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The Herbal Correspondence Index is a list of herbs used in spellcraft, with information collected from a variety of traditions and paths. Click the name of the herb to view it’s magickal properties and uses, as well as it’s benefits in alternative medicine and healing. **The information provided here is for informational purposes only.** The… read more »
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 (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 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.
SKULLCAP (AMERICAN – Scutellaria lateriflora) *Please note- American Skullcap and Chinese Skullcap are two totally different plants with completely different properties, both magickal and medicinal. HEALING PROPERTIES Stress relief / anti-anxiety. Antidepressant. Relieves nerve and muscle tension, cramps, and headaches. Soothing to central nervous system. Sleep-aid. IN SPELLCRAFT Fidelity – Use in Mojo bag with… read more »
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.