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Mama Yasmini's Place

Magickal Garden - "C"
with Plants named in
Scott Cunningham's
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
from Llewellyn Pubishing

Cacti

Click on the above link to access our cactus seed collection. All cacti are magickal. They are considered protective plants whether grown indoors or outdoors. If you are lucky enough to live where you can grow them outside, plant one at each corner of the house and again at each corner of your property for maximum protection. Just a little hint that is not really magickal, but yet very protective - plant as large a cactus as you can with the sharpest spines under each and every window in your home. Can you imagine a burglar crawling over something like that to get into your home? Or, if you cannot plant them outside, put at least one in each window inside the home. It will be a great shock if someone should actually try to get inside.

HE120 - Calamus Root (Acorus calamus) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $3.50/ounce

Calamus is a great herb for healing, luck, money and protection workings. If you are lucky enough to have a living plant near you, the seeds can be strung to make a healing necklace.

HR380 Calendula/Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula is another wonderful all-purpose magickal herb that is also very useful in herbal medicine, especially when used in soaps, lotions and creams. It is used in rituals for protection and legal matters as well as being useful in those blends used for enhancing psychic powers and for prophetic dreaming. This variety is a two-toned flower in apricot shades that words cannot do justice to. Easy to grow, seeds will germinate in about 10-15 days. Annual. 50 seeds, $1.75

7821 Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora)

This tree can grow as large as 100' tall and equally as wide. Most camphor today comes not from the wood of these beautiful trees but from the leaves or is synthetically manufactured. This is due to the length of time needed to grow a full tree and the fact that, in cultivation, the trees are often kept pruned to 5-6' tall. During the flowering season, they can fill the air with sweet fragrance. They are grown mainly in their native eastern Asia at altitudes of 4,000 to 8,000 feet. The herb is used in health, divination and chastity spells. 8 seeds $1.95

BG02 Caper Bush (Capparis spinosa)

This is a spiny shrub that grows in profusion around the hills of Jerusalem, Egypt and in the Desert. It is used in love and lust spells and if a man suffers from impotence, it is said he merely has to eat some capers to be cured. It's pickled bud produces the commercial caper. It can be grown in greenhouses and inside in containers in the North, and outside in the South. 5 seeds $2.50

HR400 Caraway (Carum carvi)

Caraway is a herb that is valued for protection. It is often carried for this reason, and it is said that any object which contains some caraway seed can never be stolen. They are put in sachets to both attract love and to encourage fidelity, however, when used in baked goods, they are said to induce lust. Caraway tea, which has a unique sweet flavor with a slight bite to it, is often used to stimulate appetite and digestion and to relieve cramps and flatulence. The flavourful seeds are used in breads, some types of cheese, cheese sauces and sauerkraut. Caraway is a biennial which is often grown as an annual. It does well in most types of soil but prefers full sun. 100 seeds $1.75

HE129 - Caraway (Carum carvi) - whole/powder - $1.50/ounce

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

2203C Snow White Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Probably the whitest carnations you will ever see. An excellent cutflower, they also make wonderful bedding and border plants. Have spicy-sweet fragrance. 25 seeds $1.75

FL011 Strawberry Parfait (Dianthus caryophyllus)

A very attractive and unusual dianthus with a bright red eye surrounded by shades of light rose edge. Very appealing. 15 seed $1.95

Carnation petals are used in protection, strength and healing sachets and incense. The fresh flowers can be placed in the sick room or on the altar when doing healing rituals.

