Like I said in my previous post, I am really interested in herbs and spices. So I thought it would be a good idea to write a guide to the most popular ones! With some letters, I am going to list several herbs because there simply are several important ones that start with the same letters. I am actually going to write two parts because 26 in one article would be too long and it would take too long for me to write. So in this one I will be listing the letters A-M and in one of my next posts, I will be talking about N-Z!
I will mainly talk about the medicinal purposes of said herbs as that’s what I know most about, but I will try to incorporate rituals and such as much as possible. I hope you enjoy this article!
Angelica is said to bring courage and harmony upon your home. Only the root is used. You can place it in a white satchel for protection or a yellow one for courage.
Whilst basil is mainly used for cooking and is a great herb in especially italian dishes, basil can be used in rituals to promote wealth, love and fertility.
B- Bay Leaves
Bay leaves can be used for seasoning too, but in witchcraft, they are most commonly known for banishing negativity. You can write things you wish to release from your life on the bay leaf and then burn it.
Chamomile is used to induce sleep, to attract love and luck and to break spells against you. You can simply drink the tea or sprinkle it around your home.
Cinnamon is a great spice to use in cooking and baking, and it can be used to bring warmth, protection, fertility and prosperity.
Dill can be used to promote love, lust and protection. You could scatter a mixture of salt and dill around your home to reverse a hex or hang it in a child’s room to protect them from bad dreams.
Eucalyptus is loved for its fresh scent and its healing abilities. It can be used in inhalations against colds and coughs. You can also hang fresh eucalyptus in your shower. The Steam will release the beneficial oils.
F- Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds can aid you to rid yourself of negative energy. Sprinkle it whereever you feel negative energy or create a protection spell bottle.
Ginger is one of my all time favourite plants. It is incredibly beneficial for your body and can help with sore throats. It also works against nausea and can provide stability and grounding.
Hibiscus petals can be put into tea blends to promote and secure love and lust. It adds a beautiful colour to your tea and can also be used in spell bottles.
I- Irish moss
Irish moss is mainly used when it comes to money and luck. Carry some of it with you when placing a bet or buying a lottery ticket, or sprinkle some of it in your carpets to attract customers.
Juniper berries help to welcome good health, vitality, love, prosperity and wisdom. You can create a bracelet out of the berries and use it as an amulet.
Kelp is a great source for iodine and stimulates the thyroid function. It is also popularily used in sea witchcraft.
Lavender is known for it’s calming function so it is used to induce sleep and for meditation. It can be put into amulets, baths or satchels and also promotes love.
L- Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm is said to lift the spirit and reduce stress. It also helps against cold sores. You can add lemon balm to your bath water or drink tea with lemon balm.
Marjoram is great for cooking and promotes love, luck and peace. It can also relieve stress, headaches and period pain.
Mint draws in energy and protection. You can give a sprig of mint to a loved one going on a journey to protect them or hang it around your house.
Mistletoe can be used in rituals of protection, love and fertility. The tradition of kissing under a mistletoe emerged from a roman fertility rite.
That is the first part of my guide. It took a lot of time but I learned a lot, too so it was definetely worth it! I hope this guide is helpful to you and I will try to write the second part as quickly as possible.
Until then, Goodbye!