Hawthorn: Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
Hazel: Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes
Heather: Protection, Rain Making, Luck
Heliotrope: Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility
Hellebore, Black: Protection *POISON*
Hemlock: Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
Hemp: Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
Henbane: *POISON* Not used
Hibiscus: Lust, Love, Divination. This plant symbolizes beauty and fertility, its 5 petal flowers speak of protection and its random growth that of chaos. It is used for spells involving randomness, glamour, and repelling negativity.
Hickory: Legal Matters
High John the Conquerer: Money, Love, Success, Happiness
Holly: Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
Honesty: Money, Repelling Monsters
Honeysuckle: Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
Hops: Healing, Sleep
Horehound: Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
Horse Chestnut: Money, Healing
Horseradish: Purification, Exorcism
Horsetail: Snake Charming, Fertility
Houndstongue: Tying dogs tongues
Houseleek: Luck, Protection, Love
Huckleberry: Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
Hyacinth: Love, Protection, Happiness
Hydrangea: Hex Breaking
Hyssop: Purification, Protection
Indian Paint Brush: Love
Iris: Purification, Wisdom
Irish Moss: Money, Luck, Protection
Ivy: Protection, Healing
Jasmine: Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Jobs Tears: Healing, Wishes, Luck
Joe-pye weed: Love, Respect
Juniper: Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health. This is an excellent tree for healing and cleansing especially in curbing the spread of poisons or disease.
Native American Symbolism: Juniper plants are associated with protection in many different Native American tribes. The Interior Salish and Northwest Coast tribes used juniper to banish evil spirits and protect themselves from witchcraft. Among the southwestern Pueblos, junipers were believed to counteract ‘ghost sickness,’ a malady which afflicted bereaved relatives or people who handle the bodies of the dead. Plains Indian tribes, such as the Dakota, Cheyenne, and Pawnee, often hung juniper boughs on their tepees or burned them in the camp fire to keep their homes safe from storms. And in many tribes people, especially hunters, would carry a spring of juniper as a protective charm or rub juniper branches on their bodies before embarking on a dangerous journey to protect themselves from grizzly bears, monsters, or general bad luck. Juniper is one of the herbs frequently included in medicine bundles and amulets. Juniper berries were also eaten by people in some Southwestern and Southern California tribes, and juniper leaves were frequently used as medicinal herbs.
Kava-Kave: Visions, Protection, luck
Knotweed: Binding, Health
Ladys mantle: Love
Ladys slipper: Protection
Native American Symbolism: Ladyslippers, also known as moccasin flowers, are North American wildflowers from the orchid family. These flowers got their names, as well as several folktales about them, from their vague resemblance to a soft-bodied shoe. Besides inspiring folklore about their origins, ladyslippers were also useful to Woodland Indian tribes of the eastern United States and Canada, who used their roots as medicine herbs.
Larch: Protection, Anti theft. This is one of the few conifers that sheds its pines in winter. It is often used to rim ceremonial drums. It may be used for protection and inducing visions.
Larkspur: Health, Protection
Lavendar: Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Native American Symbolism: Lavender plants are not native to the Americas; they were brought over by Europeans, probably in the 1800’s. Although Native Americans did begin using some newly arrived plants as medicine immediately, and folklore about the new plants sometimes even cropped up (dandelions are an example of this), references to “lavender” in Native American folklore and ethnographies are usually actually referring to desert lavender, a flowering shrub with some physical similarities to lavender that actually is completely unrelated to lavender. Desert lavender, also known as lavender bushmint, grows in parts of Arizona, southern California, and northern Mexico, and has long been used as a medicinal herb by Native American tribes who live there.
Leek: Love, Protection, Exorcism
Lemon: Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
Lemongrass: Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
Lemon Verbena: Purification, Love
Lettuce: Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
Licorice: Love, Lust, Fidelity
Life Everlasting: longevity, Health, Healing
Lilac: Exorcism, Protection
Lily: Protection, Breaking Love spells. This symbolizes sorrow and is closely associated to death. It is used to symbolize danger, caution and deadly beauty.
