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Herbs and Usage Guide

herbs

(In alphabetical order)

ALFALFA
Medicinal uses- can be used as an anti-fungal, can stimulate menstrual flow and lactation in women, provides proteins and vitamins for dietary use, can relieve urinary or bowel problems, used in treating fatigue and anemia.
Magickal uses- protection, healing, relief of stress, prosperity
Alfalfa is non-toxic when used properly (ask your doctor before use).

ALLSPICE
Medicinal uses- relives toothaches and freshens breath, relieves gas, colic, and possibly diarrhea, can irritate mucous membranes.
Magickal uses- prosperity and good fortune, healing
Allspice is non-toxic when used properly (ask your doctor before use).

ALMOND
Medicinal uses- none known- when used topically, oil may relieve pain in cuts, scrapes, and help heal certain skin rashes (not proven).
Magickal uses- money, prosperity, wisdom
Almond nuts and oil are non-toxic (do not ingest essential oils).

ALOE
Medicinal uses- relieves first, second, and third degree burns, general healing of wounds, healing of blemishes and skin cysts and ulcers, is said to relieve headaches when applied to the head, heals rashes, insect bites, can relieve itching, keeps skins soft, youthful, and vibrant looking.
Magickal uses- protection, friendship, healing
Aloe is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (externally is completely safe- check with doctor before use).

ANGELICA
Medicinal uses- decreases thickness of mucous in most areas of body, including lungs, nose, and repiratory tract, may relieve colic and heartburn, improves energy and circulation, may stimulate menstrual flow.
Magickal uses- protection, lengthening life, banishings, spell breaking, warding off evil spirits
Angelica is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (ask your doctor before use).

APPLE
Medicinal uses- relieves constipation, pectin in apples can lower cholesterol
Magickal uses- love, healing, immortality, making wands, offerings to deities or ancestors on Samhain
Apples are completely safe unless you have some type of known allergic reaction or unusual medical condition.

AVOCADO
Medicinal uses-
none known
Magickal uses- beauty, lust, attraction, general good health and healing, protection
Avocados are completely safe to ingest.

BASIL
Medicinal uses- improves circulation, relieves stomach cramps, vomiting, fever, colds, menstrual pain, reduces stomach acid, topical acne treatment and insect bite relief.
Magickal uses- protection from negativity and evil, purification, attraction, fidelity, prosperity
Basil is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (check with doctor before use).

BAYBERRY
Medicinal uses- antibacterial, relieves urinary pain and urinary tract infections, may relieve nausea, can be used as a sedative, and can interfere with the absorbtion of iron, improves circulation and reduces vericose veins, gargling for sore throats.
Magickal uses- good fortune, good luck, healing, stress relief, dreams
Bayberry is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (check with your doctor before use).

BAY (Laurel)
May be toxic in heavy doses and inappropriate for medicinal purposes.
Magickal uses- protection, enhance psychic abilities, wishes- write wish on a bay leaf and burn it and the wish will come true

BLESSED THISTLE
Medicinal uses- antibacterial, anti-inflamatory and possible anti-fungal, stimulates milk in lactating women, relieve headaches and reduce fever, topically treats cuts and bruises, stimulates memory
Magickal uses- protects soul from effects of grief and sorrow, healing, happiness, protection of garden and home
Blessed thistle is relatively safe in certain amounts (consult doctor before use).

BLACKBERRY
Medicinal uses- can relieve upset stomach when syrup is made from roots, berries themselves can relieve constipation and soothe upset stomach, leaves can treat sore throat.
Magickal uses- money and prosperity, protect home from lightening strikes and fire
Blackberry is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).

BURDOCK
Medicinal uses- treat skin diseases and rashes, relieves indigestion, heal boils and sores, clears acne when taken regularly
Magickal uses- protection of all kinds, healing
Burdock is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).

CALENDULA (Marigold)
Medicinal uses: First aid remedy, relieves headaches, minor skin irritations, ear aches, can reduce fever, promotes heart health and good circulation.
Magickal uses: Used in faery magick, clairvoyance, ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Calendula is safe in appropriate doses.

CARAWAY
Medicinal uses- treats abdominal cramps, nausea, expels gas from the intestinal tract, and is an aromatic herb, good cough remedy, and can aid in digestion.
Magickal uses- lust, protection, and all types of healing
Caraway is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).

CATNIP
Medicinal uses- relieves muscle spasm, relieves indigestion, insomnia, can relieve pain from flu/ colds.
Magickal uses- hightens psychic awareness, cat magick, good luck, love
Catnip is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult your doctor before use).

CAT’S CLAW
Medicinal uses- treats arthritis, dysentery, female hormonal imbalance, intestinal problems, and may help cure certain viral infections.
Magickal uses- healing, friendship, endurance, learning
Cat’s claw is non-toxic in small doses but should never be taken by pregnant or nursing women in any case (consult doctor).

CEDAR
Medicinal uses- none known
Magickal uses- money, lust, love, any type of attraction, power, protection
Cedar may be toxic if ingested- I’ve found no texts that verify it’s safety. Cedar is safe to burn and use as incense or in magickal rites.

CHAMOMILE
Medicinal uses- anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle spasms, relieves stress, kills bacteria on skin, has calming effect when taken in small amounts- such as in teas, relieves indigestion and some stomach pains, can relieve diarrhea, used as mouthwash for gingivitis, treats hemmorhoids, soothes sunburns and scrapes, good for relieving sore or itchy eyes, relieves menstrual cramps, can replenish energy when taken in large doses over a period of time.
Magickal uses- sleep, relaxation, love, attraction, money, hex-breaking
Chamomile is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

CHICKWEED
Medicinal uses- treats colds and flu, source of B vitamins, treats skin irritations and rashes externally
Magickal uses- attraction, love, lust, and fidelity
Chickweed is non-toxic in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).

CINNAMON
Medicinal uses- purifies the blood, added to other herb remedies it will increase the effectiveness of other herbs an acts as a stimulant to herbs and the body, can help prevent infections, soothes indigestion, relieves ulcer pain, effective mouthwash.
Magickal uses- love, lust, protection, heighten desires in men, healing
Cinnamon is non-toxic but can cause diarrhea in large doses.

CLOVES
Medicinal uses- safe to relieve morning sickness durning pregnancy, may promote better circulation, as cloves tend to help warm cold extremeties when ingested, might be effective for whooping cough, relieves toothaches.
Magickal uses- aromatic aphrodisiac, protection, lust, memory stimulation, dreams and sleep
Cloves are non-toxic in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

COMFREY
Medicinal uses- promotes healing of cuts, scrape, insect bites, acts as an anti-inflammatory, treats sunburn, skin rashes, psoriasis, and dermatitis, may relieve dandruff problems.
Magickal uses- good luck, safe travel
Comfrey is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

DANDELION
Medicinal uses- no proven effects, but may be used to treat constipation, jaundice, hepatitis, anemia, may clear kidney stones, promote proper circulation, stimulate appetite, topically the leaf secretions may dry up warts and certain rashes.
Magickal uses- happiness, friendship, longevity, wishes
Dandelion is non-toxic in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).

DILL
Medicinal uses- treats gas, colic, and diarrhea
Magickal uses- attraction, love, protection
Dill is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

DRAGON’S BLOOD
Medicinal uses- chest pains, regulates menstrual cycle, used topically to help heal skin abrasions or irritations, helps stop bleeding.
Magickal uses- used by many for all purposes, love, protection, and increases potency of other herbs used in magickal rites.
Dragon’s blood is relatively safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

ECHINACEA
Medicinal Uses- Treats urinary tract infections, heals wounds on skin, insect bites, stomach cramps, can re-establish supply of white blood cells following cancer treatments, remedy for colds, cough, bronchitis, fever, and other infections.
Magickal Uses- Can be used for protection against spirit possesion and used as a offering to deities in rituals.
Echinacea is non-toxic when used properly (consult doctor before use).

ELDER
Medicinal Uses- Fights colds, flu, treats acne, bronchitis, can treat many infections and inflammations.
Magickal Uses- Elder branches have been used in the past to make wands, protection, good luck, prosperity.
Elder can be toxic when fresh but is non-toxic when dried and used in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).

EUCALYPTUS
Medicinal Uses- Clears sinuses, relieves gum diseases and other problems in the mouth, prevents infections in burns and other wounds, can relieve nausea, eases coughs and sore thoat.
Magickal Uses- Healing, psychic awareness, protection, sleep, peace.
Eucalyptus is non-toxic in proper doses (consult doctor before use).

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Medicinal Uses- Lowers blood pressure, promotes better circulation, may aid in concentration, treats menstrual problems, including cramping and excessive bleeding, relieves breast pain, relieves eczema and other skin conditions.
Magickal Uses- Protection, good health.
Evening primrose oil is non-toxic in proper doses (consult doctor before use).

FENNEL
Medicinal Uses- Aids in digestion, suppresses appetite, mild sedative, soothes respiratory tract, coughs.
Magickal Uses- Banishing negativity.
Fennel is nontoxic and considered safe- but not recommended for children.

FENUGREEK
Medicinal Uses- Eases inflammation, relieves ulcers, boils, and other skin problems, good remedy for appetite loss and can be used to help correct anorexia problems, relieves nausea.
Fenugreek is safe in proper doses (consult a doctor).

FRANKINCENSE
Medicinal Uses- Used externally as an antiseptic and can relieve menstrual pains.
Magickal Uses- Protection, divination, healing, attraction of money and love, purification, honoring deities, used to heighten senses and aids in meditation.
Frankincense can be toxic when taken in improper amounts- consult doctor.

GARLIC
Medicinal uses: Natural antibiotic, reduces hypertension, stimulates cell regrowth, freshens breath when taken in small doses internally, aids in treatment of colds, flu, and other infections
Magickal uses: Protection, dispell negativity and evil, protection, healing
Garlic is safe in appropriate doses.

GINGER
Medicinal uses: Strengthens respiratory system, soothes sore throat and aids in healing infections such as colds and flu, relieves head aches and body aches, can relieve morning sickness.
Magickal uses: Success, can be added to other herbs to add potency and insure success of spells, protection, love, and lust.
Ginger is safe in appropriate doses.

GINKO BILOBA
Medicinal uses: Memory loss, treats cardiovascular problems, impotence, allergies that affect the respiratory system, asthma, Altzheimer’s disease in early stages.
Magickal uses: Stimulate memory, remembering dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming.
Ginko is safe in appropriate doses.

GOTU KOLA
Medicinal uses: Mental stimulant, aids in fighting toxins and detoxing body, relieves mental breakdowns, can prevent and treat hair loss by stimulating growth and regrowth.
Magickal uses: Meditation, divination, and lucid dreaming.
Gotu Kola is safe in appropriate doses.

HAWTHORN
Medicinal uses: Cures insomnia and nervousness, treats heart disease.
Magickal uses: Protection, healing, dispel negativity.
Hawthorn is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

HEATHER
Medicinal uses: Soothes sore throats and cough, can cause drowsiness- sedative.
Magickal uses: Protection
Heather is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

HOLLY
Not appropriate for consuption
Magickal uses: Love, protection, decoration in celebration of Yule or Christmas.
Holly is poisonous to humans.

HOPS
Medicinal uses: Natural sedative, relieves coughs, sore throats, and skin rashes. May draw poisons from the body- especially from bites or stings.
Magickal uses: Healing, sleep, dream remebrance.
Hops are safe in appropriate doses.

HORSETAIL
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections, aids in circulation, may promote hair health and growth, helps body to heal faster, treats arthritis.
Magickal uses: Summoning and invoking spirits.
Horsetail is safe in appropriate doses.

IVY
Medicinal uses: Treats skin rashes, sores, boils, and ulcers.
Magickal uses: Protection and good luck.
Many varieties of ivy are poisonous when taken internally.

JASMINE
Medicinal uses: Aphrodesiac, soothes sore muscles when used as a massage oil, calms and soothes when used in teas.
Magickal uses: Love, lust, sex, prophetic dreams, money, wealth.
Jasmine is safe in appropriate doses.

JUNIPER
Medicinal uses: Treats diabetes, acne, ulcers, skin rashes, athlete’s foot, and dandruff.
Magickal uses: Protects the home and protects from negative forces.
Juniper is safe in appropriate doses.

KAVA KAVA
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia and nervousness, can treat certain skin diseases.
Magickal uses: Good luck, prosperity, ward evil spirits and protection.
Kava Kava is safe in appropriate doses.

KELP
Medicinal uses: Regulates metabolism, treats thyroid problems, eases nervousness, can cause acne when taken in large amounts.
Magickal uses: None known
Kelp is safe in appropriate doses.

LAVENDER
Medicinal uses: Headache remedy, anti-depressant, scent can induce sleep.
Magickal uses: Love, attraction, lust, friendship, purification, sexual desire, cleansing.
Lavender is safe in appropriate doses.

