<back to herbs


I found this on an old shareware cd dating from the late 1980's.
It is a list of magical properties associated with herbs in folklore.

Posted here for your entertainment and curiosity.

The reader should be aware that many of these plants contain compounds that are poisonous or dangerous!


Acicia - Protection, Psychic Powers
Adam & Eve Roots - Love, Happiness.
Adders 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
Anemone - Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Apple - Love,Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
Apricot - Love
Arabic Gum - Purify negativity and evil
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
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
Bay - Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bean - Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency, Love
Bedstraw/Fragrant - Love
Beech - Wishes
Beet - love
Belladonna - astral projection *DEADLY POISON!!
Benzoin - Purification, Prosperity
Bergamot, Orange - Money
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
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, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
Brazil Nut - Love
Briony - Image Magic, Money, Protection
Bromeliad - Protection, Money
Broom - Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
Buchu - Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
Buckthorn - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Buckwheat - Money, Protection
Burdock - Protection, Healing
Cabbage - Luck
Cactus - Protection, Chastity
Calamus - Luck, Healing, Money, Protection

Camellia -Riches
Camphor - Chastity, Health, Divination
Caper - Potency, Lust, Luck
Carawy - Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
Cardamon - Lust, Love
Carnation - Protection, Strength, Healing
Carob - Protection, Health
Carrot - Fertility, Lust
Cascara Sagrada - Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
Cashew - Money
Castor - Protection
Catnip - Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Cattail - Lust
Cedar - Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celandine - Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
Celery - Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
Centaury - Snake Removing
Chamomile - Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
Cherry - Love, divination
Chestnut - Love
Chickweed - Fertility, Love
Chicory - Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
Chili pepper - Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
China Berry - Luck
Chrysanthemum - Protection
Cinchona - Luck, Protection
Cinnamon - Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust Protection, Love
Cinquefoil - Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
Citron - Psychic Powers, Healing
Cloth of Gold - Understand animal languages
Clove - Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Clover - Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
Club Moss - Protection, Power
Coconut - Purification, Protection, Chastity
Cohosh,Black - love, courage,protection,potency
Coltsfoot - Love,Visions
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 Magic
Cowslip - Healing,Youth,Treasure Finding
Crocus - Love, Visions
Cubeb - Love
Cuckoo-flower - Fertility,Lover
Cucumber - Chastity,Healing,Fertility
Cumin - Protection,Fidelity, Exorcism
Curry - Protection
Cyclamen - fertility,Protection,Happiness, Lust
Cypress - Longevity, Healing, Comfort,Protection
Daffodil - Love,Fertility, Luck
Daisy - Lust,Luck
Damiana - Lust, Love, Visions
Dandelion - Divination,Wishes,Calling Spirits
Datura - Hex Breaking,Sleep,Protection
Deerstongue - Lust, Psychic Powers
Devils Bit - Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
Devils Shoestring - Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
Dill - Protection, Money, Lust,Luck
Dittany of Crete - Manifestations, Astral Projection
Dock - Healing,Fertility, Money
Dodder - Love,Divination,Knot Magic
Dogbane - Love
Dogwood - Wishes, Protection
Dragons Blood - Love,Protection,Exorcism,Potency
Dulse - Lust, Harmony
Dutchmans Breeches - Love
Ebony - Protection, Power
Echinacea - Strengthening Spells
Edelweiss - Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
Elder - Exorcism,Protection,Healing,Prosperity,Sleep
Elecampane - Love,Protection,Psychic Powers
Elm - Love
Endive - Lust,Love
Eryngo - Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
Eucalyptus - Healing,Protection
Euphorbia - Purification, Protection
Eyebright - Mental Powers, Psychic Power
Fennel - Protection, Healing, Purification
Fenugreek - Money
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, Chastity
Foxglove - Protection
Frankincense - Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
Fumitory - Money, Exorcism
Fuzzy Weed - Love,Hunting
Galangal - Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex breaking
Gardenia - Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
Garlic - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Gentian - Love, Power
Geranium - Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
Ginger - Love, Money, Success, Power
Ginseng - Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
Goats 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 Magic, Mental Powers,Money
Grass - Psychic Powers, Protection
Ground Ivy - Divination
Groundsel - Health, Healing
Hawthorn - Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
Hazel - Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes
Heather - Protection, Rain Making, Luck
Heliotrope - Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility
Hellebore,Black - Protection *POISON*
Hemlock - Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
Hemp - Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
Henbane - POISON Not used
Henna - Healing
Hibiscus - Lust,Love, Divination
Hickory - Legal Matters
High John the Conquerer - Money, Love, Success, Happiness
Holly - Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
Honesty - Money, Repelling Monsters
Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
Hops - Healing, Sleep
Horehound - Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horse Chestnut - Money, Healing
Horseradish - Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail - Snake Charming, Fertility
Houndstongue - Tying dogs tongues
Houseleek - Luck,Protection, Love
Huckleberry - Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth - Love, Protection, Happiness
Hydrangea - Hex Breaking
Hyssop - Purification, Protection
Indian Paint Brush - Love
Iris - Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss - Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy - Protection, Healing
Jasmine - Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Jobs Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe-pye weed - Love, Respect
Juniper - Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
Kava-Kave - Visions, Protection, luck
Knotweed - Binding, Health
Ladys mantle - Love
Ladys slipper - Protection
Larch - Protection, Anti theft
Larkspur - Health, Protection
Lavender - Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Leek - Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon - Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemongrass - Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
Lemon Verbena - Purification, Love
Lettuce - Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice - Love,Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlasting - longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac - Exorcism, Protection
Lily - Protection, Breaking Love spells
Lily of the Valley - Mental Powers, Happiness

