Herbal Grimoire

Herbs have been in use for thousands of years.  Their uses range from healing, rituals to magick, their are many books available that can help you acheive your intent.  I have tired to include information such as herb name, magickal properties, oils, aromatherapy use and also called.  The information on these pages comes from a variety of sources as well as years of practice. This is by no means a total list of herbs available. This can be a great source to start you on your own personal path.

Acacia:  Protection,  (Herb and Oil) Burn for altar offerings or purification, aids psychic powers, meditation, platonic love, psychic awareness, purification, inspiration, wisdom, visions, anointing, protection, prophetic dreams, spirituality, money. A sprig place over the bed wards off evil.  Also Called: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic, Hachah, Wattle Bark, gum senegal and gum acacia.
 
Aconite: Use as a magickal wash for ritual tools & space. Wear as an amulet for protection from vampires and werewolves. Poisonous, do not consume.  Also Called: Wolfs bane, Monkshood.
 
Acorn: Luck, protection, wisdom, draws money, and personal power.

Allspice: (Herb and Oil) Burn for prosperity, courage, healing/health, luck, determination, magical power, energy, strength.  Also Called: Jamaica Pepper, Pimento
 
Almond: Burn for money, riches and wisdom. Almond wood makes a nice magickal wand. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the primary carrier oils for ritual and anointing blends.  Compassion, fertility, money, prosperity, wisdom.  Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Great base for massage, bath, body and skin-care products. Sweet Almond oil is scentless and nourishing to the skin.  Also Called: Greek Nuts, Shakad

Apple:  Apples are considered symbols of life and immortality. The apple has long been used in spells of love. The blossoms are added to love sachets, brews and incenses, and they are infused in melted pink wax, then strained out to make candles suitable to burn for attracting love. Use apple cider in place of blood where it is called for in old recipes. Apples and apple blossoms are symbolic of love, healing and immortality. Burn the blossoms as incense, wear the perfume, and make them into herb candles for a hand fasting rite.

Angelica:  Sprinkle crushed leaves around the 4 corners of a house to ward negativity and purify the home, burn for meditation, protection, divination, exorcism, healing/health and visions. The leaves can be smoked in herbal "tobacco" formulas. (Oil) Use for anointing.  Aromatherapy Use: Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Flatulence, Indigestion, Skin Care, Circulation. Do not use during pregnancy or if diabetic.  Also Called: Archangel, Garden Angelica, Masterwort
 
Anise: Anis seeds are an herb of protection said to avert all evil. Purification, Protection, entices spirits to aid in spells, divination, psychic awareness, youth, In a pillow it wards off nightmares.  Aromatherapy Use: Muscular aches and pains, Rheumatism, Bronchitis, Colds and coughs, Colic, Cramps, Flatulence, Indigestion. Also Called: Anised, Anneys, Anise Seed.

Arabic Gum:  Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, love, friendship.  Also Called: Acacia, Gum Arabic.
 
Ash Tree:  Ash wood makes a traditional Yule log. Druid wands were often made of ash and carved with decorations. Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic. Put fresh ash leaves under your pillow to stimulate psychic dreams and prosperity. An herb of the sun, ash brings light into the hearth at the winter solstice.

Basil: Burn basil to exorcise negativity from the home. To do a really thorough cleansing and protection of yourself and your home, also sprinkle a little basil in each corner of each room in the house and add to your bathwater. Basil is used to mend lovers' quarrels and brings good luck to a new home. The scent of basil causes sympathy between two people and so is worn to avoid major clashes. Basil Use it in rites of exorcism and in the ritual bath. Sprinkle to powder over the area of your heart to promote fidelity. The scent brings happiness to the home and will protect you in crowds.  Avoid during pregnancy, not suitable for babies or infants. Aromatherapy Use: Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of Concentration, Migraine, Gout, Aches and Pains, Insect bites, Insect Repellent, Coughs, Migraine, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Infectious Disease. Key Qualities: Restorative, Tonic, Antidepressant, Refreshing, Uplifting, Fortifying, Purifying, Clearing, Warming, Cephalic, Stupefying in excess. Blends well with: Bergamot, clary sage, lime, citronella, geranium, and hyssop. Also Called: Alabahaca, American Dittany, Common Basil, Herb of Kings, St Josephswort, Sweet Basil, Witches' Herb.
 
Bats Head:  Root Used to obtain wishes.
 
Bay Leaf:  The incense and the leaf are said to produce a prophetic trance. Burn for psychic powers, purification, wish magic, exorcism, healing/health, protection, divination, visions, clairvoyance, energy, power, strength, inspiration, wisdom, meditation, defense, creative word. Put the leaves under your pillow to give inspiration and visions. An herb of the sun, bay brings the light of summer into the darkest time of the year. Carry the leaf or place in the home to ward off illness and hexes.  Aromatherapy Use: Sprains, Colds, Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism.
Also Called:  Baie, Bay Laurel, Daphne, Greecian Laurel, Laurier d'Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel

Belladonna:  Poisonous, do not ingest.  Healing, protection Also Called: Banewort, Deadly Nightshade, Sorcerer's Berry, Witch's Berry, Death's Herb, Devil's Cherries, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man's Cherries.
 
Benzoin:  An herb of purification, burned in incense to sanctify an area. The scent is also used to attract business when combined with basil, peony or cinnamon. Dilute the essential oil and rub onto the body to increase your personal power. It awakens the conscious mind as well. Burn to purify, protect, for prosperity, for astral projection or to increase mental powers.  Aromatherapy Use: Asthma, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Chills, Flu, Colic, Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, As a Sedative. Benzoin has been found to help retain skin elasticity. It is valuable in treating dry, cracked skin and is believed to be anti-depressant. Key Qualities: Warming, Energizing, Uplifting, Comforting, Purifying, Elevating, Stimulant, Soothing, Antidepressant.  Also Called: Ben, Benjamen, Gum Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin.
 
Bergamot:  Use for money and protective rituals. Add the distilled bouquet to your bathwater for these purposes. Synthesized versions of the oil abound but should not be used.  Aromatherapy Use: Boils, Cold Sores, Insect Bites, Spots, Varicose Ulcers, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, as an Antidepressant, as an Insect Repellent, Depression, Cystitis, Infectious Diseases, Tonsillitis, Halitosis, Flatulence, Loss of appetite. Key Qualities: Reviving, Refreshing, Calming, Soothing, Uplifting, Sedative, Regulating, balancing, Anti-Depressant.  Also Called: Orange Mint.

Bergamot Mint:  The leaves of bergamot mint are slipped into wallets and purses to attract money. Fresh leaves are also rubbed onto money before spending it to ensure its return. Also used in "success" rituals and spells. Blends well with: Lavender, jasmine, cypress, geranium, clary sage, chamomile, juniper, and citrus oils.

Birch:  A Druid sacred tree.  The traditional broom of witches is made of birch twigs. Protection, purification, wards negativity, love, new beginnings, changes. Birch is a feminine tree and an embodiment of the Great Mother. Cradles are often made of her wood as a protection for the child.  Aromatherapy Use: Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.  Also Called: White Birch, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch, Tree of Life, Lady of the Woods.

Blackberry:  Sacred to Brighid, the leaves and berries are used to attract wealth or healing. This is a Goddess herb, belonging to the planetary sphere of Venus. Protection, health, prosperity, pie for Lughnasadh, to commemorate the harvest.

Blackthorn:  Returns evil to sender. The thorns are used for sticking into black figure candles or poppets of enemies that will not leave you alone. Hung over doorways or carried, the sloe wards off evil and calamity, banishes demons and negative vibrations. Also Called:  Sloe, Mother of the Wood, or Wishing Thorn.

Black Pepper:  Use in protective charms. Banishes negativity, exorcism.
 
