Wiccan Herbs a quick guide

Aloe 
Beauty, protection, success, peace.

Acacia 
burn with sandalwood to stimulate your psychic powers.

African violet 
place one of these small plants in your home to promote spirituality and peace in your home.

Agrimony 
protection, banishing evil forces.

Alfalfa 
prosperity,fertility

Allspice 
burn to attract good luck and money.

Apple 
love magick, divination, symbol of the Goddess, fertility

Angelica 
Protection, Exorcism. Grow in the garden as a protection. Carry the root with you as an amulet. Burn the dried leaves in exorcism rituals. 
 
Anise 
Protection, purification, awareness, joy. A good general cleansing bath is made with a handful of anise seeds and a few bay leaves. A pillow of anise keeps away nightmares.

Anise, Star 
place some on your altar to give it power. Place one in each of the four directions. Carry for good luck.

Apple 
Love spells, good luck.

Ash 
A tree with protective qualities, it is used to make brooms for purification and wands for healing. The leaves placed beneath a pillow induce psychic dreams. The leaves bring luck and good fortune when carried in a pocket of bag worn around the neck.

BALM of GILEAD 
The buds are carried to ease a broken heart and can be added to love and protection charms and spells.

Barley 
protection, healing, fertility

Basil 
Protection, love, wealth (if carried in your wallet), healing relationships, ensuring faithfulness in a mate, courage, fertility, exorcism. An ingredient of the Purification bath sachet. Add to love sachets and incenses. burn to exorcise and protect against evil entities. Attracts fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy and wealth when burned. Basil given as a gift is said to bring good luck into a new home.

Bay 
purification, promotes vitality, symbol of the newborn God Psychic visions and dreams, repels negativity and evil.

Bay Laurel 
wisdom, protection, psychic powers, banishes negative energy.

Benzoin 
an excellent purifier when burned!often it is used as a base to most incenses.

Betony 
Add to incenses of protection and purification. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with betony to prevent nightmares.

Bistort 
Burn with frankincense for divination. Add to sachets for wealth and money.

Bonset 
exorcism

Caraway 
Protection, Passion, Add to love sachets and charms to attract a lover in the more physical aspect.

Carnation 
Worn by witches for protection during the "Burning Times", adds energy and power when used during a ritual as an incense.

Catnip 
make a tea out of this to promote sleep, use to attract a familiar, let your cat eat some out of your hand to create a psychic bond. As an incense it may be used to consecrate magical tools.

Cedar 
burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares. Hang some cedar in your home to protect it from lightning.

Celadine 
Helps the wearer escape unfair imprisonment and entrapment, cures depression.

Chamomile 
prosperity, calms the nerves if drunk or place in bath water Good as a meditation incense, for centering, peace, sprinkle in your home for protection, healing, money. Plant camomile in your garden to be the guardian of the land, and you will have certain success.

Cinnamon 
burn to raise spiritual vibrations, aid in healing, draw money, produce protective vibrations, and stimulate psychic powers.

Cinquenfoil 
Hang around the doors and windows for protection from evil. Use in spells and charms for prosperity, purification and protection.

Cinnamon 
Spiritual quests, augmenting power, love, success, psychic work, healing, cleansing. Used in incenses for healing, clairvoyance, high spiritual vibrations. Reputed to be a male aphrodisiac. Use in prosperity charms.

Clover 
Associated with the Triple Goddess. Use in rituals for beauty, youth, healing injuries, curing madness. A Four-leaved clover enables one to see fairies, and as a general good-luck charm. fidelity, prosperity, carry for success in every endeavor

Clove 
Wear in an amulet or charm to dispel negativity and bind those who speak ill of you. Cloves strung on a red thread can be worn as a protective charm. Money matters, visions, cleansing and purification. a great purification and protection herb. Burn to dispel negative energy and stop or prevent gossip.

Comfrey 
purification, healing, Safe travel spells, money, healing, honoring the Crone aspect of the Goddess.

Coriander 
Protection of home and serenity, peace , good in ritual drinks, incenses for longevity and love spells. Uses: If added to wine, it makes a good love potion for 2 consenting parties. To use in this fashion, grind 7 grains of coriander and mix into a wine and drink. Also used in love sachets and charms.

Cowslip 
Luck in love, a woman who washes her face with milk infused with cowslip will draw her beloved closer to her. Induces contact with departed loved ones during dreams.

Cypress 
The smoke of Cypress can be used to consecrate ritual objects.

Dandelion 
strength, making wishes, past-life work

Damiana 
sexual prowess, energy, burn for opening psychic powers and cause visions.

Daisy 
Decorate the house with daisies at Midsummer's Eve to bring happiness to the home and to obtain the blessings of faeries. Daisies are also worn at Midsummer for luck and blessings. In the old times, young maidens would weave and wear daisy chains in their hair to attract their beloved.

Dandelion 
Divination, welcoming, messages.

Dill 
Useful in love charms. May also be hung in children's rooms to protect them from evil spirits and protect against bad dreams.

Dragon's Blood
Widely used in love, protection and purification spells. Keep a piece under the bed to cure impotency. Carried for good luck. May be dissolved in the bath for strong purification. Add to other incenses to strengthen their powers. Burn while spell casting or invoking for protection.

Elecampane
Useful in raising spirits and to aid in meditation.

Elder 
Branches are widely used for wands. One must always be cautious to ask permission from the Elder Dryad before cutting or harvesting Elder limbs or leaves and berries to avoid very bad luck. It is also considered very bad luck to burn Elder wood. The leaves hung around the doors and windows will ward off evil.