Lime - Healing,Love,Protection
Linden - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liquidamber - Protection
Liverwort - Protection
Liverwort - Love
Looestrife - Peace,Protection
Lotus - Protection, Lock-Opening
Lovage - Love
Love Seed - Love,Friendship
Lucky Hand - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
Mace - Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Maguey - Lust
Magnolia - Fidelity
Mahogany,mountain - Anti-Lightning
Maidenhair - Beauty, Love
Male Fern - Luck, Love
Mallow - Love, Protection, Exorcism
Mandrake - Protection,Love, Money, Fertility, Health
Maple - Love, Longevity, Money
Marigold - Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
Marjoram - Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
Master Wort - Strength, Courage, Protection
Mastic - Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple - Money
Meadow Rue - DIvination
Meadowsweet - Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mesquite - Healing
Mimosa - Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
Mint - Money,Love,Lust,Healing, Exorcism,Travel, Protection
Mistletoe - Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
Molukka - Protection
Moonwort - Money, Love
Moss - Luck,Money
Mugwort - Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection
Mulberry - Protection, Strength
Mullein - Courage, Protection, Health, Love,Divination, Exorcism
Mustard - Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Myrrh - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
Myrtle - Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Nettle - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
Norfolk Island Pine - Protection, anti hunger
Nuts - Fertility,prosperity, love, luck
Oak - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Oats - Money
Olive - Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion - Protection,Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange - Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Orchid - Love
Oregon Grape - Money, Prosperity
Orris - Love, Protection, Divination
Palm,Date - Fertility, Potency
Pansy - Love,Rain Magic, Love, Divination
Papaya - Love, Protection
Papyrus - protection
Parosela - hunting
Parsley - Love, Protection, Purification
Passion Flower - Peace,Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly - Money, Fertility, Lust
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 - Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Pepper Tree - Purification, Healing, Protection
Periwinkle - Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
Persimmon - Changing Sex, healing, luck
Plot Weed - Protection
Pimento - Love
Pimpernel - Protection,Health
Pine - Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Pineapple - Luck, Money, Chastity
Pipsissewa - Money, Spirit Calling
Pistachio - Breaking Love Spells
Plantain - Healing, Protection, Strength,Snake Repelling
Plum - 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 Magic, Healing
Prickly Ash - Love
Primrose - Protection, Love
Purslane - Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness
Quassia - Love
Quince - Protection,Love,Happiness
Radish - Protection, Lust
Ragweed - Courage
Ragwort - Protection
Raspberry - Protection, Love
Rattlesnake Root - Protection,Money
Rhubarb - Protection, Fidelity
Rice - Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
Roots - Protection, Power, Divination
Rose - Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Rosemary - Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
Rowan - Psychic Powers,Healing, Protection,Power, Success
Rue - Healing,Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Rye - Love, Fidelity
Saffron - Love, Healing,Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers.
Sage - Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
Sagebrush - Purification, Exorcism
St.Johns Wort - Health, Power,Protection,Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
Sandalwood - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Sarsaparilla - Love, Money
Sassafras - Health, Money
Savory/Summer - Mental Powers
Scullcap - Love, Fidelity, Peace
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
Solomons Seal - Protection,Exorcism
Sorrel Wood - Healing,Health
Southern Wood - Love,Lust,Protection
Spanish Moss - Protection
Spearmint - Healing,Love,Mental Powers
SpiderWort - Love
Spikenard - Love
Squill - Money,Protection,Hex Breaking
Star/anise - Psychic Powers, Luck
Stillengia - Psychic Powers
Straw - Luck,Image Magic
Strawberry - Love,Luck
Sugar Cane - Love,Lust
Sumbul - Love,Luck,Health,Psychic Powers
Sunflower - Fertility,Wishes,Health,Wisdom
Sweetgrass - Calling Spirits
Sweetpea - Friendship,Chastity,Courage,Strength
Tamarind - Love
Tamarisk - Exorcism,Protection
Tansy - Health,Longevity
Tea - Riches,Courage,Strength
Thistle - Strength,Protection,Hex Breaking,Healing
Thistle/holy - Purification,Hex Breaking
Thistle/milk - Snake enraging
Thyme - health,Healing,Sleep,Psychic Powers,Love,Purification,Courage
Ti - Protection,Healing
Toadflax - Protection,Hex Breaking
Toadstool - Rain Making
Tobacco - Healing,Purification
Turmeric - Purification
Turnip - Protection,Ending Relationships
Uva Ursa - Psychic Workings
Valerian - Love,Sleep,Purification,Protection
Vanilla - Love,Lust,Mental Powers
Venus Flytrap - Protection,Love
Vervain - Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing
Vetch/Giant - Fidelity
Vetivert - Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Violet - Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
Wahoo - Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
Walnut - Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
Wax Plant - Protection
Wheat - Fertility, Money
Willow - Love, divination, Protection, Healing
Wintergreen - Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
Winters Bark - Success
Witch Grass - Happiness, Lust,love, Exorcism
Witch Hazel - Protection, Chastity
Wolfs Bane - Protection, Invisibility
Wood Rose - Luck
Woodruff - Victory, Protection, Money
Wormwood - Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
Yarrow - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Yellow Evening Primrose - Hunting
Yerba Mate - Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yerba Santa - Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Yew - Raising the Dead
Yohimbe - Love,Lust
Yucca - Transmutation, Protection, Purification

Thus completes the list of the herbs most commonly used in magickal
workings. For further information on Herbs get a copy of Scott
Cunninghams "Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs" Retails for 12.95 but
available from PAN 508-795-7628 for only $10.50 postage paid.

I dialed this bbs 11/02/00 needless to say it no longer exists :)