Blessed Thistle:  An herb of protection used in the ritual bath. It is also used to counteract hexing. Thistle brings spiritual, physical and financial blessings. Carry one to bring joy, energy vitality and protection. A shirt with thistle fibers woven into it will protect the wearer from any evil spell. Thistles make men better lovers. The herb has been used to make magical wands and to conjure or communicate with spirits.  Also Called: Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict Thistle,

Buckeye: Attracts money, luck, wards off aches and pains.  Also Called: Horse Chestnut.
 
Burdock:  Protection, healing, Earth magick.  Also Called: Beggar's Buttons, Clot-Bur, Cockle Buttons, Fox's Clote, Happy Major, Lappa, Love Leaves, Personata, Philanthropium, Thorny Burr.
 
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.
 
Camphor:  Divination, Prophetic Dreams, Psychic Awareness. Burn in the home to purify the air and to dispel disease.  Aromatherapy Use: Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis.  Also Called: Laurel Camphor, Gum Camphor.

Caraway:  Often added to love potions to keep lovers from being unfaithful. The seeds are placed in poppets and used in spells to find one's mate. They are said to inspire lust when baked into cakes or breads. Put some in your wedding cake, or use it instead of rice to throw at the bride and groom. Pigeons are very fond of it too!

Carnation:  Altar offering for the Goddess, Anointing, Protection, Strength, Health and Healing, Energy, Power, Magical Power, Blessing, Consecration. Can be used in all-purpose protective spells. Also Called: Pink , Clove Pink or Gilly Flower.
 
Catnip:  A Druid sacred herb.  Chewed by warriors for fierceness in battle. Large dried leaves are powerful markers for magic books. Give it to your cat to create a psychic bond. Used in spells to promote beauty, happiness, love. Use in all Cat Magic Spells. Also Called: Catnep, Catmint, Catís-wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip.
 
Cats Claw:  Vision quests, shamanic journeys.

Cedar:  Cedar smoke purifies the home. Use it in smudge sticks, incense and sweat lodges. The scent is said to enhance psychic powers. I use it in a simmering pot, which smells much better than the burning herb, it makes the whole house smell clean and sweet. Use for: Purification, Health and Healing, Luck, Good Fortune, Happiness, Banishing, Releasing, Exorcism, Money and Riches, Justice, Protection, Harmony, Peace.  Aromatherapy Use: Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, as a Diuretic, Sedative, Antiseborrhoeic.  Blends well with: Sandalwood, rose, juniper, cypress, patchouli, and Benzoin.   Also Called: Cadarwood, Tree of Life, Arbor Vitae, Yellow Cedar.
 
Chamomile:  A Druid Sacred Herb.  Yellow chamomile brings the power of the sun to love potions, money spells and rites of purification. Use in incense for the God. When sprinkled around the house it removes hexes, curses and spells. It can be burned or added to prosperity bags to increase money. Use for: Love, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Prosperity, Purification, Meditation, Rest.   Aromatherapy Use: Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis, Analgesic, Tension Headache, Stress.  Blends well with: Bergamot, clary sage, jasmine, neroli, rose, geranium, and lavender .  Also Called: Roman chamomile, English chamomile, Perennial Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, and Ground Apple.

Cherry:  (Wood and Fruit Juice)  A Druid sacred tree.  Creativity, Healing, Long been used to attract Love, Cherry juice is used as a substitute for blood in old recipes.  Also Called:  Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, r Chokecherry
 
Chickweed:  Fidelity, love Also Called: Adder's Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Winterweed.
 
Cinnamon:  (Herb and Oil) Meditation, Defense, Creative Work, Divination, Energy, Power, Protection, Success, Astral Projection, Health and Healing, Love Lust, Money and Riches, Purification.  Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Lice, Scabies, Wasp Stings, Poor Circulation, Childbirth stimulates contractions, Anorexia, Colitis, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Intestinal Infection, Sluggish Digestion, Spasm, Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral Infections, Frigidity, Infectious Disease, Stress Related Conditions, Tooth and Gum Care, Nervous Exhaustion. Key Qualities: Warming, Reviving, Tonic, Strengthening, Aphrodisiac, Restorative, Uplifting. Blends well with: Frankincense, ylang ylang, orange, and benzoin.  Also Called: Sweet Wood.
 
Cinquefoil:  Make infusion for  ritual baths and for purification rites. Cinquefoil bestows eloquence and protection to the wearer, bring it to court. Its five petals symbolize love, power wisdom, health, and abundance. Prick a hole in an egg, drain it and fill it with cinquefoil. Tape the egg shut, and your home and property are protected. Bathe in the infusion every seven days to ward off evil influences. Prosperity, Protection, Defense, Purification, Anointing, Divination Dreams, Energy, Strength, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Healing, Inspiration, Wisdom, Love. Hang at the door for protection. Add to pacificator bath sachets.  Also Called: Five Fingered Grass, Creeping cinquefoil, and Five Leaved Grass.
 
Citronella:  Protects, brings clarity to the mind.
 
Clove:  Divination, Love, Lust, Banishing, Releasing, Inspiration, Wisdom. Burn for Wealth, Purification, to ward negative thoughts, or to stop others from gossiping about you.   Aromatherapy Use: Nausea, Flatulence, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections, as an Analgesic and Antiseptic, Insect Repellent (Mosquitoes). Key Qualities: Tonic, Stimulating, Revitalizing, Aphrodisiac, Warming, Comforting, Purifying, Active.  Blends well with: Rose, lavender, clary sage, bergamot, bay cinnamon, and ylang-ylang. Also Called:  Eugenia Aromatica.
 
Coffee:  Helps to dispel nightmares.
 
Comfrey Root/Leaves:  Leaves for healing. Carry for safe travel. To ensure the safety of your luggage while traveling, tuck a piece of the root into each of your bags.  Also Called:  Slippery Root, Knit bone or Black wort.
 
Copal Resin:  Burn for protection, cleansing, purification, to promote spirituality, and to purify quartz crystals and other stones before use in magic. May be substituted for Frankincense. A piece of copal may be used as the heart in poppets. When smoldered on charcoal it produces a rich, delicious, piney-lemony fragrance.
 
Cypress:  (Herb and Oil) Burn for Happiness, Harmony, Peace, Inspiration, Binding, Wisdom, Releasing, Defense, Longevity. Cypress Oil is used for Blessing, Consecration, and protection. The unique scent stimulates healing and eases the pain of losses of all kind.  Aromatherapy Use: Skin Care, Perspiration, Wounds, bruises, Hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Cellulites, Muscular Cramps, Edema, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Spasmodic Coughing, Dysmenorrhea,, Menopausal Problems, Nervous Tension, Stress-related Conditions, Treats inflamed/bleeding gums, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Purifying, Relaxing, Warming, Reviving, Restorative, Comforting, Protective, Soothing. Blends well with: Sandalwood, bensoin, cedarwood, lavender, clary sage, lemon, juniper, bergamot, and orange.   Also Called: Tree of Death.

Dandelion:  Divination, wishes, calling spirits Also Called:  Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Piss-a-bed, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive.
 
Devil's Claw:  Protection.
 
Devil's Shoestring:  Protection, luck, invisibility Also Called: Black Haw, Stagbush.
 
Dill Seeds:  (Herb and Oil)  Draws money. Leaves for protection.  Flowers for love and defense. Protective when hung at the door, no one ill disposed or envious of you can enter your house. Smell Dill to cure hiccups.  Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Headaches, Indigestion, Nervousness, Amenorrhea.  Also Called: Aneton, Dill Weed, Dilly, Garden Dill.
 
Dogwood:  Wishes, protection, health. Also Called: Boxwood, Squawbush, Budwood, Flowering Cornel.
 
Dragon's Blood:  Burn for love, protection, exorcism, and sexual potency. Use for Courage, Magical Power, Energy, Strength, Purification, Changes, Determination, Cleansing. A pinch of Dragon's blood added to other incenses increases their potency and power. Also Called: Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina, Sanguis draconis, Dragon's Blood Palm, Blume.