ALFALFA
Medicinal uses- can be used as an anti-fungal, can stimulate menstrual flow and lactation in women, provides proteins and vitamins for dietary use, can relieve urinary or bowel problems, used in treating fatigue and anemia.
Magickal uses- protection, healing, relief of stress, prosperity
Alfalfa is non-toxic when used properly (ask your doctor before use).
ALLSPICE
Medicinal uses- relives toothaches and freshens breath, relieves gas, colic, and possibly diarrhea, can irritate mucous membranes.
Magickal uses- prosperity and good fortune, healing
Allspice is non-toxic when used properly (ask your doctor before use).
ALMOND
Medicinal uses- none known- when used topically, oil may relieve pain in cuts, scrapes, and help heal certain skin rashes (not proven).
Magickal uses- money, prosperity, wisdom
Almond nuts and oil are non-toxic (do not ingest essential oils).
ALOE
Medicinal uses- relieves first, second, and third degree burns, general healing of wounds, healing of blemishes and skin cysts and ulcers, is said to relieve headaches when applied to the head, heals rashes, insect bites, can relieve itching, keeps skins soft, youthful, and vibrant looking.
Magickal uses- protection, friendship, healing
Aloe is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (externally is completely safe- check with doctor before use).
ANGELICA
Medicinal uses- decreases thickness of mucous in most areas of body, including lungs, nose, and repiratory tract, may relieve colic and heartburn, improves energy and circulation, may stimulate menstrual flow.
Magickal uses- protection, lengthening life, banishings, spell breaking, warding off evil spirits
Angelica is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (ask your doctor before use).
APPLE
Medicinal uses- relieves constipation, pectin in apples can lower cholesterol
Magickal uses- love, healing, immortality, making wands, offerings to deities or ancestors on Samhain
Apples are completely safe unless you have some type of known allergic reaction or unusual medical condition.
AVOCADO
Medicinal uses-
none known
Magickal uses- beauty, lust, attraction, general good health and healing, protection
Avocados are completely safe to ingest.
BASIL
Medicinal uses- improves circulation, relieves stomach cramps, vomiting, fever, colds, menstrual pain, reduces stomach acid, topical acne treatment and insect bite relief.
Magickal uses- protection from negativity and evil, purification, attraction, fidelity, prosperity
Basil is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (check with doctor before use).
BAYBERRY
Medicinal uses-  antibacterial, relieves urinary pain and urinary tract infections, may relieve nausea, can be used as a sedative, and can interfere with the absorbtion of iron, improves circulation and reduces vericose veins, gargling for sore throats.
Magickal uses- good fortune, good luck, healing, stress relief, dreams
Bayberry is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (check with your doctor before use).
BAY (Laurel)
May be toxic in heavy doses and inappropriate for medicinal purposes.
Magickal uses- protection, enhance psychic abilities, wishes- write wish on a bay leaf and burn it and the wish will come true
BLESSED THISTLE
Medicinal uses- antibacterial, anti-inflamatory and possible anti-fungal, stimulates milk in lactating women, relieve headaches and reduce fever, topically treats cuts and bruises, stimulates memory
Magickal uses- protects soul from effects of grief and sorrow, healing, happiness, protection of garden and home
Blessed thistle is relatively safe in certain amounts (consult doctor before use).
BLACKBERRY
Medicinal uses- can relieve upset stomach when syrup is made from roots, berries themselves can relieve constipation and soothe upset stomach, leaves can treat sore throat.
Magickal uses- money and prosperity, protect home from lightening strikes and fire
Blackberry is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).
BURDOCK
Medicinal uses- treat skin diseases and rashes, relieves indigestion, heal boils and sores, clears acne when taken regularly
Magickal uses- protection of all kinds, healing
Burdock is relatively safe when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).
CALENDULA (Marigold)
Medicinal uses: First aid remedy, relieves headaches, minor skin irritations, ear aches, can reduce fever, promotes heart health and good circulation.
Magickal uses: Used in faery magick, clairvoyance, ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Calendula  is safe in appropriate doses.
CARAWAY
Medicinal uses- treats abdominal cramps, nausea, expels gas from the intestinal tract, and is an aromatic herb, good cough remedy, and can aid in digestion.
Magickal uses- lust, protection, and all types of healing
Caraway is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).
CATNIP
Medicinal uses- relieves muscle spasm, relieves indigestion, insomnia, can relieve pain from flu/ colds.
Magickal uses- hightens psychic awareness, cat magick, good luck, love
Catnip is non-toxic when taken in appropriate amounts (consult your doctor before use).
CAT’S CLAW
Medicinal uses- treats arthritis, dysentery, female hormonal imbalance, intestinal problems, and may help cure certain viral infections.
Magickal uses- healing, friendship, endurance, learning
Cat’s claw is non-toxic in small doses but should never be taken by pregnant or nursing women in any case (consult doctor).
CEDAR
Medicinal uses- none known
Magickal uses- money, lust, love, any type of attraction, power, protection
Cedar may be toxic if ingested- I’ve found no texts that verify it’s safety. Cedar is safe to burn and use as incense or in magickal rites.
CHAMOMILE
Medicinal uses- anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle spasms, relieves stress, kills bacteria on skin, has calming effect when taken in small amounts- such as in teas, relieves indigestion and some stomach pains, can relieve diarrhea, used as mouthwash for gingivitis, treats hemmorhoids, soothes sunburns and scrapes, good for relieving sore or itchy eyes, relieves menstrual cramps, can replenish energy when taken in large doses over a period of time.
Magickal uses- sleep, relaxation, love, attraction, money, hex-breaking
Chamomile is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
CHICKWEED
Medicinal uses- treats colds and flu, source of B vitamins, treats skin irritations and rashes externally
Magickal uses- attraction, love, lust, and fidelity
Chickweed is non-toxic in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).
CINNAMON
Medicinal uses- purifies the blood, added to other herb remedies it will increase the effectiveness of other herbs an acts as a stimulant to herbs and the body, can help prevent infections, soothes indigestion, relieves ulcer pain, effective mouthwash.
Magickal uses- love, lust, protection, heighten desires in men, healing
Cinnamon is non-toxic but can cause diarrhea in large doses.
CLOVES
Medicinal uses- safe to relieve morning sickness durning pregnancy, may promote better circulation, as cloves tend to help warm cold extremeties when ingested, might be effective for whooping cough, relieves toothaches.
Magickal uses- aromatic aphrodisiac, protection, lust, memory stimulation, dreams and sleep
Cloves are non-toxic in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
COMFREY
Medicinal uses- promotes healing of cuts, scrape, insect bites, acts as an anti-inflammatory, treats sunburn, skin rashes, psoriasis, and dermatitis, may relieve dandruff problems.
