The Magickal Properties of Herbs

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Since most herbs are known by many folk names, use your Find command to find specific herbs on this page. For a more detailed look at the properties of the herbs mentioned here, go to



Palm, Date -- Fertility, Potency
Pansy -- Love, Rain Magick, Love, Divination
Papaya -- Love, Protection
Parsley -- Love, Protection, Purification
Passion Flower -- Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly -- Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea -- Money, Love
Peach -- Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes
Pear -- Lust, Love
Pecan -- Money, Employment
Pennyroyal -- Strength, Protection, Peace
Peony -- Protection, Exorcism
Pepper -- Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint -- Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers

Periwinkle (Vinca minor) aka Sorcerer's Violet, Blue Buttons *POISON*
Feminine, Venus, Water.

Patron herb of Wiccans. Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection. Best when gathered when the moon is one night old, nine nights old, 11 nights old, 13 nights old, or 30 nights old. The dried flowers may be added to any magickal mixture to enhance the working. Banishes negative energy. Makes one feel desirable. Add dried flowers or root to amulets to bring necessary changes to one's life to attract a loving partner. Plant on graves of children. Helps grieving parents heal from their loss. Keeps memory of lost child alive without unhealthy attachments.

Persimmon -- Healing, Lust
Pimento -- Love
Pine -- Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple -- Luck, Money, Chastity
Pistachio -- Breaking Love Spells
Plum -- Healing
Poke -- Courage, Hex Breaking
Pomegranate -- Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
Poplar -- Money, Flying
Poppy -- Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Potato -- Image Magick, Healing
Prickly Ash -- Love
Primrose -- Protection, Love
Purslane -- Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness


Quince -- Protection, Love, Happiness


Radish -- Protection, Lust
Ragweed -- Courage
Raspberry -- Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root -- Protection, Money
Rhubarb -- Protection, Fidelity
Rice -- Protection, Fidelity
Roots -- Protection, Power, Divination
Rose -- Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary -- Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan -- Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Success
Rue -- Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye -- Love, Fertility


Saffron -- Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers
Sage -- Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush -- Purification, Exorcism
St. John's Wort -- Health, Power, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
Sandalwood -- Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla -- Love, Money
Sassafras -- Health, Money
Savory, Summer -- Mental Powers
Skullcap -- Love, Fidelity, Peace
Senna -- Love
Sesame -- Money, Lust
Shallot -- Purification
Skunk Cabbage -- Legal Matters
Slippery Elm -- Halts Gossip
Snakeroot -- Luck, Money
Snakeroot, Black -- Love, Lust, Money
Snapdragon -- Protection
Solomon's Seal -- Protection, Exorcism
Sorrel Wood -- Healing, Health
Southern Wood -- Love, Lust, Protection
Spanish Moss -- Protection
Spearmint -- Healing, Love, Mental Powers
Spiderwort -- Love
Spikenard -- Love
Star Anise -- Psychic Powers, Luck
Strawberry -- Love, Luck
Sugar Cane -- Love, Lust
Sunflower -- Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom
Sweetgrass -- Calling Spirits
Sweetpea -- Friendship, Chastity, Courage, Strength


Tansy -- Health, Longevity
Tea -- Riches, Courage, Strength
Thistle -- Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Thistle, Holy -- Purification, Hex Breaking
Thistle, Milk -- Snake enraging
Thyme -- Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage
Toadflax -- Protection, Hex Breaking
Toadstool -- Rain Making
Tobacco -- Healing, Purification

Tonka Bean (Coumarouna odorata; Dipteryx odorata) aka Coumaria Nut, Tonqua, Tonquin Bean *DO NOT CONSUME. BELIEVED TO CAUSE CANCER*
Feminine. Venus. Water.

Love. Money. Courage. Wishes. Used extensively in love sachets and mixtures, and carried to attract love. Also worn or carried to attract money, bring luck, grant courage, and ward off illness.

Turmeric -- Purification
Turnip -- Protection, Ending Relationships


Uva Ursa -- Psychic Workings


Valerian -- Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Vanilla -- Love, Lust, Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap -- Protection, Love

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Feminine. Venus. Earth. Deities: Cerridwen, Mars, Venus, Aradia, Jupiter, Thor, Juno

The Witches Herb. Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep. Healing. Empowers any magick, especially love spells. Enhances the dreaming process and is recommended for dream quests. Used to consecrate and empower any ritual tools. Protects from negative emotions and depression. Used in house and home blessings. Turns back negativity. In love spells: add to recipes to attract mates, find true love, achieve sexual fulfilment, work sexual magick, an for bringing extra bliss on the wedding night. The herb of poets, singers, and bards. Inspires artistry. Instills a love of learning. Best when gathered at Midsummer.

Vetch, Giant -- Fidelity
Vetivert -- Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet -- Protection, Love, Lust, Luck, Wishes, Peace, Healing


Walnut -- Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Wheat -- Fertility, Money
Willow -- Love, Divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen -- Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Witch Hazel -- Protection, Chastity

Wolf's Bane -- see Aconite

Wood Rose -- Luck
Woodruff -- Victory, Protection, Money
Wormwood -- Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits



Yarrow -- Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose -- Hunting
Yerba Mate -- Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa -- Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yucca -- Transmutation, Protection, Purification


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