CARNATION

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CARNATION (Dianthus carophyllus) Sk Dg Folk Names: Gillies, Gilliflower, Jove’s Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-InWine Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deity: Jupiter Powers: Protection, Strength, Healing Magical Uses: Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold, carnations can be used in all-purpose protective spells. Carnations are placed in convalescent rooms to give the …

CARDAMON

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CARDAMON (Elettaria cardamomum) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Erzulie Power: Lust, Love Magical Uses: The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. They are also baked into apple pies for a wonderful amatory pastry, and are added to love sachets and incenses.

CARAWAY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CARAWAY (Carum carvi) G Folk Names: Kummel, Alcaravea Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers Magical Uses: The caraway serves as protection against Lilith, as well as all manner of evil spirits, entities and plain old negativity. It is often carried for this purpose. Any object which holds some caraway seeds is theft-proof. The …

CAPER

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CAPER (Capparis spinosa) Folk Names: Fakouha, Lasafa, Shafallah Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Potency, Lust, Love Magical Uses: A man who suffers from impotency has but to eat some capers and he will be cured. The caper is also used in love and lust formulae.

CAMPHOR

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

(Cinnamomum catnphora) X: Do not use in the faces of small children. Folk Names: Kafoor, Camphire, Chang Nao Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Chastity, Health, Divination Magical Uses: Sniff to lessen sexual desire. Also place beside the bed for this purpose. A bag of camphor (or the bark of a camphor tree) hung around the neck, prevents the …

CAMELLIA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CAMELLIA (Camellia japonica) Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Riches Magical Uses: The camellia brings riches and luxury, and so is used in spells of this kind. Place the fresh blossoms in vessels of water on the altar during money and prosperity rituals.

CALAMUS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CALAMUS (Acorus calamus) Poison: Several plants are sold under the name of Calamus and two of those are very dangerous to take internally, so we must recommend not using calamus internally. Folk Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, Myrtle Grass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush, Sweet Sedge, Lubigan Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: …

CACTUS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CACTUS Few are poisonous, ingest only those used for food. Powers: Protection, Chastity Magical Uses: Cacti of all kinds are protective, owing to their spines. Grown indoors, they protect against unwanted intrusions and burglaries, and also absorb negativity. Outside, one cactus should be placed facing each direction, next to the house, to further protect it. Cactus spines are sometimes used …

CABBAGE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

CABBAGE (Brassica oleracea) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Luck Magical Uses: Cabbage should be planted in the garden the first thing after a couple has been married, if they wish to have good luck in their marriage and garden.

BURDOCK

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BURDOCK (Arctium lappa) G Folk Names: Bardana, Beggar’s Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hurrburr, Personata Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incenses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into …

BUCKWHEAT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BUCKWHEAT (Fagopyrum spp.) A Folk Names: Beechwheat, Brank, French Wheat, Saracen Corn Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Money, Protection Magical Uses: Grind the seeds (make flour) and sprinkle around your house in a circle to keep evil from it. Or, use to form magic circles on the floor around you while performing magic. Add a few grains of …

BUCKTHORN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus catharticus, R.frangula, R.spp.) PNL t I AbIiCh-12 R. frangula bark must be aged two years prior to internal use. Folk Name: Hart’s Thorn Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters Magical Uses: Branches of the buckthorn, placed near doors and windows, drive away all enchantments and sorceries, according to Dioscorides. A charming legend …

BUCHU

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BUCHU (Barosma betulinay Agathosma betulina) P K Folk Names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, Oval Buchu, Short Buchu, Sab, Pinkaou Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: An infusion of buchu, when drunk, enables one to foretell the future. Frankincense mixed with buchu is burned directly before retiring to produce prophetic dreams. Only a small amount …

BROOM

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BROOM (Cytisus scoparius) Poison Folk Names: Banal, Basam, Besom, Bisom, Bizzon, Breeam, Broom Tops, Brum, Genista Green Broom, Irish Broom, Irish Tops, Link, Scotch Broom, Hog Weed Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Air Powers: Purification, Protection, Wind, Spells, Divination Magical Uses: Broom is used in purification and protection spells, and is hung in the home to keep evil out. Also, …

BROMELIAD

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BROMELIAD (Crypanthus spp.) Folk Names: Chameleon Star, Earth Star Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Power: Protection, Money Magical Uses: Grow a bromeliad in the home for money and luxuries. The plants are also protective, and so are a good choice of house plants.

