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Magical herbs have been used in protective magic since ancient times. Using them can be as simple as spreading the herbs around a person, item or place. You might choose to make a protective floor wash,sachets or incense. Others might prefer to use the herbs in various rituals. Either way you choose to use them, allowing their protective energies to go to work can save you from future troubles.
Grow Fennel in your yard
Fennel is a highly protective herb that will ward off evil of all kinds, including the evil from the hearts of men and evil spirits. It makes a beautiful plant for flower beds or rock gardens and becomes a natural shield to protect you and your home.
Plant Holly Bushes near your home
Plant holly bushes near your home to protect your home from lightening strikes and keep evil of all types away from your home. In ancient times it was believe that by having holly growing near your home, one could never be poisoned and you would never be bothered with spirits who intended to cause trouble around your home. If for some reason you can not grow Holly around your home, it is believed by simply hanging a small branch on the outside of your house, all these same qualities can be achieved.
Holly is also considered to be a lucky plant, especially if you choose to carry a small piece with you it is said to bring good luck your way. If you find your nights are haunted by bad dreams or "something" keep you awake, take a few leaves of holly, wrap them in a cloth and place them under your pillow. The protective properties will keep the dreams away so you can sleep peacefully once again.
Burn mistletoe as an incense, in your fireplace or a bonfire in your yard to send any evil or negative energies in or around your home packing. In medieval times, mistletoe was hung over door to keep demons from entering the home. This was also done to prevent lightening from striking the home. It may sound funny but in other times it was hung over the door to attract love. If someone is ill, place some in a pouch for them carry with them. It has been used in the past to chase sickness away. If bad dreams are keeping you awake, especially if they are caused by spirits hanging around, place mistletoe under the bed.
Add whole bay leaves to any sachet used in your home as a general protection measure for your home. You can also soak bay leaves in water for 3 days, then strain the water and sprinkle it in a circle around your home for protection.
Aloe: Protection against illness.
Angelica: For banishing evil spirits and negative energies
Asafetida: Perhaps the strongest banishing herb there is but it smells HORRID! Especially when burned.
Basil: Makes a good floor wash or sachet for general protection.
Bay Leaves: General protection
Bay Laurel: General Protection
Betony: Protects against negative energies and is good to protect against psychic attacks
Birch: Protection from spirits.
Cactus: Banishing on both the physical and spiritual levels
Celandine: Removes negative energies
Cinnamon: Good general protection and from negative energies.
Clove: Protection from psychic attack or intentional magic attack.
Clover: General protection.
Comfrey: General protection, also good for protection when traveling in the astral realm
Coriander: General protection
Dandelion: Protects from bad dreams.
Dill: Good for protection against psychic attacks and as a general protection for babies.
Dragonsblood: Very strong protection against all evils. Hint: buy it from someone instead of trying to grow it. It is very hard to grow and is a very messy tree.
Elecampane: Cleanses the area of negative energies.
Ferns: General protection.
Garlic: Banishes all types of evil.
Hawthorn: General protection.
Heather: One of the better general protection plants. Very pretty and easily grown in flower beds for extra protection.
Holly: Protection from lightening and evil.
Hyacinth: Protects against nightmares. Burn hyacinth incense before bed to help keep the nightmares at bay.
Hyssop: General protection.
Ivy: Good protection from psychic attacks and to keep unwanted guests from showing up.
Lavender: Protection against bad dreams.
Marjoram: Make a good floorwash for general home protection.
Mistletoe: General protection.
Mullein: Strong general protection.
Nettle Leaves: Good protection against psychic attacks and to remove negative energies.
Onion: Protection against illness and evil.
Pennyroyal: Protection from psychic attacks and magic attacks from others.
Peony: General protection.
Rosemary: Protection from psychic attacks and removes negative energies.
Rue: Banishes evil.
St. John's Wort: General protection.
Soloman's Seal: General protection.
Thistle: Protection from thieves.
Vervain: General protection.
Yarrow: Protection from psychic attacks and magic attacks.
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HERBAL MAGIC: 11 magical herbs and spices
Herbal Magic is a very powerful form of Natural Magic. It can be used by anyone with little supplies and have remarkable results.
