Botanical References O - R

Oak
The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magickal tools. Burn the leaves for purification. Use in fertility amulets. Hang a sprig in the home to ward of negativity and strengthen family unity. Carry for wisdom and strength, for luck, to preserve youthfulness, and/or to increase attractiveness.
Also Called: Duir, Jove's Nuts

Oak Moss
Magickal uses include luck, money, protection and strength.

Oatmeal    
To invoke or worship Brighid.

Oatstraw
Keep a small amount in wallet or purse to draw in money and prosperity.

Olive    
Fidelity, marriage, peace, money. Assures fidelity in love and is used to attract a marriage partner. Inspires fruitfulness and security in love, family, and business.

Olive Leaf
Magickal uses include peace, potency, fertility, healing, protection and lust.

Onion
Prosperity, stability, endurance, and protection. Burn onion flowers to banish bad habits and negative influences. Cut onions in half and place in the corners of a room to absorb illness, then bury or burn the onion halves in the morning. Sacred to the moon.

Orange
Attracts abundance and happiness through love and marriage. Concentrate on a yes/no question while eating an orange, then count the seeds -- an even number of seeds means the answer is no, an odd number of seeds means yes. Use the leaves and flowers in love rituals to bring on a marriage proposal. Add an infusion of orange to the bath to increase attractiveness and beauty.

Orange Bergamot
Money drawing. Put leaves in wallet or purse to attract money. Rub fresh leaves on money before it is spent to ensure its return.
Also Called: Bergamot, Orange Mint

Orange Blossoms
Attracts prosperity and stability; brings harmony, peace, emotional openness, and love. Use in herbal baths for attractiveness.

Orange Peel    
Magickal uses include love, divination, luck, money and house & business blessing. Add to love sachets to help someone make up their mind. Use in sachets & amulets to bring luck to business negotiations.

Orchid
Concentration, strengthening memory, focus, and will power.

Oregano    
Joy, strength, vitality, and added energy

Orris Root Cut
Promotes popularity, persuasiveness, and personal success. Aids communication and helps to open dialogs. Used to draw (or hold) love and romance. Add to the bath for personal protection.
Also Called: Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root

Orris Root Powder
Used to bring love, romance, companionship and a loving mate. Called 'Love Drawing Powder' in voodoo/hoodoo. Add to sachets and sprinkle on sheets and around the house to draw or hold love. Place a pinch in the corners of the room to open a new love. Use in bath magick to attract the opposite sex.
Also Called: Love Drawing Powder, Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root

Osha Root    
Protection against evil spirits
 


Palm  
Fertility, focus, potency, and divination

Palo Santo    
If you feel you have been cursed, rub this herb on your body and then bathe.

Pansy    
Love, divination related to love & relationships, rain magick

Papaya    
Hang twigs of papaya wood over a door to keep out evil. Eat papaya with a loved one to intensify your love. Mix papaya leaves with mandrake and burn or use in the bath to reverse hexes and jinxes.

Paprika    
Use to add energy to any spell or mixture. Throw in someone's yard to cause them problems.
Also Called: African Pepper, Bird Pepper, Chili Pepper, Goat's Pod, Grains of Paradise, Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper, Capsicum

Papyrus    
Protection

Parsley    
Calms and protects the home; Draws prosperity, financial increase, and luck. Restores a sense of well-being. Use in spells to increase strength & vitality after surgery or illness. Use in amulets or other magickal workings to help yourself out of a rut. Eat to provoke lust and promote fertility. Place on plates of food to guard against contamination. Useful for bath magick to purify and end misfortune. Mix with jasmine and carry in your shoe to make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

Parsnip    
Male sex magick

Passion Flower    
Magickal uses include attracting friendship and prosperity and heightening libido. Carried to bring great popularity & attract new friends. Placed in house to calm trouble & arguments and bring peace. Used as a wash to diminish disagreements & stress. Placed beneath pillow to promote sleep. Bathe in an infusion of passion flower for 5 days to attract the opposite sex.
Also Called: Passion Vine, Granadilla, Maracoc, Maypops, Purple Passion Flower, Grandilla

