Spiritual Uses of Herbs
Anise– use under your pillow to prevent nightmares. used to drive off negativity, to restore lost youth, and used in purification baths. place around the magick circle to keep out negativity.
Apples– put on altars for Samhain (it is considered to be a food for the dead). symbolic for immortality. use in love spells (use blossoms for love sachets, brews, and incenses). cute an apple in half and share it with your loved one to ensure happiness in the relationship. to have your love returned by the one you love, warm an apple between your hands and give it to your intended. use to banish illnesses (cut the apple in three pieces, rub each on the infected area, then bury. do in the wanning of the moon). use apple wood to make magickal wands for love rites.
Barley– use to keep out negativity.
Basil– use to end fights, arguments, etc. between two lovers, two friends, two family members (for family members, use basil when washing your clothes to halt family conflicts.), etc. used to attract love (rub fresh leaves on the skin or add to a bath before a ritual involving love). use in love divinations. use to attract customers to a business, to drive off negativity (place in rooms of a house for protection from negativity), and use in rituals to protect a new home.
Bay– put under your pillow to induce prophetic dreams. burn to cuase visions. use in team form to increase physic powers. use to ward of negativity, use a sprig to sprinkle water in purification ceremonies, wear at the time of an athletic match for strength. write wishes on bay leaves and burn to make them come true.
Birch– use for protection and purification.
Blackberry– bake a blackberry pie on Lughnasadh to symbolize the death of the God. use leaves in spells of wealth.
Blueberry– put blueberries under a doormat to warn off negativity and unwanted guests.
Cabbage– plant in the garden after a couple is married to ensure a happy life together.
Cactus– use indoors to protect from burglaries and to absorb negativity. use outside to protect the home.
Camellia– place in water on the altar during money and prosperity spells and rituals.
Carnation– use dried carnations in in incense for leadership, commemoration, and self-esteem. use in protective spells. use in healing spells. make into sachets or use as incense in healing.
Carrot– eat to promote lust and fertility.
Catnip– give to your cat to increase the bond between the two of you. use with rose petals in love sachets. use to attract luck and good spirits (good to grow near the home or to put over the door of the home). use in love, beauty, and happiness spells.
Celery– eat to aid in concentration (great as a snack when studying or doing homework). use under the pillow to induce sleep. burn celery seeds to increase psychic powers. eat stalk wtih seeds to induce lust.
Chamomile (German)– use in tea form or incense for calming or for sleep. also use to attract money.
Chamomile (Roman)– use as a handwash to attract money. burn for sleep and in meditation. add to the bath to attract love. sprinkly around the home (outsite) to remove curses and spells against you.
Cherry– use to attract love.
Chicory– carry to remove obstacles from your life.
Cinnamon– use (as an inscense, oil, in a sachet, cinnamon flavored teas, etc.) to raise spiritual vibrations, promote success, in healing, for increasing lust, for protection, to attract money, and for love. a common use is to sprinkle a little in the purse, or the wallet for attracting money.
Clove– use as incense to attract money, drive away negativity, and to purify an area. wear or carry to attract lovers.
Cucumber– eat to promote fertility (the seeds).
Cumin– brides should wear it to keep negativity away on their happy day. use in love spells. give to a lover to promote fidelity.
Cypress– carry or wear at funerals to ease your mind and heart. a symbol for immortality (the wood). make a cypress wood wand for healing purposes (cut the branch slowly over the course of three months).
Daffodil– put on the altar during love spells. place in the bedroom to promote fertility. wear the flower by the heart for good luck.
Daisy– wear to attract love. put the root under your pillow to bring back a lover that was once there but is now absent.
Dandelion– blow to send a mental message to a loved one.
Dill– carry a sachet or put over the door for protection. put in a babies cradle for protection. add to your bath to become irresistible.
Elder (American)– put over the door to keep off negativity. carry the berries to protect yourself from negativity. place sticks around the home for protection from robbers. use at weddings for good luck for the bride and groom. have a pregnant woman kiss the tree for good luck for the baby. place the berries under the pillow for sleep.
Fern– put inside and outside the home for protection.
Fig– women should carry to increase fertility. men should eat to help cure impotency. place a branch at the doorstep of the home to ensure that you will return home safe and happy from a trip. grow in the home for protection of the family.
Flax– use the seeds in money spells. put in the wallet or purse to attract money.
Foxglove– grow in the garden to protect it.
Frankincense– burn (or use incense) to warn off negativity and for protection, purification, and consecration. burn during meditation. add to sachets for luck, protection, and spiritual growth.
Gardenia– put the flowers (fresh) in the rooms of the sick. put flowers on altars during healing works. add dry petals to healing incense. scatter dried flowers around theroom for peaceful vibrations. use in love spells.
Garlic– carry or wear for protection. place beneath children’s pillows for protection during sleep. brides should carry for good luck and to warn off negativity on her wedding day.