BRIONY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BRIONY (Bryony spp. dioica) Poison Folk Names: Gout Root, Ladies’ Seal, Mad Root, Snake Grape, Tamus, Tetterberry, Wild Hops, Wild Vine, Wood Vine, English Mandrake Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Image Magic, Money, Protection Magical Uses: The briony root is often used as a substitute for the rare mandrake root in various image magic operations. Money placed near …

BRAZIL NUT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BRAZIL NUT (Bertholletia excellsa) Eat only the processed nut Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury The Herbs 65 Element: Air Powers: Love Magical Uses: Brings good luck in love affairs if carried as a talisman.

BRACKEN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BRACKEN (Pteridium aquilinum) X Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Healing, Rain Magic, Prophetic Dreams Magical Uses: If you burn bracken outside, rain will fall. Bracken is also used for protection, healing and fertility. If the root is placed beneath the pillow it causes solutions of problems to appear in dreams.

BORAGE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BORAGE (Borago officinalis) Herb: X; Seed oil: G Folk Names: Bugloss, Burrage, Herb of Gladness, Star Flower, Borak, Lisan selvi, Lesan-El-Tour Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Courage, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Carry the fresh blossoms to strengthen your courage, or place one in your buttonhole for protection when walking outdoors. A tea of borage induces psychic powers.

BONESET

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

  BONESET (Eupatorium perfoliatum) X Folk Names: Agueweed, Crosswort, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, Wood Boneset Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: Protection, Exorcism Magical Uses: The plant wards off evil spirits. Make an infusion and sprinkle about the house to drive away evil.  

BODHI

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BODHI (Ficus religiosa) Folk Names: Bo-Tree, Peepul Tree, Pipul, Sacred Tree Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deities: Buddha, Vishnu The Herbs Powers: Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation Ritual Uses: The plant is sacred to Vishnu who, like Buddha, was said to have been born beneath it. In the East, sacred fires are fed with its wood. Since Buddha also sat …

BLUE FLAG

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLUE FLAG (Iris versicolor) Poison P V Folk Names: Flag Lily, Fleur-de-Lys, Iris, Liver Lily, Poison Lily, Poison Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag, Water Iris Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Money Magical Uses: Carry the root for financial gain. The root is also placed in cash registers to increase business.

BLUEBERRY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLUEBERRY (Vaccinum frondosum, V. angustifolium, V. corymbosum, V. pallidum) Leaf: G Folk Names: Bilberry Power: Protection Magical Uses: Place some blueberries beneath the doormat to keep undesirables away from your property, or from entering your home. This protects against evil as well. Make blueberry pies or tarts and eat when under psychic attack; this gets the protection inside you and …

BLUEBELL

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLUEBELL (Campanula rotundifolia) Folk Names: Harebell Powers: Luck, Truth Magical Uses: If you can turn a bluebell inside out without tearing or damaging it, you will eventually have the one you love. The next time you see a bluebell, pick it and repeat the following words: Bluebell, bluebell, bring me some luck before tomorrow night. Slip it into your shoe …

BLOODROOT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLOODROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis) Poison P V Folk Names: King Root, Red Root, Tetterwort Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Protection, Purification Magical Uses: The root is carried or worn to draw love. It is also carried to avert evil spells and negativity. Place near doorways and windowsills so the home will be protected. The darkest red roots are …

BLEEDING HEART

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

  BLEEDING HEART Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love Gender: Feminine Magical Uses: Crush the flower. If the juice is red, your love has a heart full of love for you. But if it is white, he or she doesn’t love you. When grown, the plant brings love. The bleeding heart, when grown indoors, has the reputation of producing negative …

BLADDERWRACK

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLADDERWRACK (Fucus vesiculosus; various other plants) P N H Folk Names: Bladder Fucus, Cutweed, Kelp, Sea Spirit, Seawrack, Seetang, Meeriche, Sea Oak, Black Tang Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Seaweeds generally give protection to those at sea, or those who are flying over it. Therefore, intercontinental travellers should …

BLACKBERRY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BLACKBERRY (Rubus villosus) G Folk Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble-Kite, Bumble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Goutberry, High Blackberry, Thimbleberry Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Brigit Powers: Healing, Money, Protection Ritual Uses: Blackberry was considered to be sacred to some of the old Pagan deities of Europe, and was used in worship. To the present day, blackberry pies are baked on Lughnasadh …

