The healing and magical properties of nature
Medicinal properties: Internal use: inflammation of the stomach, gastritis and gastric ulcers; external use: cures wounds, ulcers, burns, stings of insects
Magical Properties: Living plants guard against evil influences and prevent household accidents
Medicinal properties: the seed promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, helps with cramps/nausea; relieves flatulence and colic, helps promote lactation, insomnia
Magical properties: sleep on anise seeds to ensure sleep free from nightmares; fresh anise leaves protects the magic circle and ward off evil
Magical properties: The representation of Ygdrasill, the world tree, and one of the Fairy Triad: oak, ash and thorn. Ash represents the power which resides in water for use in sea rituals. Carrying a piece will protect against drowning. A staff of ash hung over a doorway will ward off malignant influences. Scatter the leaves in the four directions to protect a house. Ash attracts lightning so it will not protect against that.
Medicinal properties: appetizer, stomach cramps, vomiting, constipation
Magical properties: used in love spells and purification baths
Medicinal properties: The root makes a remedy for diarrhea, chew leaves for bleeding gums
Magical properties: used in money spells; vines are protective;
sacred to Brigit
Medicinal properties: the rootstock is used to stop diarrhea in children, also used for menopause
Magical properties: used in love spells and gives courage to the meek if carried
Medicinal properties: the root is used as an expectorant, sedative, and relieves skin problems such as eczema
Magical properties: the root draws love and avert negativity; place on doorways and windows for protection
Calendula or Marigold
Medicinal properties: stomach cramps and diarrhea, fever, vomiting, salves, sores
Magical properties: Add calendula to your bath to win the respect and admiration of your peers. String garlands of calendula around the outside doors to stop evil from entering the house.
Medicinal properties: safe to take for morning sickness
Magical properties: used in love spells in conjunction with rose petals; grown near the home, it will attract good spirits and luck
Medicinal properties: fever, restlessness, insomnia, rashes
Magical properties: used in money spells (wash hands in chamomile tea before gambling); used to remove curses and spells
Medicinal properties: diarrhea, dysentery, cramps (mix with balm leaves and chamomile)
Magical properties: the five points of the leaves symbolize love, money, health, power, and wisdom; suspended from the bed will ensure restful sleep; carry when asking favors of officials (especially good in court cases)
Medicinal properties: Ideal for the flu treatment, bronchitis and catarrh, with strong cough and mucus. It is very suitable in cases of arthritis and rheumatism. It's also used as analgesic.
Magical properties: the fragrance has healing properties
Medicinal properties: It is very helpful against respiratory diseases, cold sore throat and otitis. It also works as a diuretic, laxative and purgative.
Magical properties: hang over doorways and windows to get out evil; carry the berries to protect from negativity; sacred to the Mother Goddess; grow near your home to bring prosperity; excellent wood for making wands; bad luck to burn elder wood
Medicinal properties: It favors the digestion, contributes to expel the flatulence and opens the appetite. Diuretic. It is very appropriate in case of bronchitis or cough, as well as when one has a pain in the chest. It favors the menstruation and alleviates the pains associated with it. External use: Eyewash, relaxant and hair tonic.
Magical properties: Grow around the home for protection. Hung up at windows, it will ward off evil spirits. Used in purification sachets.
Magical properties: If there is Hawthorne growing on your property, no evil ghosts will enter. It also protects against lightning and damage from storms. Hawthorne is sacred to fairies and is part of the Fairy Triad: "oak, ash and thorn"
Magical properties: Twigs of hazel placed against the window frames will guard against lightning and three pins of hazel wood driven into the house will protect it from fire. Present a bride with a batch of hazel nuts to wish her good fortune. Hazel is used to make magical wands and for dowsing.
Magical properties: Red Hibiscus flowers are used in love potions and placed in wreaths in marriage ceremonies.
Magical properties: One of the best protection herbs, holly guards against lightning, poison and evil spirits. Plant it around the house. Since it is a male plant, men should carry holly for luck (Women should carry the female plant Ivy). After midnight on a Friday, in silence, gather nine holly leaves (the smooth kind) and wrap these in white cloth using nine knots to tie the ends together. Place this under your pillow and you will have prophetic dreams that night.
Medicinal properties: Sedative. Oil can be used migraines (dab on temples), fainting and dizziness. Leaves can be used for nausea and/or vomiting
Magical properties: Used in love spells. Rub lavender on your clothing to attract love. Also protects against cruel treatment at the hands of a spouse if worn. Place lavender under your pillow for a good night's sleep.
Marigold or Calendula
Medicinal properties: stomach cramps and diarrhea, fever, vomiting, salves, sores
Magical properties: Add marigold to your bath to win the respect and admiration of your peers. String garlands of marigold around the outside doors to stop evil from entering the house.
Medicinal properties: Sedative to part of the body suffering from rheumatic aches. It can also be applied in case of insect stings. An infusion made with the leaves increases perspiration and makes fever go down. To stop palpitations you can drink a glass of hot water with some drops of its essence.
Magical properties: Mint is used in travel spells and the bright green leaves can be used in money and prosperity spells. Fresh mint laid on the altar will call good spirits.
Medicinal properties: It diminishes high blood pressure and regulates the heart beat
Magical properties: carry or wear for aid in conception; protection against lightning, fires, and misfortune; burn mistletoe to banish evil; placed at the head of the bed, it gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams
Magical properties: Morning Glory seeds under your pillow will stop nightmares. Grown in the garden, blue morning glories will bring peace and happiness.
Magical properties: Nettle can be used to remove a curse and send it back, by stuffing a poppet with it or carrying it in a sachet. A pot of freshly cut nettle placed beneath a sickbed will aid in recovery. Used in purification sachets.
Magical properties: Ancient tree of the Druids and one of the Fairy Triad: "oak, ash and thorn." To protect your house, tie two twigs of oak with red thread to form an equal-armed cross and hang it in the house. Acorns placed in the window guard against lightning. Burning oak in a fireplace will draw off illness. Planting an acorn in the dark of the Moon will bring you money.
Magical properties: Placed in a house, it calms problems and troubles and brings peace. Carried, it attracts friends and popularity. Placed beneath the pillow, it aids in sleep.
Magical properties: Peppermint has long been used in healing and purification spells. It raises the vibrations of the area. Placed under the pillow, it can aid in sleep and sometimes offered glimpse of the future in dreams.
Medicinal properties: (infusion) headaches/ dizziness, w/ honey heart&nerve tonic, (decoction of petals) mouth sores, and uterine cramps, (w/ wine as mouthwash) toothache, (cold compress) headache, (trickled into ear) ear ache, (rose honey) sore throat.
Magical properties: Used in love and harmony spells. Roses planted in your garden will attract fairies. Rose petals sprinkled around the house will calm stress and reduce household upheavals.
Magical properties: Place a vase of fresh snapdragons on the altar while performing protective rituals. If someone has sent you negativity energy (hexes, curses, etc.), place some snapdragons on the altar with a mirror behind them to send the negative energy back to the sender.
St. John's Wort
Medicinal properties: Constitutes a good tonic for the nervous system; a good remedy when stomach acidity appears, specially in the treatment of gastric ulcer, diarrhea and vomiting.
Magical properties: wards off fevers and cold when worn; burn to banish evil spirits; gather it on a Friday and wear it to cure melancholy -- (also known as Hypericum).
Sunflowers growing the garden guard it against pests and grant the best of luck to the gardener.
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