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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 O to T

OAK
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes:The Oak is a sacred tree in many cultures. A Witch will often seek out a grove of Oak to perform rites. It has always been considered unlucky to cut down an oak. After getting permission from the tree's Dryad, burn oak leaves for purification of ritual spaces. Oak is often used for all-purpose wands and they imbue great power. The acorns have been carried to increase fertility in women and to increase sexual appeal by men, preserve youth and to banish illness. Hang Oak over windows and doors to protect your house from evil spirits.


ONION
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Magical attributes: Protection and healing. Place cut onions in a sick persons room to absorb the illness. Leave them overnight and throw away in the morning.

Uses: A Culinary Herb.


ORANGE
G/P/E: Feminine, Jupiter, Water.
Magical attributes: The dried and powdered peel is added to love and fertility charms.

Uses: A culinary Herb.


ORRIS ROOT
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Love, sexual appeal. Use in charms, amulets, sachets, incenses and baths.

PARSLEY
G/P/E:Masculine, Mercury, Air.
Magical attributes: Fresh parsley leaves in tea form are a treatment for cramps, while dried root decoctions eases urinary infections and arthritis. Externally, crushed leaves relieve insect bites, and may be applied in poultice form to sprains.

Uses: A Culinary Herb.


PATCHOULI
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Earth.
Magical attributes: Aphrodisiac and attractant of lovers for either sex.


PENNYROYAL
G/P/E:Masculine, Sun, Earth.
Magical attributes: Protection, weariness, deters insects. Avoid Pennyroyal while pregnant.


PEPPERCORN
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Magical attributes: Use in protective charms. Uses: A Culinary Herb.


PERIWINKLE
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Protection against evil influences. Hang around doors and windows.


PIMPERNEL
G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Air
Magical attributes: Wear to detect falsehood to prevent or know when others are lying to you.


PINE
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Air.
Magical attributes: Attunement to nature, centering, cleansing, healing, productivity, purification against illness, a good winter incense, fertility charms.

Uses: Pine buds prepared by decoction act as an expectorant and antiseptic. This same mixture can be used for inhalation for head colds, although it is easier to toss some needles in hot water. Green cones and needles can be added to bath water to ease muscle pains and swelling. For magic, pine is best suited for its aromatic qualities of bringing one back into balance, and enhancing connection with the natural world.


POPPY
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Water.
Magical attributes: Eat poppy seeds as a fertility charm, just don't take a urine test at work for a few days afterward. Carry the seeds or dried seed-pod as a prosperity charm. Divination, Dream magick, Faery workings.

ROSES & ROSEHIPS
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Love, friendship, luck, protection, psychic power and divination.

Uses:A Culinary Herb. Conserves of roses or rose petals in honey are often recommended for nausea and sore throats. Roses are high in vitamin C. Rosehips are a common addition to herbal tea blends.


ROSEMARY
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Improve memory, sleep, purification, youth, love, power, healing, protection, intellectual.

Uses:A Culinary Herb. Promotes healing of wounds, acts as an antiseptic, and can be a mild stimulant. Good in teas for treating flu, stress, and headaches or body aches. Mental and physical booster. Used for treating (oil form) muscular sprains, arthritis, rheumatism, depression, fatigue, memory loss, migraine headaches, coughs, flu and diabetes. Excellent remedy for acne or cellulite. When the leaves are soaked in wine for two weeks, small glasses may be taken as a digestive aid. Oil of rosemary is excellent in hair conditioners, and the flowers of this herb may be added to lotion recipes to improve the complexion. Add to all purification bath sachets, love incenses, and protection incenses. Make a simple of rosemary and use it to cleanse the hands before working magic, if you have no time for a regular ritual bath. Burn rosemary and juniper as a healing and recuperation incense.


ROWAN
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Protection, good luck, healing.


RUE
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Protection, preventing illness, clearness of mind, purification of ritual spaces and tools, clearing the mind of emotional clutter.

SAFFRON
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Prosperity, healing and sexual prowess in men

Uses: A Culinary Herb.


SAGE
G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter or Venus, Air.
Magical attributes: Fertility, longevity, wishes, wisdom, protection, healing, health.

Uses: A Culinary Herb. Can be used in an infusion to aid digestion, or as part of a honey wine to fight colds and fever. When applied in compresses it can ease many skin discomforts, including dandruff. If made into cream it is good for muscular pain, and if dried and smoked sometimes gives relief to asthma.


SAINT JOHN'S WORT
G/P/E: Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Protective charms, ward off fever and illness, a banishing or exorcism incense, the tea increases courage and will power. Gather on Midsummer's Eve, pass through the smoke of bonfires to purify, and hang in the house as protection and to prevent nightmares.


SANDALWOOD
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Air.
Magical attributes: Purification, protection and healing.


SUNFLOWER
G/P/E:Masculine, Sun, Fire.
Magical attributes: Welcomes and invites the blessings of the Sun into the garden. The seeds are eaten by women to increase fertility.

THYME
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Sleep, psychic energy, courage, healing, purification incense, magickal cleansing baths, a renewing of one's personal energy, warding off of negative energy.

Uses: A Culinary Herb. Powerful antibacterial, antibiotic, and diuretic properties. It helps eliminate wastes from the body. It is used in treating whooping coughs, warts, rheumatism and acne. A strong antiseptic which when prepared by infusion is useful for poor digestion, exhaustion, colds, and infections, and with honey is an effective treatment for sore throats. Also used in tea form as a fever breaker, headache reducer and to be rid of intestinal worms, and can be used as a mouthwash. Also, a great insect repellent. Use both the leaves and flowers. This tea works best for headaches when taken cold. Take a magical cleansing bath in the spring of thyme and marjoram ( used in tea form or whole herbs). A pillow stuffed with it cures nightmares.