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Mama Yasmini's Place

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

7858 Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

This lovely ornamental shrub has brilliant-colored leaves and red fruit. It is excellent for garden backgrounds. Magickally, the hawthorn is used for fertility, chastity, happiness and fishing magic. It used to be used to decorate May poles and the trees were once believed to be Witches who had transformed themselves into trees. If you are lucky enough to have one on your property, and live far enough away from neighbours that you feel secure performing rituals outdoors, this is a magickal tree under which to perform those rituals. It is also a tree that is sacred to faeries. 10 seeds $1.95

HE300 - Hawthorn Berries (Crataegus oxycantha) - Whole/Cut/Powder - $3.00/ounce

Hazel (Corylus)

The hazel, besides producing delicious nuts, is also used for luck, fertility, protection, wishing rituals and as an anti-lightning amulet. Nuts presented to a new bride are said to guarantee her fertility. They can also be strung and hung in the house for protection.

2211 American Hazelnut (Corylus)

A small hardy shrub with the nuts enclosed in a husk. Very easy to grow. Does not take up much space and can be raised along side a fence or building. 5 seeds $1.95

2232 - European Filbert (Corylus avellana)

A close relative of our American Hazelnut, this plant produces larger trees and more fruit. It is cold hardy and resistant to most diseases. According to research books, it should start bearing fruit in 3-4 years from seeds. Does well in most soils. 4 seeds $2.50

H126 Christmas Rose/Black Hellebore (Helleborus niger)

Ahtough considered too dangerous even for use in magick today, Black Hellebore has been used in the past to confer invisibility and in exorcism rituals. It was also used, at one time, to induce astral projection. This plant is found growing wild in Europe and is being introduced as a garden plant in America. Extracts from the plant are used to treat the heart as well as depression, mania, epilepsy and skin problems. This plant should only be used under the direction of a physician - and Mama recommends it not be used at all, except as a decorative plant for the garden.. 5 seeds $1.95

HE305 - Henna Leaves (Lawsonia inermis) - Cut/Powder - $3.00/ounce

Henna is another herb that is rarely considered when one looks at magickal herbs. However, it can be used in healing and love magick as well as in protection blends..


Hibiscus tea made from the flowers is used as an aphrodisiac or lust-inducing drink that is so powerful that women in the Middle East are forbidden from drinking it. Blossoms are also used in love sachets and incense and in divination works.

LF114 Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

A good hedge, reaching 6-12 ft., that is loaded with flowers in late summer and fall. Needs moist, but well drained soil and can grow in full sun or partial shade in zones 5-9. Plants should be pruned back heavily in winter. Space plants 2-3 ft. apart. 100 seed pack, $6.50

1135 Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis)

A small flowering tree well suited for container raising. Has 6" lobed leaves and 4" flowers which open white or white-pink. Hardy to about 10 degrees. 5 seeds $1.95

HE307 - Hibiscus Flowers (Hibiscus rose-sinensis) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

HE308 - Hickory Bark (Carya alba) - Cut/Powder - $2.00/ounce

Hickory bark, burned and mixed with cinquefoil and then placed in a box which is hung over the door is said to ensure that you will not have trouble with the law.

High John the Conqueror (Ipomoea purga/I. jalapa)

9804 Giant Moonflower (Ipomoea alba var.)

This is a fast growing vine related to the Morning Glory. It is an annual and may climb to 10'. The flowers are tightly closed by day, but open at dusk to release a sweet fragrance. The flowers can be seen very clearly in moonlight. 10 seeds $2.50

9609 Morning Glory Tree (Ipomoea arborescens)

A thick stemmed and twining shrub to 10' with the most gorgeous six inch wide white flowers. The base becoming caudexed with age. Very unusual. 5 seeds $3.50

SO317 - Hawaiian Woodrose (Ipomoea)

A very interesting vine with deep cut 5-7 lobed foliage that can easily be grown inside. The yellow flowers are followed by woody pod fruits that when opened, resemble a wooden rose. 4 seeds $2.50

There are 3 Ipomoea species used in magick. I. tuberosa, Wood Rose also known as Ceylon Morning Glory, Frozen Roses and Spanish Arbor Vine, is carried to attract good luck. I. purga or I. jalapa are the famous High John the Conqueror used so much in Voodoo, Hoodoo and Santeria as well as some other African-based paths. Mama has been unable to find either I. purga or I. jalapa and if anyone out there has any idea where she could find either seeds or roots or plants, please contact Mama Yasmini with details. High John the Conqueror is used for a number of different purposes, including money - just wrap a piece of root in a green sachet anointing both with mint oil and carry it. It also breaks hexes and curses as well as protecting you from them. It is used to bring happiness, relieve depression, bring love, and can be added to virtually any recipe to encourge the success of that ritual.

HE311 - Hops (Humulus lupulus) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

Hops, in addition to their use in brewing beer, are also used magickally for sleep and healing. The flowers can be added to any healing incense or sachet and when used as stuffing for sleep or dream pillows, then ensure a restful night's sleep.

HR141 Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Horehound is used in protection, exorcism and healing rituals, as well as those intended to increase or clarify mental processes. It is hardy perennial that likes sandy soils and full sun. It has been used since ancient times as an antidote for poisons and for bronchitis, coughs and colds. Leaves are used for flavoring juices and teas. Juice used for medicinal candies. Leaves are used for flavoring juices and teas. Juice used for medicinal candies which are excellent for stopping coughs. 50 seeds $1.75

HE312 - Horehound Herb (Marrubium vulgare) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

HE315 - Horsetail Herb (Equisetum arvense) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

Horsetail is also known as Bottle Brush, Dutch Rushes, Paddock, Pipes, Pewterword and Shave Grass. True to its name of Bottle Brush, it used to be used to scour dishes and pots. Magickally, it is used for fertility rituals as well as to charm snakes.

H411 Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum)

This biennial weed is found in sandy, rocky soil. It grows to 3' high with basil-like leaves that are somewhat shaped like a dog's tongue. Magickally, it is used to keep dogs from barking at you if you wear some in your shoe when out walking. 3 seeds $1.95

HE325 - Hydrangea Root (Hydrangea arborescens) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

This is a hex-breaking herb that can be used in sachets which are carried with you, or strewing around the home or burning as an incense.

HR145 Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

This is a hardy perennial growing 1-2' tall. It needs light, well drained soil and partial shade. It is a popular remedy for coughs, asthma and lung disorders with a flavour similar to mint. It can also be used in small amounts in salads and other dishes. Magickally, Hyssop is used for purification and protection. 50 or more seeds $1.75

HE327 - Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce