luck, protection, and breaking hexes. Include in money magick and sachets. Carry as a good luck charm and/or to increase the intellect. Sprinkle nutmeg powder on green candles for prosperity.
Also Called: Myristica

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