Magickal Usage for Herbs and Plants

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Animals* marjoram, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, tarragon, wintergreen

  • *Beauty* celery seed, lovage
  • *Binding * ginger, mustard seed, pepper, poppyseed
  • *Blessings* dill, lavender, rosemary
  • *Business* sage
  • *Calming* tarragon
  • *Chastity* lavender
  • *Clairvoyance* anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, garlic, lavender, mace, nutmeg, onion, parsley, poppyseed, saffron, sage, star anise, thyme
  • *Cleansing* anise, cloves, lavender, lovage, marjoram, onion, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme
  • *Commanding* basil, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, pepper, saffron, tarragon, turmeric *Communication* cinnamon
  • *Compassion* thyme *
  • Confidence* dill, fennel, garlic, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric
  • *Consecration* anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, parsley, peppermint, poppyseed, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme
  • *Contacting other planes* anise, onion, parsley, star anise, thyme, wintergreen
  • *Courage* basil, fennel, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric
  • *Death rituals (rites for the dead)* basil, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, thyme
  • *Determination* dill
  • *Divination* anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, fennel, garlic, lavender, nutmeg, onion, parsley, peppermint, saffron, sage, star anise, thyme
  • *Dragons* basil, tarragon
  • *Dreams* bay, dill, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, poppyseed, rosemary, spearmint, thyme
  • *Elements* Air—anise, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, lavender, mace, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, star anise, thyme Fire—basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, turmeric, vanilla Water—lovage, poppyseed, rosemary, star anise Earth—celery seed, dill, lovage, parsley, sage, wintergreen
  • *Elves* rosemary
  • *Endings* bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint
  • *Energy* cinnamon, fennel, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sage, vanilla
  • *Envy, stopping* pepper
  • *Exorcism* basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, spearmint, star anise, thyme, turmeric
  • *Faeries* thyme
  • *Fertility* anise, basil, caraway, celery seed, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, mace, mustard seed, nutmeg, parsley, poppyseed, star anise
  • *Fidelity* caraway, rosemary
  • *Friendship* cloves
  • *Gain* anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, mace, mustard seed, nutmeg, star anise
  • *Gentleness* lavender
  • *Good luck* anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, lavender, mace, mustard seed, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, star anise, wintergreen
  • *Gossip, stopping* cloves, garlic
  • *Grieving* basil, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
  • *Happiness* anise, basil, cinnamon, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, thyme
  • *Harmony* basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage
  • *Hatred* basil
  • *Health/healing* bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, garlic, ginger, lavender, mustard seed, onion, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, thyme
  • *Honesty* basil, caraway, rosemary
  • *Initiation* basil
  • *Inspiration* basil, bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage
  • *Invokation* basil, parsley, rosemary, star anise
  • *Justice* bay, star anise
  • *Keeping secrets* caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon *Knowledge*bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage
  • *Longevity* fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage
  • *Love* anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage, mace, marjoram, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme, vanilla *Lunar rites* onion, rosemary, vanilla
  • *Magic* bay, garlic, lavender, onion, saffron, thyme, turmeric
  • *Meditation* cinnamon, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme (Yes, there they are! Go and meditate on “Scarborough Fair.”)
  • *Memory* bay, caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary
  • *Money* anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, dill, garlic, lavender, lovage, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme, wintergreen
  • *Nightmares, preventing* anise, garlic, rosemary, star anise, thyme
  • *Opposition, overcoming* bay, garlic
  • *Passion* anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, garlic, ginger, lavender, lovage, mustard seed, nutmeg, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla
  • *Peace* basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage, tarragon
  • *Peace of mind* caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary
  • *Planets* Sun—bay, cinnamon, cloves, lovage, rosemary, saffron Moon—poppyseed Mercury—anise, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, dill, fennel, lavender, mace, marjoram, sage, star anise, wintergreen Venus—lovage, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, thyme Mars—basil, cinnamon, coriander, garlic, ginger, mustard seed, onion, pepper, tarragon, turmeric Jupiter—anise, cloves, nutmeg, sage, star anise, vanilla Saturn—celery seed, parsley
  • *Prosperity* basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, poppyseed, sage, spearmint *
  • Protection* anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, mace, marjoram, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, star anise, tarragon, thyme
  • *Psychic development* anise, basil, bay, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme
  • *Psychic protection* anise, basil, bay, cloves, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage, marjoram, rosemary, sage, star anise
  • *Purification* anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, onion, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme *
  • Release* bay, cloves, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, thyme
  • *Renewal* peppermint, spearmint, thyme
  • *Rest* dill, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint
  • *Retention* caraway, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon
  • *Ritual (general)* lavender
  • *Satyrs* savory
  • *Sea/water rituals* rosemary
  • *Sensuality* caraway, ginger, mustard seed, pepper, savory, tarragon, turmeric
  • *Sleep* dill, lavender, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint
  • *Speed* parsley *Spell-breaking* basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, saffron, turmeric
  • *Spirit offering* peppermint, spearmint
  • *Spirituality* cinnamon
  • *Spiritual places* star anise
  • *Stability* lavender
  • *Strength* basil, bay, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, rosemary, tarragon, turmeric
  • *Success* basil, bay, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mustard seed, peppermint, spearmint
  • *Summer rituals (Spring Equinox through Fall Equinox)* fennel, lavender, thyme
  • *Theft, preventing* basil, caraway, dill, rosemary, tarragon
  • *Tranquility* basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage
  • *Transformation* bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint
  • *Virility* fennel, lavender, mustard seed, savory, tarragon
  • *Weather* garlic (fair), saffron (raise wind) (Note: since you don’t get any rain-making herbs, one of the very few shortcomings of the kitchen herbal, I will tell you that another folk method of bringing rain is to dip a broom into water and shake it out in the air. Or, you can go the modern route and wash your car.)
  • *Weddings* anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, lavender, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage
  • *Winter rituals (Fall Equinox through Spring Equinox)* basil, bay, rosemary, sage
  • *Wisdom* bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage
  • *Wishes* bay, thyme