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Herbal Properties

Those Magical, Mystical Herbs

Learn more about herbal properties and how to use them to create more powerful Wiccan rituals and magic spells.

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Herbs can be found just about everywhere. They grow wild in the woods and in your back yard. They can be grown in pots in your home or in gardens alongside your carrots and tomatoes. They are in your grocery store and in your kitchen cupboard. It’s true what they say. There IS magic all around us!

Herbs and Wicca

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Magical herbs and herbal properties have played a very intricate role in Wiccan religion for centuries. They are used throughout the craft for smudging in cleansing rituals, healing the sick, charm bags and in spell work. Pure essential oils are extracted from them for use in spell work and in aromatherapy. They can be burned as herbal incense, embedded in homemade candles or applied to the surface of oiled candles for use in candle magic.

Wiccan Herbs List – Herbal Properties

The Wiccan herbs list below includes some of the more common magical herbs used in the Wiccan craft and their herbal properties. Also included is information about how the magical herb is used and what it is typically used for.

Note: I’m always looking to improve my knowledge. This herbs list and their herbal properties will continue to evolve as I learn more. If you have any updates, additions or corrections to this content you’d like to submit, please feel free to send me a message.


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Aconite

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Also known as Wolfsbane, it can be used to make a wash for ritual tools & space.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Acorn

Can be used in charms or spells for good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power. Sacred to Druids and can be used at the tip of wands.

Adder’s Tongue

This herb can be used in spells and charms to stop gossip and slander or to promote healing. It has also been referred to as Serpent’s Tongue and is often considered sacred to those gods associated with snakes.

Agrimony

It is used in protection spells. It can also be used to reverse spells sent against you. It can also be used in “sleep” sachets that you place under your pillow to allow you a restful sleep.

Alder

Used for protection spells and divination. Associated with music and weather magic and sacred to Druids. A whistle made from the branch of an Alder tree is associate with the old superstition of whistling up the wind.

Alfalfa

Used in spells involving prosperity, money and to ward off hunger.

Allspice

Allspice is a wonderful spice that is used for business success, and to relieve mental tension. It promotes determination and energy. It is also used in spells and charms that involve money and luck. Often used as a healing herb. Can be used to create a healing herbal bath.

Almond

Associated with wisdom, money, fruitfulness, and prosperity. It can be used in spells and charms or burned as an herbal incense to attract abundance. Be careful to specify what type of abundance you are seeking.

Aloe

Used for protection and luck. It can be hung in the home as a charm to attract luck and protection for those who live there. It can also be grown in pots and placed around the home to provide protection from accidents within the home.

Amber

Used for protection from harm and success. Helps to clear the mind and bring prosperity. Burn as an herbal incense to transform the ambient negative energy to positive energy.

Anemone

Protection and often used as a healing herb.

Angelica Root

Angelica root enhances female magical power and strength, and protects children. It is an excellent one to use for protection against negative energy. It can also be used in healing & exorcism incenses. It can be used in purification and uncrossing spells. It can be used in herbal baths for the purpose of removing curses, hexes, or spells. Sprinkle around the outside of your home for protection of the home. Also known as Holy Ghost Root, Archangel Root, and Dong Quai.

Anise

Use in a sleep pillow to prevent disturbing dreams. A good herb to add to purification baths. Can be used in protection and meditation incenses. It can be used as an herbal incense during the invocation of Mercury or Apollo.

Apple

Sometimes considered the food of the gods. Apples play an important role in many mythologies and are tied to fertility gods. It is also considered the food of the dead
and is burned at Samhain in honor of those who will be reborn in the spring. It is traditional to leave two apples in the woods when you are finished hunting as an offering to the Horned God. Apple wood is also used in the making of wands to be used when doing rituals dealing with the underworld. It is also considered a sacred tree by the Druids. Apple cider can be substituted for spells/rituals that require blood or wine.

Arnica

An excellent healing herb that is used in salves for bruises and sprains. It can be applied to where there is pain and/or inflammation of the skin.

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Bachelor Buttons

Use in Love charms/spells.

