Mama Yasmini's Place
Magickal Garden - "S"
with Plants named in
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
from Llewellyn Pubishing
HR195 Sage (Salvia officinalis)
What could be a better use for a plant called Sage than to use it in spells requesting wisdom. It is also used in protection rituals and spells to make wishes come true. Every garden should have a little sage. It is an aromatic, perennial evergreen which grows 2-3' tall. It has woolly, grey-green leaves and violet-blue flowers in whorls at the ends of stems and branches. It is used as a food seasoning and for its medicinal values. In the garden, it should be planted next to cabbage to improve the taste of the plant and repel cabbage worms and moths. The fresh or dried leaves can also be used to flavor pork, poultry, dressings, sausages and just about anything! 100 seeds $1.75
FL365 Pure White Sage (Salvia apiana)
This plant grows 10-12" tall with dark green foliage and pure white flowers. It is very unusual and very early flowering. 20 seeds $1.95
2229C Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)
A marvelous specimen. Has densely congested violet-blue flowers concentrated in whorls about a square stem. Drought tolerant and likes sandy soil. 15 seeds $1.75
H135 Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
This is a wonderfully attractive plant for the flower garden. It has a distinctive square stem with large oval velvety leaves and white, pale blue or lilac fragrant flowers that have pink or lilac bracts. It is used as a fixitive in perfumes, adding a lavender scent and has also been used as a potpourri fixative. The seeds soaked in water will produce a mucilaginous eye bath that will safely remove particles and is also used to draw splinters from the skin. 5 seeds $1.95
HE155 - Chia Seed (Salvia hispanica) - Whole - $4.50/ounce
HE167 - Clary Sage Herb (Salvia sclarea) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
HE206 Sage/Red Sage/Dalmation Sage Leaves (Salvia officinalis) - Cut/Powdered - $3.50.ounce
H848 St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
This is a magickal plant from ancient times with the magickal uses often being better known than its medicinal uses. The fragrance caused evil spirits to fly away from the ancient Greeks. The Christians named it for St. John as it bloomed on his day (June 24) and Christian priests continued with using the herb for exorcisms, following pagan traditions. Today, the plant continues to be used in magickal rituals and blends for health, protection, strength, love divination and happiness purposes. St. John's Wort is a beautiful, erect, herbaceous perennial growing 1-3' tall in almost any type soil. It has bright yellow, cheerful flowers with 5 distinct petals which often have black dots on the margins. They bloom from June to September. 10 seeds $2.50
HE633 - St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
HE750 - Yellow Sandalwood (Santalum album) - Cut/Powdered - $7.00/ounce
This is the third of the 3 most used incense herbs - along with Frankincense and Myrrh. It is used in protection, wishes, healing, exorcism and spirituality spells and blends. One of Mama's favourite scents, the Sandalwood essential oil makes a wonderful perfume. It is rather expensive, however, one drop goes a long way.
HE569 - Sarsaparilla Root (Smilax officinalis) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce
Sarsaparilla is used in rituals and spells to attract both love and money.
HE570 - Sassafras Rootbark (Sassafras officinale) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
This plant is a native of Eastern North America and is an aromatic, deciduous tree which can grow anywhere from 10-40'. It has a rough gray bark, bright green alternate leaves and greenish-yellow flowers appearing before the leaves and followed by pea-sized fruits. The rootbark is especially effective in money spells and can also be used in health and healing sachets and other mixtures.
HR530 Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)
Aromatic leaves used to flavor gravies, stews and vegetables. Also used as a medicinal tea. 100+ seeds $1.75
HR250 Winter Savory (Satureja montana)
This is a perennial shrub growing to about 20" tall. It has smooth, leathery leaves bordered with fine hairs. They are aromatic and have a hot, bitter taste. The flowers are pink to white on leafy, terminal spokes. 50 seeds $1.75
HE652 - Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
Scott Cunningham says that it is Summer Savory that is used in magick, however, Mama has found that Winter Savory works just as well. It is not a commonyly used herb, but is put into some blends to clear and increase mental powers.
CM124 Huang-Qin/Skullcap/Scullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)
This native plant of North America is a perennial which grows to about 3'. It is very easy to grow and bears loads of beautiful, small, tubular, blue, pinkish, violet or white flowers which have 2 lips and the upper ones are hooded. It is an important Chinese medicine that is prescribed for fevers, colds, hypertension, insomnia, headaches, hepatitis, diphtheria, shingles and more. Magickally, it is used in love, fidelity and peace blends. 20 seeds $1.95
HE582 - Senna Leaves (Cassia angustifolia) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
HE583 - Senna Pods (Cassia angustifolia) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
Senna is used in love blends of all kinds - from herbal baths to sachets.
