Plant Magick: The Herbal Grimoire
Plant Magick: Herbal Grimoire
This is a grimoire for common and not-so-common plants and their magickal uses. This is intended to be a resource for witches and magical practitioners. While Herbalism teaches us the nutritional & health properties of plants, this magical grimoire has been created to help you to channel the esoteric/metaphysical properties of these sacred plants to enhance your life and the lives of others. Use responsibly.
Acacia: (aka) Gum Arabic, Arabic Gum
Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools. Use incense to promote a meditative state.
Aconite: (aka) Wolfsbane, Monkshood
Use aconite as a magickal wash for ritual tools & space. Wear as an amulet for protection from vampires and werewolves. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.
Luck, personal power, protection, wisdom. Use an amulet to maintain youthfulness. Associated w/ Litha
Adam & Eve Root
used by lovers; one lover carries the Eve Root & the other lover carries the adam root.
This keeps your lover true to you & discourages rivals. Carry both roots in a small bag at all times for attraction, to bring love to you, or for a marriage proposal.
Adder's Tongue: (aka) Dogtooth Violet
Stops gossip and slander, promotes healing. Sacred to serpent goddesses. Used in divination, healing magick, lunar magick, and dream magick.
Spirituality, protection, and healing. Wear an amulet for protection. Keep in the home to increase spirituality. Frequently burned as incense during the spring Equinox sabbat.
Promote joy and success, attract opportunities and blessings to the household. Mix with Fast Luck powder and rub on hands before playing bingo or other games of chance.
Agrimony: (aka) Ague Root, Ague Weed
Ancient herb of healing, restoration, and benevolent protection..Shielding and hex breaking, aids sleep, brings luck, powerful in reverse spellwork. Sew into a dream pillow with Mugwort for best results. Use as a wash or oil to increase the effectiveness of all forms of healing rituals.
Alder: (aka) Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic
Associated with divination, music, poetry, wind magick, weather magick, teaching, and decision making. Also used in rituals of death & dying to provide protection for the deceased. Helps you to face up to things you’ve been avoiding.
Anti-hunger. Put a small jar in the cupboard or pantry to ward off poverty and hunger. Burn in a cauldron and use the ashes in amulets for protection from hunger and poverty. good fortune, money magick, happy home, healing and cleansing infusions.
Allspice: Jamaica Pepper
Money, luck, healing, obtaining treasure. Provides added determination and energy to any spells and charms. Burn crushed allspice to attract luck and money. Use in herbal baths for healing. Draws business success, aids compassion and healing.
Alkanet: (aka) Anchusa, Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss
Purification, prosperity. Protects from snakebites and helps ease the fear of snakes. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positivity.
Almond:(aka) Greek Nuts, Shakad
Wisdom, money, fruitfulness, and prosperity. Invokes the healing energy of the deities. Provides magickal help for overcoming dependencies & addiction. Associated with Candlemas and Beltane.
Aloe: (aka) Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
Protection and luck. Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy. Thought to relieve loneliness and assist with success. Hang in the home to attract luck and protection for those who live there.
Althea Root: Protection, calming anger, aid psychic powers. Used to attract good spirits.
Alyssum: Protection and moderating anger, protection.
Amaranth: Healing, summoning spirits, healing broken hearts, protection from bullets, and invisibility.
Amber: Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attacks. Mental clarity & focus. Transforming negative energy to positive energy.
Angelica: (aka) Masterwort, Archangel, Garden Angel, Angelica Root
Very powerful protection herb - protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy; creates a barrier against negative energy. Use to ward and banish, angelic magick, summoning strength.
Anise: (aka) Aniseed, Anneys, Anise Seed
Element: Water and Air
Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Use to invoke Mercury and Apollo.. Use in purification baths with bay leaves.
Apple: (aka) Fruit of the Underworld, Silver Branch, Tree of Love
Elements: Water + Earth
Water magick, healing, love, marriage, beauty, immortality, friendship.
Offering for fertility Gods and Goddesses, Also associated with Mabon + Samhain
Arabic Gum: (aka) Acacia, Gum Arabic
Protection, psychic and spiritual enhancement, money, platonic love, and friendship. Use to anoint candles & censers and to consecrate chests or boxes that hold ritual tools.
Increases psychic powers
Purification and healing; can be used as a substitute for graveyard dust.
Sea spells/magick/rituals, image magick, invincibility, protection from drowning, general protection, and luck. Related to Yggdrasil Tree
Astragalus Root: (aka) Ahuacotl, Alligator Pear, Persea
Vital energy, protection (shielding), promoting health, mental clarity, concentration.
Love, lust and beauty. Also used for sex magick.
Azalea: (aka) Devil's Flower, Red Campion
Happiness, gaiety and light spirits, first love. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.
Bakuli Pods: Protection, love
Balmony: (aka) Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Head, Turtle Bloom
Steadfastness, patience, and perseverance. Associated with the tortoise or turtle.