2249 Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua)

Carob, also called Caaroba, Caroba, Carobinha, Chocolate and Locust Bean, is carried or worn for good health and as a protection against evil. The edible pods can be made into flour, which makes delicious candies, cakes, pastries and drinks. The pulp is eaten as a candy and used as an alternative flavouring to chocolate in caffeine-freefoods. It can also be fermented to make alcohol and processed into a diabetic flour, culinary thickener and is used as a colouring agent for bouillon cubes. The gum is used as a skin-softener in skin packs. A decoction made from the leaves and bark is said to be useful in healing syphilis and venereal diseases and seems to have a soothing effect on epilepsy. The gum is also prescribed for diarrhea. The beans were the original "carat" measurement for jewellery. The beans can also be ground and used as a substitute for coffee. A beautiful small tree from the Mediterranean coasts, Carob is drought-resistant and shrubby. It has heavy, dark pinnate leaves and small red fruits. It is a very sturdy evergreen, easily grown from seeds, that can reach heights of 50'. It does well in dry soils. 5 seeds $1.95

HE131 - Carob Pods (Ceratonia siliqua) - whole/cut - $3.50/ounce

HE132 - Cascara Sagrada Bark (Rhamnus purshiana) - Cut/Powder - $2.50/ounce

This is used for legal matters by making an infusion and sprinkling it around your home before going to court, as well as in money and protection works.

SO154 Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)

These most delightful of all nuts can also be used in any prosperity or money spell. It makes one wonder if that is why they are priced higher than all others. The nuts are used in Asian cooking. Young leaves, buds and shoots are eaten raw. As well, the leves, flowers, bark and oil from the nut shell are used medicinally. The bark is utilized in South America as a contraceptive and the gum makes an insecticide. Tribal paints and indelible ink can be made from the juice of the fruit and the leaves give a yellow dye. This is a beautiful tropical tree, famous for its delicious nuts. It is a very fast grower that quickly reaches 40' in warm climates. It can be raised in greenhouses or even in your home for its tropical appearance. It has continuous panicles of scented rose-pink flowers with green stripes. These are followed by fleshy, swollen stems called "apples" which contain the kidney-shaped fruit in which the nuts are formed. 3 seeds $2.50

NW38 Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus communis)

This plant is also known as Palma Christi and Palms Christi Root. The beans are great protection against all negativity since they absorb evil. In ancient times, in Egypt, the oil of the beans was used as an unguent and as lamp oil. The oil has several commerical uses today. It is used in the lubrication of aircraft engines and in hydraulic brake fluids. It is also an ingredient of biodegradable laundry detergents and is found in many paints and varnishes as well. However, the oil that is used for these purposes is poisonous, unlike the oil that has been used for many generations as a laxative. In their native habitat of Africa, this striking tree-like plant can grow 30-40'. It It is mainly grown for its handsome foliage with leaves up to 3' across and it's small red flowers. 5 seeds $2.50

HR123 Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Catnip, also called Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat's Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta and Nip, is used in all cat magick to help create a psychic bond between you and your cat. It's also used in love mixtures and can attract good spirits and good luck when hung over the door or grown in or near the home. You can also use large leaves to bookmark special pages in your magickal books. Catnip has been used in cooking, for many medicinal purposes and for many centuries was a common garden herb in Europe. It has been utilized for everything from easing menstrual cramps to preventing nightmares to relieving insomnia and even for toothache. It's also been used with infants suffering from colic and to relieve flatulence. It's also used to flavour teas and, of course, many cats just love this plant. Catnip is a perennial herb, growing to about 3', with heart-shaped leaves covered with downy gray hairs and clusters of white or pale lavender tubular flowers. It has a delightful minty aroma. It prefers sun or light shade and well drained soil. You can sow the seeds in the spring and then thin or transplant about 12" apart. Cut the plant back in the fall. Remember, though, that the scent released when the leaves or roots are bruised will attract cats who can, and will, destroy the plant. 100 seeds $1.75

HE136 - Catnip (Nepeta cataria) - cut/powdered - $4.00/ounce

7866 Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)

