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Herbs are a valuable source of natural nutrition and contain varying amounts of vitamins and minerals. When used properly, they may have specific healing effects; and when used in Ritual can guide the hand of your Magick. Even though we know that every plant was put on the earth for a reason, it does not always mean that it was meant for our bodies to ingest, take daily or rub on our skin, like Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. This is exactly why herbs must be researched carefully, studied before you choose to use them always consult your doctor.

Herbs I to N

G/P/E: Masculine, Saturn, Water.
Magical attributes:Protects the houses it grows around and over from evil and harm. In the old traditions, Ivy and Holly was given to newlyweds as good-luck charms.

G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Earth.
Magical attributes: Used in love spells, charms and sachets. Women have used Jasmine from the earliest recorded history because of its seductive effects on men.

G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Protection against accidents, harm and theft. The berries are used to attract lovers once dried and worn as a charm.

G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Visions, Protection, luck. A tea of kava kava is drunk to offer protection against evil and to invite good luck. Sprinkle the tea around the home and property for the same uses.

G/P/E:Masculine, Neptune, Water.
Magical attributes: Seaweeds are protectorates of those at sea. Used also in spells to summon the spirits of the sea, by throwing it into the waves and calling their names. They will add power to your magick. To summon the winds, stand on the shore and hold a strand of fresh seaweed in your hand, whipping it around in the air above you in a clockwise direction and whistle. Scrub the floors and doors of a place of business, with an infusion, to attract customers. Fill a jar with whiskey and place some kelp in it, cap tightly and place in the kitchen window to ensure a steady flow of money into the household. Carry it in a sachet to increase psychic powers and prevent derangement.

G/P/E:Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical attributes: Sleep, long life, peace, wishes, protection, love, purification, visions, attracting men, clarity of thought.

Uses: Has strong antiseptic qualities. Mild infusions (3 tablespoons to 6 cups of water) make a good sedative, headache treatment, and digestive aid. Used in oil or tincture form to heal cuts, burns or scalds, bites. This also acts as a tonic and may be used for colds, chills, and the flu. Lavender is an excellent aromatic, usually mixing well with other floral scents. An ingredient in the Purification bath sachet, also used in purification incenses. It is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by Witches as a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Lavender is a frequent addition to healing sachets, especially bath mixtures, and is added to incenses to cause sleep. Lavender is a great antibiotic, antidepressant, sedative and detoxify. Stimulates the immune system.

G/P/E: Feminine, Moon or Neptune, Water.
Magical attributes: Purification, love, blessings.

Uses:Sweetens breath. Antiseptic, antibacterial and hypotensive. For chills and sore throat, the juice of a lemon mixed in a glass of honey and warm water, taken 3 times daily should help. For nose bleeds, apply a small piece of cotton, soaked in lemon juice. In oil form it is used for treating warts, insect bites, tension headaches, eliminates cellulite, and is an anti-wrinkle tonic.. Stimulates the digestive system. Also makes a good skin cleanser, hair rinse for blondes, and cleaning agent for brass and silver.

G/P/E: Feminine, Moon or Neptune, Water.
Magical Uses: Love potions, aphrodisiacs, fertility anti depressant. Drink as an infusion to soothe emotional pains after a relationship ends.

G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Air.
Magical attributes: Love charms, youth, beauty and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Wear around your neck or place under a pillow to prevent dreams.

G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Air
Magical attributes: Protection, warding off evil or banishing rituals, beauty, love, harmony and balance.

G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: Associated with conjugal love or attraction and longevity.

G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: Add the dried and powdered root to cleansing and purification baths to release negativity. Carry to attract love and the attention of the opposite sex.

G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Earth.
Magical attributes: A protective charm for the home. The root increases fertility in women and impotency in men when carried. Charge a mandrake root with your personal energy, sleep with it for three nights prior to the full moon. The root can be carried to increase courage.

G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Prophesy, legal matters, the psychic, seeing magical creatures, love, clairvoyance, dreams, business or legal affairs and renewing personal energy.

Uses: For internal use the flowers are prepared by infusion and recommended for the flu, fever, rheumatism, jaundice, and painful menstruation. Externally, buds are made into compresses for the treatment of burns. Marigold petal ointment can help chapped hands and varicose veins, also works wonders with eczema and inflammation. To ease inflammation, dip a compress into a strong marigold tea combined with an equal part of apple cider vinegar. Sprains can also be helped with marigold petals steeped in vinegar, or make a lotion with milk. Simmer 12 heads in 2 cups milk, steep, strain and apply. Also use as an antiseptic in first aid. Place the flower beneath the head at night to induce clairvoyant dreams. Sometimes added to love sachets. It should be gathered at noon.

G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical attributes: Protection, love, healing.

Uses: A Culinary Herb. Add to all love charms, place a piece in rooms for protection. Give to a grieving person to bring them happiness.

G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: Protection against evil influences, promotes love, balance and harmony. A sacred herb of the Druids. Place meadowsweet on the altar when making love charms and conducting love spells to increase their potency. Wear at Lammas to join with the Goddess.

G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury or Venus, Air.
Magickal Attributes:Money, healing, strength, augment power, luck, travel.

Uses: A Culinary Herb. Mint in tea form aids upset stomachs, flu, and can be used to ease hiccups. Inhalations of the leaves in boiling water is recommended for head colds and asthma. Mint tea used instead of aspirin is great for headaches, particularly pre menstrual headaches. Nervous headaches can be relieved if you lie in a dark room with fresh peppermint leaves on the forehead. Aids the respiratory and circulatory systems. An anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Ideal for treating indigestion, flatulence, varicose veins, headaches, migraines, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache, and general fatigue.

G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical attributes: Worn for protection and to attract love, or to help conceive.

G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Air.
Magical attributes: Clairvoyance, psychic dreams, astral projection, protection. Place in the shoes for protection and to prevent fatigue on long journeys. The fresh leaves rubbed on a magick mirror or crystal ball will strengthen divinatory abilities. Mugwort is perhaps the most widely used Witches herb of all time.

G/P/E: Masculine, Saturn, Fire.
Magical attributes: Courage, protection from wild animals, protection from evil spirits, cleansing of ritual and psychic places before and after working there. Also used for cleansing and purifying ritual tools and altars.

G/P/E: Feminine, Moon or Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: Purifying and protective incense for ritual areas. Can be used to consecrate tools.

Uses: Excellent insect repellent and as a tincture it is good for bad breath and gum problems.

G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Myrtle was sacred to the Greek Goddess Venus and has been used in love charms and spells throughout history. Grow indoors for good luck. Carry or wear Myrtle leaves to attract love, charms made of the wood have special magickal properties. Wear fresh Myrtle leaves while making love charms, potions or during rituals for love.

G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Magical attributes: To advert danger, protection, healing, courage, antidote for many poisons.

Uses: Use gloves to handle so as to avoid getting pricked. High in vitamin C and iron and when in tea form can ease asthma and increase your energy levels.

G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: To advert danger, protection, healing, courage, antidote for many poisons.