Herb Energies

Herb Magickal correspondences Metaphysical properties Wiccan Witchcraft herbal spells rituals magick

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Alfalfa - Venus/Earth - Prosperity, anti-hunger, money - place in a small jar in pantry/cupboard to protect from poverty and hunger
Amaranth (aka: Velvet flower)- Saturn/Fire - Deity: Artemis - Healing, Protection, Invisibility
Angelica* - Sun/Fire - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
Agrimony - Jupiter/Air, Protection, Sleep
Allspice - Mars/Fire - money, luck, healing
Althea (aka: Marshmallow) Moon/Water - Protection, Psychism, Divination, Clairvoyance
Anise - Jupiter/Air - Protection, Purification, Youth - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT (this is NOT the same as Star Anise)
Arabic Gum (aka: Acacia) - Sun/Air - Spirituality, Purification, Psychic Awareness, Protection.
Arrowroot - (see Yarrow) Basil - Mars/Fire - Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Bat's Head root - rare natural root from Mexico - used to obtain wishes
Bay - (aka: Bay Leaf, Bay Laurel) - Sun/Fire - Protection, Psychic powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Bee Pollen - Venus/Water - love, strength, friendship, attraction, happiness, overcome depression
Birch - Venus/Water - Deity: Thor - Protection, Exorcism, Purification
Bladderwrack - Moon/Water - Protection, Sea & Wind spells, Money, Psychic powers
Black Salt - Jinx removing; keeps away evil forces & bad neighbors.
Blackberry - Venus/Water, Healing, Money, Protection
Blessed (Holy) Thistle - Mars/Fire - Purification, hex-breaking, Protection. Wear to protect from evil, and add to purification baths.
Blue Violet - Venus/Water, Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace Healing Deity: Venus
Boneset - Saturn/Water - Protection, Exorcism. Sprinkle an infusion around the house to ward off evil and negativity.
Brimstone - (see Sulfur)
Buchu Leaf - Moon/Water - Psychic powers, prophetic dreams, Divination, wind spells, add to bath to enable yourself to foretell the future
Buckeyes - (aka: Horse Chestnut) Jupiter/Fire, Divination; good luck; healing, attracting money and wealth Carry to ward off arthritis, rheumatism, backaches, chills.
Buckthorn - Saturn/Water - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal matters
Burdock -Venus/Water - Purification, Protection, Ward off Negativity Protection Against Magick. Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection incense and use in protection spells/magick.
Butcher's Broom - Air - wind spells, divination, protection, psychism

Calendula (Marigold) - Sun/Fire - Protection, Prophetic dreams, legal matters, psychic powers
Cardamom - Venus/Water - Love, Lust. Add ground seeds to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. Bake into apple pie for a wonderful amatory pastry. Add to love sachets and incenses.
Cascara Sagrada - Legal matters, money spells, protection against hexes, wear or place on altar or reading table to help concentration and energy focusing
Catnip - Venus/Water, Feminine/Receptive, psychic bond with animals; power; courage; love and happiness. Uses include tonics; treats colds, fever, indigestion, flatulence, colic; mild astringent.
Cayenne - Mars/Fire - Fidelity, Hex-breaking, Love
Cedar - Sun/Fire - Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
Celery seed - Mercury/Fire - Mental powers, Lust, Psychic powers
Chamomile* - Sun/Water/Leo, tonic, Luck, Gambling, Meditation, Sedative, Indigestion, Soothing
Chickweed - Moon/Water - fidelity, love, relationship maintenance. Carry with you to attract a new love.
Chrysanthemum* - Sun/Fire - protection
Cinnamon* - Sun/Fire - Personal protection, Healing, Passion, Female sexual stimulant, Meditation, Illumination, stimulate Clairvoyance, raise spiritual vibrations
Cinquefoil - see FIVE FINGER GRASS
Clover, Red - Venus/Water - Maintain fidelity, Consecration of magickal tools
Cloves - Jupiter/Fire - Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
Coltsfoot* - Venus/Water - wealth and prosperity; love, visions
Comfrey* - Saturn/Venus/Water - protection; safety traveling, healing. Uses include being highly nutritious; soothes stomach, heals sprains, strains, fractures, sores, etc.; rheumatism/arthritis
Cornsilk - Venus/Earth - protection, luck, divination
Copal - Sun/Fire - Love and purification
Coriander - Mars/Fire - Love, Health, Healing. Add powdered seeds to warm wine for an effective lust potion. Add seeds to herbal pouch and place on head to heal headaches.
Couch grass (see Witch Grass)
Cumin - Mars/Fire - Protection, Fidelity, Exorcism, Anti-theft. Burn with Frankincense for protection. Mix with salt and scatter on floor to drive out evil. Worn by brides to keep negative energy away from the wedding.
Cypress - Saturn/Earth - Longevity, Healing, Comfort, Protection

