Cypress: Also called Tree of Death
Magickal Properties: Blessing, Consecrating, Health, Peace (Inner), Protection, Purification, Wellbeing.
This tree is connected to death in all of its aspects and the smoke is used for consecration of ritual items.
The bark and roots of this tree are used. Also comes in oil form.
Can be substituted with juniper and pine needles.
Magickal Properties: attracting love, happiness in the home and blessings of fairies.
Decorating the home with daisies at Midsummer is said to bring happines and the blessings of fairies. Young maidens used to wear daisy chains in their hair to attract love.
Dandelion: Also called Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive
Magickal Properties: Divination, welcoming, messages.
Rub the milk on a wart to make it go away. Is good for night blindness. The root can be used as a coffee substitute and the flowers make a good wine. The milky juice can be used as a cleansing tonic, a diuretic, and to relieve stomach problems.
Dill: Also called Aneton, Dill Weed, Dilly, Garden Dill.
Magical Properties: Used in love charms, protection from evil spirits and bad dreams,money and prosperity
This is a good culinary herb and brewed as a tea can relieve stomach upset.
Comes in loose leaf or oil form.
Dragonís Blood: Also called Blood, Blume, Calumus draco, Draconis resina, Sanguis draconis, Dragon's Blood Palm.
Element : Fire
Magickal Properties: love, purification, impotency, Amplify Energy, Banishing, Confidence, Courage, Protection
The resin is used for ink in magickal writing.
Comes in resin, powder and oil form.
Can be substituted with 1 part frankincense and 1 part sandalwood.
Elder: Also known as Ellhorn (Low Saxon), Hollunder (German), Elderberry, Lady Elder, Black Berried Elder, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, Rob Elder, Tree of Doom, Bour Tree (14th Century), Bore Tree, Elrum, Alhuren, Battree, Hylder, Hylantree, Eldrum (Anglo-Saxon), Sureau (French), Sweet Elder.
Magickal Properties: Ward off evil. Branches can be cut and used for wands but be sure to ask permission of the tree first. Also never burn Elder Wood because it brings a curse.
Eucalyptus: Also called Blue Gum Tree, Stringy Bark Tree
Magical Properties: Health, Protection, Purification, Wellbeing
The leaves have healing energies. Hanging some over a sick personís bed will spread healing energies. Pour the oil in to a bath for healing. Use in a healing amulet or charm.
Use eucalyptus oil as an antiseptic, to treat gum disease, and to prevent infection to burns and wounds. Breathe the oil or steam from boiling the leaves to clear the sinuses and break up congeation in the chest or use a balm rubbed on the chest and throat.
Comes in oil form or in loose leaf.
Can be substituted with camphor oil or lavender oil.
Eyebright: Also called Euphrosyne, Red Eyebright, Euphrasia
Magickal Properties: clairvoyant visions, psychic dreams
Brew a tea and rub on eyelids to enhance claivoyant visions and psychic dreams.
Used to treat eye infections, and heal damage to eyes. It also stimulates the liver to remove toxins from the body.
Fennel: Also called Fenkel, Sweet Fennel, Wild Fennel
Magickal Properties: protection, purification, healing, money, preventing negativity, and wellbeing
Use in soaps and perfumes or grow near the home to ward off negativity.
Fennel suppresses the appetite and improves digestion. Can be used as a sedative. Brew a tea to help expel mucus. Chewing the seeds will freshen the breath.
Use in leaf or seed form.
Male Fern: Also Called Male Shield Fern
Lady Fern: Also known as Athrythium Filix-foemina
Magickal Properties: protection from evil, luck, money
Comes in leaf form
Frankincense: Also called Incense, Olibans, Olibanum, Olibanus
Magickal Properteis: Aids meditation, purification, Banishing Spirits, Confidence, Courage, Enhancing Spirituality, Protection
Burn to enhance spirituality, visions, to protect and purify and to anoint magickal tools.
Use to treat aches and pains due to menstruation and rhuemaatism. Externally it can be used for liniments and for an antiseptic.
Comes in oil, resin, and powder.
Can be substituted with copal or pine resin.
Magickal properties: Attract Love, enhancing spirituality and inner peace
Fresh flowers are often used in ritual.
Comes in oil form.
Garlic: Also known by Ajo (Spanish), Poor Man's Treacle, Stinkweed
Magickal Properties: protection, healing, good weather, courage, banishing evil, celibacy and love
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and good for using to treat all colds and infections. Used also to treat high blood pressure and hypertension.
Peeled garlic placed in each room wards of disease, dispels negativity and evil forces and of course wards off vampires.
Garlic is a perennial that grows to about 2 ft. tall. It likes moderate soil and lots of sun and warmth.
Comes in bulb, oil or powder.
Ginger: Also called African Ginger
Magickal Properties: Power, success, love, money, properity, confidence, courage, lust, sex
Ginger is excellent for fighting off colds and flu and healing and strengthening the respiratory system. It removes congestion, soothes sore throats, relieves headaches and body aches. Is also safe for pregnant women to use to treat colds and flu. Also is helpful in treating motion sickness, morning sickness and digestive problems. Add to meat to remove bacteria and other toxins especially to chicken.
Use to heat up a relationship, to ensure success in a spell especially a success spell.
Ginger is a perennial which grows 6 inches high. The root is the part that is used.
This root can be used fresh, dried, powdered or as an oil.
Ginseng: Also called Sang, Wonder of the World Root, Tartar Root, Five Fingers, Red Berry, Man's Health, Aralia quinquefolia
Magickal Properties: Love, wishes, beauty, desire, energy, intelligence, lust and sex
Ginseng is a mild pain killer and and improves circulation Has been used to successfully treat, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, flatulence, diabetes, weakness, fever, coughs heartburn. Used to overcome, stress, fatigue and depression. Helps to balance the hormones and rejuvenate the body.
Use to guard your health, attract love and increase or regain sexual potency
Effectively substituted for Mandrake in all spells.
This root can be used fresh, dried, powdered or as an oil.
Hawthorn: Also known as May Tree, May Blossom, White Thorn, Bread and Cheese Tree, Gaxels, Hagthorn, Halves, Haw, Hazels, Huath, Ladies Meat, May, May Bush, Mayflower, Quick, Thorn, Tree of Chastity.
Magickal Properties: Protection against evil influences, marriage and relationships, fertility, and guard against death.
Hawthorn is good for curing insomnia, preventing miscarriages and treating nervousness. Has been used to treat heart disease because it strenthens the heart muscles. Also used to prevent arteriosclerosis, and angina. Overall it is very good for the heart.
Considered bad luck to cut down a hawthorn tree.
The fuit or the berries is the part that is used in healing . The leaves and branches can also be used for magickal purposes.
Hazel: Also called European Filbert, Coll.
Magickal Properties: Divination, good luck, fertility
The branches make good all purpose wands. The nuts hung in a home will bring good luck and eating the nuts will bring wisdom.
Comes in oil form.
Magickal Properties: Was used to bring rain, was an ingredient in flying ointments, used to attract love of a woman.
This plant is very toxic and should not be ingested, used by pregnant women, children or people who are weak. Can be used occasionally on normal people in extremely small amounts in poultices, (applied briefly),to relieve pain.
High John: Also called Conqueror Root
Magickal Properties: Use in candle anointing oils, sachets, amulets to increase their strength.
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Herbs and their Magickal Names