Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.

Magical herb imageWild crafted herbs have been used in magical rituals for centuries by women and men alike. Magical herbs have symbolic associations and are believed to have great powers, as told in many stories of folklore. These magical herbs were used in a number of ways, including meditation, black and white magic, and spell casting.

Magical herbs come from the earth and nature, and are seen by many as the connection that can bring harmony and cohesiveness to our lives. There are some plants which are magical plants just by goodness of their nature, as identified by ancient and traditional peoples all over the world. For example, Sage and Cedar are recognized as magical herbs by the Native Americans, and are famous for their abilities to purify and cleanse. And of course St John's Wort, is one of thousands of magical herbs whose mystical powers relate to its medicinal properties.

The more you interact with your magical herbs, and grow them through their life cycle, from seed and sprout to harvest, the more they will aid you in your craft.

Some of the common magical herbs are listed below.

Common Name      Element          Planet                     Magical Properties

Angelica                Fire                 Sun                        Protects from evil, exorcism,

Anise                     Air                   Jupiter, Mercury     Prevent nightmares, protection, purification, youth

Basil                       Fire                  Mars                     Commanding, exorcism, harmony, honesty, love, protection, psychic development, purification, wealth

Bergamot              Air                    Mercur                   Money

Burdock                 Water, Earth    Venus                   Protection, healing, Earth Magic

Catnip                    Water               Venus                   Cat Magic, attracts good spirits, love, luck, beauty, celebration

Chamomile           Water               Sun, Mercury         Sleep, meditation, money, love, purification, luck

Dill                          Fire                  Mercury                 Love, lust, money, protects children

Feverfew                N/A                  Venus                    Protection from accidents

Garlic                      Fire                  Mars                      Banishing, exorcising, protection

Lavender                Air                    Mercury                Love, peace, happiness, longevity, sleep, protection

Lemon Balm          Water               Moon                   All healing. It's reputed to repel illness, love

Lemongrass            Air                    Mercury, Moon     Lust, psychic powers, repel snakes

Licorice Root           Water, Fire        Venus                    Lust, passion, fidelity

Marigold                   Fire                    Sun                      Protection, prophetic visions and dreams, legal matters, psychic powers

Mustard                    Fire                    Mars                    Purification, Voodoo charms

Nettle                        Fire                    Mars                    Protection, Healing, Lust, Exorcism, Spell-Breaking, Confidence

Peppermint              Fire                     Mars                    Love, psychic awareness, lust, mental stimulant, energy

Rosemary                Fire                     Sun                      Mental powers, youth, protection, love, lust, purification, sleep, exorcism

Sage                         Earth, Air            Jupiter, Saturn       Wisdom, animal guides, wishes, longevity

Thyme                    Water                  Venus                    Health, courage, purification

Valerian                  Water, Earth        Venus, Pluto,         Sleep, love, calmness

Yarrow                    Water, Earth        Venus, Saturn       Courage, happy marriage, love, psychic powers, exorcism, longevity

Herbal Sachets

Here are some sachets you can make and wear to bring about positive change in your life:

  • Good luck - buckthorn bark, peony root, mistletoe, spearmint and tonka beans.
  • Success - cinnamon, red clover and ginger.
  • Good Health - galangal root, ginseng powder, nettles and nutmeg.
  • Purification - hyssop, nettles, peppermint, rosemary, and sage.
  • Emotional and mental health - passion flower, valerian and horehound.

1 comment.:

moonshinewitch said...

This is amazing! I run a blog and am deeply into Herbs; so this is a great resource!

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