This article is a continuation of Magick Herbs A – M. You will find timeless information about Magick Herbs, whether you’re using herbs for magick, cooking, or potpourri.
Herbs for magick, cooking, or potpourri.
Nettle – (urtica dioica)
Folk Names: Orita Ancha, and Stinging Nettle.
Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, and Lust.
Magickal Uses: The Protective Powers of Stinging Nettle have long been used in Magick. To remove a curse and send it back, stuff a Poppet with Nettle, or carry some in a sachet. Also, sprinkle Nettle around the house to keep evil out and to send it back. Nettle is also thrown onto a fire to avert danger, held in the hand to ward off Ghosts, carried with Yarrow to allay Fear, and worn as an Amulet to keep negativity far away. A pot of freshly cut Nettles placed beneath a sickbed will aid in an afflicted person’s recovery. Nettle has sometimes been used as a Lust-Inducing Herb, and contemporary Mexican Spiritualists recommend its use in purification baths – because it is more carnivorous than other herbs, therefore it will work more efficiently.
Nutmeg – (Myrisistica Frarans)
Powers: Luck, Money, Health, and Fidelity.
Magickal Uses: Historically, the combination of; Star Anise, Tonka Beans, and whole Nutmegs have been carried or strung as powerful herbal necklaces for Good Luck charms. Specifically, Nutmegs are carried to ward off Rheumatism, Cold Sores, Neuralgia’s, Boils and Sties. A Nutmeg hung from a string around a baby’s neck will aid teething. Anoint a Green Candle with oil, and roll the moist candle in ground Nutmeg for Money and Prosperity spells.
Orange – (Citrus Sinesis)
Folk Name: Love Fruit.
Powers: Love, Divination, Luck, and Money.
Magickal Uses: Dried Orange Peel and Seeds are added to Love Sachets. Orange Blossoms are traditionally used at Weddings. When you eat an Orange, think of a Question that you want answered; it must be a Yes or No Question. Count the Seeds in the Orange: If there is an even number, the answer is no. If the seeds are an odd number, the answer is yes. Orange Peel is added to Prosperity Powders, Potpourri, Oils, Incenses and an assortment of mixtures. The Chinese have long considered the Orange as a symbol of Luck and Good Fortune. Orange, Apple, Cherry, and Grape Juice are often substituted for Wine.
Olive – (Olea europaea)
Folk Names: Livier, Itm, and Mitan.
Powers: Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, and Lust.
Magickal Uses: On an Olive Leaf write Athena’s name. Press this against your head or wear it on your body and it will cure a headache. Olive Oil has long been used as Anointing Oil to aid in Healing. Olive Leaves can be scattered or placed in a room to spread peaceful vibrations throughout the area. When eaten, Olives ensure Fertility as well as sexual potency in men, and are also lust-inducing. Athenian brides wore crowns of Olive Leaves to ensure their fertility. A branch of Olive hung over the door guards the house against all evils, and when hung on a chimney, it will ward off lightening. Traditionally, when Olive Leaves are worn, they are believed to draw Luck in all things to the bearer.
Orris – (Iris germanica var. florentina)
Folk Names: Florentine Iris, and Queen Elizabeth Root.
Powers: Love, Protection, and Divination.
Magickal Uses: The Orris Root has long been used to find and hold Love. The Whole Orris Root is carried, the Powder is added to Sachets, Sprinkled on Sheets, Clothing and the Body, as well as around the house. Orris Root Powder is sometimes known as “Love Drawing Powder.” In Japan the Orris Root was used as a Protectant against evil Spirits; the Roots and leaves were hung from the eaves of the house and added to the bath water for personal protection. An Orris Root Pendulum is made by suspending a Whole Root from a 7” – 8” length of cord or yarn. It will answer your questions in the same way as a traditional Pendulum.
Peach – (Prunus Persica)
Powers: Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, and Wishes.
Magickal Use: Peach induces Love! When Peach, in any form or recipe, is served to a desired person its attributes may help to win the desired person’s heart. The fruit is also eaten to Gain Wisdom. Branches of the Peach Tree are used to drive off evil spirits in China, and also to root out illnesses. Children in China wear a Peach pit suspended about the neck to keep demons away. It is believed that carrying a bit of Peach Wood will increase one’s life span and may even lead to immortality. The Japanese use the Peach to increase fertility. Branches of the Peach Tree are often employed as Divining Rods and Magick Wands.
Passion Flower – (Passiflora incarnata)
Folk Names: Grandilla, Maracoc, Maypops, and Passion Vine.
Powers: Peace, Sleep, and Friendship.
Magickal Uses: Contrary to its name, the Passion Flower is placed in the house to Calm Problems and Troubles, and to Bring Peace. When it’s carried, it attracts Friends and Great Popularity. It is also placed beneath the pillow to allow one a peaceful sleep.
Patchouli – (Pogostemon Cablin or P. patchouli)
Folk Names: Pucha-pot, Kablin.
Powers: Money, Fertility, and Lust.
Magickal Uses: Patchouli smells like rich earth, and so it has been used in Money and Prosperity mixtures and spells since the beginning of time. It is sprinkled onto Money, added to purses and wallets, placed or sprinkled around the base of Green Candles, and Burnt on Thursdays. Also, owing to its earthiness, Patchouli is used in Fertility Talismans, and is also substituted for Graveyard Dust. Patchouli is also added to Love Sachets and Baths. Contemporary American VooDoo-based Herbal Magick is using Patchouli for separation, but this is a Modern Concept and has No Long Tradition. In Point of Fact; Patchouli is actually an attraction herb, and one that effectively Attracts People to each other, and promotes lust. This example points to differences in Herb Magick Practices.
Pennyroyal – (Mentha pulegium) Oil is Lethal
Folk Names: European Pennyroyal, Lurk-In-The-Ditch, Mosquito Plan, Organ Broth, Organs, Organ Tea, Piliolerian, Pudding Grass, Run-By-The-Ground, Squaw Mint, and Tickweed.
Powers: Strength, Protection, and Peace.
Magickal Uses: When Pennyroyal is placed in a shoe it prevents weariness during travel and strengthens the body in general. Stomach problems can be alleviated by stuffing a Green Poppet with Mint and Pennyroyal, then anoint the poppet with Healing Oils. When Pennyroyal is worn it acts against the Evil Eye and aids the bearer in making Business Deals. To rid a place of evil, sprinkle salt water with a sprinkler made of fresh sprigs of Mint, Marjoram, Pennyroyal and Rosemary. When given to quarreling couples it will cause them to cease their fighting. Pennyroyal is an Herb of Peace. Pennyroyal must be stored away from pets and children for protection, as the herb is lethal if consumed. Ironically, Pennyroyal is carried on board ships to prevent seasickness.
Peppermint: (Mentha Piperita)
Folk Names: Brandy Mint, and Lammint.
Powers: Purification, Sleep, Love, Spiritual Vibrations, Healing, and Psychic Powers.
Magickal Uses: Peppermint has long been used in Healing and Purification Spells. When Peppermint is smelled, it compels one toward sleep. When Peppermint is placed beneath the pillow it can offer one a glimpse of the future during dreams. It can be rubbed against furniture, walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Peppermint is an excellent addition to Love Mixtures.
Pomegranate – (Punica granatum)
Folk Names: Carthage Apple, Grenadier, Malicorio, Malum Punicum, and Pound Garnet.
Powers: Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, and Fertility.
Magickal Uses: The seeds have long been eaten to increase fertility, and the skin carried for the same reason. The Pomegranate is a Lucky, Magickal fruit. Always make a Specific Wish Before eating one, and your Wish may come true. A branch of Pomegranate discovers concealed Wealth, and it will Attract Money to its possessor. When the skin of the Pomegranate is dried it is added to Wealth and Money Incenses. Women who wish to know how many children they will have should throw a Pomegranate hard on the ground. The numbers of seeds which fall out indicate the number of their potential offspring. Branches of Pomegranate hung over doorways guard against evil; and the juice can be used as a blood substitute or a Magickal ink.
Raspberry – (Rubus Idaeus, R. strigosus)
Folk Names: European Raspberry, and Red Raspberry.
Powers: Protection, and Love.
Magickal Uses: The brambles (branches) of the Raspberry are hung up at door and windows for protection. This is also done when a death has occurred, so that the Spirit will not re-enter the house once it has left. Raspberry is served as a love-inducing food, and the leaves are carried by pregnant women to alleviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
Red Clover – (Trifolium spp.)
Folk Names: Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil, and Trifoil.
Power: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, and Success.
Magickal Uses: Red Clover is often added to bath water to aid one in dealing with Financial Arrangements of every kind. Red Clover is also used in Lust Potions and a Red Clover Infusion is sprinkled over home and property to remove negative Spirits.
