DAFFODIL: Luck, love, and fertility. Used to keep negative energy away from home or alter. Place fresh daffodils in the home to increase fertility. Wear near the heart to bring good luck. It is also called: Nacissus, Lent Lily, Jonquil, Lentlily, and Goose Leek.
DAISY: Good for luck, love, protection, and innocence. Associated with babies and newborn infants. Incorporate into baby blessings and Wiccanings or to bring protective magick into a baby's sleeping area. Wear or carry to draw love. Also called: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Maudlinwort, and Moon Daisy.
DAMIANA: Lust, love magick and attracting love. Useful for any love or sex spells. Used by solitary practitioners to open the chakras and increase psychic abilities. It is said that this herb should be stored in a container with a quarts crystal. Highly used in tantra magick, astral travel, deep meditation, and spirit quest. (Note: Internal use of this herb can be toxic to the liver.)
This herb is also called: Love Leaf, and Mexican Damiana.
DANDELION LEAF: Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of the yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true. It is also known as: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive, and Piss-a-Bed.
DANDELION ROOT: Magickal uses include divination, protection, wishes and calling spirits. Use in dream pillows and sachets for sleep protection. Bury on northwest side of house to draw good luck. Also called: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, Piss-a-Bed, Wild Endive, and White Endive.
DEVIL BONE ROOT: Cut into small pieces and carry in a red flannel bag to ward off arthritis.
DEVIL'S BIT: Exorcism, love, protection, and lust.
DEVIL'S BONE ROOT: Sexual attractiveness, warding off negative energies.
DEVIL'S CLAW: Good for protection and dispelling unwanted company.
DEVIL'S SHOESTRING: This herb is a root. Luck, protection, attracting a new raise or job, giving control over opposite sex, and invisibility.
Carry in the pocket while seeking or looking for employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise.
Also called: Black Haw, American Sloe, and Stagbush.
DILL: Protection, money, lust and luck. Used in love and protection charms. Effective at keeping away dark forces, useful for house blessings. Keeps the mind cognizant of the line between superstition and the realities of magick. Place seeds in muslin and hang in the shower to attract women. Use dill seeds in money spells. The scent of dill is said to stimulate lust. Add grains of dill seed to a bath before going on a date to make yourself irresistible. Also called: Aneto, Aneton, Dill Weed, Dill Seed, Dilly, and Garden Dill.
DOGWOOD: Wishes, good health, and protection. Used in meetings in which attendees must maintain confidence on the topics of discussion. Used to guard diaries, journals, and Books of Shadows. Seal letters with dogwood oil to keep the contents for intended eyes only. Use powdered bark or flowers as an incense.
It is also known as: Boxwood, Squawbush, Budwood, Flowering Cornel, and Green Osier.
DRAGON'S BLOOD: (Resin). Energy, protection, luck, and purification. Burn as an incense to increase the potency of a spell. Has strong banishing powers against negative influences and bad habits.
A pinch under the mattress is believed to prevent impotency. Used as a form of magickal ink. Carry or sprinkle around the home or place of business to drive away negativity. Carry or wear for good luck.
It is also known as: Blood Blume, Calamus, Draco, and Dragon's Blood Palm.
You will know if you have the real thing, if it burns pinkish/red smoke. This herb was used in the Drudic ritual called, "The Pelan Tan", during "Samhain".
Put a pinch in with your magical tools, to keep unwanted eyes away.
Use in, "binding" spells to resemble real human blood.
DULSE: Good for lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals and pacifying sea winds. Throw into ocean or lake to have the sea spirits send peace your way. Likewise, throw from a high place to have the wind spirits send peace. Leave in the home to induce harmony.
EARTH SMOKE: Make an infusion, then sprinkle the infusion around the house and rub on the bottom of shoes to bring quick financial gain.
EBONY: Protection, power. Use in protection amulets. Also known as: Obeah Wood.
ECHINACEA: Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes. Useful for money drawing magick. Dried flowers can be burned as incense. Use on the alter as a offering to the spirits. Also called: Purple Coneflower, Coneflower, Rudbeckia, and Black Sampson.
ELDER: Good for sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessing and business blessing. Elder flowers are useful in dream pillows.
Wear to provide protection against evil, negativity, attackers, and the temptation to commit adultery. Used in rites of death and dying to protect the loved one during transport to the Otherworld. (Note: Elder leaves, bark, roots, and raw berries are poisonous. Please use with caution).
Also called: Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Pipe Tree, Witch's Tree, Old Lady, and Devil's Eye.
Sacred to the, "White Lady", and mid-summer solstice. The Druids used it in both bless and curse rituals. Burn at, "Beltane" to comfort the Fae. These small tiny yellowish flowers carry a strong pungent smell.
ELECAMPANE: Magically used for banishing and to dispel anger or violent vibrations. Associated with elves. Use in a sachet to attract love or in incense to purify initiates. Strong association with the Elven world and Tarot. Useful for baby blessings.
Hide a sachet of elecampane or sprinkle it around doorways to keep out bad vibrations. Ground together with vervain and mistletoe for a powerful love powder.
Also known as: Yellow Starwort, Elfdock, Elfwort, Horse-elder, Horseheal, Scabwort, Elecampagne, and Velvet Dock.
ELM: Love protection from lightning. Strong correspondence with Elven world. To stop slander, bury elm bark in a box with a piece of paper containing the name of the person who is speaking adversely about you.
Also called: Elven, European Elm, and English Elm.
EPSOM SALT: Common ingredient in ritual baths and bath salt recipes.
EUCALYPTUS: Attracts healing vibrations, great for protection and healing sachets. Use to purify any space. Use dried leaves to stuff healing poppets, pillows, or sachets. Arrange a ring of dried leaves around a blue candle and burn the candle for healing vibrations.
Carry in a sachet or amulet to help reconcile difficulties in a relationship, for protection, and/or to maintain health. Also called: Blue Gum, Curly, Mallee, River Red Gum, Mottlecah, Maiden's Gum, Fever Tree, and Stringy Bark Tree.
EVENING PRIMROSE: Magical uses include love and attracting fairies. Use in ritual baths to increase inner beauty and desirability. Also known as: Fever Plant, Field Primrose, King's Cureall, Night Willow-herb, Scabish, Scurvish, Tree Primrose, and Primrose.
EYEBRIGHT: Carry this herb to increase psychic ability, improve memory, encourages rationality and increases positive outlook. Carry to bring a humorous and bright outlook when life seems dark and negative. Also called: Eye Bright, Euphrasia, and Casse-lunette.
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