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The Magickal Properties of Herbs

Herbs (P Through Z)

Pain, Controlling Black Cohosh/Black Snake Root (Cimicifuga racemosa) Camphor (Cinnamonum camphora) Cannabis Indica/Hemp (Cannabis sativa) Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) Coral Tree (Erythrina humreana) Ephedra/Mormon Tea (Ephedra nevadensis) Figwort (Scrophularia nodora) Fireweed (Erechtites hieracifolia) Gardenia (Genus Gardenia) Hemlock/Herb Bennet/Kex (Conium maculatum) Horse Chestnut/Buckeye (Aesculus hippocastanum) Knawel (Scleranthus annuus/S. perennis) Lippia (Lippia dulcis) Lobelia (Lobelia iaflata) Lovage (Levisticum officinale) Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) Peony (Order Paeonia) Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata) Yellow Laburnum (Cytisus laburnam)

Parsley Carum petroselinum. Parsley is associated with Festivity and Celebrations. Only sow Parsley on Good Friday, otherwise it is unlucky (the Angel of Death may enter your Home.) It is also bad Luck to transplant, to give away or to be given Parsley. Parsley grown too close to the House will cause a Death in the Family. Parsley grows best when planted by a Woman; if a Man plants it, he must be either virtuously honest, or thoroughly wicked. Where Parsley grows in the Garden, the Woman rules the House. If a Girl has a compulsion to plant Parsley, she is going to have a Baby soon. If a Sprig of Parsley is placed in a Womanís Vagina for twelve Hours, she will begin to menstruate within twenty-four Hours. Planting four Times as much Parsley as needed is recommended, because it has to go to the Devil nine Times before it is allowed to germinate, and sometimes it forgets to come back. Parsley is an Antidote for Poisons. It helps to keep alcoholic Drinks down. It keeps Witches at bay. Parsley induces Abortion.

Passion Absinthe/Green Ginger/Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Aloe (Aloe vera) Canada Snake Root (Asarum canadense) Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) Dill Seed (Anethum graveolens) Dulse Herb (Palmaria palmata) Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare) Grains Of Paradise/Guinea Pepper/Paprika (Aframomum melegueta) Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis) Myrtle (Myrtis communis) Patchouli Leaves (Pogostemon patchouli) Satyrion Root (Orchis maculata) Saw Palmetto Berries (Sarenoa serrulata) Snake Root (Aristolochia serpentaria) Sweet Basil (Ocymum basilium) Verbena Root/Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

Pennyroyal/Lurk-in-the-Ditch/Pudding Grass/Pulegium/Run-by-the-Ground Menthea pulegium. Pennyroyal prevents Pregnancy.

Peony Genus Paeonia. Carry Peony Root for good Luck. Peony is useful for treating Epilepsy. It has a long-standing Reputation for its Health-giving Qualities. When worn as a Necklace, often with Coral and Flint, the dried Root of a Peony protects sleeping Women from Incubi. Peony Roots also facilitate the growth of Childrenís Teeth. Peony Roots strung together on Necklaces and then worn around the Neck or placed over Cradles will protect young Children from the Magick and Mischief of Fairies. When burned as an Incense, Peony will protect those who travel on the Water from Storms.

Periwinkle/Sorcererís Violet Vinca major. Powder Periwinkle with Earthworm and serve it with Meat wrapped in a House Leek to ignite Passion. It cures Cramps. The Periwinkle is used to cure Devil Sickness and Demonic Possession. It is also used in Love Spells, Money Spells, Philtres, and Charms to obtain Grace or to protect against bad Spirits, wild Beasts, Serpents, and Poison. It is an Ingredient in Immortality Spells and Potions. The Flowers are placed on dead Childrenís Coffins or Graves as Wreaths to protect the Soul whilst on its Journey to the Afterlife. The Periwinkle is also used to make Spirits materialise in Graveyards.

Pine Genus Pinus. Pine has great Healing Powers. Boughs of it are hung on Stable Doors to keep off Evil Spirits. The Kernel from the topmost Pine Cone makes the Eater invulnerable against Shot. Tying a Knot in the highest Shoot of a Pine Tree is a sovereign Remedy for Gout. When gathered on Midsummerís Day, the Needles and Cones of the Pine Tree possess strong Magickal Powers to heal, exorcise Evil Entities and Negative Vibrations, increase Female Fertility, and protect against all harmful Persons, Things, and Situations. Pine Needles are burned to break Hexes and return them to the Sender, as well as to attract Money. Pine Oil is used to anoint Candles, and the Sawdust is used as an Incense Base.