Lily of the Valley: Mental Powers, Happiness
Lime: Healing, Love, Protection
Linden: Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
Liverwort: Protection, Love
Looestrife: Peace, Protection
Lotus: Protection, Lock-Opening. Used to symbolize intellect, mental energies and illumination. It is used to clear the mind, purify and inspire.
Love Seed: Love, Friendship
Lucky Hand: Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
Mace: Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
Mahogany, mountain: Anti-Lightning
Maidenhair: Beauty, Love
Male Fern: Luck, Love
Mallow: Love, Protection, Exorcism
Mandrake: Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health. With its root having the appearance of a man and it reportedly screaming when it is removed from the ground it was often used for curses and negative spells.
Maple: Love, Longevity, Money. Special for its sugar and syrup it represents success and abundance.
Native American Symbolism: The Maple symbolizes the tree of offering, generosity, balance, promise and practicality. The maple tree was of particular importance to the Algonquian tribes of the northwestern United States and western Canada, who developed the art of processing maple sap into maple sugar, maple syrup, and taffy candy. Maple sap was often considered a gift from the Creator and/or the culture hero, and many aspects of Algonquian culture and tradition came to revolve around maple sugaring. For these reasons, the maple leaf symbol was an important design motif in Algonquian beadwork. Maple trees were important to Native peoples in other ways as well. Maple wood was used to make tools and furniture, and its bark was used as a medicine herb. The Rocky Mountain maple is considered one of the sacred Life Medicines of the Navajo tribe.
Marigold: Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
Marjoram: Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
Master Wort: Strength, Courage, Protection
Mastic: Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
May Apple: Money
Meadow Rue: Divination
Meadowsweet: Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Mimosa: Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
Mint: Money, Love, Lust, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection
Mistletoe: Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism. Extremely sacred to the druids, when found growing on Oaks it is very magical and is a great catalyst for all spells.
Moonwort: Money, Love
Moss: Luck, Money
Native American Symbolism: Moss was viewed as a very practical plant in most Native American tribes. Since moss is one of the most naturally absorbent materials available, it was valued by Native Americans for use in bandages, baby diapers and bedding, sponges, and paint applicators. Dried moss was also used as a firestarter in some tribes. Moss is often used as an example of Native American cultural beliefs about finding the best uses of everything in nature, no matter how lowly. Some mosses, like Spanish moss and club moss, were also used as medicine herbs.
Mugwort: Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection. This plant represents clumsiness, awkwardness, and ugliness. As may be assumed this plant is used to infer these qualities onto our enemies.
Native American Symbolism: Mugwort and Sagewort are the English names for this plant, and both are confusing: mugwort is an Old English name for a European herb which was applied to the related but quite different American plant after colonization, and sagewort is a general term which is used to refer to dozens of different herbs including this one. The Chumash Indian name for the plant is Molush, and the Paiute name is translated as Dream Plant, a name that has been gaining in popularity. The name “dream plant” comes because mugwort is believed by many California Indian tribes to improve people’s dreams, making it more likely for them to remember them and interact with them for spiritual purposes. For this reason mugworts would often be burned as incense or dried and sewn into a pillow to ensure positive and spiritually meaningful dreams. Some Miwok people also wore mugwort leaves to keep away ghosts and evil dreams. In addition to these important roles as a dreaming agent, mugwort was also used as a medicine herb to cure headaches, women’s reproductive complications, and other ailments.
Mulberry: Protection, Strength
Mullein: Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism
Mustard: Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
Mushrooms: Considered to be very enchanted especially regarding fairy rings. They were also used to induce visions.
Myrrh: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality. Myrrh symbolizes power, strength, vitality, and mysticism it can be used to increase ones energy and stamina.
Myrtle: Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
Nettle: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust. Though prickly it was also a great source of food, it is useful for spells that give an indication of future dangers or pitfalls.