Red Sandalwood – (Pterocarpus santalinus)
Powers: Love, and Cleansing.
Magickal Uses: Red Sandalwood is burned to bring Love. It is also sprinkled or burned in areas that need to be Cleansed of Negativity.
Rose – (Rosa spp.)
Powers: Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love Divination, Luck, and Protection.
Magickal Uses: Roses have long been used in love mixtures, owing to the flower’s associations with the emotions. Rose water distilled from the petals is added to love baths. Rose hips are strung and worn as love-attracting beads. Rose petals and hips are also used in healing spells and mixtures, and a Rose Water saturated cloth laid to the temples will relieve headache pain. Roses are also added to Fast-Luck mixtures, and, when carried, act as personal protectants. Rose Petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Roses planted in the garden attract Fairies, and are said to grow best when stolen! (I wonder how many years you get for felony Rose Bush theft.)
Rosemary – (Rosemarinus Officinalis)
Folk Names: Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Elf Leaf, Guardrobe, Incensier, Libanotis (Greek), Polar Plant, and Sea Dew.
Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Mental clarity, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, and Youth.
Magickal Uses: When Rosemary is burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and is often smoldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing Magick. Rosemary is one of the oldest Incenses recorded. When placed beneath the pillow Rosemary ensures a good sleep and drives away nightmares. Laid under the bed it protects the sleeper from all harm. Rosemary is also hung on the porch and doorposts to keep thieves from the house and it is carried to remain healthy. Placed in the bath it purifies. Wearing Rosemary aids the memory. When the wood is smelled often, it is said to preserve one’s youthfulness. To ensure the latter add a Rosemary infusion to the bath water. Rosemary has long been used in love and lust incenses and other mixtures. Rosemary infusion is used to wash the hands before healing work and the leaves mixed with Juniper berries are burned in sickrooms to promote healing. If you wish to receive knowledge or the answer to a question, burn Rosemary on charcoal and smell its smoke. Rosemary is also grown to attract Elves, and the powdered leaves wrapped in linen cloth and bound to the right arm dispels depression and makes the emotions light and merry. Rosemary is often used as a substitute for Frankincense resin.
Rue – (Ruta graveolens)
Folk Names: Bashoush (Coptic), Garden Rue, German Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Hreow, Mother of the Herb, Rewe, and Ruta.
Powers: Healing, Health, Mental clarity, Exorcism, and Love.
Magickal Uses: Rue Leaves placed on the forehead will relieve headaches. When worn around the neck, Rue aids in recuperation from illnesses and also wards off future health problems. Rue is often added to healing incenses and Poppets. The scent of Rue will improve the mental process and clarity. Rue is another plant which is said to grow best when stolen, and indeed its presence in the garden beautifies and protects it. For some reason toads have an aversion to Rue, however. (I hate to think that I’m promoting felony herb plant theft!)
Sage – (Salvia Officinalis)
Folk Names: Garden Sage, Red Sage, and Sawge.
Powers: Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, and Wishes.
Magickal Uses: Sage is carried to Promote Wisdom, and the leaves are used in countless healing and money spells. Sage has been utilized to ensure a long life, sometimes even immortality. This is done by eating some of the plant every day, especially in the month of May, for: “He who would live for aye must eat Sage in May.”
Salt Petre – (potassium nitrate)
Folk Name: Salt Peter – Salt Petre is used in making self-lighting Incense Powders, and has an equally long History of use in Rites of Purification and Protection. Note: There is NO scientific documentation or proof that Salt Petre will cause male impotency!
Sandalwood – (Santalum Album)
Folk Names: Sandal, Santal, White Sandalwood, White Saunders, Yellow Sandalwood.
Powers: Protection, Wishes, Healing, Exorcism, and Spirituality.
Magickal Uses: Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing and exorcism spells. When mixed with Lavender it makes incense designed to conjure Spirits. This fragrant wood possesses and produces very High Spiritual vibrations and is often burned at Séances and Full Moon rituals mixed with Frankincense. Write your wish on a chip of Sandalwood and burn in the Censer or Cauldron. As it burns it sets the Magick flowing; remember to visualize your wish as the chip burns. Sandalwood beads are Protective and Promote a Spiritual awareness when worn. Powdered Sandalwood can be scattered to clear negativity, and it is used as an Incense Base.
Sassafras – (Sassafras Albidum)
Powers: Health, and Money.
Magickal Uses: Sassafras is placed in the purse or wallet to attract money and it is burned for this purpose. It is also added to sachets and spells designed to aid healing.