BITTERSWEET

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BITTERSWEET (Celastrus scandens-American Bittersweet; Solanum dulcamara-European Bittersweet) American Bittersweet: Poison Folk Names: For American Bittersweet: Wax Work, False Bittersweet. For European Bittersweet: Violet Bloom, Felonwort, Woody Nightshade, Scarlet Berry, Dulcamara, Bitter Nightshade Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Some bittersweet placed beneath the pillow will help you in forgetting a past love. The bittersweet is …

BISTORT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BISTORT (Polygonum bistorta) Folk names: Dragonwort, Easter Giant, English Serpentary, Osterick, Passions, Patience Dock, Red Legs, Snakeweed, Sweet Dock Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Powers: Psychic Powers, Fertility Magical Uses: Carry bistort if you wish to conceive. Burn with frankincense to improve psychic powers, or when using divination. The infusion sprinkled about a place will drive out poltergeists. Bistort …

BIRCH

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BIRCH (Betula pendula, B.pubescens, B. lenta, B. alba) G Folk Names: Beithe, Bereza, Berke, Beth, Bouleau, Lady of the Woods Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Thor Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Purification Magical Uses: Birch twigs have been used to exorcise spirits by gently striking possessed people or animals, since the birch is a purificatory or cleansing herb. The tree …

BETONY, WOOD

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BETONY, WOOD (Stachys betonica, Stachys officinalis, Betonica officinalis) G Folk Names: Bishopwort, Lousewort, Purple Betony Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Purification, Love Magical Uses: Betony has long been celebrated as a protective and purificatory herb. The pseudo-Apuleius said that the plant protected the wearer’s soul as well as the body, and that when placed beneath the pillow …

BE-STILL

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BE-STILL (Thevetia peruviana, T. nereifolia) Poison Folk Names: Trumpet Flower, Yellow Oleander, Flor Del Peru, Lucky Nut Powers: Luck Magical Uses: In Sri Lanka, the seeds are known as “lucky beans” and are worn as talismans or charms to attract luck.

BERGAMOT, WILD

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BERGAMOT, WILD (Monarda fistulosa) P Folk Names: Horsemint, Bee Balm, Monarda Gender: Feminine Element: Air Power: Clarity Magical Uses: Wild Bergamot can be used to bring clarity and good working order to the surface of any situation.

BERGAMOT, ORANGE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BERGAMOT, ORANGE (Mentha citrata) Folk Names: Bergamot, Orange Mint Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Money Magical Uses: The leaves of the orange bergamot are slipped into wallets and purses to attract money. Fresh leaves are also rubbed onto money before spending it to ensure its return. Also used in “success” rituals and spells.

BENZOIN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BENZOIN (Styrax benzoin) Folk Names: Ben, Benjamen, Gum Benzoin, Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Powers: Purification, Prosperity Magical Uses: Burn benzoin to purify, and add to purification incenses. A fine “clearing” herb. Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon and basil, and burn to attract customers to your place of business. Often used as a base …

BELLADONNA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BELLADONNA (Atropa belladonna) Poison Folk Names: Banewort, Black Cherry, Deadly Nightshade, Death’s Herb, Devil’s Cherries, Divale, Dwale, Dwaleberry, Dwayberry, Fair Lady, Great Morel, Naughty Man’s Cherries, Sorcerer’s Berry, Witch’s Berry Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Deities: Hecate, Bellona, Circe Ritual Uses: The priests of Bellona, according to ancient tradition, drank an infusion of belladonna prior to worshipping Her and …

BEET

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BEET (Beta vulgaris) Large amounts of the leaf: X Folk Names: Mangel, Mangold Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth Power: Love Magical Uses: If a man and woman eat of the same beet, they will fall in love. Beet juice is used as an ink in love magic, and is also a blood substitute.

BEECH

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BEECH (Fagus sylvatica) Large amounts of the nut: X Folk Names: Bok, Boke, Buche, Buk, Buke, Faggio, Fagos, Faya, Haya, Hetre Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Powers: Wishes Magical Uses: Take a stick of beech, scratch or carve your wishes onto it, bury it in the ground and leave it there. Your wish will come true if it is to be. …

BEDSTRAW, FRAGRANT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BEDSTRAW, FRAGRANT (Galium verum, G. triflorum) Folk Names: Cleavers, Madder’s Cousin Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Power: Love Magical Uses: Fragrant bedstraw is worn or carried to attract love.

