The Rose Pentacle

Herb Magick 101

 Let's start out with a basic list of some of the most used herbs and resins for Magickal Intent. These herbs can be used in powders, sachets, washes and even mixed for incenses.
Things to remember when using this list:

  • Some of the herbs may be toxic to humans and animals, those will be noted.
  • You will see some common herbs used for cooking, more on that will come later
  • You will also see common garden plants and flowers, this will also have more follow-up at a later time.
  • Also, not all of the herbs this list are meant for internal uses!! This is for spell work only!!


 Most of the information here can be found in Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, as well as personal information gained from various teachers over the years. This is only a brief synopsis of each, I recommend that anyone starting out in Herbal Magicks have this book in their possession. There is a wealth of information out there to be learned. I also recommend that you also find a reference book on Botany and Plant Identification for further study. Knowing the magickal uses is not enough for the serious practitioner.

A Few Basic Herbs

 

 Acorn - Good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power. A dried acorn is an excellent natural amulet for keeping a youthful appearance.

 Adam & Eve Root - Principally used by lovers; one lover carries the Eve Root & the other lover carries the Adam Root. This keeps your lover true to you & discourages rivals. Carry both roots in a small bag at all times for attraction, to bring a love to you, or for a marriage proposal.

  Adder's Tongue - Stops gossip and slander, promotes healing. Sacred to serpent goddesses. Used in divination, healing magick, lunar magick, and dream magick. Also Called: Dogtooth Violet

 Agrimony - Overcoming fear & inner blockages; dispelling negative emotions. Also used for reversing spells. Wards off evil entities and poison.

 Ague -  Protection, hex breaking. Used in amulets to protect against evil. Mix with incense and burn to break a hex that has been placed on you. Also Called: Ague Root, Ague Weed

 Alder - Associated with divination, music, poetry, wind magick, weather magick, teaching, and decision making.

 Alfalfa - Money, prosperity, anti-hunger.  Also Called: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic

 Alkanet - Purification, prosperity. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positive influence.Also Called: Anchusa, Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss

 Allspice - Money, luck, healing, obtaining treasure. Provides added determination and energy to any spells and charms. Burn crushed allspice to attract luck and money.  Also Called: Jamaica Pepper

 Almond - (warning for those who have allergies to nuts )Wisdom, money, fruitfulness, and prosperity. Invokes the healing energy of the deities.  Carry, wear, or use as incense to attract abundance. Also Called: Greek Nuts, Shakad

 Aloe - Protection and luck. Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy. Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents. Also Called: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant

 Althea Root - Burn or place in a sachet to bring protection, calm an angry person, and aid psychic powers. Keep on the altar or burn on candles to attract good spirits.

 Alyssum - Protection and moderating anger, protection

 Amaranth - Healing, Summoning Spirits, Healing Broken Hearts, Protection from Bullets, Invisibility

 Amber - ( a resin) Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attacks. Mental clarity & focus. Transforming negative energy to positive energy.

 Ambergris - Enhance dreams and psychic ventures, attract men

 Angelica - Very powerful protection herb - protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy; creates a barrier against negative energy. Use in healing & exorcism incenses; scatter for purification, protection, and uncrossing.  Also Called: Masterwort, Archangel, Garden Angel, Angelica Root

 Anise - Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Also Called: Aniseed, Anneys, Anise Seed

 Arrow Root - Purification and healing; can be used as a substitute for graveyard dust.

 Asofoetida - Protection and banishing negativity. Be forewarned that this herb has an awful smell when burned. Also Called: Devil's Dung, Food of the Gods

 Barley - Love, healing, and protection. Harvests. Scatter on the ground to keep evil at bay.

 Basil - Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Wear or carry to aid in attracting money and prosperity. Also Called: Common Basil, Sweet Basil, St. Josephwort, St. Joseph's Wort, Tulsi, Tulasi, Krishnamul, Kala Tulasi, Witches' Herb, Alabahaca, American Dittany

 Bats Head Root - Use to obtain wishes.