Poisons Baneberry (Actaea spicata) Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Cherry Leaves and Twigs (Prunus avium) Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) Corn Cockle/Campion (Agrostemna githago) Cow Cockle (Soponaria vaccaria) Daffodil/Narcissus (Narcissus pseudo-narcissus) Daphne (Daphne laureola) Dogbane/Bitter Root (Apocynum androsaemifolium) Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) False Hellebore (Adonis autumnalis) Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Hemlock/Herb Bennet/Kex (Conium maculatum) Henbane/Cassilata/Hogís-bean/Hyoscyamus (Hyoscyamus niger) Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) Laurel/Bay (Laurus nobilis) May Apple/Mandrake (Atropa mandragora) Mistletoe (Viscum album) Monkshood (Aconitum napellus) Moonseed (Menispermum canadense) Nightshade (Atropa belladonna) Oak (Quercus robur) Pokeweed/Phytolacca (Phytolacca decandra) Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) Potato Vine and Sprout (Solanum tuberosum) Privet (Ligustrum vulgare/L. ovalifolium) Raw Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) Rhubarb Leaf (Rheum rhaponticum) Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria) Yew Sprig (Taxus baccata)

Pokeroot/Phytolacca Phytolacca decandra. Pokeroot cures Burns and Sores.

Poppet A Poppet is a Doll in the Form of a Human Being. It is used in Spells to attack or to heal the Person in whose Image the Doll is made. In some Spells, it is necessary to have something belonging to the Target (Clothing, Hair, Nail Shavings, etc.) in order to attain the desired Effect.

Poria Atractylodes macrocephela. Poria replenishes the Spleen and Stomach Systems and tranquillises the Mind to relieve Diarrhoea induced by Terror.

Potato Solanum tuberosum. Carrying or wearing a Potato cures Rheumatism. The Potato will shrink up and harden as the Rheumatism is drawn from the Body.

Pregnancy, Herbs to Avoid During Basil (Ocymum basilium) Camomile (Anthemis nobilis) Camphor (Cinnamonum camphora) Caraway (Carum carvi) Cedar (Genus Cedrus) Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) Clary Sage (Salvia horminum) Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Juniper (Juniperus communis) Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) Myrtle (Myrtis communis) Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Pennyroyal (Menthea pulegium) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Sage (Salvia officinalis) Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Wintergreen(Gaultheria procumbens)

Prickly Ash/Suterberry/Toothache Tree/Yellow Wood Xanthoxylum americanum. Prickly Ash relieves Itching.

Protection From Evil African Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Asafoetida (Ferula asafetida) Ash Berries (Fraxinus excelsior) Balm of Gilead Buds (Commiphora opobalsamum) Basil Leaves (Ocymum basilium) Bay Leaves/Laurel (Laurus nobilis) Bennet (Geum urbanum) Birch Bark (Betula alba) Black Snake Root/Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Blood Root (Sanguinaria canadensis) Boldo (Peumus boldus) Caraway Seeds (Carum carvi) Cinquefoil/Five Fingers/Five-Leaf Grass (Potentilla reptans) Clover (Trifolia pratense) Dill (Anethum graveolens) Dragonís Blood Seed/Blume/Sanguis Draconis (Daemonorops draco) Elecampane/Elf Dock/Elfwort (Inula helenium) Fern (Dryopteris felix-mas) Frankincense (Boswellia thurifera) Garlic (Allium sativum) Grape Vine (Vitis vinifera) High John the Conqueror Root (Ipomoea jalapa) Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) Ladyís Slipper (Cypripedium pubescens) Lucky Hand Root (Genus Dactylorhiza) Marigold (Calendula officinalis) May Apple/Mandrake Root (Atropa mandragora) Mugwort/Felon Herb/St. Johnís Plant (Artemisia vulgaris) Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Pimpernel (Anagallus arvensis) Plant of Peace/Mistletoe (Viscum album) Quince Seeds (Cydonia oblonga) Rattlesnake Root/Senega (Polygala senega) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rue (Ruta graveolens) Sacred Bark/Buckthorn (Rhamnus purshianus) Snakehead (Fritillaria meleagris) St. Johnís Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Stone Root (Collinsonia canadensis) Vetivert/Khuskhus (Vetiveria zizanioides) Wolfsbane Root (Aconitum vulparia)