Basil: (aka) Common Basil, Sweet Basil, St. Josephwort, St. Joseph's Wort
Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness. Drives off hostile spirits. Associated with Candlemas.
Bay Laurel: (aka) Sweet Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel
Purification, house and business blessing, and clearing confusion. Attracts romance.
Bay Leaf:Confers wisdom, strength, and visions, sacred herb of Apollo
Bearberry: Psychic awareness, dreams, courage, smudging ,and offerings
Birch Bark: New beginnings, psychic protection, strength, devotion, the Goddess
Blessed Thistle: Consecration, protection, healing, and cleansing by fire
Blue Sage: Smudging, meditation, relaxation, ancestral wisdom, peace
Blue Vervain: Spells of love and advancement, astral travel, initiation
Burdock Root: Warding, cleansing, uncrossing, and counter-magick
Calendula: Solar rites, divination, remembrance, honoring the dead
Catnip: Love-drawing, relaxation, trance work, feline magick
Cedar: Ancient wisdom, protection, maturity, strength, and power
Cinnamon: Passion, shielding, quick success, spirit evocation, fire magick
Cinquefoil (Five Finger Grass)
for the five blessings: health, money, love, power, and wisdom
divination, visions, love magick, healing from within
Comfrey: Healing, restoration, lucky herb of travelers and gamblers
Damiana: Lust, sex magick, psychic abilities, energy work, spirit quests
Dandelion: Wishes, divination, calling spirits, charisma, and success
Devil's Claw: Protection, exorcism, banishing spells, keeping away evil, confounding enemies
Dill: Sexual love, luck, protection against sorcery and disease
Dittany of Crete: Rare herb from Greece, renowned for love magick, manifestation, spirit contact
Elderberry: Hidden wisdom, Crone magick, banishing, Faery offerings
Eucalyptus: Cleansing, healing, ritual baths, rites of Mercury and Air
Fennel Seed: Psychic protection, counter-magick, confidence, and adaptability
Feverfew: Humble flower renowned for its curative properties, a magickal “fix-all”
Galangal: Strength and power, victory, luck, hex-breaking, male potency
Ginger: Fiery herb of passion, success, and personal power
Hawthorn Berry: Fidelity, shielding, clarity, ancestor and Faery magick
Hibiscus: Love and passion, independence, confidence
Horehound: Mental clarity, dispelling illusion, quick action, healing
Hyssop: Purification, innocence, blessings, sacred baths and washes
Irish Moss: Financial luck, folk remedies, safety during travel, sea magick
Jasmine: Love, dreams, divination, sensuality, luxury, and kindness
Juniper Berry: Good luck, prosperity, masculine energy, protection at home
Juniper Leaf: Purification, protection, bringing luck, exposing the truth
Lavender: Love and attraction, purification, relaxation, restful sleep
tranquility, attraction, fidelity, teamwork, harmonious home
cleansing, purifying, boosting energy, sweetness, and charm
domination, an advantage over others, passion, power, persuasion
spirit communication, love and weather magick, trance, blessings, and curses
legendary magickal herb for love magick, protection, and curses
protection, married love, calming the mind, easing grief
love charms, psychic powers, protection, drawing good spirits
the sacred flower of Spring, the Maiden, and the Underworld
good luck, love and money spells, many traditional charms
scrying, divination, psychic ability, lucid dreaming, Lunar magick
protection, illumination, courage, hedge-crossing, Crone magick
Nettle: Courage, consecration, protection, healing, deterring evil
Orange Peel: Uplifiting and centering Solar herb of joy, blessings, and good luck
Orris Root: Charms of love, persuasion, popularity, charisma, and success
Patchouli: Love and sex magick, attraction, fertility, rites of Earth
Pennyroyal: Calmness, endurance, patience, dispelling anger, warding
Peppermint: Healing, purification, psychic awareness, love, and energy
Pine: Persistence, moderation, prosperity, and good health
love and enjoyment, tempting others, divination
Red Sandalwood: Used in incenses for meditation, healing, and trance work
Rose: Charms of love and beauty, harmony, divination, Goddess rites
Rosemary: Cleansing, purification, vitality, wisdom, protection
Rue: Warding, exorcism, cleansing, love-drawing, and protective charms
Spearmint: Love, psychic ability, cleansing, renewal, house blessing
Star Anise: Clairvoyance, good luck, psychic dreams, travel charms
Thyme: Beauty, strength, courage, a favorite herb of Faeries
Valerian: Warding, enemy spells, transmuting negativity, feline magick
Vervain: Old World herb of wisdom, healing, and second sight
White Sage: Cleansing, house blessing, meditation, healing
White Willow Bark: Solace, wisdom, long-lasting love, divination, Lunar magick
Wild Lettuce: Visions, trance, dream magick, enthrallment, and sleep
Witch Hazel: Comfort and healing, wisdom, protection, soothing of anger
herb of St. Bride, used in charms against ill luck, anxiety, and despair
Wormwood: Psychic vision, spirit evocation, hexes, and curses, reversal magick
Ancient medicinal flower used for courage, divination, good fortune