Basil

It is used for exorcism, protection and love potions. Sprinkled around the house to ward off evil/negative spirits. There is an old saying, “Where Basil grows, no evil goes!” and “Where Basil is, no evil lives.” Perfect to use in good luck charms. A gift of Basil given to someone moving into a new home will bring them good luck. Basil has the essence of “fidelity”. Basil is also known as Albahaca, American Dittany, ‘Our Herb’, St. Joseph’s Wort, Sweet Basil, and the Witches Herb.

Bay Leaves

This herb is used in vision and clairvoyance potions for wisdom. Sacred to the god Apollo. This herb is used for protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength and divination. Often used as a healing herb. It is traditional to write wishes on the leaves and then burn them to make them come true. Can be used in charms that when placed under the pillow will induce prophetic dreams. Place a leaf in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf or use in a protection charm to protect yourself against magical attack. It is good to add to a cleansing bath or tea. Bay leaves are also known as Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Greecian Laurel, Sweet Bay, and Laurier d’Apollon.

Bayberry

Brings good fortune, luck and relief from stress. Often used as a healing herb.

Beeswax

Used for making candles, natural polish, protective finish for things such as wooden wands, and used in herbal salves to thicken.

Belladonna

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Caution should be taken when handling because it can be absorbed through the skin. Its uses include astral projection and protection spells. It can be used in flying ointment to achieve altered states of mind. It is not recommended though because people have died using this herb. Even some who were quite familiar with its use.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Benzoin

A resin used for purifying, for success, meditation, and stress reduction. It can be used alone as an herbal incense or as a binder in making incense. It works well as a fixative
in the blending of other resins together. It enhances the scent of other resins when mixed in. A must when making incenses that use resins.

Bergamot

Used in spells and charms involving money, prosperity, protection, stopping outside interference, and promoting restful sleep.

Black Pepper

Used in spells and charms that banish negativity and protection from evil. Also used in exorcism.

Brimstone

Another name for powdered sulfur. Used in spells and charms that dispels or prevents a curse/hex. Can be used to remove an enemy’s power over you.

Buckeye

A good herb for divination. It can be used in spells and charms to bring good luck and attracting money and wealth. Used in Hoodoo as a charm for gamblers.

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Cactus

Used for protection and banishing. It can be mixed with other banishing symbols for protection. Grow in the home or garden for protection of the home. Best to place in all directions of the home (north, south, east, and west) to ensure full protection. It’s needles, instead of whole plant, can be used in spells/charms for protection.

Calamus Root

Used by those who wish to control a situation or to dominate a specific person. Also known as Sweet Flag.

Camellia

Camellia flowers are used to show thankfulness or to bring riches into the life. You can place fresh blooms in water to bring prosperity to the altar during a ritual. Chinese medicine men used this for skin condition treatments traditionally.

Caraway

Caraway seeks used in spells will ensure faithfulness and used in cooking will invoke lust for the eater. You carry caraway for protection against harmful spirits or spells.

Carnation

Can be used in protection. Often used as a healing herb.

Cashew

Used for money spells and charms.

Catnip

An herb sacred to Bast. Used obviously in animal spells for increasing the bond with the animal and for healing uses. You can use catnip to bring on psychic talent during meditation and as a relaxing tea. It can be used with other herbs in love spells and charms. If grown near the home it will attract positive spirits. It can be used to create good luck charms.

Cedar

Use in spells and charms to promote strength, money, protection, healing and purification.

Chamomile

Everyone knows that chamomile is a relaxing herb, especially in teas. This is used in meditation incense, as a sleep enhancer, a prosperity amulet. Used for luck in gambling and to attract wealth. It can clear the head for magic. Use on spells and charms to bring love, healing, and reduction of stress. Sprinkle around the house for protection and to dispel curses. Use in your bath to attract love and luck. Bathe children with it to protect them from evil wishes.

Cherry Bark/Wood

Used in lust spells. Can also be burned as an herbal incense to aid in divination.

Chili Pepper

Use in spells and charms to promote fidelity and love. Use to “spice” or “heat up” a relationship. It can also be used in spells to break curses/hexes. Place them around
the house to break negative spells placed on you or those in the home.

Chives

Used for protection and weight loss. Mix in food with magical intent to promote weight loss or protect those who eat the food.

