A herbarium is in essence a type of grimoire. It is a record and a journal of your personal experience with herbs. Whether you cultivate your own, wild forage, or purchase fresh herbs, compiling and maintaining an herbarium is a way to keep your knowledge and experience. An herbarium is also a guide with the purpose not only to document but also to inform.
A list of herbs and plants and their magical/medicinal uses. To learn more about each herb, please follow the tabs.
- G/P/E is Gender, Planet, and Element
Magical Attributes: Luck, Protection
Uses: Aloe guards against evil and prevents household accidents. It can be hung over houses and doors to protect the family within and bring good luck. Its is commonly used to treat burns.
Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Healing, Protection, Visions
Uses: Growing angelica around your home or sprinkled in the four corners of your home or around the perimeter to ward of evil and protect those within. Bathing in an infusion of angelica will remove curses and unwanted spells from the bather. In some Native America tribes, angelica root was carried to increase luck, especially in gambling. The smoke is said to cause visions and aid in healing magic.
Magical Attributes: Abundance, Healing, Imortality, Love
Uses: Apples can be used as offerings to the dead or cider can be poured on freshly tilled ground to breathe new life into the soil. Leaves are placed in love sachets and used in love spells. To increase fertility, roll around under an apple tree. Peel an apple making a continous peel and throw it over your shoulder to foretell the name of your future husband or wife.
G/P/E: Masculine, Mars, Fire
Magical Attributes: Exorcism, Healing, Lust, Protection
Uses: Sprinkling nettle around your house will keep evil out. Carrying it or wearing it will remove curses and keep negativity away. It can also be placed in the room of a sick person to aid in healing. Believed to mark the places where Elves live.