 Bay Laurel - Purification, house and business blessing, and clearing confusion. Attracts romance. Keep potted plant to protect home from lightning. Place in a dream pillow for sound sleep and to induce prophetic dreams. Also Called: Bay, Sweet Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Baie, Daphne

 Bay Leaf - Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers.  Place under the pillow (or use in dream pillow) to induce prophetic dreams. Place in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf to protect yourself against black magick.


 Bayberry - Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief.  Also Called: American Vegetable Tallow Tree, Myrtle, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Candleberry Myrtle, Tallow Shrub, American Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Tallow, Waxberry, Pepperidge Bush, Berbery

  Belladonna - Healing & forgetting past loves. Provides protection when placed in a secret place in the home. Place on a ritual altar to honor the deities and add energy to rituals. Note: Deadly poison, do not ingest. Also Called: Banewort, Deadly Nightshade, Sorcerer's Berry, Witch's Berry, Death's Herb, Devil's Cherries, Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man's Cherries

 Benzoin - Purification, prosperity, soothing tension, dispelling anger, diminishing irritability, relieving stress & anxiety, and overcoming depression. Also Called: Snowbells, Storax, Gum Benzoin, Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin, Benzoin Gum, Ben, Benjamen

 Bergamot - Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep. Very powerful for attracting success. Burn at any ritual to increase its power. Also Called: Orange Mint

 Black Cohosh - Love, courage, protection and potency. Sprinkle around a room to drive away evil. Add an infusion of the herb to bath water to ensure a long and happy life.  Also Called: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Squawroot, Bugwort, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Rattlesnake Root, Richweed

 Blessed Thistle - Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking. Carry for strength and protection. Also Called: Holy Thistle, Saint Benedict Thistle, Spotted Thistle, Cardin

 Buchu - Divination, wind spells, psychic powers and prophetic dreams. Add buchu leaves to the bath to enable yourself to foretell the future. Also Called: Bucco, Agathosma Betulina, Bookoo, Bucku, Buku and Bucco

 Buckthorn - Sorceries, elf magick, and driving away enchantments. Used as a luck generator in legal matters and for winning in court. Place the branches of a Buckthorn near doors or windows to drive away evil and bad vibrations.  Also Called: Arrowwood, Black Dogwood, Black Alder Dogwood, Black Alder Tree, Persian Berries

 Burdock - Used for cleansing magick when feeling highly negative about oneself or others. Use in protection incenses and spells. Also Called: Bardana, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Hardock, Hareburr, Hurrburr, Turkey Burrseed, Fox's Clote, Happy Major, Lappa, Love Leaves, Personata, Beggar's Buttons

 Calendula Flowers - Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Pick at noon for comfort and strength. Place garlands of calendula at doors to prevent evil from entering. Scatter under the bed for protection and to make dreams come true. Carry to help justice favor you in court.  Also Called: Marigold, Summer's Bride, Bride of the Sun, Sun's Gold, Ruddes, Ruddles

 Camphor - Dreams, psychic awareness, and divination; Adds strength to any mixture; used for purification and to increase personal influence & persuasiveness. Burn on incense or use camphor oil for ritual cleaning when moving into a new home or setting up a new altar. Add to water when scrying. Also Called: Laurel Camphor, Gum Camphor

 Caraway - Health, love, protection, mental powers, memory, passion, and anti-theft. Prevents lover from straying when used in love spells & potions. Ideal for consecrating ritual tools. Carry to improve memory or use in dream pillows to help you to remember your dreams.

