Planetary Associations: Sun and Jupiter Gender: Masculine Element: Air Deities: Brigit, Flidais, Macha, Aengus, Mac Óg, Dagda, Manannan Mac Lír Folklore: Mistletoe has always been considered a magical, good luck plant. Lovers who kiss beneath it will have lasting happiness and carrying. A sprig on your person will ensure good[…]

Mistletoe Magick

Shaped like a human being, the mandrake (Mandragora) is a plant that has long been associated with Witchcraft. It is highly toxic and produces a narcotic effect when ingested internally—something that is not recommended! The important thing when selecting a mandrake is to find one in the shape of the[…]

Mandrake

The Window Box Even the city apartment dweller has room for herbs. Take clutter off the kitchen windowsill and replace it with an attractive planter, filled with fresh, growing herbs. The following herbs and small plants are attractive and easy to grow, and are the staples of most love spells.[…]

The Urban Herb Garden

Gardens, especially ones designed with a purpose, will attract good fairies, gnomes, and all manner of beneficial creatures. Cultivate a nine-foot circular patch of earth. Around the perimeter, place small stones and crystals. In the centre of the circle place a stone garden gnome. Around the gnome, plant a mixture[…]

Fairy Garden Money Spell

Please Scroll down for Audio Compliment Use this spell to win the affections of the one you desire if he or she has not returned your feelings of love. In an earthenware pot, plant a fresh cutting of ivy (which represents constant and ever growing love). Braid two lengths of[…]

Ivy Love Spell

ACACIA -Blessing, raising of vibration, protection via spiritual elevation. AGRIMONY (Cocklebur) -Helps to overcome fear, dispel negative emotions, overcome inner blockages. ALLSPICE -Adds strength to Will, gives determination and perseverance. Gives added vitality, energy. Also good for social gatherings -increases harmony, sympathy and co-operation between people. Stimulates friendly interaction and[…]

Magical uses of plants/scents

Mandrake A poisonous perennial herb that grows in the Mediterranean region and that is reputed to have powerful magical properties. Mandrake, part of the nightshade family, has a strong and unpleasant odor. It is highly toxic, though it is used in therapeutic remedies and as an aphrodisiac in love philtres.[…]

Mandrake

The hazel tree is one of powerful magic, according to ancient beliefs. Hermes’ caduceus, a gift from Apollo, was made of hazel. The early Roman naturalist, Pliny, wrote of how to use hazel wands for divining underground springs. The rod of Moses was cut from a hazel tree by Adam[…]

Hazel Tree

EYEBRIGHT (Euphrasia officinalis) G Folk Names: Euphrosyne, Red Eyebright Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Mental Powers, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Brewed into a tea and drunk, eyebright clears the mind and aids the memory. The infusion applied to the eyelids on cotton pads induces magical clairvoyance, but it[…]

EYEBRIGHT

EUPHORBIA (Euphorbia spp. pilulifera, E. hirta) Poison V Folk Names: Crown of Thorns, Spurge, Wolf’s Milk, Pill-Bearing Spurge, Catshair, Mziwaziwa Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Purification, Protection Magical Uses: In Anman, a branch of the euphorbia is brought into a house to cleanse it after childbirth. The euphorbia[…]

EUPHORBIA

EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus spp. globulus) Li Bd Do not use on the faces of small children. Folk Names: Blue Gum Tree, Stringy Bark Tree Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Healing, Protection Magical Uses: The leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to maintain good health. To[…]

EUCALYPTUS

ERYNGO (Eryngium spp. maritinum, E. planum, E. yuccifolium, E. campestre, E.foetidum) G Folk Names: Sea Holly, Yerba del Sapo Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Traveler’s Luck, Peace, Lust, Love Magical Uses: Eryngo is carried or worn by travelers for safety and luck during their journeys. This herb also[…]

ERYNGO

ENDIVE (Cichorium endivia) Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Lust, Love Magical Uses: Endive, to be used in magic, is best gathered in the following manner: dig it up on June 27 or July 25 with a piece of gold or a stag’s horn. No matter how gathered, endive[…]

