If you’re interested in healing magic or a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, having magical herbs in your witchcraft supplies can be beneficial. Herbs have been used for centuries, both medicinally and ritually. Because the power of these herbs is extremely strong, many pagans and witches use these plants as part of their regular magic and ritual practice.
Every herb has its own characteristics and magickal properties, and these features make them different from other plants. These magical herbs are some of nature’s most incredible gifts and working with them is one of the rewarding ways to practice magic. These plants have powerful properties that can enhance and magnify the effect of your magic spells. Whether it’s for protection, purification, healing, strength, health, beauty, money or success, there is always an herb associated with your purposes.
The biggest reason behind the usage of different herbs in witchcraft, spell casting, deviations, natural cosmetics, and magical rituals is that because they have positive energies with them. By getting to know each herb and the energies these plants emit from within them, you can learn how to work influential magic for yourself and others. Learning about these energies in herbs and how to use them may take years.
If you’re not sure which herbs are the best to do magical working, keep reading while we’re sharing 10 must-have herbs for the witch’s herb cabinet. These herbs have their own characteristics and are excellent in deviations, spells and healing work. They are revealed to the witch through study, meditation, and practice.
Sage is a well-known plant with a sweet and savory aroma. It is one of the most common yet powerful magical herbs that have been used for cleansing, disinfection, protection and banishing for years. This powerful plant was used medicinally in various countries like Egypt, Rome, and Greece. The ancients used to burn dried spring of sage in temples and during religious rituals. In magic, it’s believed that carrying sage in the wallet can attract money and wealth.
There are different kinds of sage such as white sage, blue sage, and clary sage. These should never be burned used in smudge sticks, but they can still be used in many great spells and rituals.
This is an amazing plant that you must have in your witch’s herb cabinet. It smells wonderful and has a strong antiseptic quality. The beauty of lavender is that you can use it for a variety of things, from using it in the magic candle to stuffing it in dream pillows to even bathing in it.
People have been using lavender for purification and healing for centuries. It is such a magical and enchanting plant that smells heavenly and is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by witches as a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Not only lavender is a vastly valued herb for aromatherapy, massage oils, and bath products, but it can also be used for deviations and spells.
Aloe Vera actually been around for ages and is most commonly used as a topical medication. It’s been used to treat various skin and health conditions for thousands of years such as sunburns, dry skin and to fix cellulite or "stretched" skin from pregnancy or weight-loss.
In addition to being a famous house plant, Aloe Vera is a magical herb too. This is also used by many people or magic practitioners to keep evil influence out of the home and wards off accidents.
Also known as manzanilla, chamomile is a popular herb used in several magical rituals and spell workings. Chamomile’s use has been documented as far back as the ancient Kemet. Due to its healing and relaxing properties, it has long been enjoyed as a tea. You can also use it in prosperity spells to bring in more wealth and prosperity.
This magical plant is often cultivated in kitchen gardens and is known as an herb for helping the brain & cleansing and purification of negative energies. Well known to ancient practitioners, this aromatic evergreen herb with needle-like leaves has been used by witches, Ancient Greeks, Christians and more. For magical use and in romantic spells, people burn Rosemarie to rid negative energies, removal; of unwanted scenes, protection, blessing and more.
Mint is a popular herb used in several foods and beverages. There are numerous health benefits of mint leaves which include weight loss, relief from nausea, headache, the flow, and indigestion. In Ancient Egypt, the mint was used to treat and heal a variety of diseases such as menstrual pains, intestinal upset, bad breath and morning sickness, as well as many disorders. There are different kinds of garden mints that you can grow in a garden or on the kitchen windowsill. Besides its number of health benefits, it’s also used in many great spells and rituals.
Because of its captivating look and sweet fragrance, rose is also called “The Queen of All Flowers”. It induces a sense of miracle, secret, and fascination as it expresses excellence in it. If we talk about the use of rose petals in magical energies, it’s a must-have in every witch’s magical herb collection. Rose petals are believed to be a symbol of love, romance, good luck, and sexual attraction but they are also associated with deviations, spells, and healing. It has been a sacred symbol in many cultures, and a magical herb in several spells and rituals.
Also known as Anise Estrella, Star Anise is a favorite mystical herb of witches. It is one of the most visually appealing spices in the world that not only enhance the aroma of your food but plays an important role in various spells and rituals. From using it during dark moon divination to burning it as natural incense to throwing it in the hearth fire, there are a plethora of ways people use star anise in witchcraft.
Last but not least; Jasmine is one of the most powerful flowers used in spell work and magic. This sweet-scented flower is famous for its subtle white petals. In the witches’ arsenal, it is used as a dried blossom and as scented oil. If you’re a practitioner of magical tradition, you can use Jasmine in many ways in your rituals and spells.
So, these are some of the many magical herbs that you can use in spells, in deviations, to dress your candles, and for protection, healing and prosperity. We hope this article clears up some confusion and would help you to find the best magical herbs for your witchcraft practice. Don’t fear and go and buy them today. But first, take your time to understand these herbs and about their unique properties. Go forth, gather a good knowledge about your herbs and may your life be magickal.
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Welcome to our collective favourite season, witchy folk! Perhaps that’s a generalization, but the Autumnal vibes are an absolute mood in the spiritual community, and for so many reasons. This season we have two Sabbats to celebrate; the first of those is Mabon, otherwise known as the Autumn Equinox, and the hemispherical counterpart to Ostara, in which we celebrate the Spring Equinox.
Not only is Autumn the season of flavoured lattes and pumpkins, it is the season of the colours of the Earth – oranges and reds and browns, greens and glorious yellows. We have beautiful harvest vegetables and burgeoning berries; a veritable feast of offerings from our beautiful Mother Earth to celebrate.
For Mabon, we focus on the beginning of the end of the harvest season and the descent into wintery darkness. Spiritually, we are reaching the closing-down portion of the year – as the days get shorter and the evenings are longer, we assess the outcomes of our labour (physical, financial, emotional, spiritual) across the past twelve months. Summer is celebration, and Autumn is when we reap what we’ve sown. So, as we draw towards the end of this summertime haze and commence the darkening and hibernation periods, we’re beginning to wind down business and take stock of what we’ve achieved.
Seasonal altars are a great way to focus our attentions and intentions towards that for which we are grateful, and the things that we want to manifest in our lives. Not only does the season dictate our physical activities, it also directs our spiritual lives, and the altar is the witch’s way of centring that energy.
With so much to love and celebrate about Autumn, let’s take a look at some traditional (and not-so-traditional) items to feature on our altars during this time.