Chrysanthemum

Protection. Grow in the garden for protection of the home. White is the best color of flower for this, but any color will do.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is known as a male aphrodisiac, so it is no wonder that it is used for lust and love spells. Cinnamon is also used for psychic abilities and to raise spirituality. Burning the herb as incense or binding in sachets is common. Use in spells and charms to draw money & prosperity. Also used to raise spirituality and promote healing, success, protection and luck. Of course, it can also be mixed in food as a spice for flavor.

Citronella

Burn or use in charm to protect and cleanses the aura. Use in charms and spells to encourages creativity and clear the mind. Also used to repel insects.

Clover

Use in spells and charms to promote fidelity, money, love, and success. Also used for protection. Used in the consecration of ritual tools. Place around the home to drive away negative spirits.

Cloves

Used to cleanse the aura. Use in spells and charms or burn as herbal incense for protection, banishing negative spirits or energy and to stop gossip. Burn as an incense to purify an area. Also used in exorcisms to draw friendship and money.

Coltsfoot

Sacred to Brighid. Use in spells and charms for wealth, prosperity, visions and love.

Comfrey

Use in charms for safety and protection while traveling. Use the root of the herb for money spells and incenses.

Copal

Used in incense for purification, consecration, contact with other planes, exorcism. Can be used in charms and spells for the same as listed for incense.

Cypress

Sacred to Apollo. Hang in the home for protection. Burn cypress wood to lessen the grief of death or to aid in divination. Carry as a charm at funerals to ease the mind and lessen grief.

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Daffodil

Love, fertility and luck. Keep in the home or altar to keep negative energy away.

Daisy

Use in spells and charms for lust, love and luck. This flower is associated with babies and newborns. Use in baby blessings and during Wiccanings. Place in babies room
for protection. Wear or carry to draw romance.

Damiana Leaves

Damiana leaves are used to draw a new lover, to intensify sexual passion, or to bring back a straying lover.

Dandelion Leaf

Not just a weed. Used in summoning spirits, purification and defeating curses or negativity. Often used as a healing herb.

Dandelion Root

Used for divination and calling spirits. It can be drunk as tea or carried in a bag to enhance psychic dreams and second sight. Use in dream pillows for sleep protection.

Deer’s Tongue

Used for luck in love affairs and in court cases. Used to obtain a proposal of marriage. Used to grant eloquence and pleasing speech to anyone who carries it. It can give the gift of convincing speech to lawyers and witnesses who carry it on their person in court.

Devil Pod

Grants its owner strong protection from evil. Also known as Bat Nut, Goat Head, Bull Nut and Buffalo Nut.

Dragon’s Blood

Used for protection, increasing potency in magical works and purification. Burn as an herbal incense to increase the potency of spellwork. It is excellent in banishing and
exorcism.

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Echinacea

Used to add power to charms, spells and incenses. Can be used as an offering to spirits.

Epsom Salt

Typically it is the salt used in ritual baths and bath salt recipes. Add a small amount to cauldron water to keep smoke down.

Eucalyptus

Great for protection. Can also be used to purify any space. Often used as a healing herb to fill poppets or charms.

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Fennel Seed

Good for purification and protection, fennel seed gives strength and courage. It also will aid in cooking recipes, by freshening breath, helping in weight loss and digestion, and add to flavor. This herb prevents curses and possession.

Fern Leaf

Dispels negativity and promotes mental clarity. Can be used to cleanse and purify a space. Put in a room where you need a clear mind to think, such as an office.

Feverfew

Used to invoke Hecate. Used in love spells, it is also a good herb for healing rituals. It will help the immune system and is a good treatment for migraines by reducing light and nausea sensitivity and restricting blood flow. Mostly used in food or sachets, but may also be used for protection, exorcism and purification and to guard against negative energy, harmful magic, spirits and jealousy of others.

Five Finger Grass

Used to warding off evil and bring good luck in money matters and love affairs and to get others to do favors for you. Gamblers can combine it with Lucky Hand Root to aid in “all the skills that five fingers can perform.” Also can be used as a tea to remove hexes and jinxes. Add it to floor washes for purification. Also known as Silverweed, Cinquefoil, Five Fingers, Five-Finger Blossom.

Foxglove

Plant near house or in the garden for home protection. Used in spellwork/ritual to contact the underworld.

Frankincense

A resin. Can be used to represent the Divine Masculine. Often combined with myrrh to make a temple incense. Used for protection, cleansing and purification. Burn as an herbal incense for protective work, consecration, and meditation.