Geranium– for protection in a garden or in a home. red geranioms are used for protection, pink for love, and white to increase fertility. use the rose geranium in protection sachets.
Ginger– use in love spells. sprinkle the powdered root on money to attract more. use in success spells. use to ensure the success of a magickal operation.
Ginseng (American)– carry the root to attract love, to guard one’s health, to draw money, and to ensure sexual potency. carry for beauty. burn to ward off negativity. use in tea form to induce lust.
Grape– eat to increase fertility and to strengthen mental powers. place on the altar for money spells.
Hazel– give a batch to a bride for her good fortune. eat the nuts for wisdom and to increase fertility. carry the nuts for fertility. use hazel wood for all-purpose wands.
Holly– sprinkly holly water on newborn babies to protect them. carry for luck (especially men). hand around the house at Yule for good luck.
Honeysuckly– place around green candles to attract money. put in a vase in the home to attract money. lightly crush fresh flowers and rub on the forehead to increase psychic powers. grown near the home for luck.
Iris– use for protection. use to induce wisdom and faith.
Ivy– women should carry for good luck, especially brides. grown near the home to guard against negativity or disaster.
Jasmine– use in sachets to attract spiritual love. carry, wear or burn to attract money. burn in a room for prophetic dreams. smell the flowers to induce sleep.
Juniper– use incense for protection. males can carry the berries to increase potency.
Lavender– Traditional Midsummer incense. Used in love spells and sachets. Place a flower on your clothing to attract love. Rub lavender on a love letter. Wear to protect yourself from spousal abuse. Burn to induce sleep and rest. Sprinkle/scatter the flowers around the home for peacefulness. Use in spells to get rid of depression, because lavender aids in bringing about happiness and peacefulness. Put lavender in a hat to protect the hat’s wearer from headcolds. Look at and/or smell to ease sadness.
Lemon– use, along with water, to purify magickal/spiritual objects. add to a purification bath before ritual. Serve lemon pie to a spouse to promote faithfulness. Place a fresh lemon slice under a friend’s chair to ensure that the friendship will last.
Lemon Grass– Plant around the home to warn off snakes. Use in the form of an infusion to promote the development of psychic powers.
Lettuce– To induce sleep, rub the leaves on your forhead, then eat them. Eat to prevent seasickness.
Lilac– Plant to drive away negativity.
Lily– Plant around the house to warn off negativity and to keep unwanted visitors away. Wear a lily to break a love spell that has been cast upon you.
Liverwort– put in a sachet and carry the sachet to secure your man’s love.
Magnolia– To ensure that your loved one remains faithful, place a magnolia near or underneath the bed.
Maple– Use the leaves in love and money spells and rituals. Use the branches of the maple tree for magickal wands.
Marigold– Place marigolds around the door to stop negativity from coming in. Place the lowers under a bed for protection while sleeping, to make dreams come true, and to enduce prophetic dreams. Add the flowers to a bath to gain the repect and admiration of those you meet. Carry in the pocket for help with legal matters.
Mint– Rub the fresh leaves on the forhead to help cure headaches. Wear on the wrist to ensure that you will not get ill. Use mint in spells to promote lust. Use in money and prosperity spells. Place a few leaves in your wallet to increase the flow of money into it. Keep around the home for protection. Chew to cure the hic-ups or a cough.
Mistletoe– Sacred to the Druids. A symbol of immortality. Use for protection against lightening, disease, misfortune, fires, etc. Place mistletoe in the crib or room of a small child to protect them. Carry or wear for goodluck when hunting. Women can carry or wear the herb to aid in conception. Put under the pillow for a restful sleep and pleasant dreams. Kiss a loved one under the mistletoe to ensure that you’ll stay in love. Burn to banish negativity.
Mulberry– can be used to make wands
Oak– Make a fire of oak wood in the home fireplace when a person inside is sick. Carry the acorn to drive away illnesses and pains, and to preserve youthfulness. Also, carry an acorn to increase fertility and to increase sexual potency.
Orange– Add the blossoms to a bath to make yourself more attractive. One can drink orange juice, instead of wine, during ritual.
Orchid– Carry the root to draw money, financial security, and popularity.
Pansy– Wear or carry to attract love.
Parsley– Eat to promote lust and fertility.
Peach– Eat to induce love and to gain wisdom.
Peppermint– see mint.
Pine– carry the cones to promote fertility. Burn the pine needles during the winter to purify the house. Scatter around the house to warn off negativity.
Raspberry– hang the branches on the door and/or window for protection of the home. Pregnant women should carry to alliviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
Rice– throw at weddings to increase the couples fertility. Throw rice in the air to cause rain.
Rose– Use in anything to do with love. Place a rose or rose petals on the altar during love magick. Drink a tea of rosebuds before bed to have prophetic dreams. Wet a cloth with rosewater and put to the temples to relieve a headache. Roses planted in the garden will attract fairies.
