RADISH: Protection and lust
RAGWORT: For Courage. Also used in charms to ward off evil spirits. Associated with faeries.
Also Called: Fairie's Horse, Faerie's Horse, Fairy Horse, Faery Horse.
RASPBERRY LEAF: Used for healing, protection, love. Raspberry leaves are carried (NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth. Bathe in an infusion of raspberry to keep your current love relationship alive.
RED CLOVER BLOSSOMS: Magickal uses include fidelity, love, money, protection, and the blessing of domestic animals. Carry to aid in financial arrangements. Sprinkle around the home to remove negative spirits.
Also Called: Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cow Grass, Trefoil, Purple Clover, Wild Clover.
RED WILLOW BARK:Magickal uses include meditation and clearing. A fabulous incense wood with a sweet and dry aroma.
RHUBARB: Fidelity and protection.
RICE: Rain, fertility, money, and protection. Use in money spells and fertility charms.
ROSE BUDS: Magickal uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationships. Great for use in incense, potpourri or bath magick. Place around sprains and dark bruises to help them heal faster.
ROSE GERANIUM: Averts negativity, especially in the form of gossip or false accusations.
ROSE HIPS: Used in healing spells and mixtures, brings good luck, calls in good spirits.
ROSEMARY: Carried and used in healing poppets for good health, used in love/lust spells, worn to improve memory, used in dream pillows to prevent nightmares, burned as incense for purification and removing negativity. Wear or carry while reading or completing tasks to improve memory of the material and aid clear thinking (great for students!). Use an infusion of rosemary to wash hands before any healing magick. Use in bath magick for purification. Associated with faeries.
Also Called: Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Polar Plant, Guardrobe, Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Mary's Cloak, Stella Maria, Star of the Sea, Incensier.
ROWAN: Protection, magickal power, success, anti-haunting. Use leaves and berries in amulets for healing and promoting psychic powers. Also good for use in luck spells and mixtures. Rowan wood is often used to make wands and divining rods.
Also Called: Moutain Ash, Delight of the Eye, Quickbane, Ran Tree, Rowanberry, Thor's Helper, Witch Bark, Wicken Tree, Wild Ash, Witchwood.
RUE: Magickal uses include healing, health, mental powers, freedom and protection against the evil eye. Use as an asperger to cast salt water for purification of the circle or removing negativity from the home. Hang the dried herb indoors to help yourself see and understand your mistakes. Burn to banish negativity or bad habits. Add to incenses and poppets to prevent illness or speed recovery. Add to baths to break hexes and curses that may have been placed against you.
Also Called: Herb-of-Grace, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Garden Rue, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Goat's Rue.
RYE: Love, fidelity, and self-control.
SAFFLOWER: Mix with jinx incense to cause destruction to an enemy (not recommended!). Rub on the inside of the knees to attract exciting sexual encounters.
SAFFRON: Aphrodisiac, love, healing, happiness, wind raising, lust and strength. Burn, wear, or carry for healing and strengthening psychic awareness. Commonly used in love magick, healing spells, and to control the weather. Wash hands with water and saffron or keep saffron sachets in your home to bring happiness.
Also Called: Kum Kuma, Zaffran, Kesar, Autumn Crocus, Spanish Saffron, Dyer's Saffron, Thistle Saffron, Bastard Saffron, American Saffron, Parrot's Corn.
SAGE: Used for self purification and dealing with grief and loss. Carried to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Used in healing sachets & incense. Promotes spiritual, mental, emotional & physical health and longevity. Removes negative energy. Place near a personal object of a person who is ailing when performing healing spells or rituals. Write a wish on a sage leaf and place it under your pillow for 3 nights -- if you dream of your wish, it will come true; if not, bury the leaf in the ground so that no bad will come to you.
Also Called: Garden Sage, White Sage, Red Sage, Sawge.
SALT PETRE: For women who do not want their partners to have outside relationships. Stops sexual tension.
Also Called: Salt Peter, Petre Salt, Saltpetre, Saltpeter.
SANDALWOOD: Scatter sandalwood powder around the home to clear it of negativity. Burn during protection, healing, and exorcism spells. Use the wood for healing wands. Write your wish on a chip of sandalwood and burn it in the censer or cauldron while visualizing your wish to make it come true. Helps in healing by aligning the chakras for better energy flow. Good for meditation, healing, and manifestation. Facilitates concentration.
Also Called: Sandal, Santal, White Saunders, White Sandalwood, Red Sandalwood, Yellow Sandalwood.
SANICLE: Used for safety in travel.
Also Called: Sancile, American Sanicle, Black Snakeroot, Wood Sanicle, Pool Root, Butterwort, Alum Root.
SARSAPARILLA: Sexual vitality, health, love and money. Mix with sandalwood and cinnamon and sprinkle around home or business to draw money. Alleged to prolong life, hinder premature aging, excite passions, and improve virility when worn or carried.
Also Called: Black Creeper, Sariva, Kalisar, Dudhilata, Sugandhi, Red Sarsaparilla, Tu Fu Ling, Dwipautra.
SASSAFRAS: Magickal uses include health, money and overcoming addictions. Placed in wallet or purse to attract money and make the money you have go farther. Used as a prosperity incense. Added to sachets for healing.
Also Called: Ague Tree, Cinnamon Wood, Saxifrax, Saloip.
SAVOURY: Sensuality, sexuality, and passion; great for sex magick!
SAW PALMETTO (BERRIES): Magickal uses include healing protection, exorcism, passion and spiritual openings.
Also Called: Dwarf Palm Tree, Cabbage Palm, Sabal, Sabal Serrulata.
