Herbs O-Q

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A summary of Herbs starting with the letters O to Q.

OAK: The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magickal tools. Burn the leaves for purification. Use in fertility amulets. Hang a sprig in the home to ward of negativity and strengthen family unity. Carry for wisdom and strength, for luck, to preserve youthfulness, and/or to increase attractiveness.

Also Called: Duir, Jove's Nuts.

OAK MOSS: Magickal uses include luck, money, protection and strength.

OATMEAL: To invoke or worship Brighid.

OAT STRAW: Keep a small amount in wallet or purse to draw in money and prosperity.

OLIVES: Fidelity, marriage, peace, money. Assures fidelity in love and is used to attract a marriage partner. Inspires fruitfulness and security in love, family, and business.

OLIVE LEAF: Magickal uses include peace, potency, fertility, healing, protection and lust.

ONION: Prosperity, stability, endurance, and protection. Burn onion flowers to banish bad habits and negative influences. Cut onions in half and place in the corners of a room to absorb illness, then bury or burn the onion halves in the morning. Sacred to the moon.

ORANGE: Attracts abundance and happiness through love and marriage. Concentrate on a yes/no question while eating an orange, then count the seeds. An even number of seeds means the answer is no, an odd number of seeds means yes. Use the leaves and flowers in love rituals to bring on a marriage proposal. Add an infusion of orange to the bath to increase attractiveness and beauty.

ORANGE BERGAMOT: Money drawing. Put leaves in wallet or purse to attract money. Rub fresh leaves on money before it is spent to ensure its return.

Also Called: Bergamot, Orange Mint.

ORANGE BLOSSOMS: Attracts prosperity and stability; brings harmony, peace, emotional openness, and love. Use in herbal baths for attractiveness.

ORANGE PEELS: Magickal uses include love, divination, luck, money and house & business blessing. Add to love sachets to help someone make up their mind. Use in sachets & amulets to bring luck to business negotiations.

ORCHIDS: Concentration, strengthening memory, focus, and will power.

OREGANO: Joy, strength, vitality, and added energy

ORRIS ROOT(CUT): Promotes popularity, persuasiveness, and personal success. Aids communication and helps to open dialogs. Used to draw (or hold) love and romance. Add to the bath for personal protection.

Also Called: Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root.

ORRIS ROOT (POWDER): Used to bring love, romance, companionship and a loving mate. Called 'Love Drawing Powder' in voodoo/hoodoo. Add to sachets and sprinkle on sheets and around the house to draw or hold love. Place a pinch in the corners of the room to open a new love. Use in bath magick to attract the opposite sex.

Also Called: Love Drawing Powder, Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root.

OSHA ROOT: Protection against evil spirits.

PALN: Fertility, focus, potency, and divination.

PALO SANTO: If you feel you have been cursed, rub this herb on your body and then bathe.

PANSY: Rain magick

PAPAYA: Hang twigs of papaya wood over a door to keep out evil. Eat papaya with a loved one to intensify your love. Mix papaya leaves with mandrake and burn or use in the bath to reverse hexes and jinxes.

PAPRIKA: Use to add energy to any spell or mixture.? Throw in someone's yard to cause them problems.

Also Called: African Pepper, Bird Pepper, Chili Pepper, Goat's Pod, Grains of Paradise, Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper, Capsicum.

PAPYRUS: Protection.

PARSLEY: Calms and protects the home; Draws prosperity, financial increase, and luck. Restores a sense of well-being. Use in spells to increase strength & vitality after surgery or illness. Use in amulets or other magickal workings to help yourself out of a rut. Eat to provoke lust and promote fertility. Place on plates of food to guard against contamination. Useful for bath magick to purify and end misfortune. Mix with jasmine and carry in your shoe to make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

PARSNIPS: Male sex magick.

PASSION FLOWERS: Magickal uses include attracting friendship and prosperity and heightening libido. Carried to bring great popularity & attract new friends. Placed in house to calm trouble & arguments and bring peace. Used as a wash to diminish disagreements & stress. Placed beneath pillow to promote sleep. Bathe in an infusion of passion flower for 5 days to attract the opposite sex.

Also Called: Passion Vine, Granadilla, Maracoc, Maypops, Purple Passion Flower, Grandilla.

PATCHOULI: Used in spells, sachets, baths and mixtures for money & love. Put in the wallet or purse to draw money. Place in a charm or use in incense for fertility. Helps to ground you and bring your consciousness back to the physical level. Burn to bring business growth.

Also Called: Patchouly, Pucha Pot.

PAUL D'ARCO: Magickal use is for the ritual healing of severe diseases.

Also Called: Lapacho, Taheebo, Pau Darco.

PEACH: Fertility, love, and wisdom. Eating peaches induces love. Wear a peach pit to keep away evil. Carry peach wood for longevity. Use peach pits or dried fruit in amulets and sachets for fertility and love.

PEAR: Lust and love Eating pears induces love. Use dried fruit in amulets and sachets for love and lust.