Rosemary– Smouler to rid a place of negativity, especially right before a magickal act is performed. Place beneath the pillow to have a good sleep without nightmares. Put under the bed to protect the sleeper from harm. Carry rosemary (in a sachet) to remain healthy. Placed in a bath it purifies. Place in healing poppets. Wash your hands in a Rosemary infusion before a healing work. Burn the leaves, along with juniper berries, in the room of the sick to promote healing. To get knowledge or to find the answer to a question, burn rosemary on charcoal and smell the smoke. Take the powdered leaves in a cloth and attach to the right arm to rid yourself of depression.
Rowan– (do not take in internally) carry Rowan wood to increase psychic powers. Use the branches to make magickal wands. Use in divination (add the leaves and berries to incenses). Add the berries to healing and health sachets and mixtures, since it aids in recuperation. Also, add the berries to sachets and/or mixtures used for power, success, and luck. Carry Rowan on a ship to prevent the ship being caught in a storm. Put in the house to protect it from lightening. Plant on a grave to keep the deceased from haunting the place. Plant a Rowan tree near the home for protection.
Rue– place rue leaves on the forehead to get rid of headaches. Wear around the neck to help one recuperate from an illness and to ward off health problems that may lie in the future. Add to healing incenses and poppets. Sniff fresh rue to clear the head in matters of love and to improve mental processes. Add to a bath to break curses that may have been cast against you. For protection, hang above the door. Take a sprig of fresh rue and use it to distrubute (by sprinkling) salt water around the home to clear it of negativity. Mix fresh rue juice and morning dew and sprinkle around the magick circle for protection during magickal acts.
Saffron– Add to love sachets or sachets used to raise lustful feelings. Use in healing spells. Make an infusion with it to wash the hads before a healing ritual. Drink the infusion to see the future.
Sage– Use to ensure a long life (eat the plant daily or atleast in May). carry to promote wisdom. Use the leaves in healing and money spells. Bad luck to plant it in your own garden and a full bed of it brings bad luck. To make a wish come true, write it on a sage leaf and place beneath your pillow and sleep on it for three nights. If you dream of what you wished for that wish will become true. If you don’t, bury it (the leaf).
St. John’s Wort– Wear to get rid of fevers and colds and to attract love. Gather on Midsummer or on a Friday and wear to cure sadness and to keep away mental illness. Place it under the pillow of an unmarried woman so that she will dream of her future husband.
Sassafras– Put in your wallet or purse to attract money or burn it for the same purpose. Add to healing sachets and use in healing spells.
Spearmint– Use in healing practices. Use to provoke lust. Smell to sharpen/increase mental powers. Put inside a pillow or mattress for protection during sleep.
Strawberries– Carry the leaves for luck and eat the berries as love food. To ease pregnancy pains, carry a sachet of strawberry leaves.
Sugar Cane– Use in love magick. Chew a piece and think of your loved one.
Sunflower– Women who want to conceive should eat the seeds. To find the truth in a matter, place a sunflower under the bed while you sleep. Grow in your garden for luck (for the one that planted it).
Thyme– Burn or wear for good health. Use in healing spells. Put beneath the pillow while you sleep to have a restful sleep without nightmares. Wear to aid in developing psychic powers or (for women) wear in your hair to make yourself irresistible. Use to purify. Carry and/or smell for courage and energy. Wear it to see the fairies.
Vanilla– Use in love sachets. Burn to induce lust. Carry a vanilla bean to get back lost energy and to improve the mind.
Vervain– Gather at Midsummer. Use in love and protection spells. Carry for a personal amulet. Place in the home for protection from lightening and storms. Dry and scatter around the home to bring in peace. Wear to calm the emotions. Use in money and prosperity spells. Bury in the garden or place around the home to have wealth flow in and have the plants thrive. Carry for everlasting youth. Put in the bed, hand around the neck, or make into an infusion and druink before sleep to have no dreams haunt you. A healing herb. Take the juice of the vervain and rub on the body to cure it of disease and guard it against future health problems. Place in a baby’s cradle so that the child will grow up a happy child and love learning. Spread the juice of the vervain on the body to see the future, have wishes fulfilled, to make enemies frieds, and to attract lovers. Wear vervain in front of somebody that has taken something from you and it will be returned to you.
Violet– Mix with lavender to stimulate love and lust. wear it to calm tempers and induce sleep. Put the leaves in a green sachet to help wounds heal.
Willow– Carry or use in mixtures to attract love. Use the wood for magickal wands that will be used in moon magick. Use the leaves, bark, or wood during healing spells. Magickal brooms are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
Wintergreen– Place underneath a child’s pillow to protect them and to grant them good fortune throughout their lives. Use in healing spells.
Wormwood– Burn in incenses or wear to aid in developing psychic powers. Hand from a car’s rear-view mirror to protect the vehicle from accidents on bad roads. Put under the bed to attract a love one.