BEAN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BEAN (Phaseolus spp.) Beans not used for food may be poisonous. Folk Name: Poor Man’s Meat Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deities: Demeter, Cardea Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency Love Ritual Uses: Some beans’ flowers are white, and hence sacred to the Goddesses of old Europe. Beans are always sacred to harvest goddesses. According to tradition only …

BAY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BAY (Laurus nobilis) G Folk Names: Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurier d’Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus, Eros Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength Ritual Uses: The ancient priestesses of Apollo chewed bay leaves to induce a prophetic state, …

Basil

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) In quantities above average food quantities: P N X for infant and toddlers. Folk Names: Albahaca, American Dittany, “Our Herb,” St. Joseph’s Wort, Sweet Basil, Witches Herb, Njilika, Balanoi, Feslien Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Deities: Vishnu, Erzulie Powers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection Magical Uses: The scent of fresh basil causes sympathy between two people, …

BARLEY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BARLEY (Hordeum spp. vulgare) Sprouted Seed: P Folk Name: Malt Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Love, Healing, Protection Magical Uses: Use the grain or barley water in love spells. If you have a toothache, it can be cured with barley. Wind a barley straw around a stone, visualizing your pain into the stone. Now throw it into a …

BANYAN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BANYAN (Ficus benghalensis) G Folk Names: Arched Fig, Indian Fig Tree, Indian God Tree, Vada Tree Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deity: Maui Powers: Luck Ritual Uses: The banyan is reverenced by the Hindus, and the tree is planted outside around their temples. It is also connected with the worship of Maui in Hawaiian and Polynesian religions. Magical Uses: …

BANANA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BANANA (Musa sapientum) Folk Names: Maia (Hawaiian), Bacove, Sanging Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Kanaloa Powers: Fertility, Potency, Prosperity Ritual Uses: In sacrifices to the Gods, a banana stalk was sometimes used as a substitute for a human, both in Hawaii and Tahiti. Until the kapu (code of taboos) in Hawaii was broken in 1819, certain kinds of …

BAMBOO

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BAMBOO (Bambusa vulgaris) G Folk Names: Common Bamboo, Ohe (Hawaiian), Kauayan-kiling Gender: Masculine Deity: Hinna Powers: Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes Ritual Uses: Bamboo is used in divination in Chinese temples. Bits of the wood are thrown to the worshipper by the priest. According to the way they fall, the omen is interpreted as good or bad. Magical Uses: Carve your …

BALM OF GILEAD

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BALM OF GILEAD (Commiphora opobalsamum, Abies balsamea, Populus balsamifera var. balsamifera, P. jackii) G Folk Names: Balessan, Balsam Tree, Balsumodendron Gileadensis, Bechan, Mecca Balsam Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Carry the buds of the balm of Gilead to mend a broken heart, or to attract a new love. Also steep them in …

BALM, LEMON

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BALM, LEMON (Melissa officinalis) G Folk Names: Bee Balm, Lemon Balsam, Melissa, Sweet Balm, Sweet Melissa, Tourengane, Oghoul Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Love, Success, Healing Magical Uses: From Arabian herb magic comes the information that lemon balm can be used to influence love. Soak the herb in wine for several hours, strain and share with a friend. …

BACHELOR’S BUTTONS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

BACHELOR’S BUTTONS (Centaurea cyanus) G Folk Names: Devil’s Flower, Red Campion, Bluet, Hurtlesickle, Blue Bottle Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Robin Goodfellow Power: Love Magical Uses: Women wear this flower on their breast to attract the love of a man. Or, take a flower and put it in your pocket, it will lose or retain its freshness in …

AVOCADO

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AVOCADO (Persea americans) Leaves, branches, seeds: X Folk Names: Ahuacotl (Aztec: “Testicle Tree”), Alligator Pear, Persea, Zaboca Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Lust, Beauty Ritual Uses: The Egyptians revered the persea. Magical Uses: Eat the fruit of the avocado to become infused with lust, as the ancient Aztecs did. Grow a plant from the pit of an …

AVENS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AVENS (Geum urbanum) X Folk Names: Assaranaccara, Bennet, Blessed Herb, Clove Root, Colewort, Golden Star, Goldy Star, Harefoot, Herb Bennet, Minarta, Pesleporis, Star of the Earth, Way Bennet, Yellow Avens Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Powers: Exorcism, Purification, Love Magical Uses: Add to exorcism incenses and mixtures, or sprinkle around the area to be exercised. Also used in purification …

ASTER

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ASTER (Callistephus chinensis) G Folk Names: China Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Starwort Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Venus Power: Love Ritual Uses: The aster was sacred to all the gods, and was placed on temple altars during festive occasions by the classical Greeks. Magical Uses: Use in love sachets, or carry the bloom to win love. Also grow in …