Patchouli    
Used in spells, sachets, baths and mixtures for money & love. Put in the wallet or purse to draw money. Place in a charm or use in incense for fertility. Helps to ground you and bring your consciousness back to the physical level. Burn to bring business growth.
Also Called: Patchouly, Pucha Pot

Pau d'Arco    
Magickal use is for the ritual healing of severe diseases.
Also Called: Lapacho, Taheebo, Pau Darco

Peach    
Fertility, love, and wisdom. Eating peaches induces love. Wear a peach pit to keep away evil. Carry peach wood for longevity. Use peach pits or dried fruit in amulets and sachets for fertility and love.

Pear    
Lust and love Eating pears induces love. Use dried fruit in amulets and sachets for love and lust.

Pearl Moss
Sprinkle across the doorway of a home to allow only good spirits to enter.

Peas    
Money and love

Peat Moss    
Protection

Pecan    
Associated with employment, success, job security, and career matters. To insure that you do not lose your job, shell a small amount of pecans. While eating them, slowly visualize yourself working and enjoying your job. Take the shells to work and place them where they won't be found or removed.

Pennyroyal    
Magickal uses include peace and tranquility. Carried to avoid seasickness or for physical strength & endurance. Worn to bring success to business. Use to rid the home of negative thoughts against you. Carry when dealing with negative vibrations of any kind. Place on a candle before or during uncomfortable meetings.
Also Called: Tickweed, Squaw Mint, Stinking Balm, Thickweed, Mosquito Plant, Squaw Balm, Lurk in the Ditch, Run by the Ground

Peony    
Protection from hexes and jinxes. Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success. Hang in the home or car for protection. Used to attract faeries. Use in rituals to cure or reduce lunacy. Warning: While the flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, the seed is called 'Jumby Bean' and is known for promoting dissension and strife.

Pepper Black    
Courage, banishing negative vibrations. Burn to rid home or office of bad vibrations. Carry to ward off petty jealousy against you or aid in providing courage to face difficult situations.
Also Called: Piper

Peppermint
Use to increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and incense for healing & purification. Place in sleep pillow to ensure peaceful sleep and bring about prophetic dreams. Use to anoint furnishings and household objects. Burn in a new home to clear out sickness and negative energy. Use in magickal workings to provide the push needed to bring change to one's life. Carry with other herbs to boost love & abundance wishes.
Also Called: Brandy Mint, Lammint

Periwinkle
Love within marriage, mental powers, and money. Carry to obtain grace, attract money, and protect against snakes and poison. Use in magickal workings to restore lost memory. Burn with love incense before having sex with your husband or wife. Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Sorceror's Violet

Persimmon    
Changing sex, healing, and luck

Pettitgrain    
Protection

Pikaki    
Draws comfort, prosperity success, and well-being

Pimento    
Love

Pimpernel    
Protection and health

Pine    
Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth; Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity. Great for house and business blessing.

Pineapple    
Luck, money, and chastity. Add an infusion of pineapple to the bath to attract luck.

Pink Root    
Healing
Also Called: Indian Pink, Maryland Pink, Wormgrass, Wormroot, Starbloom

Pink Rose Buds    
Divine, emotional, and thinking love; start with these to build a long lasting relationship.

Pistachio    
Breaking love spells

Plantain    
Protection from evil spirits and snake bites, removing weariness, healing headaches; house & business blessing. Place a pinch of dried leaves in the flame of a candle or throw into an East wind for healing. Hang plantain leaves in the car for protection from evil and jealousy.