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Gardenia

Promotes peace and healing. Use it’s dried flowers with other healing herbs to bring comfort to one who is ill. Place potted flowers in room to promote a peaceful energy.

Garlic

Garlic has always been seen as a vampire ward, but it can be used in other protection spells as well. It has been proven as a healing agent and is both antiviral and antifungal.

Ginger

Adds to the strength and speed of any mixture of which it is a part. Use in charms to promote protection and good health. It also heats up love affairs and sexuality

Ginseng

Used in magic workings of love, beauty, protection and lust. Often used as a healing herb.

Goldenseal

Used in healing rituals, money spells, and spells to bring success. Use in other spells and charms to increase the power.

Gum Arabic

Use for protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement. Use as part of incense mixture burned during meditation. Use to consecrate boxes that hold ritual tools.

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Heather

Used in spells and charms for protection and luck.

Hibiscus

Used in spells and charms to attract love and lust. Used for divination and to promote dreams.

Hickory

Used in spells and charms for protection, love, lust and legal matters.

High John

Used as an amulet, it has no equal. It is used for drawing luck, gaining mastery, and strengthening the libido of men. Practitioners make a dressing oil from chips of the root, and incorporate it into sachet powders, incense, and crystals for bath or floor wash. Often called the “all purpose” herb. It is used for strength, obtaining success, victory in any situation, gambling, luck, money, health, love and protection. Great for use in ritual work focused on prosperity. Also known as The Conqueror Root.

Holly

Used as decoration during Yule. Used to promote a stable marriage, love, luck and dreams. Plant outside the home for protection.

Hollyhock

Used in spells and charms to increase the flow of money and wealth. Grow near the home to promote success of those who live there.

Honeysuckle

Used in spells and charms to draw money, success and wealth of material objects.

Hyacinth

Sacred to Apollo and gay men. Named after Hyacinthus; Apollo’s fallen male lover. It symbolizes homosexual love. Used to attack love, luck and good fortune.

Hydrangea

Used in spells and rituals for hex-breaking, attracting love, promotion of fidelity and to bind.

Hyssop

Used for purification. Used to consecrate ritual tools and items made of tin. Steep in water to use for the physical cleaning of altar, ritual tools, temple room and ritual bath. Can be made into charms to clear negativity and evil spirits from a home and to remove a jinxes and break a hexes.

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Ivy

Used in protection, healing, love and fertility. Hang an ivy plant by the front door to protect from negative influence and to discourage unwanted guests.

Jasmine

Use in charms or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money. Use in dream pillows for restful sleep or burn as an herbal incense in the bedroom to bring prophetic dreams.
Helps to bring inspiration and create new ideas.

Juniper

Burn as an herbal incense for protection from harmful magic. Can be used to banish all things detrimental to good health. Attracts positive energy. Can be carried as a charm to promote potency in men and/or attract love.

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Laurel

Used for protection and love. If worn by a bride it is said to guarantee a long and happy marriage.

Lavender Flowers

Lavender flowers are used to promote passion, romance, harmony, friendship, and cooperation with a lover. They can also be used for protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Great addition to sleep pillows and bath spells.

Lemon

Used for cleansing. Squeeze a lemon in water to make a washing mixture to remove negative energy from ritual tools and altar.

Lemon Balm

Use in spells and charms for love and success. Often used as a healing herb.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is an excellent natural mosquito repellent when planted in the garden or outdoor sitting area. Taken internally in tea form, lemongrass can help with insomnia, indigestion, nausea, in removing excess fat and chemicals from food ingested, relieves constipation, and is a powerful antioxidant for the liver, pancreas, bladder and kidneys.

Lemongrass tea is also wonderful in treating cold and flu symptoms, aches, pains and reducing fever. If you suffer from anxiety or nervousness, lemongrass can help in relaxing you and can even work as a mild sedative, without the side effects of many drug store remedies.

Lemongrass is a natural antibacterial and antifungal. If consumed in a tea regularly, it can help prevent acne and keep skin healthy. New research is also showing citral, a molecule found in lemongrass, may be effective in killing cancer cells without destroying normal cells.

Lemongrass tea can be made with fresh or dried stalks and can be taken up to 3 times daily. Ginger and honey taste great with lemongrass, should you wish to make your own concoction.