Those involved in herbal magic know that Mother Nature is an abundant repository of magical resources and the different magical qualities of herbs have been noticed and mentioned throughout history. The more we live in balance with Nature and the cycle of the seasons and the tides the more we can attune to the Wisdom of Mother Earth.
Herbal Magic and its powers
Modern medicine has evolved the use of herbal plants to assist all those suffering from different ailments, and as already mentioned in other articles there is indeed a great need for balance between the Old and Modern wisdom. This article is mainly going to focus on the magical properties of the herbs suggested unless mentioned otherwise.
The belief that the spirit of a plant can assist in magical practices has deep roots in history and I am the first to acknowledge that not only every plant has its own magical uses but different parts of a plant can be used for different magical purposes. Yet given our modern lives, this article aims to help all these Witches that live in cities and cannot grow and harvest their own magical garden but can still own their own magical cupboard.
We will focus on 11 herbs, spices and plants that should not miss from a witch’s cupboard mainly prioritised according to their magical uses and secondary on how easy is our access to them. Each plant given will have a brief description of their magical use and if available a link to those who want to learn more about it. With this in mind let’s begin our journey to the magical wisdom of herbs, plants and spices.
Which 11 herbs, spices and plants should not miss from a Witch’s cupboard ?
1. Sage’s Herbal Magic (salvia officinalis)
acquiring wisdom and better understanding of a situation,
easing pain from life lessons,
Sage leaves and branches, alone or with other plants, are usually wrapped up together and left to dry. This creates a nice ready to use smudging incense that when lit can be used in purification, cleansing, banishing and healing practices. Alternatively, dry sage leaves can be placed on a charcoal disc for the same purpose.
A beverage can be made to help us ‘digest’ intense life lessons by adding sage leaves (along with other plants) when the Moon is Waning and enchanting the mixture with a spell showing our intention to learn and assimilate the information. The tea is sipped before going to bed to provide comfort and understanding over a difficult situation. A detailed article on magical uses of sage is to come.
2. Bay laurel’s Herbal Magic (Laurus nobilis)
Prophecy and visions,
wishes and love (watch here the episode of WitchTV on how to cast wishing spells with bay leaves)
Bay laurel was a sacred tree to Apollo, the Greek Sun God, and was believed to carry the magical energies of the Sun. The smoke of burnt bay leaves was used to bring forward prophetic visions and give clarity over a situation. Bay leaves were also believed to summon the Creative forces of Sun, thus aiding in making our dreams come true and used in good luck, success and wish spells.
3. Rosemary’s Herbal Magic (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Old witches used to prepare an infusion of the herb which after it cooled down was used to wash the face and cleanse the hair in order to bring forth youth and beauty. Rosemary was used in sachets and spells to promote love and help the witch see clearly who is the right person for her.Rosemary was added in incense mixes to assist with purification and protection but mainly to help the energies refresh as after banishment rituals the void needed to be filled with positivity.
4. Basil’s Herbal Magic (Ocinum basilicum)
Basil leaves (especially the ones from the larger species) were burnt in an incense which smoked bills to help find the funds to pay them. A witch would add fresh basil in her wallet every day (removing the old leaves and collecting them in a bag) during the waxing moon, from the New Moon to the Full Moon, to help bring money her way.
The collected leaves would be burnt on the Day of the Full Moon while asking the Goddess for abundance in her/his life. A garland was made in late Spring early Summer period by passing a thread from Basil leaves asking for love. The garland was left in the house to Dry and burnt in the Fires of August to help the witch find love.
5. Lavender’s Herbal Magic (Lavandula angustifolia)
against the evil eye,
to summon and banish entities,
A fresh bunch of lavenders was collected by the witch during late Spring near the Full Moon with the intention to bring love in their lives. The bouquet was brought home and placed near the bed as the scent would help the lover find his/her way. Lavender is added in mixtures for protection, attraction, love and good luck.
In addition, lavender as an incense will repel the evil eye. Finally, the fresh flowers were used in rites to summon and banish entities due to its association with Mercury and Hecate. Lavender was one of the main ingredient in dream pillows to assist with sleep and bring prophetic dreams while ensuring a good night’s sleep.
