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Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:39 pm
Author: Tylluan
If you have decided that you're ready to do a magical working but you're not sure which herbs are the best ones to use, then take a look at this list which you can use as a reference point to determine which herbs, plants and flowers can be used for your purposes.

Anxiety: Valerian, skullcap

Beauty: Rosemary, witch hazel, avocado, catnip, ginseng

Business: Hawthorn, sandalwood, basil, frankincense

Courage: Cedar, mullein, tonka bean, cinnamon, yarrow, thyme

Depression: Catnip, dandelion, honeysuckle, goldenrod, hazelnut, mugwort, lavender, saffron, shepherd's purse, coltsfoot

Employment/jobs: Bay leaf, bergamot, pecan

Fortune/luck: Anise, hazel, holly, pomegranate, snakeroot, cinquefoil, basil, clover

Friendship: Orange, lemon, sweet Annie, vanilla

Gambling/games: Chamomile, Buckeye

Healing: Apple blossom, lavender, barley, comfrey, eucalyptus, fennel, chamomile, goldenseal, feverfew, horehound, allspice, olive, rosemary, rue, sandalwood, wintergreen, peppermint

Intuition: Sage, tobacco leaf

Legal issues/justice: Chamomile, hickory, High John root

Love: Allspice, apple blossom, bleeding heart, catnip, lavender, periwinkle, peppermint, tulip, violet, daffodil, clove, yarrow, marjoram, basil, fig, valerian, endive

Lust: Allspice, cinnamon, clove, dill, foxglove, vanilla, ginseng, yohimbe

Money/prosperity: Bay leaf, basil, chamomile, clover, cinquefoil, tonka bean, Buckeye, myrtle, apple, sunflower, pennyroyal

Prophecy: Jasmine, mint, mugwort, sage, rose, tobacco leaf, heliotrope

Protection: Aloe vera, hyssop, asoefetida, mandrake, heather, holly, mugwort, onion, wood betony, valerian, sandalwood, snapdragon, fleabane, mustard, garlic, foxglove, dill, mistletoe

Sleep: Comfrey, lavender, rosemary, thyme

Strength: Oak, acorns, bay leaf, thistle, yarrow

Wisdom: Rowan, hazel, sage

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:13 pm
Author: Nick O'Connor
Hi Tylluan

Can I add a herb to your list? Having been on a recent herbal healing workshop that concentrated on salves, creams and the like, I've become a fan of ginger root for healing purposes. If you make up a salve of ginger, black mustard seeds, cloves, peppermint, chilli powder and rosemary, it is great for helping combat the cold in winter.

BB

Nick O'Connor

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:52 am
Author: Tylluan
Hey Nick, thanks for that addition! It sounds like a great one to use. Please feel free to add to ANY of the posts made! We all know bits that maybe others don't so sharing the knowledge is wonderful. Thank you for reading through and joining in :D

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:28 pm
Author: Nick O'Connor
Hi Tylluan

Magical herb use - part 2. It's now a bit wintry and we're coming up to Yule so I thought that I'd brew up (is that really the word?) a few jars of calendula (dried marigold) salve for the winter months. Calendula or a calendula/chamomile mix is really, really good for rashes or chapped skin, ie very soothing. If you make it with rapeseed, sunflower or sesame seed oil as a base, it can be used for most people's skins, even the most sensitive!

BB

Nick

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:45 pm
Author: Nick O'Connor
Hi Tylluan

Magical herb use - part 3. As I prepare a new batch of comfrey & plantain salve for 2014 (very good for muscular aches and pains), here is a tip for those who do not make that many herbal remedies from scratch. My tip is that you should use as many herbs as possible to leaven the effect of your medicines at the start, ie add some chamomile, rosemary, yarrow, peppermint or cloves, to avoid an over-concentration of the key herbs. For example, since my comfrey/plantain salve is designed to be rubbed into a person's skin, I will add about 5g of calendula to the general mix, just to make the ointment a little smoother.

BB

Nick

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:54 pm
Author: Tylluan
Thanks Nick - I am loving your tips. Thank you so much :)

Re: Magical Herb Use

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 2:36 pm
Author: Nick O'Connor
Hi Everyone

So here we are - spring bank holiday and half term (for me) and, true to form, the weather turns cold and rainy. So, I thought I'd prepare a few jars of a warming mix for the remainder of the year. It's a salve, with a beeswax/sunflower oil base and the main ingredients are ginger + calendula. The dried marigolds ensure that the ginger is not too abrasive, but the ointment is designed to help circulation in general.

Blessed Be
Nick O'Connor