Echinacea:  Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes, place on altar as an offering to the spirits.  Also Called: Purple Coneflower, Coneflower, Black Sampson

Elder:  A Druid Sacred Tree. Sacred to the White Lady and Midsummer Solstice.  Elder wands can be used to drive out evil spirits or thought forms. Music on panpipes or flutes made of elder have the same power of the wands. A Dryad "Elder Mother" is said to live in the tree, she will haunt anyone who cuts down her wood. Stand or sleep under an elder on Midsummer Eve to see the King of the Faeries and his retinue pass by. The flowers are used in wish-fulfillment spells. The leaves , flowers, and berries are strewn on a person, place or thing to bless it. Wood is NOT to be burned as it is sacred to Hecate. Flowers are used for altar offerings. Hung over doorways and windows, it keeps evil from the house. Carry Elder to preserve against the temptation to commit adultery. Use for: Money, Riches, Love, Blessings, Banishing, Releasing, Consecration, Cursing, Purification, Cleansing.  Also Called:  Ellhorn, Elderberry, Lady Elder, and Black Berried Elder.
 
Elderberry:  Nature magick, releases spells, protection, exorcism.  Also Called: Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Pipe Tree, Witchís Tree, Old Lady.

Elecampagne Root:  Banishing, dispel angry or violent thoughts, for baby blessings, elf magic and tarot. Mix with vervain and mistletoe for a powerful love powder. Also Called: Elfdock, Elfwort, Horse-elder, Horseheal, Scabwort, Elecampagne, Velvet Dock
 
Eucalyptus:  Add to all healing blends. Apply undiluted to the body to relieve colds. Also used in purification mixtures. For protection, carry the leaves.  Aromatherapy Use: Asthma, Laryngitis, Sore Throat, Colds, Fevers.  Blends well with: Thyme, rosemary, lavender, pine, cedarwood, and lemon.
 
Eyebright:  A Druid sacred herb.  In a tightly covered pot gently brew a handful of the herb in a pint of boiling water. Allow to stand overnight. Strain out the herb, squeezing as dry as possible. Store the liquid in a tightly sealed container away from sunlight and heat but not in the refrigerator. Drink a half-teaspoon in a half-cup of spring water or psychic herb tea to promote clairvoyance, clear the mind and improve memory. Burn as incense for clairvoyance and divination. Carry when you need to see the truth in a matter.  Also Called: Euphrasia, Casse-lunette.

Fennel:  Hang over doors with St. John's Wort at Litha to repel evil spirits. Carry fennel to influence others to trust your words. Use for: Protection, Healing, Health, Purification.  Aromatherapy Use: Bruises, Dull, Oily, Mature Complexions, Cellulites, Obesity, Edema, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Anorexia, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Feverfew:  Travelers carries it as a ward against sickness or accidents during their journeys. Protection, Purification, Defense, Cleansing.  Also Called:  Feather foil or Flirt wort.

Foxglove:  A Druid sacred herb associated with the "little people".  This plant is poisonous.  Also Called:  Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers, or Dead Men's Bells.
Fenugreek Seed:  Money drawing and fertility magick.  Also Called: Greek Hay, Foenugreek, Fenigreek, Fenugreek Seed.
Frankincense Resin:  (Herb and Oil)  Burn in rites of exorcism, purification, and protection. It is said to accelerate spiritual growth. Rosemary may be used as a substitute. (Oil) Anoint tools, sachets or the body. Use for spirituality, exorcism, purification, luck and protection rites. (Resin) burn for protection, exorcism, spirituality, love, consecration, blessing, energy, strength, visions, healing, meditation, power and courage. Blends well with: Sandalwood, pine, vetivert, geranium, lavender, orange, bergamot, and other citrus oils, camphor, basil, cinnamon, and other spice oils.  Also Called: Frankincense Tears, Frankincense.
 
Galangal:  Use tincture for luck, money, protection, exorcism and psychic development. Ginger can be substituted. Also Called: Low John the Conqueror or Siamese Ginger.
 
Gardenia:  Health, Healing, Love, Peace, Psychic Awareness, Spirituality. Place fresh blossoms in sick rooms or on healing altars to aid the process. Add dried petals to healing mixtures. Dried gardenia is scattered around a room to induce peaceful vibrations. Add to Moon incenses. Gardenias are used in love spells, and to attract good spirits during rituals. They have very high spiritual vibrations.
 
Garlic:  In the home, braids of garlic guard against evil, repel thieves, and turn away the envious. And of course, garlic protects against vampires. It is a very effective blessing for a new home. Garlic was eaten on festival days to Hecate and was left at a crossroads as a sacrifice in Her name. Garlic was once worn to guard against the plague. It is still used to absorb diseases. Simply rub fresh, peeled cloves of garlic onto the afflicted part of the body then throw into running water. An old spell utilized garlic in protecting against hepatitis. To do this, simply wear thirteen cloves of garlic at the end of a cord around the neck for thirteen days. On the last day, in the middle of the night, walk to a corner of an intersection of two streets, remove the necklace, throw it behind you and run home without looking back Garlic is also extremely protective. Sailors carry some while on board ship to protect against itís wrecking. Soldiers wore garlic as a defense in the middle ages, while Roman soldiers ate it to give them courage. Worn, garlic guards against foul weather (mountaineers wear it) as well as monsters, and it also shields you from the blows of your enemies. When evil spirits are about, bite into garlic to send them away, or sprinkle powdered garlic on the floor (if you don't mind smelling it for some time.) Garlic is placed beneath children's pillows to protect them while asleep, and brides once carried a clove of garlic in the pocket for good luck and to keep evil far from her on her big day. Rubbed onto pots and pans before cooking, it removes negative vibrations, which might otherwise contaminate the food. When eaten, garlic acts as a lust-inducer, and when a magnet or lodestone is rubbed with garlic it loses its magical powers.

Ginger:  Powerfully spicy, Ginger essential oil is useful in sexuality, love, courage, and money attracting blends. Eating Ginger before performing spells will lend them power, since you have been "heated up" by the Ginger, this is especially true of love spells. Ginger is also used in Success spells, or to ensure the success of a magical operation. In the Pacific the Dobu islanders make much use of ginger in their magic. They chew it and spit it at the "seat" of an illness to cure it, and also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming storm, while at sea, to halt it.  Aromatherapy Uses:  Arthritis, Fatigue, Muscular Aches and Pains, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Sprains, Strains, Catarrh, Congestion, Coughs, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Diarrhea, Colic, Cramp, Flatulence, Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Nausea, Travel Sickness, Chills, Colds, Flu, Fever, Infectious Disease, Debility, Nervous Exhaustion. Key Qualities: Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Stimulating, Warming, Cephalic, Comforting.
 
Ginkgo:  To contact spirits.
 
Ginseng:  Lust, Creative Work, Love, Wishes, Beauty, Protection, Can be substituted for Mandrake. The root is carries to attract love, as well as to guard one's health, to draw money, and to ensure sexual potency. Ginseng will also bring beauty to all who carry it.

Goldenseal:   Healing, money.  Also Called: Eye Balm, Eye Root, Ground Raspberry, Jaundice Root, Indian Dye, Indian Tumeric, Orange Root, Wamera, Wild Curcuma, Yellow Puccoon.
 
Grape Seed:  Use in garden magic.

Hawthorn:  A Druid sacred tree.   Hawthorn is the classic flower to decorate a maypole. An herb of fertility, it finds its place in weddings, May Day celebrations, and ritual groves.  Beltaine was once reckoned as the day the hawthorn first bloomed. Wands made of hawthorn have great power. The blossoms are highly erotic. Use for Fertility magic, Protection, Defense, and Chastity. Hawthorn is sacred to the fairies, and is part of the tree fairy triad of Britain "Oak, Ash and Thorn" and where all three trees grow together it is said that one may see fairies.  Also Called: May Tree, May Blossom, or White Thorn.
 
