Herbs & Ingredients - A

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 in incense to promote a meditative state.

Also Called: Gum Arabic, Arabic Gum

Use aconite as a magical wash for ritual tools & space. Wear as an amulet for protection from vampires and werewolves. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.

Also Called: Wolfsbane, Monkshood

Good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power. A dried acorn is an excellent natural amulet for keeping a youthful appearance.

Adam & Eve Root

Principally 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 a love to you, or for a marriage proposal.

Adder’s Tongue

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

Also Called: Dogtooth Violet

African Violet

Spirituality, protection, and healing. Wear in 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.

Overcoming fear & inner blockages; dispelling negative emotions. Also used for reversing spells. 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. Wards off evil entities and poison.

Protection, hex breaking. Used in amulets to protect against evil. Mix with incense and burn to break a hex that has been placed on you.

Also Called: Ague Root, Ague Weed

Associated with divination, music, poetry, wind magic, weather magic, teaching, and decision making. Also used in rituals of death & dying to provide protection for the deceased.

Money, prosperity, 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.

Also Called: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic

Purification, prosperity. Protects from snake bites and helps ease fear of snakes. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positive influence.

Also Called: Anchusa, Dyer’s Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss

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.

Allspice is associated with the element of fire and the planet Mars. It is masculine in nature, very manly. Use to honor very virile and powerful male archetypes. Allspice is very uplifting and increases energy and determination making it useful in many different types of spells, especially healing spells. The dried berries, oil, or allspice incense can be burned to aid in spells for attracting money and/or luck. The berries can also be added to sachets for attracting the same. Allspice is useful in all healing mixtures.

Allspice berries draw good fortune in business, bring luck at games of chance, and relieve mental tension. Allspice berries can be placed in a green flannel bag with other money herbs (Irish Moss, Five Finger Grass, Cinnamon, High John the Conqueror, etc.) for a money drawing mojo bag; can be used in incenses and floor washes to draw success to a business; and can be carried to ease mental tension when you are under stress.

Also Called: Jamaica Pepper, Clove Pepper, Pimento

Wisdom, money, fruitfulness, and prosperity. Invokes the healing energy of the deities. Provides magical help for overcoming dependencies & addiction. Associated with Candlemas and Beltane. Carry, wear, or use as incense to attract abundance.

Also Called: Greek Nuts, Shakad

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. Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents. Burn on the night of a full moon to bring a new lover by the new moon.

Also Called: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant

Althea Root

Burn or place in a sachet to bring protection, calm an angry person, and aid psychic powers. Keep on the altar or burn on candles to attract good spirits.

Protection and moderating anger, protection.

Healing, summoning spirits, healing broken hearts, protection from bullets, and invisibility.

Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attacks. Mental clarity & focus. Transforming negative energy to positive energy.

Enhancing dreams and psychic ventures, attracting men.

Healing and Protection

Very powerful protection herb – protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy; creates a barrier against negative energy. Use in healing & exorcism incenses; scatter for purification, protection, and uncrossing. Add to incense to promote healing or to the bath to remove curses, hexes, or spells. Also thought to promote temperance. Sprinkle ground herb in the shoes to prevent tiredness and weakness. Sprinkle around the outside perimeter of the home for protection and exorcism. Burn to bring a lost love back to you.

Also Called: Masterwort, Archangel, Garden Angel, Angelica Root

Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams. Use to invoke Mercury and Apollo. Great for aromatherapy. Use in purification baths with bay leaves. A sprig of Anise hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth. Use in protection and meditation incenses.

Anise is associated with the element of air, the God Apollo, the planets Mercury and Jupiter and the astrological sign Gemini. Anise is also considered masculine. Hang an anise seed head from your bedpost to restore lost youth. Use anise in dream pillows to keep away nightmares and ensure a good night’s sleep. Fresh anise leaves or anise seeds used in a potpourri will protect a room from evil spirits and intentions. It can be used in holy waters for blessing and exorcisms. It is said that the scent stirs up lust. Anise seeds carried in a sachet will ward off the evil eye. Anise aids in divination and may be added to a ritual bath and/or burned while meditating or divining. Anise has been used as an offering to entice spirits to aid in magical operations.

Considered a potent good luck charm, Star Anise is a common component of luck charm bags. Rootworkers also keep a piece of Star Anise on their altar as a protection and offering to benevolent spirits.

Also Called: Aniseed, Anneys, Anise Seed, Badiane, Chinese Anise

Love, Garden magic, Immortality, Friendship, Healing. Place seven apple seeds in a bag with Orris Root to attract sexual love. Use in rituals to give honor to gods and goddesses of fertility. Considered the food of the dead, which is why Samhain is called the ‘Feast of Apples’. Symbolizes the soul and is burned at Samhain in honor of those who will be reborn in the spring. When doing a house blessing, cut an apple in half — eat half and put the other half outside of the home as an offering.

Also Called: Fruit of the Underworld, Fruit of the Gods, Silver Brough, Silver Branch, Tree of Love

Love. Add leaves and flowers to love sachets or carry apricot pits to attract love.

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 in incense to promote a meditative state.

Also Called: Acacia, Gum Arabic

Arnica Flowers

Increases psychic powers

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

Arrowroot is commonly used in the mundane world to thicken sauces or glazes and may be similarly used in the magical world to thicken waters, potions, or incense. The dry powder is used to create dusting powders out of gambling incenses. Mix a fair amount of Arrowroot powder with your Lady Luck incense, and dust your hands before playing cards, dice, or slots. One may also dust a lottery ticket before scratching.

Also called: Arrow Plant

Sea spells/magic/rituals, image magic, invincibility, protection from drowning, general protection, and luck. Burning an ash log at Yule brings prosperity. The leaf of this plant is used for travel safety. Place one tablespoon of ash leaves in a bowl of water in the bedroom overnight, then toss out in the morning — doing this daily is said to prevent illness.


Protection and banishing negativity. Be forewarned that this herb is powerful, but has an awful smell when burned.

Also Called: Devil’s Dung, Food of the Gods

Male Sex magic

Eloquence, clairvoyance, healing, and anti-theft. Plant in your garden for protection against thieves.


Also Called: China Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Starwort

Astragalus Root

Protection and energy

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

Also Called: Ahuacotl, Alligator Pear, Persea

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

Last updated byHP Tamie on January 4, 2021
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