BACHELOR BUTTOND: Love. Also is called: Devils Flower, Red Campion.
BAKULI PODS: Difficult to find magick items also used in sachets and potpourri.
BALM OF GILEAD TEARS: Good for love, manifestations, protection, healing, de-stessing, and assisting in healing from the loss of a loved one. Use in love sachets; carry for healing, protection and mending a broken heart. Used to dress candles for any form of magickal healing. Burn to attract spirits. Also is called: Poplar Buds, Balsam Poplar, Balm of Gilead, Mecca, Mecca Balsam, Balessan, Bechan.
BALMONY: Steadfastness, patience, and perserverance. Associated with the tortoise or turtle. Also called: Hummingbird Tree, Bitter Herb, Snake Head, Turtle Bloom.
BALSAM: Strength and breaking up negativity.
BALSAM FIR NEEDLES: Balsam Fir or The Silver Fir is associated with the moon and with the planet Jupiter. This tree belongs to the triple aspect Goddess that are in Celtic lore, offering learning, choice and progress. The tree is sacred to many Goddesses. Silver Fir is also used for magic involving power, insight, progression, protection, change, feminine rebirth, and birth.
The wood chips or the needles are sometimes used as incense and it carries a sweet forest scent, there chips or needles can be burned right on charcoals or it can also be mixed with other herbs as an incense mixture.
Balsam/Silver Fir is the quintessential Yule tree. Its branches can be used as a decoration at Yule time, either as a wreath or as a garland, where it will provide protection for the entire household or its occupants and visitors.
BAMBOO: Hex breaking, wishes, luck and protection. Carve a wish into bamboo and bury it in a secluded area to make your wish come true. Carry a piece of bamboo for good luck.
BANANA: Is good for fertility, potency and prosperity.
BANYAN: Luck and Happiness.
BARBERRY: Cleansing, sorcery, atonement, freeing oneself from the power or control of another. Also called: Witches Sweets.
BARLEY: Healing, love, and protection. Harvests. Scatter on the ground to keep evil at bay. Tie barley straw around a rock and throw it into a river or lake while you are visualizing any pain you have to make the pain go away.
BASIL: This herb is good for love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy and protection. Dispels confusion, fears and weakness. Drives of hostile spirits. Associated with Candlemas. Carry to move forward in a positive manner despite perilous danger.
Strewn on the floors to provide protection from evil. Sprinkle an infusion of basil outside of the building where you hope to be employed for good luck in a job interview (be careful not to be seen!) or in your business to attract money and success.
Wear or carry to aid in attracting money and prosperity. Also called: Common Basil, Sweet Basil, St. Josephwort, St. Joseph's Wort, Tulsi, Tulasi, Krishnamul, Kala Tulasi, Witches Herb, Alabahaca, American Dittany.
Add Basil to money incense, put a pinch of this herb in the four corners of your home at the start of each season to bring prosperity your way. It is said that if you grow this herb in your garden, "yell and scream at it, to make a strong plant."
BAT HEAD ROOT: Used to obtain wishes.
BAY LAUREL: Purification, house and business blessing, and clearing confusion. Attracts romance. Keep potted plant to protect home from lightning. Place in a dream pillow for sound sleep and to induce prophetic dreams. Also called: Bay, Sweet Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Baie, Daphne.
BAY LEAF: Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and then burn the leaves to make the wishes come true. Or write a wish on a bay leaf with dragons blood ink for a powerful out come. Place under the pillow (or use in dream pillow) to induce inspiration and prophetic dreams. For the best power, do this with the full moon in "Scorpio". Place in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf to protect yourself against black magick.
This herb is also used for clairvoyance. Burn the leaves to induce visions. Wear as an amulet to ward off negativity. Burn and scatter on the floor to purify the area (or on your alter).
BAYBERRY: This herb is good for, good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief. Burn a white candle sprinkle with bayberry bark for good fortune and money.
Also called: American Vegetable Tallow Tree, Myrtle, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Candleberry Myrtle, Tallow Shrub, American Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Tallow, Waxberry, Berberry, and Pepperidge Bush.
BEDSTRAW (Fragrant): Used for love and lust.
BEECH: Wishes, happiness and divination. Improves literary skills. Place a leaf of beech between covers of Book of Shadows to increase inspiration.
