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Herbs & Magical Properties

These should never be eaten or drunk without talking to a qualified herbalist first.  Please check with a herbalist or a doctor before you make any brews or ingest these herbs. Always check before you use any herb because some herbs can stop conventional medicines working.  Herbs can heal and help with spell work, but herbs can also kill. BE CAREFUL AND ALWAYS CHECK FIRST!

Herbs marked with a * sign next to it should not be drunk or eaten without being given by a herbalist as they can be extremely dangerous.

Absinthium – *
Healing, good health, fights off disease.

Acorns – *
Good luck, fertility, spiritual growth, prosperity.

Acacia – *
Prosperity, money, success, love and psychic powers.

African Violet – *
Protection, healing, spiritual growth.

Amber – *
Happiness, love, friendship, comfort and reassurance.

Protection, removes negative energy, bad vibes, helps to cancel out hexes.

Aletris Root – *
Used for female magic, protection and prosperity.

Prosperity, wisdom and success.

Aloe – *
Spiritual growth, luck, success, protection, love and used as a barrier against evil.

Angelica Root
Protection, exorcism, removes negative energy, boosts female power.

Anise or Aniseed
Spiritual growth, dreams, sleep, protection.

Love, luck, used in immortality spells.

Arrow Root
Purification, cleansing, healing.

Ash – *
Divination, luck, prosperity, protection.

Aspen – *
House and item protection, healing and psychic powers.

Youth, beauty, love, lust and healing.

Azalea – *
Happiness, uplifting, full of life.

Bamboo – *
Wish magic, luck, protection.

Fertility, passion and success.

House protection, home and business blessings, wards off negative energies, purification, cleansing, divination, exorcism, prosperity and love.

Bay Leaves
Protection, psychic power, divination, success, money and wish magic.

Beech – *
Wish magic, happiness, divination and spiritual growth.

Belladonna – *
Astral projection, psychic powers, used to add a boost of power to spells, healing, helping forget past loves, protection, used in flying ointment.

Bergamot – *
Success, psychic powers, fertility, clarity of the mind, sleep, protection and prosperity.

Birch – *
Protection, purification, cleansing and removes negative energies and hexes.

Used to invoke the Goddess, protection, healing and prosperity.

Black Pepper
Banish negativity, wards of bad vibes, protection.

Blessed Thistle / Holy Thistle – *
Used to invoke the God. Scared to the God, Pan.  Purification, removes negative energies and hexes,  lust, uplifting and luck.

House protection and home blessings, legal matters, luck, prosperity and protection.

Brazil Nut
Protection, prosperity and love.

Brimstone Powder / Sulphar – *
Used to remove hexes and ward off demonic presences.

Burdock Root
Protection, healing, purification, cleansing and self acceptance.

Buckthorn Bark – *
Exorcism, wards off negative energies and bad vibes, removes hexes and aids legal matters.

Fertility, luck and prosperity.

Psychic powers, spiritual growth, happiness and protection.

Camellia – *
Love, protection, healing and prosperity.

Camomile (Chamomile)
Sleep, calms nerves, prosperity, luck and purification.

Caraway Seed
Used to help children stay safe from illness and general harm, protection, clarity of mind, passion and healing.

Courage, love and passion.

Carnation – *
Protection, inner strength, healing and creativity.

Lust and fertility

Prosperity, used to invoke the Sun God.

Courage, beauty, love, used in familiar magic especially with cats.

To aid separation (such as divorce), emotional heartache, used as a traditional offering to the Goddess and God.

Cedar – *
Protection, purification, removes hexes and negative energy, prosperity. Used to repel snakes.

Clarity of mind, psychic powers, aids sleep, lust and passion.

Psychic powers, protection, used in flying ointment, repels snakes.

Cherry Bark – *
Love, passion and romance, divination, clarity of which path to take.

Helps you contact spirits, used to help people find their deities.

Love and peace.

Chrysanthemum – *
Healing and protection.

Protection, used in weight loss (diet) spells.

Promotes dreaming, business success, healing, psychic powers, love, purification, protection and spiritual growth.

All rounder, can be used for any magic.

Clover – *
Clarity of mind, protection and love.

Prosperity, peace, calms the nerves, love, psychic powers and dreams.

Love, healing and passion. Draws love.

Fertility and healing.

Cumin Seed
House protection and home blessings. General protection, exorcism, wards off negative energy.

