Friday, May 11, 2007

Herbs


I have never had much of a green thumb, and usually buy my herbs already dried. I found the following list on the internet for some "magical" uses of herbs and wanted to share.




ALMOND -Attracts money. Promotes alertness, wakefulness.

ALOE -Promotes patience, persistence, resolve. Also inner healing and overcoming blockages.

AMBER -Mental clarity and focus. Protection from harm, outside influences, psychic attack.

AMBERGRIS -Strengthens the effect of anything it’s added to or used with. By itself gives strength and vitality. (Substitute -Cypress and Patchouli mix).

ANISE -Psychic opening, clairvoyance, opens Third Eye. Favored in Afro-diasporic Traditions for use before and during ritual, to aid in perception of and connection to the Divine.

APHRODISIA -Passion, sexuality, romance. Sold by Orpheis High-Correll in red velvet bags to draw love.

APPLE or APPLE BLOSSOM -Promotes peace of mind, contentment, happiness, success in all undertakings.

APRICOT -Encourages sexuality and sensual passion. An aphrodisiac.

ASOFOETIDA -Protection, banishing negativity.

AZALEA -Encourages light spirits, happiness, gaiety.

BANANA -Helps to overcome serious blockages or obstacles.

BASIL -Promotes sympathy, peace, understanding. Helps to avoid arguments, clashes.

BAYBERRY -Good fortune, blessing, money and prosperity.

BAY LEAF (Laurel) -Protection, purification, repels negativity. Promotes good fortune, success, victory.

BENZOIN -Use for cleansing and purification. Helps to remove blockages. Promotes strength, confidence, will power. Strengthens the effect of anything it’s added to or used with.

BERGAMOT -Protection, prosperity. Combine with Mint to work faster.

BIRCH -Spiritual and psychic opening, connecting with spirit helpers. Promotes balance, harmony, connection to others.

CAMPHOR -Increases ones’ persuasiveness, personal influence. Adds strength to any mixture it’s part of. Also used for purification.

CARAWAY -Luck, good fortune, prosperity. Also promotes passion and enjoyment of sensuality.

CARDAMOM -Promotes love, sensuality, and sexuality. Also calmness and tranquillity.

CARNATION -Attract love or friendship, improve or deepen relationships. Promotes feeling of security and confidence. Aids in recovery from illness or difficulties.

CAYENNE -Cleansing and purification. Repels negativity. Speeds up the effect of any mixture that it’s added to.

CEDAR -Confidence, strength, power. Protection, perseverance, lastingness. Spiritual opening.

CELERY -Promotes sexuality, sensuality, ecstatic trance.

CHAMOMILE -Promotes meditation, tranquillity, inner peace.

CHERRY or CHERRY BLOSSOM -Happiness, good cheer, gaiety.

CHIVES -Protection.

CHOCOLATE -Adds to ones influence and persuasiveness. Helps others to be receptive to one.

CHYPRE -Draws money, success in gambling, promotes persuasiveness and eloquence. Made from the Rockrose plant.

CINNAMON -Luck, strength, prosperity. Increases effectiveness of any mixture it’s added to. Promotes calmness and tranquillity, especially for children. Also used as a strong protection.

CINNAMON AND SANDALWOOD -Aids meditation, spiritual opening.

CITRONELLA -Promotes eloquence, persuasiveness, prosperity. Draws friends to the home, customers to the business.

CIVIT -Strength and protection. Promotes confidence and sexual attractiveness.

CLOVER -Strengthens and deepens existing love.

CLOVES -Courage, self-confidence, very strong protection. Dispels negativity, strengthens psychic shielding. Can act as an aphrodisiac.

COCONUT -Strengthens confidence and inner resolve, heightens allure and sexual attraction.

COFFEE -Grounding and protection from negativity. Peace of mind. Helps to dispel negative thoughtforms, nightmares, overcome internal blockages.

COPAL -Promotes spiritual opening. Also protection, purification, overcoming obstacles. Repels negativity.

CORIANDER -Love and healing. Also used for protection.

CRAB APPLE -Promotes calm and tranquillity, helps settle unrest, conflict, anxiety.

CUMIN -Promotes peace and tranquillity.

CYCLAMEN -Draws and strengthens love.

CYPRESS -Calm, tranquillity, spiritual opening. Associated with death and mourning, Cypress stimulates healing and helps overcome the pain of loss.

DILL -Mental strength and quickness. Aids focus and concentration. Also used for blessing.

DOVE’S BLOOD -Promotes peace and tranquillity. Helps to settle disputes, conflict.

DRAGON’S BLOOD -Dispels negativity, gives protection, helps to overcome blockages.

EUCALYPTUS -Spiritual cleansing, purification, and healing. Helps to overcome spiritual blockages.