Heather:  A Druid Sacred Herb. Heather is a Goddess herb associated with the planet Venus and sacred to Isis. It is carried as a guard against rape and other violent crimes, or just to bring good luck. White heather is the best for this purpose. Heather when burned with fern outside attracts rain, or dip heather and fern in water and sprinkle around to conjure rain. Heather has also long been used to conjure ghosts. Red Heather is used for passion, to start or end an affair. Purple for spiritual development. White for cooling passions of unwanted suitors.
 
Holly:  A Druid sacred tree. Sacred to the Winter Solstice, when it is used for decorating.  Berries are poisonous. Holly, with its warrior-like bristles, is known as an herb of protection. Cast it about to repel unwanted animals and spirits. Sprinkle newborn babies with "holly water" (water in which holly has been soaked, especially if left under a full moon overnight) to keep them happy and safe. Holly is one of the evergreens brought into the home by Druids. It symbolizes a willingness to allow the nature spirits to share one's abode during the harsh, cold season. Planted near a house, holly repels negative spells sent against you. A bag of leaves and berries carried by a man increases his ability to attract women. Carry to promote good luck. Energy, Power, Strength, Protection. After midnight on a Friday, without making a sound, gather nine holly leaves, preferably from a non-spiny plant. Wrap these up in a white cloth using nine knots the tie the ends together. Place this beneath your pillow, and your dreams will come true. The traditional crowns for the bride and groom are made of holly (a male plant) and ivy (a female plant), wreaths and altar decoration are made of these as well. Also Called: Bat's Wings,
 
Honeysuckle:  Health, Healing, Love, Luck, Creativity, Prophetic Dreams, Protection, Psychic Awareness, Divination, Clairvoyance, Anointing, Balance. Lightly crush the fresh flowers and then rub on the forehead to heighten psychic powers. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers to attract money.  Also Called: Woodbine, Dutch Honeysuckle, Goatís Leaf.
 
Hops:  A Druid sacred herb. Use in exorcism incenses and mixtures, as well as healing sachets.   Also Called: Beer Flower.
 
Hyssop:  Hyssop was a holy herb of the ancient Greeks, used to cleanse sacred spaces. It is the most widely used purification herb in magic. Hyssop can be burned in incense, worn, used in decorations, and added to the chalice. Use a bunch to ritually "sweep" the altar as a preparation for a ceremonial rite. It is added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil negativity. Aromatherapy Uses:  Bruises, Cuts, Dermatitis, Eczema, Inflammation, Wounds, Low or High Blood Pressure, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cough, Flu, Sore Throat, Tonsillitis, Whooping Cough, Colic, Indigestion, Amenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Anxiety, Fatigue, Nervous Tension, Stress related Conditions. Key Qualities: Tonic, Cephalic, Nervine, Warming, Calming, Purifying, Cleansing, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant, balancing. Blends well with: Lavender, rosemary, sage, geranium, and citrus oils.  Also Called: Yssop, Hyssop Herb, Ysopo.

Ivy:  A Druid Sacred Herb.  Connected with the Winter Solstice when it is used for decorating. Ivy provides protection when growing on or near a house. Ivy is equated with fidelity and is woven into marriage wreaths. Use in charms to bind luck, love, and fidelity to your person. It is paired with holly, magically. Ivy is carried by women for good luck in general, and is worn by brides for the same reason. Traditional crowns for the bride and groom are made of holly (a male plant) and ivy (a female plant). Wreaths and altar decorations are made from these as well.
 
Jasmine:  (Herb and Oil)  Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night. Jasmine essential oil is useful for sexuality, DON'T use synthetics! Dried Jasmine flowers are added to sachets and other love mixtures. They will attract a spiritual (as opposed to a physical) love. The flowers will also draw wealth and money if carried, burned or worn. Jasmine will also cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom, and the flowers are smelled to induce sleep. Use for: Anointing, Balance, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Happiness, Harmony, Peace, Prophetic dreams, Meditation, Money, Riches, Astral Projection. Aromatherapy Uses:  Aphrodisiac, Dry, greasy, irritated skin, Muscular spasms, sprains, Coughs, Hoarseness, Laryngitis, Frigidity, Labor Pains, Uterine Disorders, Depression, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Intoxicating, Uplifting, Anti-depressant, Euphoric, Balancing, Warming, Tonic.   Also Called:  Jessamin, Moonlight on the Grove.

John the Conqueror:  Money, love, happiness, hex breaking, protection.  Also Called:  High John, High John the Conqueror, John the Conqueror, Jalap Root.

Juniper:  (Herb and Oil)  A Druid sacred tree. Pregnant women and people with weak kidneys should not use juniper berry.  Probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches. Its berries were used with thyme in Druid and grove incenses for visions. Juniper grown by the door discourages thieves. The mature berries can be strung in the house to attract love. Men use the berries to increase potency. Burn Juniper as incense for: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Love. The Essential oil is useful in protection, purification and healing blends.  Aromatherapy Uses:  Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hair Loss, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Tonic for Oily Complexions, Accumulation of Toxins, Arteriosclerosis, Cellulite, Gout, Obesity, Rheumatism, Colds, Flu, Infections, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Purifying, Clearing, Depurative, Nerve Tonic, Reviving, Protective, Restorative. Blends well with: Sandalwood, cedarwood, cypress, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, geranium, and citrus oils.  Also Called: Genévrier, Ginepro, Enebro, Gemeiner Wachholder.
 
Lavender:  (Herb and Oil)  Strewn into bonfires at Midsummer as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. An ingredient of love spells, its scent is said to attract men. Lavender in the home brings peace, joy and healing. The essential oil is included in health, love, peace, and conscious mind-oriented formulas. Use to attract love, to produce sleep by anointing your forehead and pillow, to purify by adding to baths and to promote chastity and peace. Attracts elves, burn for purification, peace. Burn at Litha as an offering. Love, Psychic Awareness, Happiness, Creative Work, Money and Business, Anointing, Exorcism, Harmony, Peace, Healing. The odor of lavender is conducive to long life and so should be smelled as often as possible. Aromatherapy Uses:  Abscess, Acne, Allergies, Athlete's Foot, Boils, Bruises, Burns, Dermatitis, Eczema, Inflammation, Insect Bites and Stings, Lice, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Scabies, Spots, Sunburn, Wounds, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sprains, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Flu, Halitosis, Throat Infections, Whooping Cough, Colic, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Depression, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, migraine, Nervous tension, Stress. Key Qualities: Soothing, Sedative, Antidepressant, Calming, Relaxing, Balancing, Restorative, Cephalic, Appeasing, Cleansing, Purifying.   Blends well with: most oils, especially citrus, florals, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, geranium, and patchouli.  Also Called: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, Spike.
 
Lemon:  (Herb ad Oil)  Use in Lunar oils. Wear diluted lemon oil during the Full Moon to attune with its energies. Use in purification and healing oils. Purification, Love. A Lemon may serve as a poppet.  Aromatherapy Uses:  Acne, Anemia, Brittle Nails, Boils, Chilblains, Corns, Cuts, Greasy Skin, Herpes, Insect bites, Mouth Ulcers, Spots, Throat Infections, Warts, Arthritis, Cellulites, High Blood Pressure, Nosebleeds, Obesity, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Colds, Flu, Fever, Infections. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Mental Stimulant, Cephalic, Purifying, Reviving, Strengthening, Soothing.  Blends well with:  Lavender, ylang ylang, rose, sandalwood, oilbanum, chamomile, Benzoin, fennel, geranium, eucalyptus, juniper, and citrus oils.  Also Called: Citrus medica, Citrus Limonum, Citronnier, Neemoo, Leemoo, Limoun, Limone.
 