Licorice Root

Used to help you gain power over others and control them. It is also used to change someone’s mind.

Lilac

Used for wisdom and good luck. Can be used to create good luck charms.

Lily

Used in spells/charms/rituals for fertility, renewal, marriage, happiness, and prosperity.

Lily of the Valley

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Repels negative energy. Can be used in rituals/spells to stop harassment. Can be used to promote longevity in marriage.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Lime

Used for protection. Used in magic for purification and to promote peace of mind.

Lotus

Used in magic for love and protection.

Lucky Hand Root

Lucky hand root is actually the female root of a wild orchid. Its unusual name is due to the root’s odd, hand-like shape. It is said to be one of the most powerful additions, to a gamblers mogo bag or to anyone who wants to raise personal power. Carried while placing bets or events of winnings this is a potent charm. Also used for gaining and keeping a job, to aid against evil spirits and to protect the holder from all types of ills and bad events. Also known as Helping Hand, Five Finger Root and Hand of Power.

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Mandrake

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used for protection and exorcising evil. Use in charms and spells to promote prosperity and fertility.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Maple

Used in magic to bring love and good luck. Use in spells and charms to bring money and/or wealth. Can be used to create good luck charms.

Marigold

Can be used to aid in prophesy, legal matters, love, dreams and business or legal affairs. Fresh marigolds will cleanse and disperse negative energy in a room they
are placed in. A yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower of the plant by
boiling.

Marjoram

Used for cleansing, purification, and the dispelling of negative energy. Can be used in charms or sleep satchels placed under pillow to bring pleasant dreams.

Marshmallow Root

Used for protection and to enhance psychic powers. It can be burned as herbal incense for protection and to enhance and stimulate psychic abilities. Place some on your altar
during ritual to draw in positive spirits.

Mint

This herb promotes energy, communication and vitality. It draws in positive spirits when placed on your altar. Place in the home for protection. Do not plant directly
into ground. It will overtake your garden/yard. Keep in a pot.

Mistletoe

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used in fertility spells and charms. Can be used as a protection charm from negative energy or curses. Use as a charm for luck while hunting.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Monkshood

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used in charms to protect from evil. 6nly the flowers are used because the roots give off fumes during the drying process. Good for misdirecting enemies.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Morning Glory

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used for binding and/or banishing spells and rituals. Can be used to bring people or objects towards you. Use the vine to wrap around a poppet to bind someone.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Mugwort

Caution – Use in a well ventilated room!*

Use in charms that are carried to increase lust & fertility. Can be used as a healing herb in charms to cure illness. It is burned and inhaled for psychic abilities and also made into tea to wash amulets and crystals.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Mullein

Used in charms that protect from nightmares and negative magic. Can be used in the invoking of spirits. Use in dream pillows to prevent nightmares. Use in charms to help attract love from the opposite sex. Can be used in place of graveyard dirt in spells.

Myrrh

Used to represent the Goddess. Promotes spirituality, meditation, and healing. Will enhance any magical working. Increases the effectiveness of any incense blend it is added to. Often burned with frankincense as a temple incense.

Myrtle

Use in charms to attract love and true friendship.

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Nettle

Stuff in a poppet used to turn back a spell on the one who cast it. Used in dispelling of fear and negativity. Sprinkle around the home to drive away negative energy or
negative spirits.

Nutmeg

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used to attract money/prosperity. Can be used to create good luck charms which can be carried to bring good luck in games of chance. It is used to increase ESP. Also used in spells and charms for protection and breaking hexes .

*Note: Drinking nutmeg as a brewed tea can produce hallucinations and is toxic in large quantities.

Oregano

Used to bring happiness, strength, vitality, and additional energy.

Orris Root (cut)

Used to aid in communication and helps to open dialogs with others. Can be used in herbal magic baths for personal protection. It can be used to attract men and to cause them to love you. Also known as Queen Elizabeth Root.

Orris Root (powder)

Referred to as ‘Love Drawing Powder’ in voodoo/hoodoo. Used in spells and charms to bring love, romance and mates. Can be used as an herbal magic bath to attract love. Also known as Queen Elizabeth Root.

Osha Root

Used in charms and spells to protect against negative and/or evil spirits.