 Cardamom - Lust, love, and fidelity

 Cascara Sagrada - Legal matters, money spells and protection against hexes. Sprinkle an infusion of the herb around the home the night before court proceedings to help in winning a court case.  Also Called: Cascara Sagada, Sacred Bark, Purshiana Bark, Persian Bark, Chittem Bark, Bearberry

 Cashew  - Money (allergy warning for people with allergic reactions to nuts)

 Catnip - Sacred to Bast; should be used in any ritual involving cats or cat deities. Use with rose petals in love sachets.  Provides protection while sleeping.  Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck. Also Called: Cat's Play, Catmint, Nip, Nepeta, Field Balm, Catswort, Catnep

 Cayenne-  Dealing with separations or divorce; Cleansing & purification; Repels negativity; Speeds up the effect of any mixture to which it is added.

 Cedar - Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Used in the consecration of magick wands. Carry a small piece of cedar in wallet or near money to attract wealth. Hang in the home to protect against lightning. Use in sachets to promote calmness.

 Celery Seed - Mental and psychic powers, concentration. Burn with orris root to increase psychic powers. Use in sleep pillow to induce sleep.

 Chamomile -  Love, healing, and reducing stress. Sprinkle an infusion of chamomile around the house to remove hexes, curses and spells. Burn or add to prosperity bags to increase money. Burn as incense for de-stressing, meditation, and restful sleep.  Also Called: Whig Plant, Scented Mayweed, Camomyle, Ground Apple, Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Earth Apple, Camomile

 Cinnamon - Spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, and prosperity. Burn as an incense or use in a sachet to raise spiritual and protective vibrations, draw money, and stimulate psychic powers. A popular herb for use in charms to draw money & prosperity. Wear in an amulet to bring passion.

 Cinquefoil - An all-purpose magickal herb. The five points of the leaf represent love, money, health, power, and wisdom. Stimulates memory, eloquence, and self confidence. Carry, burn, or wear to possess these traits. Used for business & house blessing. Use in spells to bring protection to a friend or loved one taking a journey.  Also Called: Five Finger Grass, Synkefoyle, Witches Weed, Five Leaf, Tormentilla, Sunkfield, Bloodroot, Moor Grass, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy, Crampweed, Silverweed, Silver Weed, Sunkfield

 Citronella  - Draws friends to the home, customers to the business. Promotes eloquence, persuasiveness, and prosperity. Protects and cleanses the aura. Encourages self-expression and creativity (great for writers & actors!) and brings clarity to the mind. Repels insects and deodorizes.

 Clove - Exorcism, love, money, and protection

 Clover - Fidelity, protection, money, love, and success. Strong association with the Earth, useful in consecrating both pentacles and ritual tools made of copper. Carry as an amulet or use in sachets for luck, attracting money, fidelity, maintaining mental acuity, and/or protection. When grown outside, is thought to keep snakes away from property. Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cowgrass, Three Leaved Grass, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Trifoil

 Clover, Red - Put in baths to aid in financial arrangements. Also used in potions for lust. Used in sachets or incense for money, love, fidelity, success and luck. Protects and blesses domestic animals. Used in consecration of ritual tools made of copper. Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cowgrass, Three Leaved Grass, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Trifoil

 Coltsfoot - Wealth, prosperity, and love. Use in love sachets. Sacred to Brighid. Use in spells for peace and tranquility.

 Comfrey -  Magickal uses include money, safety during travel, and any Saturnian purpose. Use for workings involving stability, endurance, and matters relating to real estate or property.

 Copal  (Resin ) - Love, purification. Add to love and purification incenses. Use a piece of copal to represent the heart in poppets.

Coriander - Love, health, immortality, and protection. Tie fresh coriander with a ribbon and hang in the home to bring peace & protection. Add to love charms and spells to bring romance or use in ritual work to ease the pain of a broken love affair. Promotes peace among those who are unable to get along.

 Cumin - Fidelity, protection, and exorcism. The seed is said to prevent the theft of any object which contains it. Burn with frankincense for protection. Scatter on the floor alone or with salt to drive out evil. Use in love spells to promote fidelity.

 Curry - Protection. Burn curry powder to keep evil forces away.

