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Goldenseal

GOLDENSEAL (Hydrastis canadensis) HEALING PROPERTIES Antibiotic. Antimicrobial. Aids digestive health. Laxative. Anti-inflammatory. IN SPELLCRAFT Goldenseal is an herb of attraction. Use in spells, charms, or rituals regarding business ventures and financial/material wealth.

Hibiscus

HIBISCUS HEALING PROPERTIES Rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and several other nutrients. Antibacterial. Treats hypertension, depression and anxiety. Reduces blood pressure and high cholesterol. Stimulates metabolism, aiding in natural weight-loss. IN SPELLCRAFT Incites passion. Love, lust, sex, romantic relationships. Aphrodisiac. Clairvoyance, divination (especially scrying), and prophetic dreams.

Lavender

LAVENDER (Lavandula) HEALING PROPERTIES Antiseptic. Anti-inflammatory. Treats minor burns and bug bites. Combats antifungal-resistant infections. Alleviates muscle and nerve tension. Stress relief. Treats anxiety, depression, and insomnia. IN SPELLCRAFT Soothing, calming, peace. Meditation. Sleep and dreams. Prophetic dreams, intuition. Offering to night deities and the Fae. Offering to deities at Litha (Midsummer).

Sage

SAGE HEALING PROPERTIES Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Antibiotic. Antiseptic. IN SPELLCRAFT Sage is one of the best-known (and most used) herbs in witchcraft. Sage is the go-to herb for cleansing and consecration, most popularly used by “smudging”- burning a bundle of dried sage leaves and using the smoke to clear negative energies.

Wormwood

WORMWOOD HEALING PROPERTIES Antibiotic. Stimulates digestion by supporting liver and gallbladder functions. Anti-parasitic. Source of antioxidants. Insect repellent. IN SPELLCRAFT Love potions (Middle Ages, Europe). Increase sexual desire.


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