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Pansy

Can be used in love charms or love magic.

Parsnip

Used in male sex magic.

Patchouli

Used in spells, sachets, baths and mixtures to bring money or love. Can be used in charms or incense to promote fertility. Burn as an herbal incense at your place of business
to promote growth of the business.

Peony

Used to protect from hexes. Brings good luck, good fortune, and prosperity. Hang in the home or plant near home for protection. Known as a flower that will attract
faeries. The flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, however, the seed is called a ‘Jumby Bean’ and is used in spells for promoting dissension and strife.

Peppermint

Used in spells and incense for healing and purification. Place in a sleep pillow to ensure restful sleep. Burn as an herbal incense when moving into a new home to clear out
sickness and negative energy from previous owners.

Pomegranate

Sacred to Aphrodite. Use in rituals to aid in fertility.

Poppy

Used in charms and spells to promote fertility, prosperity, love and abundance.

Poppy Seeds

Used to bring love and luck. A popular ingredient used in food magic. Use in a sleep satchel to bring relief from insomnia.

Primrose

Used in spells to promotes the disclosure of secrets and to reveal the truth. Discourages dishonesty and secrecy.

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Rose Buds

Used in magic that bring divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships.

Rose Geranium

Turns away negativity that comes in the form of gossip or false accusations.

Rose Hips

Used in healing spells/charms and mixtures. Can be used to create good luck charms. Use in ritual to calls in good spirits.

Rosemary

Associated with the Faye. Rosemary is a powerful guardian, and a protector of woman. This wonderful herb is widely used to bring good dreams, keep marriage faithful and the home peaceful, and for brewing up cleansing and beautifying baths. Can be used in healing poppets for good health. Used for protection, love and lust, exorcism and sleep. Burn it to cleanse spirits and a tea of rosemary can keep your mind sharp. Orally the herb helps stimulate circulation, digestion, and nerves. It will help ease bad breath and depression. Can be used in herbal magic baths for purification. Burn as an herbal incense to remove negative energy and for purification. Rosemary is also known as Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Elf Leaf, Guardrobe, Incensier, Polar Plant, and Sea Dew.

Rue

Used in magic for healing, health, removal and protection against the evil eye. Use as an aspergillum to dispense salt water for purification of the circle or removing negativity from a place. Burn as an herbal incense or use in poppets to prevent illness or speed recovery. Add to herbal magic baths to break hexes and curses that have been placed on you.

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Saffron

Used as an aphrodisiac and for magic involving love, healing, happiness, lust and strength. Often used in love magic, healing spells, and weather control. Can hang sachets of saffron in your home to bring good luck.

Sage

Burn for self-purification and the purification of an area or ritual space. Bundle dry leaves or loose leaves to banish negativity and negative spirits from an area or home. Used as a healing herb in charms and incense. Removes negative energy.

Salt Peter

Highly combustible. It is used in charcoal tablets to help ignite them. It is what sparks when they are lit. Used to keep male lovers from straying. Also used for exorcisms and other purification rites.

Sandalwood

Used to clear negativity from a home by sprinkling it around the property. Use as an incense during protection, healing, and exorcism spells. The wood can be used to make healing wands. Used to help align the chakras for better energy flow. It is a good incense to burn during meditation.

Sea Salt

Most kosher salt is sea salt. Represents earth on the altar. Used for cleansing, purification, grounding, protection magic and ritual. Used with water for asperging, consecration and casting circles.

Skullcap

Caution – Pregnant women should not use this herb!*

Used in sleep pillows for relaxation and peaceful sleep. Used in rituals as incense to bind oaths and consecrate vows. Used in baths to cleanse yourself of tensions and stress. Burned to diffuse disharmony and disruptive situations.

*WARNING* – Pregnant women should not use this herb because it can induce a miscarriage.

Snapdragon Flower

Used for protection, exorcism, and purification.

Solomon’s Seal Root

Used for protection, exorcism and cleansing. Used to drive away evil/negative spirits.

Spearmint

Used in magic for love and protection while sleeping. Often used as a healing herb.

St. John’s Wort

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Use in charms to prevent colds & fevers. Used to protect against all forms of negative magic used against you. Use in charms to protect against evil spirits. Burn to drive away evil/negative spirits.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

Sulfur (powder)

Used to dispel or prevent a curse on you. It destroys an enemy’s power over you.