Scullcap – (Scutellatia lateriflora, S. galericulata)
Folk Names: Greater Scullcap, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Madweed, and Quaker Bonnet.
Powers: Love, Fidelity, and Peace.
Magickal Uses: Scullcap is used in Spells of Relaxation and Peace. A woman who wears Scullcap protects her husband from the charms of other women.
Clearing Stones and Crystals: The most effective method to cleanse and clear stones and crystals it is to cover them in Dry Sea Salt for seven (7) Days. Dry Sea Salt can be reused for the same purpose.
Slippery Elm – (Ulmus fulva)
Folk Names: Indian Elm, Moose Elm, and Red Elm –
Power: Halts Gossip.
Magickal Uses: To stop gossip, tie Slippery Elm together with knots of yellow cord or thread. Then, it into a fire to burn. Any Gossip against you will stop. It is believed that Slippery Elm worn about a child’s neck will give it a persuasive tongue when fully grown.
Solomon’s Seal – (Polygonatum Officianle or P. multiflorum biflorum)
Folk Names: Dropberry, Lady’s Seal, St. Mary’s Seal, Sealroot, Sealwort, and Solomon Seal –
Powers: Protection, Exorcism.
Magickal Uses: For ultimate protection the Root is placed in the Four Quarters of the house to guard it. Solomon’s Seal Root is used in Exorcism and Protection Spells. When an Infusion of the Root is sprinkled about it clears the area of evil. Solomon’s Seal is also used in Offertory Incenses.
Spearmint – (Mentha Spicata)
Folk Names: Brown Mint, Garden Mint, Green Mint, Green Spine, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Mismin (Irish Gaelic), Our Lady’s Mint, Spire Mint, and Yerba Buena (Spanish).
Powers: Healing, Love, and Mental Powers.
Magickal Uses: Spearmint is used in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smelled, Spearmint increases and sharpens mental powers. For protection while asleep, stuff a pillow or mattress with Spearmint.
St John’s Wort – (Hypericum perforatum) Poison
Folk Names: Amber, Fuga daemonum (Latin: Scare-Devil), Goat Weed, Herba John, John’s Wort, Klamath Weed, Sol Terrestis, and Tipton Weed.
Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, and Happiness.
Magickal Uses: Worn, St. John’s Wort wards off Fevers and Colds, makes soldiers Invincible, and attracts Love. If it is gathered in Midsummer or on a Friday and worn it will keep Mental Illness at bay and it will cure Melancholy. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, St John’s Wort protects against Thunderbolts, Fire, and Evil Spirits. Both flowers and leaves are used for this purpose. It is also dried over the Midsummer fires and hung near the window to keep Ghosts, Necromancers and other Evildoers from the house and it is burned to banish Spirits and Demons. Any part of the Herb placed beneath the pillow allows unmarried women to dream of their future husbands. Use in Rituals or carry to detect other practitioners of Magick. There was a terrible time in history when the Poisonous variety of St John’s Wort was held to the mouth of an Accused Witch in an attempt to force him/her to confess.
Star Anise – (Illicum verum)
Folk Name: Badiana, and Chinese Anise –
Powers: Psychic Powers, and Luck.
Magickal Uses: Star Anise seeds are burned as Incense to increase one’s Psychic Powers, and they are also worn as beads for the same purpose. To empower an Altar, one Star Anise seed is placed at each of the four directions on the surface. It is also carried as a general luck-bringer, and the seeds make excellent Pendulums.
Strawberry – (Fragaria verca)
Powers: Love, and Luck.
Magickal Uses: Strawberries are served as a Love food, and the leaves are carried for Luck. Pregnant women may wish to carry a small packet to Strawberry leaves to ease their pregnancy pains during childbirth.
Thyme – (Thymus Vulgaris)
Folk Names: Common Thyme, and Garden Thyme.
Powers: Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, and Courage.
Magickal Uses: Thyme is burned to attract good health; which makes it an exceptional herb for Healing and Health spells. When Thyme is worn, it aids in developing one’s Psychic Powers, and women who wear a sprig of Thyme in their hair make themselves irresistible. Thyme is also a purification herb; the Greeks burned it in their temples to purify them and so Thyme is often burned to cleanse the area prior to rituals. In spring a Magickal cleansing bath composed of Marjoram and Thyme is taken to ensure all the sorrows and ills of the past are removed from the person. Thyme is also carried and smelled to give courage and energy. The ancients believed that if one wears or carries a sprig of Thyme the bearer will be able to see Fairies.