Pleurisy Root    
Healing
Also Called: Butterfly Weed, Wind Root, Canada Root, Silkweed, Orange Swallow Wort, Tuber Root, White Root, Flux Root, Asclepias

Plum    
Healing, peace, and love
Plumeria    Promotes persuasiveness, eloquence, and success in dealing with people; Attracts the notice of others.
Also Called: Graveyard Flowers, Melta, Temple Tree

Poke Root    
Magickal uses include finding lost objects and breaking hexes and curses. Carry to increase courage. Add an infusion of poke root to bath water to break hexes.
Also Called: Phytolacca, Shang Lu

Pomegranate    
Divination, wishes, wealth and fertility

Poppy    
Fertility, prosperity, love and abundance.
Also Called: Opium Poppy, Mawseed

Poppy Seeds    
Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility. A popular ingredient in food magick. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with poppy seeds to bring relief from insomnia.
Also Called: Opium Poppy, Mawseed

Potato    
Image magick, money, luck, and healing
Prickly Ash Bark    Magickal uses include safe travel, fertility, removing spells and breaking hexes.
Also Called: Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood, Suterberry

Primrose    
Promotes the disclosure of secrets, resolution of mysteries, and revelation of truth; Breaks down dishonesty and secrecy. Put an infusion in a child's bath water or the dried herb in their pillows to get them to behave.
Also Called: English Cowslip, Butter Rose, Password

Pumpkin    
Lunar magick

Pumpkin Seed    
Health
 


Quassia 
Love. Mix with a snippet of hair from yourself and your lover (with his/her permission, of course!) with quassia chips, burn, and keep the ashes in a small bottle to preserve the love.

Quince    
Love, happiness, luck, and protection from evil. Carry quince seeds in a red flannel bag to protect against physical attacks and harm. Use quince seeds in charms and spells pertaining to love, protection, and happiness.
 


Radish    
Protection and lust

Ragwort    
Courage Used in charms to ward off evil spirits. Associated with faeries.
Also Called: Fairie's Horse, Faerie's Horse, Fairy Horse, Faery Horse

Raspberry Leaf    
Used for healing, protection, love. Raspberry leaves are carried (NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth. Bathe in an infusion of raspberry to keep your current love relationship alive.

Red Clover    
Magickal uses include fidelity, love, money, protection, and the blessing of domestic animals. Carry to aid in financial arrangements. Sprinkle around the home to remove negative spirits.
Also Called: Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cow Grass, Trefoil, Purple Clover, Wild Clover

Red Willow Bark    
Magickal uses include meditation and clearing. A fabulous incense wood with a sweet and dry aroma.

Rhubarb    
Fidelity and protection

Rice    
Rain, fertility, money, and protection. Use in money spells and fertility charms.

Rose    
Magickal uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships. Great for use in incense, potpourri or bath magick. Place around sprains and dark bruises to help them heal faster.

Rose Geranium
Averts negativity, especially in the form of gossip or false accusations.

Rose Hips
Used in healing spells and mixtures, brings good luck, calls in good spirits.

Rosemary
Carried and used in healing poppets for good health, used in love/lust spells, worn to improve memory, used in dream pillows to prevent nightmares, burned as incense for purification and removing negativity. Wear or carry while reading or completing tasks to improve memory of the material and aid clear thinking (great for students!). Use an infusion of rosemary to wash hands before any healing magick. Use in bath magick for purification. Associated with faeries.
Also Called: Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Polar Plant, Guardrobe, Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Mary's Cloak, Stella Maria, Star of the Sea, Incensier

Rowan    
Protection, magickal power, success, anti-haunting. Use leaves and berries in amulets for healing and promoting psychic powers. Also good for use in luck spells and mixtures. Rowan wood is often used to make wands and divining rods.
Also Called: Moutain Ash, Delight of the Eye, Quickbane, Ran Tree, Rowanberry, Thor's Helper, Witch Bark, Wicken Tree, Wild Ash, Witchwood

Rue 
Magickal uses include healing, health, mental powers, freedom and protection against the evil eye. Use as an asperger to cast salt water for purification of the circle or removing negativity from the home. Hang the dried herb indoors to help yourself see and understand your mistakes. Burn to banish negativity or bad habits. Add to incenses and poppets to prevent illness or speed recovery. Add to baths to break hexes and curses that may have been placed against you. 
[Warning - Rue should not be handled by women who are pregnant.] 
Also Called: Herb-of-Grace, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Garden Rue, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Goat's Rue

Rye    
Love, fidelity, and self-control

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