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Thyme

Used in spells and charms to attract loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Burn as an herbal incense or use in charms and hang in the home for banishing and purification of the home. Bring into the home to attract good health for all occupants. Use in dream pillows to prevent nightmares and facilitate a night of restful sleep. Thyme is also known as Common Thyme and Garden Thyme.

Valerian

Used in spells and charms for love and protection. It can be used to purify sacred space. Used as a substitution for graveyard dirt in spells. Add to herbal magic baths for
protection.

Venus Flytrap

Used for love and protection magic. Having a Venus Flytrap in the home aids in protection of the home.

Vervain

Used in spells and charms for protection, purification, money, healing, and restful sleep. Can be used in prosperity spells. Add to herbal baths for cleansing. All purpose protection herb for places and people.

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White Sage

Use for smudging or for purification.

White Willow Bark

Used to guard against negativity and negative spirits. Can be used in healing spells.

Willow

It is associated with the element of water. Used in magic for protection, divination, inspiration, healing, fertility, love, grief and death. In fact, anything that has to do with the element of water. Can be made into wands that are used for intuition, dreams, visions and inspired writing or images.

Wood Betony

Wood Betony was used within old Saxon lore and tradition within amulets to ward off evil, spirits and ill humors. Healers and herbalists use betony infusions (tea) and tinctures to treat head-related afflictions (including migraines, toothaches, anxiety and sleeping troubles). Betony is also used for diarrhea, menstrual problems, mouth and throat irritations, and skin conditions. A Russian study found that betony contains glycosides, which may lower blood pressure—one possible explanation for the herb’s reputed ability to relieve headaches and anxiety. According to Tyler’s Honest Herbal (Routledge, 1999) by Steven Foster and Varro Tyler, betony contains about 15 percent tannins, which supports its use as an astringent to treat diarrhea, mouth and throat irritations, and skin problems.

For relaxation or for use as a general tonic, a tea can be made by covering 1 teaspoon dried betony leaves with 1 cup of boiling water, then steeping for about 5 minutes. It tastes much like black tea (made from Camellia sinensis) but contains no caffeine. For sore throats and gum inflammations, gargle with the cool tea. (Caution: Wood betony is a uterine stimulant and should not be used during pregnancy. Excessive doses of the herb also can cause vomiting.)

Try a wood betony poultice or compress for skin ulcers, cuts, sores and insect bites. To make a poultice, boil the chopped fresh or dried leaves in a small amount of water for 2 to 5 minutes. Strain off the excess liquid, then apply the warm herb to the skin, using a cloth to hold it in place. To make a compress, discard the herb and apply the extracted water to the affected area with a clean cloth or cotton ball and secure the compress with athletic tape.

Wormwood

Caution – Poisonous! Do not ingest!*

Used in magic and charms to remove anger, inhibit violent acts, and for protection from curses. Use as incense for clairvoyance, enhance divinatory abilities or to summon spirits. Can be used in spells to bring them strife and misfortune.

Note: Poisonous, do not ingest!

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Xanthan Gum

Used as an incense bonding agent.

Yarrow Flower

Used in magic and ritual for healing, hand-fasting and divination. Used in spells and charms to draws love. Used to banish negativity and promote peaceful relations especially between married couples.

Yew

Used in breaking curses, raising the dead and protection against evil spirits.

Yucca

Used in spells and charms for protection and purification. Used to curses, hexes or illness.

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Disclaimer: It is very important to know exactly what each magical herb is and what effect it could have on humans and animals. Many magical herbs are toxic and should never be ingested or applied to the skin of humans or animals. Some magical herbs can cause rashes or allergic reactions if ingested or applied to the skin. All herbs should be kept out of reach of children and pets. We strongly recommend doing a little research yourself  on herbal properties before using this herbs list. When using a new magical herb for the first time, use sparingly to see if you have any kind of reaction. MoonAria, its owner and its employees cannot be held responsible for any condition that you may experience after using any of the herbs described in this herbs list. Consult a physician before beginning any herbal treatment.


Recommended Reading for Herbal Properties

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, by Scott Cunningham

Herbal Properties – Those Magical, Mystical Herbs, By: Kael, Copyright 2016, All rights reserved

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