Damiana* - Mars/Fire - use in sex magic; taken to increase magical energy; divination; dreams/clairvoyance. Uses include tonics; aphrodisiac; improves digestion; relieves coughs;
Dandelion - Jupiter/Air/Sagittarius - Divination, Purification, Dreams, Summon spirits, highly nutritious, treats skin disorders, tonic
Dead Sea Salt - Healing, Rejuvenation, Youth, Beauty, (see our website for a very relaxing FOOT SOAK RECIPE using Dead Sea Salt)
Devil's Claw root - Healing - especially good for arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle/joint pain..
Devils Shoestring - Uses include protection; luck; attracts a raise or new job; gives control over opposite sex; invisibility.
Dill - Mercury/Fire - Protection, Money, Lust, Love
Dog Grass - (see Witch Grass) Dong Quai - Water/Moon - used in magick for female problems and PMS - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT
Dragon's Blood - Mars/Fire - Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency, Consecration, Purification, Ritual power
Dulse - Moon/Water - Lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals and pacifying sea winds

Echinacea (organic) - healing/health maintenance, use to strengthen ALL spells and magickal work
Echinacea Root powder - used by Native American Indians as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells
Elder Berries* - Venus/Water - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep
Eucalyptus - Moon/Pluto/Water - Healing, Protection, kills germ infections and ease lung congestion, heart stimulant, attracts healing
Eyebright - Change energy of ones attitude, memory aid, gain visionary experiences.

Fennel Seed* - Mercury/Fire - imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; protection; prevents curses, possession and negative problems ; aids digestion and weight loss; relieves gas.
Fenugreek - Mercury/Air - Money - to bring money into the house a few Fenugreek seeds can be added to mop water.
Fern - Mercury/Air - Rain-making, Protection, Luck, Riches, Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism, Deities: Laka, Puck
Feverfew - Venus/Water - uses include reducing high blood pressure and inflammation; digestive aid, mild tranquilizing effect, sleep aid, chronic migraine relief.
Figwort - Venus/Water - Health, Protection, Magickal balms, house & business blessing
Five Finger Grass (aka: Cinquefoil) - Jupiter/Fire - Money, Protection, Prophetic dreams, Sleep
Flax Seed - Mercury/Fire - used for money spells; also useful in healing and protection spells.
Frankincense* - Sun/Fire - Deities: Ra, Baal - protection, exorcism, spirituality
Fumitory - Saturn/Earth - money, exorcism

Galangal Root (Lo John) - Mars/Fire - aphrodisiac; court victory; doubles money; psychic; hex breaking; sex magick. Uses include cleansing system; treats flatulence, colic; take at onset of colds; eases sore throat; stimulates saliva.
Garlic - Mars/Fire - Deity: Hecate - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-theft, colds/flu/infection/reduce blood pressure/cholesterol
Ginger* - Mars/Fire - love, money, success, power DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY
Ginkgo - excellent healing herb for ailments and conditions too numerous to list here. Full details on our website
Ginseng * - Sun/Uranus/Fire - love, wishes, beauty, healing, protection, lust, rejuvenation, longevity, Anti-depressant, Digestion
Goldenrod - Venus/Air - Money Divination
Gotu Kola - (aka: Indian Pennywort, Hydrocotyle) - use in meditation incenses. Burn a small amount prior to (but not during) meditation.
Grape, Oregon (see Oregon Grape root)