6. Rue’s Herbal Magic (Ruta graveolens)
I cannot deny that Rue is one of my personal favourites with a rich magical history, therefore I may have been a little biased including it in my list. Favoured among the Italian Witches (Strega), rue is excellent for breaking all malevolent magic, banishing unwanted entities and anything that is no longer needed in our lives.
Used in sachets for protection along with other herbs acts as a magical shield for any magical work against the witch. In Italy, an amulet was made from silver called the Cimaruta and was used as a symbol for a witch to reveal her identity among her peers. In modern witchcraft, the amulet is used for magical empowerment, for protection and to grant wishes.
7. Cinnamon’s Herbal Magic (Cinnamonum species)
to summon the Forces of Fire,
raise Spiritual Vibrations,
to bring speed in spells,
This blessed spice is indeed a magical catalyst in all spells and rituals and is usually added in incenses and other herbal magic mixes to provide fast results. Cinnamon has been considered an aphrodisiac and is being used as a powerful addition in sex and passionate love spells. It is added in rituals that invoke the power of Fire and entities associated with them. The cinnamon barks apart from an excellent addition to mulled wine it can add the fiery element in different potions and grant protection. Best to be avoided for dream magic as it will keep you alert.
8. Vanilla’s Herbal Magic (Vanilla planifolia)
Vanilla has been used in many spells and rituals to promote sensuality and an aura of seduction. Coming from an orchid, this spice was quite rare and expensive, however in modern times it is quite easy to find. The easiest form would be to acquire readily available grounded vanilla or instead you can invest some money on vanilla pods that have exquisite results. Add Vanilla with sugar as it is said to bring happiness and blessings to the house, usually stored in a closed glass jar near a window.
Vanilla was spread on a piece of paper where a wish was written and then burnt in a fire to make the wish manifest in the witch’s life. Commonly found as a counterpart of cinnamon in many spells that promote love, sex and good luck it obtained a wide reputation for its use in Hoodoo formulas such as the Fast Luck recipe.
9. Chilli pepper’s Herbal Magic (Capsicum species)
banishing malevolent magic and hex breaking,
Again another spice in the list to spice up your magical lives however please be careful when handling it as it can be quite unpleasant to mention the least if inhaled or comes to direct contact with eyes.
Chilli peppers, mainly used in their dried or grounded form, is an excellent addition to your spells to break any hexes or malevolent magic with its magical fire. It is a good addition, to fire up any protection spell and empower your magic. Mixed with salt and rue and spread at the perimeter of your house will create a fiery magical protective boundary. Also, you can add Chilli peppers in sachets to bring a fiery love to the witch’s life. Although, quite popular in some oils and tonics for consumption I will suggest to be avoided for obvious reasons due to the increased irritation it can cause to the skin or your palate.
10. Yarrow’s Herbal Magic (Achillea millefolium)
removal of fears and nightmares
Yarrow or Achillea is an excellent plant to promote healing for the body, mind and soul. A puppet filled with yarrow and eucalyptus charged under the Sun and Moon would assist in sending healing energies to the person.
Also, you can add flowers in sachets to obtain confidence and remove nightmares and fears. The smell of the flower is said to bring forth healing, truth and clarity. An interesting fact is that the essential oil of yarrow is dark blue so take extra care if you are handling it as it can stain surfaces, clothes, etc.
11. Mugwort’s Herbal Magic (Artemisia vulgaris)
Mugwort is an excellent herb to raise your vibrations and assist in changing your state of awareness especially when used as an incense or brewed. Ingredient in many potions for astral travel and divination it needs to be handled with care.
Moreover, add Dried mugwort in dream pillows for similar use. Also, you can use the incense of mugwort to cleanse and charge objects used in divination such as tarot cards, crystal balls or pendulums. Regarding its healing properties, a similar species of mugwort (artemisia argyi) named moxais used extensively in traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture to promote healing.
Useful links :
Magical Properties of Herbs, Roots, Barks, Flowers and Resins (A to Z)
Alphabetical List of Magical and Healing Herbs (135 magical herbs)
Magical Herbs for Herbal Magick
The Magickal Properties of Herbs
Herbalism in Magic
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