Cedar, also known as Tree of the Lord, is a protective herb, also used in money, love and psychic mixtures. Cedar smoke is purifying and can be used with sage in cleansing rituals. For centuries, the resin has been used as incense and in cosmetics as well as in embalming and also in treatment of leprosy and parasites. The essential oil today comes from subspecies since this plant is not as common as it once was. The oil is used by some aromatherapists to sooth anxiety and treat a number of other problems. This beautiful tree has horizontal tiered branches and dark, fissured bark. It is a very large tree reaching as high as 145', very aromatic and lives for many years. It is a beautifully dome-shaped tree that is hardy and can be grown in the US as far north as Boston. So, if your climate is similar to that of Boston, this is a gorgeous specimen for your yard. 5 seeds $1.95

7904 Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara)

From the Himalayas. Very fragrant. A pyramidal tree growing to 60m. Easy working wood. Use both the leaves and wood in potpourri. A very stately tree. 5 seeds $1.95

H325 Celandine, Great (Chelidonium majus)

Although not one of the more common magickal herbs, Celandine can be used in protection and happiness works as well as for legal matters. It is also said that if you wear it next to your skin and replace it every 3 days, it will help you escape unwarrented imprisonment (although I don't know where prisoners would get the herb) and entrapments of any kind. A sturdy biennial often grown in the rock garden reaching 4 ft. A poultice made from the plant is said to remove warts. An infusion is said to heal sore eyes. 20 seeds $1.50

HE140 - Celandine, Great (Chelidonium majus) - Cut/Powdered - $4.50/ounce

HE142 - Centaury Herb (Sabbatia angularis) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

The only magickal property I've seen mentioned for Centaury is in Scott Cunningham's book and that is for snake-removing. Apparently the smoke, when Centaury is burned or fumed, drives snakes away.

H741 Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

Also Camamyle, Chamaimelon, Earth Apple, Ground Apple, Maythen, Roman Chamomile and Whig plant in English, this herb is also known as Heermannchen in German and Manzanilla in Spanish. It is another wonderfully multi-purpose herb being used for protection, purification, money, love and even sleep spells. And, if you are in need of uncrossing, sprinkle some of this around your house and yard. Chamomile is also used medicinally as an antispasmodic, for menstrual cramps, as an appetite stimulant, to reduce pain and swelling from injury and as a mild sedative. Medicinal uses can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Chamomile tea has a delightful apple taste. The pleasant smelling tea also makes a great insect repellent. Simply splash some on before going outside and the bugs will leave you alone. Chamomile prefers full sun and light, well drained soil and should be planted in spring. It grows only 3-12" tall and releases a delightful apple-like aroma when bruised or walked on. It is a very pretty wildflower with stems that creep along the ground rooting wherever they touch forming loose clusters. 100 seeds. $1.95

HE144 - Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) - whole/powdered - $8.00/ounce

7872 Oriental Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

From Eastern Asia comes this tree, one of the most beautiful in the world. The entire plant is enveloped in flowers ranging in color from white to pink in early Spring, followed by attractive foliage and pea size black fruit. It is cold hardy and fast-growing. In magick, cherry is used in love and divination works. The juice of the cherry also makes an acceptable modern substitute for blood. 5 seeds $2.50

HE150 - Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus virgininia) - Cut/Powdered - $2.50/ounce

H111 Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Adder's Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue Grass and Winterweed, whatever you call it, it's still Chickweed. It is a wonderful love herb that can be included in almost any love mixture you wish. Depending on which side of the fence you are sitting, this is either a great healing herb, good for just about anything or a pesky weed that you just can't eliminate. The whose leaves are boiled and eaten like spinach and are very high in vitamin C. An infusion is used for sores, skin affections and blood disorders. However, this plant can produce 5 generations in just one season. It can and will invade lawns, fields and be almost impossible to eradicate. This may thrill cooks and herbalists, but gardeners and farmers are definitely not pleased. So, in order to maintain peace not just in your home but probably in your neighbourhood, it is strongly recommended that you grow this as a "pot plant". it only grows to about 16" so it shouldn't take over your entire window herb garden. However, there are so many uses for this herb it would be surprising to see it get to full height. 20 seeds $1.95