Daffodil – *
Luck, love and fertility.

Daisy – *
Innocence, children spells, used in fae (fairies and faerie folk) magic. Used to invoke the Goddess Freya.

Used to contact spirits, clairvoyance, dreams, psychic powers, healing, purification and healing.

Deadly Nightshade – *
Astral projection, psychic powers, used to add a boost of power to spells, healing, helping forget past loves, protection, used in flying ointment.

Protection against hexes and curses, enhances magical knowledge, clarity of mind, psychic powers, luck and love.

Dock Leaf – *
Prosperity, success in business, fertility, healing.

Dragons Blood – *
Increases power and is used as a boost for spells, banishments, exorcisms, strong protection, love, energy and purification.

Inner and physical strength, healing and prosperity.

Elderflowers and Elderberries
Exorcism, protection, house protection and home blessings, healing and love.

Healing, purification, cleansing and protection.

Evening Primrose
Healing, purification, creativity and protection.

Psychic powers, spiritual growth, clarity of mind, used as an old remedy for eye infections (do not use for this purpose!).

Protection, purification, healing, passion, courage and strength.

Protection against accidents, clumsiness and illness, helps with colds and fevers.

Frankincense – *
Protection, purification, healing and cleansing.

Protection, purification, cleansing, consecrates areas and tools.

Galangal Root – *
Protection, prosperity, psychic powers, lust and passion. Legal matters.

Protection, healing, exorcism, inner strength, family bonding, home and business blessings.

Geranium – *
Healing, protection, love and meditation.

Protection, prosperity, healing, luck and love.

Heartsease – *
Aids heartache, love and friendship.

Hibiscus – *
Dreams, divination, love and lust.

Holly – *
Protection, love, dreams, good marriage.

Honeysuckle – *
Prosperity, luck, peace, used for calling inspiration.

Purification, protection, exorcisms.

Hyssop – *
Protection, purification, cleansing, consecration and all positive blessings.

Love, dreams, spiritual growth, used to invoke the Goddess.

Juniper Berries
Protection, exorcism, healing, calms the nerves, love and repels snakes.

Ladies Mantle – *
Used to invoke the Goddess Venus. Used to aid sleep, love, purification, beauty, inner calm, fertility, luck, protection and happiness.

Purification, healing, cleansing, home blessings,  protection, calming, sleep and love.

Uplifting, clarity of the mind, healing, psychic powers,  used to contact spirits and friendship.

Lemon Balm
Healing, psychic powers, spiritual growth, divination, love and success.

Lemon Grass – *
Mental clarity, psychic powers, love, lust and repels snakes.

Lemon Mint – *
Healing and love.

Lemon Verbena
Purification, protection, purification, cleansing, love, passion and adds an extra boost to other herb mixtures.

Divination, sleep and protection.

Lilac – *
Aids with past life regression, protection, love, luck and exorcisms.

Lily – *
Removing a love spell or enchantment that has been cast upon you, protection.

Lily of the Valley – *
Attracts fae (fairies and faerie folk), healing, uplifting, happiness and inner calm.

Protection, healing and love.

Liquorice Root
Love and romance.

Liquorice Stick
Love and makes a powerful mini wand.

Good marriage, love and passion.

Mandrake – *
Protection, exorcisms, home and business blessings, divination, psychic powers, luck and prosperity.

Luck, prosperity and love.

Marigold (Calendula)
Psychic powers, spiritual growth, happiness and protection.

Promotes inner balance, psychic powers, spiritual growth, happiness, love, prosperity and protection.

Marshmallow Root
Love, protection and removes negative energy.

Happiness, love, divination, inner calm, peace.

Prosperity, psychic powers, spiritual growth, traveling, exorcisms, protection, healing.

Mistletoe – *
Used in Druid magic, youth, beauty, love, healing, prosperity, protection and fertility.

Mugwort – *
Dreams, astral projection, divination, psychic powers, healing, inner strength, dragon magic, used in flying ointment, visions, protection and fertility.

Myrrh – *
Protection, purification, cleansing, exorcisms, spiritual growth, to help relieve sorrow after tragedy, healing.

Neroli – *
Inner calm, sleep, peace, meditation and inner confidence.

Nettles (Dead or Dumb) – *
Protection, healing and removes bad vibes.

