Common Kitchen Herbs

Jun 25, 2008
Common Household Culinary Herbs

Aloe (Aloe vera) : Called the "Burn Plant" because of its effect on burns,
aloe is also effective in preventing accidents involving fire or heat. An
Aloe growing in your kitchen affords not only it's healing properties, but
also protection against kitchen burns and fires.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) : A daily cup of anise tea will preserve youth.
Anise burned on charcoal before bed will promote prophetic dreams.

Balm (Melissa officinalis) : Bathe in a bath of Balm to attract love. Add to
incense and sachets for love and to promote healing.

Barley (Hordeum spp.) : Sprinkle Barley around the perimeter of your yard
[or on windowsills] to ward off evil. A few grains under your doormat will
offer protection and repel negativity and evil that would enter.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) : Basil oil rubbed on a green candle before burning
will attract wealth. Use Basil as a floor wash to rid house of all evil and
negativity. The incense smoke is beneficial for the same, plus banishing,
exorcising and for protection.

Blackberry (Rubus villosus) : To work your way through a bramble of
blackberries is damn near impossible - but it is rumored to dispel, and
protect from, all disease.

Caraway (Carum carvi) : Use in your wedding cake, and throw caraway seeds
after the ceremony. It promotes lust and fidelity. Of course - it doesn't
have to be your wedding night/cake.

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) : Well, we've seen it's effect on our feline
friends... giving your cat this herb can help create the psychic link needed
for a familiar. Add catnip to your sachets to attract love [but keep it away
from your cat].

Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) : Eat a meal hot with cayenne before a night of
Bacchanalian celebrating - it will curb drunkenness.

Chamomile (Anthemsis nobilis) : Ancient Egyptians associated Chamomile with
Ra for its healing powers. Even other plants in your herb garden will
benefit from this herb, as it repels insects & promotes healing. Chamomile
also has the properties of attracting wealth.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) : First cultivated and used in the East,
Cinnamon was burned to purify the temple. It also promotes health, vigor and

Clove (Caryophyllus aromaticus) : burned or ingested, clove promotes

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) : If you see a puff off a dandelion, but
there's no wind, rain is on the way.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgar) : Ingested, Fennel promotes virility, fertility,
and libido in general. Also acts as a protective herb.

Garlic (Allium sativum) : Ropes of garlic are used to ward off evil. Garlic
is also known as a lustful herb when ingested.

Lavender (Lavendula officinale) : Especially useful in attracting men.
Lavender promotes happiness and harmony in the home, whether burned or
simply used in potpourri and sachets.

Marigold (Calendula officianis) : Use as a visionary herb. Burn when doing a
divination for love.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) : Use as a floor wash to dispel negativity and
promote love & happiness.

Onion (Allium cepa) : Ingested, onions can promote prophetic visions and
dreams. Onion also promotes virility and libido.

Parsley (Retroselinum sativum) : Sacred to Persephone, and a favorite herb
of Venus and Aphrodite - Parsley also promotes communion with the Maternal
Aspect of Goddess.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) : Burn before bed for phrophetic dreams.
Peppermint tea aids in divination.

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) : Increases memory and protects against
evil. It has been used in conjunction with juniper berries for centuries to
purify the air.

Sage (Salvia officianus) : Make a broom out of Sage to really sweep away
undesired influences from your circle. Promotes strength, courage, longevity
and wisdom. It also banishes negativity and evil.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) : Used to invoke the Faery folk. Burn when asking
advice of loved ones who have passed to the Summerlands.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) : The herb of Witches. Use for cleansing
and self-purification. Ingest with care.

Vervain (Verbena officinalis) : One of the Seven Sacred Herbs of the Druids.
Aids in visionary work. The Welsh called it 'llysiaur hudol' - or enchanting
herb. It promotes love, lust and sexual fulfillment. Use when performing
sexual magic. Helpful when invoking Goddess Diana. An herb of artists - use
before any artistic performances.

Willow (Salix alba) : An herb of immortality. Willow is sacred to Hecate,
Hermes, and other Underworld deities.

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) : Use to remove jinx. Also good for
protecting children.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginica) : Excellent for making divining rods -
which can be used to find more than just water.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) : A powerful tool in conjunction with I-Ching
divination. Use the flowers in Handfastings. Yarrow is sacred to Cernunnos.
Associated [as the Latin name shows] with Achilles


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