ENDIVE

ELM (Ulmus campestris) G Folk Names: Elven, English Elm, European Elm Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Deities: Odin, Hoenin, Lodr Powers: Love Magical Uses: Once known as “Elven” due to its popularity among elves, elm is now used to protect against lightning strikes, as well as to attract love[…]

ELM

ELECAMPANE (Inula helenium) P N D+ Folk Names: Alantwurzel (German), Alycompaine, Aunee (French), Elf Dock, Elfwort, Horseheal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Love, Protection, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Worn, elecampane attracts love. Sew up some of the leaves or flowers in[…]

ELECAMPANE

ELDER, AMERICAN (Sambucus canadensis) Ripe fruit: G; All other parts: X Folk Names: Alhuren, Battree, Boure Tree, Bour Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, Frau Holle (German), Hildemoer (German), Hollunder (German), Hylder, Lady Ellhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, Rob Elder, Sureau (French), Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Yakori Bengeskro (Romany-Devil’s Eye)[…]

ELDER, AMERICAN

EDELWEISS (Leontopodium alpinum) Powers: Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing Magical Uses: Made into a wreath and worn, edelweiss confers invisibility. To be protected against daggers and bullets, pull up a whole edelweiss by its roots during the day on a Friday of the Full Moon. Wear it wrapped in white linen. Edelweiss also[…]

EDELWEISS

ECHINACEA (Echinacea augustifolia) G Folk Names: Black Sampson, Coneflower, Rudbeckia Powers: Strengthening Spells Magical Uses: Enchinacea was used by American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells.  

ECHINACEA

EBONY (Diospyros lotus) Folk Names: Lama (Hawaiian), Obeah Wood Powers: Protection, Power Magical Uses: Ebony wood is protective and so is used in making amulets. Ebony wands give the magician pure, unadulterated power. Don’t stand beneath this tree in a storm!

EBONY

DUTCHMAN’S BREECHES (Dicentra cucullaria) X Powers: Love Magical Uses: Wear the root of the Dutchman’s Breeches to attract love.

DUTCHMAN’S BREECHES

DULSE (Rhodymenia palmatta) H Lt Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Lust, Harmony Magical Uses: Add to beverages to induce lust. Sprinkled around the home it encourages harmony. Dulse is also used in sea rituals; it is usually thrown onto the waves to placate the spirits of the sea.[…]

DULSE

DRAGON’S BLOOD (Daemonorops draco, D. propinquos) G Folk Names: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina, Sanguis Draconis, Dragon’s Blood Palm Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency Magical Uses: This resin from a palm tree is burned to entice errant lovers to return. This is usually[…]

DRAGON’S BLOOD

DOGWOOD (Cornus florida) G Folk Names: Boxwood, Budwood, Dogtree, Florida Dogwood, Flowering Cornel, Flowering Dogwood, Green Osier, Virginia Dogwood Powers: Wishes, Protection Magical Uses: Place the sap of the dogwood onto a handkerchief on Midsummer Eve. This will grant any wish you may have, if you faithfully carry the handkerchief.[…]

DOGWOOD

DODDER (Cuscuta glomurata or C. europaea) P V D Folk Names: Beggarweed, Devil’s Guts, Fireweed, Hellweed, Lady’s Laces, Love Vine, Scaldweed, Strangle Tare, Witches’ Hair Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Love Divination, Knot Magic Magical Uses: Pluck the dodder, throw it over the shoulder back onto the host[…]

DODDER

DOCK (Rumex spp. crispus, R. obtusifolius) Ks Folk Name: Yellow Dock Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Healing, Fertility, Money lopedia of Magical Herbs Magical Uses: The seeds of the common dock are used in money spells, and money incenses. They are also made into an infusion, which is[…]

DOCK

DITTANY OF CRETE (Dictamus origanoides, D. albus) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Manifestations, Astral Projection Magical Uses: Dittany, when burned, is an excellent base for manifestations of spirits; the wraiths appear in the smoke rising from the censer. Dittany is also mixed with equal parts of vanilla,[…]