ASPEN

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ASPEN Magical Uses: Use in anti-theft spells, and plant an aspen in your garden or field to be protected from thieves. Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Eloquence, Anti-Theft Folk Names: European Aspen, Poplar, Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) G Place an aspen leaf under your tongue if you wish to become eloquent. In some parts of America this tree …

ASH

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ASH (Fraxinus excelsior or F. americana) Bark: G Folk Names: Nion, Asktroed, Jasen Beli, Freixo Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deities: Uranus, Poseidon, Thor, Woden, Neptune, Mars, Gwydion Powers: Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health Ritual Uses: The ash, to the ancient Teutons, represented Ygdrasill, or the world tree, which was their conception of the universe, and was therefore reverenced. …

ASAFOETIDA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ASAFOETIDA (Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula foetida, Ferula rurbicaulis) P, do not feed to a child with colic. Folk Names: Assyfetida, Devil’s Dung, Food of the Gods, Ungoozeh Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Exorcism, Purification, Protection Magical Uses: Burn small amounts in exorcism and protection incenses. Also use in protection sachets, but only if you want to smell odd. Destroys …

ARBUTUS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ARBUTUS (Arbutus unede) G Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Deity: Cardea Powers: Exorcism, Protection Magical Uses: The Romans used it to chase away evil, and also to protect little children. It is also used in exorcisms, and has been since the time of ancient Greece.

APRICOT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

APRICOT (Prunus armeniaca) Seeds: X Folk Names: Umublinkosi, Xing Ren Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deity: Venus Powers: Love Magical Uses: Eat the fruit to obtain a sweet disposition, or use the juice in love spells and “potions.” The leaves and flowers can be added to love sachets, and the pits are carried to attract love.

APPLE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

APPLE (Pyrus spp.) Seeds, in large amounts: Poison Folk Names: Fruit of the Gods, Fruit of the Underworld, Silver Branch, The Silver Bough, Tree of Love Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Deities: Venus, Dionysus, Olwen, Apollo, Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Diana, Zeus, Iduna Powers: Love, Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality Ritual Uses: August 13 was Diana’s Festival in Greece (Venus’ in …

ANISE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ANISE (Pimpinella anisum) P Folk Names: Anneys, Aniseseed, Yanisin, Sweet Cumin Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Protection, Purification, Youth Magical Uses: Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleep on it. This will ensure that you have no nightmares. Use in protection and meditation incenses. Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will drive off evil, and …

ANGELICA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

(Angelica archangelica) P S Folk Names: Archangel, Masterwort, Garden Angelica Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Deity: Venus Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions Magical Uses: Grown, the plant is protective. Use in all protection and exorcism incenses. Sprinkle the four corners of the house with angelica to ward off evil, or do this around the perimeter of the house. Added …

ANEMONE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ANEMONE (Anemone Pulsatilla) X Folk Names: Meadow Anemone, Pasque Flower, Passe Flower, Wind Flower Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Deities: Adonis, Venus Powers: Health, Protection, Healing Magical Uses: Gather the blossoms when first seen in the spring, wrap them up in a red cloth and wear or carry to prevent disease. Grow red anemones in the garden to protect …

AMARANTH

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AMARANTH (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Folk Names: Flower of Immortality, Huauhtli (Aztec), Love-Lies Bleeding, Red Cockscomb, Velvet Flower, Princess Feather, Floramon Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Fire Deity: Artemis Powers: Healing, Protection, Invisibility Ritual Uses: The amaranth was used in pagan burial rituals. It was also once outlawed by Spanish colonial authority in Mexico because it was used by Aztecs in their …

ALYSSUM

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALYSSUM (Alyssum spp.) G Folk Names: Alison, Madwort Powers: Protection, Moderating Anger Magical Use: Dioscorides recommended the alyssum as an amulet, for it has the power to “expel charms.” Hung up in the house it protects against fascination, that magical process which is also known as “glamour.” Alyssum also has the power to cool down an angry person if placed …

ALTHEA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALTHEA (Althaea officinalis) G Folk Names: Marshmallow, Mortification Root, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Heemst, Slaz Gender: Feminine Element: Water Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Althea has long been used in protection rites, and it also is a good psychic power-stimulator. Burn as incense for this purpose, or carry in a sachet. Althea is also known to be a good “spirit-puller,” …