HE156 - Chickweed (Stellaria media) - cut/powdered - $5.00/ounce

GO18 Chicory, Coffee (Cichorium)

Besides being an easy to grow coffee substitute costing pennies per pound, Chicory is also used in magickal works for removing obstacles, granting invisibility and favours and to promote frugality. The large roots are roasted and ground to make a delicious caffeine free drink. 20 seeds $2.00

HE157 - Chicory Root (Cichorium intybus) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

Chili Peppers

We have quite a selection of peppers of all kinds. Just click on the above link to see that page. Chili peppers are used in spells for love, fidelity and hex-breaking.

1714 Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)

The seeds of this tree, also called Lilac Tree, Neem, Pride of India and Bead Tree, are used to bring change and good luck into your life. The profuse berries are also used to make necklaces and a very effective insecticide known to destroy bacteria and over 200 species of insects including locusts and mites. To make flea repellent for lawns, mix 1 tablespoon of dry, powdered berries with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent to 1 gallon of water and spray on lawns with a sprayer. This will also repel flying insects. The seed oil treats leprosy and many other skin problems. It also has shown some carcinogen-reducing properties and is an effective antifungal and antiviral. The bark, leaves and roots are also utilized as a tonic and to reduce fevers. This handsome and dense shade tree grows to a heigh of 53' outside. It has deep roots and small white flowers and it remains green except during droughts. A native of the East Indies, this tree is often referred to as the local "pharmacy" because of all the medicinal needs it fills. It is also very fast growing and tolerant of poor soils. It could be a valuable enviromental reforesting tree where soils are marginal. 4 seeds $1.95

HE163 - Cinchona/Peruvian Bark (Cinchona succirubra) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

This herb is used in luck and protection spells. Just carry a piece of the bark to bring luck to you and to protect you from boldily harm and evil.

HE166 - Cinquefoil/Five Finger Grass Herb (Potentilla canadensis) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

Another wonderfully multi-purpose herb, Cinquefoil is used for money, protection, sleep and prophetic dream blends.

Clover (Trifolium spp.)

Clover of all types is used magickally. The two most common are listed below. Other names for this "lucky" plant are Honey, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Three-Leaved Grass, Trefoil and Trifoil. Clover is an all-purpose herb being used for exorcism, love, money, protection and success rituals. All types are used from 2-leaved to 5-leaved, either white or red. It is said that if you grow clover, it will keep snakes away from your property. Clover is highly attractive to bees, which visit it avidly for nectar and pollen. Clover is a perennial that is usually grown as an annual. It thrives in most soils and prefers full sun.

H725 Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red Clover has long had a reputation as a cancer fighter. The plant contains large amounts of tocopherol, a potent antioxidant form of vitamin E that has been shown to prevent tumor formation in animal studies. It may also provide effective relief for menopausal symptoms as elements of the plant behave like estrogen. A tea can be made by boiling three teaspoons of dried flower tops per cup of water and steeping 15 minutes. Drink 3 cups a day. Clover has a sweet, delicate flavor. Excellent with a few drops of honey. Small Pack $1.95

HE169 - Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) - cut/powdered - $5.50/ounce

9605 True Irish Shamrock (Trifolium repens minor)

No Irish celebration would be completes with out a few of the familiar shamrocks around. These can be started inside anytime of the year. 40 seeds $2.50

H071 Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

The most common name of this plant are shown above. However, you may find it in magickal formulae as Bugbane, Rattle Root or Squaw Root. It is used for love and protection purposes but it can also give courage to the meek and weak if carried. The root is valued for its medicinal properties. It is an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and sedative that is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, headaches, coughs, asthma and even rheumatism. Native Americans used this herb to ease childbirth and also for treatment of snakebite. It is a magnificent plant with pungent, creamy-white flowers in wand-like racemes that will rise up to 6' above the shiny green leaves. 10 seeds $2.00

