MAGICAL PROPERTIES OF HERBS

Published on 23/06/2020
23/06/2020

Pagans, Wiccans and Witches use magical herbs to enhance their magic work, spells and rituals. You can use magical herbs for all kinds of purposes. For example, if you are working with prosperity, you must choose herbs associated with prosperity. As many herbs have similar properties, you can mix them to intensify their potency and that of your rituals or spells.


Each herb has planetary and elemental correspondences. These correspondences give specifics properties/functions to your herb. It’s is essential to know the five elements and how to combine compatible herbs for your magic work. These elements are fire, earth, metal, water and spirit. By instance, many herbs for love have the elemental association with water, and several of them have the planetary correspondence of Venus.


Herbs can be used in different ways: they can be worn on the body, carried as an amulet, placed into sachets, added to baths, burned on charcoal, used as an incense or in infusions. In the same way, you can fill the poppets with your herbs.


Good to know: in witchcraft, the term "herb" is used as a catchall for wood chips, spices, flowers, and generally speaking, for plants used by Wiccan and Witchcraft adepts for their magical properties.


NOTE: Some magical herbs should never be used in a culinary way. NEVER INGEST herbs that are not produced as food.

Here is a list of 36 herbs among the most commonly used in witchcraft:


  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Blessed Thistle, also called holy thistle, is designed for purification, hex breaking, protection against negativity and evil


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Burdock Root, also known as bat weed, is a protective and cleansing herb used against negative energies and black magic


  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Fire

Calendula, also known as marigold, is considered to be a Lucky herb. These petals are used to create happiness and harmony in your life, but also for healing, cleansing and protective purposes.


  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Fire

Cascara Sagrada, also known as the Sacred Bark, is used for attracting money, prosperity and abundance


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Cat's Claw Bark is a woody wine also called “life giving plant of Peru”. This vine is known for this powerful healing properties, you can also add it to incense blend to increase psychic intuition and explore the spirit realm


  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Water

Chamomile is designed to attract money, love and prosperity. It is also good to remove curses and for purification purposes


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Coltsfoot has many magical properties. This flower can be added to incense blend to draw love and burned with other herbs to aid psychic visions. Coltsfoot also improves luck in spells of prosperity, wealth and love.


  •  Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Damiana, also called the love herb, is used in love work. This leaf is a powerful aphrodisiac that draws love increases sexual attraction. It is also used to bring a lover back.

 

  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Earth

Echinacea Angustifolia, also known as Echinacea or the purple coneflower, is considered to increase the power of other herbs, potions and spells. This plant also has healing properties.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Elderberries have powerful protective and healing properties. This plant is designed for healing and purification as well as remove negative spells and for exorcisms.


  • Planet: Moon
  • Element: Water

Eucalyptus is known for these healing properties. Leaves are used for protection and to heal a room of negative energy. Furthermore, oils of Eucalyptus are great for cleansing ritual tools. eucalyptus is often used for moon workings.


  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Hawthorn Berries is considered to have protection properties, especially to the hearth and Home. Sprinkled around the outside of your home will protect you and prevent any evil influences from entering. They also used for fertility and to increase happiness and prosperity in your life.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Hibiscus is often associated with love spells. More specifically, the hibiscus flower is used to draw lust and passion. It is also good for divination and to promote dreams.

 

  • Planet: Moon
  • Element: Water

Jasmine is known to enhance psychic abilities, promote astral projection and bring prophetic dreams. It is also excellent to attract love and the positive energy in your life.


  • Planet: Mercury
  • Element: Air

Lavender can be used in many wiccan rituals. It brings love and fertility, and it is also good for protection and cleansing. It is also the perfect plant to use for attracting love. Furthermore, lavender is known to enhance clairvoyance, awareness and intuition.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Licorice Root is considered to make excellent wands. Associated with lust, passion, licorice root help you to draw love, gain power over others and control over their minds.

 

  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Air

Mistletoe is considered to have protection and healing properties. When you hang mistletoe in your home, it will provide protection against evil, attract love and peace. It can be used as a talisman to bring good luck for you. It is also believed that mistletoe possesses magical powers of fertility.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Motherwort is known to increase peaceful energies and protect the home and family. You can place some of this herb on your altar to raise spiritual vibrations. Motherwort is also said to promote inner confidence.

 

  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Earth

Mugwort is used in many wiccan and pagan magical practices. It is a powerful protective herb that can be used for spiritual cleansing, healing and divination. It is said to stimulate psychic abilities and bring prophetic dreams.

 

  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Passion Flower is used in love related issues. It is used for attracting friendship and great popularity. Passion flower is also considered to bring tranquility to a household that is experiencing difficulties and tensions.


  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Pennyroyal is used to purification, protection and healing. It can bring peace in your house and protect against domestic abuse. Sprinkle dried pennyroyal around your house to bring in protection against evil, break hexes and curses.


  • Planet: Mercure
  • Element: Air

Red Clover Blossoms is used to bring good luck in money, love and in matters relating to marriage. Add red clover blossom into you bath will ensure a successful financial transaction.

 

  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Red rose, the ultimate flower of Venus, is designed for love and romance.  Red rose petals are powerful to attract love. For this purpose, you can put some red rose petals in an amulet. It is used in spell work for love, clairvoyance, healing and prosperity.


  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Element: Water

Rose Hips is designed for attracting loving energies and peace in your life. It brings good luck, promotes psychic power, divination and healing.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Rosemary is one of the more powerful herbs for cleansing and purifying. It can drive the negativity away and bring positive energy into your home. In all cases, Rosemary is associated with protection and purification.

 

  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Fire

Safflower Petals is a powerful love herb, particularly in spells for gay men. It is considered to enhance of psychic powers.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Air

Sheep Sorrel can be used as incense to banish ill will, healing, protect the cattle against disease.


  • Planet: Saturn
  • Element: Earth/Air

Shephard's Purse is used for protection, prosperity, cleansing and healing. Add to protection charms to stop bleeding.


  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Stinging Nettle carried on the person protects from lightning and draws money. It is a very powerful herb against black magic that sprinkled around the outside of your home, will protect you and prevent any evil influences from entering.

 

  • Planet: Sun
  • Element: Fire

St. John’s Wort is a powerful herb for protection. Placed in a jar or hung on doors and windows, it keeps the devil away, protects against the evil eye and drives away calamity.


  • Planet: Moon
  • Element: Water

Willow Bark is used in many wiccan and pagan magical practices. It is considered to enhance creativity, fertility and female rites of passage. Willow bark makes is also an excellent protector against evil and any negative energies. In addition, it is often used in magic for spiritual healing, divination and to enhance one's intuition.


  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire

Wormwood is good in protection spells. Burned as an incense, it aids in increasing psychic powers and calling spirits. It is also worn for this purpose. This herb can also be used in  infusions to draw a lover.


  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Valerian Root is designed to ward off enemies and to increase the effects of curses and hexes. Sprinkle powdered valerian root at the front door or around your house keep away evil and unwanted visitors.

 

  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water

Yarrow is used for purification and spiritual protection. This herb is known to increase psychic awareness and protect you from psychic attack. It wards off negative energies and can be wear as a talisman against evil.