DITTANY OF CRETE

DILL (Anethum graveolens) G Folk Names: Aneton, Dill Weed, Dilly, Garden Dill, Chebbit, Sowa, Keper, Hulwa, Buzzalchippet Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Protection, money, Lust, Love Magical Uses: The herb is protective when hung at the door and carried in protective sachets. Placed in the cradle it protects[…]

DILL

DEVIL’S SHOESTRING (Viburnum alnifolium) G Powers: Protection, Gambling Luck, Power, Employment Magical Uses: This herb wards off evil when worn around the neck, and protects its bearer against accidental poisoning. Gamblers carry devil’s shoestring as a good luck charm. Cut the root into small pieces, place in a jar filled[…]

DEVIL’S SHOESTRING

DEVIL’S BIT (Scabiosa succisa) Folk Name: Ofbit Gender: Masculine Powers: Exorcism, Love, Protection, Luck Magical Uses: When worn around the neck, devil’s bit drives away evil spirits, and offers protection to the wearer. Devil’s bit is also used to attract women and to bring luck.

DEVIL’S BIT

DEERSTONGUE (Liatris odoratissima; Frasera speciosa) X Folk Names: Vanilla Leaf, Wild Vanilla, Hound’s Tongue Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Worn or carried, it attracts men. Deerstongue is also sprinkled on the bed for this purpose. It aids the psychic powers if worn.

DEERSTONGUE

DATURA (Datura stramonium, D. metel, D. spp.) Poison Datura is extremely poisonous—do not eat! Sensitive skin may be irritated simply by touching the plant. Folk Names: Devil’s Apple, Ghost Flower, Jimsonweed, Love-Will, Mad Apple, Madherb, Manicon, Stinkweed, Sorcerer’s Herb, Thornapple, Toloache, Witches’ Thimble, Yerba del Diablo (Spanish: Herb of the[…]

DATURA

DAMIANA (Turnera diffuse or T. aphrodisiaca) G Folk Name: Mexican Damiana Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust, Love, Visions Magical Uses: Damiana is used in lust infusions as well as lust spells. It is also burned to produce visions.

DAMIANA

DAISY (Chrysanthemum leucanthemumAmerican Daisy; Bellis perenis-European Daisy) Poison Folk Names: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Llygady Dydd (Welsh: Eye of the Day), Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Freya, Artemis, Trior Powers: Lust, Love Magical Uses: It is said that whoever picks the first daisy of[…]

DAISY

DAFFODIL (Narcissus spp.) Poison Folk Names: Asphodel, Daffy-Down-Dilly, Fleur de Coucou, Goose Leek, Lent Lily, Narcissus, Porillon Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Fertility, Luck Magical Uses: The flower is placed on the altar during love spells, or is carried for this purpose. Placed in the bedroom, the[…]

DAFFODIL

CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens) P Folk Name: Tree of Death Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Deities: Mithras, Pluto, Aphrodite, Ashtoreth, Artemis, Apollo, Cupid, Jupiter, Hekat, Hebe, Zoroaster Powers: Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection Ritual Uses: The ancient Minoans worshipped the cypress as a divine symbol, and spread the cult to Cyprus[…]

CYPRESS

CYCLAMEN (Cyclamen 5pp.)Probably X in high doses Folk Names: Groundbread, Pain-dePorceau (French: Sow Bread), Sow-Bread, Swine Bread Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Hecate Powers: Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust Magical Uses: Cyclamen, when grown in the bedroom, protects the sleeper, and where grown, it is said that no noxious[…]

CYCLAMEN

CURRY (Murraya koenigii) Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Burn curry (a specific plant, not the mixture of spices used in cooking) at nightfall to keep evil influences away.      

CURRY

CUMIN (Cumimum cyminum) G Folk Names: Cumino, Cumino Aigro, Sanoot, Kimoon Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism, AntiTheft Magical Uses: In Germany and Italy, cumin is put into bread to keep wood spirits from stealing it. Cumin seed also possesses the “gift of retention”; i.e., it[…]

CUMIN

CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus) G Folk Names: Cowcucumber, Agurk, Haswey, Kheyar, Lekiti, Gurka Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Healing, Fertility Magical Uses: The fruit of the cucumber, when eaten, hinders lust. The peel bound onto the forehead relieves headache pain, while the seeds are eaten to promote fertility.