Psychic and Spiritual Development Acacia (Acacia arabica) Anise Seed (Pimpinella anisum) Buchu Leaves (Barosma betulina) Bugle Weed (Lycopus virginicus) Burning Bush/Wahoo Bark (Euonymus atropurpureus) Calendula/Marigold Flowers (Calendula officinalis) Celery Seed (Apium graveolens dulce) Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) Cinquefoil/Five-Leaf Grass/Five Fingers (Potentilla reptans) Eyebright Herb (Genus Euphrasia) Frankincense (Boswellia thurifera) Gotu Kola/Fo-ti-tieng (Hydrocotyle asiatica) Lemon Balm/Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) Mugwort/Felon Herb/St. Johnís Plant (Artemisia vulgaris) Parsley (Carum petroselinum) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Sage (Salvia officinalis) Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Quaking Aspen/Trembling Poplar/White Poplar Populus tremuloides. Rub Quaking Aspen on an Animal to relieve it of sore Skin.

Queen Elizabeth Root The Queen Elizabeth Root grants Wishes. Use it as a Pendulum to answer Questions.

Ragwort/Fairiesí Horse Senecio jacobaea. This Herb is used to keep Evil Spirits and Demons at bay. It protects against Charms and Sorcery. Witches use the Stalks to ride upon in the Dark of the Night. It is also associated with Fairies.

Rattlesnake Master/Blazing Star Liatris squarrosa. Rattlesnake Master is a Laxative.

Rattlesnake Root/Seneca Rattlesnake Root/Senega Polygala senega. Rattlesnake Root is useful in curing Rattlesnake Bite. In order to use Rattlesnake Root to help you find Money: 1. Soak Rattlesnake Root in a Cup of boiling Water for fifteen Minutes. 2. Strain the Water to remove all of the Root. 3. Put the Water in a Bottle for seven Days. 4. On the eighth Day rub the Liquid all over the Bottoms of your Shoes.

Red Thistle Carlina pycnocephalous. Red Thistle is used in Healing Spells, Exorcisms, Hex breaking, and Spells for Protection against Thieves, Evil, Lightning, Melancholy, and Negative Energy. Thistles are also used as Magickal Wands. Beneficial Spirits can be conjured up by boiling Thistle in Water and gazing into the Steam. To cure a domestic Animal from Suffering from a sore Place: 1. Gather Red Thistles before Daybreak. 2. Put one at each Corner of the Compass with a Stone in the Middle. 3. Say a Healing Incantation.

Restful Sleep and Pleasant Dreams Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Hops (Humulus lupulus) Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Mistletoe (Viscum album) Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Psyllium/Fleawort (Plantago psyllium) Vervain/Verbena (Verbena officinalis)

Rose Genus Rosa. The Rose is the Symbol of Female Creativity, and of Love and Devotion. It entices the wavering or reluctant Suitor when distilled in a Potion. It is a Talisman of Love. The White Rose symbolises Discretion and Silence. Rose Hip Tea wards off Colds. Nearly all Parts of the Rose have been used in Love Spells, Enchantments, and Transformations. It is believed by many to possess Aphrodisiac Qualities. Rose Oil is used in Spells to increase Courage. Magickal Brews made from the Buds are said to cause Visions of the Future in Dreams. Use Roses to purify Widows and Widowers of the Ghosts of their deceased Mates. Roses are guarded by Dwarves and Fairies, and unless a Person ask their Permission before picking a Rose, he or she will run the Risk of losing a Hand or a Foot.

Rosemary/Elf Leaf Rosmarinus officinalis. When Rosemary flourishes in the Garden, the Female of the House is the Master. Rosemary cures old Age and preserves Youth. It improves Memory and assures Constancy in Love. Rosemary Tea is a Digestive, but it should not be used by Ulcer Sufferers. Rosemary is used as an Herb of Protection and Exorcism. It is burned as an Incense to purify, heal, prevent Nightmares, preserve Youthfulness, dispel Depression, attract Fairies, and induce Sleep. It is used in Spells to provoke Lust. Healing Poppets are often stuffed with Rosemary Herb for its powerful curative Vibrations. Rosemary makes the Spirit rest in Peace. Therefore, it is carried at Funerals and cast into the Grave. It protects against the Plague and the Devil, and drives away Evil Ghosts and Thieves from Houses when hung over the Doors and Windows. Wearing Rosemary ensures good Luck and Success in Matters of Love, and when placed beneath the Bed, it keeps the Sleeper safe from Nightmares and Harm. Use Rosemary to obtain prophetic Dreams: 1. Dip it into a mixture of Wine, Vinegar, and Water. 2. Place the Herb on the Supplicantís Bosom 3. In the Company of two Maids retire to Bed without a Word being spoken.