Hawthorn - Mars/Fire - chastity, fertility, fishing magic, happiness, house protection from lightning, storms, and evil ghosts. Sacred to Fairies.
Heal All - Uses include all purpose healing; cures sore throats; gamble successfully.
Heather - Venus/Water - Deity: Isis - protection, rain-making, luck
Henna - Sexuality, Love, Healing. Place on forehead to relieve headache. Protects from illness and the evil-eye.
Hemp Seeds - Saturn/Water - healing, love, visions, meditation
Hibiscus - Venus/Water - attract love/lust; divination; dreams, aphrodisiac; soothe nerves; Uses include antispasmodic; itchy skin; stomach problems; sweeten breath.
High John (Hi John the Conqueror)- Mars/Fire - Uses include strength; confidence; conquer any situation; obtain success; win at gambling; good luck; money; love; health; protection.
Horehound - sacred to Horus; protective; helps clarity during ritual; stimulates creativity/inspiration; balances personal energies Uses include remedy for coughing/bronchitis, colds, flu; expectorant; revitalizing tonic.
Horny Goat Weed -Sexuality, Stimulates male energy, Love magick
Hyssop* - Jupiter/Fire - Physical & spiritual protection; Purification, The most widely used purification herb in magic. Sprinkle around the home to purge it of evil and negativity.

Jasmine - Jupiter/Cancer, Moon/Water - Calms nerves, Attract love, Prosperity, Money, Divination, Prophetic dreams, Eye problems
Job's Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck Juniper - Sun/Fire - attracts good, healthy energies, and banishes all things injurious to good health, Love; Protection. Uses include digestion problems; intestinal cramps; diuretic; arthritis.

Kava Kava - Saturn/Water - Uses include aphrodisiac; potent sacramental drink; potions; induces visions; astral work; travel protection.

Lavender - Mercury/Air/Virgo - Healing, Tranquility, Serenity, Freedom from stress, Love, Money, Purification, Longevity, Protection, tonic
Lemon Balm - Lemon (Lemon balm) - Moon/Water - Love, Success, Healing, Longevity, Purification, Friendship
Lemon Verbena* - Mercury/Venus/Air - Protection, Love spells, Excite love, Prevent dreaming, adds power to charms, Purification
Lemongrass* - Mercury/Air - Purification, Psychic powers, Lust, repels snakes.
Licorice - Venus/Water - Lust, Love, Fidelity
Lilac - Venus/Water - Exorcism, Protection, Banishing
Lily -Moon/Water - Deities: Venus, Juno, Nepthys, Kwan Yin - protection, breaks unwanted love spells
Lily of the Valley - Mercury/Air - Deities: Apollo, Aesculapius - mental powers, happiness, peace
Linden - Jupiter/Air - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Lo John (see Galangal root)
Lobelia - Saturn/Water - Love, Halting storms
Lotus - Moon/Water - spirituality, mysticism, protection, lock opening
Lovage - Sun/Fire - Love - place lovage in the bath water before going out to meet new people to make yourself more attractive and love-inspiring
Low John Root (Trillium) - Assistance in family matters. Hoodoo formulas, calm storms, win laws favor, protection.
Lucky Hand Root - Venus/Water - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

Mace - Mercury/Air - psychic powers, mental powers
Maidenhair - Venus/Water - Beauty, Love
Male Fern - Mars/Mercury/Air - Psychism, Divination, magickal invisibility, Luck, Love
Mandrake* - Uranus/Mercury/Fire - Exorcism, Fertility, Love, Creativity, increases magickal potency, Psychism
Marshmallow (see Althea) Meadowsweet - Jupiter/Air; Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mistletoe* - Sun/Air - aphrodisiac; fertility; love; protection; visions. Caution berries are poisonous! Magickal uses include treatment of hypertension, epilepsy, menstrual problems, headache and hemorrhage; improves circulation. Motherwort* - Venus/Moon/Water/Leo - Calming/Healing. Especially good for magick and spells involving de-stressing or tension/anxiety relief work as well as menstrual, uterine, heart, and circulation conditions. TIP: Mix with Mugwort and burn on charcoal for an intense meditation/divination/psychic experience.. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT
Mugwort* - Neptune/Venus/Earth - Psychic Powers, Dreams, Astral-Travel, Protection, Consecration, Stamina, add power to scrying tools.
Mullein - Saturn/Fire - protection; courage; health, love, divination, exorcism, invokes spirits; keeps away demons and nightmare while asleep. Uses include expectorant; lung ailments; diarrhea; hemorrhoids.
Mustard - Mars/Fire - fertility, mental powers, protection, defensive magick, focus, concentration
Myrrh* - Moon/Water - Deities: Isis, Adonis, Ra, Marian - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality - burned as incense Myrrh lifts the vibrations, purifies the area, and creates peace. Rarely used alone it is usually used in conjunction with Frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added.