Magickal uses- good luck, safe travel
Comfrey is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
DANDELION
Medicinal uses- no proven effects, but may be used to treat constipation, jaundice, hepatitis, anemia, may clear kidney stones, promote proper circulation, stimulate appetite, topically the leaf secretions may dry up warts and certain rashes.
Magickal uses- happiness, friendship, longevity, wishes
Dandelion is non-toxic in appropriate amounts (consult doctor before use).
DILL
Medicinal uses- treats gas, colic, and diarrhea
Magickal uses-  attraction, love, protection
Dill is safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
DRAGON’S BLOOD
Medicinal uses- chest pains, regulates menstrual cycle, used topically to help heal skin abrasions or irritations, helps stop bleeding.
Magickal uses- used by many for all purposes, love, protection, and increases potency of other herbs used in magickal rites.
Dragon’s blood is relatively safe in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
ECHINACEA
Medicinal Uses- Treats urinary tract infections, heals wounds on skin, insect bites, stomach cramps, can re-establish supply of white blood cells following cancer treatments, remedy for colds, cough, bronchitis, fever, and other infections.
Magickal Uses- Can be used for protection against spirit possesion and used as a offering to deities in rituals.
Echinacea is non-toxic when used properly (consult doctor before use).
ELDER
Medicinal Uses- Fights colds, flu, treats acne, bronchitis, can treat many infections and inflammations.
Magickal Uses- Elder branches have been used in the past to make wands, protection, good luck, prosperity.
Elder can be toxic when fresh but is non-toxic when dried and used in appropriate doses (consult doctor before use).
EUCALYPTUS
Medicinal Uses- Clears sinuses, relieves gum diseases and other problems in the mouth, prevents infections in burns and other wounds, can relieve nausea, eases coughs and sore thoat.
Magickal Uses- Healing, psychic awareness, protection, sleep, peace.
Eucalyptus is non-toxic in proper doses (consult doctor before use).
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Medicinal Uses- Lowers blood pressure, promotes better circulation, may aid in concentration, treats menstrual problems, including cramping and excessive bleeding, relieves breast pain, relieves eczema and other skin conditions.
Magickal Uses- Protection, good health.
Evening primrose oil is non-toxic in proper doses (consult doctor before use).
FENNEL
Medicinal Uses- Aids in digestion, suppresses appetite, mild sedative, soothes respiratory tract, coughs.
Magickal Uses- Banishing negativity.
Fennel is nontoxic and considered safe- but not recommended for children.
FENUGREEK
Medicinal Uses- Eases inflammation, relieves ulcers, boils, and other skin problems, good remedy for appetite loss and can be used to help correct anorexia problems, relieves nausea.
Fenugreek is safe in proper doses (consult a doctor).
FRANKINCENSE
Medicinal Uses- Used externally as an antiseptic and can relieve menstrual pains.
Magickal Uses- Protection, divination, healing, attraction of money and love, purification, honoring deities, used to heighten senses and aids in meditation.
Frankincense can be toxic when taken in improper amounts- consult doctor.
GARLIC
Medicinal uses: Natural antibiotic, reduces hypertension, stimulates cell regrowth, freshens breath when taken in small doses internally, aids in treatment of colds, flu, and other infections
Magickal uses: Protection, dispell negativity and evil, protection, healing
Garlic is safe in appropriate doses.
GINGER
Medicinal uses: Strengthens respiratory system, soothes sore throat and aids in healing infections such as colds and flu, relieves head aches and body aches, can relieve morning sickness.
Magickal uses: Success, can be added to other herbs to add potency and insure success of spells, protection, love, and lust.
Ginger is safe in appropriate doses.
GINKO BILOBA
Medicinal uses: Memory loss, treats cardiovascular problems, impotence, allergies that affect the respiratory system, asthma, Altzheimer’s disease in early stages.
Magickal uses: Stimulate memory, remembering dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming.
Ginko is safe in appropriate doses.
GOTU KOLA
Medicinal uses: Mental stimulant, aids in fighting toxins and detoxing body, relieves mental breakdowns, can prevent and treat hair loss by stimulating growth and regrowth.
Magickal uses: Meditation, divination, and lucid dreaming.
Gotu Kola is safe in appropriate doses.
HAWTHORN
Medicinal uses: Cures insomnia and nervousness, treats heart disease.
Magickal uses: Protection, healing, dispel negativity.
Hawthorn is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
HEATHER
Medicinal uses: Soothes sore throats and cough, can cause drowsiness- sedative.
Magickal uses: Protection
Heather is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
HOLLY
Not appropriate for consuption
Magickal uses: Love, protection, decoration in celebration of Yule or Christmas.
Holly is poisonous to humans.
HOPS
Medicinal uses: Natural sedative, relieves coughs, sore throats, and skin rashes. May draw poisons from the body- especially from bites or stings.
Magickal uses: Healing, sleep, dream remebrance.
Hops are safe in appropriate doses.
HORSETAIL
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections, aids in circulation, may promote hair health and growth, helps body to heal faster, treats arthritis.
Magickal uses: Summoning and invoking spirits.
Horsetail is safe in appropriate doses.
IVY
Medicinal uses: Treats skin rashes, sores, boils, and ulcers.
Magickal uses: Protection and good luck.
Many varieties of ivy are poisonous when taken internally.
JASMINE
Medicinal uses: Aphrodesiac, soothes sore muscles when used as a massage oil, calms and soothes when used in teas.
Magickal uses: Love, lust, sex, prophetic dreams, money, wealth.
Jasmine is safe in appropriate doses.
JUNIPER
Medicinal uses: Treats diabetes, acne, ulcers, skin rashes, athlete’s foot, and dandruff.
Magickal uses: Protects the home and protects from negative forces.
Juniper is safe in appropriate doses.
KAVA KAVA
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia and nervousness, can treat certain skin diseases.
Magickal uses: Good luck, prosperity, ward evil spirits and protection.
Kava Kava is safe in appropriate doses.
KELP
Medicinal uses: Regulates metabolism, treats thyroid problems, eases nervousness, can cause acne when taken in large amounts.
Magickal uses: None known
Kelp is safe in appropriate doses.
LAVENDER
Medicinal uses: Headache remedy, anti-depressant, scent can induce sleep.
Magickal uses: Love, attraction, lust, friendship, purification, sexual desire, cleansing.
Lavender is safe in appropriate doses.
LEMON
Medicinal uses: Topically, can bleach impurities in the skin, oil can moisturize dry skin, cools fevers, treats scurvy, good astringent.
Magickal uses: Cleansing and consecrations, purification, protection, love, healing.
Lemon is safe unless allergy is known.
LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY
Medicinal uses: Treatments in heart disease, heart palpitations, is dangerous when taken for extended time and in large doses.
Magickal uses: Love and happiness
Lily of the valley is dangerous in inappropriate doses, dangerous over extended periods. Consult naturopath.
LIQUORICE (licorice)