HR520 Sesame (Sesamum indicum)
Leaves are used to flavor teas, seeds are used in pastries, soups and salads. Lovely fox glove like flowers. 100+ seeds $1.75
HE586 - Seseame Seed (Sesamum indicum) - Whole - $2.00/ounce
Sesame seeds can be used in the same way as Alfalfa - by placing some in a jar and placing the jar in the cupboard to draw money. The seeds can also be used in love spells.
H803 Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra parviflora)
This deciduous tree grows from 50-80' tall. The bark is rough and thick and dark brown to reddish-brown. The leaves are rough above and hair underneath. The flower buds are dark brown with orange tips ad they open into small flowers in inconspicuous clusters at the tops of the branches. The inner bark has mucilaginous properties that sooth mucous membranes and are also make a soothing and softening cream, lotion or ointment. The salve can be used for everything from chapped lips to burns and wounds. Magickally, it us mainly used to stop people from gossiping about you. In addition to the medicinal and magickal uses, the tree also makes an attractive lawn tree. 15 seeds $1.95
HE602 - Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus fulva) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce
HE77 - Sloe Tree Bark/Blackthorn Bark/Plum Bark (Prunus spinosa) - Cut/Powdered - $3.75/ounce
HE78 - Sloe Tree Berries/Blackthorn Berries/Wild Plum Berries (Prunus spinosa) - Cut/Powdered - $4.75/ounce
These are used in exorcism and protection rites of all kinds. If you are lucky enough to come into possession of the wood, it makes wonderful all-purpose wands - especially suited for use as divining or wishing rods.
HE585 - Snake Root/Serpentaria Root/Virginia Snake Root (Aristolochia serpentaria) - Cut/Powdered - $10.00/ounce
This is a powerful root for attracting both luck and money to the user.
HE568 - Sanicle/Black Snakeroot Leaves (Sanicula europea) - Cut/Powdered - $9.00/ounce
This herb can be used in any love, lust or money blend. It is a nice addition to herbal baths to attract a new love into your life.
H830 Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)
This is a moisture-loving plant with tuberous roots that would be great in areas that receive a lot of rain. Magickally, Snapdragons are used for protection purposes. A decoction made from the roots is said to be very effective against gonorrhea and Blight's disease. 10 seeds $1.95
HE613 - Snapdragon/Butter & Eggs Herb/Toadflax/Yellow Toadflax (Antirrhinum livaria) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
HE616 - Solomon's Seal Root (Convallaria polygonatum) - Cut/Powdered - $6.00/ounce
Use this root in protection and exorcism rituals and mixtures.
HR205 Large-Leaf French Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
The long, curled leaves of this attractive garden plant are used to flavor soups, salads, stew, meats and more. 100 seeds $1.75
HE590 - Sorrel/Sheep Sorrel Herb (Rumex acetosella) - Cut/Powdered - $6.00/ounce
The Sorrel that is used magickally is usually Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella). It is used in any type of healing and/or health blends.
HE619 - Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
Southernwood is used in love blends - usually those that are carried such as sachets and charm bags. You can also toss a little under the bed to arouse lust in the occupants of the bed. It is also used in protection incense.
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
HR209 - Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
A very sweet, minty flavor. Use to flavor candies, iced drinks and tea. 50 seeds $1.75
HE620 - Spearmint Leaves (Mentha viridus) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
In addition to using Spearming in all the ways given under Mints, it can also be used in love and healing blends, as well as rituals to increase and/or improve mental powers.
HE624 - Spikenard Root (Aralia racemosa) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce
Spikenard is used in blends for health and also to maintain fidelity in a relationship.
HE645 - Strawberry Leaves (Fragaria vesca) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
Strawberries are used much in the same way as Raspberries. The fruits are served as a love fruit. The leaves can be carried to attract luck, but they can also be carried (as with Raspberry leaves) by pregnant women to alleviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
FS465 Climbing Sweet Pea Mix (Lathyrus)
This is a vigorous climbing vine that bears a profusion of flowers in shades of rose, white and pink. It is an excellent plant for covering walls, fences, mailboxes, etc. Sweet Peas are not often thought of as magickal plants, however they can be used in virtually any friendship, courage, chastity or strength rituals - either by adding dried flowers to the blend, or by placing cut flowers on the altar. 10 seeds $1.85