Category Archives: Herbalism

St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort Family: Hypericaceae Genus: Hypericum Latin Name: Hypericum perforatum Folk Names: St John’s wort, ghost herb, devil’s scourge, scare devil, rosin rose Planetary Ruler: The Sun Element: Fire Sacred To: St John the Baptist, Brigid, Baldr, Sunna, Helios, Apollon, Hyperion Botany: St John’s wort is … Continue reading

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Herbal Reading

Some suggested reading for budding, and experienced, herbalists! Bartram, Thomas. Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine Blamey, Marjorie. Collins Gem Guide: Wild Flowers Breverton, Terry. Breverton’s Complete Herbal Carpenter, Jeff & Carpenter, Melanie. The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper’s … Continue reading

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Witching Plants: Monkshood

              Monkshood Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Aconitum Latin Name: Aconitum napellus Folk Names: Monkshood, friar’s cap, devil’s helmet, bears foot, blessed lady’s gloves Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Kronos, Hel, Frau Holda, Cerridwen … Continue reading

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Tools of the Green Witch

For many witches, magical tools are things like wands, athames, pentacles and other esoteric objects. However when practicing herbal, green and kitchen, magic, the tools needed may seem more humble, but are just as important. Chopping Board On a purely practical … Continue reading

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Green and Kitchen Witchcraft

Witchcraft is a natural practice and the witch works closely with the natural world. In a sense all witchcraft is green and kitchen based. Witches who are skilled in herbal arts, gardening, wildcrafting, or homesteading, will grow their own herbs, … Continue reading

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Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

Nightshade Family: Onagraceae Genus: Circaea Latin Name: Circaea lutetiana Folk Names: Witch’s Grass, Great Witch Herb, Wood Magic Herb Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Frau Holda, Cerridwen Botany: Enchanter’s Nightshade is a perennial of the willowherb family. Native to Europe and naturalised … Continue reading

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