Herbs and their Magical Uses


HERBS AND THEIR MAGICAL USES

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Adam & Eve Roots
Use for Love and Happiness and spells related.

Agrimony
Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits. It has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician; i.e. it not only breaks hexes, it also sends them back to the hexer. Agrimony placed under the head will make one sleep as if dead, according to ancient lore, but don't use this for insomnia: the sleeper won't awaken until the herb is removed.

Alfalfa
Prosperity, Money. Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in the cupboard or pantry.

Almond
Money, Prosperity, Wisdom

Amaranth
A crown of amaranth flowers worn on the head speeds healing. To make sure that you are never struck by a bullet, pull up a whole amaranth plant (including roots) preferably on a Friday during the Full Moon. Leave an offering to the plant and then fold it, roots and all, in a piece of white cloth. Wear this against your breast and you'll be 'bullet-proof.' The dried amaranth flowers have been used to call forth the dead, and are also carried to cure the affections'; i.e. to mend a broken heart.

Amber
Transforms negative energy into positive. Calms, and attracts loving, faithful emotions. Opens the crown chakra and aligns the etheric bodies with the physical. Attracts prosperity.

Angelica
Grown, the plant is protective. Use in all protection and exorcism incenses. Sprinkle the four corners of the house with angelica to ward off evil, or do this around the perimeter of the house. Added to the bath angelica removes curses, hexes and any spells that may have been cast against you. The root was carried in the pocket as a gambling
talisman among some American Indian tribes. Arigelica is also used in healing incenses and mixtures, and smoking the leaves is said to cause visions.

Anise
Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleep on it. This will ensure that you have no nightmares. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will drive off evil, and they are sometimes placed around the magic circle to protect the magician from evil spirits. It also averts the evil eye. Anise seed is also used in purification baths, especially with bay leaves. It is used to call forth spirits to aid in magical operations, and a sprig hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth.

Apple
The fruit, when eaten, induces love. Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality

Avocado
Promotes love and lust. Good when used as a beauty mask.

Banana
Fertility, Potency, Prosperity

Basil
Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Bay
Activates the throat chakra and opens the bronchial passages. Facilitates full breath and full expression. Decongestive on all levels. Heals the heart. Good for colds, flu, rheumatism and sprains. Psychic purifyer.

Bean
Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love

Belladonna
*DEADLY POISON!! Some say help induce Astral projection

Benzoin
Awakens higher mindedness. Encourages confidence and empowerment. Calms and sedates the mind and emotions. Relieves dry skin, coughs, and arthritis. Natural deoderant and preservative.

Boneset
The plant wards off evil spirits. Make an infusion and sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.

Blueberry
Protection against evil spirits and negativity.

Burdock
Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into small pieces. String these on red thread like beads and wear for protection against evil and negativity. The leaves of the burdock, when laid to the soles of the feet, help to cure gout.

Cabbage
Use for Luck

Cactus
Protection, Chastity

Caper
Potency, Lust, Luck

Caraway
The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It s often carried for this purpose. Any object which holds some caraway seeds is theft-proof.

Carrot Seed
Mother Nature's skin nurturer. Relieves and replenishes dry, aging skin. Helps to reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity. Stimulates endocrine function. *Not for use during pregnancy. Fertility, Lust

Cascara Sagrada
Sprinkle an infusion of cascara sagrada around your home before go to any court proceeding. It will help win your case. Cascara sagrada is also use in money spells, and worn as an amulet against evil and hexes.

Catnip
Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of
you. It is also intoxicating to the cat. Catnip is used in love
sachets, usually in conjunction with rose petals. If you hold catnip
in your hand until it is warm, then hold anyone else's hand, they will
forever be your friend, as long as you keep the catnip you used for
the spell in some safe place. Grown near the home or hung over the
door, catnip attracts good spirits and great luck. Catnip is also used
in spells designed to enhance beauty and happiness. Large catnip
leaves are pressed and used as
bookmarks in magical texts.

Cedar
Attracts prosperity. Encourages flow. Elimination of blockages, and
toxins, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Cleanses and purifies
the body, skin and the environment from all negativity and stagnation.
Gives relief from bronchitis, colds, arthritis, and can have a
diuretic effect. Repels insects. *Not for use during pregnancy.

Celery
Chew the seeds to aid in concentration, or use in spell pillows to
induce sleep. Burned with orris root, celery seed increases psychic
powers. The stalk, along with the seeds, induces lust when eaten.
Witches supposedly ate celery seed before flying off on their brooms
that they wouldn't become dizzy and fall.

Centaury
The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.

Chamomile
Chamomile is used to attract money and a hand wash of the infusion is
some times used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It is used in sleep
and meditation incenses, and the infusion is also added to the bath to
attract love. It is also a purificatory and protective herb. When
sprinkled around the
property, it removes curses and spells cast against you.

Cherry
Love, Divination

Chickweed
Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or to maintain a
relationship

Chicory
Chicory is used to remove all obstacles that might crop up in your
life. It is carried for this purpose. At one time it was thought to
make its possessor invisible, and to open locked boxes and doors if
held against the locks. But for these last two purposes, chicory has
to be gathered with a gold knife in perfect silence at noon or
midnight on Midsummer. If you anoint your body with chicory juice, you
will obtain favors from great persons. It is also carried to promote
frugality.

Chili pepper
Chili Pepper is used to assure Fidelity, Hex Breaking and Love

Cinnamon
Psychic awareness and protection. Blends with and emphasizes all other
essences. Attracts money and "security". Aphrodisiac. Very healing on
all levels. Good for colds, flu, headache, toothache, and sore
muscles. Helps to heal the heart and kidneys.

Citron
Psychic Powers, Healing

Citronella
Protects, cleanses and clears the aura. Strengthens the life-force.
Encourages self-expression and creativity. Good for writers and
actors. Brings clarity to the mind and inner vision. Good for
attracting prosperity. Activates the throat chakra and acts as a tonic
for all throat ailments. Repells insects. Deoderizer.