Medicinal uses: Excellent cough remedy, root is a source of estrogen, replenishes energy, relieves indigestion and other stomach problems, treats respiratory problems.
Magickal uses: Love and passion.
Liquorice is safe but can cause problems when used for extended periods.
MAGNOLIA
Medicinal uses: Aromatic stimulant, livens spirits, can treat inflamations of the skin and treats malaria, used as a laxative.
Magickal uses: Healing, love, lust.
Magnolia is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
MAIDENHAIR
Medicinal uses: When used in a rinse, can stimulate growth and regrowth of hair, aromatic stimulant.
Magickal uses: Healing, protection, wealth, growth, fertility.
Some varieties of maidenhair are safe, some are toxic. Consult naturopath.
MANDRAKE
Medicinal uses: Strong gland stimulant, treats skin problems, digestion, and liver diseases.
Magickal uses: Protection, fertility.
Mandrake is relatively safe in small doses- harmful if used excessively.
MARIGOLD (Calendula)
Medicinal uses: First aid remedy, relieves headaches, ear aches, can reduce fever, promotes heart health and good circulation.
Magickal uses: Used in faery magick, clairvoyance, ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Marigold is safe in appropriate doses.
MARJORAM
Medicinal uses: Relieves headaches, asthma, colds, and coughs, may be effective toothache treatment.
Magickal uses: Happiness, love, spiritual love, protection.
Marjoram is safe in appropriate doses.
MISTLETOE
Medicinal uses: Leaves and twigs are used to treat muscle spasms, epilepsy, and convulsions.
Magickal uses: Herb of Yule, protection, healing, love and relationships.
MUGWORT
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia and nervousness, aids in digestion and treats digestive problems. May relieve ulcers.
Magickal uses: Samhain herb, honoring ancestors, stimulates psychic abilities, divination, cleansing, dreams.
Mugwort can be dangerous if taken inappropriately. Pregnant women should never ingest.
MULLIEN
Medicinal uses: Narcotic that is nonpoisonous, excellent pain killer, aids in sleep and treats lung problems.
Magickal uses: Protection, self-esteem, and courage.
Mullien is safe in appropriate doses.
MYRRH
Medicinal uses: Powerful antiseptic, healing of the body, soothes aches, powerful healer and cleanser.
Magickal uses: Herb of Yule, purification, consecration.
Myrrh is safe in appropriate doses.
MYRTLE
Medicinal uses: Treats colds, coughts, sinisitus, heals bruises, bronchitis, bad breath.
Magickal uses: Beauty, love, protection of love and relationships.
Myrtle is safe in appropriate doses.
NETTLE
Medicinal uses: Treats high blood pressure, cramps, PMS, scurvy, prostate problems, arthritis, eczema, anemia, hay fever, allergies, stimulates hair growth when used as a rinse.
Magickal uses: Protection, exorcisms, divination, clairvoyance.
Nettle is safe in appropriate doses.
NUTMEG
Medicinal uses: Treats nervousness, jittery muscles and nerves, circulatory and heart problems.
Magickal uses: Money, wealth, good luck, potency, clairvoyance.
Nutmeg is safe in small doses.
OAK
Medicinal uses: Bark treats diarrhea internally, externally treats bruises, bleeding wounds, varicose and spider veins.
Magickal uses: Herb of Samhain, honoring ancestors, money, protection, sexuality, great for making wands.
Oak is safe in appropriate doses.
OATS
Medicinal uses: Source of fiber when made into oatmeal, substituted for other breakfast foods can lower cholesterol, made into packs and pastes can treat acne and skin rashes.
Magickal uses: Money, wealth, prosperity, celebrating harvest.
Oats are safe, unless allergy is known.
OLEANDER
Medicinal uses: None- oleander is highly toxic to humans and animals.
Magickal uses: Not recommended for burning, but for use in satchels and herb sprinkling, can be powerful protectant, purifier, and ward off all negativity.
Oleander is highly toxic, for this reason I don’t recommend its use to anyone.
OLIVE
Medicinal uses: Leaves and oil have been known to treat nearly any ailment, including arthritis, cleansing of body and skin, general healing, lower blood sugar level, treats wounds externally, inhibiting HIV, flu, and cold viruses.
Magickal uses: Peace, happiness, purity, cleansing and consecration, anointing, dispelling negativity.
Olive is safe in appropriate doses.
ORANGE
Medicinal uses: None known- excellent source of vitamin C, natural antioxidant.
Magickal uses: Purification, love, lust, happiness, attractiveness and beauty (fruit and blossoms).
Orange fruit is safe unless allergies are known.
OREGANO
Medicinal uses: Treats flu, colds, breaks fevers, relieves menstrual pains, treats viral infections, inhaling treats bronchial infections, muscle aches.
Magickal uses: Used as an herb of closure- to forget a past love, problem, stress.
Oregano is safe in appropriate doses.
PAEONY (or peony)
Medicinal uses: Anti-spasmodic, treats convulsions and seizures.
Magickal uses: Honoring the goddess or moon, protection, healing.
Paeony is relatively safe. Consult naturopath to insure safe dosages.
PAWPAW
Medicinal uses: Fruit has been used to treat diarrhea, stomach aches, and leaves can be used as substitute for soap.
Magickal uses: Remembrance, purification, healing.
Pawpaw fruit is safe unless allergies are known.
PARSLEY
Medicinal uses: Treats stomach ailments, such as soreness, ulcers, indigestion, acid reflux.
Magickal uses: Healing, purification.
Parsley is safe in appropriate doses.
PASSIONFLOWER
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia, hyperactivity, nervousness, Parkinson’s disease, eye infections.
Magickal uses: Healing, purification, happiness, dreams, astral travel.
Passionflower is safe in appropriate doses.
PATCHOULI
Medicinal uses: Treats chronic dysentery, diarrhea, colds, nausea, vomitting.
Magickal uses: Excellent for meditation, astral travel, dreams, protection, purifications, healing, love, and lust.
Patchouli is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
PENNYROYAL
Medicinal uses: Herb treats gas and relieves menstrual cramps, colds.
Magickal uses: Protection, exorcism.
Pennyroyal herb is safe- oil should never be taken internally.
PEPPERMINT
Medicinal uses: Sedative, calms stomach soreness and upset stomach, soothes ulcers, treats nausea, can treat colds and flu, inhaling can open nasal passages and treat respiratory tract.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, healing, love, happiness, friendship, clairvoyance.
Peppermint is safe in appropriate doses.
PINE
Medicinal uses: Inhaling can aid in treating respiratory problems, can treat colds and flu.
Magickal uses: Protection, potency, healing, wisdom.
Most pines are relatively safe, consult naturopath.
POPLAR
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections, fevers, diarrhea.
Magickal uses: Honoring the god and goddess, protection, wisdom, intellect, magickal power, potency.
Most poplars are safe, consult naturopath.
POPPY
Medicinal uses: Pain of most kinds, nervousness, coughing, soreness of muscles.
Magickal uses: Prosperity, wishes, dreams.
Poppy is safe in appropriate doses.
PUMPKIN
Medicinal uses: None known.
Magickal uses: Fruit of Samhain, celebrating the harvest, honoring ancestors.
Pumkins are safe unless allergy is known.
QUEEN ANN’S LACE
Medicinal uses: Treats gall and kidney stones, water retention.
Magickal uses: Protection and healing.
Queen Ann’s lace is safe in appropriate doses.
RASPBERRY
