Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Magickal Herb Attributes


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


VALERIAN: Valeriana officinalis.
Feminine, Venus/Mercury, Water/Earth.
Origin: Over 150 species. Native to Europe, northern Asia, Africa, U.S.A., India and Japan.
Part Used: Root.
Uses: Animals, consecration, exorcism, happiness, hex-breaking, love, lust, peace, protection, purification, sleep.
Other: A substitute for graveyard dust. May have been used by Pied Piper of Hamlin to intoxicate the rats so he could lure them away.
VANILLA: Vanilla planifolia.
Feminine, Venus, Water.
Origin: Central America and Mexico. Other species native to Tahiti.
Part Used: Bean, essential oil, sometimes the extract.
Uses: Inspiration, intuition, love, lust, mental, peace.
Other: Voodoun love oil. Substitutes - Vanilla leaf (achyls triphylla) is a coastal plant, and Vanilla ordhis (Nigritella angustifolia) of Europe. Vanillin is a synthetic version, said to be made from coal tar.
VERBENA:
See Lemon Verbena.
VERVAIN: Verbena officinalis. Verbena species.
Feminine, Venus, Earth.
Origin: Native to Europe, China and Japan.
Part Used: Leaves and flowers.
Uses: Annointing, banishing, chastity, creativity, exorcism, healing, hex- breaking, inspiration, knowledge, love, lust, peace, prosperity, protection, purification, release, sleep, youth.
Other: Cerridwyn. Sacred to Druids - used with Mistletoe and Mandrake to return curses to enemies. It was common in their many rites and incantations. It was so highly esteemed that offerings of this herb were made to the gods. The Greeks burned it for a favorable prophecy. Sacred to Romans, Persians, and ancient Egyptians.
Sabbat: Midsummer.
VETIVERT: Vetiveria zizanioides, Andropogon muricatus.
Feminine, Venus, Earth.
Origin: Southern India and Sri Lanka.
Part Used: Leaves, roots, essential oil.
Uses: Anti-theft, banishing, to increase business, hex-breaking, love, luck, prosperity, protection, virility.
Other: It is a grass related to Lemongrass and Citronella. Used as a fixative in mixes. Used to increase power of spells. And this contributed by Arieanna....Said to be useful in increasing the power of manipulative magick.
VIOLET: Viola odorata.
Feminine, Venus, Water/Air.
Origin: Over 200 species mostly native to Europe and Asia.
Part Used: Leaves, flowers, essential oil.
Uses: Banishing, beauty, fidelity, healing, justice, love, luck, lust, peace, protection, release, wishes.
Other: To break down barriers of indifference. Use with Lavender for an aphrodisiac. Fragrance comforting to those whose children have died.
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara.


WILLOW: Salix genus.
Feminine, Moon, Water.
Origin: Over 100 species native to central and southern Europe and eastern U.S.A.
Part Used: Wood, bark.
Uses: Anti-theft, clairvoyance, compassion, consecration, divination, exorcism, fertility, healing, hex-breaking, love, to prevent nightmares, protection, release, to conjur spirits.
Other: To conjur spirits, burn with Sandalwood at the waning Moon. One of the seven sacred trees of the Irish and a Druid sacred tree. Connected to Hecate. An Amerindian tree. Symbolizes death and the Underworld. A tree of enchantment, sacred to the Moon Goddess.
WINTERGREEN: Gaultheria procumbens.
Feminine, Moon/Mercury, Water/Earth.
AKA: Teaberry.
Origin: Northeastern U.S.A. and Canada.
Part Used: Berries, leaves, essential oil.
Uses: Animals, healing, hex-breaking, luck, prosperity, protection.
Other: CAUTION: Essential oil is poisonous!
WOLFSBANE: Aconitum napellus.
Feminine, Saturn, Water.
AKA: Aconite, Monkshood.
Origin: Himalayas through Europe to Great Britain.
Part Used: Flowers, seeds.
Uses: Invisibility, protection.
Other: Sacred to Hecate. Used in flying ointments. CAUTION: Highly poisonous!
WOODRUFF: Asperula odorato.
Masculine, Mars, Fire.
AKA: Woodde rowffe.
Origin: Northern Europe.
Part Used: Leaves.
Uses: Consecration, prosperity, protection, purification, release, transformation.
Other: A Druid sacred herb. Success in battle. Used as a strewing herb.
Sabbat: Beltane.
WORMWOOD: Artemisia absinthium.
Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Origin: Native to Eurasia and N. Africa.
Part Used: Leaves, essential oil.
Uses: Animals, binding, divination, exorcism, hex-breaking, love, protection, psychic, calling spirits.
Other: To call spirits, burn with Sandalwood. A Druid sacred herb; very magickal and sacred to Moon deities. CAUTION: Toxic. Sacred to Isis.
Sabbat: Samhain.


YARROW: Achillea millefolium.
Feminine, Venus/Saturn, Water/Earth.
Origin: Native to Europe and possibly N. America.
Part Used: Flower, leaves, essential oil.
Uses: Animals, banishing, clairvoyance, consecration, courage, divination, exorcism, fertility, friends, hex-breaking, longevity, love, luck, newlyweds, protection, psychic, release. Other: Lasting love. Amerindian herb.
YEW: Taxus baccata.
Feminine, Saturn, Water/Earth.
Origin: Tree native to Europe, N. Africa and western Asia.
Part Used: Berries, wood.
Uses: Clairvoyance, compassion, divination, memory, peace, protection.
Other: A Druid sacred tree. Sacred to the deities of death and rebirth. Once used to raise the dead. CAUTION: Poisonous.
Sabbat: Yule.
YLANG-YLANG: Cananga odorata.
Venus, Water.
Origin: Tropical Asia.
Part Used: Essential oil.
Uses: Happiness, love, lust, peace.


Not herbs, but sometimes used in incense:
SALT
Earth.
Uses: Confers blessings. Sacred to many cultures. Grounding, cleansing, burns away negativity, purity. Often used in prosperity spells.
SALTPETER
Mars.
Uses:Use only in Mars or Saturn blends. Used to make self-lighting charcoal. To make loose incenses sparkle when burned.
SULPHUR
Sun/Fire.
Uses: Banishing, unhex, countermagick, protection.
Other: It stinks.
WINE
Uses: Often used to slightly moisten dry incenses to blend aromas.
Sabbat: Lughnassadh, Mabon, Midsummer, Yule, Samhain.
OLIVE OIL
See Olive.

1999 - 2002 Emer Setante. All Rights Reserved. You may copy this text for your own personal use or for your personal web pages; however, you may not sell or otherwise use any or all for commercial or monetary gain without written consent from the author.

I've worked hard on these pages. If you do use any of this text, please be sure my copyright notice remains attached and that I get credit for my hard work. If you use this on your web pages, a link to my page would be nice.



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


The Baneful Herbs
To the Enchanted Gardens Main Index
To Ambrosia Main Page