 Cypress-  Associated with death and mourning; stimulates healing and helps overcome the pain of loss. Calmness and tranquility. Hang in the home for protection. Burn crushed cypress wood  to aid in divination. Useful at any time of crisis. Also Called: Tree of Death

  Dandelion Leaf - Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true.

 Dandelion Root - Magickal uses include divination, wishes and calling spirits. Use in dream pillows & sachets for sleep protection. Bury on northwest side of house to draw good luck.

 Devil's Shoestring - Protection, luck, attracting a new raise or job, giving control over opposite sex, and invisibility. Carry in the pocket while seeking employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise.

 Dill - Money, protection, luck and lust. Used in love & protection charms. Effective at keeping away dark forces, useful for house blessing. Keeps the mind cognizant of the line between superstition and the realities of magick.

 Dragon's Blood (resin)- Protection, energy, and purification. Burn as an incense to increase the potency of a spell. Has strong banishing powers against negative influences and bad habits. A pinch under the mattress is believed to prevent impotency. Used as a form of magickal ink. Carry or sprinkle around the home or place of business to drive away negativity. Carry or wear for good luck.

 Echinacea - Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes. Useful for money drawing magick. Dried flowers can be burned as incense. Use on the altar as a offering to the spirits.

 Elder - Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessing and business blessing. Elder flowers are useful in dream pillows. Wear to provide protection against evil, negativity, attackers, and the temptation to commit adultery.  Note: Elder leaves, bark, roots, and raw berries are poisonous. Use with caution. Also Called: Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Pipe Tree, Witch's Tree, Old Lady, Devil's Eye

 Elm - Love, protection from lightning. Strong correspondence with the Elven world. To stop slander, bury elm bark in a box with a piece of paper containing the name of the person who is speaking adversely about you. Also Called: Elven, European Elm, English Elm

 Eucalyptus - Attracts healing vibrations, great for protection and healing sachets. Use to purify any space. Use dried leaves to stuff healing poppets, pillows, or sachets. Also Called: Blue Gum, Curly Mallee, River Red Gum, Mottlecah, Maiden's Gum, Fever Tree, Stringy Bark Tree

 Eyebright - Carry this herb to increase psychic ability, improve memory, encourage rationality and increase positive outlook. Carry to bring a humorous and bright outlook when life seems dark and negative.

 Fennel Seed -  Imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses, possession and negative problems. Use in spells for protection, healing, and purification. Provides help and strength when facing danger or dire times.

 Flax Seed - Used for money spells and healing rituals. Mix seeds with red pepper and keep in a box in the home to protect it. Put in a sachet to protect against hostile magick. Place some in shoe or in pocket, wallet, purse, or altar jar with a few coins to ward off poverty.  Burn for divinatory powers.

 Fleabane - Exorcism, protection, chastity.

 Frankincense Resin -  Successful ventures, cleansing, purification. Burn for protective work, consecration, and meditation. Used as an offering at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule. Enhances the power of topaz. Use in rituals and magick associated with self-will, self-control, or the ego. Represents the ability of the divine to move into manifestation. Add to charm bags and sachets to bring success.


 Galangal Root - Magickal uses include winning in court, doubling money, hex breaking and sex magick. Burn as incense to remove evil spells and break curses. Carry for protection, to improve psychic abilities and to bring good health. Carry to court to make the judge or jury feel favorably inclined toward you. Also Called: Lo John, Low John, Lo John the Conqueror

 Garlic - Magickal uses include healing, protection, exorcism, repulsion of vampires, and purification of spaces and objects. Guards against negative magic, spirits, and the envy of others. Hang in the home to bring togetherness to the family or keep your willpower strong. Said to ward off bad weather when worn or carried during outside activities. Believed to absorb diseases -- rub fresh, peeled garlic against ailing body parts then throw the garlic into running water.