Nettles (Stinging)
Protection, exorcisms, healing, removes bad vibes and negative forces.

Nightshade (Deadly) – *
Astral projection, psychic powers, used to add a boost of power to spells, healing, helping forget past loves, protection, used in flying ointment.

Prosperity, divination, love, luck, clarity of mind, protection, uplifting and healing.

Protection, purification and healing.

Peace, calm, love, luck and lust.

Orchid – *
Calming, dissolves anger, beauty, love and peace.

Happiness, protection, prosperity, healing and love.  Use to help with difficult in-laws.

Psychic powers, spiritual growth, luck, uplifting and healing.

Passion Flower – *
Home blessings, friendship, sleep, inner peace, emotional balance, love and family bonds.

Patchouli – *
Used to break or cancel a spell. Exorcisms, removes hexes, clarity of mind, passion, prosperity, contacting spirits, divination. Used to invoke the Goddess.

Pennyroyal – *
Purification, protection, home blessings, inner calm, aids calm in an argument, helps prevent travel sickness.

Peony – *
Used in folklore as a natural lucky charm, healing, prosperity, protection, exorcism, removes hexes.

Psychic powers, calming, healing, aids rest, clarity of mind, dreams, purification and love.

Periwinkle – *
Good marriage, clarity of mind, purification, immortality, protection, love. Used to invoke the Goddess.

Pine – *
Protection, purification, cleansing, prosperity, inner strength, bringing back down to earth, healing, fertility, success, home and business blessings.

Prosperity, luck.

Pink Rose Buds & Petals
Friendship, love, romance and self acceptance.

Healing, love, peace and inner calm.

The juice was used in folklore as a substitute for blood or magical writing ink. Divination, wish magic, protection and prosperity.

Poppy & Poppy Seeds
Happiness, love, lust, luck, sleep, prosperity and fertility.

Healing, luck and prosperity.

Primrose – *
Used to see fae (fairies and faerie folk), love and luck.

Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seeds
Healing, divination and used to honour the Moon.

Raspberry Leaf
Protection, sleep, dreams, healing and protection.

Red Rose Buds /Petals
Passion, love, romance, psychic powers, healing, protection and divination.

Red Sandalwood – *
Trance work, divination, meditation, consecration and purification. Used to invoke the Goddess Venus.

Rose Hips
Love, luck, healing and invoking positive spirits.

Purification, healing, sleep, clarity of the mind, psychic powers and spiritual growth.

Rowan & Rowan Berries – *
Protection, home and business blessings, success, psychic powers and healing.

Rue – *
Exorcism, protection, luck, removes hexes, love, clarity of mind, healing, home and business blessings.

Psychic powers, healing, love and lust.

Traditionally used by the Shamans. Purification, cleansing, clarity of mind, healing, psychic power, spiritual growth, home protection and general protection, wisdom and knowledge.

Sandalwood – *
Cleansing, purification, protection. Removes negative energy and psychic attacks.

Sea Salt
Purification, cleansing, casting the circle.

Slippery Elm
Protection, to stop gossip and rumours.

Protection, protection during sleep, clarity of mind, healing and love.

St. Johns Wort – *
Used to remove demonic presences and forces.  Protection, healing, love, happiness and divination.

Tea Tree – *
Healing, peace and harmony, clarity of mind.

Psychic powers and spiritual growth, love, stops nightmares and bad dreams. Divination, courage, purification, restful sleep, healing, inner calm and balance.

Valerian Root
Sleep, purification, cleansing, protection, dreams and love.

Inner calm, harmony and peace, protection, purification, divination, consecration, prosperity, love and creativity.

Healing, clarity of mind, wish magic, fertility. Used as a offering for the God.

Willow – *
Divination, protection, love, healing and to help relieve sorrow.

White Willow Bark – *
Protection, love, healing, divination, luck, inspiration and psychic powers.

Witch Hazel – *
Protection, helps mend a broken heart, healing and charm.

Exorcism, protection, love, removes hexes, aids fear and promotes calm. Inner strength, psychic powers and courage.

Yew – *
Removes negative energy and hexes, protection.

Ylang Ylang – *
Inner calm, brings peace to situations, love, happiness and tranquility.

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  1. Back in the day i produced and edited ( and largely wrote) a magazine called Witches Brew. I wish I had access to such a wealth of info then.Keep up the good work. B.B.

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