Herb Warnings

Magickal Witches Herb and Oil Hazards and Warnings

MAGICKAL HERBS and OILS WARNINGS, HAZARDS AND PRECAUTIONS
Herbs and oils are sold for magickal purposes only
Always seek professional advice before using or ingesting ANY herbs or oils!
Remember we are magickians, not physicians... always do your research and seek medical and professional advice prior to herb magick
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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.

KEEP ALL HERBS AND OILS SAFELY OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS!

HERB AND OIL WARNINGS

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.
Marjoram - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT
Mistletoe - POISONOUS. Do not ingest and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Motherwort - DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT
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…

Brightest Blessings,
The family at Craft Magick

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