Cumin
Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism

Clary Sage
Calming relaxant. Brings well-being to the spirit. Contains a
hormone-like agent similar to estrogen that regulates hormonal
balance. Relieves tired, sore or injured muscles and menstrual
cramping when used in massage. Aphrodesiac. Antiseptic for oily skin
and dandruff. *Not for use during pregnancy. Do not drink alcohol or
drive when under it's influence.


Clove
Burned as an incense, cloves attract riches, drive away hostile and
negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area.
Cloves are burned as an incense to stop others from gossiping about
you. Worn or carried, cloves attract the opposite sex and bring
comfort to the bereaved. Evil presences. Protects and cleanses the
body and aura. Balances 2nd and 4th chakras. Calming and
comforting to the emotions. Strengthens eyesight and protects one from
disease and infection. Very antiseptic, good for oral infections and
toothache pain. Assists with digestive, muscular, and bronchial ailments.

Coltsfoot
Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The
leaves, when smoked, can cause visions.

Comfrey
Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel.
Also, tuck some into your suitcases so that they aren't lost or
stolen. The root is also used in money spells

Curry
Protection

Daisy
Lust, Luck

Damiana
Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells. It is also
burned to produce visions.

Dandelion
To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off the head of a
dandelion. You will live as many years as there are seeds left on the
head. To tell the time: blow three times at the seed head. The number
left is the hour. The root, when dried, roasted and ground like
coffee, is used to make a tea. This infusion will promote psychic
powers. This same tea, steaming and placed beside the bed,will
call spirits. To send a message to a loved one, blow at the seed head
in his or her direction and visualize your message. Dandelion, buried
in the northwest corner of the house, brings favorable winds.

Dragon's Blood
Energizes and attracts inspiration and success. Protection. Virility,
strength and passion. Attraction of male energies. Purifies, "burns"
out illness and infection. Helps heal bones, teeth, blood disorders,
and reproductive organs.

Ebony
Protection, Power

Echinacea
Enchinacea was used by Indians as an offering to spirit and strengthen
spells

Edelweiss
Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing

Elecampane
Worn, elecampane attracts love Sew up some of the leaves or flowers in
pink cloth, or make a sachet. It is also carried for protection, and
the herb smouldered on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic powers,
particularlv when scrying.

Eucalyptus
The leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to
maintain good health. To relieve colds, ring green candles with the
leaves and pods and burn them to the socket, visualizing the person
(or yourself) as being completely healthy. Also hang a small branch or
twig of eucalyptus over the sick bed. String the immature (green) pods
on green thread and wear to help heal sore throats. Placed beneath the
pillow, the pods guard against colds. The leaves are also carried for
protection.

Evening Primrose
Rich in GLA, vitamins and minerals. Excellent for face and body
massage, especially to combat dry, skin and eczema. a nerve tonic,
Hormonal balancer, good for menstrual problems and for balancing the
effects of menopause.

Fennel
Grown around the home, fennel confers protection. Wearing a piece of
fennel in the left shoe will prevent wood ticks from biting your legs.
Fennel is also hung up at windows and doors to ward off evil spirits,
and the seeds can be carried for the same reason. Fennel is used in
purification sachets, as well as healing mixtures.

Fern
Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism

Figwort
Hung from the neck, the figwort keeps the wearer healthy and protects
against the evil eye. The plant is also smoked over Midsummer fires
and then hung in the home for its protective powers.

Frankincense
A sacred, purifying scent used to cleanse the body, aura, and
environment of all negative influences. Promotes a meditative state.
Sun energy. Opens the crown chakra and has a healing affect on
infections, and viruses. Revitalizes dry and/or aging skin. Helps with
asthma and bronchial infections.

Garlic
Garlic was once worn to guard against the plague. It is still used to
absorb diseases. Simply rub fresh, peeled cloves of garlic onto the
afflicted part of the body, then throw into running water An old spell
utilized garlic in protection against hepatitis. To do this, simply
wear thirteen cloves of garlic at the end of cord around the neck for
thirteen days On the last day, in the middle of thc night, walk to a
corner of an intersection of two streets, remove the necklace throw it
behind you and run home with out looking back. Garlic is also
extremely protective Sailors carry some while on board ship to protect
against its wreckage. Soldiers wore garlic as a defense in the middle
ages, virile Roman
soldiers ate it to give them courage. It is placed in the home to
guard against the intrusion of evil, to keep out robbers and thieves,
and is hung over the door to repel envious people. Garlic is
especially protective in new homes - Worn, garlic guards against foul
weather (mountaineers wear it) as well as monsters, and it also
shields you from the blows of your enemies. When evil spirits are
about, bite
into garlic to send them away, or sprinkle powdered garlic on the
floor (if you don't mind smelling it for some time). Garlic is also
placed beneath children's pillows to protect them while asleep, and
brides~ once carried a clove of garlic in the' pocket for good luck
and to keep evil far from her on her big day. Rubbed onto pots and
pans before cooking in them garlic removes negative vibrations
which might otherwise contaminate the food. When eaten, garlic acts as
a lust. inducer, and when a magnet or lodestone, is rubbed with garlic
it loses its magic& powers.

Geranium
Balances the mind and body. Calms and stabalizes the emotions.
Astringent, Good healing oil for all skin types. Helps to relieve
eczema and psoriasis. Repels insects and negative thought forms and
environments. Diuretic. Good as a massage oil for cellulite.

Ginger
Eating ginger before performing spells will lend them power, since you
have been 'heated up' by the ginger. It is especially true of love
spells, in which ginger is much-used. Whole ginger roots are planted
an grown to attract money, or the powdered root is sprinkled into
pockets or on money for this
purpose. Ginger is also used in success spell or to ensure the success
of a magickal operation. In the Pacific the Dobu islanden make much
use of ginger in their magic They chew it and spit it at the 'seat' of
an illness to cure it, and also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming
storm, while at sea, to halt it.

Ginseng
The root is carried to attract love as well as to guard one's health,
to draw money, and to ensure sexual potency. Ginseng will also bring
beauty to all w carry it. Burn ginseng to ward off evil spirits and to
break hexes and curses. A tea of ginseng is used as a powerful
lust-inducing drink, whether alone or mixed with other like herbs.
Hold a ginseng root in your hands, visualize your wish
into the root, and throw it into running water. Or, carve your wish
onto a root and toss into the water. Ginseng can be a substitute for
the mandrake

Gotu Kola
Use in meditation incenses. Burn small amount prior to (but not
during) meditation.