Lemongrass:  (Herb and Oil) The essential oil strengthens psychic awareness and is also useful in purification mixtures. Aromatherapy Uses:  Acne, Athlete's Foot, Excessive Perspiration, Open Pores, Pediculosis, Scabies, Tissue Toner, Muscular Pain, Poor Circulation and Muscle Tone, Slack Tissue, Colitis, Indigestion, Gastroenteritis, Fevers, Infectious Diseases, Headaches, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress-Related Conditions, Insect Repellent (fleas, lice and ticks). Key Qualities: Refreshing, Active, Stimulating, Soothing.

Lemon Verbena: Added to other mixtures to increase their strength, and is also used to purify an area or is added to bathwater for protection and purification purposes. Lemon Verbena is worn to make oneself attractive to the opposite sex, and is used in love spells and mixtures.

Lilac:  Drives away evil where it is planted or strewn. It was originally planted in New England to keep evil from the property. The fresh flowers can be placed in a haunted house to clear it. Peace, Clairvoyance, Divination, Creativity, Happiness, Harmony, Exorcism, Protection: Psychic Awareness, Reincarnation. Also Called: Common Lilac.

Lime:  (Peel) Useful in purification and protection spells. The peel is used in love mixtures and incenses.  Aromatherapy Use: Anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, aperitif, bactericidal, febrifuge, restorative, tonic. Use for Acne, anemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, dyspepsia, colds, flu, fever, throat infections, and other infections. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Uplifting, Active.
 
Lotus:  An all-purpose spiritual elixir. Burned as incense, it encourages the dead to seek their highest possible reincarnation. It reminds the living of their inner sanctity and divinity. Lotus plants thrive in murky waters. They float serenely on the stagnant surface and never a drop sticks to them. Anyone who breathes the scent of the lotus will receive its protection. It's said that if you place the root of a lotus under the tongue and say the words "SIGN, ARGIS" toward a locked door. It will open miraculously. Lotus sees and pods are used as antidotes to love spells and any part of the lotus carried or worn ensures blessing by the Gods and Good Luck. There are no true Lotus oils.  Use in spirituality, healing and meditation formulas.
 
Mace:  Burn to increase psychic power, or for creative work. Carry to improve the intellect.  Aromatherapy Use:  Indigestion, General Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, As an aid to Circulation.  Also Called: Arillus Myristicae, Myristica officinalis, Myristica moschata, Macis, Muscadier.

Marjoram:  An infusion of marjoram, mint and rosemary can be sprinkled around the house for protection. This also works for protecting specific objects. Brings happiness to a depressed person. Violets and Marjoram, mixed together, are worn during the winter months as an amulet against colds. Grown in the garden it offers shielding powers against evil. Love, Protection, Defense, Wealth, Happiness, Purification, Cleansing.  Aromatherapy Use: Chilblains, Bruises, Tics, Arthritis, Lumbago, Muscular Aches and Stiffness, Sprains, Strains, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Amenorrhea, PMS, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, Migraine, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: An aphrodisiac, stupefying on large doses, Cephalic, Sedative, Nervine, Restorative, Warming, Comforting.  Also Called:  Sweet Marjoram, Winter sweet, and Pot Marjoram.

Marshmallow Root:  Protection, psychic powers, Place on the altar during ritual to draw in good spirits.  Also Called: Althea, Sweet Weed, Mallards, Schloss Tea,

Mint:  A Druid sacred herb.  Mint is placed in the home as a protective herb. It belongs to the sphere of Venus and has long been used in healing potions and mixtures. The fresh leaves rubbed against the head are said to relieve headaches. Mint worn at the wrist assures that you will not be ill. Its bright green leaves and crisp scent led to its use in money and prosperity spells. Fresh mint laid on the altar will call good spirits to be present and aid you in magic, especially healing spells. Added to incenses it cleanses the house or ritual area. Use for: Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Good Luck, Fortune, Justice, Travel, Exorcism.  Aromatherapy Use: (Peppermint) Acne, Dermatitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Toothache, Neuralgia, Muscular Pain, Palpitations, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Spasmodic Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Fainting, Headache, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nervous Stress, Vertigo, Halitosis, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Restorative, Nerve Tonic, Cephalic, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant.   Also Called: Garden Mint.

Mistletoe:  Most sacred "tree" of the Druids and rules over Winter Solstice. Berries are poisonous Protection, love, fertility, health, exorcism Not quite herb, not quite tree, beyond the limitations of classification, freed from the restrictions of convention, and resembling a constellation of stars suspended in midair from the bough of a sacred tree - such is the "spirit" of this plant. It belongs to the in-between times of dusk and dawn, or the exact interval between two seasons. It is a gateway to something "other". In Italy, there is an old tale of a radiantly beautiful fairy that appeared to a certain knight with the image of the crescent moon and the Holy Grail at her feet. In her hands she held a sprig of mistletoe. She told the knight that the mistletoe was what kept her eternally young and beautiful. Mistletoe should be cut on Midsummer's Day, or else when the moon is six days old. Druids would use a golden sickle to cut it and it wasn't allowed to touch the ground. It is traditionally hung in the home at Yule, and those who walk under it exchange a kiss of peace. Bunches of mistletoe can be hung as an all-purpose protective talisman. Long used for protection against lightening, disease, misfortune of every kind fires and so on. Laid near the bedroom door, mistletoe gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams, as it does when placed beneath the pillow or hung at the headboard. Kiss your love beneath mistletoe and you'll stay in love. Burned, Mistletoe banishes evil. Its wood is a good choice for wands and ritual implements. Mistletoe is an excellent all-purpose herb.   Use in spells for protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, and Exorcism. Also Called: Birdlime, All-Heal, Druid's Herb, and Golden Bough.
 
Mugwort:  A Druid sacred herb. Burn with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals, and a mugwort infusion is drunk (sweetened with honey) before divination. The infusion is also used to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors, and mugwort leaves are placed around the base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic workings. In China it is hung over doors to keep evil spirits for buildings. Mugwort is also carried to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache, and to cure disease and madness. Placed next to the bed it aids in achieving astral projection. It is said to protect travelers from fatigue, sunstroke, wild animals, and evil spirits.  Also Called:  Sailor's Tobacco, Witch Herb, and Old Man.
 
Myrrh:  (Herb and Oil) A Goddess plant of the Moon's sphere, sacred to Isis. Burned as incense, myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations aids contemplation and meditation and creates peace. However, it is seldom burned alone, usually in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added. Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate, purify and bless objects such as amulets, talismans, charms, and magical tools. It also aids meditation and contemplation. The essential oil can be added to blends designed to enhance spirituality and meditation. It is also used in healing mixtures. Aromatherapy Use: Athlete's Foot, Chapped and Cracked Skin, Eczema, Ringworm, Wounds, Wrinkles, Mature Complexions, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds, Coughs, Sore Throats, Voice Loss, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Loss of Appetite, Thrush, Purities, Treats Gum Infections and Mouth Ulcers. Key Qualities: Purifying, Uplifting, Revitalizing, Sedative, Restorative, Soothing. Blends well with: Frankincense, sandalwood, Benzoin, cypress, juniper, mandarin, geranium, patchouli, thyme, mints, lavender and pine.  Also Called:  Balsamodendron Myrrha, Commiphora Myrrha.

Myrtle:  Love, Money and Riches, Creative Work, Youth. If grown on each side of a house love and peace will reside within and it is a lucky plant to grow in window boxes if a woman plants it. Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Hemorrhoids, Oily Skin, Open Pores, Asthma, bronchitis, Catarrhal conditions, chronic Coughs, Tuberculosis, Colds, Flu, Infectious Disease. Key Qualities: Mildly stimulating, Nerve Tonic, Antiseptic, Clarifying, Cleansing, Uplifting, Aphrodisiac, Refreshing. Also Called: Bayberry Tree.
 
