Herbs for Witches: Agrimony to Bay Leaf

We already know that Mother Nature has blessed us with a wide range of herbs that possess healing powers and natural medicinal properties. For centuries, witches have been known to use quite a few in performing spells and making lucky charms. In this article, you will encounter some that encourage a good night’s sleep and help protect you from negativity.

When placed under a pillow, it is said that agrimony can assist an individual in achieving a good night’s sleep. Some people have used the herb for cleansing negative energies and emotions.

When preparing good luck charms, allspice is a popular herb that is thought to increase vitality, stamina and health.

In the world of natural medicine, aloe is considered a pretty valuable herb, and the plant also has a place in magic. It comes in handy when used for spells centered on healing and beauty. In some places, the plant is kept inside the home as a way to guard against negativity and danger.

When worn, amaranth is seen as a sacred plant that protects a wearer against illness.

While angelica is poisonous, the herb is used to break hexes, banishing and protect. Some people have used angelica during an exorcism.

When making a charm to prevent hexes, you may want to consider anise, which is also used to restore lost youth and beauty. Some people believe it has a power to enhance psychic powers. The herb also has a place with clairvoyant spells and charms.

With a connection to peace and harmony, the apple has a place in love spells , especially when someone is looking to get married.  

When creating a love spell that is edible, apricot is a suitable ingredient.  

With known abilities to powerfully attract people and other things, basil is used in spells regarding love and money. Some people also use the herb to ease hard feelings and dysfunction.

When using bayberry, it is thought that you can bring good fortune, prosperity and blessings into your home.

Bay Leaf
The ancient Romans relied on bay leaf for a myriad of uses. For some, the herb symbolizes good fortune and triumph. Other uses include protection, luck, and success. To test the faithfulness of a lover, some women would use a bay leaf. Some took the leaf during the evening a full moon and pricking the name of her lover into the leaf with a pin. The leaf was left under her pillow before she went to sleep. In the morning, she’d look to see if the leaf turned brown. If it turned colors, then it was a sign that her lover was faithful. A leaf of the same color meant that there was deception to figure out.