Rowan Berries/Mountain Ash/Witchbane/Witchen/Witchwood Sorbus aucuparia. Rowan Berries protect Children against Witches by being sewn into their Clothing. Protect Cattle from being bewitched by tying small Crosses of Rowan Branches beneath their Tails. All Parts of the Tree are potent in the Arts of Spellcraft. Its Leaves and Berries are used in Spells and carried as an herbal Amulet to strengthen Psychic Powers, heal, and protect against Lightning, Storms, and Hauntings. Rowan attracts good Luck, Power, and Success to those who work its Natural Magick. The Wood from the Rowan is traditionally used by Witches for making Magickal Wands and Dowsing Rods. Rowan is a Preservative against Bewitchments, the Evil Eye and the Wicked Magick of Elves. Rowan Branches hung over the Door keeps a House safe from Lightning. It is also carried on Ships to guard them against Storms at Sea, and placed over Graves to keep the Spirits of those buried below from becoming restless.

Rue/Garden Rue/Herb-of-Grace/Herbygrass Ruta graveolens. When used as a Tea or Incense, Rue can attract a Mate or a Love, and protects against a wrong Choice. It is good for the Stings of Serpents, Scorpions, Spiders, Bees, Hornets and Wasps, the noxious Effects of Cantharides and Salamanders, and the Bites of mad Dogs. Rue is very powerful for curing the Diseases of Cattle. It is an Herb of the Sun, under Leo. Rue is worn as an Amulet to protect against the Evil Eye, Hexes and Hauntings. It is potent in all Forms of Love Enchantment, and is rubbed on the Body, worn, or carried to ward off Sickness and Headache, and also to speed up Recovery from Illnesses or Operations. Rue has been employed as a Hex Breaker, a Curse Lifter, and an Herb of Exorcism. Poisons, Werewolves, and all Negative or Evil Forces are rendered powerless by the protective Magick of Rue. The Herb is also used to stuff Healing Poppets and is added to Health-restoring Incenses. Rue that has been stolen out of a Neighbourís Garden will grow better than the Rue that has been raised at Home.

Saffron Crocus sativus. The Saffron Plant is an Herb of Love Enchantment, Healing, Weather working (for raising the Wind), and Spells and Rituals to strengthen the Psychic Abilities. It is sacred to the Phoenician Goddess Ashtoreth. Drinking a Potion made from Saffron is said to give a Woman or Man the Gift of Second Sight.

Sage/Sawge Salvia officinalis. Sage assures Longevity and good Health. It cures the Ague. As Sage flourishes or dies, so will the Fortunes of its Owner. Sage only prospers in those Houses where the Woman rules the House. An Infusion of Sage is useful in treating Colds and Sore Throats. Sage Tea is a Nerve and Blood Tonic and a Digestive, but it should not be used by Ulcer Sufferers. A young Maiden will see her future Marriage Mate if she picks twelve Sage Leaves on St. Markís Day as the Clock strikes the Midday Hour.

Sampson Snake Root Carry Sampson Snake Root as a Charm to increase Virility. Chew it to soften the Hearts of Others.

Sandalwood Santalum album. Often burned as a Magickal Incense, Sandalwood exorcises Demons and Evil Ghosts, conjures Beneficial Spirits (especially those which aid in Spellcraft), promotes Spiritual Awareness, and is said to make Wishes come true. It is potent in all Forms of Healing Magick.

Satavar Asparagus racemosus. Satavar corrects Genital Disorders.

Satyrion Root Orchis maculata. The Root of the Spotted Orchid. Ground to Powder and mixed with Musk Oil, Satyrion Root makes a powerful Love Potion.

Sea Spirit Plant Place a small amount of Sea Spirit in a little Bottle which is filled with Whiskey, then seal the Bottle. Keep a Bottle in each Room of the Home as a lucky Charm.

