How Do I Get Herbs?

For most teens, it seems difficult to get the herbs you need for spellwork. What most teens don't realize is that there are plenty of herbs in your kitchen and in your yard that you can use. Check your kitchen cabinets or local grocery stores for these:
Allspice: This herb is often used in spells for money or luck. Can be burned as an incense. Healing. Ruling Element: Fire. Used in health amulets. Place in a room with a sick person to help them heal and uplift their spirits. Promotes determination and energy.
Almonds: Money, prosperity, wisdom
Apples and seeds: Love, Healing, Garden magick, Immortality
Banana: Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
Basil: Primarily used in spells for love or money, but can also be used for protection. Best to carry fresh leaves in a sachet (red bag for love, green for money). Ruling Element: Fire. healing relationships, courage, fertility, exorcism. Add to money incense, put a pinch of Basil in four corners of you home at the start of each season to bring prosperity your way. It is said that if you grow Basil in your garden, yell and scream at it, to make a strong plant. Flying, Protection
Bay Leaf: protection against evil and illness, stops interference. wisdom, protection, psychic powers, purification, healing. Burn the leaves to induce visions. Wear as an amulet to ward off negativity. Burn and scatter on the floor to purify area. Make a dream pillow of Bay, and put under your bed pillow to induce inspiration and prophetic dreams. For the best power do this with the full moon in "Scorpio". Write a wish on a "bay leaf" with "dragons blood ink" for a powerful outcome. Healing, Purification, Strength
Bean: Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love
Caraway: Protection, Passion. Add to love sachets and charms to attract a lover (physical sense) Carry the seeds to strengthen memory. Especially powerful to "Gemini's". Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
Catnip: Power, courage, makes fierce and vengeful in battle, captures love and happiness. cat magick, familiars, joy, friendship, love. Incense is used in consecration of tools. Chewed by warriors for fierceness in battle. Large dried leaves are powerful markers in magickal books. Give to your cat to create a psychic bond. Cat magick, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Celery: Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Chili Pepper: Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
Cinnamon: Use in money drawing spells. Also aids in healing, esp. digestive problems. Ruling Element: Fire. spirituality and healing, cleansing. Spiritual quests, augmenting power, love, passion, success, psychic work, healing, cleansing. Used in dream pillows o increase psychic awareness and prosperity. Will stimulate and excite the passions of the male. Mix with Myrrh for a good general propose incense. Tie 3 Cinnamon sticks together with a green ribbon and hang on front door of business to bring customers. Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust Protection, Love
Cloves: Banishes evil, gaining whatever is sought, clears the head, friendship. money and protection, cleansing. Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Coconut: Purification, Protection, Chastity
Coriander: Primarily used is love (& lust!) spells. Also, coriander seeds are often carried for healing. Ruling Element: Fire. Protection of home, peace, good in ritual drinks, incenses for longevity and love, security. Love, Health, Healing
Corn: Protection, luck, divination. I use corn when making offerings for taking things from the forest. If I find a particular stone, stick, or herb I like, I give back an offering of corn I keep in a pouch in my pocket.
Cotton: Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing magick
Cumin: Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism
Curry: Protection
Dill: Protection, Money, Lust, Luck
Garlic: Warding off evil, drawing customers to business, visions, healing. protection and healing. Good weather, courage, exorcism. Lust, Anti-Theft
Ginger: Love, wealth, success and power.
Grapes: Fertility, garden magick, mental powers, wealth
Lemon: Purification, love, blessings. Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lettuce: Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Marjoram: Brings happiness and joy. Also, used for cleansing and protection. Before moving into your new home, sprinkle marjoram in each room (to absorb negative energy) and then sweep it away. Ruling Element: Air. protection, love, healing. Used in dream pillows for peace and restfulness, reaching into the depths to help us connect with our psychic selves. Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
Mint: Money, luck and travel, healing, strength, love, lust augment power, protection
Mustard (seeds): Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Nuts: Fertility, prosperity, love, luck
Oats: (oatmeal) Money
Onion: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, prophetic dreams, lust
Orange: Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Parsley: Love, Protection, Purification
Peas: Money, Love
Peach: Love, Exorcism, Longevity,. Fertility, Wishes
Pear: Lust, Love
Pecan: Money, Employment
Pepper: Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint: Increase psychic ability, visions, healing, sleep, love and purification. Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Plum: Healing
Potato: Image magick, Healing
Rice: Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
Rosemary: Love, power, healing sleep. Improve memory, purification, youth, protection, intellect. A good protective sachet for boat and ship passengers. Make a fresh wreath of rosemary for protection, hang in the home. Burn Rosemary and Juniper for a recuperation incense. Use for remembrance in Samhain rituals. protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Tea: Riches, Courage, Strength
Thyme: A healing herb. Use thyme in spells to promote good health, physical energy and a good night's sleep. Ruling Element: Water. healing psychic powers, fairies, courage. A pillow stuffed with thyme cures nightmares. health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage
Walnut: Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes

There are also a variety of useful magickal plants you may find in your own yard:
Aloe: Beauty, protection, success, peace. luck
Aspen: Eloquence, Anti-Theft
Aster: Love
Birch: Cleansing. New beginnings, birth, Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Cactus: Protection, Chastity
Cedar: Purification and healing. used in dream pillows to help with religious concerns and help one attain a connection to the divine. Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Chestnut: Love
Chickweed: Fertility, Love
Clover: Money, love and luck, fairies. Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Crocus: Love, Visions
Cyclamen: Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust
Cypress: Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection
Daffodil: Love, Fertility, Luck
Daisy: Lust, Luck
Dandelion Leaf: Summons spirits, dreams, clairvoyance, purification. Divination, welcoming, messages. Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Dogwood: Wishes, Protection
Elder: Flowers: Sacred to the "White Lady" and midsummer solstice. The Druids used it to both bless and curse, Burn at "Beltane" to comfort the Fae. These small tiny yellowish flowers carry a strong pungent smell. Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep
Elm: Love
Fern: Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism
Foxglove: (Poison) Protection
Gardenia: Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Geranium: Protection, Fertility, Love, Health
Grass: Protection, psychic powers
Hawthorn: Chastity, fertility, fishing, happiness
Hawthorn Berries: Also known as the May tree. The small berries are wrinkled and red and perfect for adding to your Beltane altar for May day offerings. Add to amulets for power & strength of the ancient Druids.
Heather: Use in protection spells, especially protection against violent crimes. Heather flowers are also used in spells for aid in real estate transactions. Ruling Element: Water. Protection, Rain Making, Luck
Hibiscus Flower: Divination, dreams, love, lust
Holly: Anti-lightning, balance, dream magick, luck, protection
Honeysuckle: Money, protection, psychic powers
Hyacinth: Happiness, love, protection
Hydrangea: Breaks hexes
Iris: Purification, wisdom
Ivy: Chastity, fidelity, healing, protection
Juniper: Used in dream pillows as an herb of purification and protection and helpful in spirit quests. Anti-theft, exorcism, health, love.
Juniper Berries: On a diet? Carry juniper berries to help you lose weight. Juniper is also used in spells for protection from theft, and in love spells. Ruling Element: Fire, a good incense ingredient. Used with Thyme in Druid incense for visions. Juniper berries strewn at the door discourages thieves. The mature berries can be strung and hung in the house to attract love. Crush berries in a mortar to release their aroma, mix with cedar or pine needles for a wonderful Winter Solstice incense: burn on charcoal tabs.
Lavender Flowers: A must for love spells to attract men. Also, a sachet of lavender flowers will help ease headaches, induce sleep and foster peace. Ruling Element: Air, love and money spells, pain relief, attract good spirits. long life, peace, wishes, protection, purification. Used in dream pillows for calming, reaching the depths of the subconscious mind, health and love concerns. Thrown into midsummer fires as a sacrifice to the gods. Put two handfuls of Lavender Flowers into a square of cheese cloth and tie with a purple ribbon use this aromatic washcloth in place of your usual one. Lavender was thrown into Midsummer fires by witches as a sacrifice to the ancient Gods. Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Lily: Protection, Breaking Love spells
Magnolia: Fidelity
Maple: Love, Longevity, Money
Marigold: Prophesy, the psychic, seeing magickal creatures, love, clairvoyance, dreams, business or legal affairs and renewing personal energy. Place the flower beneath the head at night to induce clairvoyant dreams. It should be gathered at noon. Gather at noon. A fresh Marigold flower can be worn to court for a favorable outcome of a trial. If you place Marigold in your mattress, you will have prophetic dreams and if you place it under your mattress it will make whatever you dream come true. Since the Marigold embodies the sun, it can make a person more attractive and confident. Add Marigold to your bath water to make this happen. A vase of fresh and bright Marigolds in a room brings a renewed surge of life to those in the room. The leaves can eaten as a salad and a yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower, by boiling. Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
Mistletoe: (Poison) Get back a love who has deserted you, solve problems. protection, fertility, healing and psychic powers, fidelity, love. Wear as a protective amulet. A good anti-lightning charm. Extinguishes fires. Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
Moss: Luck, Money
Mulberry: Protection, Strength
Myrtle: Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Oak: Protection, Strength, Wisdom, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Orchid: Love
Pansy: Love, Rain magick, Divination
Pine: Attunement to nature, centering, cleansing, healing, productivity, purification against illness. Brings one back into balance, and enhances connection with the natural world. Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Poplar: Money, Flying
Poppy: Fertility, Prosperity. Use the seeds in prosperity amulets. Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Rose: Love, psychic power and divination. Used in dream pillows for warm and loving energies, and enhancing beauty and love relations. Rose is known as the herb of love. Rose oil and Rose incense are both used in love spells. If you wash your hands with Rose water before mixing love potions, the potions will be stronger.

  • Red: I love you
  • White: I love you not
  • Yellow: I love another
  • Moss: I admire you from afar
  • Pink: My love for you is innocent
  • Orange: I love you vigorously
  • Purple: I will love you forever
  • Wild: I love you because you are fair and innocent

Rose Hips: Brings good luck, calls in good spirits. you can wear rose hips as beads to bring love to you.
Rose Petals: Another must for love spells. Use in sachets, potpourri, incense, teas, baths, and so on. Use red petals for sexual love-magick, and pink petals for family love-magick (to calm emotions, sooth stress). Ruling Element: Water. friendship, luck, protection, psychic power and divination. Add Rose bud petals to bath water to conjure up a lover. Put red Rose petals in a red velvet bag and pin this under your clothes to attract love
Shepherd's Purse: Healing, childbirth.
Snapdragon: Protection
Straw: Luck, Image magick
Tansy: Health, Longevity
Thistle: Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing
Violet: Spirituality and protection. Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
Willow: Love and divination. Protection, Healing

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