 Ginger - Draws adventure and new experiences. Promotes sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, and success. Adds to the strength and speed of any mixture of which it is a part. Place in amulet, mojo, or medicine bag to promote good health & protection.

 Gum Arabic - Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools. Use in incense to promote a meditative state.

 Hawthorn - Magickal uses include chastity, fertility, fairy magick, fishing magick, and rebirth. Also used for success in matters related to career, work, and employment.  Sacred to the fairy. Used to decorate maypoles. Used in weddings and handfastings to increase fertility. Keep in a house to repel ghosts and evil spirits.

 Hickory -  Legal matters, love, lust, and protection

 High John - An "all purpose" herb, the uses of High John include strength, confidence, conquering any situation, obtaining success, winning at gambling, luck, money, love, health, and protection. Useful in all ritual work pertaining to prosperity. Wash hands in an infusion of the herb before playing games of chance. Also Called: High John the Conqueror, John the Conqueror, Jalap Root

 Irish Moss - An excellent luck herb. Carry or place under rugs to increase luck and ensure steady flow of money; carry on trips for protection & safety; use to stuff luck or money poppets. Add to luck oil to increase its strength. An excellent gambler's herb. Sprinkle an infusion of the herb around a business to bring in customers.

 Jasmine - Uses include snakebite and divination; good for charging quartz crystals. Use in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate. Carry or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money. Use in dream pillows to induce sleep or burn in the bedroom to bring prophetic dreams. Helps to promote new, innovative ideas.

 Job's Tears - Luck in finding employment, wishes, and blessing. Used in counts of 3 or 7 in charm and mojo bags to attract luck, wishes and money. Carrying three will assist in finding a good job.

 Lavender -  Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells. Believed to preserve chastity when mixed with rosemary. Burn the flowers to induce sleep and rest. Use in love spells and sachets, especially those to attract men.

 Lemon Balm -  Love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development. Use in love charms & spells to attract a partner. Use in healing spells & rituals for those suffering from mental or nervous disorders.

 Lemon Grass - Psychic cleansing and opening, lust potions.

 Lemon Verbena - Worn to increase attractiveness or to bed to prevent dreams. Added to other herbal mixtures and charms to increase their effectiveness. Used in purification baths. Carried in an amulet to attract the opposite sex.

 Lilac - Wisdom, memory, good luck and spiritual aid.

 Lo John -  Money, success, and luck

 Lucky Hand Root - Magickal uses include bringing good luck, protecting owner from all harm, travel safety, and gaining employment. Great for use in mojo & charm bags. Carry for general success and to obtain & maintain employment.

 Mint - Promotes energy, communication and vitality. Draws customers to a business. Use dried leaves to stuff a green poppet for healing. Place in wallet or purse or rub on money to bring wealth and prosperity. Use on the altar to draw good spirits to assist in your magick. Place in the home for protection.

 Mistletoe - Used for fertility, creativity, prevention of illness/misfortune, and protection from negative spells & magick. Hang in the home for protection from lightning & fire. Wear in an amulet to repel negativity & ill will and protect against unwanted advances. Carry for luck in hunting. Use to draw in customers, money and business. Use in ritual baths or prayer bowls for healing. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.

 Motherwort - Magickal uses include bolstering ego, building confidence, success and counter magick. Keep in a jar by family pictures to keep the family safe.

 Mugwort - Place around divination and scrying tools to increase their power or near the bed to enable astral travel. Use in sleep pillow or place in a sachet under your pillowcase to bring about prophetic dreams. Use an infusion of mugwort to clean crystal balls and magick mirrors.

 Mustard Seed - Courage, faith, and endurance. Carry a few grains in a small bag to guard against injury. Sprinkle red mustard seed around the house to ward off burglars.

 Myrrh – (resin) Spiritual opening, meditation, and healing. This herb has high psychic vibrations that will enhance any magickal working. Burn as a potent incense to bring peace and for consecration, and blessing of talismans, charms, and magickal tools. Increases the power of any incense of which it is a part. Usually burned with Frankincense.