Tonka Bean – (Dipteryx odorata; Coumarouna odorata) Poison
Folk Names: Coumaria Nut, Tonqua, and Tonquin Bean.
Powers: Love, Money, Courage, and Wishes.
Magickal Uses: These fragrant Beans are used in Love Sachets and Mixtures, and are also Carried to Attract Love. Tonka Beans are worn or Carried to Attract Money, Bring Luck, Grant Courage, and Ward off Illness. To make Wishes come True: Hold a Tonka Bean in your Left Hand (your Left side is your Psychic Side). Visualize or Write down your Wish (be Very Specific – be careful of what you Wish for, you may get it!) then, toss the Bean into Running Water, i.e. stream, toilet, etc. Desire + Emotion = The End Results!
Valerian – (Valeriana officinalis)
Folk Names: All-Heal, Amantilla, Bloody Butcher, Capon’s Trailer, Cat’s Valerian, English Valerian, Fragrant Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, Phu, Red Valerian, St George’s Herb, Sete Wale, Set Well, and Vandal Root.
Powers: Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection.
Magickal Uses: The rather ill-smelling root, powdered, is used in Protective Sachets, hung in the home to guard it against lightening, and placed in pillows as a sleep aid. A sprig of the plant pinned to a woman’s clothing will cause men to follow her like children. Valerian Root is also added to Love Sachets. If a couple is quarreling, introduce some of this herb into the area and all will soon be calm. The Greeks hung a sprig of Valerian under a window to charm away evil. Powdered Valerian Root can be substituted for Graveyard Dust. Warning: DO NOT drive while under the influence of Valerian!
Vanilla – (Vanilla Aromatica)
Powers: Love, Lust, and Mental Powers.
Magickal Uses: Vanilla is a type of fermented Orchid, and it is often used in love sachets; the scent and taste are considered to be lust-inducing. A Vanilla Bean placed in a bowl of sugar will infuse it with loving vibrations; the sugar can then be used to sweeten love infusions. To improve the Mental Process and Mental Clarity; carry a Vanilla Bean!
Vervain – (Verbena officinalis)
Folk Names: Brittanica, Enchanter’s Plant, Herba Sacra, Herb of Enchantment, Herb of Grace, Herb of the Cross, Holy Herb, Juno’s Tears, Pigeon’s Grass, Pigeonwood, Simpler’s Joy, Van-Van, Verbena, and Vervan –
Powers: Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, and Healing.
Magickal Uses: Vervain is traditionally gathered at Midsummer or at the rising of the Dog Star when neither Sun or Moon is out, but this is not necessary. Vervain is a common ingredient in Love Mixtures and Protective Spells. A Crown of Vervain (i.e., the Crown of Power) on the head protects a practitioner while Invoking Spirits. Any part of the plant may be carried as a personal Amulet. Vervain placed in the home protects it from Lightning and Storms. A Vervain Infusion sprinkled around the premises chases off Evil Spirits and Malignant Forces. Vervain is also added to Exorcism Incenses and Sprinkling Mixtures. It is also a common ingredient in purification bath sachets. The dried herb is scattered around the home as a peace-bringer and is also worn to calm emotions. Vervain is used in Money and Prosperity Spells. If the Herb is buried in the garden or placed in the house, Wealth will Flow and Plants will Grow and Thrive! To remain chaste for long periods of time, raise before the Sun on the first day of the New Moon. Gather Vervain (still before Sunrise), press out its juice, and drink it down. According to Ancient Instruction, it will cause you to lose All Desire for Sex for Seven Years. Vervain is also a fine Healing Herb. The undiluted juice of the Vervain smeared on the body cures diseases and guards against Future Health Problems. To aid in Recuperation the Root tied with a Yard of White Yarn is placed around the patient’s neck. It should remain there until recovery. If someone you know has taken something from you, wear Vervain and confront the person. You shall surely regain possession of the stolen property. If Vervain is placed in a baby’s cradle the child will grow up with a happy disposition and a love of learning. The juice of the Vervain, smeared on the body will allow the person: To See the Future; Every Wish Fulfilled; Turn Enemies Into Friends; Attract Lovers; and be Protected Against All Enchantments. When Vervain is burnt, it dispels unrequited love.
Wheat – (Triticum spp.)
Powers: Fertility, and Money.