Native American Symbolism: Stinging nettles most often appear in Native American legends as comic relief, with the bumbling arrogance of a trickster character (or the gullible stupidity of one of his victims) ending in an ignominious tumble into the nettles. In reality, Native American people knew perfectly well how to avoid being stung by nettle plants and in fact, how to eat them safely in salads (by boiling the leaves in water and discarding the water.) Stinging nettles also played a role in traditional Native American herbal medicine, particularly to treat skin ailments. Ceremonially, stinging nettles were most important in the Pacific Northwest, where men rubbed nettles on their bodies in fishing, whaling, and seal-hunting rituals. This was variously said to provide strength, protect against weather, or mask human odors. In the Kawaiisu tribe of southern California, stinging nettles were one of several herbs considered to be a source of dream power, and a person who wished to have a medicine vision might walk through nettle plants so that the stings would prepare him for the dreams.
Norfolk Island Pine: Protection, Anti Hunger
Nuts: Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck
Oak: Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Native American Symbolism: The oak symbolizes strength of character and courage. Oak is considered a medicine tree by many eastern and midwestern tribes, associated with strength and protection. Individual oak trees of great size and longevity have often been considered sacred and used as spiritual and civic centers for important tribal gatherings (such as weddings, peace conferences, and naming ceremonies.)
Oleander: Symbolizing majestic yet deadly beauty because it is poisonous it is good for spells that involve charms, charisma, and attraction.
Olive: Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
Onion: Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Orange: Love, Divination, Luck, Money
Oregon Grape: Money, Prosperity
Orris: Love, Protection, Divination
Palm, Date: Fertility, Potency
Pansy: Love, Rain Magic, Love, Divination
Papaya: Love, Protection
Parsley: Love, Protection, Purification. This is a very popular herb, it represents stability and normalcy. It can be used to stabilize or ground emotions.
Passion Flower: Peace, Sleep, Friendship
Patchouly: Money, Fertility, Lust
Pea: Money, Love
Peach: Love, Exorcism, Longevity, . Fertility, Wishes
Pear: Lust, Love
Pecan: Money, Employment
Pennyroyal: Strength, Protection, Peace. Seen as a majestic and noble plant, it is used to improve ones own status and stature.
Peony: Protection, Exorcism
Pepper: Protection, Exorcism
Peppermint: Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
Pepper Tree: Purification, Healing, Protection
Periwinkle: Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
Persimmon: Changing Sex, Healing, Luck
Native American Symbolism: The persimmon is one of several plants with a name that comes from a Native American language– “persimmon” is an early colonial word that comes from the Powhatan name for the fruit, pichamin (also spelled putchamin, pessemmin, pushemin, parsemen, and a number of other ways… spelling was not standardized in the 1600’s even for English, let alone Native American languages.) Persimmons were a favorite fruit of many tribes, either eaten plain or cooked into sweet puddings. The persimmon tree’s bark and syrup were also used as medicine herbs, particularly for sore throats and mouth ailments.
Plot Weed: Protection
Pimpernel: Protection, Health
Pine: Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
Native American Symbolism: The pine tree symbolizes creativity, peace and harmony. Pines are symbolically and ceremonially important trees to many Native American people, but their meaning varies from tribe to tribe. The pine tree is a symbol of longevity to the Algonquian tribes of the northeast, and to the Great Lakes tribes, such as the Anishinabe and the Potawatomi, pine trees also represent wisdom and harmony with nature. The Iroquois tribes saw the pine tree as a symbol of peace, and burned pine wood as an incense to pacify ghosts and banish nightmares. Among tribes of the Great Basin and Plateau, pine trees were often associated with rain, and pine cones or wood were burned in hopes of changing the weather to be more favorable. In the Southwest, the pinion pine is considered sacred by some tribes; its sweet-smelling wood is burned as incense, and its pine gum is used as protection against witchcraft. Pine pitch and bark are also used as medicine herbs in many tribes, and pine nuts are an important food source for many Western tribes, particularly in California and the Southwest. Pine needles are also used in some traditional kinds of Native American basketry.
Pineapple: Luck, Money, Chastity
Pipsissewa: Money, Spirit Calling
Pistachio: Breaking Love Spells
Plantain: Healing, Protection, Strength, Snake Repelling
Poke: Courage, Hex Breaking
Pomegranate: Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
Poplar: Money, Flying
Poppy: Fertility, Love, Sleep, Money, Luck, Invisibility
Potato: Image Magic, Healing
Prickly Ash: Love
Primrose: Protection, Love
Purslane: Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness