Herbs for magical use A to G


Acacia : Protection, Psychic Powers, Money and Love Spells


Activated Charcoal

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Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is known for its cleansing and protective abilities and is used to render a harmful situation neutral.

It is also a commonly used incense ingredient to aid in burning.


Adam & Eve Roots : Love, Happiness
Adders Tongue : Healing
African Violet : Spirituality, Protection
Agaric : Fertility
Agrimony : Protection, Sleep

Agrimony is often used in spells, rituals and mojo bags to protect from and expel negative energies and influences.

Agrimony is also connected to Masculine Energy, Jupiter and Air.


Ague Root : Protection
Alfalfa : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money

Alfalfa is traditionally used as an herb of prosperity and money gathering and as proof against hunger due to a lack of money.

It is also connected to Feminine Energy, Venus and Earth.


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 Heartbreak, Protection, Invisibility,


Anemone : Health, Protection, Healing
Angelica : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions

Angelica has long been known as a healing herb with the ability to cast illness from the body and protect it from harm.

It is also associated with Masculine Energy, the Sun and Fire.


Angel Trumpet: TOXIC

The droopy, beautiful angel trumpet which also goes by the name Brugmansia is native to regions of South America. It contains a cornucopia of powerful toxins. Some of these include atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine.

Documented in the 2007 VBS.tv documentary “Colombian Devil’s Breath,” nefarious individuals in Colombia will extract scopolamine from the plant and use it as a potent drug which leaves victims completely unaware of what they are doing but entirely conscious. It essentially turns them into living zombies. Scopolamine can be easily absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes, allowing them to simply blow the powder in a victim’s face. The documentary is full of horror stories by individuals who have been attacked in this way. One such account includes the story of a man moving all of his possessions out of his house (and into the hands of thieves) without remembering any of it. (1)


Anise : Protection, Purification, Youth

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Anise Star

Anise Star is a well known ingredient in protective and meditative incenses and is sometimes used as a charm for these purposes.

It is also connected to Masculine Energy, Jupiter and Air.


Apple : Love, Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality


Apricot : Love
Arabic Gum : Spirituality, Purify Negativity and Evil

Arabic Gum is used in incense or smoldered alone to add good vibrations and banish negativity and evil from the area.

Also associated with Masculine Energy, the Sun and Air. 


Arbutus : Exorcism, Protection


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Especially potent on the summer solstice; bunches are gathered in fields and burnt as offerings to ensure a good harvest.

It is also associated with Feminine Energy, Saturn and Earth.


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. Happiness
Barley : Love, Healing, Protection
Basil : Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Bay : Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength

Bean : Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming,Reconciliation, Potency, Love
Bedstraw, Fragrant : Love
Beech : WishesMagic Herb
Beet : love
Belladonna : Astral Projection, Visions **TOXIC**

AKA: Deadly Nightshade: Hexing, Cursing

Belladonna, now more commonly known as deadly nightshade, is a highly poisonous plant that is a close relative to the potato, eggplant, tobacco, and even chilies. It is a very dangerous plant however, with all parts of it proving lethal to anyone unlucky or foolish enough to consume it. The use of deadly nightshade is typically shrouded in gruesome tales of poisoning and intrigue, as its toxic nature was highly employed as a medium for discreet, if not downright undetectable assassination.(2)

Benzoin : Purification, Prosperity
Bergamot, Orange : Money, Success
Be-Still : Luck

Beth Root: Protective- Reversing curses and hexes

Traditionally, Beth Root is a potent aid in turning back the curses and hexes of black magic, and it is often used in protective magic for the home.

Betony, Wood : Protection, Purification, Love
Birch : Protection, Exorcism, Purification and Cleansing
Bistort : Psychic Powers, Fertility
Bittersweet : Protection, Healing
Blackberry : Healing, Money, Protection

Black Cohosh Root (Cimicifuga racemosa)

With uses traced back to the Native American’s teachings to early settlers, Black Cohosh root has been added to mojo or dream bags and other magical works.

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

Bladderwort: TOXIC

The common bladderwort, also known as Utricularia macrorhiza, is an aquatic meat eater which relies on submerged bladders to capture its prey which includes tadpoles and small crustaceans. An unsuspecting tadpole or minnow will brush against an external bristle which triggers the bladders to spring open and capture it. After caught by the plant, its victim will die of suffocation or starvation and then decays into a goo which is sucked up by cells on the inner walls of the bladder. (1)

Bleeding Heart : Love
Bloodroot : Love, Protection, Purification
Bluebell : Luck, Truth
Blueberry : Protection
Blue Flag : Money
Bodhi : Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, MeditationMagic Herb
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

Bushman’s poison: TOXIC

The accurately named ‘Bushman’s poison’ is famous for its use by the Khoisan of South Africa to poison the tips of their arrows, blowgun darts and spears. Though the plant produces pleasantly smelling flowers and a sweet tasting plum-like berry, the sap can be fatal. The leaves, however, have medicinal properties and are used as such by the tribe. Bushman’s poison also goes by the name “wintersweet”. (1)


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, Hexing, Cursing **TOXIC

Magic Herb
Castor Plant and Seeds

Ever had Castor oil forced down your throat as a child? I bet you never realized that it came from one of the most poisonous plants in the world.

Castor plants are native to the Mediterranean, eastern Africa and India, but are widely grown as an ornamental plant around the world. The deadly toxin ‘ricin’ is found throughout the plant, but is highly concentrated in the seeds (or beans) of which castor oil is made. A single seed is enough to kill an adult in 2 days, which makes for a long, agonizing death. The first symptoms happen within just a few hours and include a burning sensation in the throat & mouth, abdominal pain, bloody stool, and vomiting. The poison has no known anti-toxin or cure. The final cause of death will be dehydration. Out of all the animals, humans are the most sensitive to castor seeds It takes just 1-3 to kill an adult human, 10-12 to kill a dog and 80 to kill a duck. The castor plant is the current title holder in Guinness World Records for most poisonous plant. (1)

Catnip : Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Cat Tail : 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, Change
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, Luck

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
Cornflower : psychism
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, LuckMagic Herb
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

Doll’s Eyes: TOXIC – Hexing, Cursing

Also known as White Baneberry, Doll’s eyes are a flowering plant and are most prevalent in Northern and Eastern North America.Magic Herb The name originates from the fruit of the plant, which is a tiny white berry with a contrasting black dot which looks very similar to an eye.

Although the whole plant is toxic when ingested by humans, the fruit or ‘the eye’ is where most of the toxins are concentrated. Because they look like little candies and are sweet tasting, the plant is notorious for claiming unsuspecting children’s lives. The toxin produced by the plant is carcinogenic and has an immediate, sedative effect on human cardiac muscles and will cause a quick death if consumed. (1)

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


(1) The Top 10 Deadliest Plants http://zidbits.com/2011/07/the-top-10-deadliest-plants/

(2) Herbs Info – http://www.herbs-info.com/deadly-nightshade.html

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