Grape
Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money

Grapefruit
Refreshing and uplifting. Brings renewed energy, "a second wind".
Antiseptic to the skin. Tones all bodily tissues and helps *erase*
cellulite. Antidepressant.

Grass
Psychic Powers, Protection

Hawthorn
Hawthorn has long been used to increase fertility. Because of this
power it is incorporated into weddings, especially those performed in
the spring. The leaves, curiously enough, are also used to enforce or
maintain chastity or celibacy. The leaves are placed beneath the
mattress or around the bedroom for this purpose. Carried in a sachet
on a fishing trip hawthorn ensures a good catch, and
worn or carried it promotes happiness in the troubled, depressed, or
sad. Hawthorn protects against
lightning, and in the house in which it resides, no evil ghosts may
enter. It is also powerful for protecting against damage to the house
from storms. The Romans placed hawthorn in cradles to guard the child
from evil spells. In the past most Witch's gardens contained at least
one hawthorn hedge. The hawthorn is sacred to the fairies, and is part
of the tree fairy triad of Britain: 'Oak, Ash and Thorn,' and where
all three trees grow together it is said that one may see fairies.

Heliotrope
Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility

Hemlock
*POISON* Destroy Sexual Drives

Henna
Use for Healing

Hibiscus
Lust, Love, Divination

Honeysuckle
Strengthens the mind and memory. Balancing to the right and left
brain. Awakens the crown and brow chakra's, bringing psychic
awareness. Induced prophetic dreams and assists one to let go of the
past. Strengthens and brings flexibility to the body. Helps heal sore
throats, headaches and asthma.

Horehound
Horehound is used in protective sachets, and is carried to guard
against sorcery and fascination. Horehound is also scattered as an
exorcism herb. Drink an infusion of the herb and it will clear your
mind and promote quick thinking, as well as strengthen the mental
powers. Horehound, when mixed with ash leaves and placed in a bowl of
water, releases healing vibrations, and should be placed in a sickroom.

Huckleberry
Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking

Hyssop
Hyssop is the most widely used purification herb in magic. It is added
to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to
cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil and negativity.

Iris
Purification, Wisdom

Irish Moss
Irish moss is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to
ensure a steady flow of money into the house or pockets of the person.
Irish moss is also carried while on trips for protection and safety,
and is used to stuff luck or money poppets. .

Jasmine
Good luck in love and wealth. Aphrodisiac. Alleviates depression, and
tension. Raises self esteem. Opens the heart chakra and stimulates
clarity of thought. Enables one to lucid dream, when it is used before
sleeping. Good for use during childbirth. Rejuvinates the skin when
used in massage and cosmetics. Beautiful fragrance when worn as a
single note.

Juniper
Used throughout Europe as a protective herb, Juniper also guards
against theft. It was probably one of the earliest incenses used by
Mediterranean Witches. Juniper hung at the door protects against evil
forces and persons, and it is burned in exorcism rites. A sprig of the
plant protects its wearer against accidents and attacks by wild
animals. It also guards against ghosts and sickness. Juniper is
added to love mixtures, and the berries are carried to increase male
potency When carried or burned, juniper helps the psychic powers and
breaks hexes and curses, and drives off snakes.

Juniper Berries
Protection from all negative influences. Transforms negative emotions
into positive. Purifies the aura and the subtle body. Diuretic action
also encourages "flow" in all areas of life. *Not for use during
pregnancy. Tonic, astringent, and antiseptic. Reduces swelling and
relieves arthritis. Good for dissolving fat and cellulite when used
with massage. Is believed to boost the immune system.

Lavender
Ancient scent used for protection, relaxation, and healing. Good for
headaches, insomnia, pain, arthritis, and depression. Antiseptic and
astringent. Good for burns, insect bites, acne and eczema. Helps to
reduce scarring. Promotes hair growth. Activates the crown chakra.
Ancients believed it ensured fidelity.

Lemon
Attracts joy and benevolent energies. Clears and stimulates the mind
while relaxing the muscles and relieving stress. Attunes to the third
chakra. Antibacterial and antiseptic. Good for oily skin conditions.
Tonic to the lymphatic and digestive system. Very good for dieters,
when put in water, and will help break up cellulite when used with
massage. Bleaches hair and fabrics. Conditions skin and nails. Dilute
well when used on skin.

Lemongrass
Lemongrass planted around the home and in the garden will repel
snakes. It is also used in some lust potions, as well as in an
infusion to aid in developing psychic powers.

Lemon Verbena
Purification, Love

Lettuce
Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep

Licorice
Chewing on a licorice stick (the root, not a piece of candy) will make
you passionate. It is also a good practice to use while quitting
smoking. Licorice is added to love and lust sachets, carried to
attract love, and used in spells to ensure fidelity. Licorice sticks
make useful wands.

Lilac
Exorcism, Protection

Magnolia
To promote and assure Fidelity

Mandrake
A whole mandrake root, placed on the mantel in the home, will give the
house protection, fertility,and prosperity. Mandrake is also hung on
the headboard for protection during sleep, carried to at-tract love,
and worn to prevent contraction of illnesses. Where there is mandrake,
demons cannot reside, and so the root is used in exorcism. To
'activate' a dried mandrake root (i.e., to bring its powers out of
hibernation), place it in some prominent location in the house and
leave it there
undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water and leave
overnight. Afterwards, the root is activated and may be used in any
magical practice. The water in which the root has bathed can be
sprinkled at the windows and doors of the house to protect it, or onto
people to purify them. The mandrake has also long served as a poppet
in image magic, but its extreme scarcity and high cost
usually forces the magician and Witch to look for substitutes; ash
roots, apples, the root of the briony, the American may-apple and many
others have been used. Money placed beside a mandrake root (especially
silver coins) is said to double, and the scent of the mandrake causes
sleep

Mint
Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection

Mistletoe
Long used for protection against lightning, disease, misfortune of
every kind, fires and so on, it is carried or placed in an appropriate
spot for these uses. The leaves and berries are used. Mistletoe is
placed in cradles to protect children from being stolen by fairies and
replaced with changelings. A ring carved of mistletoe wood will ward
off sicknesses when worn and the plant will cure fresh wounds quickly
when carried (do not apply to the wound). Mistletoe is also carried or
worn for
good luck in hunting, and women carry the herb to aid in conception.
It has also been fltilized in spells designed to capture that elusive
state of immortality, and to open locks. Laid near the bedroom door,
mistletoe gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams, as it does when
placed beneath the pillow or hung at the headboard. Kiss your love
beneath mistletoe and you'll stay in love. Burned,
mistletoe banishes evil. Wear it around your neck to attain
invisibility. Mistletoe is an all-purpose herb.