Medicinal uses: Treats many problems with pregnancy, including bloating, morning sickness, treats nausea, strengthens the uterine wall, reduces post-partum bleeding, reduces false labor pains and actual chilbirth pains, good to treat nausea for any person of any age.
Magickal uses: Happiness, friendship, love.
Rasberry is safe unless allergies are known.
RHUBARB
Medicinal uses: Loosens bowels, ease stomach pains, increases appetite.
Magickal uses: Good health, happiness, healing.
Rhubarb is safe unless allergies are known.
ROSE
Medicinal uses: Rose hips can purify the blood, nourish the skin, and treat many infections, including colds and flu.
Magickal uses: Love, attraction, healing, sleep, peace of mind and spiritual peace.
ROSEMARY
Medicinal uses: Treats hair loss and promotes healthy hair and scalp, promotes healthy circulation, treats insect bites and stings, migraines, bad breath, nervous disorder, upset stomach, regulates menstrual cycle, inhaled can treat respiratory infections and decongest lungs and respiratory tract, aids in enhancing memory.
Magickal uses: Love, healing, good health, prosperity, wealth, protection, faery and elf magick.
Rosemary is safe in appropriate doses.
RUE
Medicinal uses: Expels poisons and toxins from body, treats tendonitis, treats stings and bites from various poisonous animals and insects.
Magickal uses: Good health, banishment, protection.
Rue can be very dangerous if not used properly and the juice can cause skin to blister.
SAFFLOWER
Medicinal uses: Used as laxative, treats skin eruptions, rashes, and blisters.
Magickal uses: Protection, meditations, love.
Safflower is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
SAFFRON
Medicinal uses: Prevents heart disease and lowers cholesterol. Should never be taken by pregnant women.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, consecrations, purifying, clairvoyance.
Saffron is relatively safe but should not be used by pregnant women for any reason.
SAGE
Medicinal uses: Aids in enhancing memory and promotes good circulations, may treat hair loss and promote hair growth, treats skin sores and blisters, stop bleeding in minor wounds, soothes mouth and sore throats, treats diarrhea, gas, flu, and colds, treats dandruff, regulates menstrual cycle.
Magickal uses: Love, prosperity, healing, banishing.
Sage is safe in appropriate doses but can cause convulsions if taken for extended periods of time.
SANDALWOOD
Medicinal uses: Treats fevers and urinary tract infections.
Magickal uses: Meditations, protection, purification, cleansing, healing, grounding and centering.
Sandalwood is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
SASSAFRASS
Medicinal uses: Blood purifier, treats colds, flu, and other viral infections, promotes good circulation.
Magickal uses: Health, money, healing.
Sassafrass is safe in appropriate doses- excellent as a tea.
SAVORY
Medicinal uses: Treats gas and used as inhalant to relax and treat respiratory problems.
Magickal uses: Purification, healing, good health.
Savory is safe in appropriate doses.
SAW PALMETTO
Medicinal uses: Treats asthma, bronchitis, treats many infectious diseases and promotes prostate health.
Magickal uses: None known
Saw palmetto is safe in appropriate doses.
SCULLCAP
Medicinal uses: Treats nervousness and many nervous diseases, treats menstrual cramps, eases insomnia.
Magickal uses: Peace, relaxation, prosperity.
Scullcap is safe in appropriate doses.
SENNA
Medicinal uses: Strong laxative. Don’t use for prolonged periods.
Magickal uses: Love and attraction.
Senna is safe in appropriate doses but should not be used for prolonged periods.
SLIPPERY ELM
Medicinal uses: Neutralizes stomach acids, heals and draws out impurities, treats skin rashes, poison ivy, oak, and sumac, treats burns.
Magickal uses: Protection, peace, relationships.
Slippery elm is safe in appropriate doses.
SPEARMINT
Medicinal uses: Treats nausea and vomitting, morning sickness, inhaled can treat respiratory problems, sore throat, and coughs, treats gas.
Magickal uses: Protection, purification, cleansing, healing, sleep.
Spearmint is safe for all ages unless allergy is known.
ST. JOHN’S WORT
Medicinal uses: Treats depression and stress, treats depression, shingles, bronchitis, increases immune functions, do not go into sun while using this herb- skin is more sensitive and can blister.
Magickal uses: Healing and protection.
St. John’s wort is safe in appropriate doses.
TAMARAC
Medicinal uses: Laxative, decoction, treats liver and kidney problems, rheumatism.
Magickal uses: Protection, love, psychic abilities.
Tamarac is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
TARRAGON
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia, may treat hyperactivity, appetite stimulant.
Magickal uses: Healing and protection.
Tarragon is safe in appropriate doses.
THYME
Medicinal uses: Powerful antiseptic, treats anemia, tooth decay, rids of fugus such as athlete’s foot, rids of lice, treats colic, gas, and colds.
Magickal uses: Friendship, sleeping, good health.
Thyme is safe in appropriate doses.
UNICORN ROOT
Medicinal uses: Treats colic and gas, can be used as a general tonic.
Magickal uses: Protection, healing.
Unicorn root is relatively safe in appropriate doses.
UVA URSI
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections and strengthens the urinary tract, treats bladder and kidney infections, can help womb shrink to normal size after childbirth.
Magickal uses: Enhancing psychic abilities.
Uva ursi is safe in appropriate doses.
VALERIAN
Medicinal uses: Relaxer, used to treat insomnia and calm nerves, pain relief, strengthening heart, menstrual and muscle cramps or aching.
Magickal uses: Love, purification, happiness.
Valerian is safe in appropriate doses but should not be taken over extended periods.
VERVAIN
Medicinal uses: Treats liver problems, fatigue and exhaustion, asthma, insomnia, depression, sinus congestion, dysentery, is a pain reliver and anti-inflammatory.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, protection, wealth and abundance.
VIOLET
Medicinal uses: Treats pimples, ulcers, tumors, abcesses (internally and externally).
Magickal uses: Good luck, love, friendship.
WALNUT
Medicinal uses: Treats skin diseases, leaves treat head and body lice, herpes, eczema, hives, oil treats dandruff, can rid body of internal parasites.
Magickal uses: Protection, fertility…legend says that to know if a witch is in your presence, drop a walnut in the lap of the suspected person and he or she will not be able to rise from sitting with the walnut in their lap.
Walnut is safe in appropriate doses.
WILD CHERRY
Medicinal uses: Excellent for any disease that causes congestion….made into a syrup is effective.
Magickal: Love and relationships.
Wild cherry is safe in appropriate doses.
WILLOW
Medicinal uses: Works like aspirin (aspirin was derived from willow bark) and some say is more effective than aspirin. Mild to stomach and causes no side effects.
Magickal uses: Protection, blessings, happiness, loyalty.
Willow is safe in appropriate doses.
WITCH HAZEL
Medicinal uses: Externally treats insect bits, hemorrhoids, vericose veins, burns, stings, internally stops bleedings, bronchitis, colds, flu, mouthwash treats bleeding gums.
Magickal uses: Divination, clairvoyance, stress relief, psychic powers.
Witch hazel is safe in appropriate doses.
YARROW
Medicinal uses: Stimulant, blood purifier, treats diabetes, gum disease, tooth decay, treats glandular problems, colds, flu, fever.
Magickal uses: Love, protection, warding off negativity, courage, exorcism.

