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Herbs T-Y
A summary of Herbs starting with the letters T to Y.

TAMARIND: Love

TANGERINE: Promotes energy, strength, and vitality. Awakens joy and dissolves negativity.

TANSY: Health, invisibility, immortality, longevity; keeps evil out of the home. Place a small amount in the shoe or add an infusion of tansy to the bath to keep the law away.

TARRAGON: Healing in abuse situations, compassion magick for others. Use for consecrating chalices.

TEA LEAVES: Use in talismans for courage or strength. Use as a base for lust drinks. Burn leaves to ensure future riches.

TEA TREE: Eliminating confusion and increasing harmony.

THISTLE: Healing, protection. Use in sachet or amulet to aid in speedy recovery from surgery or illness. Hang in the home to ward off thieves and unwanted visitors.

THYME: Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Wear a sprig to ward off unbearable grief or provide strength and courage when needed. Burn or hang in the home for banishing, purification, and to attract good health for all occupants. Use in cleansing baths prior to working candle magick. Use in dream pillows to ward off nightmares and ensure restful sleep. Add a thyme infusion to the bath regularly to ensure a constant flow of money. Place in a jar and keep in the home or at work for good luck.

Also Called: Garden Thyme

TOADFLAX: Protection and hex breaking.

TOADSTOOLS: Rain magick.

TOBACCO: Promotes peace, confidence, and personal strength. Also used for banishing. Mix with salt and burn with a black candle to win a court case.

TOMATO: Love spells.

TONKA BEANS: Magickal uses include rituals and spells for love, wishes and courage. Worn to gain prosperity & courage. Carried to grant luck & protect from disease and/or to attract love. Promotes the accomplishment of goals. Keep on the altar when performing love magick to enhance intent. Carry in a red flannel bag to attract good fortune and financial success, especially when attending business negotiations or job interviews. A favorite hoodoo good luck charm to make wishes come true.

Also Called: Tonqua, Tonqua Bean, Tonquin Bean, Wish Beans, Coumaria Nut.

TRUE UNICORN ROOT: Hex-breaking, uncrossing, and protection against evil & malevolent magick.

TUBEROSE: Sensuality, serenity, and calming nerves. Brings peace to the mind and heart, enhances the capacity for emotional depth. Add to sachets designed to increase psychic ability. Use in love magick to awaken erotic feelings and attract romance. Wear or carry to attract inspiration.

Also Called: Mistress of the Night.

TURNIPS: Ending relationships.

UVA URSI: Magickal uses include increasing intuitive and psychic powers. Great in sachets for this purpose. American Indians used Uva Ursi in religious ceremonies. Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.

Also Called: Bearberry, Bear's Grape, Foxberry, Crowberry, Hog Cranberry, Kinnikinnick, Mealberry, Arberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Sandberry, Uva Ursa, Universe Vine.

VALERIAN ROOT: Dream magick, reconciliation, love, and harmony. Placed in sachets for love & protection and used in sleep pillows. It is said that having Valerian Root nearby will settle an argument between a couple. Used to purify sacred space. Used as a substitution for graveyard dirt/dust in spells. Use in protection baths. Burn for reconciliation in ailing relationships, but only with the permission of all parties involved in the relationship. Wear to calm the emotions.

Also Called: Valerian Root, All-Heal, Garden Heliotrope, Graveyard Dust, Phu, Setwell, Vandal Root.

VANILLA BEANS: Magickal uses include love, lust, passion, and restoring lost energy. Carried to increase energy & strengthen mental abilities.

VENUS FLYTRAP: Love and protection.

VERTIVERT: Draws money and prosperity, love, and attraction; Overcomes obstacles, breaks hexes, and repels negativity. Place a small amount in cash registers to increase business. Burn to overcome evil spirits.

Also Called: Khus-khus.

VERVAIN: Protection, purification, money, youth, peace, healing, and sleep. Bury in the yard or keep in the home to encourage wealth, protect from lightning & storms, and bring peace. Put under the pillow to prevent nightmares. Use as an incense to end unrequited love. Use in prosperity spells. Carry to prevent depression and/or bring creativity. Use in cleansing baths and rituals before working magick. Use in amulets, sachets, dream pillows, and baths for all-purpose protection of home sand people (especially children).

Also Called: Verveine, Verbena, Brittanica, Enchanter's Plant, Enchanter's Herb, Herba Sacra, Juno's Tears, Holy Wort, Lemon Verbena, Van-Van, Herb of Grace, Herb of the Cross, Pigeon's Grass, Pigeonwood, Simpler's Joy.

VETCH: Fidelity.

VINEGAR: Banishing, binding, averting evil.

VIOLETS: Calms the nerves, draws prophetic dreams and visions, stimulates creativity, and promotes peace & tranquility. Violet leaf provides protection from all evil. Violet crowns are said to cure headaches and bring sleep. Carry or give to newly married couples or new baby & mother to bring luck to the bearer. Keep a spray of violets on the altar to enhance night magick. Wear the leaves in a green sachet to help heal wounds and prevent evil spirits from making the wounds worse.

Also Called: Sweet Violet, Blue Violet, Wild Violet

WALNUT: Access to divine energy, bringing the blessing of the Gods, wishes.