Narcissus:  Peace and harmony, love, fertility, luck.   Also Called: Asphodel, Daffy-Down-Lily, Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent-Lily, Porillon.
 
Nettle:  To advert danger, protection, healing, courage, antidote for many poisons.
Also Called:  Stinging Nettle, Beggarís Lice.
 
Nutmeg:  Nutmegs have long been carried as good luck charms, and are strung with star anise and Tonka beans for a potent herbal necklace. Burn for prosperity. luck, psychic awareness, fortune, clairvoyance, divination, justice, and meditation Aromatherapy Use: Arthritis, Gout, Muscular Aches and Pains, Poor circulation, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Indigestion, Nausea, Sluggish Digestion, Bacterial Infection, Frigidity in Women, Impotence in Men, Neuralgia, Nervous Fatigue. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Analgesic, Narcotic, Tonic (nerve and heart), Comforting, Soothing, Calming, Elevating, Cephalic, Euphoric.  Also Called:  Nux Moschata, Myristica.
 
Oak:  A Druid Holy tree.  The Oak is a tree of the sun, and sacred to Brighid and the Dagda. Druids do not celebrate unless in the presence of an oak, yew, ash, or other sacred tree. Oak symbolized abundance, fertility, longevity, protection, and the ability to withstand the lightening blasts of spiritual awareness while remaining firmly rooted in the material. All parts of the tree are powerful protective charms, which bring healing. Magic wands are made of Oak Wood (Mine Is!). A tree as long-lived and strong as the oak naturally offers magical protection. Oak Galls, known as Serpent's Eggs, were used in magical charms. Acorns bring fertility and abundance to any endeavor. Carry one for luck. Acorns gathered at night hold the most fertility powers. The Druids and priestesses listened to the rustling oak leaves and the wrens in the trees for divinatory messages. Burning oak leaves purifies the atmosphere. Represents the God. Use galls in chars. Acorns draw money; burn the wood for good health, energy, strength, power, protection, defense, money and business.   Also Called:  Tanner's Bark, White Oak, and Common Oak.
 
Oak Moss:  Use to attract money.
 
Orange, Sweet:  Use Peels in incense for love, good fortune, divination, balance, healing, harmony, peace, money and riches, Psychic awareness, Luck. A highly Solar scent, add essential oil to purification blends.  Aromatherapy Use: Dull and oily complexions, Obesity, Palpitations, Water Retention, Bronchitis, Chills, Colds, Flu, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Spasm, Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Conditions, Used to treat Mouth Ulcers. Key Qualities: Tonic, Refreshing, Warming, Uplifting, soothing, Sedative, Comforting. Blends well with: Frankincense, sandalwood, Benzoin, cypress, juniper, mandarin, geranium, patchouli, mints, lavender, and pine.   Also Called: Divination, love, luck, money, harmony, joy, warmth.
 
Orris Root:  The Orris root has long been used to find and hold love. The whole Orrisroot is carried; the powder is added to sachets, sprinkled on sheets, clothing and the body as well as around the house.  Also used for divination, protection, and psychic awareness.  Also Called: Love Drawing Powder.
 
Patchouli:  Smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. It is sprinkled onto money, added to purses and wallets, and placed around the base of green candles. Also, owing to its earthiness, Patchouli is used in fertility talismans and is also substituted for 'graveyard dust'. Patchouli is added to love sachets and baths. Patchouli is used to attract people and to promote lust. Burn as incense for: Drawing Money, Fertility, Protection, Defense, Lust, Banishing, Releasing, Love, Earth, and Underworld. Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Athlete's Foot, Cracked and Chapped Skin, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Eczema, Fungal Infections, Hair Care, Impetigo, Sores, Oily Hair and Skin, Open Pores, Wounds, Wrinkles, Frigidity, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulant in small amounts, Sedative in large doses, Aphrodisiac, Nerve Tonic, Appeasing, Calming, Uplifting.  Blends well with: Sandalwood, cedarwood, geranium, clove, lavender, rose, bergamot, myrrh, frankincense, and clary sage.   Also Called:  Pucha-pot, Patchouly.

Pennyroyal:  Strength, protection, peace.  Avoid during the first four months of pregnancy; not suitable for babies. Keep away from homeopathic remedies.   Blends well with: Benzoin, rosemary, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, and bergamot.  Also Called: Lurk-in-the-Ditch, Mosquito Plant, Run-by-the-Ground, Squaw Mint.

Pepper, Black:  Use in protective charms. Banishes negativity, exorcism.  Also Called: Piper.
 
Peppermint:  This familiar scent is excellent when used for purification. Though slow-growing the results are worth the wait. Rub against furniture and walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Smelled it compels one towards sleep and placed beneath the pillow it sometimes offers one glimpses of the future in dreams. Burn as Incense for: Exorcism, Health, Healing, Lust, Money and Riches, Changes, Psychic Awareness, Purification.  Aromatherapy Use: (Peppermint) Acne, Dermatitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Toothache, Neuralgia, Muscular Pain, Palpitations, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Spasmodic Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Fainting, Headache, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nervous Stress, Vertigo, Halitosis, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Restorative, Nerve Tonic, Cephalic, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant.   Also Called: Brandy Mint, Lammint.
 
Periwinkle:  Protection against evil influences. Hang around doors and windows. Also Called: Sorcererís Violet.

Pine:  (Herb and Oil)  Sacred to the Druids. Pine is the "tree of peace" of the Native American Iroquois confederacy. Burn pine to purify the home and decorate with its branches to bring healing and joy. Mix with equal parts of Juniper and Cedar; burn to purify the home and ritual area. The cones and nuts can be carried as a fertility charm. Placing pine needles in a loose-woven bag and running bathwater over this makes a good magical cleansing and stimulating bath. To purify and sanctify an outdoor ritual area, brush the ground with a pine branch. The oil is commonly added to purification, protection, money and healing mixtures. Burn as incense for, money, purification, healing and exorcism. Aromatherapy Use: (Scotch Pine) Cuts, Lice, Excessive Perspiration, Scabies, Sores, Arthritis, Gout, Muscular aches and pains, Neuralgia, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds, Coughs, Flu, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Cystitis, Urinary Infection, Fatigue, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Strengthening, Cleansing, Restorative, Reviving, Refreshing, Stimulant, Soothing.
 
Red Clover:  Luck, protection, success, anti-hexing, love.  Also Called: Luck, protection, success, anti-hexing, love.
 
Red Willow Bark:  Use for meditation and clearing. A fabulous incense.
 
Rose:  (Herb and Oil)  The Rose is a Goddess herb belonging to Venus and the Water element. Rose is the accepted love scent. Rose buds are added to bath water to conjure a lover. Place some in a red cloth bag and pin it under your clothes. Rose hips worn as beads attract love. True rose essential oil (known as Otto) and rose absolute are expensive but worth it, one drop has powerful properties. DO NOT use synthetics. Rose oil is used in formulas designed to attract love, confer peace, stimulate sexual appetites, and enhance beauty. A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. Rose petal and hips are used in healing spells and mixtures. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Roses planted in the garden attract fairies and are said to grow best when stolen. Burn as incense for: Healing, Health, Love, Luck, Creativity, Balance, Anointing, Divination, Clairvoyance, Protection, Psychic Awareness. Aromatherapy Use: Thread Veins, Dry, Mature and Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles, Eczema, Herpes, Palpitations, Poor Circulation, Asthma, Coughs, Hay Fever, Cholecystities, Liver Congestion, Nausea, Irregular Menstruation, Leucorrhoea, Menorrhagia, Uterine Disorders, Depression, Impotence, Insomnia, Frigidity, Headache, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Soothing, Comforting, Antidepressant, Sedative, Uplifting, Appeasing, Regulating, and Heart Tonic.