PEARL MOSS: Sprinkle across the doorway of a home to allow only good spirits to enter.

PEAS: Money and love.

PEAT MOSS: Protection

PECANS: Associated with employment, success, job security, and career matters.? To insure that you do not lose your job, shell a small amount of pecans. While eating them, slowly visualize yourself working and enjoying your job. Take the shells to work and place them where they won't be found or removed.

PENNYROYAL: Magickal uses include peace and tranquility. Carried to avoid seasickness or for physical strength & endurance. Worn to bring success to business. Use to rid the home of negative thoughts against you. Carry when dealing with negative vibrations of any kind. Place on a candle before or during uncomfortable meetings.

Also Called: Tickweed, Squaw Mint, Stinking Balm, Thickweed, Mosquito Plant, Squaw Balm, Lurk in the Ditch, Run by the Ground.

PEONY: Protection from hexes and jinxes. Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success. Hang in the home or car for protection. Used to attract faeries. Use in rituals to cure or reduce lunacy. Warning: While the flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, the seed is called 'Jumby Bean' and is known for promoting dissension and strife.

PEPPER(BLACK):Courage, banishing negative vibrations. Burn to rid home or office of bad vibrations. Carry to ward off petty jealousy against you or aid in providing courage to face difficult situations.

Also Called: Piper.

PEPPERMINT: Use to increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and incense for healing & purification. Place in sleep pillow to ensure peaceful sleep and bring about prophetic dreams. Use to anoint furnishings and household objects. Burn in a new home to clear out sickness and negative energy. Use in magickal workings to provide the push needed to bring change to one's life. Carry with other herbs to boost love & abundance wishes.

Also Called: Brandy Mint, Lammint.

PERIWINKLW: Love within marriage, mental powers, and money. Carry to obtain grace, attract money, and protect against snakes and poison. Use in magickal workings to restore lost memory. Burn with love incense before having sex with your husband or wife. Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.

Also Called: Sorceror's Violet.

PERSIMMONS: Changing sex, healing, and luck.

PETTITGRAIN: Protection.

PIKAKI: Draws comfort, prosperity success, and well-being.


PIMPERNEL: Protection and health.

PINE: Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth; Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity. Great for house and business blessing.

PINEAPPLE: Luck, money, and chastity. Add an infusion of pineapple to the bath to attract luck.

PINK ROOT: Healing

Also Called: Indian Pink, Maryland Pink, Wormgrass, Wormroot, Starbloom.

PINK ROSES (Buds): Divine, emotional, and thinking love; start with these to build a long lasting relationship.

PISTACHIOS: Breaking love spells.

PLANTAIN: Protection from evil spirits and snake bites, removing weariness, healing headaches; house & business blessing. Place a pinch of dried leaves in the flame of a candle or throw into an East wind for healing. Hang plantain leaves in the car for protection from evil and jealousy.


Also Called: Butterfly Weed, Wind Root, Canada Root, Silkweed, Orange Swallow Wort, Tuber Root, White Root, Flux Root, Asclepias.

PLUMS: Healing, peace, and love.

PLUMERIA: Promotes persuasiveness, eloquence, and success in dealing with people; Attracts the notice of others.

Also Called: Graveyard Flowers, Melta, Temple Tree.

POKE ROOT: Magickal uses include finding lost objects and breaking hexes and curses. Carry to increase courage. Add an infusion of poke root to bath water to break hexes.

Also Called: Phytolacca, Shang Lu.

POMEGRANITES: Divination, wishes, wealth and fertility.

POPPY: Fertility, prosperity, love and abundance.

Also Called: Opium Poppy, Mawseed.

POPPY SEEDS: Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility. A popular ingredient in food magick. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with poppy seeds to bring relief from insomnia.

Also Called: Opium Poppy, Mawseed.

POTATO: Image magick, money, luck, and healing.

PRICKLY ASH BARK: Magickal uses include safe travel, fertility, removing spells and breaking hexes.

Also Called: Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood, Suterberry.

PRIMROSE: Promotes the disclosure of secrets, resolution of mysteries, and revelation of truth; Breaks down dishonesty and secrecy. Put an infusion in a child's bath water or the dried herb in their pillows to get them to behave.

Also Called: English Cowslip, Butter Rose, Password.

PUMPKIN: Lunar magick.


QUASSIS LOVE: Mix with a snippet of hair from yourself and your lover (with his/her permission, of course!) with quassia chips, burn, and keep the ashes in a small bottle to preserve the love.

QUINCE: Love, happiness, luck, and protection from evil. Carry quince seeds in a red flannel bag to protect against physical attacks and harm. Use quince seeds in charms and spells pertaining to love, protection, and happiness.

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Mar 23, 2021
Would peppermint oil have the same effects as peppermint? I’m a new witch ^.^ if u guys have other tips as well, it’s be appreciated. I don’t have access to many materials, cus I’m only 14, and I can’t just go buy stuff cus my mom will ask abt it. I do have candles, but only white tho.

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