Magickal Uses: Wheat is an ancient symbol of Fruitfulness. Wheat is often carried or eaten to induce Fertility and Conception. Sheaves of Wheat are placed in the home to Attract Money, and Grains of Wheat are carried in Sachets for the same purpose.
Willow – (Salix alba)
Folk Names: Osier, Pully Willow, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree, Tree of Enchantment, White Willow, Witches’ Aspirin, Withe, and Withy.
Powers: Love, Love Divination, Protection, and Healing.
Magickal Uses: Willow leaves are carried or used in mixtures to Attract Love, and the Wood is often crafted into a powerful Magick Wand which is dedicated to Moon Magick. If on would like to know if they will be married in the New Year; on New Year’s Eve throw a shoe or boot into a Willow Tree. If it doesn’t catch and stays in the branches the first time, you have eight more tries. If you succeed in trapping your shoe in the tree you will be wed within twelve months, but, you will also have to shake or climb the tree to retrieve your shoe! All parts of the Willow guards against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. Knock on a Willow Tree (Knock on Wood) to avert evil. The leaves, bark and wood of the Willow are also utilized in Healing Spells. If you wish to conjure Spirits, Mix Crushed Willow Bark with Sandalwood and burn at the Waning Moon outdoors. Magick Brooms, especially a traditional Witch’s Broom, is traditionally bound with a Willow branch.
Wintergreen – (Gaultheria Procumbens)
Folk Names: Checkerberry, Mountain Tea, and Teaberry.
Powers: Protection, Healing, and Hex-Breaking.
Magickal Uses: Wintergreen is placed in children’s pillows to protect them and grant them good fortune throughout their lives. When sprinkled in the home Wintergreen removes hexes and cures, especially when mixed with Mint. Wintergreen is also utilized in Healing spells. When fresh sprigs of Wintergreen are placed on an altar they call good Spirits to witness and aid Magick.
Wormwood – (Artemisia absinthium) Poison
Folk Names: Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King Madderwort, Wormwort.
Powers: Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, and Calling Spirits.
Magickal Uses: Wormwood is burned in Incenses designed to aid in Developing Psychic Powers, and is also worn for this purpose. Carried, Wormwood protects not only against bewitchment, but also from the bite of sea serpents. Also, according to ancient traditions, it counteracts the effects of poisoning by Hemlock and Toadstools, but I wouldn’t bet my life on its effectiveness in this area! Hung from the rear-view mirror, Wormwood protects the vehicle from accidents on treacherous roads. Wormwood is also used in Love infusions, probably because it was once made into an Alcoholic beverage called Absinthe. This Highly-Addictive and Dangerous Liqueur is now outlawed or banned in many Countries, but its reputation lingers and Wormwood is still used in Love Mixtures. One such use is to place it under the bed to draw a loved one. Wormwood is burned to summon Spirits. It is sometimes mixed with Sandalwood for this purpose. If burned in graveyards the Spirits of the dead will rise and speak, according to old Grimoires.
Yarrow – (Achillea millefolium)
Folk Names: AchiUea, Arrowroot (Although Yarrow is not what is commonly referred to as Arrowroot), Bad Man’s Plaything, Carpenter’s Weed, Death Flower, Devil’s Nettle, Eerie, Field Hops, Gearwe, Hundred Leaved Grass, Knight’s Milfoil, Knyghten, Lady’s Mantle, Milfoil, Militaris, Military Herb, Millefolium, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Old Man’s Mustard, Old Man’s Pepper, Sanguinary, Seven Year’s Love, Snake’s Grass, Soldier’s Woundwort, Stanch Griss, Stanch Weed, Tansy, Thousand Seal, Wound Wort, Yarroway, Yerw –
Powers: Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism.
Magickal Uses: When worn, Yarrow protects the wearer, and when held in the hand, it stops all fear and grants Courage. A bunch of dried Yarrow hung over the bed or Yarrow used in Wedding Decorations ensures the marriage will last at least Seven Years. Yarrow is also used in Love Spells. Carrying Yarrow not only brings Love but is also Attracts Friends and Distant Relations you Wish to Contact. It draws the attention of those you most want to see. The Flowers are made into an Infusion and the resulting Tea is consumed to Strengthen and Improve Psychic Powers. Washing the head with a Yarrow Infusion will Prevent baldness but won’t Cure baldness once it has already begun. Yarrow is also used to Exorcise evil and negativity from a person, place or thing. Warning: Do Not ingest this herb if you are pregnant!