LEMON
Medicinal uses: Topically, can bleach impurities in the skin, oil can moisturize dry skin, cools fevers, treats scurvy, good astringent.
Magickal uses: Cleansing and consecrations, purification, protection, love, healing.
Lemon is safe unless allergy is known.


LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY
Medicinal uses: Treatments in heart disease, heart palpitations, is dangerous when taken for extended time and in large doses.
Magickal uses: Love and happiness
Lily of the valley is dangerous in inappropriate doses, dangerous over extended periods. Consult naturopath.

LIQUORICE (licorice)
Medicinal uses: Excellent cough remedy, root is a source of estrogen, replenishes energy, relieves indigestion and other stomach problems, treats respiratory problems.
Magickal uses: Love and passion.
Liquorice is safe but can cause problems when used for extended periods.

MAGNOLIA
Medicinal uses: Aromatic stimulant, livens spirits, can treat inflamations of the skin and treats malaria, used as a laxative.
Magickal uses: Healing, love, lust.
Magnolia is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

MAIDENHAIR
Medicinal uses: When used in a rinse, can stimulate growth and regrowth of hair, aromatic stimulant.
Magickal uses: Healing, protection, wealth, growth, fertility.
Some varieties of maidenhair are safe, some are toxic. Consult naturopath.

MANDRAKE
Medicinal uses: Strong gland stimulant, treats skin problems, digestion, and liver diseases.
Magickal uses: Protection, fertility.
Mandrake is relatively safe in small doses- harmful if used excessively.

MARIGOLD (Calendula)
Medicinal uses: First aid remedy, relieves headaches, ear aches, can reduce fever, promotes heart health and good circulation.
Magickal uses: Used in faery magick, clairvoyance, ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Marigold is safe in appropriate doses.

MARJORAM
Medicinal uses: Relieves headaches, asthma, colds, and coughs, may be effective toothache treatment.
Magickal uses: Happiness, love, spiritual love, protection.
Marjoram is safe in appropriate doses.

MISTLETOE
Medicinal uses: Leaves and twigs are used to treat muscle spasms, epilepsy, and convulsions.
Magickal uses: Herb of Yule, protection, healing, love and relationships.

MUGWORT
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia and nervousness, aids in digestion and treats digestive problems. May relieve ulcers.
Magickal uses: Samhain herb, honoring ancestors, stimulates psychic abilities, divination, cleansing, dreams.
Mugwort can be dangerous if taken inappropriately. Pregnant women should never ingest.

MULLIEN
Medicinal uses: Narcotic that is nonpoisonous, excellent pain killer, aids in sleep and treats lung problems.
Magickal uses: Protection, self-esteem, and courage.
Mullien is safe in appropriate doses.

MYRRH
Medicinal uses: Powerful antiseptic, healing of the body, soothes aches, powerful healer and cleanser.
Magickal uses: Herb of Yule, purification, consecration.
Myrrh is safe in appropriate doses.

MYRTLE
Medicinal uses: Treats colds, coughts, sinisitus, heals bruises, bronchitis, bad breath.
Magickal uses: Beauty, love, protection of love and relationships.
Myrtle is safe in appropriate doses.

NETTLE
Medicinal uses: Treats high blood pressure, cramps, PMS, scurvy, prostate problems, arthritis, eczema, anemia, hay fever, allergies, stimulates hair growth when used as a rinse.
Magickal uses: Protection, exorcisms, divination, clairvoyance.
Nettle is safe in appropriate doses.

NUTMEG
Medicinal uses: Treats nervousness, jittery muscles and nerves, circulatory and heart problems.
Magickal uses: Money, wealth, good luck, potency, clairvoyance.
Nutmeg is safe in small doses.

OAK
Medicinal uses: Bark treats diarrhea internally, externally treats bruises, bleeding wounds, varicose and spider veins.
Magickal uses: Herb of Samhain, honoring ancestors, money, protection, sexuality, great for making wands.
Oak is safe in appropriate doses.

OATS
Medicinal uses: Source of fiber when made into oatmeal, substituted for other breakfast foods can lower cholesterol, made into packs and pastes can treat acne and skin rashes.
Magickal uses: Money, wealth, prosperity, celebrating harvest.
Oats are safe, unless allergy is known.

OLEANDER
Medicinal uses: None- oleander is highly toxic to humans and animals.
Magickal uses: Not recommended for burning, but for use in satchels and herb sprinkling, can be powerful protectant, purifier, and ward off all negativity.
Oleander is highly toxic, for this reason I don’t recommend its use to anyone.

OLIVE
Medicinal uses: Leaves and oil have been known to treat nearly any ailment, including arthritis, cleansing of body and skin, general healing, lower blood sugar level, treats wounds externally, inhibiting HIV, flu, and cold viruses.
Magickal uses: Peace, happiness, purity, cleansing and consecration, anointing, dispelling negativity.
Olive is safe in appropriate doses.

ORANGE
Medicinal uses: None known- excellent source of vitamin C, natural antioxidant.
Magickal uses: Purification, love, lust, happiness, attractiveness and beauty (fruit and blossoms).
Orange fruit is safe unless allergies are known.

OREGANO
Medicinal uses: Treats flu, colds, breaks fevers, relieves menstrual pains, treats viral infections, inhaling treats bronchial infections, muscle aches.
Magickal uses: Used as an herb of closure- to forget a past love, problem, stress.
Oregano is safe in appropriate doses.

PAEONY (or peony)
Medicinal uses: Anti-spasmodic, treats convulsions and seizures.
Magickal uses: Honoring the goddess or moon, protection, healing.
Paeony is relatively safe. Consult naturopath to insure safe dosages.

PAWPAW
Medicinal uses: Fruit has been used to treat diarrhea, stomach aches, and leaves can be used as substitute for soap.
Magickal uses: Remembrance, purification, healing.
Pawpaw fruit is safe unless allergies are known.

PARSLEY
Medicinal uses: Treats stomach ailments, such as soreness, ulcers, indigestion, acid reflux.
Magickal uses: Healing, purification.
Parsley is safe in appropriate doses.

PASSIONFLOWER
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia, hyperactivity, nervousness, Parkinson’s disease, eye infections.
Magickal uses: Healing, purification, happiness, dreams, astral travel.
Passionflower is safe in appropriate doses.

PATCHOULI
Medicinal uses: Treats chronic dysentery, diarrhea, colds, nausea, vomitting.
Magickal uses: Excellent for meditation, astral travel, dreams, protection, purifications, healing, love, and lust.
Patchouli is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

PENNYROYAL
Medicinal uses: Herb treats gas and relieves menstrual cramps, colds.
Magickal uses: Protection, exorcism.
Pennyroyal herb is safe- oil should never be taken internally.

PEPPERMINT
Medicinal uses: Sedative, calms stomach soreness and upset stomach, soothes ulcers, treats nausea, can treat colds and flu, inhaling can open nasal passages and treat respiratory tract.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, healing, love, happiness, friendship, clairvoyance.
Peppermint is safe in appropriate doses.

PINE
Medicinal uses: Inhaling can aid in treating respiratory problems, can treat colds and flu.
Magickal uses: Protection, potency, healing, wisdom.
Most pines are relatively safe, consult naturopath.

POPLAR
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections, fevers, diarrhea.
Magickal uses: Honoring the god and goddess, protection, wisdom, intellect, magickal power, potency.
Most poplars are safe, consult naturopath.

POPPY
Medicinal uses: Pain of most kinds, nervousness, coughing, soreness of muscles.
Magickal uses: Prosperity, wishes, dreams.
Poppy is safe in appropriate doses.

PUMPKIN
Medicinal uses: None known.
Magickal uses: Fruit of Samhain, celebrating the harvest, honoring ancestors.
Pumkins are safe unless allergy is known.

QUEEN ANN’S LACE
Medicinal uses: Treats gall and kidney stones, water retention.
Magickal uses: Protection and healing.
Queen Ann’s lace is safe in appropriate doses.

RASPBERRY
Medicinal uses: Treats many problems with pregnancy, including bloating, morning sickness, treats nausea, strengthens the uterine wall, reduces post-partum bleeding, reduces false labor pains and actual chilbirth pains, good to treat nausea for any person of any age.
Magickal uses: Happiness, friendship, love.
Rasberry is safe unless allergies are known.

