Here I have compiled a list of common herbs and plants used in witchcraft, along with their traditional meanings in Pagan, Wiccan and Witchcraft traditions. Each herb is believed to possess different energy, and can be included in spells and amulets to attract or repel certain outcomes. Herbs can be burned, sprinkled around, used in a sachet and carried, or worn in an amulet. Browse the list to see which herbs are right for your needs, then head over to the shop to get some witchy plant power.
Catnip - Catnip is associated with joy, happiness, love, beauty and peace. It is also used in spells concerning your feline familiars.
Chamomile - Chamomile is used in magick involving peace, love, dreams and meditation.
Elder Berry - Elder berries are considered strongly protective against evil, negativity and hexes. Elder berries are worn to bless and guard the individual, and are believed to ward off harm from others.
Frankincense - Frankincense has been used for centuries in many different belief systems and traditions. It is believed to ward off evil, to cleanse and purify any area, to protect people from negativity and harm and to bring about blessings and positive energy.
Jasmine - Jasmine flowers are believed to attract emotional love and are associated with beauty, kindness and romance. Jasmine is also believed to bring prophetic dreams and enhance psychic abilities.
Juniper Berry - Juniper berries are believed to be a very strong protector. They are thought to shield the person who carries or wears them from evil people, theft, accidents, hexes and bad magick, negative spirits and nasty energy.
Lavender - Lavender has a wonderful crisp scent that is believed to aid restfulness and induce feelings of peace. Magickally, it is said to aid in attracting love and sex, and promoting feelings of happiness.
Mandrake - American Mandrake root, or “mayapple”, is used to bring protection and prosperity to the home. It is also used in love and sex magick. American Mandrake is a non-poisonous replacement for the deadly European Mandrake. In ancient times, Mandrake root was used by witches to fashion poppets or dolls for use in spell casting.
Mugwort - According to magickal folklore, mugwort is used to induce prophetic dreams, aid in astral travel, and to enhance psychic abilities. Mugwort can be worn while using tarot cards, runes or other divination tools to enhance their efficacy.
Oak - Oak trees have long been associated with magic of many different kinds. It's believed that the Oak is sacred to Witches, Druids, and old souls, being a symbol of protection and knowledge.
Other associations of oak wood, leaves and acorns are fertility, conception of ideas, protection, power and strength.
Passionflower - Passionflower is an herb of peace and contentment. According to magickal folklore, passionflower is worn or placed in the home to calm chaotic energy and promote serenity. It is also believed to attract friendship.
Patchouli - Patchouli leaf is believed to draw money, wealth and prosperity. It is also used to attract lust, sensuality and love. Patchouli is associated with all things material and sensual, and is worn to attract earthly pleasures.
Peppermint - Peppermint is used in purification spells and rituals. It is believed to cleanse away negative energies, and is sprinkled around for this purpose, or made into a brew and used for the same purpose.
Roses - Roses are a universal favorite ingredient in love spells. For centuries roses have symbolized beauty, affection, adoration, and above all, been given to express love and romance. Roses are also associated with psychic abilities and luck.
Rosemary - Rosemary is an all purpose magickal herb. It is used in purification and protection rituals. It is believed to attract love, positivity and peace, and is worn as an all around good luck and protection charm.
Sage - Sage is used for purifying an area or space, or to cleanse negative energy around a person. It is believed to promote wisdom and aid in meditation and spirituality. Sage is also believed to have protective energies when worn or carried.
Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel is believed to possess protective energy. It can be worn to ease heartache and cool the passions, and is believed to help dispel overwhelming emotions.
Wormwood - Wormwood is worn to enhance psychic abilities, divination and astral travel. It can bring prophetic dreams and is believed to help connect us to the spirit world. Wormwood is also used in protection spells.
**My herbs are not sold for ingestion or medicinal use. If you have allergies or plant sensitivities, my herb items may not be right for you.