I have done research on herbs for a little while now. I am very fascinated about the topic and use them often in my works and daily life.
I wanted to share some information that I have found in my research, in case anyone wants to know. This posting only includes the Herbs beginning with the letter A, The rest of the alphabet will be posted at another time, if anyone is interested.
Magical Uses for Herbs for Protection
AKA Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree
A sprig of the tree hung over your bed wards off evil. When combined with sandlewood and burned psychic powers are stimulated
AKA Agrimonia eupatoria, Death Angel, Magic mushroom, Death Cap, Sacred Mushroom, Redcap Mushroom
Used for protection in sachets and spells. Banishes negative energy and also to reverse hexes.
AKA Aletris farinose, Ague Grass, Black-root, True Unicorn root, Bitter grass, Crow corn, Stargrass and Star wort
Used for protection. Sprinkle around your house to keep away evil or carry in a sachet
AKA Aloe vera, Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
It prevents household accidents when a plant is kept in the home. Aloe is often hung over the door of a home to ward off evil.
AKA Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow, Mortidication root, Sweet Weed, Wymote
Burn as incense for protection or carry in a sachet. This is also used to stimulate psychic power. In voodoo practice it is placed on the altar to draw in good spirits.
AKA Angelica Archangelica, Archangel, Masterwort
When you grow Angelica it offers protection. When burnt as incense it offers protection, Sprinkle in all four corners of the home or around the entire house for to ward off evil. When added to a bath it removes curses and hexes or spells cast against you.
AKA Pimpinella anisum, Anneys, Aniseed
When a small pillow case is filled with Anise and slept on, it is said to prevent nightmares.
Burn as incense for protection. Place around the room to drive away evil. Place around your circle to protect from evil.
Also used for purification.
AKA Arbutus unede
Used by the Romans to chase away evil and to protect children.
AKA Assyfetida, Devil?s dung, Food of the Gods
Burn in small amounts for protection and exorcism. Used in a sachet for protection, but smells bad. Causes vomiting. Said to destroy manifestations of spirits when thrown into a fire.
AKA Fraxinus excelsior or F. Americana, Nion
When carved into a cross and worn as a necklace said to prevent drowning while at sea.
The leaves are used in sachets for protection, also placed around the four corners of the home. A staff made of Ash and placed over the doorpost wards off evil.
Also used for healing.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
I may have missed some of the Herbs that are used for protection, this should be enough to get started with.