HE76 - Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) - cut/powdered - $3.75/ounce

FS420 Eagle Claw Columbine (Aquilegia)

These plants can be used to bring love and courage into your life. This particular variety is a delightful sweet-scented columbine that grows only 12" tall with yellow-green "eagle claw" clasps and purplish-brown bonnets with yellow-green anthers. It is a most unique plant for borders, rock gardens and containers, including hanging baskets. 15 tiny seeds $1.95

H157 Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Another herb with a multitude of names - Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consolida, Consound, Gum Plant, Helaing Herb, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Wallwort and Yalluc - this is mainly, for magickal ends, a money herb. Use it in any ritual or mixture where you want a little extra power. Considered by some herbalist's to be the most powerful healing agent in the world, Comfrey ointment heals almost any kind of sore, bruise or abrasion. A tincture made of Comfrey works just as well. Powdered comfrey root is used in healing fractures. Also very helpful in healing burns. A tea made from dry leaves is helpful for internal ailments. It is an attractive plant that grows to four ft. and prefers damp soil. 4 seeds $2.00

HE180 Comfrey Root (Symphytum officinale) - cut/powdered - $6.00/ounce

HE183 - Copal Resin (Bursera odorata) - Whole (Gum Pieces) - $2.00/ounce

Copal is the Mexican Frankincense. It is used in love and protection workings and a piece of copal can be used as the heart in a poppet.

HR420 Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Dried powdered seeds used to season pickles and meat. 50 seeds $1.75

HE185 - Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $2.00/ounce

Coriander is used in love spells and sachets. It's also worn to heal headaches and used in other healing mixtures.

HE197 - Cubeb Berries (Piper cubeba) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

Cubeb berries are used for love - in sachets and other workings.

HR440 Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

If you are working with Spanish magick, you will probably find Cumin listed as either Cumino or Cumino Aigro. It is used in love spells, carried to give you peace of mind, and, like caraway, prevents the theft of any item that the seed is put into. It can also be used for protection and uncrossing and should be worn by brides who want to make sure that no negative energy invades their wedding. Also, the seed is put into bread in Germany and Italy to keep spirits (especially wood spirits) from stealing it. The essential oil from the seeds enhances flower tones in perfumes. The seeds are dried, crushed and used in Mexican dishes for its hot, pungent flavor. Vietnamese dishes utilize the stems of this plant. The seeds are ingredients in many spice mixtures such as Thai red curry paste, Cajun seasoning, Indian curry powder and Arab baharat. Moghul dishes utilize the rarer black seeds which have a slight caraway flavour. Seeds are also used as flavouring in cordials, pickles and liqueurs. The oil is said to be a good massage oil for cellulite and is even included in some veterinary remedies. They also aid digestion, colic, diarrhea and relieve flatulence as well as being utilized as a stimulant and tonic. This is a small, tender annual that can easily be grown indoors. It only reaches about 6-12" and has fragrant leaves and small white or pink flower umbels in the summer. The seeds are very small, similar to caraway, with tiny bristles. It likes light, well drained soil in a sunny location and, if grown outdoors, it should be sheltered. It can be sown outdoors in late spring after all danger of cool weather has passed. 100 seeds $1.75

HE199 - Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) - whole/powdered - $2.00/ounce

7870 Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)

This is the beautiful, tender, coniferous, evergreen native to coastal California where it is used as an attractive, fast-growing windbreak. Although it grows well and is healthy on the California coast, it is subject to many diseases when grown outdoors in other places. It is very picturesque in old age, growing to 40'and often more. It has small, scale-like, pointed leaves and small cones. Its bruised foliage has a citronella-like smell. The conifer shape and small needle-like leaves make this a natural bonsai choice. Magickally, Cypress is used protection, healing, longevity and comfort workings. 15 seeds $1.95

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