Mama Yasmini's Place
Magickal Garden - "M"
with Plants named in
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
from Llewellyn Pubishing
HE395 - Mace (Myristica fragrans) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
Mace is used in blends intended to increase psychic powers as well as those to clear and increase mental powers.
HE397 - Magnolia Bark (Magnolia glauca) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
It is usually the flowers that are used for magickal work. They would be used fo keep those in a relationship faithful.
2970 South American Mahogany (Swietenia)
This is probably the most famous lumber tree in the world. Its wood has been prized for centuries. It also makes a handsome park tree. Usually, the tree used for magickal purposes is Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) and this is used as a protection against lightning. 10 seeds $1.90
HE398 - Maidenhair Herb (Adiantum capillus-veneris) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
Maidenhair Fern is used for love and beauty workings. Keep it in the bedroom after immersing in water, and it is said it will grant you grace, beauty and lvoe.
HE87 - Malva/Blue Mallow Flowers (Malva sylvestris) - Cut/Powdered - $6.50/ounce
HE149 - Blue Mallow/Cheese Plant Leaves (Malva sylvestris) - Cut/Powdered - $3.50/ounce
Either of the above can be used magickally, for love, protection or excorcism blends and rituals.
HE410 - May Apple Root (Podophyllum peltatum) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce
This is used as substitute for Mandrake Root and is often called the American Mandrake. Although it is not related to the "true" Mandrake, the uses are virtually identical - money, protection, love, fertility and health.
LF101 Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
This is a good hedge plant for zones 2-8. It grows in most soils and tolerates full sun and partial shade. It is a deciduous plant with dazzling fall colors. You should space plants about 2' apart when using as a hedge. Magically, maples are used in love, money and longevity works. Acer seeds are slow to germinate and it may be the second year before you can transplant seedlings outside. 100 seed pack, $7.50
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
HR540 Sweet Marjoram
This herb grows to about 24" high and is used to add zest to meats, poultry and sausages. 100+ seeds $1.75
HE660 - Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) - Cut/Powdered - $2.00/ounce
Marjoram is used in love spells, to attract a love, as well as added to food to increase and strengthen love. It is also used in protection, health, money and happiness blends.
HE413 - Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
This herb is used in blends for love, divination, peace and happiness. It is a wonderful herb and its scent alone is enough to cheer one up.
7862 - Silver Wattle/Mimosa (Acacia dealbata)
This tree grows to 60' with silvery-grey leaves and abundant, fragrant, yellow flowers. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 20 seeds $1.95
For more acacia species, check out our Acacia Garden.
Mints (Mentha spp.)
H575 Mint Mix (Mentha piperita & M. viridis)
The familiar spearmint and peppermint are derived from these herbs. A much preferred aromatic. A tea is prepared by pouring boiling water over fresh or dried leaves and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda. Let steep for 15 minutes. It will relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, indigestion and rheumatic pains. The plants are a hardy perennial. 25 seeds $1.95
HR180 - Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
A strong but pleasantly scented plant used to repel insects and protect linens. Makes a beautiful ground cover. 50 seeds $1.75
HR209 - Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
A very sweet, minty flavor. Use to flavor candies, iced drinks and tea. 50 seeds $1.75
HE404 - Marsh Mint/Wwatermint/Wild Mint (Mentha aquatica) - Cut/Powdered - $2.00/ounce
HE471 - Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
HE478 - Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
HE620 - Spearmint Leaves (Mentha viridus) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
Mints (Mentha spp.) are used in rituals and blends intended for lust, money, healing, travel, exorcism and protection.
HE421 - Mistletoe (Viscum album) - Cut - $4.00/ounce
This sacred herb of the Druids has been used for centuries as a protection against lightning and fires as well as all manner of disease and misfortune. It is used today for the same purposes as well as love, feritility, health, exorcism and even to ensure good hunting.
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
All Morning Glories (Ipomoea spp.) can be used in spells, rituals and blends for happliness and peace. Placing the seeds beneath your pillow is said to stop nightmares.
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.
HE297 - Hair Cap Moss (Polyrichum juniperum) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
HE328 - Iceland Moss (Cetraria islandica) - Cut/Powdered - $6.00/ounce
HE341 - Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
You can use any moss to stuff poppets. These would be "general" use poppets and you can turn them from "general" to "specific" purpose poppets with the addition of other herbs.
H595 Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
This plant reaches 3' or more and is often used to flavor drinks. An infusion made from dried roots using 1 ounce of herb to 1 pint of water makes a stimulating tonic for tired blood. The dose should be 1/2 teaspoon while still warm. This infusion is also said to be helpful for palsy, fits and epileptic affections. Magicakally, Mugwort is used in a multiude of ways. It is used for strength, to increase psychic powers, for protection, prophetic dreaming, healing, and for astral projection. 20 seeds $1.95
HE426 - Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
2225 Russian Mulberry Tree (Morus alba)
This tree is grown for its abundance of fruit as well as its ornamental value. Its most important use however, is probably its leaves as a source of food for silkworms. 50 seeds $1.95
2226 Black Mulberry (Morus nigra)
A heavy fruiter like the Russian Mulberry but is preferred because it grows only a third as tall and is easier to harvest. Great pies and wine can be made from the fruit. 50 seeds $1.95
Mulberry grown in the garden will protect it from lightning. It is also used in works to strengthen one's will. The wood is often used to make magickal wands.
FS535 Mountain Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
this is a unique form of Mullein growing from 24-48" tall with spires of creamy white flowers with plum-pink eyes. it is used in magick for courage, protection, health, love divination, and in exorcism blends. It is very easy to grow. 25 seeds $1.95
HE428 - Mullein Flowers (Verbascum thapsus) - Whole/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
H470 Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)
Although this plant started off as a native of Europe, it is now naturalized throughout most of the United States and even parts of Canada. In the spring, you could possibly see waste areas covered in yellow-blossomed plants. Mustard seed, one of the smallest of seeds, cast into the garden grows into a tree (actually a large plant about 6' tall) which shelters the birds seeking rest. Caution should be taken with this plant because the seeds, which contains myrosin and sinigrin, when mixed with water can cause skin blisters or burns. The oil is a powerful irritant and should only be used in diluted form, only externally, and even then very sparingly. 100+ seeds $1.75
All mustards are magickal in that any of the seeds can be used in fertility and protection workings and in those rituals to clear and increase mental powers.
HE433 - Myrrh Gum (Commiphora molmol) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
Along with Frankincense and Sandalwood, Myrrh is one of the most used herbs in magickal works. It is used, most often with Frankincense, in blends for protection, exorcism, healing and spirituality.
1157 True Myrtle (Myrtus)
This is an evergreen shrub that grows to about 3'. The leaves are small, pointed and bright green, and when rubbed they give off a pleasant scent. The 1"-wide flowers are also very fragrant. Myrtle, although rarely seen in recipes, is used in money, love, fertility, youth and peace works. It is easy to
grow inside. 20 seeds $1.95