Seaweed/Ladyís Trees Pieces of dried Seaweed are kept in the House, especially on the Mantel above the Fireplace, in order to keep the House safe from Fire.

Skunk Cabbage/Dracontium/Meadow Cabbage/Skunkweed/Suntull Symplocarpus foetidus. Take the Skunk Cabbage, gathered in August, on a Sunday. Wrap a little of the Plant in a Bay Leaf, and add a Dandelion to it. Carry the Talisman on your Person as a Spell to obtain Justice in Court.

Slippery Elm/Indian Elm/Moose Elm/Red Elm Ulmus fulva. Slippery Elm Bark heals Ulcers or internal Wounds.

Smallage/Wild Celery Apium graveolens. Smallage prevents Muscle Cramps. A Tisane of Smallage has a Sedative Effect, and a Tea made of dried Seeds is a Treatment for Rheumatism, Arthritis, and Gout.

Solomonís Seal/Ladyís Seals/St. Maryís Seal Polygonatum multiflorum. Place the Herb in a Container and burn it before starting a Ritual; this invokes the aid of the Spirits in making a Success of the following Ritual. Solomonís Seal is used as an Herb of Protection and Exorcism. Its Root is used to make Potions which drive out all Demons, Negativity, and Evil Forces when sprinkled.

Speedwell Genus Veronica. Picking blue Speedwell Flowers will cause angry Birds to peck out your Eyes. A Child who gathers Speedwell will cause his or her Mother to die before the Year is gone.

Sphagnum Moss/Bog Moss Sphagnum cymbifolium. Sphagnum Moss heals Wounds. It is useful when bound over a Wound, to prevent Infection and keep the Wound healthy.

Spikenard/Life of Man/Old Manís Root/Pettymorell/Spignet Aralia racemosa. Make oneís Love secure by burying Spikenard in the Ground. As long as it stays there, a Lover will stay faithful. Add fresh Spikenard twice a Month or the Spell will be broken.

Spiritual Protection During Sleep Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Cedar (Genus Cedrus) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalus) Marigold/Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Mistletoe (Viscum album) Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Ti Plant (Cordyline terminalis) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Spreading Hogsweed Spreading Hogsweed extends Sexual Gratification.

St. Johnís Wort/Scare-Devil Hypericum perforatum. Hang St. Johnís Wort above the Door or in the Window to create a Spell against the Devil, Evil, Hauntings, Frightful Visions, Sorcery, Spirits, Phantoms, and Witchcraft. It also protects against Fire and Thunderbolts. Gather it on St. Johnís Eve to ward off Evil Spirits. Wear it in a Bag about the Neck for Protection. Burn it during Rituals to banish Spirits and Demons. Do not keep St. Johnís Wort about the House on Walpurgis Night; instead, burn it like an Incense. It is a common Herb used in Exorcisms and Anti-Sorcery Charms. If a Soldier wears or carries St. Johnís Wort, he will be invincible.

Success Buckeye/Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) Cinquefoil/Five Fingers/Five-Leaf Grass (Potentilla reptans) Elm Bark (Ulmus campestris) Golden Seal Herb (Hydrastis canadensis) High John the Conqueror Root (Ipomoea jalapa) Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) Jezebel Root May Apple (Mandrake) Root (Atropa mandragora) Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Scented Lucky Beans (Abrus precatorius) Silver Weed (Potentilla anserina) Squill Root (Urginea maritima) Sweet Flag Root (Acorus calamus) Tonka Beans (Dipteryx odorata) Vervain/Verbena Leaves (Verbena officinalis) Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

Sumac Rhus aromatica. Sumac alleviates Diabetes. It also removes Warts.

Sumbul Root/Euryangium Musk Root/Jatamansi/Ouchi Ferula Sumbul. Carry Sumbul Root near the Heart to ward off Diseases and bring good Luck.

Summer Savoury Satureja hortensis. Summer Savoury is associated with Satyrs. It is an essential Ingredient in Love Potions and Aphrodisiacs. When worn or carried, it is said to strengthen the Powers of the Mind. Summer Savoury increases the Sexual Desires; however, Winter Savoury does just the Opposite.

Tansy Tanacetum vulgare. Tansy deters Insects. It is recommended for bathing Bruises. It is used in Spells for Invisibility and Immortality and to keep Evil Ghosts from entering a House. Tansy Leaves are worn in the Shoe as a Charm against Fever. It is also worn by Women to aid Conception and to prevent Miscarriage.

Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus. A Tisane of Tarragon is recommended both as a Digestive and a Tonic. This Herb has long been associated with Dragons and Serpent Goddesses. It is believed that Tarragon can cure the Bites of Snakes when it is eaten or rubbed on the Wound.

Tea A Tea is an Infusion of any dried Leaves used medicinally or as a Beverage.

Thorn Apple/Jimson Weed/Stramonium Datura stramonium. A few drops of Thorn Apple Berry Juice mixed into a Potion, can cause Visions.

Thyme Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is good for Flatulence. It induces Perspiration. An Infusion of Thyme is useful in treating Colds and Sore Throats, and for stimulating the Circulation and speeding Recovery from Hangover. Thyme also aids the Digestion. The Thyme is used in Love Spells and Divinations, Dream Magick, Spells to increase Strength and Courage, and Charms against Nightmares. It is also used in Healing Spells, Purifications, and Rituals to develop Extra-Sensory Perception. A Branch of wild Thyme carried into the House of an old or ailing Man will surely cause him to die. If a young Maiden wears a Sprig of Thyme in her Hair, she will become irresistible to the opposite Sex. Carrying Thyme enables one to see the Fairy World.

Tisane A Tisane is an Infusion of dried Herbs, used as a Beverage or for Medicinal Purposes.

Tonka Bean Dipteryx odorata. The Tonka Bean is the Coumarin-containing Seed of a tropical Tree. Tonka Beans are a powerful protective Charm.

Tormentilla Root/Septfoil/Tormentil Potentilla tormentilla. Brew a Drink of Tormentilla Root to stop Fever. Also drink it to keep Witchcraft away.

Valerian/All-Heal/Amentilla/Phu/Setwall Valeriana officinalis. Drink Valerian Tea to quiet the Nerves, and sprinkle the Tea about the Home to bring Peace and stop Strife. Keeping Valerian about the House is also good to prevent Lightning Strikes. Use it as a Sedative. The Roots and Rhizome are a Carminative. Valerian is used in all Forms of Love Magick, Sleep Potions, and Purifications. It is also used for Protection. As an Amulet, it keeps away all Evil.

Vanilla Vanilla planifolia. The Vanilla Orchid is used in Love Magick. Its Beans are used as Amulets to improve Mental Powers, and its Flowers are used in Aphrodisiacs and Passion Sachets.

Vervain/Enchanterís Plant/Verbena Verbena officinalis. Vervain can be used as a Pain Killer. It hardens the Body against Torture and Fire. Vervain rids the Premises of Evil Spirits and malignant Forces. Carry the dried Plant as a Charm. Vervain is used in Wish Magick, Love Potions, Aphrodisiacs, Divinations, Charms, Incantations, Money-attracting Spells, Exorcisms, and Purifications. It is said to repel Evil Ghosts and Incubi, protect against all forms of Sorcery, Enchantments, and Charms, cure Diseases, ward off Serpents, prevent Nightmares, turn Enemies into Friends, open Locks Magickally, protect a Home against Storms and Lightning and enable one to see into the Future. It is sacred to the Roman Gods Venus and Jupiter. Carry the Vervain Root as a Charm to cure Ulcers. When worn around the Neck, it is said to attract good Luck and to protect the Wearer from Headaches and the Venomous Bites of Serpents. Wear a Chaplet of Vervain for Protection when invoking Spirits. It is traditionally gathered at the Time of the Summer Solstice, or when the Dog Star is rising. To clear the Home of Evil and make it a happy Place to live: 1. Steep Vervain in hot Water. 2. Strain the Liquid. 3. Add the cleared Liquid to other Water. 4. Clean the Home with this Mixture.

Violet Viola odorata. The Violet is a Symbol of Humility and Constancy in Love. It Cures Headaches. Make a Poultice for Bedsores and Ulcers. The Violet has been used in Aphrodisiacs, Love Spells, Wish Magick, and Healing Rituals. It is also worn to keep Evil Spirits at bay, heal Wounds, counteract bad Luck, and cure Insomnia. It is believed that Violets are weakened by the sound of loud Thunder. It is also said that Thunder causes Starlike Spots to appear on the Plant. If you make a secret Wish as you pick the first Violet you see in the Spring, your Wish will come true.