Mugwort
Awakens one to the psychic energies around and within them.
Facilitates astral travel and dream interpretation. Opens and purifies
circulatory channels. Strengthens the uterus and eases painful
menstrual cramping. Excellent for strengthening the life-force in the
fetus. Some say *not for use during pregnancy.

Mullein
Mullein is worn to keep wild animals from you while hiking in untamed
areas. It also instills courage in the bearer, and a few leaves placed
in the shoe keeps one from catching a cold. Mullein is also carried to
obtain love from the opposite sex. Stuffed into a small pillow or
placed beneath your pillow mullein guard against nightmares In India,
mullein is regarded as the most potent safeguard against evil spirits
and magic, and is hung over doors, in windows, and carried in sachets.
It is also used to banish demons and negativity. In the Ozarks, men
performed a simple love divination. The man went to a clearing where a
mullein grew and bent it down so that it pointed toward his love's
house.If she loved him the mullein would grow upright again; if she
loved another it would die. Graveyard dust-an infrequent ingredient in
spells-can be substituted with powdered mullein leaves.
At one time Witches and magicians used oil lamps to illuminate their
spells and rites, and the downy leaves and stems of the mullein often
provided the wicks.

Musk
Stimulates the root and spleen chakras, arousing the reproductive
organs and instincts. Healing and cleansing to the heart, lungs, and
blood. Encourages self-esteem, and desirability. Can assist in
transmuting sexual love into higher emotion, and spiritual connection.

Mustard
The Hindus used mustard seed to travel through the air. A more
down-to-Earth use is carrying mustard seed in a red cloth sachet to
guard against colds and to increase mental powers. Italian peasants
sprinkle mustard seed on the doorsill for protective reasons, and
mustard seed buried under your doorstep will keep all manner of
supernatural beings from your home. When eaten mustard seed increases
fertility in women.

Myrrh
Burned as an incense myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and
creates peace. However, it is rarely burned alone; usually in
conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the
power of any incense to which it is added. Myrrh is also included in
healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate
purify, and bless objects such as amulets, talisman, charms, and
magical tools. Myrrh aids meditation and contemplation. It is often
added to sachets, usually with frankincense.

Neroli
Soothes, relaxes, and uplifts the spirit. Instills confidence.
Excellent for dry sensitive skin, scars and stretch marks.
Aphrodesiac. Stimulates circulation. Brings calm and relieves stress
and tension. Good for calmin "butterflies" in the stomach.

Nettle
The protective powers of the nettle have long been used in magic. 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 the
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 carniverous' than other herbs,
and so will work more efficient

Niaouli
Protection. Antiseptic, helps to heal cuts and wounds, infections,
acne, skin irritations and allergies. Bacterial viruses, Sore throats,
and respiratory problems. Good when used in a vaporisor or as a chest
rub for bronchial clearing.

Nutmeg
Calms the mind and body therefore it is good for insomnia. Brings
visions. Attracts wealth and health. Good for the intestinal tract,
and reproductive organs. Is said to reverse impotency and hair loss.
*Can be dangerous if taken internally. As a seasoning is fine.

Nuts
Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

Oak
Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck

Olive
Peace of heart and mind. Assures fidelity in love and can attract a
marriage partner. Inspires fruitfulness and security in love, family
and business. Attracts money. Revitalizes all physical systems as well
as the mind.

Onion
Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust

Orange
Purification on every level. Encourages emotional expression and the
gentle healing and restructuring of emotional memories. Attracts
abundance and happiness. through love and marriage. Tonic to the
digestive system. Antiseptic. Good for oily skin. Dilute well when
used on the skin.

Orris
Aphrodesiac. Attracts love and romance. Good for treating acne and
insect bites. Helps relieve coughs, colds and bronchitis. Diuretic,
said to ease upset stomach and toothache. Whole pieces of the root
have been used as infants teething rings. The violet-like scent grows
more beautiful with age.

Palmarosa
Attracts Love. Regenerates the cellular body. Clears and "wakes up"
the mind. Powerful healer for skin conditions such as acne, eczema and
dry aging skin. Antiseptic. Helps to regulate the thyroid. Used to
treat anorexia and as a tonic for the entire system.

Papaya
The papaya has long been used in magical rites. One of the simplest of
these is to tie a rag around a limb of a papaya tree while visualizing
your need. Hang several twigs of papaya wood over the doorsill; this
will keep evil from entering the house. Eat the fmit and serve to a
loved one; it will intensify feelings of love.

Parsley
When eaten, parsley provokes lust and promotes fertility, but if you
are in love don't cut parsley you'll cut your love as well. Though the
plant has associations with death and is often regarded as evil, the
Romans tucked a sprig of parsley into their togas every morning for
protection. It is also placed on plates of food to guard it from
contamination. Parsley is also used in purification baths, and those
to stop all misfortune. A wreath of parsley worn on the head prevents
(or delays)
inebriation.

Also a good diuretic. Helps to relieve urinary tract infection and
kidney problems. Rich in vitamin B and potassium. Good for gall
bladder problems and helping to expel gall stones. Excellent breath
deoderant. Stimulates the pituitary gland. Sedative, good for nervous
conditions. Parsely has been said to dry up mother's milk after birth.

Passion Flower
Contrary to its name, the passion flower is placed in the house to
calm problems and troubles, and to bring peace. Carried, it attracts
friends and great popularity. Placed below the pillow it aids in sleep.

