Place around the bedroom or carry to enforce or maintain chastity or celibacy. Sacred to the fairy. Used to decorate maypoles. Used in weddings and handfastings to increase fertility. Wear while fishing to ensure a good catch.
Wear or carry to promote happiness and protect against lightning. Keep in the house to repel ghosts and evil spirits. An infusion of the herb used to wash floors will remove negative vibrations.
Also called: Hawthorn, Haw, May Bush, May Tree, Mayblossom, Mayflower, Quickset, Thorn-apple, Tree Whitethorn, Bread and Cheese Tree, Quick, Gazels, and Ladies' Meat.
This herb was very sacred to the Druids. The small berries are wrinkled and red and perfect for adding to your Betlane alter for May day offerings.
Add to amulets for power and strength.
HAY: Pregnancy and fertility.
HEAL ALL: Uses include all purpose healing and successful gambling.
HEATHER: Good for luck, protection, and immortality. Dip in water and sprinkle it around in a circle to bring rain. Carry in sachets or charms to protect against rape and other violent crimes. Hang or use in home decorations to promote peace. Burn with fern to bring rain.
Also called: Scotch Heather, and Ling.
HELIOTROPE: Gaiety, prosperity, cheerfulness, and protection. Use in rituals of Drawing Down the Sun or in magickal workings requiring strengthening of the solar aspects of the self. Place under the pillow to induce prophetic dreams. It is said that if you sleep with fresh heliotrope under your pillow, you will dream of the person that has stolen from your home.
Also known as: Cherry Pie, and Turnsole.
HEMLOCK: This herb is used to paralyze a situation. (Note: Highly poisonous, DO NOT CONSUME.)
HENBANE: Dried leaves are used in the consecration of ceremonial vessels. Used in love sachets and charms to gain the love of the person desired. Thrown into water to bring rain.
Also this herb is called: Hogs Bean, Sunkran, Henbells, and Devil's Eye.
Also a great hair coloring agent.
HIBISCUS: Attracting love and lust, divination, and dreams. Carry in a sachet or burn as an incense to attract love.
Also known as: Kharkady.
HICKORY: Good for legal matters, love, lust, and protection.
HIGH JOHN: This is an "All Purpose) herb, the uses of High John includes strength, confidence, conquering any situation, obtaining success, winning at gambling, luck, money, love, health, and protection.
Very useful in all ritual work pretaining to prosperity.
Wash hands in an infusion of the herb before playing a game of chance.
Also called: Jalap Root, High John the Conqueror, and John the Conqueror.
HOLLY: Marriage, dream magick, luck, and love. Planted around the outside of the house for protection. Used as a decoration at Yule. When carried by men, is thought to heighten masculinity.
This herb is also known as: Tinne, Hulm, Bat's Wings, Hulver Bush, and Holm Chaste.
HOLLYHOCK: Increases success in the material world, increases flow of money, or acquire new possessions. Grow near the house to help the success of the family flourish.
HONEY: Used for attraction and solar magick.
HONEYSUCKLE: Good for success, drawing money, and quick abundance; Aids persuasiveness and confidence, sharpens intuition. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers or use honeysuckle in charms and sachets to attract money. Crush the flowers and rub into the forehead to enhance psychic powers. Also called: Jin Yin Hua, Woodbine, Dutch Honeysuckle, and Goat's Leaf.
HOPS: This herb is good for relaxing and sleep producing; a fantastic herb for dream pillows. Believed to increase the restfulness and serenity of sleep. Also used for healing rituals, sachets, and incense.
Also known as: Hop Flower, and Beer Flower.
A pillow of the dried white of gold fruit like bids, help to bring on sleep. String a bunch of the fresh buds and hand them in the bedroom of a sick person, for improvement in their health.
HOREHOUND: Sacred to Horus. Protective; helps with mental clarity during rituals; stimulates creativity and inspiration; balances personal energies. Excellent for use in home blessings. Place near the doorways to keep trouble away.
Also called: Bugleweed, White Horehound, Marrubium, and Hoarhound.
HORSESHOE CHESTNUT: Magickal uses include healing and money. Also called: Buckeye.
HYACINTH: This herb promotes peace of mind and peaceful sleep. Attracts love, luck, and good fortune. Named for Hiakinthos, Greek God of homosexual love, this is the patron herb for gay men. Guards against nightmares when used as an oil.
HYDRANGEA: Hex breaking, love drawing, bring back a lover, fidelity, and binding.
HYSSOP: This herb is the most widely used purification herb in magick. Lightens vibrations and promotes spiritual opening; used for cleansing and purification.
Said to protect property against burglars and trespassers.
Used to consecrate magickal tools or items made of tin. The best herb for physical cleansing and washing of temples, ritual tools, or oneself (bath magick). Add to baths and sachets, infuse and sprinkle on objects or people for cleansing or hang in the home to purge it of evil and negativity.
Also known as: Ysopo, and Yssop.
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