SCULLCAP: Worn by women to keep their husbands faithful. Used in sleep pillows for relaxation & peace. Used to bind oaths and consecrate vows & commitments (handfasting, initiations, etc.). Used in bath magick to clam the aura of tensions and stress. Use in spells for relief from disharmony and disruptive situations. Place a pinch in a lover's shoes to keep then from being affected by charms of others.
Also Called: Skullcap, Scullcap, Hoodwort, Quaker Bonnet, Helmet Flower, European Skullcap, Greater Skullcap, American Skullcap, Blue Skullcap, Blue Pimpernel, Hoodwart, Hooded Willow Herb, Side-Flowering Skullcap, Mad Dogweed, Mad Weed, Madweed, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort.
SEA SALT: Uses include cleansing crystals, purification, grounding, protection magick and ritual. Used on the altar to represent the Earth. Used with water for asperging, sea spells, consecration and casting circles. Used with garlic and rosemary to banish evil.
SENNA: Magickal uses include all matters of lust and love. Enhances tact & diplomacy. Bathe with your mate in an infusion of senna to ensure faithfulness.
Also Called: Senna Pod, Rajavriksha, Fan Xia Ye, American Senna, Locust Plant, Wild Senna, Fan Xie Ye.
SESAME: Money, lust, and passion.
SHALLOTS: Add an infusion of shallots to the bath for luck.
SHAVE GRASS: Magickal uses include snake charming & fertility. Place in the bedroom to increase fertility.
Also Called: Scouring Rush, Equisetum, Pewterwort, Corncob Plant, Bottle Brush, Horsetail, Dutch Raisins, Paddock Pipe.
SHEEP SORREL: Carry to protect against heart disease. Place in sickrooms to aid in recuperation from illnesses and wounds.
SHEPHERD'S PURSE: Healing
Also Called: Mother's Heart, Shepard's Purse/Heart, Cocowort, Pickpocket, Toywort, Pick Purse, St. James' Weed, St. James' Wort, St. Anthony's Fire, Pepper Grass, Case Wort, Permacety.
SKUNK CABBAGE: Legal matters.
SLIPPERY ELM: Magickal uses include protection and halting gossip. Tie a knotted yellow thread around slippery elm and throw it into a fire to cease all gossip about you.
Also Called: Red Elm, Moose Elm, Sweet Elm, Indian Elm.
SNAPDRAGONS: Protection, exorcism, and purification.
SNOWDROP: Passing of sorrow.
SOLOMON'S SEAL (ROOT): Magickally used for protection and cleansing. Used in offertory incense. Used to bind magickal workings and keep sacred oaths & promises forever binding. Carry in an amulet or sachet for all-purpose protection. Use in protection magick to exorcise spirits and ward off negative influences and demons. Keep on altar to promote success in all rituals. Sprinkle an infusion of the root to drive away evil.
Also Called: Lady's Seals, St. Mary's Seal, Sigillum Sanctae Mariae, Scean de Solomon.
SOW THISTLE: Increases strength & stamina, repels witches, and provides invisibility from enemies.
SPANISH MOSS: Protection, opening blockages, and dispelling negativity.
SPEARMINT: Healing, love and protection while sleeping. Burn for healing magick, especially of respiratory conditions. Carry for healing. Use in ritual baths for strength and vitality. Write a wish on paper and wrap it in spearmint leaves; place in a red cloth and sew with red thread, then keep in a safe and secret place. By the time the scent is gone, your wish should have come true.
Also Called: Garden Mint, Mackerel Mint, Our Lady's Mint, Green Mint, Spire Mint, Lamb Mint, Yerba Buena, Sage of Bethlehem, Fish Mint.
SPIKENARD ROOT: Wear in a sachet around the neck to bring luck & ward off illness. It is said that wetting a picture of a loved one in an infusion of spikenard will keep them close to you.
Also Called: Spignet, Life of Man, Pettymorell, Old Man's Root, Indian Root, Bitter Root, Nard, Nardo.
SQUAW VINE: Magickal uses include all matters of fertility & childbirth. Pregnant women can add an infusion of squaw vine to bath water once a week to protect the unborn child from jealousy.
Also Called: Squawvine.
SQUILL ROOT: To draw money, place in a container with a dime, a quarter and a dollar and say a prayer for prosperity.
ST. JOHN'S WORT: Worn to prevent colds & fevers. Placed under pillow to induce prophetic, romantic dreams. Protects against all forms of black witchcraft. Place in a jar in a window or burn in a fireplace to protect from lightning, fire and evil spirits. Used for banishing, protection & blessing. Carry to strengthen courage and convictions or when confronting nasty situations. Burn to banish spirits and demons. Used in divination for the care of crystals. Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Goat Weed, Herba John, Kalimath Weed, Tipton Weed.
STAR ANISE: Burned as incense to increase psychic awareness & abilities. Placed on the altar to increase the power generated. Carried to bring luck.
Also Called: Chinese Anise.
STRAW: Image magick and luck.
STRAW FLOWER: Luck, longevity, and protection. Use in magick to get the effects to last. The flower of Samhain, signifying the transition from one type of life to another. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.
STRAWBERRY: Attracts success, good fortune, and favorable circumstances. Served as a love food. Leaves are carried for luck. Pregnant women carry a packet of the leaves to ease the pain of pregnancy and childbirth.
SUGAR: Love spells, sex magick.
SUGAR CANE: Love, lust, and sympathy.
SULFUR POWDER: Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemy's power over you.
Also Called: Brimstone.
SUNFLOWERS: Energy, protection, power, wisdom, and wishes.
SWEET BUGLE: Crush and place under the mattress to attract love and marriage prospects.
SWEET PEA: Attracts friends and allies; Draws the loyalty and affection of others.
SWEET POTATO: Image magick.
SWEET GRASS: Peace, unity, and calling spirits.