Herbs Used in Magick

The following is a list of herbs and their magickal properties as used in Wicca and Witchcraft. Please note that this page contains only information on herbal uses in magick and spellcraft. It does not contain any medicinal use information. Please consult more information before ingesting any of these herbs! Some are known to be poisonous, whether mildly or extremely, and it is not recommended to eat/drink any of these herbs or their extracts without first learning about their medicinal uses and possible poisonous potency. (Disclaimer: Messages in the Moonlight is not responsible for the misuse of herbs that could result in harm to health.)

A

Acacia - Protection, Psychic powers

Adam and Eve Roots - Love, Happiness

Adder's Tongue - Healing

African Violet - Spirituality, Protection

Agaric - Fertility

Agrimony - Protection, Sleep

Ague Root - Protection

Alfalfa - Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money

Alkanet - Purification, Prosperity

Allspice - Money, Luck, Healing

Almond - Money, prosperity, wisdom

Aloe - Protection, Luck

Aloes (wood) - Love, Spirituality

Althea - Protection, Psychic Powers

Alyssum - Protection, Moderating Anger

Amaranth - Healing, Protection, Invisibility

Amber - For stability, self-confidence, and peace

Ambergris - To awaken love and emotion, aids in psychic abilities and prophetic dreams, well-being

Anemone - Health, Protection, Healing

Angelica - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions

Angelica Root - Ward Negativity, Purify the Home, Mediation, Protection, Divination, Exorcism, Healing, Health, Visions

Anise - Protection, Purification, Youth, Enticing Spirits, Divination, Psychic Awareness

Apple - Love, Healing, Garden Magick, Immortality

Apricot - Love

Arabic (gum) - Spirituality, Purification, Protection, Psychic/Spiritual Enhancement, Money, Love, Friendship, Consecration

Arbutus - Exorcism, Protection

Asafoetida - Exorcism, Purification, Protection

Ash - Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health

Aspen - Eloquence, Anti-Theft

Aster - Love

Avens - Exorcism, Purification, Love

Avocado - Love, Lust, Beauty


B

Bachelor's Buttons - Love

Balm, Lemon - Love, Success, Healing

Balm of Gilead - Love, Manifestations, protection, healing

Bamboo - Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes

Banana - Fertility, Potency, Prosperity

Banyan - Luck

Barley -Love, Healing, Protection

Basil - Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection, Sympathy

Bay - Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength

Bayberry - Money, good luck, peace, harmony well-being

Bean - Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love

Bedstraw - Love

Beech - Wishes

Beet - Love

Benzoin - Purification, prosperity

Bergamot, Orange - Money, hex-breaking

Bergamot, Wild - Clarity

Be-Still - Luck

Betony (wood) - Protection, Purification, Love

Birch - Protection, Exorcism, Purification

Bistort - Psychic Powers, Fertility

Bittersweet - Protection, Healing

Blackberry - Healing, Money, Protection

Bladderwrack - Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers

Bleeding Heart - Love

Blessed Thistle - Purification, Protection from Negativity and evil, Hex-Breaking

Bloodroot - Love, Protection, Purification

Bluebell - Luck, Truth

Blueberry - Protection

Blue Flag - Money

Bodhi - Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation

Boneset - Protection, Exorcism

Borage - Courage, Psychic Powers

Bracken - Healing, Rain Magick, Prophetic Dreams

Brazil Nut - Love

Brimstone (Sulfur) - Hex-Breaking, Protection

Briony - Image Magick, Money, Protection

Bromeliad - Protection, Money

Broom - Purification, Protection, Wind, Spells, Divination

Buchu - Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams

Buckeye - Carry to attract money, and ward off aches and pains

Buckthorn - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters

Buckwheat - Money, Protection

Burdock - Protection, Healing

Burdock Root - Cleansing Magick, Negativity, Earth Magick


C

Cabbage - Luck

Cactus - Protection, Chasity

Calamus - Luck, Healing, Money, Protection

Camellia - Riches

Camphor - To awaken past life memories, Chasity, Health, Divination

Caper - Potency, Lust, Love

Caraway - Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers

Cardamon - Lust, Love

Carnation - Protection, strength, healing, vitality

Carob - Protection, Health

Carrot - Fertility, Lust

Cascara Sagrada - Legal Matters, Money, Protection

Cashew - Money

Castor - Protection

Catnip - Attract Good Spirits, Love, Luck, Cat Magick, Beauty, Happiness, Protection