Nettles (Stinging) - Mars/Fire - remove spells/curses; protection; exorcism. Uses include tonic; highly nutritive; for anemia, skin disorders and allergies; restores health; expectorant; stops bleeding.
Nutmeg - Jupiter/Fire - physical and magickal energy; psychic powers; attract money/prosperity; luck; protection; health, fidelity, breaks hexes. Caution use small doses. Uses include appetite; digestion; mild hallucinogen.

Oatstraw - Venus/Earth - Money: use in all prosperity, business, success, and money spells.
Olive Leaf - Sun/Fire - Deities: Athena, Apollo, Irene, Minerva, Ra - healing, peace, fertility, potency, protection, lust
Orange* - Sun/Fire - Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Oregon Grape Root - Moon/Water - Deities: Dionysus, Bacchus, Hathor - fertility, garden magic, mental powers, money
Orris Root* - Venus/Water - physical and spiritual protection; bring love, romance, companionship and a loving mate; attract money; dreams; divination. The powder is often referred to as "Love Drawing Powder". Uses include diuretic; bronchitis/coughs/sore throat.

Papaya - Moon/Water - Love, Protection
Passion Flower* - Venus/Neptune/Water - Peace, Sleep, Friendship, calming,, heightens libido, relieves nerve pain, seizures/hysteria
Patchouli - Pluto/Saturn/Earth - Reversal spells, Clairvoyance, Divination, Passion, Love, Attraction, Sex magick, Money, Strength, Fertility. Can be used a substitute for Graveyard Dirt in spells and magick.
Pau d' Arco* - Healing, Aphrodisiac, Purification, Fertility, Ward off negativity. Uses include: fevers, colds, respiratory problems, thrush, arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain and inflammation. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT or LACTATING.
Pennyroyal* - Fire/Mars - protection; exorcism; consecration rituals, peace, tranquility; . Uses include repels insects/calms itch; antiseptic; nausea; treat colds; stimulate menses. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.
Peppermint* - Venus/Mercury/Fire, Purification, Sleep, Love, tonic, calming, increase psychic ability, healing, upset stomach/nausea/colds/flu
Plantain - Venus/Earth - Healing, Strength, Protection, Snake Repelling
Poke Root - Mars/Fire - courage, hex breaking - WARNING - DO NOT APPLY TO BROKEN OR ABRASED SKIN
Prickly Ash - Mars/Fire - love, protection, prosperity Raspberry - Venus/Water - calming; promotes sleep; visions; healing; protection; love. Uses include pregnancy/childbirth; kidneys; diarrhea; nausea/vomiting.

Red Sandalwood - Venus/Water Clairvoyance, healing, protection, purification, spirituality, meditation, sacred rituals, magickal work, stimulate sex, physical healing: bruises/indigestion/fever
Rose, Red - Venus/Water - Love, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Domestic Peace/happiness, Promotes joy, tincture for headache/dizziness/mouth sores/cramps/nerves
Rosehips - Jupiter - Psychic powers, Love, Protection, Healing, Divination, Luck
Rosemary* - Sun/Fire - Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism. Healing, Purification. Uses include circulatory; digestive and nerve stimulant; memory; headache; depression; halitosis.

