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witching herbs

Herbs are used for specific purposes. All of these herbs mentioned can be used as an incense in your majikal workings, as well as in spell bottles, bags, and packets. Many herbs are considerably dangerous,  many are not. Please be careful with all herbs you use.

Acacia – religious herb used for consecration and invoking the Egyptian God Osiris.

Aconite – herb of immortality and protection and invoking the Hecate and Medea.

Agrimony – counter majik and a herb of protection.

Alder – sacred tree of the Goddess should never be cut down. Fertility herb, funereal herb, also a visionary herb. Used for invoking Calypso, Embla and Minerva.

Alfalfa – Herb of protection when burnt and the ashes places in a talisman.

Almond – herb of consecration and immortality. Used for invoking Artemis, Attis, Cybele, Hecate and Zeus.

Aloe – Funereal herb and for invoking Venus.

Angelica – herb of purification and a counter majik herb used for invoking Atlantis and the Archangel Michael.

Anise Seed – greene & fertility herb for love. Used for invoking Apollo, Hermes and Mercury.

Apple – herb of majik, fertility, power and immortality, used for invoking Abellia, Aphrodite, Diana, Ga., Here, Idun. Odin. Venus and Isis.

Asafetida – Herb of banishing, consecration and protection used to invoke Pan, Cernunnos and Priapus.

Ash – Visionary and religions herb used for invoking Gwydion, Odin and Poseidon.

Balm – herb of love and majik used for invoking Diana.

Basil – herb of cleansing, consecration and visionary. Used for invoking Krishna and Vishnu.

Bay Laurel – visionary and majikal herb used for invoking Apollo, Daphne and fides.

Benzoin – Religious herb for invoking Aphrodite, Mut and Venus.

Betony (wood) – herb of majik and protection used for invoking the powers of Jupiter.

Birch – fertility and religious herb used of invoking Thor.

Blessed Thistle – Aphrodisiac herb used for invoking Pan.

Catnip – fertility and visionary herb used for invoking Bast and Seknet.

Cedar – used in wiccaning’s and baby blessings as a herb of consecration.

Chrysanthemum – immortality herb used in honor of those departed.

Cinnamon – used in temples to raise the energies and in love rituals.

Cinquefoil – to heighten romance and to promote an abundant harvest.

Clary Sage – offering to the Moon, for cleansing and healing and meditation.

Clover – the herb of promises, good to make an oath in ritual or Initiation.

Cloves – sacred tree respected as like pregnant women and good for social gatherings.

Coltsfoot – mainly used for cleansing the lungs and for love.

Comfrey – protection with travel and in majikal healing

Coriander – to enhance the power of healing and to bring peace and harmony

Corn – used as an offering to all deity for new beginnings, harvest and fertility.

Daffodil – helps to increase love towards oneself, also to banish evil from your home.

Daises – these grown in the garden attracts the Devas, the elementals and Faerie Realm.

Damiana – a majikal aphrodisiac and used in the Great Rite when made into wine.

Dandelion – the herb of Hacete. Helps to tune into the underworld around the time of Samhain, to contact ancestors.

Dill – great protection against black majik.

Dittany of Crete – associated with Samhain and the underworld in seeking contact with departed spirits, especially in connection with Persephone, Osiris and Isis.

Dragons Blood – used in embalming by the Egyptians, also for protecting witches and for writing oaths and spells on parchment.

Elder – protection against all evil and dark majik. Ritually the healing tree, for making ritual Elder Wine.

Elm – believed to be the tree of Adam and Eve, ancient coffins used to be made from this wood. The Tree of Life.

Ephedra – considered to ‘Original Source of Life’, great herb when studying nature and the Elements.

Eyebright – it helps us to work with changing ourselves internally, to make more positivity.

Fennel – helps in strengthening inner sight to increase the length of ones incarnation.

Fenugreek – to attract money and prosperity

Fern (Bracken) – herb of the Gods, power with the unseen world.

Fir – sacred tree of Artemis. A Fir branch with a phallic tip is great for a wand.

Flax – great for physical and spiritual cleansing and for ritual bath, fertility rites. Also placed in tombs.

Foxglove – assists in contacting the Faerie people, should only be collected under the full moon. Brings true majik to your garden.

Gourd – associated with the moon and can be used as a rattle when dries or cut and used as a Chalice.

Grapes – for making the sacrificial wine as an offering to Bacchus, Dionysus, and Priapus.

Gum Mastic – majikal incense used to cleanse and bless all diviantory tools, and for protection.

Hawthorn – sacred to the Goddess Cardea this herb helps to protect all infants.

Heartsease – great as a Love Charm, to bring romance into ones life.

Heather – used in Initiation rituals especially in Scotland.

Hemlock – used to consecrate a Ceremonial Dagger. Very poisonous and used as a poison.

Hemp – great in strengthening belief in Deity.

Henbane – to aid in astral Travel. But very dangerous.

Henna – used to adorn the body and add sensuality, rubbed on the phallus with olive oil increases virility.

Holly – dedicated to the Holly King

Hollyhock – used to increase the flow of money and to increase success in the material world.

Honeysuckle – used to enhance ones inner sight, and as a beautiful scented oil.

Hyacinth – associated with the Tarot card Justice; it is a patron herb for gay men.

Hyssop – used for cleansing sacred spaces, also as a aspurger in rituals, excellent for cleansing and purification.

Iris – strengthens faith and wisdom. When used in rituals of death and dying, helps bring peace to the beloved.

Ivy – protects witches when around the home, also used as a wreath in honor to Bacchus.

Jasmine – jasmine is associated with the feminine and used in material rituals. It is also the sacred herb of Diana.

Juniper – used to cleanse and purify homes and to attract good and positive energies.

Kava Kava – used in ancient ritual of the Great Rite and as a sacramental drink.

Ladies Mantle – increases the power of the Great Rite and as a sacramental drink.

Laurel – used in funerary rituals to free the spirit from the body.

Lavender – burned in birthing rooms, and at hand-fasting rituals. It promotes love.

Lemon – used for any sexual workings.

Lilac – encourages the Devas to take up residence where they are grown.

Lily – symbol of purity and tears.

Lotus – represents religious symbolism in total and joiner of the elements. Helps with incarnation.

Lovage – worn by all single ladies to attract their perfect mates.

Mandrake – Mandrake holds more power than many can ever comprehend. It is the most sacred of all majikal herbs.

Marigold – can cleanse negative energy, and also used in live divination.

Marjoram – used in spiced mead drinks cooked in bale fire, with added honey.

Meadowsweet – sacred to all Virgin Goddesses, lucky for brides to wear on their wedding day. Worn to attract your soul mate.

Mistletoe – can help in protecting you against fire. The berries are sympathetic to male testicles, and therefore good for fertility.

Moneywort – used for attracting money and prosperity.

Motherwort – boosts one’s ego and builds ones self confidence.

Mugwort – helps with visions and lucid dreams, mugwort is the herb of the moon.

Mullein – used in incantations and to drive away evil spirits.

Myrrh – sacred to Aphrodite and burned as an offering incense, also for personal sorrows and injuries.

Myrtle – associated with intimate women’s mysteries. Also associated with domestic violence.

Narcissus – Beware this is a narcotic, only use the flowers and not the bulb. This herb is associated with the underworld.

Nettles – majikal healing power. Also makes majikal dye for writing.

Deadly Nightshade – used for sleep, but deadly to humans and can be fatal.