 Nettle -  Dispels darkness & fear, strengthening the will, and aiding in the ability to handle emergencies. Sprinkle in the home to drive off evil & negativity. Carry in a sachet or use with a poppet to turn back a spell on the one who cast it.

 Nutmeg - Attracts money/prosperity, bringing luck, protection, and breaking hexes. Include in money magick and sachets. Carry as a good luck charm and/or to increase the intellect.

 Oak - The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magickal tools. Burn the leaves for purification. Hang a sprig in the home to ward of negativity and strengthen family unity. Carry for wisdom and strength and luck.

 Oak Moss - Magickal uses include luck, money, protection and strength.

 Olive Leaf - Peace, potency, fertility, healing, protection and lust.

 Orange Peel - Love, divination, luck, money and house & business blessing.

 Oregano - Joy, strength, vitality, and added energy

 Orris Root (Cut) - Promotes popularity, persuasiveness, and personal success

 Osha Root - Protection against evil spirits

 Paprika - Use to add energy to any spell or mixture. 

 Parsley - Calms and protects the home; Draws prosperity, financial increase, and luck.

 Passion Flower - Friendship and prosperity. Carried to bring great popularity & attract new friends. Placed in house to calm trouble & arguments and bring peace. Used as a wash to diminish disagreements & stress.

 Patchouli - Used in spells, sachets, baths and mixtures for money & love. Put in the wallet or purse to draw money. Place in a charm or use in incense for fertility. Helps to ground you and bring your consciousness back to the physical level. Burn to bring business growth.

 Pennyroyal - Peace and tranquility. Worn to bring success to business. Use to rid the home of negative thoughts against you. Carry when dealing with negative vibrations of any kind. Place on a candle before or during uncomfortable meetings.

 Peppermint -  Use to increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and incense for healing & purification. Place in sleep pillow to ensure peaceful sleep and bring about prophetic dreams. Burn in a new home to clear out sickness and negative energy

 Pine - Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth; Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity. Great for house and business blessing.

 Poppy Seeds - Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility

 Rose Buds -  Magickal uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships

 Rose Geranium - Averts negativity, especially in the form of gossip or false accusations.


 Rose Hips - Used in healing spells and mixtures, brings good luck, calls in good spirits.


 Rosemary - Carried and used in healing poppets for good health, used in love/lust spells, worn to improve memory, used in dream pillows to prevent nightmares, burned as incense for purification and removing negativity. Also Called: Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Polar Plant, Guardrobe, Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Mary's Cloak, Stella Maria, Star of the Sea, Incensier

 Rowan - Protection, magickal power, success, anti-haunting. Use leaves and berries in amulets for healing and promoting psychic powers. Also good for use in luck spells and mixtures. Rowan wood is often used to make wands and divining rods. Also Called: Moutain Ash, Delight of the Eye, Quickbane, Ran Tree, Rowanberry, Thor's Helper, Witch Bark, Wicken Tree, Wild Ash, Witchwood

 Sage - Used for self purification. Carried to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Promotes spiritual, mental, emotional & physical health and longevity. Removes negative energy. Also Called: Garden Sage, White Sage, Red Sage, Sawge

 Sandalwood - Scatter sandalwood powder around the home to clear it of negativity. Burn during protection, healing, and exorcism spells. Use the wood for healing wands. Good for meditation, healing, and manifestation. Facilitates concentration. Also Called: Sandal, White Sandalwood, Red Sandalwood, Yellow Sandalwood

 Sassafras - Health, money and overcoming addictions

 Sea Salt - Uses include cleansing crystals, purification, grounding, protection magick and ritual. Used on the altar to represent the Earth. Used with water for sea spells, consecration and casting circles. Used with garlic and rosemary to banish evil.