RHUBARB
Medicinal uses: Loosens bowels, ease stomach pains, increases appetite.
Magickal uses: Good health, happiness, healing.
Rhubarb is safe unless allergies are known.

ROSE
Medicinal uses: Rose hips can purify the blood, nourish the skin, and treat many infections, including colds and flu.
Magickal uses: Love, attraction, healing, sleep, peace of mind and spiritual peace.

ROSEMARY
Medicinal uses: Treats hair loss and promotes healthy hair and scalp, promotes healthy circulation, treats insect bites and stings, migraines, bad breath, nervous disorder, upset stomach, regulates menstrual cycle, inhaled can treat respiratory infections and decongest lungs and respiratory tract, aids in enhancing memory.
Magickal uses: Love, healing, good health, prosperity, wealth, protection, faery and elf magick.
Rosemary is safe in appropriate doses.

RUE
Medicinal uses: Expels poisons and toxins from body, treats tendonitis, treats stings and bites from various poisonous animals and insects.
Magickal uses: Good health, banishment, protection.
Rue can be very dangerous if not used properly and the juice can cause skin to blister.

SAFFLOWER
Medicinal uses: Used as laxative, treats skin eruptions, rashes, and blisters.
Magickal uses: Protection, meditations, love.
Safflower is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

SAFFRON
Medicinal uses: Prevents heart disease and lowers cholesterol. Should never be taken by pregnant women.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, consecrations, purifying, clairvoyance.
Saffron is relatively safe but should not be used by pregnant women for any reason.

SAGE
Medicinal uses: Aids in enhancing memory and promotes good circulations, may treat hair loss and promote hair growth, treats skin sores and blisters, stop bleeding in minor wounds, soothes mouth and sore throats, treats diarrhea, gas, flu, and colds, treats dandruff, regulates menstrual cycle.
Magickal uses: Love, prosperity, healing, banishing.
Sage is safe in appropriate doses but can cause convulsions if taken for extended periods of time.

SANDALWOOD
Medicinal uses: Treats fevers and urinary tract infections.
Magickal uses: Meditations, protection, purification, cleansing, healing, grounding and centering.
Sandalwood is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

SASSAFRASS
Medicinal uses: Blood purifier, treats colds, flu, and other viral infections, promotes good circulation.
Magickal uses: Health, money, healing.
Sassafrass is safe in appropriate doses- excellent as a tea.

SAVORY
Medicinal uses: Treats gas and used as inhalant to relax and treat respiratory problems.
Magickal uses: Purification, healing, good health.
Savory is safe in appropriate doses.

SAW PALMETTO
Medicinal uses: Treats asthma, bronchitis, treats many infectious diseases and promotes prostate health.
Magickal uses: None known
Saw palmetto is safe in appropriate doses.

SCULLCAP
Medicinal uses: Treats nervousness and many nervous diseases, treats menstrual cramps, eases insomnia.
Magickal uses: Peace, relaxation, prosperity.
Scullcap is safe in appropriate doses.

SENNA
Medicinal uses: Strong laxative. Don’t use for prolonged periods.
Magickal uses: Love and attraction.
Senna is safe in appropriate doses but should not be used for prolonged periods.

SLIPPERY ELM
Medicinal uses: Neutralizes stomach acids, heals and draws out impurities, treats skin rashes, poison ivy, oak, and sumac, treats burns.
Magickal uses: Protection, peace, relationships.
Slippery elm is safe in appropriate doses.

SPEARMINT
Medicinal uses: Treats nausea and vomitting, morning sickness, inhaled can treat respiratory problems, sore throat, and coughs, treats gas.
Magickal uses: Protection, purification, cleansing, healing, sleep.
Spearmint is safe for all ages unless allergy is known.

ST. JOHN’S WORT
Medicinal uses: Treats depression and stress, treats depression, shingles, bronchitis, increases immune functions, do not go into sun while using this herb- skin is more sensitive and can blister.
Magickal uses: Healing and protection.
St. John’s wort is safe in appropriate doses.

TAMARAC
Medicinal uses: Laxative, decoction, treats liver and kidney problems, rheumatism.
Magickal uses: Protection, love, psychic abilities.
Tamarac is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

TARRAGON
Medicinal uses: Treats insomnia, may treat hyperactivity, appetite stimulant.
Magickal uses: Healing and protection.
Tarragon is safe in appropriate doses.

THYME
Medicinal uses: Powerful antiseptic, treats anemia, tooth decay, rids of fugus such as athlete’s foot, rids of lice, treats colic, gas, and colds.
Magickal uses: Friendship, sleeping, good health.
Thyme is safe in appropriate doses.

UNICORN ROOT
Medicinal uses: Treats colic and gas, can be used as a general tonic.
Magickal uses: Protection, healing.
Unicorn root is relatively safe in appropriate doses.

UVA URSI
Medicinal uses: Treats urinary tract infections and strengthens the urinary tract, treats bladder and kidney infections, can help womb shrink to normal size after childbirth.
Magickal uses: Enhancing psychic abilities.
Uva ursi is safe in appropriate doses.

VALERIAN
Medicinal uses: Relaxer, used to treat insomnia and calm nerves, pain relief, strengthening heart, menstrual and muscle cramps or aching.
Magickal uses: Love, purification, happiness.
Valerian is safe in appropriate doses but should not be taken over extended periods.

VERVAIN
Medicinal uses: Treats liver problems, fatigue and exhaustion, asthma, insomnia, depression, sinus congestion, dysentery, is a pain reliver and anti-inflammatory.
Magickal uses: Cleansing, protection, wealth and abundance.

VIOLET
Medicinal uses: Treats pimples, ulcers, tumors, abcesses (internally and externally).
Magickal uses: Good luck, love, friendship.

WALNUT
Medicinal uses: Treats skin diseases, leaves treat head and body lice, herpes, eczema, hives, oil treats dandruff, can rid body of internal parasites.
Magickal uses: Protection, fertility…legend says that to know if a witch is in your presence, drop a walnut in the lap of the suspected person and he or she will not be able to rise from sitting with the walnut in their lap.
Walnut is safe in appropriate doses.

WILD CHERRY
Medicinal uses: Excellent for any disease that causes congestion….made into a syrup is effective.
Magickal: Love and relationships.
Wild cherry is safe in appropriate doses.

WILLOW
Medicinal uses: Works like aspirin (aspirin was derived from willow bark) and some say is more effective than aspirin. Mild to stomach and causes no side effects.
Magickal uses: Protection, blessings, happiness, loyalty.
Willow is safe in appropriate doses.

WITCH HAZEL
Medicinal uses: Externally treats insect bits, hemorrhoids, vericose veins, burns, stings, internally stops bleedings, bronchitis, colds, flu, mouthwash treats bleeding gums.
Magickal uses: Divination, clairvoyance, stress relief, psychic powers.
Witch hazel is safe in appropriate doses.

YARROW
Medicinal uses: Stimulant, blood purifier, treats diabetes, gum disease, tooth decay, treats glandular problems, colds, flu, fever.
Magickal uses: Love, protection, warding off negativity, courage, exorcism.
Yarrow is safe in appropriate doses but should never be taken by pregnant women.

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