Sage* - Jupiter/Venus/Air/Leo, , Wisdom, Money, Healing, Longevity, Protection, tonic, muscle/joint pain, colds/fever
Sage, White Ceremonial - (see Sagebrush)
Sagebrush - (aka: White Ceremonial Sage) - Venus/Earth - Purification, Exorcism. Sagebrush has long been burned in American Indian ceremonies. Use in purification baths and burn to drive away malevolent forces. Also useful in healing.
Salt, Black (see Black salt) Salt
Dead Sea (see Dead Sea Salt)
Salt Petre (Peter) - fidelity, for women that do not want their partners to have outside sexual relationships
Salt, Sea (see Sea Salt)
Sassafras* - Jupiter/Fire - grounding, house blessing, harmony in the home, health, wealth, money, overcoming addictions. The essential oil is applied to the scalp to treat lice.
Sandalwood, Red - (see Red Sandalwood)
Sandalwood, White - Moon/Water - Protection, Wishes, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
Scullcap* - Saturn/Water - Love, Fidelity, Peace, alleviates anxiety; relaxation/peace. Uses include tranquilizer/insomnia sedative; nervous tension; drug/alcohol withdrawal; pms.
Sea Salt - for cleansing crystals; magic mirrors; purification; consecration; grounding; protection magick and ritual.
Senna - Mercury/Air - Love Use in all love spells, potions, sachets, incenses, and all other love magick.
Shavegrass - (aka: Horsetail) - Saturn/Earth - Snake Charming, Fertility. Place in pouch under mattress for increased fertility.
Shepherd's Purse - (aka: Mother's Heart) Saturn/Earth - Deity: Hecate - Wisdom, Courage, Divination, Healing, Self-awareness and inner strength - works especially well for women that have difficulty standing up for themselves.. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT or if you have a history of KIDNEY STONES.
Solomon's Seal - Saturn/Water - Protection, Exorcism. Sprinkle in four quarters of your house to guard it. Burn as incense to rid home of negative energies and evil spirits.
Spearmint - Venus/Water - Healing, Love, Mental powers. Especially useful in healing spells for lung diseases. For protection while sleeping, stuff a pillow with Spearmint. Spearmint is sometimes also used to provoke lust.
St. John's Wort* - Sun/Fire/Leo, Healing, Exorcism, Courage, Insomnia, Headache, Wound healing, immune system
Star Anise - Jupiter/Air - Psychism, Luck, Divination, Magickal power enhancer. Place one Star at each of the Four Directions on your altar to give it power. The seeds (found in the ends of each finger of the star shaped pods) are burned as incense to increase psychic powers and are xlnt pendulums. NOTE: (This is not the same as Anise/Anise Seed)
Stevia - Healing, Fairie Magick, Love. XLNT all-natural, zero calorie sweetener to use in place of sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Sulfur - (aka: Brimstone) - Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemy's power over you. Exorcism, Protection. Uses include dispersing illness; pain relief; cough remedy

Thyme* - Venus/Water - Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage

Uva Ursi (Uva Ursa) * - psychism and all psychic magick, intuition, fertility, dreams. USE WITH CAUTION: CAN BE POISONOUS - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.

Valerian* - Venus/Water - love; harmony; purification; protection Uses include calms nerves; sleep aid; treats spasmodic/nervous conditions; reduces high blood pressure.
Velvet flower (see Amaranth)
Vervain - Venus/Earth - Protection, Purification, Divination, Consecration, Love potions, Chastity, Money, Youth, Sleep, Healing
Vesta Ritual Powder - To honor Vesta, the Goddess of the hearth, the Sacred Fire & Maternity. Sprinkle around the room where any magickal rituals are to take place as an enticement for the flame of brightness to enrich the services. Also burned to clear the premises quickly of all evil spirits. CAUTION: HIGHLY FLAMMABLE!!!