CUCUMBER

CUCKOO-FLOWER (Orchis morior or O. spp.) Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Fertility, Love Magical Uses: The fresh tubers of the cuckooflower are used in love spells, and are worn to promote conception. If a large tuber is used for the latter purpose, the child will be male; if[…]

CUCKOO-FLOWER

CUBEB (Piper cubeba) Unripe fruit: Ne Folk Names: Tailed Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Power: Love Magical Uses: The berries are used in love sachets and spells.  

CUBEB

CROCUS (Crocus vemus) X Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: The plant, when grown, attracts love. Burn crocus along with alum in a censer, and you may see the vision of a thief who has robbed you. This was done in ancient Egypt.

CROCUS

COWSLIP (Primula veris) G Folk Names: Arthritica, Artetyke, Buckles, Cuy, Drelip, Fairy Cup, Frauenschlussel (German), Herb Peter, Key Flower, Key of Heaven, Lady’s Key, Lippe, Our Lady’s Keys, Paigle, Paralysio, Password, Peggie, Plumrocks Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Freya Powers: Healing, Youth, Treasure-Finding Magical Uses: A bit of[…]

COWSLIP

COTTON (Gossypium barbadense) Root bark: P Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Earth Powers: Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magic Magical Uses: If a piece of cotton is placed in the sugar bowl, good luck will follow, as it will if cotton is thrown over the right shoulder at dawn. In[…]

COTTON

CORN (Zea Mays) Seed, silk: G Folk Names: Giver of life, Maize, Sacred Mother, Seed of Seeds Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Protection, Luck, Divination Ritual Uses: The Corn Mother, or Goddess, is a deity of plenty and of fertility, long worshipped throughout the East and North America.[…]

CORN

CORIANDER (Coriandrum sativum) G Folk Names: Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Cilentro, Culantro, Uan-Suy, Stinkdillsamen, Hu-Sui Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Health, Healing Magical Uses: Coriander has long been used in love sachets and spells. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. The[…]

CORIANDER

COPAL (Bursera odorata, B. fugaroides) B. fugaroides: G Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Love, Purification Magical Uses: Copal is added to love and purification incenses, especially in Mexico. A piece of copal can represent the heart in poppets. There are over 300 copals available around the world and[…]

COPAL

COMFREY (Symphytum officinale) X Folk Names: Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Wallwort, Yalluc, Gavez, Smeerwartel, Karakaffes, Ztworkost Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Safety during Travel, Money Magical Uses: Worn or carried, comfrey protects and[…]

COMFREY

COLUMBINE (Aquilegia canadensis, A. vulgaris) Seed: Poison Folk Name: Lion’s Herb Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Courage, Love Magical Uses: Rub your hands on the herb to induce courage and daring, or carry it with you. The seeds are used as a love perfume; when pulverized, they are[…]

COLUMBINE

COLTSFOOT (Tussilago jar far a) P N X Folk Names: Ass’s Foot, British Tobacco, Bull’s Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pas d’ane (French), Sponnc (Irish), Foal’s Foot Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Visions Magical Uses: Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The leaves,[…]

COLTSFOOT

COHOSH, BLACK (Cimicifuga racemosa) P N Folk Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea, Cimicifuga Gender: Masculine Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, Potency Magical Uses: Use black cohosh in love sachets and add an infusion to the bath to help in cases of impotency. The herb, carried, helps[…]

COHOSH, BLACK

COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) Folk Names: Niyog, Ranedj Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Purification, Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Coconut has long been used in chastity spells, as well as in protection rituals. A coconut can be halved, drained of its juice, filled with appropriate protective herbs and sealed shut,[…]

COCONUT

CLUB MOSS (Lycopodium clavatum) X Folk Names: Foxtail, Lycopod, Selago, Vegetable Sulfur, Wolf Claw, Moririr-Wa Mafika Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Power Magical Uses: The herb, when gathered correctly, gives protection, power and blessings from the Gods. Take a purification bath in a running stream, offer bread[…]