FENNEL -Strength.

FENUGREEK -Mental clarity, focus, dispels negativity.

FERN -Cleansing and purification, dispels negativity.

FIVE FINGER GRASS (Cinquefoil) -Protection. Also stimulates memory, eloquence, self-confidence.

FRANGIPANI -Attracts love, trust, and admiration. Promotes openness in those around one.

FRANKINCENSE -Blessing and spiritual opening. Aids meditation.

GALANGAL -Success in court or legal disputes.

GARDENIA -Promotes peace, repels strife, protects from outside influences.

GARLIC and GARLIC SKINS -Cleansing, purification. Used to dispel depression, negativity, obsessive thoughts. Draws money, prosperity. Also used as a strong protection.

GERANIUM -Overcomes negative thoughts and attitudes, lifts spirits. Promotes protection, happiness.

GINGER -Draws adventure and new experiences. Promotes sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence and prosperity. Adds to the strength of any mixture of which it is part, and makes it work more quickly.

GINSENG -Asian variety of Mandrake. Promotes vitality, strength, personal power. Heightens sex drive and sexual attractiveness.

GRAPEFRUIT -Cleansing and purification.

HELIOTROPE -Protection, prosperity, cheerfulness and gaiety.

HONEYSUCKLE -Draws success, money. Aids persuasiveness and confidence, sharpens intuition.

HYACINTH -Attracts love, luck, and good fortune. promotes peace of mind and peaceful sleep. Named for Hiakinthos, Greek God of homosexual love.

HYSSOP -Promotes spiritual opening. Also used for cleansing and purification. Lightens vibrations.

JASMINE -Love, success, spiritual aid and opening. Connected to the Moon and Lunar magic.

JUNIPER -Protection, purification, healing.

LAVENDER -Peace and tranquility.

LEMON -Cleansing, purification, removal of blockages, spiritual opening.

LEMON GRASS -Psychic cleansing and opening.

LILAC -Promotes wisdom, memory, good luck and Spiritual aid.

LILY OF THE VALLEY -Soothing, calming, draws peace and tranquility, repels negativity.

LIME -Used for purification and protection. Promotes calmness, tranquility. Also strengthens love.

LINDEN -Draws friendship and love. Also promotes healing and rejuvenation.

LOTUS -Psychic opening and spiritual growth.

MACE -Promotes self-discipline, focus, concentration. Good for meditation, study.

MAGNOLIA -Promotes psychic development. Aids meditation and spiritual opening. Promotes harmony, peace, tranquility.

MANDRAKE -Increases vitality, strength, personal power. Heightens sex drive and sexual attractiveness.

MARIGOLD -Promotes healing, psychic opening, and clairvoyance. Helps one to focus on what is truly needed, even if one is not conscious of what that is.

MARJORAM -Cleansing, purification, dispels negativity.

MATE -Grounding, cleansing, and purification. Dispels negativity and helps overcome sadness or loss.

MIMOSA -Aids psychic development, clairvoyance. Draws prophetic dreams.

MINT -Promotes energy, vitality, communication. Draws customers to a business.

MISTLETOE -Promotes prosperity, draws customers, money, business.

MUGWORT -Promotes psychic opening, clairvoyance, prophetic dreams.

MUSK -Increases confidence, self-assurance, persuasiveness. Draws new situations and prosperity.

MUSTARD SEED -Courage, faith, endurance.

MYRRH -Spiritual opening, meditation, healing.

MYRTLE -Psychic opening, spiritual aid. Enhances any mix its added to.

NARCISSUS -Promotes harmony, tranquility, peace of mind. Calms vibrations.

NEROLI -Joy, happiness, overcoming emotional blockages.

NUTMEG -Aids clarity, perception, ability to see below surfaces. Promotes social interaction, emotional openness, personal confidence.

OAKMOSS -Draws money, prosperity, good fortune.

ONION and ONION SKINS -Protection, stability and endurance. Also prosperity.

ORANGE or ORANGE BLOSSOM -Harmony, peace, emotional openness, love. Attracts prosperity and stability. Also used for purification. Considered very Solar.

ORCHID -Concentration, focus, will power. Also strengthens memory.

OREGANO -Joy, strength, vitality and added energy.

ORRIS (Iris) -Promotes popularity, persuasiveness, personal success. Aids communications and helps to open dialogs. Also used to draw love and romance.

PARSLEY -Calms and protects the home. Draws good luck, prosperity and financial increase. Also gives added energy, vitality.

PATCHOULI -Helps overcome the anger of others, calms strife, draws peace and helps settle arguments. Promotes prosperity, confidence, personal strength. Enhances sexuality and sensuality.