WATERCRESS: For lunar magick and sex magick.

WHEAT: Inducing fertility and conception, attracting money.

WHITE SAGE: Use as an incense, for smudging or for purification.

WHITE WILLOW (BARK): Brings blessings of the moon into one?s life and guards against negativity & evil forces. Used in healing spells.

WILLOW: Used for lunar magick, drawing or strengthening love, healing, and overcoming sadness. Willow is considered a sacred wishing tree. Wear a sprig of willow when facing the death of a loved one. Place on the altar for lunar magick and divination work. Keep a piece of willow in home or business to protect against evil.

Also Called: Osier, Pussy Willow, White Willow, Witches' Aspirin, Withy, Tree of Enchantment, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree.

WINTERGREEN: Add an infusion to your children's bath to bring them good fortune and luck throughout their lives. Sprinkle an infusion of wintergreen around an area for purification.

WISTERIA: Raises vibrations, promotes psychic opening, overcomes obstacles, and draws prosperity.

WITCH HAZEL: Magickal uses include chastity and protection. Carry to ease grief over a lost love. Use in a sachet to reduce passions. Use in love spells and spells to ward off evil.

Also Called: Winter Bloom, Striped Alder, Spotted Alder, Hazelnut, Snapping Hazel and Tobacco Wood.

WITCHES BURR: Adds great power to spells & rituals. Presence of witches burr is said to defeat any kind of evil force.

WITCHES GRASS: Happiness, lust, love, and exorcism. Sprinkle around the home for seven consecutive days to overcome depression and dispense of petty spirits. Reverses hexes.

Also Called: Couch Grass, Rhizomes, Twitch Grass, Scotch Quelch, Quick Grass, Dog Grass.

WOOD ALOE: Protection, consecration, success, and prosperity.

Also Called: Lignaloes, Lignam Aloes.

WOOD BETONY: Magickal uses include purification, protection, and the expulsion of evil spirits, nightmares, and despair. Excellent for magickal healing and protecting against dark fears of the emotions & imagination. A good addition to dream pillows. Carry in an amulet to draw love and strengthen the body. Burn to banish disharmony in a relationship. Pass through the smoke of burning wood betony at Midsummer to purify the body of ills and evils. Burn with any uncrossing incense to defeat witchcraft.

Also Called: Betony, Bishopswort, Stachys Betonica, Lousewort.

WOODRUFF: Victory, protection, and money. Place a pinch in your left shoe before a game and your team will be victorious.

WORMWOOD: Used to remove anger, stop war, inhibit violent acts, and for protection from the evil eye. Carry in vehicle to protect from accidents on dangerous roads. Use as incense for clairvoyance, to summon spirits, or to enhance divinatory abilities. Can be sprinkled in the path of an enemy to bring them strife and misfortune (not recommended, remember the law of threes). Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.

Also Called: Absinthium, Green Ginger, Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King.

XANTHAN GUM: Incense bonding agent.

YARROW (FLOWERS): Uses include healing, handfasting & weddings, and divination. Draws love. Carry as a sachet or amulet to banish negativity, ward off fear, and promote courage, confidence, and psychic opening. Frequently used in marriage charms and love sachets. Said to keep a newly married couple happy for seven years by keeping their love alive and preventing upsetting influences from entering the relationship. Place in a yellow flannel bag with a piece of parchment on which you have written your fears, carry with you to overcome them.

Also Called: Bloodwort, Death Flower, Devil's Nettle, Lady's Mantle, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousandleaf, Millefoil, Carpenter's Weed, Knight's Milfoil, Sanguinary, Arrow Root, Thousand Seal.

YELLOW DOCK: Fertility, healing and money. Sprinkle an infusion of yellow dock around a place of business to attract customers.

Also Called: Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Patience, Rumex.

YERBA MATE: Fidelity, love and lust. Worn to attract the opposite sex. Spill an infusion of yerba mate on the ground to break off a relationship.

Also Called: Mate, Mate Leaf, Green Mate.

YERBA SANTA: Beauty, healing, psychic powers and protection. Carry or use in bath magick to obtain beauty from within and make your body more desirable. Wear around the neck to ward off illness and prevent wounds. Use the leaves in healing or protection incenses. Use in bath water if you feel your sickness has been caused by a hex.

Also Called: Consumptive's Weed, Gum Plant, Gum Bush, Bear's Weed, Bear Weed, Mountain Balm, Tar Weed, Tarweed, Holy Herb, Sacred Herb.

YEW: Raising the dead, protection against evil, immortality, and breaking hexes.

YLANG YLANG: Increases sexual attraction and persuasiveness. Also used for peace, love, and faery magick. Promotes calm, peaceful relaxation and relieves anxiety and depression.

YOHIMBE (Bark): Love, lust, virility and fertility. Curing impotency. Cursing. Used in Pagan rituals of union.

YUCCA: Transmutation, protection and purification. A cross of yucca fiber placed on the hearth protects the home from evil. Use an infusion of yucca to cleanse and purify the body before magick. Repeat this cleansing afterwards if performing spells to remove curses, hexes, or illness. Rub a slice of yucca root all over your body once a day for seven days to remove jinxes and hexes.

Also Called: Yucca Stalk, Yucca Root.

 


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