CLUB MOSS

CLOVER (Trifolium spp.) G Folk Names: Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil, Trifoil Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deity: Rowen Powers: Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism, Success Magical Uses: TWO LEAVED: If you find a two-leaved clover, you shall soon also find a lover. THREE-LEAVED: Trefoil, or the three-leaved[…]

CLOVER

CLOVE (Eugenia carophyllus, Syzygium aromaticum or Caryophyllus aromaticus) G Folk Names: Mykhet, Carenfil Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money Magical Uses: Burned as an incense, cloves attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area. Cloves are burned as[…]

CLOVE

CLOTH-OF-GOLD (Crocus angustifolia) X Powers: Understanding Animal Languages Magical Uses: The cloth-of-gold gives the power to understand the language of birds and beasts. You must be barefooted with washed feet when gathering it, and clad in white. Offer a sacrifice of bread and wine, and pluck it tenderly. Wear the[…]

CLOTH-OF-GOLD

CLEAVERS (Galium aparine) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Fire Powers: Relationships, Commitment, Protection, Tenacity Magical Uses: Cleavers cling, or cleave, to fabrics. This can be used in binding spells.

CLEAVERS

CITRON (Citnus medica) G Folk Names: Sukake, Forbidden Fruit, Rough Lemon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Psychic Powers, Healing Magical Uses: If eaten, the citron increases psychic powers. It is also used in healing spells and incenses.

CITRON

CINQUEFOIL (Potentilla canadensis, P. erecta [G] or P. reptans) Folk Names: Crampweed, Five Finger Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep Magical Uses: The five points of the[…]

CINQUEFOIL

CINNAMON (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, C. verum) +F: P Lt Folk Names: Sweet Wood, Ceylon cinnamon Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deities: Venus, Aphrodite Powers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love Ritual Uses: Cinnamon oil was used as part of a holy anointing oil by the ancient Hebrews.[…]

CINNAMON

CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chrysanthemum sinense, C. spp.) Poison Folk Name: Mum Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Protection Magical Uses: Drink an infusion of chrysanthemums to be cured of drunkenness. Wearing the flowers protects against the wrath of the Gods, and when grown in the garden chrysanthemums protect it from evil[…]

CHRYSANTHEMUM

CHINA BERRY (Melia azederach) Poison Folk Names: Chinatree, Ku Lian Pi Powers: Luck Magical Uses: The seeds are used as goodluck charms, and are also carried to bring a change into your life.

CHINA BERRY

CHILI PEPPER (Capsicum spp.) G Folk Name: Red Pepper Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fidelity, Hex-Breaking, Love Magical Uses: If you feel your mate is looking for greener pastures, buy two large dried chili peppers. Cross them and tie together with a red or pink ribbon. Place this[…]

CHILI PEPPER

CHICORY (Cichorium intybus) G Folk Names: Succory, Wild Cherry, Wild Succory Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frugality Magical Uses: 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[…]

CHICORY

CHICKWEED (Stellaria media) G: Harvest from fertilizerfree environments. Folk Names: Adder’s Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire (French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Winterweed, Qoqobala Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Fidelity, Love Magical Uses: Carry or use in spells designed to attract a love or[…]

CHICKWEED

CHESTNUT (Castanea sativa, C. dentata, C. spp.) G Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Love Magical Uses: Use chestnuts in love spells, or feed to a loved one.

CHESTNUT

CHERRY (Prunus avium) Seed and wilted leaf: X Folk Names: Sweet Cherry, Mazzard Cherry Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Divination Magical Uses: The cherry has long been used to stimulate or attract love. A beautiful Japanese spell to find love is simple: tie a single strand of[…]

CHERRY

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN (Chameamelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis) P Folk Names: Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German), Manzanilla (Spanish), Maythen, Whig Plant Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Powers: Money, Sleep, Love, Purification Magical Uses: Chamomile is used to attract money, and a handwash of the infusion is sometimes used by gamblers[…]

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN (Matricaria recutita) Folk Names: Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German) Chamaimelon, Camomyle Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Water Magical Uses: German Chamomile is used in calming and sleep incenses and brews. It is also used to attract money. The sunny nature of German Chamomile has been used to combat curses[…]

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN

CENTAURY (Erythraea centaurium, Centaurium spp. erythraea) G Folk Names: Christ’s Ladder, Feverwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Snake-Removing Magical Uses: The smoke from burning or fuming centaury drives off snakes.