  Slippery Elm - Magickal uses include protection and halting gossip. Also Called: Red Elm, Moose Elm, Sweet Elm, Indian Elm

 Spanish Moss - Protection, opening blockages, and dispelling negativity


 Spearmint - Healing, love and protection while sleeping. Burn for healing magick, especially of respiratory conditions. Carry for healing. Use in ritual baths for strength and vitality.

 St. John's Wort - Worn to prevent colds & fevers. Placed under pillow to induce prophetic, romantic dreams. Protects against all forms of black witchcraft. Used for banishing, protection & blessing.  Burn to banish spirits and demons. Used in divination for the care of crystals. Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution. Also Called: Goat Weed, Herba John, Kalimath Weed, Tipton Weed

 Star Anise - Burned as incense to increase psychic awareness & abilities. Placed on the altar to increase the power generated. Carried to bring luck.


 
Sweetgrass - Peace, unity, and calling spirits

 Tea Tree - Eliminating confusion and increasing harmony

 Thistle - Healing, protection. Use in sachet or amulet to aid in speedy recovery from surgery or illness. Hang in the home to ward off thieves and unwanted visitors.

 Thyme - Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Burn or hang in the home for banishing, purification, and to attract good health for all occupants. Place in a jar and keep in the home or at work for good luck. Also Called: Garden Thyme, Common Thyme

 Tobacco - Promotes peace, confidence, and personal strength. Also used for banishing. Mix with salt and burn with a black candle to win a court case.

Valerian - Dream magick, reconciliation, love, and harmony. Placed in sachets for love & protection and used in sleep pillows. Used to purify sacred space. Used as a substitution for graveyard dirt/dust in spells. Also Called: Valerian Root, All-Heal, Garden Heliotrope, Graveyard Dust, Phu, Setwell, Vandal Root

 Vertivert - Draws money and prosperity, love, and attraction; Overcomes obstacles, breaks hexes, and repels negativity. Place a small amount in cash registers to increase business. Burn to overcome evil spirits. Also Called: Khus-khus

 Vervain - Protection, purification, money, youth, peace, healing, and sleep. Use in prosperity spells. Carry to prevent depression and/or bring creativity. Use in cleansing baths and rituals before working magick. Use in amulets, sachets, dream pillows, and baths for all-purpose protection of home sand people (especially children). Also Called: Verveine, Verbena, Brittanica, Enchanter's Plant, Enchanter's Herb, Herba Sacra, Juno's Tears, Holy Wort, Lemon Verbena, Van-Van, Herb of Grace, Herb of the Cross, Pigeon's Grass, Pigeonwood, Simpler's Joy

 Vinegar - Banishing, binding, averting evil.

 White Sage - Use as an incense, for smudging or for purification.


 White Willow Bark - Brings blessings of the moon into one’s life and guards against negativity & evil forces. Used in healing spells.


 Willow - Used for lunar magick, drawing or strengthening love, healing, and overcoming sadness. Willow is considered a sacred wishing tree.  Keep a piece of willow in home or business to protect against evil. Also Called: Osier, Pussy Willow, White Willow, Witches' Aspirin, Withy, Tree of Enchantment, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree

 

 Witch Hazel - Magickal uses include chastity and protection. Carry to ease grief over a lost love. Use in a sachet to reduce passions. Use in love spells and spells to ward off evil. Also Called: Winter Bloom, Striped Alder, Spotted Alder, Hazelnut, Snapping Hazel and Tobacco Wood

 Wood Betony - Magickal uses include purification, protection, and the expulsion of evil spirits, nightmares, and despair. Also Called: Betony, Bishopswort, Stachys Betonica, Lousewort

 Yerba Santa - Beauty, healing, psychic powers and protection.

 Yew - Raising the dead, protection against evil, immortality, and breaking hexes.


  Ylang Ylang - Increases sexual attraction and persuasiveness. Also used for peace, love, and faery magick. Promotes calm, peaceful relaxation and relieves anxiety and depression.