Cat Tail - Lust

Cedar - Healing, Purification, Courage, Money, Hex-breaking, Protection

Celandine - Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters

Celery - Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers

Centaury - Snake-Removing

Chamomile (German) - Calming, Sleep, Money, Curse and Spell breaking

Chamomile (Roman) - Money, Sleep, Love, Purification

Chamomile Flowers - Love, Healing, Reducing Stress, Success, Hex/Curse/Spell Breaking

Cherry - Divination, love

Chestnut - Love

Chickweed - Fidelity, Love

Chicory - Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, Favors, Frugality

Chili Pepper - Fidelity, Hex-Breaking, Love, Energy

China Berry - Luck

Chrysanthemum (Mum) - Protection

Cinchona - Luck, Protection

Cinnamon - Lust, Love, Success, Power, Psychic Awareness, Healing, Protection, Spirituality

Cinquefoil - Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep

Citron - Psychic Powers, Healing

Cleavers - Relationships, Commitment, Protection, Tenacity

Cloth-of-Gold - Understanding Animal Languages

Clove - Money, Love, Lust, Protection, Exorcism, Success, Mental Health, Friendship

Clover - Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Success, Exorcism

Club Moss - Protection, Power

Coconut - Purification, Protection, Chasity

Cohosh, Black - Love, Courage, Protection, Potency

Coltsfoot - Peace, Tranquility, Vision, Animal Spells, Love

Columbine - Courage, Love

Comfrey - Safety during Travel, Money

Copal - Love, Purification

Coriander - Love, Health, Healing

Corn - Protection, Luck, Divination

Cotton - Luck, Healing, Protection, Rain, Fishing Magick

Cowslip - Healing, Youth, Treasure-Finding

Crocus - Love, Visions

Cubeb - Love

Cuckoo-Flower - Fertility, Love

Cucumber - Chasity, Healing, Fertility

Cumin - Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism, Anti-Theft

Curry - Protection

Cyclemen - To draw love and truth, Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Lust

Cypress - Comfort, Solace, Ease Loss, Longevity, Healing, Protection

D

Daffodil - Love, Fertility, Luck

Daisy - Lust, Love

Damiana - Lust, Love, Visions

Dandelion - Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits

Datura - Hex-Breaking, Sleep, Protection

Deerstongue - Lust, Psychic Powers

Devil's Bit - Exorcism, Love, Protection, Luck

Devil's Shoestring - Protection, Gambling Luck, Power, Employment

Dill - Protection, Money, Lust, Love, Luck

Dittany of Crete - Manifestations, Astral Projection

Dock - Healing, Fertility, Money

Dodder - Love Divination, Knot Magick

Dogbane - Love

Dogwood - Wishes, Protection

Dragons Blood - Power amplifier, Protection, Love, Banishing, Potency

Dulse - Lust, Harmony

Dutchman's Breeches - Love

E

Ebony - Protection, Power

Echinacea - Strengthening Spells, Offerings

Edelweiss - Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing

Elder - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep

Elder Berries - Release Enchantments, Protection, Wisdom, Blessings

Elecampane - Love, Protection, Psychic Powers

Elm - Love

Endive - Lust, Love

Eryngo - Traveler's Luck, Peace, Lust, Love

Eucalyptus - Healing, Protection, Purification

Euphorbia - Purification, Protection

Eyebright - Mental Powers, Psychic Powers

F

Fennel - Protection, Healing, Purification, Strength, Vitality, Sexual Virility, Hex-Breaking

Fenugreek - Money, Fertility

Fern - Rain-making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism

Feverfew - Protection

Fig - Divination, Fertility, Love

Figwort - Health, Protection

Flax - Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing

Fleabane - Exorcism, Protection, Chasity

Foxglove - Protection

Frankincense - Spirituality, Protection, Consecration, Exorcism, Success, Meditation

Fumitory - Money, Exorcism

Fuzzy Weed - Love, Hunting

G

Galangal - Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex-Breaking

Gardenia - Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality

Garlic - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft, Repel Vampires, Purification