Patchouly
Aphrodesiac, awakens fertility. Stimulates and balances the yin or
feminine aspects. Purifies and aligns the root, and spleen chakras.
Attracts prosperity Dispels negativity. Clears the complexion and
helps heal other skin conditions. Preserves youth.

Peach
The fruit, when eaten, induces love, and so a peach or peach pie
served a desired one may help to win his or her heart. 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. 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, and branches of the tree
are utilized as divining and magical wands

Pear
The fruit, when eaten, induces love, and so a pear pie served a
desired one may help to win his or her heart.

Pennyroyal
Creates a shield of protection. Repels negativity. Energizes the body
and calms the mind and nerves. Diuretic. Good for colds and
bronchitis. Eases nausea and intestinal cramps. Fortifies the spleen
and solar plexus chakras. Used for ulcers, headache and fever. Tonic
for the reproductive system. *Not for use during pregnancy as it
stimulates menstruation and uterine contractions. Deodorant and
insecticide. Pepper Protection, Exorcism

Peppermint
Peppermint has long been used in healing and purification spells. Its
presence raises the vibrations of an area. Smelled, it compels one
toward sleep, and placed beneath the pillow it sometimes offers one
glimpses of the future in dreams. It is rubbed against furniture,
walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Pliny
stated that peppermint excites love, and so can be added to this
type of mixture.

Pettigraine
Uplifting, relieves stress and anxiety. Cleanses and rejuvinates and
the spirit. Brings clarity to the mind. Helps to relieve insomnia.
Good for healthy hair. Antiseptic and tonic. Deodorizing and
insecticidal. Good for sunburn and itchy skin.

Pine
Cleansing and rejuvinating. Fresh starts. Inspires positive,
enthusiastic feelings. Good for colds, bronchitis, and asthma.
Antiseptic and deodorizing. Repels insects. Brings harmony to the home.

Pineapple
Luck, Money, Chastity

Potato
Image Magic, Healing

Prickly Ash
Use the fruits of the prickly ash as a perfume to attract love.

Raspberry
The brambles (branches) of red raspberry are hung up at doors and
windows for protection. This is also done when a death has occured, so
that flu spirit won't reenter 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 pain of pregnancy and childbirth.

Rhubarb
Wear a piece of rhubarb root around the neck on a string to protect
against pains in the stomach. Rhubarb pie served to a mate helps to
maintain his or her fidelty.

Rice
Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money

Rose
Attracts love, confidence and healing to the heart. Activates yin or
feminine energies. Calms emotions and brings understanding. Protects
secrets. Christ consciousness. Soothes and heals female reproductive
organs. Help to heal sore throats and cold sores. Very good for
rejuvinating the skin. Awakens sensuality.

Rosemary
Rosemary, when burned, emits powerful cleansing and purifying
vibrations, and so is smouldered to rid a place of negativity,
especially prior to performing magic. It is one of the oldest
incenses. 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 door-posts to
keep thieves from the house and is carried to remain healthy. Placed
in the bath it purifies. A chaplet of rosemary, worn, aids the memory,
while the wood, smelled often, preserves 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, and healing
poppets are stuffed with rosemary to take advantage of
its curative vibrations. 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
dispel depression and make the emotions light and merry. Rosemary is
generally used as a substitute for frankincense.

Sage
Sage has been utilized to ensure a long life-sometimes even
immortality. This is done by eating some of the plant every day, or at
least in May, for: Sage is carried to promote wisdom, He who would
live for aye Must eat sage in May, and the leaves are used in
countless healing and money spells. Attracts well-being and
prosperity. Brings what is needed. To guard yourself against
contracting the
dreaded evil eye wear a small horn filled with sage. There are a few
curious gardening tips concerning sage: first, it is bad luck to plant
sage in your own garden; I stranger should be found to do the work.
Second, a full bed of sage brings ill I so ensure that some other
plant shares plot Incidentally, toads love sage.

Permeates the environment and creates a barrier of protection while
neutralizing the existing negativity. Sacred to Native Americans as a
"smudging" herb. Astringent. Helps heal skin eruptions. Good for
sores, bacterial infections, bronchitis, rheumatism, arthritis,
catarrh, sprains and aching muscles. Helpful for relieving depression,
anxiety and exhaustion. Calms the digestion and eases
menstrual cramping. *Not for use during pregnancy.

Sandalwood
Aligns all chakras, allowing healing energy to flow through and out.
Sedates and relaxes. Good for meditation, healing, and manifestation
practices. Aphrodisiac. Awakens sacred sensuality. Facilitates
concentration. Considered to bestow holy protection. Regenerates
dry/aging hair and skin.

Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla is mixed with cinnamon and sandalwood powder and
sprinkled around the premises to draw money. It is also utilized in
love spells.

Sesame
Money, Lust

Spearmint
Spearmint is used in all healing applications, especially in aiding
lung diseases. Smelled, spearmint increases and sharpens mental
powers. For protection while asleep. Cooling stimulant. Restores
energy and balance to the system. strengthens the nerves and muscles.
As a tea, spearmint calms a nervous stomach rapidly. Deodorant and
insect repellant. Relieves insomnia. Antiseptic. Helps headaches,
fever, indigestion, Intestinal cramps, colic and hemorrhoids. Helps to
alleviate depression.

Strawberry
Strawberries are served as a love food, and the leaves are carried for
luck. Pregnant women may wish to carry a small packet of strawberry
leaves to ease their pregnancy pains.

Sugar Cane
Love, Lust

Tangerine
Purification. Awakens joy, and dissolves negativity. Antiseptic and
antispasmodic. assists in lymph drainage. Balances dry scalp and
dandruff conditions while moisturizing hair and skin. Sedative and tonic.

Tea Tree
Nature's antiseptic. Good for use on wounds, burns, insect bites,
scratches, rashes, and herpes. Relieves itch and kills germs. Good for
dandruff, athlete's foot, acne, ringworm, candida and warts.
Antifungal and anti-viral. Good as an airborne disinfectant.

Tarragon
Protection. Prevents fatigue, stimulates the appetite, relieves
gastrointestinal disorders, colic and rheumatism. Anesthetic action
can help toothaches. Calms nervous stomach. Antioxidant and
anti-fungal. Enhances and protects health and well-being. Can
stimulate menstruation when taken
internally in large quantities so, *Not for therapudic use during
pregnancy.

Thyme
Courage and confidence. Helps insomnia and depression. Brings calm and
balance to the 6th and 7th chakras. Accelerates the healing process
and strengthens the immune system. Antibiotic, antiseptic and
diuretic. Very good for lung ailments, viruses and infections. Brings
relief for bladder infections. Revives the liver and circulatory
system. Regulates digestion and eases indigestion.
Disinfectant and insect repellent. *Not for use during pregnancy or in
cases of high blood pressure.

Tobacco
Healing, Purification

Tuberose
"The Mistress of the Night", awakens erotic feelings, and attracts
romance. Enhances the capacity for emotional depth. Brings peace to
the mind and heart. Opens the crown chakra and assists in psychic
development. Attracts inspiration. Tonic for the reproductive system
as well as the heart and mind

Uva Ursa
Add to sachets designed to increase psychic powers.

Vanilla
Love, Lust, Mental Powers

Vetivert
Protection. Attracts prosperity, love and feelings of security.
Awakens sensuality and repels negativity. Stimulates circulation and
helps relieve arthritis and joint pain. Relaxing. Said to help lower
blood pressure. Luck, Money, Anti-Theft

Violet
When the flowers are carried they offer protection against serpents
and bring changes in luck and fortune. Mixed with lavender, they are a
powerful Jove stimulant and also arouse lust. If you gather the first
Violet in the season, the dearest wish will be granted Ancient Greeks
wore the violet to calm tempers and to induce sleep.

Willow
Willow leaves are carried or used in mixtures to attract love, and the
wood is used to fashion magical wands dedicated to Moon Magic. If you
wish to know if you will be married in the new year, on New Year's Eve
throw your shoe or boot into a willow tree. If it doesn't catch and
stay 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 12
months-but you'll also have to shake or climb the tree to retrieve
your shoe. All parts of the willow guard 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. Magical brooms, especially Witch' brooms, are
traditionally bound with willow branch.

Yarrow
Attracts love and calm, self confidence. Courage. Soothing to the
heart. Said to stimulate hair growth, when used as shampoo. Alleviates
dandruff. Astringent and anti-inflammatory. Helps to stop internal and
external bleeding (helps blood to thicken). Assists in healing
persistent wounds and infections. Brings healing to all mucous
membranes. Calms digestive tract. Good for bringing rapid recovery
from the flu. Relieves toothache.

Yerba Mate
To perform any love spells. Enhances fidelity and Lust

Yerba Santa
Yerba santa is carried to improve or to attain beauty, and the
infusion is added to baths for the same reason. The leaves are added
to healing incenses and are worn around the neck to ward off illnesses
and wounds. It is also carried for spiritual strength, to increase
psychic powers and to protect the bearer.

Ylang Ylang
Aphrodesiac. Promotes calm, peaceful relaxation. Relieves anxiety and
depression. Good for insomnia and meditation. Tones and awakens the
sex center. Lowers blood pressure. Restores skin and hair to a
natural, balanced state of health.

Yucca
A hoop or loop of twisted yucca fibers will transmutate a person into
an animal if he or she jumps through it, according to American Indian
magic. An-other method instructs the magician to place a small wreath
of yucca fibers on his or her head. This allows the person to assume
any form desired.A cross of yucca fibers twisted together and placed
on the hearth protects the house from evil. Suds made ftom the yucca
plant are used in purifying the body before magic. If a spell to
remove curses or illnesses is performed, repeat the yucca-suds bath
afterward to ensure that all traces of the evil or sicknesses are removed.




General Herbal Empowerments


Roots
Type of element magic to use: Earth/Air.
Associated planet: Saturn.
Empower when the moon is in: Capricorn or Aquarius.

Sap
Type of element magic to use: Fire.
Associated planet: Sun.
Empower when the moon is in: Aries or Leo; or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Bark
Type of element magic to use: Air/Earth.
Associated planet: Mercury.
Empower when the moon is in: Gemini or Virgo.

Leaves
Type of element magic to use: Water.
Associated planet: Moon.
Empower when the moon is in: Cancer or when the moon is in your natal moon sign.

Flowers
Type of element magic to use: Air/Earth.
Associated planet: Venus.
Empower when the moon is in: Taurus or Libra.

Fruit
Type of element magic to use: Fir/Water.
Associated planet: Jupiter.
Empower when the moon is in: Sagittarius or Pisces.

Seeds and Petals
Type of element magic to use: Air/Earth.
Associated planet: Mercury.
Empower when the moon is in: Gemini or Virgo.





Herbal Magic Applications

Like gems and stones, herbs can be carried in a pocket or purse and used as amulets and talismans. These herbs are usually cleansed, consecrated, and empowered by the Witch in a magick circle. Roots and seeds work particularly well as an amulet or talisman as you don't need to put them in a cloth bag (though you can to protect their energy). The following gives you the herb, purpose, planetary influence, the best day, and the preferred quarter of the moon on which to empower the herb.

Herbal Amulets and Talismans

*Note* None of the following are meant to be eaten.

Acorn (from Oak)
Purpose: Health, money, healing, protection, and luck.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Almond
Purpose: Prosperity, money, and wisdom.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Day to empower: Wednesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Apricot Pit
Purpose: Love.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Day to empower: Friday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Avocado Pit
Purpose: Beauty.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Day to empower: Friday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Bamboo
Purpose: Protection, luck, repelling negative energy, wishes.
Planetary influence 1: Sun - luck, wishes, and protection
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.
Planetary influence 2: Saturn - banish negative energy.
Day to empower: Saturday.
Quarter to empower: Third and fourth.

Brazil Nut
Purpose: Love.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Day to empower: Friday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Cashew
Purpose: Money.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday or Thursday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Cedar
Purpose: Healing, money, and protection.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Healing - Sunday; money - Thursday; protection - Saturday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Chestnut
Purpose: Love, money.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Day to empower: Love - Friday; money - Thursday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Cinnamon Stick
Purpose: Spirituality, success, healing, psychic powers, protection, love, and money.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Cloves
Purpose: Protection, exorcism, love, money.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Day to empower: Protection - Monday (Quarter to empower: First and second); Love - Friday; Money - Thursday; Exorcism - Saturday (Quarter to empower: Third or fourth).

Cotton
Purpose: Luck, healing, protection, rain.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Day to empower: Monday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Fig
Purpose: Divination, love.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Day to empower: Thursday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Ginger Root
Purpose: Love, money, success, power.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Ginseng
Purpose: Love, wishes, healing, beauty, protection and lust.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

High John the Conqueror Root
Purpose: Money, love, success, happiness.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Holly Leaf
Purpose: Protection, luck, dream magick.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Horse Chestnut
Purpose: Money and healing.
Planetary influence: Jupiter.
Day to empower: Thursday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Mint Sprig
Purpose: Money, healing, travel, protection, banishing.
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Day to empower: Wednesday; Saturday (banishing).
Quarter to empower: First and second except banishing, which is third or fourth.

Moss
Purpose: Luck and money.
Planetary influence: Moon.
Day to empower: Monday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Mustard Seed
Purpose: Protection, mental powers, faith.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Peach Pit
Purpose: Love, longevity, wishes, banishing.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Day to empower: Friday; Saturday (banishing).
Quarter to empower: First and second for all except banishing, which is third and fourth.

Pine Cone
Purpose: Healing, protection, money, banishing.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second for all except banishing, which is third and fourth.
Pistachio Nut
Purpose: Break a love spell
Planetary influence: Mercury.
Day to empower: Wednesday.
Quarter to empower: Third and fourth quarter.

Radish
Purpose: Protection.
Planetary influence: Mars.
Day to empower: Tuesday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Sunflower Seeds
Purpose: Wishes, health, wisdom.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Vanilla Beans
Purpose: Love and mental powers.
Planetary influence: Venus.
Day to empower: Friday.
Quarter to empower: First and second.

Walnut
Purpose: Health, mental powers, wishes.
Planetary influence: Sun.
Day to empower: Sunday.
Quarter to empower: First and second or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Asperging

Asperge means to sprinkle sacred water around an area in a ritual way. This is often done by bunching fresh herbs together, empowering them for purification, then dipping them in a chalice or cup of holy water and allowing the water to light drip off the herbs as you walk clockwise around the ritual space. You can use specific colored ribbon or plain cord to bundle the herbs. Although fresh is best, you can dry bunches of herbs to use in asperging at a later date.

The following represent the most common herbs and flowers used for asperging. Although you can conjure and herb to work at any time, they may work better for you when the moon is in the associated astrological sign.

Herbs are also used in holy water, as adornment for the body, the altar, and for sacred space, in spiritual baths, food preparation, floor washes, magickal powders, incense, pillows, sachets, and poppets. They can be strewn about a ritual space, pressed and placed under a candle in candle magick spells, or strung on strings as garlands. They are sometimes used as the sole focus of a spell and, at other times, as useful additions to the magickal working.

*Note* For those of you using Culpeper, Cunningham, or Beryl's herbal guides, you will notice that the elements listed do not match the elements in the books. Those listed here are from what is called Classic Astrology, and elements match to originally assigned planetary rulers of material written in the 1600s.

African Violet
Ritual purpose: Spirituality and protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Venus/Air, Earth.
Use when the moon is in: Libra or Taurus.

Aloe
Ritual purpose: Love and spirituality.
Planetary/elemental influence: Moon/Water.
Use when the moon is in: Cancer or when the moon is in your moon sign.

Angelica
Ritual purpose: Banishing, protection, healing, visions.
Planetary/elemental influence: Sun/Fire.
Use when the moon is in: Leo or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Basil
Ritual purpose: Astral travel, love, banishing, wealth, protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mars/Fire, Water.
Use when the moon is in: Aries or Scorpio.

Birch
Ritual purpose: Protection, banishing, purification.
Planetary/elemental influence: Venus/Air, Earth.
Use when the moon is in: Libra or Taurus.

Holly
Ritual Purpose: Protection, luck, and dream magick.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mars/Fire, Water.
Use when the moon is in: Aries or Scorpio.

Honeysuckle
Ritual purpose: Money, psychic powers, and protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Jupiter/Fire, Water.
Use when the moon is in: Sagittarius or Pisces.

Ivy
Ritual purpose: Protection and healing.
Planetary/elemental influence: Saturn/Earth, Air.
Use when the moon is in: Capricorn or Aquarius.

Lavender
Ritual purpose: Love, protection, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mercury/Earth, Air.
Use when the moon is in: Virgo or Gemini.

Lettuce
Ritual purpose: Protection, love, divination, sleep.
Planetary/elemental influence: Moon/Water.
Use when the moon is in: Cancer or when the moon is in your natal moon sign.

Lilac
Ritual purpose: Banishing and protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Venus/Earth, Air.
Use when the moon is in: Taurus or Libra.

Mimosa
Ritual purpose: Protection, love, prophetic dreams, and purification.
Planetary/elemental influence: Saturn/Earth, Air.
Use when the moon is in: Capricorn or Aquarius.

Mint
Ritual purpose: Money, healing, travel, banishing, and protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mercury/Air, Earth.
Use when the moon is in: Gemini or Virgo.

Oak
Ritual purpose: Protection, health, money, healing, fertility, and luck.
Planetary/elemental influence: Sun/Fire.
Use when the moon is in: Leo or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Parsley
Ritual purpose: Protection and purification.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mercury/Air, Earth.
Use when the moon is in: Gemini or Virgo.

Pine
Ritual purpose: Healing, protection, banishing, and money.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mars/Fire, Water.
Use when the moon is in: Aries or Scorpio.

Snapdragon
Ritual purpose: Protection and purification.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mars/Fire, Water.
Use when the moon is in: Aries or Scorpio.

Spanish Moss
Ritual purpose: Protection and purification.
Planetary/elemental influence: Mercury/Air, Earth.
Use when the moon is in: Gemini or Virgo.

Tulip
Ritual purpose: Prosperity, love, and protection.
Planetary/elemental influence: Venus/Earth, Air.
Use when the moon is in: Taurus and Libra.