BEET: Love, Beet juice can be used as ink for love magick or as a substitute for blood in spells and other rituals.
BELLADONNA: Healing and forgetting past loves. Provides protection when placed in a secret place in the home. Place on a ritual alter to honor the deities and add energy to rituals, (Note: do not ingest).
Also called: Banewort, Deadly Nightshade, Sorcerer's Berry, Whitch's Berry, Death's Herb, Devil's Cherries, Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man's Cherries.
BENZOIN: Purification, prosperity, soothing tension, dispelling anger, diminishing irritability, relieving stress and anxiety, and overcoming depression. Promotes generosity and concentration. Good to burn while using the Tarot or for success in intellectual matters. Smoulder for purification. An incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil is said to attract customers to your place of business. Also called: Storax, Snowbells, Gum Benzoin, Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin, Benzoin Gum, Ben, Benjamen.
BERGAMOT: Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep. Carry in a sachet while gambling to draw luck and money. Very powerful for attracting success. Burn at any ritual to increase its power. Also is called: Orange Mint.
BETEL NUT: Protection and banishing.
BILBERRY BARK: Used for protection. Also called: Whortleberry, Black Whortles, Whinberry, Huckleberry, Bleaberry, Blueberry, Airelle.
BIRCH: Protection, exorcism and purification. A birch planted close to the home is said to protect against lightning, infertility, and the evil eye. Also called: White Birch, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch, Tree of Life, Lady of the Woods.
BISTORT: Is good for fertility, divination, clairvoyance, psychic powers. Carry in a sachet for fertility and concentration. Add to any herbal mixture to boost divination. Burn with frankincense during divination or to enhance psychic powers.
Carry in a yellow flannel bag to attract wealth and good fortune. Sprinkle an infusion of bistort around the home to drive out poltergeists. Also called: Bistort Root, or Dragonwort.
BLACK COHOSH: Love, courage, protection and potency. Use in love sachets or in the bath water to prevent impotence. Carry in your pocket or amulet for courage and/or strength. Sprinkle around a room to drive evil away. Add an infusion of the herb to bath water to ensure a long and happy life.
Burn as a love incense. Put in a purple flannel bag for protection for accidents and sudden death and to keep others from doing you wrong. Also it is called: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Squawroot, Bugwort, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Rattlesnake Root, Richweed.
BLACK HAW: Protection, gambling, luck, power and employment. Carry in the pocket while seeking employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise. Also known as: Devil's Shoestring, Stagbush and American Sloe.
BLACK PEPPER: Good for banishing negativity, exorcism, and protection from evil.
BLACK SALT: Black Salt is used in banishing and in binding rituals. Great for bothersome neighbors. Magically used to remove negative energies of thought forms from items. This type of salt is often used to remove hexes and other harmful or negative energies.
Cleansing your magical implements in a bath of black salt and water, and then wash in a bath of sea salt to purify the items and allow in only positive energies.
A perfect ingredient for filling, binding poppets, for a powerful outcome. Place a black candle in a pile of black salt for Samhain Remembrance rituals, sprinkle on Ouiji Boards with Black Salt before using the board.
BEARBERRY LEAVES: Magical use; Use in amulets for animal magic, animal shapshifting. Burn these leaves like sage leaves to honor the Celtic Gods and Goddesses. Burn with meditation incense to heighten one's psychic powers.
Sprinkle powder leaves on shoes to take you to your true love. Wonderful little leaves for spellcrafting in candles, around candles on alter. These smell, sturdy, elongated leaves are up to approximately one inch long.
BLACKBERRY: Healing, protection and money. Sacred to Brighid. Leaves and berries said to attract wealth and healing.
BLADDERWRACK: Good for protection, sea spells, wind spells, money, psychic powers and attracting customers. Wear in a charm for protection during travel, especially when traveling by water. Also called: Kelp, Seawrack, Kelpware, Black-tang, Cutweed, Sea Oak, Sea Spirit.
BLESSED THISTLE: Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking. Carry for strength and for protection. Place a bowl of blessed thistle in a room to renew the vitality and strengthen the spirit of its occupants. Men who carry thistle become better lovers. Also known as: Holy Thistle, St. Benedict Thistle, Spotted Thistle, Cardin.
