list of spell herbs

Glossary of Herbs Metaphysical Properties

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A handy compiled glossary of herbs used in witchcraft and Magick. Each of the herbs listed has its own character and magickal properties. Burn over charcoal to add to your rituals. Add to sacred baths and natural beauty products. Sew into charms, spell bags, dream pillows, and sachets. Offer to deities, spirits, and Fae, or create your own elixirs and blends.

This glossary has limited descriptions of each herb and is a work in progress. 

A

Absinthe – Used to evoke spiritual entities and to activate sexuality asleep by depression, contact and invocation of the spiritual plane.

Agrimony – ancient herb of healing, restoration, and benevolent protection.

Alfalfa – good fortune, money magick, healing, and cleansing infusions.

Angelica – warding and banishing, angelic magick, summoning strength.

Artemisia – Prophecy, knowledge, courage, power and healing.

Astragalus – vital energy, protection (shielding), promoting health, mental clarity, concentration.

B

Basil – blessings, love, money, and happiness.

Bay Leaf – confers wisdom, strength, and visions, sacred herb of Apollo.

Bearberry – psychic awareness, dreams, courage, smudging, and offerings.

Benzoin – Love, aphrodisiac, and stimulant.

Birch Bark – new beginnings, psychic protection, strength, devotion, the Goddess.

Blessed Thistle – consecration, protection, healing and cleansing by fire.

Blue Sage – smudging, meditation, relaxation, ancestral wisdom, peace.

Blue Vervain – spells of love and advancement, astral travel, initiation.

Burdock Root – warding, cleansing, uncrossing and counter-magick.

C

Calendula – solar rites, divination, remembrance, honoring the dead.

Camphor – Stimulates occult powers of a psychic nature.

Carnation – Protection, power and wealth.

Catnip – love-drawing, relaxation, trance work, feline magick.

Cedarwood –To attract money, solar magick (healing and protection), to invoke Archangel Michael, longevity and abundance, grounding, and clarity during psychic readings.

Chamomile – Peace, meditation, leads to the center and healing.

Cypress – Death, rebirth and mysteries.

Cinnamon – Energizing revitalizer, healing, and strengthening the aura. Also used for financial prosperity spells, passion, shielding, quick success, spirit evocation, fire magick.

Cinquefoil (Five Finger Grass) – for the five blessings: health, money, love, power, and wisdom.

Coltsfoot – divination, visions, love magick, healing from within.

Comfrey – healing, restoration, lucky herb of travelers and gamblers.

D

Damiana – lust, sex magick, psychic abilities, energy work, spirit quests.

Dandelion – wishes, divination, calling spirits, charisma and success.

Devil’s Claw – protection, exorcism, banishing spells, keeping away evil, confounding enemies.

Dill – sexual love, luck, protection against sorcery and disease.

Dittany of Crete – a rare herb from Greece, renowned for love magick, manifestation, spirit contact.

E

Elderberry – hidden wisdom, Crone magick, banishing, Faery offerings.

Eucalyptus – Used against anguish and apathy, for energy protection and purification.

F

Fennel – Conscience, joy, long life and exorcism, psychic protection, counter-magick, confidence and adaptability.

Feverfew – this humble flower is renowned for its curative properties, a magickal “fix-all”.

G

Galangal – strength and power, victory, luck, hex-breaking, male potency.

Ginger – fiery herb of passion, success, and personal power.

H

Hawthorn Berry – fidelity, shielding, clarity, ancestor and Faery magick.

Heliotrope – Helps in psychic, spiritual, and prayer development. It brings the magnetic energy of the sun.

Hibiscus – union, balance between male and female, love and passion, independence, confidence.

Horehound – mental clarity, dispelling illusion, quick action, healing.

Hyssop – purification, innocence, blessings, sacred baths and washes.

I

Irish Moss – financial luck, folk remedies, safety during travel, sea magick.

J

Jasmine – Used to attract and receive blessings, protection, and luck. It is used as oil in love spells.

Juniper Berry – good luck, prosperity, masculine energy, protection at home.