Wahoo Bark/Burning Bush/Indian Arrow Wood/Spindle Tree Euonymus atropurpureus.. Make a Tea of Wahoo Bark, and rub the Tea on a troubled Personís Head to defeat a Hex or Curse.

Wall Germander Teucrium chamaedrys. A Tisane is recommended for Gout and Rheumatism.

White Star Lily White Star Lily causes Flight.

Wild Lettuce/Sleepwort Latuca virosa. Wild Lettuce induces Sleep. It also heals Pimples and Rashes.

Wild Lupine/Blue Bean Lupinus perennis. Wild Lupine makes Horses spirited and full of Fire. Rub the Herb on your Hands to control Horses.

Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca. A Tisane of the Leaves of the Wild Strawberry is a Remedy for Diarrhoea.

Willow Genus Salix. The Willow symbolises Death and the Underworld. Its Leaves, Bark, and Wood are used in all Forms of Love Magick, Healing Spells, Lunar Magick, Divination, and Spirit Conjuring. The Willow possesses strong Powers of Protection and has long been used to avert Evil. Willow Wood is used for Magickal Wands, it Branches are traditionally used to bind Witchesí Brooms, and its Bark is crushed and burned as an Offertory Incense to Pagan Deities associated with the Moon and its Powers. A Tisane of the Bark is useful for curing Headache.

Witch Hazel Hamomelis virginiana. Witch Hazel Branches act as a divining Rod for Buried Treasure and subterranean Water. It is also a strong Astringent. It is used in Spells to heal broken Hearts and to guard against all Evil Influences.

Wolfsbane Aconitum vulparia. The Wolfsbane offers Protection against Werewolves and Vampires when worn on a Necklace or carried as a Charm. To keep these Creatures from entering a House at Night, Wolfsbane and Garlic is hung over all Doors and Windows.

Wonder of the World Root/Ginseng/Manís Health/Tartar Root Panax quinquefolium. Bury pieces of the Wonder of the World Root near where a Treasure is buried, to draw the Treasure to the Surface. It assures Longevity. The forked Root is used as a Love-attracting Amulet and as an Aphrodisiac. It is potent in all Forms of Love Enchantment and Spells that increase Sexual Potency (especially of Men.) The Root is often used in Wish Magick, Healing Rituals, and Spells to break the Powers of a Hex. When burned as an Incense, Wonder of the World Root keeps Wicked Spirits at bay and offers Protection against all Forms of Evil. Wonder of the World Root may be substituted for Mandrake Root when Spellcasting.

Wormwood/Absinthe/Green Ginger/Old Woman Artemisia absinthium. Wormwood yields a bitter-tasting Oil. Wormwood is used in making Absinthe, a green, bitter, toxic Liqueur. Wormwood is used to strengthen Psychic Powers, guard against Bewitchment, conjure Spirits, and counteract Poisons. It is effective in keeping Sea Serpents at bay. To force a Dead Person to perform a Task for you: 1. Burn Wormwood like an Incense, at Night. 2. As it burns, speak the Name of the Deceased.

Yarrow/Umbrella Herb/Venus Herb Achillea millefolium. Yarrow helps to heal Skin Gashes. It also relieves chapped Hands and Acne, cools the Skin, and helps to prevent falling Hair. Yarrow is worn as a Charm against Enemies, Sorcery, Demons, Negativity, and Ghosts. It is used in Love Divinations and Exorcisms. It is hung in Houses on Midsummerís Eve to protect the Inhabitants against Sickness throughout the ensuing Year. It also averts Evil Spells and keeps Witches and Demons from entering a House when strewn on the Doorstep. It increases Psychic Powers, and dispels Negative Influences. To ensure true Love for at least seven Years, a newlywed Couple should hang a Bunch of dried Yarrow Flowers over their Bed. Baldness can be cured by washing your hair with an Infusion of Yarrow. It is often worn at Handfasting Ceremonies. Yarrow Leaves placed inside the Nose eases the Pain of a Migraine Headache. However, plucking Yarrow from the Ground will cause your Nose to bleed.

Yellow Dock Rumex crispus. Yellow Dock relieves Skin Eruptions and Itch.

Yew Taxus baccata. The Yew is a Tree which has long been associated with Death and Funerals. A Yew brought into the House at Christmas/Yuletide will cause a Death to occur before the Year is over. Branches of Yew are cast into Graves by Mourners to make the Spirit of the buried Person rest in Peace. Yew, in the form of Potions and Powders,