Willow
Ritual purpose: Love, divination, protection, and healing.
Planetary/elemental influence: Moon/Water.
Use when the moon is in: Cancer or when the moon is in your natal moon sign.



Drying Herbs and Flowers for Magickal Use

Although you can buy prepackaged herbs and dried flowers, you may wish to dry your own to ensure that they have been harvested at the right time. You can hang bundled herbs with long stems from the rafters of your attic or garage, or you can screw cup holders into the wall, balance a dowel between them, and hang the herb bunches from the dowel. Another method is to hang the bunches from coat hangers. Choose a place without direct sun, as sunlight will darken the leaves and evaporate essential oils. Dry herbs also need air circulation to prevent molding. Scatter those herbs that are too small to be tied into bundles on clean stainless steel window screening. Screens can be stacked using wooden blocks or bricks that leave a six inch space between the screens. For magickal purposes, it is unnecessary to separate stems from leaves (though some people prefer to separate them), but you do want to remove discolored or molded leaves, and store the leaves whole. The less you handle them, the better. Store in airtight plastic bags, plastic containers, or glass jars. Flowers and leaves maintain their magickal properties for one year; roots and bark for two. Remember to label all herbs with their names, harvest dates, and magickal properties.

Healing Herbs for Magickal Purposes

The following list details the most common ailments and the healing herbs associated with them using homeopathic rules (hence some duplications); however, the table is for magickal purposes only and does not represent anything to be eaten. It is also understood that if you or a family member suffers from these conditions, you have consulted a qualified physician for assistance. Another note of caution: When you handle herbs for magickal purposes, you should wash your hands before and after working when them. Never put your fingers in your mouth while mixing herbs. If you burn any of the herbs, do so in a well-ventilated area, and do not put your face direcly over the smoke of any herb that you haven't first researched.

Use one or all listed in each category below in an herbal sachet or poppet, or scatter at the base of a candle. These are not to be eaten. The curative herbal assocation mixtures are for magickal purposes only.

*Note* Only classical planetary associations are used in this listing.

Abscess

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Dandelion (Jupiter, Fire), Nettle (Mars, Fire), Yellow dock (Jupiter, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Sagittarius or Aries.

Angina

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Garlic (Mars, Fire/Water), Ginger (Mars, Fire/Water), Hawthorn (Mars, Fire/Water).

Empower when the moon is in: Scorpio.

Anxiety (1)

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Hops (Mars, Fire), Rue (Mars, Fire), St. John's Wort (Sun, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Aries or Leo, or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Anxiety (2)

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Oats (Venus, Air), Passionflower (Venus, Air), Skullcap (Saturn, Air), Valerian (Venus, Air), vervain (Venus, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Libra.

Arthritis (1)

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Burdock (Venus, Air), Celery seed (Mercury, Air), Evening primrose (Venus, Air), Feverfew (Venus, Air), Turmeric (Mercury, Air), Willow (Moon, Water).

Empower when the moon is in: Libra or Gemini.

Arthirtis (2)

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Cayenne pepper (Mars, Fire), Ginger (Mars, Fire), Nettles (Mars, Fire), Pineapple (Sun, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Aries or the sun, or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Asthma

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Coffee (Mars, Fire), Garlic (Mars, Fire), Rosemary (Sun, Fire), Tea (Sun, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Aries or the sun, or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Back Pain

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Cayenne pepper (Mars, Fire), Chamomile (Sun, Fire), Cinnamon (Sun, Fire), Ginger (Mars, Fire), Rosemary (Sun, Fire), St. John's Wort (Sun, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Aries or the sun, or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Bladder Infection

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Corn silk (Venus, Air), Cranberry (Jupiter, Water), Dandelion (Jupiter, Water), Echinacea (Jupiter, Water), Goldenrod (Venus, Air), Uva ursi (Jupiter, Water).

Empower when the moon is in: Libra or Pisces.

Burns

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Comfrey (Saturn, Earth), Lavender (Mercury, Earth).

Empower when the moon is in: Capricorn or Virgo.

Cholesterol (High)

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Fenugreek (Mercury, Air), Garlic (Mars, Fire), Ginger (Mars, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Mars or Gemini.

Cold or Bronchitis

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Cayenne pepper (Mars, Fire), Echinacia (Jupiter, Fire), Eyebright (Sun, Fire), Garlic (Mars, Fire), Horehound (Mercury, Air), Hyssop (Jupiter, Fire), Peppermint (Mercury, Air), Thyme (Venus, Air), Yarrow (Venus, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Libra.

Depression

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Gensing (Sun, Fire), Lavender (Mercury, Air), Oats (Venus, Air), St. John's Wort (Sun, Fire), Vervain (Venus, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Leo, Gemini, or Libra, or when the moon is in your sun sign.

Gallstones

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Dandelion (Jupiter, Water), Milk Thistle (Moon, Water), Peppermint (Mercury, Air), Turmeric (Mercury, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Cancer or Gemini.

Heartburn

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Aloe (Moon, Water), Cabbage (Moon, Water), Peppermint (Mercury, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Cancer or Gemini

High Blood Pressure

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Dandelion (Jupiter, Fire), Garlic (Mars, Fire), Hawthorn (Mars, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Pisces or Scorpio.

Infection, General

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Garlic (Mars, Fire), Ginger (Mars, Fire), Lemon Balm (Moon, Water), Orange Peel (Sun, Fire), Olive (Sun, Fire).

Empower when the moon is in: Cancer, Scorpio, or Leo.

Insomnia

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Catnip (Venus, Air), Chamomile (Sun, Fire), Lavender (Mercury, Air), Lemon Balm (Moon, Water), Skullcap (Saturn, Air), Valerian (Venus, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Libra, Gemini, or Cancer.

Multiple Sclerosis

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Evening Primrose (Venus, Air), Purslane (Moon, Water).

Empower when the moon is in: Libra.

Pneumonia

Herbal mixture (planetary influence, associated element): Echinacea (Jupiter, Fire), Goldenseal (Sun, Fire), Licorice (Venus, Air).

Empower when the moon is in: Leo, Sagittarius, or Libra.

Osteoporos