CENTAURY

CELERY (Apium graveolens) P R Folk Names: Aipo, Karafs, Elma Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Powers: Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Chew the seeds to aid in concentration, or use in spell pillows to induce sleep. Burned with orris root, celery seeds increase psychic powers. The stalk,[…]

CELERY

CELANDINE (Chelidonium majus) Poison Folk Names: Celydoyne, Chelidoninum, Devil’s Milk, Garden Celandine, Greater Celandine, Kenning Wort, Swallow Herb, Swallow-Wort, Tetterwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Celandine aids in escaping unwarranted imprisonment and entrapments of every kind. Wear next to the skin[…]

CELANDINE

CEDAR (Cedrus libani or C. spp.) Leaf, berry: P Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Healing, Purification, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The smoke of the cedar is purifying, and also cures the predeliction to having bad dreams. Twigs of the cedar are burned and smouldered, or made into incense.[…]

CEDAR

CAT TAIL (Typha capensis, T. spp.) G Folk Names: Tabua, Ibhuma, Balangot Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Lust Magical Uses: If a woman doesn’t enjoy sex, but wishes to, she should carry some cat tail with her at all times.

CAT TAIL

CATNIP (Nepeta cataria) P Folk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat’s Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Bast Powers: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness Magical Uses: Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also intoxicating[…]

CATNIP

CASTOR (Ricinus communes) Poison Seed oil: P I Ab Lt (+8-10 days) Folk Names: Palma Christi, Palms Christi Root, Mamona, Makula Kula, Mbono, Mdogo, Racznick Power: Protection Magical Uses: Castor beans are good protection against the evil eye, as well as all negativity They absorb evil.

CASTOR

CASHEW (Anacardium occidentale) Nut: G Folk Names: Mbiba, Kasui, Mkanju Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Power: Money Magical Uses: Cashews are used in prosperity and money spells.

CASHEW

CASCARA SAGRADA (Rhamnus purshiana) P N Lt I Ab Ii Ch-12 Folk Name: Sacred Bark, Bitter Bark, Ecorce Sacree, Yellow Bark, Cittim Bark Powers: Legal Matters, Money, Protection Magical Uses: Sprinkle an infusion of cascara sagrada around your home before going to any court proceeding. It will help you win[…]

CASCARA SAGRADA

CARROT (Daucus carota) The seed: P Folk Names: Bird’s Nest, Philtron, Gizri, Queen Ann’s Lace Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Fertility, Lust Magical Uses: The seeds, eaten, help women become pregnant. Carrots are eaten to promote lust and to cure impotence.

CARROT

CAROB (Jacaranda procera, Prosopis dulcis, Ceratonia siliqua) Fruit: G Folk Names: Caaroba, Caroba, Carobinha, Chocolate Powers: Protection, Health Magical Uses: Carry or wear to maintain good health, and to guard against evil.        

CAROB

CARNATION (Dianthus carophyllus) Sk Dg Folk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’s Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deity: Jupiter Powers: Protection, Strength, Healing Magical Uses: Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold, carnations can be used in all-purpose protective[…]

CARNATION

CARDAMON (Elettaria cardamomum) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Erzulie Power: Lust, Love Magical Uses: The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. They are also baked into apple pies for a wonderful amatory pastry, and are added to love sachets and incenses.

CARDAMON

CARAWAY (Carum carvi) G Folk Names: Kummel, Alcaravea Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers Magical Uses: The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It is often carried for this purpose.[…]

CARAWAY

CAPER (Capparis spinosa) Folk Names: Fakouha, Lasafa, Shafallah Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Potency, Lust, Love Magical Uses: A man who suffers from impotency has but to eat some capers and he will be cured. The caper is also used in love and lust formulae.