Wheat Grass powder -Venus/Earth - Deities: Ceres, Demeter, Ishtar - Healing and Health maintenance, Fertility, Money. Improves the body's ability to heal wounds and helps purify blood and the liver. Neutralizes toxins and carcinogens.
White Ceremonial Sage - (see Sagebrush)
White Oak bark - Sun/Fire - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck.
White Pine - Mars/Air - healing, fertility, protection, exorcism, money
White Willow Bark - Moon/Water - Healing, Binding, bring blessings of the moon into one's life, Love, Divination, Protection
Wintergreen* - Moon/Water - Protection, Healing, Hex-Breaking, place on altar to call good spirits to witness and aid in your magick.
Witch Grass (aka: Dog Grass/ Couch Grass) - Jupiter - Happiness, Lust, Love, Exorcism - carry or sprinkle under bed to attract new lovers.
Witch Hazel - Sun/Fire - Protection, Chastity, carry to help mend a broken heart
Woodruff - Mars/Fire - victory, protection, money
Wormwood* - Pluto/Mars/Fire/Scorpio - Deities: Iris, Diana, Artemis - Psychic powers, Protection, Exorcism, Love, Calling spirits, banish anger, small doses (poison). Physical: stomach disorders, liver.

Yarrow* - (aka: Arrowroot) - Venus/Water - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism.
Yellow Dock* - Venus/Earth - Healing, Fertility, Money
Yerba Mate - Venus/Water - Fidelity, Love, Lust
Yohimbe* - Mars/Fire - sexual and physical stimulant; visions; aphrodisiac, Sexuality, Love, Lust - CAUTION: POISON! Do not ingest!
Yucca - Mars/Fire - transmutation, protection, purification

Herb and Oil Warning Sheet

A few tips when working with herbs and oils

Always check warnings before working with any herb/oil you are unfamiliar with. SEE ATTACHED HERBAL WARNING SHEET

If you are pregnant - USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION! Be sure to check all warnings and do your research

If you have a medical condition such as epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart, kidney, or liver disease, or any other acute or chronic condition - DO YOUR RESEARCH and heed warnings

Never use herbs or oils too near the eyes and keep hands away from face, genitals, and mucous membranes when they have been in contact with herbs or oils. If you accidentally get some essential oil in your eye, wipe it with a cotton ball moistened with Sweet Almond Oil. Water will just disperse and spread the oil.

Always use pure essential oils in well-ventilated areas ONLY!

Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after working with herbs and oils

Avoid direct sun exposure for 6 hours after using any citrus essential oils (i.e., Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, etc.) on the skin. These oils contain components that may cause reddening and blistering or darkening of the skin when exposed to sunlight

Essential oils are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The following is a basic list of herb and essential oil warnings. Remember that we are magickians, not physicians! Please do not ever confuse magick with professional medicine. Both have their place and can peacefully co-exist, but remember to seek medical attention when it is necessary. We are not medical practitioners, and makes no medical or other claims about herbs or oils. The information listed here has been gathered through extensive research. This list is updated as new information becomes available, but we encourage you to do your own research when purchasing or acquiring herbs and oils you are not familiar with, especially prior to consumption! This is by no means an 'all-inclusive' list to end all lists! It is a basic guide for some of the more common herbs and oils. Just because an herb or oil is not on this list does not indicate that there are no warnings or hazards that apply. As with anything, please let common sense be your guide. Do your research, become familiar with your herbs and oils, and NEVER ingest ANY herb or oil without consulting with a professional.




