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"What can kill, can cure."

Listed below is but a few of the many herbs, as well as their properties and uses, that can be found throughout the world.

Acacia - Protection and Clairvoyance - Burn with sandlewood during meditation to seek illumination. Carry the wood as a protective amulet.

Angelica - Protection - Grow in a garden as protection. Carry the root with you as an amulet.

Bay Laurel - Protection, Clairvoyance, Purification, Healing. - Wear as an amulet to ward off negativity and evil. Add to purification incenses and baths. Use in healing incenses and sachets. Protects against Lightning.

Burdock - Purification and Protection. - Cast into a room or home to ward off negativity. Place dried, carved roots into a pouch and wear it around your neck to protect against magic.

Camomile - Prosperity and Purification. - Use in prosperity charms to draw money to you. Induces sleep if burned.

Caraway - Protection and Passion. - Carry the seeds to strengthen your memory. Place into a sachet for protection. Add to love sachets and charms to attract a lover.

Catnip - Love and Animal Contacts. - Give it to your favorite cat to smell then play with him/her, to create a psychic bond between the cat and yourself. Use in sachets and incenses created for love.

Cucumber - Healing and Fertility. - Bind peels around your head to cure a headache. If kept in the bedroom, it will aid in fertility. Replace every seven days.

Elder - Purification and Love. - Cast the berries and leaves to the four winds for protection. The branches can be used as wands, both large and small. It is also said that if you stand beneath an Elder tree, during a lightning storm, you'll never be struck.

Geranium - Love, Healing and Protection. - Wear the flowers or blooms for love. The white flowers can be worn to promote fertility. Plant the flowers in your garden to protect your home and to ward off snakes from your property.

Heather - Protection and Rainmaking. - Carry on your person to protect from rape. Burn it with fern to attract rain.

Lettuce - Rest and Anaphrodisiac. - Squeeze out the juices and rub them onto your forehead to induce sleep and relaxation. Eating the leaves will cool you down should you be consumed with lustful urges.

Pine - For Fertility and Purification. - Burn dried, crushed needles in your home for purification. The cones can be carried as fertility charms and the nuts can be consumed for the same purpose. Use the branches as a make-shift broom, before performing magick outside.

Willow - For Healing and Wishes. - The branch can be used as a healing wand. Planted in a gardern or your yard, preferably near a stream or pond, will guard your home.

Types of Herbal Gardens

Love - Suggested Herbs - Roses, Violets, Vervain, Yarrow, Lavender and/or Rosemary.

Healing - Suggested Herbs - Peppermint, Garlic, Onion, Rosemary, Sage or Rue.

Divination - Suggested Herbs - Mugwort, Yarrow, Borage, Cinquefoil, Wormwood, Anise and/or Lavender.

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