Eucalyptus 
Used in healing rituals, charms and amulets. Place the leaves around a blue candle and burn for healing energies.

Eyebright 
Anoint eyelids with the infusion daily to induce clairvoyant visions and psychic dreams.

Fennel 
Purification, protection, healing, money. 
 
Fern 
The Fern is an extremely powerful protective plant. Grow them in and around the house for protection from evil and negativity.

Frankincense 
A very powerful aid to meditation. Use to purify ritual spaces and invoke a spiritual frame of mind. burn to dispel negativity, purify magickal space, during meditation, induce psychic visions, honors Pagan deity. Rosemary can be a substitute. Mixed with myrrh for an excellent purification incense (This is the blend that the Catholic church uses during their masses.).

Galangal 
Burn to break hexes and spells made against you. Wear for good luck and protection. (this has a very strong odor though.).

Gardenia 
Used to attract true love.

Garlic 
A very protective herb, healing, good weather, courage, exorcism.

Ginseng 
power, success, money matters, burned to protect from all evil. Can be used as a substitute for mandrake.Carry to attract love and beauty.

Goldenseal 
prosperity

Gorse 
protection

Hawthorn 
Used in protective sachets and amulets against evil influences. Promotes happiness in marriage or a relationship. It is bad luck to cut down a hawthorn. Burn the berries as an incense when you need energy and change in life.

Hazel 
Hazel wood is excellent for an all-purpose wand. Forked branches can be used for divining. Sprigs of Hazel can be carried for good luck, they are especially powerful if bound together by red and gold thread.

Henbane 
Carried to attract the love of a woman. Was once used as an ingredient in a Witches flying ointment. Henbane is extremely poisonous and the up most caution is urged.

High John the Conqueror Root
Use this as an additive to candle anointing oils, and charms to increase their strength.

Holly 
Planted around the home for protection against evil. The leaves and berries can be carried by a man to heighten his masculinity, virility and to attract a lover.

Hops 
Used in healing incenses and charms. Hops placed in a pillow will help with sleep.

Hibiscus 
love spells, induce lust

Holly 
protection of children (just don't leave the berries around where the children can get them. The berries are poisonous), symbol of the waning year

Honeysuckle 
prosperity, employment

Hyssop 
protection, Use in purification baths, protective and banishing spells. Hyssop was widely used during the Middle Ages for purification, cleansing and consecration rituals. If burnt as an incense or thrown into a fire is said one may draw upon magickal dragon energy.

Ivy 
Protects the houses it grows around and over from evil and harm. In the old traditions, Ivy and Holly was given to newlyweds as good-luck charms.

JASMINE 
Used in love spells, charms and sachets. Women have used Jasmine from the earliest recorded history because of its seductive effects on men.

Juniper 
Protection against accidents, harm and theft. The berries are used to attract lovers once dried and worn as a charm.

Lavender
Sleep, long life, peace, wishes, protection, love, purification, visions, attracting men, clarity of thought. An ingredient in the Purification bath sachet, also used in purification incenses. It is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by Witches as a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Lavender is a frequent addition to healing sachets,especially bath mixtures, and is added to incenses to cause sleep. Burn to induce sleep. The scent of lavender is said to attract men. Scatter some flowers about the home to maintain peacefulness. Use in purification baths.

Lemon 
X Purification, love, blessings.

Lemon Balm 
Love potions, aphrodisiacs, fertility anti depressant. Drink as an infusion to soothe emotional pains after a relationship ends.

Lemon Verbena 
Love charms, youth, beauty and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Wear around your neck or place under a pillow to prevent dreams.

Lilac 
past life work, exorcism, psychicism and attracts harmony in your life. It is also said to help clear a haunted house if the fresh flowers are placed in it.

Marigold or Calendula 
protection, psychicism

Mint 
Burn to increase sexual desire. Place some on your altar to call good spirits to add you in magick.

Mugwort 
induces prophetic dreams, protects travelers, aids in astral projection, fertility, steep in hot water, when cooled, strain the mugwort and use the water to cleanse magickal items.

Orris 
aids in astral projection, makes an excellent scyring incense.

Patchouli 
An excellent money attracting incense. Also promotes fertility

Pine 
burned for purification and to banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities, and to attract money. As well as breaking hexes and spells and returning them to their sender.

Rosemary 
love healing, purification, increases mental prowess, prevent nightmares, dispel depression, and promotes a restful nights sleep.

Rue 
spiritual cleansing

Sage 
An excellent purification herb. burn to cleanse magickal space and tools. Promotes wisdom, attracts money, and aids in the healing of the body, mind and spirit.

Sandalwood 
Burned to exorcise demons and evil ghosts, conjure beneficial spirits, and promote spiritual awareness.

Sweetgrass 
Burned to attract good spirits or beings, before performing a ritual.

Thistle 
use in banishing spells, protection

Thyme 
burn to purify magickal space before performing.

Tobacco (natural. not the stuff in cigarettes although that can be used in an emergency) 
Native American Indians used to honor their deities, purification

Valerian (this herb REALLY smells) 
psychicism, astral projection, past-life work, protection, a tea from this herb induces sleep

Vetivert 
Burn to break curses and protection against "black" magick.

Wheat 
fertility, prosperity

Wintergreen 
healing, protection

Wormwood 
burn to stimulate and increase psychic powers. When mixed with sandalwood and burned in a graveyard it is said to be able to conjure spirits from their graves.

Yucca 
protection 
 

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