Gentian - Love, Power

Geranium - Fertility, Health, Love, Protection

Ginger - Success, Power, Money, Love

Ginseng - Attracting Love, Luck, and Health, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust

Goat's Rue - Healing, Health

Goldenrod - Money, Divination

Golden Seal - Healing, Money

Gorse - Protection, Money

Gotu Kola - Meditation

Gourd - Protection

Grain - Protection

Grains of Paradise - Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes

Grape - Fertility, Garden Magick, Mental Powers, Money

Grass - Psychic Powers, Protection

Ground Ivy - Divination

Groundsel - Health, Healing

H

Hawthorn - Fertility, Chasity, Fishing Magick, Happiness, Protection, Defense

Hazel - Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes

Heather - Protection, Rain-Making, Luck

Heliotrope - Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisibility

Hemp - Healing, Love, Visions, Meditation

Henna - Healing

Hibiscus - Lust, Love, Divination

Hickory - Legal Matters

High John the Conqueror - Money, Love, Success, Happiness

Holly - Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magick

Honesty - Money, Repelling Monsters

Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Awareness, Memory, Healing, Honesty, Protection

Hops - Healing, Sleep

Horehound - Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing

Horse Chestnut - Money, Healing

Horseradish - Purification, Exorcism

Horsetail - Snake Charming, Fertility

Houndstongue - Tying Dog's Tongues (keep them from barking at you)

Houseleek - Luck, Protection, Love

Huckleberry - Luck, Protection, Dream Magick, Hex-Breaking

Hyacinth - Love, Protection, Happiness

Hydrangea - Hex-Breaking

Hyssop - Purification, Protection

I

Indian Paint Brush - Love

Iris - Purification, Wisdom

Irish Moss - Money, Luck, Protection

Ivy - Protection, Healing

J

Jasmine - Love, Prophetic Dreams, Money, Sleep, Healing, Health, Meditation

Job's Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck

Joe-Pye Weed - Love, Respect

Juniper - Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health, Healing

Juniper Berries - Protection, Health, Psychic Powers

K

Kava-Kava - Visions, Protection, Luck

Kelp - Travel, Protection

Knotweed - Binding, Health

L

Lady's Mantle - Love

Lady's Slipper - Protection

Larch - Protection, Anti-Fire

Larkspur - Health, Protection

Lavender - Chastity, Love, Peace, Happiness, Clairvoyance, Longevity, Sleep, Protection, Purification

Leek - Love, Protection, Exorcism

Lemon - Lonevity, Purification, Love, Friendship

Lemongrass - Lust, Psychic Powers, Repel Snakes, Purification

Lemon Verbena - Purification, Love

Lettuce - Chasity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep

Licorice - Lust, Love, Fidelity

Life-Everlasting - Longevity, Health, Healing

Lilac - Protection, Banishing, Exorcism

Lily - Protection, Breaking Love Spells

Lily of the Valley - Peace, Harmony, and Love, Mental Powers, Happiness

Lime - Healing, Love, Protection

Linden - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep

Liquidambar - Protection

Liverwort - Love

Lobelia - Halting Storms, Love

Loosestrife - Peace, Protection

Lotus - Spirituality, Love, and Protection, Lock-Opening

Lovage - Love, Prophetic Dreams, Energy, Purification, Psychic Cleansing

Love Seed - Love, Friendship

Lucky Hand - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

M

Mace - Psychic Powers, Mental Powers

Maguey - Lust

Magnolia - Peace, nature spells, hair growth, Fidelity

Mahogany (Mountain) - Anti-Lightning

Maidenhair - Beauty, Love

Male Fern - Luck, Love

Mallow - Love, Protection, Exorcism

Mandrake - Protection, Money, Fertility, Love, Health

Mandrake Root - Protection, Prosperity, Fertility, Exorcism

Maple - Love, Longevity, Money

Marigold - Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers

Marjoram - Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money

Marjoram Leaf - Cleansing, Purification, Dispelling Negativity

Marshmellow Root - Protection, Psychic Powers, Drawing Good Spirits

Masterwort - Strength, Courage, Protection

Mastic - Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust

May Apple - Money

Meadow Rue - Love, Divination

Mesquite - Healing

Mimosa - Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification

Mint - Money, Lust, Healing, Travel, Exorcism, Protection

Mistletoe - Protection, Love, Fertility, Health, Hunting, Exorcism, Creativity

Molukka - Protection

Moonwort - Money, Love

Morning Glory - Happiness, Peace

Moss - Luck, Money

Mugwort - Strength, Health, Healing, Astral Projection, Exorcism, Psychic Powers, Protection