PENNYROYAL -Draws the help of others, promotes co-operation, financial assistance from outside sources.

PEONY -Particularly sacred in the Correllian Tradition, Peony flowers and petals promote good luck, good fortune, prosperity and business success. The Peony seed however, sometimes called a “Jumby Bean”, promotes dissension and strife.

PEPPERMINT -Promotes strength, vitality, movement and change. When added to a mixture, it speeds up the effect of the other ingredients. Also used for purification.

PETTITGRAIN -Protection.

PIKAKI -Draws comfort, prosperity, success and well being.

PINE -Cleansing, purifying, promotes clean breaks and new beginnings. Repels negativity. Also promotes prosperity, growth, and increase.

PLUMERIA -Promotes persuasiveness, eloquence, success in dealing with people. Attracts the notice of others.

POPPY -Fertility, abundance, prosperity.

PRIMROSE -Promotes the disclosure of secrets, resolution of mysteries, revelation of truth. Breaks down dishonesty and secrecy.

ROSE -Love, peace, harmony, and tranquility. Associated from ancient times with the Goddess, especially in Her form as Isis.

ROSE-GERANIUM -Blessing and protection. Averts negativity, especially in the form of gossip or false accusation.

ROSEMARY -Used for cleansing, purification, and as a strong protection. Also promotes healing and strengthens memory. Said to draw the aid of Spirits, fairies, and elves.

RUE -Protection. Repels negativity, calms emotions. Grounding. Good for smudging, psychic cleansing. Also draws prosperity by removing blockages.

SAFFRON -Promotes clairvoyance and psychism. Also attracts prosperity and good fortune through spiritual openness.

SAGE -Used for cleansing and purification, and to promote wisdom and psychic opening. Also promotes mental clarity.

SANDALWOOD -Blessing, healing, spirituality. Promotes clairvoyance, psychic opening. Also used for protection, banishing negativity.

SASSAFRAS -Good for legal situations, self-empowerment, success and overcoming obstacles.

St. JOHN’S WORT -Protection. Removes negativity, dispels depression and anxiety.

SAVORY -Sensuality, sexuality, passion. Good for sexual magic.

SESAME -Opens doors, draws new opportunities, new directions, hope. Dispels depression and negativity.

SPANISH MOSS -Protection, dispels negativity, opens blockages.

SPEARMINT -Psychic or physical protection. Repels negativity. Strengthens mental speed and clarity. Increases speed and effectiveness of any mixture its added to.

SPIKENARD -Blessing, psychic opening and spiritual elevation.

STRAWBERRY -Attracts success, good fortune, and favorable circumstances.

SWEAT PEA -Draws the loyalty and affection of others, attracts friends and allies.

TANGERINE -Promotes strength, vitality, energy.

THYME -Purification, healing, strength. Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others.

TOBACCO -Used to promote peace, confidence, personal strength. Also promotes love and sensuality. Also used for protection and freedom from outside influences.

TONKA BEAN -Draws love, money, promotes the accomplishment of goals.

TUBEROSE -Serenity, peace, tranquility. Calms the nerves and promotes romance and sensual love.

VANILLA -Joy and good fortune.

VERBENA (Verveine) -Protection, repels negativity. Promotes peace and tranquility.

VETIVERT -Protection, overcoming obstacles, repels negativity. Also draws money, prosperity.

VIOLET -Promotes peace, tranquility, happiness. Calms the nerves, draws prophetic dreams and visions. Stimulates creativity.

WILLOW -Used for drawing or strengthening love, healing, overcoming sadness. Lunar magic.

WINTERGREEN -Repels disharmony, negativity, and disease. Promotes good health, tranquility, and peace in the home. DO NOT USE INTERNALLY.

WISTERIA -Raises vibration. Promotes psychic opening, overcoming obstacles, draws prosperity.

WOOD ALOE (Lignaloes or Lignam Aloes) -Protection, success and prosperity. Often used in consecration.

WORMWOOD -Overcomes negativity, breaks through obstacles. Especially useful for dealing with spirits or the Ancestors.

YARROW -Promotes courage, confidence, and psychic opening. Draws love.

YLANG YLANG -Increases sexual attraction, persuasiveness.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous mama kelly said...

Great List !!! As people start or continue planting their gardens I'm sure it will be very helpful.


Blessings
Mama Kelly

PS love the new site design

May 11, 2007 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

Ooooh I so love your new look!! Thank you so much for this list, I've printed it out and have hung it on my cork board. It's so amazing what each herb represents...I grow savory...now I know why!! LOL xox

May 11, 2007 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Hell the only reason why I grow them is to cook with. I didn't know all the rest, well of course the sage. We got to keep the yuckies out.

May 11, 2007 at 2:14 PM  

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