ALOES, WOOD

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALOES, WOOD (Cardia dichotoma, Aquilaria agallocha) Folk Names: Lignum Aloes, Lolu, Mapou Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Love, Spirituality Magical Uses: Increasingly available today, after a long period of unavailability, wood aloes have been used in magic for so many centuries that some mention of it has to be made here. Anciently, it was used to attract good …

ALOE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALOE (Aloe vera, A. spp.) Fresh: X. Dried: P,NDh X Folk Names: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant, Saqal, Zabila Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Protection, Luck Magical Uses: The aloe, a popular house plant, is also protective. It guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. In Africa the aloe is hung over houses and doors to drive away …

ALMOND

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALMOND (Prunus communis, P.dulcis) P. dulcis, Bitter Almond: Not for internal use. Contains cyanogenic glycosides. Folk Name: Greek Nuts Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes Powers: Money, Prosperity, Wisdom Magical Uses: Almonds, as well as the leaves and wood of the tree, are used in prosperity and money spells. Additionally, climbing an almond tree is …

ALLSPICE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALLSPICE (Pimenta officinalis or P. dioica) G Folk Names: Eddo, Madere, Basheen, Kouroubaga Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Money, Luck, Healing Magical Uses: Allspice is burned as an incense to attract money or luck, and is also added to such mixtures. Allspice is also used to promote healing.

ALKANET

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALKANET (Alkanna tinctoria, Anchusa spp.) X Folk Names: Dyer’s Bugloss, Orcanet, Dyer’s Alkanet Gender: Feminine Element: Water Powers: Purification, Prosperity The Herbs 29 Magical Uses: Alkanet is burned as an incense to purify the area of negativity, and is also used to attract prosperity in all its forms.

ALFALFA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ALFALFA (Medicago saliva) G Folk Names: Buffalo Herb, Lucerne, Purple Medic, Jat, Qadb Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Earth Powers: Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money Magical Uses: Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in a small jar in the cupboard or pantry. Also, burn alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property for this …

AGUE ROOT

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AGUE ROOT (Aletris farinosa) DI* May antagonize some oxytocins (pitocin) Folk Names: Ague Grass, Bitter Grass, Blackroot, Crow Corn, Stargrass, Starwort, True Unicorn Root, Unicorn Root, Aletris, Blazing Star Powers: Protection Magical Uses: Sprinkle around your home to keep evil at bay, or carry in a sachet for the same purpose. Also, use in hex-breaking and uncrossing rituals and mixtures.

AGRIMONY

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AGRIMONY (Agrimonia eupatoria) G Folk Names: Church Steeples, Cocklebur, Garclive, Philanthropos, Sticklewort, Stickwort, Umakhuthula, Ntola Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Powers: Protection, sleep Magical Uses: Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits. It protects against goblins, evil and poison. Agrimony has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician; …

AGARIC

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AGARIC (Amanita muscaria) Poison Folk Names: Death Angel, Death Cap, Magic Mushroom, Redcap Mushroom, Sacred Mushroom, Fly Fungus Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Deity: Dionysus Powers: Fertility Ritual Uses: There is speculation that at least some of the mystery religions of classical times centered their secret rituals around the use of the amanita. Magical Uses: Place on the altar …

AFRICAN VIOLET

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

AFRICAN VIOLET (Saititpaulia ionantha) G Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Spirituality, Protection Magical Uses: The purple-colored flowers and plants are grown in the home to promote spirituality within it. The plants are also slightly protective when grown.

ADDER’S TONGUE

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

ADDER’S TONGUE (Erythronium amertcanum) Folk Names: American Adder’s Tongue, Serpents tongue, Adder’s Mouth, Yellow Snowdrop, Dog’s Tooth Violet Gender: Feminine Planet: Moon Element: Water Powers: Healing Magical Uses: Soak some adder’s tongue in cold water and apply it to a wound or bruise (wrap it in a piece of cloth) until the herb grows warm. Next, bury the wet herb …

ADAM AND EVE ROOTS

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

(Orchis spp.) Poison Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Power: Love, Happiness Magical Uses: Carry the two roots in a small bag at all times to attract a love. If you wish to be free from amatory competitors, also carry the two roots sewn into a small bag. Given to a cou

ACACIA

PaganGreen Pagan Witches

(Acacia Senegal) G Folk Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree, Kikwata, Mkwatia, Mgunga, Mokala Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Air Deities: Osiris, Astarte, Ishtar, Diana, Ra Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers Ritual Uses: The wood is used as fuel in sacred fires in India, and is also used in building temples. Magical Uses: A sprig of the tree placed …