Mulberry - Protection, Strength

Mullein - Courage, Protection, Health, Love Divination, Exorcism, Invocation, Sleep

Mustard (Black) - Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers

Musk - Courage, fertility, lust

Myrrh - Spirituality, Healing, Protection, Exorcism, Transformation, Consecration, Meditation, Blessings

Myrtle - Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

N

Narcissus - For peace and harmony

Nettle - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust

Nettle Root - Dispel Darkness and Fear, Strength, Exorcism

Norfolk Island Pine - Protection, Anti-Hunger

Nutmeg - Fidelity, Luck, Money, Health

Nuts - Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

O

Oak - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck, Strength

Oats - Money

Oleander - Love

Olive - Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Lust, Knowledge, Wisdom

Onion - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust

Orange - Divination, Luck, Love, Money

Orange Blossom - For beauty, love

Orchid -Love

Oregon Grape - Money, Popularity

Orris - Love, Protection, Divination


P

Palm (Date) - Fertility, Potency

Pansy - Love, Rain Magick, Love Divination

Papaya - Love, Protection

Papyrus - Protection

Parosela - Hunting

Parsley - Lust, Protection, Purification

Passion Flower - Peace, Sleep, Friendship

Patchouli - Fertility, Lust, Money, Protection, Divination, Banishing, Releasing, Love, Earth and Underworld

Pea - Money, Love

Peach - Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes

Pear - Lust, Love

Pecan - Money, Employment

Pennyroyal - Strength, Protection, Peace

Peony - Protection, Exorcism

Pepper - Protection, Exorcism

Peppermint - Protection, Psychic Awareness, Lust, Mental Stimulant, Energy, Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing

Peppermint Leaf - Exorcism, Health, Healing, Lust, Money, Changes, Psychic Awareness, Purification

Pepper Tree - Purification, Healing, Protection

Periwinkle - Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection

Persimmon - Changing Sex, Healing, Luck

Pilot Weed - Protection

Pimento - Love

Pimpernel - Protection, Health

Pine - Healing, Protection, Money, Fertility, Exorcism

Pineapple - Luck, Money, Chasity

Pipsissewa - Money, Spirit Calling

Pistachio - Breaking Love Spells

Plantain - Healing, Strength, Protection, Snake Repelling

Plum - Love, Protection

Plum (Wild) - Healing

Plumeria - Love

Poke - Courage, Hex-Breaking

Pomegranate - Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility

Poplar - Money, Flying

Poppy - Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility

Potato - Image Magick, Healing

Prickly Ash - Love

Primrose - Protection, Love

Purslane - Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness

Q

Quassia - Love

Quince - Protection, Love, Happiness

R

Radish - Protection, Lust

Ragweed - Courage

Ragwort - Protection

Raspberry - Protection, Love

Rattlesnake Root - Protection, Money

Rhubarb - Protection, Fidelity

Rice - Protection, Rain, Money, Fertility

Roots - Protection, Power Divination

Rose - Love, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Love Divination, Healing, Luck, Protection, Health, Creativity, Balance, Anointing

Rose Geranium - Protection, fertility, love, health

Rosemary - Mental Health, Youth, Protection, Love, Lust, Purification, Sleep, Exorcism, Mental Powers, Healing

Rowan - Psychic Powers, Healing, Power, Success, Protection

Rue - Healing, Mental Powers, Protection, Love, Exorcism, Anti-Magickal, Consecration, Blessings, Inspiration, Wisdom

Rye - Love, Fidelity

S

Saffron - Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers

Sage - Wisdom, Animal Guides, Wishes, Purification, Immortality, Longevity, Protection, Money, Healing, Exorcism

Sagebrush - Purification, Exorcism

St. John's Wort - Health, Protection, Strength, Love Divination, Happiness, Exorcism, Invincibility, Willpower

Sandlewood (White) - Purification, Protection, Wishes, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality

Sandlewood (Red) - Love

Sarsaparilla - Love, Money

Sassafras - Health and Money

Savory (Summer) - Mental Powers

Scullcap - Love, Fidelity, Peace

Sea Salt - Cleansing, Purification, Grounding, Protection

Senna - Love

Sesame - Money, Lust

Shallot - Purification

Skunk Cabbage - Legal Matters

Slippery Elm - Halts Gossip

Sloe - Exorcism, Protection

Snakeroot - Luck, Money

Snakeroot (Black) - Love, Lust, Money

Snapdragon - Protection

Solomon's Seal - Protection, Exorcism

Sorrel (Wood) - Healing, Health

Southernwood - Love, Lust, Protection

Spanish Moss - Protection

Spearmint - Healing, Love, Mental Powers, Energy, Protection

Spiderwort - Love

Spikenard - Good Luck, Fidelity, Health

Squill - Money, Protection, Hex-Breaking

Star Anise - Psychic Powers, Luck

Stillengia - Psychic Powers

Straw - Luck, Image Magick

Strawberry - Love, Luck, Beauty

Sugar Cane - Love, Lust

Sumbul - Love, Psychic Powers, Health, Luck

Sunflower - Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom

Sweetgrass - Calling Spirits

Sweet Pea - Friendship, Courage, Strength, Chasity

T

Tamarind - Love

Tamarisk - Exorcism, Protection

Tangerine - Psychic powers, mental powers

Tansy - Health, Longevity

Tea - Riches, Courage, Strength

Tea Tree - Healing, anti-fungal

Thistle - Strength, Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Hex-Breaking

Thistle (Holy) - Purification, Hex-Breaking

Thistle (Milk) - Snake-Enraging

Thyme - Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage, Energy, Power, Strength

Ti - Protection, Healing

Toadflax - Protection, Hex-Breaking

Toadstool - Rain Making

Tobacco - Healing, Purification

Tomato - Prosperity, Protection, Love

Tonka Beans - Love, Money, Courage, Wishes

Tormentil - Protection, Love

Tragacanth Gum - Binding, Transformation in the Subconscious

Trillium - Money, Luck, Love

Tulip - Prosperity, Love, Protection

Tumeric - Purification

Turnip - Protection, Ending Relationships


U

Uva Ursa - Psychic and Intuitive Workings

V

Valerian - Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection

Valerian Root - Reconciliation, Love, Harmony, Dream Magick, Protection

Vanilla - Magickal Powers, Mental Powers, Love, Lust, Rejuvenation

Venus' Flytrap - Protection, Love

Vervain - Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Healing, Chasity, Sleep

Vetch (Giant) - Fidelity

Vetivert - Hex-Breaking, Peace, Luck, Love, Protection, Exorcism, Money, Anti-Theft

Violet - Animal Guides, Wishes, Peace, Love, Luck, Lust, Protection, Healing

W

Wahoo - Hex-Breaking, Courage, Success

Walnut - Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes

Wax Plant - Protection

Wheat - Fertility, Money

White Oak Bark - Strength, Purification

Willow - Love, Love Divination, Protection, Healing

Wintergreen - Protection, Healing, Hex-Breaking

Winter's Bark - Success

Witch Grass - Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism

Witch Hazel - Protection, Chasity

Witch Hazel Leaf - Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism, Hex-Breaking

Wolf's Bane - Protection, Invisibility

Wood Rose - Luck

Woodruff - Victory, Protection, Money

Wormwood - Psychic Powers, Calling Spirits, Protection, Love, Binding

Y

Yarrow - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism

Yellow Evening Primrose - Hunting

Yellowdock - Healing, Fertility, Money

Yerba Mate - Fidelity, Love, Lust

Yerba Santa - Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection

Yew - Raising the Dead

Yohimbe - Love, Lust

Yucca - Transmutation, Protection, Purification

Ylang Ylang - Love, Lust, Peace


Compiled by Evylyn Rose using various written sources (chief among them Magical Herbalism and Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham) and personal experiences.