Almond - Essential oil can be toxic
Angelica - Strongly resembles some very poisonous members of the carrot family. Use caution when collecting the wild species and insure positive identification by an expert before using.
Bergamot - Phototoxic. If skin which has been anointed with Bergamot essential oil is exposed to the Sun, severe sunburn may result.
Bitter Birch - Essential oil can be toxic
Boldo Leaf - Essential oil can be toxic
Calamus - Essential oil can be toxic
Cassia - Essential oil can be toxic
Chamomile - Avoid if you are allergic to ragweed since they contain the same pollen
Cinnamon - Skin irritant. Do not use in baths or for anointing. Stimulates the uterus so DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.
Chrysanthemum - POISON
Clary Sage - Do not use Clary Sage essential oil with alcohol. Prolonged inhalation may cause headache.
Clove - Skin irritant. Do not use in baths or for anointing.
Coltsfoot - Carcinogenic. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY.
Comfrey - May cause cancer if taken internally over a long period of time
Damiana - Continuous or prolonged use interferes with iron absorption and too much Damiana may cause insomnia, headache, and bladder irritation.
Elder - Red Elder AND all Elder roots, stems, and leaves are TOXIC and POISONOUS. Be very careful to use only the blue elder flowers and berries that are ripe and cooked.
Fennel - Irritant, causes epileptic attacks. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.
Frankincense - may irritate skin
Ginger - Some herbalists caution that Ginger is too stimulating for pregnant women and others use it in morning sickness formulas. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE USING IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.
Ginseng - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT or if you have HYPERTENSION. Do not use if you have a cold, flu, or acute illness.
Horseradish - Essential oil can be toxic
Hyssop - Causes epileptic attacks, possibly other problems. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.
Lavender Cotton - Essential oil can be toxic
Lemon - Irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths.
Lemon Balm - Irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths.
Lemongrass - Irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths.
Lemon Verbena - Irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths.
Mandrake - POISONOUS. Do not ingest and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Mistletoe - POISONOUS. Do not ingest and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Mugwort - Essential oil is hazardous and should not be used.
Myrrh - May cause skin irritation if anointed or used in baths. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT
Onion - Essential oil can be toxic
Orange - Do not use in excess if you have arthritis. Use citrus oil cautions for Orange Essential oil
Oregano - Irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths. Essential oil can be toxic
Orris Root - Essential oil can be toxic
Passion Flower - Some species are toxic. Use only the leaves and don't exceed recommended dosages.
Pau d' Arco - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING. High doses of lapachol (found in the herb) can cause uncontrolled bleeding, nausea, & vomiting.
Pennyroyal - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT. The Essential oil is toxic. Do not burn Pennyroyal as the fumes are toxic. The tea, If used for long periods of time, can cause liver damage.
Peppermint - Essential oil is a skin irritant. Do not anoint or use in baths.
Rosemary - Excessive amounts can cause poisoning. Use with caution if prone to asthma or epilepsy. Essential oil can be irritating to the skin.
Rue - Essential oil is toxic
Sage - Sage essential oil can be toxic as can large doses of Sage herb. Sage can trigger epileptic attacks. Dries up breast milk so avoid if nursing. Do not ingest Sage if you have high blood pressure.
Sassafras - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT. Sassafras essential oil is toxic. Herb in large or concentrated doses can be carcinogenic. Herb is considered safe in small amounts for occasional tea blends.
Scullcap - Commercial dried Scullcap often contains toxic herbs so either grow your own or purchase from a reputable source you can trust. Do not drink more than three half-cups of pure skullcap tea in any 24-hour period as excessive amounts can cause giddiness, stupor, confusion, and irregular pulse. It is safe with other herbs, particularly other relaxing herbs such as Chamomile or Catnip.
Savine - Essential oil can be toxic
Savory - Essential oil can be toxic
St. John's Wort - Internal use can cause photosensitivity. Take only under supervision of physician since this herb contradicts many medications.
Southernwood - Essential oil can be toxic
Tansy- Essential oil can be toxic
Thuja- Essential oil can be toxic
Thyme - Essential oil can be toxic. Excessive use of herb can lead to symptoms of poisoning and over stimulation of the thyroid.
Tonka - poisonous Valerian -May cause headache and palpitations. Tends to effect some people as stimulating rather than sedating. Fresh herb is more sedative. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT.
Wintergreen - Essential oil can be toxic
Wormseed - Essential oil can be toxic
Wormwood- Essential oil can be toxic. Wormwood has been declared unsafe by the FDA.
Yarrow - Large doses should not be used if pregnant.
Yellow Dock - Leaves prevent absorption of calcium so use sparingly.
Ylang-Ylang - prolonged inhalation may cause headache

Remember to do your research and let common sense be your guide. The more you work with your herbs and oils the more comfortable you will become with them.

Key checkpoints to successful, magickal, enjoyable, and SAFE herb and oil use are:
" ALWAYS check warnings BEFORE ingesting or burning any herb or anointing with any essential oil that you are unfamiliar with
" Wash hands before and after use
" Only use pure essential oils or burn herbs/resins in a well-ventilated area

Feel free to call or email us with any questions, comments, or input you may have as you work with your herbs and oils. Hearing and sharing experiences is always a pleasure. We wish you all the best on your magickal journey and until merry we meet again…

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