Rosemary:  "Any home where rosemary thrives is a home where the mistress rules." Rosemary when burned, emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and so is smoldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing magic. It is one of the oldest incenses. Burn for protection, exorcism, purification, healing, to cause sleep, To restore or maintain youth, to bring love and to increase intellectual powers. Rosemary infusion is used to wash the hands before healing work, and the leaves mixed with juniper berries are burned in sickrooms to promote healing. Rosemary may be substituted for any other herb, in any spell or mixture. It is generally used as a substitute for Frankincense.  Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Lice, Scabies, Hair, Scalp, Arteriosclerosis, Fluid Retention, Gout, Muscular Pain, Neuralgia, Palpitations, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Colitis, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hepatic Disorders, Jaundice, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Colds, Flu, Infections, Headaches, Hypo tension, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulant (nervous and mental), Analgesic, Tonic, Strengthening, Restorative, Purifying, Protective, Reviving, Refreshing. Blends well with: Frankincense, lavender, basil, peppermint, and cedar.  Also Called:  Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Guardrobe, Polar Plant , Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Maryís Cloak, Stella Maria, Star of the Sea, Incensier.
 
Rowan:  A Druid sacred tree and sacred to the goddess Bride/Bridgit. Rowan is said to have come from the land of Fairy and as such is a very magical tree used for wands, rods, amulets, and spells. All parts of the tree are sacred. Make a tea with a few of the ripe berries and add it to the ritual chalice. A forked branch can help find water. Wands are for knowledge, locating metal, and general divination. Fires made of Rowan serve to summon spirits, especially when facing conflicts. Incense of leaves and berries for divination. Grow for protection of home. Carrying Rowan wood increases psychic powers. Rowan carried on board hip will prevent its involvement in storms, kept in the house it guards against lightening strikes, and when planted on a grave Rowan keeps the deceased one from haunting the place. Rowans growing near stone circles are the most potent. The leaf and berry are used in incense to increase psychic powers. Wear a tiny cross of rowan wood somewhere in your clothing or protection.  Also Called: Mountain Ash, Witch wood, Witch bane, and Sorb Apple.
 
Rue:  Ancient Celts considered Rue an anti-magical herb, which is a defense against spells and dark magic. A fresh sprig can be used to sprinkle sacred water for consecration, blessings and healings. Burned in exorcism or purification incenses, it routs negativity and gets things moving. Used in altar oil, blessing, purifying, cleansing, consecration, protection, banishing, releasing, exorcism, inspiration, wisdom. Fresh Rue leaves placed on the forehead relieves headaches. Rue added to baths breaks all hexes and curses that may have been cast against you. Rue is another plant said to grow best when stolen, and indeed its presence in the garden beautifies and protects it. For some reason, toads have an aversion to Rue.  Also Called: Goats-rue, Herb of Grace, Garden Rue, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Ruta.

Sage:  Absorbs negativity and misfortune. It drives away disturbances and tensions, and lifts the spirits above the mundane cars of life. Burn it to consecrate a ritual space. Carry it as an herb of protection. Use it in the ritual bath and chalice. Tradition holds that those who eat sage become immortal in both wisdom and years. Sage is used in wish manifestations and to attract money. Smolder to promote healing and spirituality. Carry to promote wisdom. Use in spells for: Protection, Wisdom, Health, Money and Riches, Spirituality.  Aromatherapy Use: (Clary Sage Salvia sclera) Acne, Boils, Dandruff, Hair Loss, Inflamed Skin Conditions, Oily Skin and Hair, Ulcers, Wrinkles, High Blood Pressure, Muscular Aches and Pains, Asthma, Throat Infections, Whooping Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Labor Pain, Irregular Menstruation, Depression, Frigidity, Impotence, Migraine, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Balancing, Inspiring, sedative, Revitalizing, Aphrodisiac, Intoxicating, Euphoric, Warming.  Blends well with: Juniper, lavender, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, jasmine, frankincense, bergamot, and all citrus oils.  Also Called: Garden Sage, Red Sage.
 
Sandalwood:  Lower grades of Sandalwood (light colored with little scent) are not recommended to use in magic. Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing and exorcism spells. When mixed with lavender it makes an incense designed to conjure spirits. This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is mixed with Frankincense and burned at séances and Full Moon rituals. Powdered sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn. Sandalwood oil placed on the forehead aids in focusing the mind. The scent opens the highest spiritual centers and so makes an appropriate incense for rituals, exorcisms, and healings. The scents of frankincense and sandalwood have some of the highest vibrations inherent in any plant. They will resonate with aspects of us or with Devic/Angelic beings of the highest order. Rose is another herb held to have that frequency, thus attracting or eliciting the highest spiritual vibrations from within the cosmos and ourselves. Sandalwood is used as an incense base for: Protection, Healing, Exorcise, Spirituality, Wishes, Full Moon Esbats, Wards Negativity, Astral Projection, Reincarnation, Spirit Offering.  Aromatherapy Use:  Acne, Dry, Cracked, Chapped Skin, After Shave, Greasy Skin, Moisturizer, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Coughs (dry, persistent), Laryngitis, Sore Throat, Diarrhea, Nausea, Cystitis, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Soothing, Relaxing, Uplifting, Purifying, Warming, Grounding, Opening, Elevating, Sedative.  Blends well with: Rose, clove, lavender, bergamot, rosewood, geranium, patchouli, myrrh, and jasmine.  Also Called:  Sandal, Santal, White Saunders, White Sandalwood, Red Sandalwood, Yellow Sandalwood.

Sea Salt:  Cleansing crystals, purification, grounding, protection. Represent the Earth.

Senna:  Use for all matters of lust and love. Enhances tact & diplomacy.

Spearmint:  Used in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smelled, spearmint increases and sharpens mental powers. For protection while asleep, stuff a pillow or mattress with spearmint.  Aromatherapy Use: (Peppermint) Acne, Dermatitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Toothache, Neuralgia, Muscular Pain, Palpitations, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Spasmodic Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Fainting, Headache, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nervous Stress, Vertigo, Halitosis, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Restorative, Nerve Tonic, Cephalic, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant.  Also Called: Garden Mint, Our Lady's Mint, Sage of Bethlehem, Erba Santa Maria and Lamb Mint.

Star Anise:  The powdered bark is used as an incense in Japanese temples. The tree is planted by the Japanese around temples and on graves as an herb of consecration and protection. The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers, and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Sometimes star anise is placed on the altar to give it power, one is placed to each of the four directions. It is also carried as a general luck-bringer, and the seeds make excellent pendulums. The tree is often grown near Buddhist temples where it is revered. Aromatherapy Use: Couldn't find any reference to its use in Aromatherapy, though it is widely used in homeopathy.
 
St. John's Wort :  A Druid sacred herb.  The Welsh called this plant "leaf of the blessed." It was understood to be an idea combination of water and fire, the ultimate healing essence. Fire symbolized the fruitful light-filled forces of summer, and water the gathering and settling forces of the dark season. Midsummer was the time of balance between these forces of light and dark. Burn at Litha to send away negativity, wear for invincibility, health and willpower. Gather at Litha or on a Friday and worn it will keep mental illness at bay and also cure melancholy. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, St. John's Wrote protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits. Both flowers and leaves are used for this purpose. At one time St. John's Wort was held to the mouth of accused Witches to attempt to force them to confess. Also Called: Goat Weed, Tipton Weed.

