Plant Magick : The 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 practitioner's. While Herbalism teaches us the nutritional & health properties of plants, this magical grimoire has been created to help you to channel the magical/metaphysical properties of these sacred plants to enhance your life and the lives of others. Use responsibly.

 

 

Acacia: 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: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.

 

Acorn

Element: Water

Luck, personal power, protection, wisdom. Use an amulet to maintain youthfulness. Associated w/ Litha 

 

Adam & Eve Root

Element: Water

used by lovers; one lover carries the Eve Root & the other lover carries the adam root.


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: Dogtooth Violet

Stops gossip and slander, promotes healing. Sacred to serpent goddesses. Used in divination, healing magick, lunar magick, and dream magick.

 

African Violet

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.

 

Agar-Agar

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: Ague Root, Ague Weed

Element: Air

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: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic

Element: Fire

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.

 

Alfalfa

Element:Earth

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

Element: Fire

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: Anchusa, Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss

Element: Fire

Purification, prosperity. Protects from snakebites and helps ease the fear of snakes. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positivity.

 

Almond: 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

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: Masterwort, Archangel, Garden Angel, Angelica Root

Element: Air

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: 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: 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: 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.

 

Arnica Flowers

Element: Air

Increases psychic powers

 

ArrowRoot

Purification and healing; can be used as a substitute for graveyard dust.

 

Ash

Sea spells/magick/rituals, image magick, invincibility, protection from drowning, general protection, and luck. Related to Yggdrasil Tree 

 

Astragalus Root: Ahuacotl, Alligator Pear, Persea

Vital energy, protection (shielding), promoting health, mental clarity, concentration.

 

Avocado

Love, lust and beauty. Also used for sex magick.

 

Azalea: Devil's Flower, Red Campion

Happiness, gaiety and light spirits, first love. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.

 

Bakuli Pods

Protection, love

 

Balmony: Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Head, Turtle Bloom

Steadfastness, patience, and perseverance. Associated with the tortoise or turtle.

 

Basil: 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: 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


Coltsfoot 

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


Lemon Balm

tranquility, attraction, fidelity, teamwork, harmonious home


Lemon Peel

cleansing, purifying, boosting energy, sweetness, and charm


Licorice Root

domination, an advantage over others, passion, power, persuasion


Lobelia

spirit communication, love and weather magick, trance, blessings, and curses


Mandrake

legendary magickal herb for love magick, protection, and curses 


Marjoram

protection, married love, calming the mind, easing grief


Marshmallow Root

love charms, psychic powers, protection, drawing good spirits


Meadowsweet

the sacred flower of Spring, the Maiden, and the Underworld


Mistletoe

good luck, love and money spells, many traditional charms


Mugwort

scrying, divination, psychic ability, lucid dreaming, Lunar magick 


Mullein

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


Raspberry Leaf 

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


Wood Betony

herb of St. Bride, used in charms against ill luck, anxiety, and despair


Wormwood

psychic vision, spirit evocation, hexes, and curses, reversal magick


Yarrow

ancient medicinal flower used for courage, divination, good fortune