Common Name Sandalwood Latin Name Santalum album Folk Name Sanderswood, White Saunders, Santal Powers Protection, Healing, Spirituality Magical Uses Clears Negativity, High Spiritual Vibrations, Burn in Protection and Healing Spells
Common Name Sarsaparilla Latin Name Smilax Folk Name Bamboo Briar Powers Money Magical Uses Mixed with cinnamon and sandalwood powder sprinkled around the premises to draw money
Common Name Slippery Elm Latin Name Ulmus Fulva Folk Name Red Elm, Sweet Elm Powers Halts Gossip Magical Uses Burn it and throw into the fire a knotted yellow cord or thread. Any gossip against you will stop
Common Name Solomon's Seal Latin Name Polygonatum Multiflorum Folk Name Dropberry, Lady's Seals, Sealroot Powers Protection Magical Uses Place the root in the 4 quarters of the house to guard it, the infusion of the root sprinkled around clears the area of evil.
Common Name St. John's Wort Latin Name Hypericum Perforatum Folk Name Hardhay, Amber, Goatweed Powers Health, Protection, Strength Magical Uses Worn wards off fevers and colds, makes soldiers invincible, When placed in a jar and hung by a window it protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits.
Magickal Herbs U Common Name Uva-Ursi Latin Name Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Folk Name Arberry, Kinnikinnick, Sandberry, Bearberry Powers Psychic Workings Magical Uses Add to sachets designed to increase psychic powers
Magickal Herbs V Common NameValerian Latin NameValeriana Officinalis Folk NameAll-Heal, Amantilla, Setwall PowersSleep, Protection Magical UsesUse powdered in protective sachets, hung in the home to guard against lightening, and place in pillows to aid in falling asleep, Hang a sprig under the window to charm away evil
Magickal Herbs W
Common Name White Pine Latin Name Pinus strobus Folk Name Deal Pine, New England Pine, Northern Pine, Pumpkin Pine, Soft Pine. Powers Purification Magical Uses One of the seven Chieftain Trees of the Irish. Mix Pine, Cedar, and Juniper to burn for purification. Sanctify a ritual place. The cones and nuts of all evergreens were considered fertility charms.
Common NameWhite Willow Latin NameSalix Folk NameWilllow, Salicin Willow, Withe Withy, Black Willow, Pussywillow PowersLove, Love Divination, Protection, Healing Magical UsesOne of the Sacred Trees of the Celts. Eloquence, inspiration, and prophecy are believed to be gifts of the Willow.
Magickal Herbs Y
Common Name Yarrow Latin Name Achillea Millefolium Folk Name Band Man's, Plaything, Bloodwort, Milfoil Powers Courage, Love, Divination Magical Uses When worn it protects the wearer and when held in the hand it stops all fear and grants courage, The stems of the sacred Yarrow were used by the Druids to foretell weather cycles and effects of the seasons.
Common Name Yerba Mate Latin Name Ilex Paraguariensis Folk Name Jesuit's Tea, Paraguay Tea Powers Fidelity, Love, Lust Magical Uses Wear to attract the opposite sex, The infusion is a fine "lust" potion and if drunk with a loved one will ensure that they stay together
Common Name Yerba Santa Latin Name Eriodictyon Californicum Folk Name Bear's Weed, Holy Herb, Mountain Balm, Tarweed Powers Beauty, Healing Magical Uses Carried to improve or attain beauty, the leaves are added to healing incenses, and is worn around the neck to ward off illnesses and wounds
Common Name Yohimbe Latin Name Pausinystalia Yohimbe Folk Name Yohimbe Powers Love, Lust Magical Uses Drunk as a lust potion, and the powered is added to love mixtures
Common Name Yucca Latin Name Yucca Species Folk Name Yucca Powers Transmutation, Protection Magical Uses A hoop or loop of twisted yucca fibers will transmute a person into an animal if he or she jumps through it. If a cross of fibers twisted together and placed on the hearth protects the house from evil