Thyme:  Burned in incense to purify an area. A place where wild thyme grows will be a particularly powerful energy center on earth. A magical cleansing bath can be make by pouring a tea made with thyme and marjoram into the bathwater. A pillow stuffed with thyme cures nightmares. When attending a funeral, wear a sprig of thyme to repel the negativity of the mourners. Use as incense for: Health, Healing, Purification, Clairvoyance, Courage, Love, Psychic Awareness, Energy, Power, Strength. Thyme is often burned prior to magical rituals to cleanse the area. Carried and smelled to give courage and energy.  Aromatherapy Use: Abscess, Acne, Bruises, Burns, Cuts, Dermatitis, Eczema, Insect Bites, Lice, Arthritis, Gout, Muscular Aches and Pains, Obesity, Edema, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Sprains, Asthma, Bronchitis, catarrh, Coughs, Laryngitis, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Chills, Colds, Flu, Infectious Diseases, Cystitis, Urethritis, Headaches, Insomnia, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulating, Restorative, Warming, Reviving, Refreshing, Purifying, Antidepressant.  Also Called: Common Thyme, Mother of Thyme, and Garden Thyme.

Tobacco:  A magical substitute for sulphur, as well as for datura and nightshade, both of which are related to tobacco. It can be substituted for any other poisonous herb in ritual incense blends. Although it is regularly smoked by millions, tobacco is a very poisonous plant and can kill.
 
Valerian:  A sprig of the plant pinned to a woman's clothing will cause men to 'follow her like children'. Valerian Root is added to Love Sachets. Put in pillows to promote deep rest. Use in spells for: Protection, Purification, Harmony, Peace, Happiness, Love, Creative Work, Money and Riches.  Aromatherapy Use: Insomnia, Nervous Indigestion, Migraine, Restlessness, Tension States. Key Qualities: Sedative, Depressant of the Central Nervous System, Mildly Hypnotic, Regulator, Calming, Soothing, Grounding. Also Called: Garden Heliotrope, Vandal Root, and St. George's Herb.

Vervain:  A Druid sacred herb.  Vervain is a profoundly magical herb belonging to the sphere of Venus. Roman priests and priestesses used it as an altar plant - it was tied in bundles and used to ritually "sweep" and purify the altar. Druids placed it in water that was sprinkled on worshipers as a blessing. Vervain was picked at the rising of the Dog Star, at the dark of the moon, just before flowering. It was taken from the earth with the sacred sickle and raised aloft in the left hand. After prayers of thanksgiving were spoken the Druid or Druidess left a gift of honey to recompense the Earth for her loss. Vervain was once infused in wine and worn on the body to ward off the stings of insects and serpents. It is used in the bath as a protection from enchantments and to make dreams come true. Wearing or bathing in vervain places one under the influence of Diana. After washing your hands in the infusion, it will be possible to engender love in the one you touch. To dispel fears, light a candle daily and surround it with vervain. Speak aloud a prayer to the Gods and Goddesses asking for release from your fear. Do this as long as necessary. On the night of the full moon, go outside with a chalice filled with water, vervain and salt. Take also a candle and a piece of petrified wood. Dip the stone into the water mixture and then pass it through the candle flame. Touch the stone to your feet, hands, shoulders, and head. As you do this ask for the blessings of youth and beauty. Repeat the process seven times. Vervain is worn as a crown during Druidic initiatory rites and as protection for those who are working magic. Sprinkle throughout the home for protection and to bring peace. Keep some in the bedroom to bring tranquil dreams. Keep it in the home to attract wealth and to keep plants healthy. Sprinkle some on the garden as an offering to the elementals and other nature spirits. Drinking the juice of fresh vervain is said to cut sexual desire. Burn it to banish the pangs of unrequited love. Vervain is worn to recover stolen articles. Tucked into a child's cradle, the plant brings joy and a lively intellect. When burned, Vervain is powerful for warding psychic attack, but it is also used in spells for love, purification and attracting wealth. It is a powerful attractant to the opposite sex. Use for Anointing, Banishing, Gather and burn at Litha, Altar Offering, Creativity, Energy, Strength, Power.  Also Called: Enchanters Herb, Holy Herb, Verbena, Blue Vervain, and Holy Wort.
 
Vetivert:  Root is burned to overcome evil spells. It is also used in love powders, sachet and incenses and is added to the bathwater in a sachet to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex. Vetivert is also used in money spells and mixtures, placed in the cash register to increase business, carried to attract luck, and burned in anti-theft incenses. Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Cuts, Oily Skin, Wounds, Arthritis, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Sprains, Stiffness, Debility, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous Tension. Known as the "Oil of Tranquility". Key Qualities: Sedative, Soothing, Calming, Tonic, Grounding, Uplifting, Protective. Also Called:  Khus-Khus.

Violet:  Said to cure headache, bring sleep, and calm anger. Violets are mixed with lavender, apple blossoms, yarrow, and roses in love potions. The leaf is a protection from all evil. Use for: Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing. Mixed with Lavender, the flowers are a powerful live stimulant and also arouse lust. Violets and Periwinkle are used to decorate the graves and corpses of children.  Also Called: Heartsease, Little Faces, and Viola.
 
Wild Cherry Bark:  Love, romance, seduction, compassion.  Also Called:  Sweet Cherry, Chokecherry, Virginian Prune, Black Cherry.

Willow:   A Druid sacred tree.  Willows are commonly found near ancient British burial sites. The willow is a guardian tree, said to protect from evil influences. The willow tree has a healing aura that blesses all it touches. All parts of the willow guard against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. Burn bark with sandalwood for divination and love. Magical brooms, especially Witch's brooms, are traditionally bound with a willow branch.  Also Called:  White Willow, European Willow, Tree of Enchantment, and Witches Aspirin.
 
White Oak:  Used for strength and solidity.
 
Witch Hazel:  Has long been used to fashion divining rods, hence the common name. The bark and twigs are also used to protect against evil influences. If carried, witch hazel helps to mend a broken heart and cool the passions.   Aromatherapy Use:  Distilled witch hazel is one of the basics in any home first aid kit. It is useful for stings, bruises, cuts, scrapes, sprains, tissue swelling, and many other minor conditions. It is also useful in skin care regimes. Also Called:  Spotted Alder, and Winter Bloom, Witch Hazel.
 
Wormwood:  The scent of wormwood is said to increase psychic powers. Burned with incenses on Samhain to aid evocation, divination, scrying and prophecy. Especially good when combined with Mugwort. Strengthens incenses for exorcism and protection. Hung from a rear-view mirror, wormwood protects vehicles from accidents on treacherous roads. Use in spells for: Binding, Psychic Awareness, Evocation, Love, Clairvoyance.  Blends well with: Sandalwood, jasmine, bois de rose, vetivert, bergamot, rose and floral and oriental bases.  Also Called: Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King, Green Ginger.
 
Yarrow:  Large patches of yarrow growing in a field indicate a very grounded energy spot. Sit there to center and relax. Yarrow is used to exorcise evil and negativity from a person, place or thing. A bunch of dried yarrow hung over the bed or yarrow used in wedding decorations ensures a love lasting at least seven years. Use in spells for: Divination, Love, Happy Marriage, Wards Negativity, Defense, Protection, Gather at Litha:  Psychic Awareness, Banishing, Releasing, Clairvoyance.  Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Burns, Cuts, Eczema, Hair Rinse, Inflammation, Rashes, Scars, Wounds, Arteriosclerosis, High Blood Pressure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thrombosis, Varicose Veins, Constipation, Cramps, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Indigestion, Amenorrhea, Colds, Fever, Flu, Cystitis, Hypertension, Insomnia, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Balancing, Restorative, Tonic, Strengthening, Opening, Grounding, Revitalizing, Mildly Stimulating.  Also Called:  Seven Year's Love, Milfoil, and Woundwort.

Ylang Ylang:  (Oil) Useful for Peace, Love and Sex Spells. It can be worn on the body or included in mixtures for these purposes Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Acne, Hair Growth, Hair Rinse, Insect Bites, Irritated and Oily Skin, General Skin Care, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Depression, Frigidity, Impotence, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Disorders. Key Qualities: Powerfully Sedative, Soothing, Calming, Regulating, Euphoria-inducing, and narcotic when used in large quantities, Aphrodisiac.

Never eat, drink or burn, any herb unless you are familiar with it!