CAPER

(Cinnamomum catnphora) X: Do not use in the faces of small children. Folk Names: Kafoor, Camphire, Chang Nao Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Health, Divination Magical Uses: Sniff to lessen sexual desire. Also place beside the bed for this purpose. A bag of camphor (or the bark[…]

CAMPHOR

CAMELLIA (Camellia japonica) Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Riches Magical Uses: The camellia brings riches and luxury, and so is used in spells of this kind. Place the fresh blossoms in vessels of water on the altar during money and prosperity rituals.

CAMELLIA

CALAMUS (Acorus calamus) Poison: Several plants are sold under the name of Calamus and two of those are very dangerous to take internally, so we must recommend not using calamus internally. Folk Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, Myrtle Grass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush,[…]

CALAMUS

CACTUS Few are poisonous, ingest only those used for food. Powers: Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Cacti of all kinds are protective, owing to their spines. Grown indoors, they protect against unwanted intrusions and burglaries, and also absorb negativity. Outside, one cactus should be placed facing each direction, next to the[…]

CACTUS

CABBAGE (Brassica oleracea) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Luck Magical Uses: Cabbage should be planted in the garden the first thing after a couple has been married, if they wish to have good luck in their marriage and garden.

CABBAGE

BURDOCK (Arctium lappa) G Folk Names: Bardana, Beggar’s Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hurrburr, Personata Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots[…]

BURDOCK

BUCKWHEAT (Fagopyrum spp.) A Folk Names: Beechwheat, Brank, French Wheat, Saracen Corn Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Money, Protection Magical Uses: Grind the seeds (make flour) and sprinkle around your house in a circle to keep evil from it. Or, use to form magic circles on the floor[…]

BUCKWHEAT

BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus catharticus, R.frangula, R.spp.) PNL t I AbIiCh-12 R. frangula bark must be aged two years prior to internal use. Folk Name: Hart’s Thorn Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Branches of the buckthorn, placed near doors and windows, drive away[…]

BUCKTHORN

BUCHU (Barosma betulinay Agathosma betulina) P K Folk Names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, Oval Buchu, Short Buchu, Sab, Pinkaou Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: An infusion of buchu, when drunk, enables one to foretell the future. Frankincense mixed with buchu is burned directly[…]

BUCHU

BROOM (Cytisus scoparius) Poison Folk Names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom, Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum, Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, Irish Tops, Link, Scotch Broom, Hog Weed Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Air Powers: Purification, Protection, Wind, Spells, Divination Magical Uses: Broom is used in purification and protection spells, and[…]

BROOM

BROMELIAD (Crypanthus spp.) Folk Names: Chameleon Star, Earth Star Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Power: Protection, Money Magical Uses: Grow a bromeliad in the home for money and luxuries. The plants are also protective, and so are a good choice of house plants.

BROMELIAD

BRIONY (Bryony spp. dioica) Poison Folk Names: Gout Root, Ladies’ Seal, Mad Root, Snake Grape, Tamus, Tetterberry, Wild Hops, Wild Vine, Wood Vine, English Mandrake Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Image Magic, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The briony root is often used as a substitute for the rare[…]

BRIONY

BRAZIL NUT (Bertholletia excellsa) Eat only the processed nut Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury The Herbs 65 Element: Air Powers: Love Magical Uses: Brings good luck in love affairs if carried as a talisman.

BRAZIL NUT

BRACKEN (Pteridium aquilinum) X Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Healing, Rain Magic, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: If you burn bracken outside, rain will fall. Bracken is also used for protection, healing and fertility. If the root is placed beneath the pillow it causes solutions of problems to appear[…]

BRACKEN

BORAGE (Borago officinalis) Herb: X; Seed oil: G Folk Names: Bugloss, Burrage, Herb of Gladness, Star Flower, Borak, Lisan selvi, Lesan-El-Tour Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Courage, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Carry the fresh blossoms to strengthen your courage, or place one in your buttonhole for protection when[…]

BORAGE

  BONESET (Eupatorium perfoliatum) X Folk Names: Agueweed, Crosswort, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, Wood Boneset Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism Magical Uses: The plant wards off evil spirits. Make an infusion and sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.  

BONESET