Mama Yasmini's Place
Magickal Garden - "T"
with Plants named in
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
from Llewellyn Pubishing
HR219 Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
This is an extremely hardy, aromatic perennial that normally grows about 3' but can reach 5-6' in the wild. The leaves are feathery and dark-green and they are widely used as an insect repellent. The flowers are dense clusters of mall, button-like blooms that form a somewhat flat head on the stems. The dried leaves make a wonderful repellent, not just for insects but also because mice do not like the aroma. Planting this plant around the outside of the house will help if you do have a problem with mice as will the dried leaves scattered especially near openings into the home. In the middle ages, it was one of the "strewing" herbs that was spread across floors to keep pests away. It was also used in those times packed between bedsheets and under mattresses and hung from rafters to discourage pests as well as to repel moths and get rid of fleas. Magickally, it is used in health and longevity rituals, however, its insect repellant properties are its most common and most valuable uses. It has also been used as a culinary herb and as a medicinal herb. 50 seeds $1.75
HE659 - Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce
H842 St. Mary's Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
This is an annual or biennial herb which can grow up to 6' tall. Besides the traditional "prickly" foliage, it has crimson to reddish-violet blooms are on solitary heads up to 2" across with spiny bracts surrounding them. It does self-sow, so be careful when planting it or make sure to cut back the plant before it goes to seed. It can be used as a salad green and cooked vegetable and the fruit from the plant has been used since ancient Roman times to "carry off bile" or regerate liver cells, a use which has been verified by modern research. It has also been used as an antidote to Death Cap Mushroom poisoning which kills by destroying liver cells. The boiled flower heads of this plant are also said to increase milk supply in nursing mothers. 10 seeds $1.95
HE81 - Blessed Thistle (Chicus benedictus) - Cut/Powdered - $2.75/ounce
Most thistles can be used in strength, proteciton, healing, exorcism and hex-breaking mixtures and rituals.
HR229 Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
This is a perennial herb that gows up to 15" tall. It has wood, stiff stems and velvety white twigs. The narrow gray-green leaves are about 1/4" long, in opposite pairs, and highly aromatic. The flowers, growing in small clusters, are lavender-pink to whitish. The leaves are used as seasoning for poultry chowders, stews, sauces and pickles. This is a great honey plant for bees. In Medieval times, Thyme represented courage. Scarves embroidered with a sprig of Thyme were often given to knights to take to the Crusades. Today, it is much used in health and healing spells and formulae. It can be added to dream pillows to ensure you do not fall victim to nightmares. It can also be used in formulae to promote psychic powers as well as those to give courage. Thyme can be used in purification blends, especially herbal baths, and if you wear it in your hair (for women), it is said to make you irresistible to others. It is also said to aid psychic powers when worn (okay for either sex but males shouldn't wear it in their hair). 50-75 seeds $1.75
HR234 Creeping Thyme/Mother of Thyme (Thymus serphyllum)
Used in teas, salads, rice and fish dishes. Trailing, thick flat spreading plants. Good for rock gardens, has small pink flowers. 50 seeds $1.75
H188 Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
A small relative of the Thyme plant. A tonic from this plant is good for the stomach and nerves. A decoction added to bath water stimulates the flow of blood to the surface and relieves nervous tension. An infusion is said to relieve the pains and headaches of a hangover. 25 seeds $1.95
HE665 - Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce
Although these are not Ti as mentioned by Scott Cunningham, they are from the same family and can be used in the same way as Ti - for protection and healing purposes.
1105 Cabbage Tree Palm (Cordyline australis)
A must for every house plant collection. The Cabbage Tree Palm makes a beautiful container plant
that is easy to care for. Its long, slender, grass-like fingers make for a perfect false palm. It is fast growing and tolerates abuse and low light. It is low maintenance and long lived. 20 seeds $1.95
1151 Erect Palm Lily (Cordyline)
An elegant palm like plant of 3-8 ft. with closely set narrow 1-2 ft. leaves from upright, rigid stems. Pale blue lilac flowers. Makes a perfect false palm plant for hallways, patios. 20 seeds $1.95
HE667 - Tonka Beans (Dipteryx odorata) - Whole/Powdered - $5.00/ounce
Tonka beans can be used as a substitute for either Deer's Tongue or for Vanilla. However, Tonka beans are poisonous so care should be taken when using them. They can be used in all manner of love, money and courage workings but are possibly best known and used for wishes - since they are also known as "wishing beans".
HE668 - Tormentil Root/Septoil Root (Potentilla tormentilla) - Cut/Powdered - $8.00/ounce
This root can be used for protection as well as carried to attract love.
HE57 - Beth Root/Birth Root (Trillium pendulum) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $3.50/ounce
This is a root that should be avoided if another herb is more available for use as Trilliums are becoming rather rare and one must destroy the plant to get the root. It is used to attract money, luck and love.