Mugwort

The single most important and versatile plant used for magick and for stimulating psychic skills is mugwort. Consider her the plant kingdom’s magickal ambassador. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, also known as the Mother Herb, holds the key to the realm of dreams and clairvoyance. If you think you don’t dream, if you’re not sure you possess a … Continue reading Mugwort

Self-Heal, Heal All {Spring Herb}

You'd think a plant with a name as auspicious as this one would be dramatic and imposing. Instead, it camouflages itself in your lawn. But it has been used internally and externally since at least the 2nd century in both China and Europe. Its botanical name, Prunella, derives from the German word brunella, which comes … Continue reading Self-Heal, Heal All {Spring Herb}

Stevia, sweet leaf {Stevia rebaudiana}

Family: Asteraceae Stevia is an amazing traditional noncaloric sweetener. The active compounds are up to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but stevia does not cause tooth decay or raise blood sugar levels. In the face of the diabetes epidemic, it's time to take a good look at this beautiful plant. Description: Native to tropical … Continue reading Stevia, sweet leaf {Stevia rebaudiana}

The Rose and the Mandrake

Two of the plants most commonly assigned magical properties are the rose and the mandrake. We have all seen bouquets of roses in grocery stores around Valentine’s Day. But the most beautiful roses are the species roses or heirloom varieties that were bred before the first hybrid tea rose, La France, appeared in 1867. Those … Continue reading The Rose and the Mandrake

Yarrow {Achillea millefolium}

Family: Asteraceae It's said that, as a baby, the great Greek warrior Achilles was dipped in yarrow by his mother, to give him his superhuman strength - but that she held him by his heel. That being the only area not covered, he was of course later slain by an arrow to his Achilles' heel," … Continue reading Yarrow {Achillea millefolium}