Juniper Leaf – purification, protection, bringing luck, exposing truth.

L

Lady of the night – lunar magic, sensuality and passion.

Lavender – It brings peace, serenity, calm, protection, balance, harmony, and protection against obsessors.

Lemon Balm – tranquility, attraction, fidelity, teamwork, harmonious home.

Lemon Peel – cleansing, purifying, boosting energy, sweetness and charm.

Licorice Root – domination, advantage over others, passion, power, persuasion.

Lily – Used for attraction.

Lobelia – spirit communication, love and weather magick, trance, blessings, and curses.

Lotus – Attracts love and luck. Good for healing. Spirituality, harmony and healing.

M

Mandrake – legendary magickal herb for love magick, protection, and curses.

Marjoram – protection, married love, calming the mind, easing grief.

Marshmallow Root – love charms, psychic powers, protection, drawing good. spirits

Meadowsweet – sacred flower of Spring, the Maiden, and the Underworld.

Mint – spiritual relief, healing and luck.

Mistletoe – good luck, love and money spells, many traditional charms.

Mugwort – scrying, divination, psychic ability, lucid dreaming, Lunar magick.

Mullein – protection, illumination, courage, hedge-crossing, Crone magick.

Musk – Stimulating sexual functions, it brings self-confidence and willpower. It’s an aphrodisiac.

Myrrh – Sacred anointing oil for meditation, blessing, protection, and healing.

N

Nettle – courage, consecration, protection, healing, deterring evil.

Nutmeg – prosperity, youth and relationships.

O

Orange – soothing, beauty and perfect love symbol, uplifiting and centering Solar herb of joy, blessings, and good luck.

Orchid – desire, love, transmutation.

Orris Root – charms of love, persuasion, popularity, charisma and success.

P

Patchouli – It removes evil and negativity, facilitates separations. It cannot be used for those who want to maintain a happy intimate relationship. Prosperity, divination, and dispel evil.

Pennyroyal – calmness, endurance, patience, dispelling anger, warding.

Peppermint – healing, purification, psychic awareness, love and energy.

Pine – persistence, moderation, prosperity, and good health.

R

Raspberry Leaf – love and enjoyment, tempting others, divination.

Red Sandalwood – used in incenses for meditation, healing, and trance work.

Rose – Attracts romantic love, harmony, induces loving thoughts, love, friendship, beauty, and contact with angels, Goddess rites.

Rosemary – It is excellent for protection against magick. Widely used in cleaning and purification spells, purification, healing, vitality, protection, giving power, and love.

Rue – combat enemies and hostile influences, warding, exorcism, protective charms, cleanliness, and love.

S

Sandalwood – Spiritual essence for healing and meditation.

Spearmint – love, psychic ability, cleansing, renewal, house blessing, clairvoyance, good luck, psychic dreams, travel charms.

Star Anise – Calm, good Luck, protection, and psychic awareness.

Strawberry – Increases physical attraction, strengthens sensuality, and passion.

T

Thyme – beauty, strength, courage, a favorite herb of Faeries.

V

Valerian – warding, enemy spells, transmuting negativity, feline magick.

Vanilla – impulse, creativity and success.

Verbena – Stimulating mental activity, it removes negativity and bad vibrations, beauty, protection and attraction of the opposite sex.

Vervain – Old World herb of wisdom, healing, and second sight.

Violet – emotional filter, peace and opening of the third vision.

W

White Sage – cleansing, house blessing, meditation, healing.

White Willow Bark – solace, wisdom, long-lasting love, divination, Lunar magick.

Wild Lettuce – visions, trance, dream magick, enthrallment and sleep.

Witch Hazel – comfort and healing, wisdom, protection, soothing of anger.

Wood Betony – herb of St. Bride, used in charms against ill luck, anxiety, and despair.

Wormwood – psychic vision, spirit evocation, hexes and curses, reversal magick.

Y

Yarrow – ancient medicinal flower used for courage, divination, good fortune.

Please use caution with herbs, and don’t take them internally without proper research and guidance. I don’t recommend herbal magick as a substitute for medical, legal, or financial advice.

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