Place in windows or doorways to keep curses and evil spirits out. A favorite root for use in voodoo to defeat hexes and spells that are aimed against you. Also called: Red Root, Red Indian Paint, Tetterwort, Blood Root, Indian Paint, Pauson, Red Paint Root, Red Puccoon, Sanguinariat.
BLOWBALL: Good for love and wishes. Carry in a red bag to grant wishes. Blow to the four directions when searching for love.
BLUE COHOSH: Empowerment, purification, money drawing, love breaking, and for driving evil away.
BLUE VIOLET: Love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection from all evil. Carried for protection and to encourage fortune and changed luck. Mixed with lavender to attract lust and love. Worn to calm tempers and bring sleep. Also called: Sweet Scented Violet.
BLUEBELL: This herb is great for luck, truth and friendship. Incorporate into rituals of death and dying to comfort those left behind and ease their sorrow. Also called: Culverkeys, Jacinth, Auld Man's Bell, Ring o' Bells, and Wood Bells.
BLUEBERRY: Protection, (Note. Though not recommended), blueberry is said to cause confusion and strife when tossed in the doorway or path of an enemy.
BONESET: Protection, exorcism and warding off evil spirits. Sprinkle an infusion of boneset around the home to rid it of evil and negativity. To curse an enemy, burn as an incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy. (Note. Not recommended, remember the Law of
Thees!). Also it is called: Feverwort, Agueweed, Crosswort, Eupatorium, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, and Vegetable Antimony.
BORAGE: Courage and psychic powers. Float the flowers in a ritual bath to raise one's spirits. Carry or burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character. Sprinkle an infusion of Borage around the house to ward off any evil.
Also called: Bee Bread, Starflower, Herb of Gladness, Bugloss, Burrage, and Cool Tankard.
BRAZIL NUT: Good luck in love affairs.
BREWERS YEAST: Used in facial mask potions.
BRIMSTONE: Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemy's power over you. Burn at midnight near your back door to ward off evil. Also called: Sulfur Powder.
BROOM TOPS: Purification, wind spells, divination and protection. Sprinkle an infusion of broom tops around the home to clear away all evil. It is also called: Irish Broom, Scotch Broom, and Besom Broom.
BUCHU: Good for divination, wind spells, psychic powers and prophetic dreams. Add buchu leaves to bath water to enable yourself to foretell the future. Also called: Bucco, Agathosma Betulina, Bookoo, Bucku, Buku and also Bucco.
BUCKEYE: Divination, good luck, and attracting money and wealth. Carry whole anointed with money oil and/or wrapped in a dollar bill for constant increase in money flow. A popular Hoodoo charm for gamblers. Carry in pocket for protection against arthritis. Also called: Horse Chestnut.
BUCKTHORN: Sorceries, elf magick, and driving away enchantments. Used as a luck generator in legal matters and for winning in court. Place the branches of buckthorn near doors or windows to drive away evil and bad vibrations. To make a wish, stand in an open area facing east and concentrate on your wish; turn to your left until you are facing east again, continually sprinkling buckthorn bark powder (or an infusion made with buckthorn bark) as you turn. Also called: Arrowwood, Black Dogwood, Black Alder Dogwood, Black Alder Tree, and Persian Berries.
BUCKWHEAT: Money, protection, and fasting. Use in charms and spells to obtain treasure, riches, and wealth.
BURDOCK: Used for cleansing magick when feeling highly negative about oneself or others. Use in protection incenses and spells. Rinse with a decoction of burdock to remove negativity or negative feelings about yourself or others. Also called: Burr Seed, Clotbur, Bardana, Cocklebur, Hardock, Hareburr, Hurrburr, Turkey Burrseed, Fox's Clote, Happy Major, Lappa, Love Leaves. Personata, and Beggar's Buttons.
BURNET: Used for protection, consecration of ritual tools, and counter magick; also used to magickally treat depression and despondency. Also called: Italian Pimpernel, Salad Burnet, Greater Burnet.
BUTCHERS BROOM: Wind spells, divination, protection and psychic powers.
BUTTERBUR: Used for love, divination and to raise one's spirit by increasing sense of hope and faith. Also known as: Bog Rhubarb, Butterdock, Umbrella Plant, Lagwort, and Sweet Coltsfoot.
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