Plant magic is an age old tradition dating back to ancient Egyptian times, it has been used for many purposes, such as healing, self empowerment, love spells and protection. Each plant has its own magical properties and strengths and can be used to add power to any kind of spell. Plant magic will have the desired result regardless of the strength of the caster, due to the fact the plants themselves have high levels of magical properties contained within. With its multiple uses, the speed and effectiveness of its power, plant magic is one of the most popular arts used today.
Witches are not the only ones who have been using herbs and plants for healing, nowadays it is common practice in most alternative medicines to use a variety of herbs and plants for healing, most dietary products or heath food supplements used today are based around certain plants and herbs, eucalyptus for a sore throat, coffee beans for a headache.
A simple method to enhance any spell is to sprinkle specific herbs into the flame of a candle during your ritual, this will add extra power to your spells. Other magic that can be done with herbs is to leave small amounts of herbs around your home, this can remove negative energies, offer protection, bring happiness, promote good heath and bring a peaceful energy. It was a common practice to carry a charm bag with a variety of herbs to bring about many things, such as a protection or to attract love. The best time to perform plant magic or collect herbs is at night, especially under the full moon, it said the plants and herbs are at their most powerful at these times.
Over the years the witches began to use codes in their workings, eye of newt and tongue of dog are codes for very simple and attainable flowers and plants. The witches would have a great laugh about the unsuspecting fool who stumbled upon their recipes and went out searching for the ingredients, battling for a lions hearts, a bulls horn, a mother’s milk and an Englishman’s foot. The most famous reference of using plants and codes is William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth
Fillet of a fenny snake
In the cauldron boil and bake
Eye of newt and toe of frog
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing
For a charm of powerful trouble
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble
He is not writing about animals, he’s referring to simple plants and herbs.
All herbs have a particular vibration and are mixed in such a way that when they are used they bring the body into balance, as all ailments occur when your body is out of balance, the possibilities when using herbal magic is unlimited, or only limited by your imagination. It is also important when using herbs to use your intuition, to be guided by what is right for you, much like the crystal chooses you, so there are certain herbs that will work well with your biological makeup. If you are ingesting herbs such as in herbal tea, make sure that you know that the herb you are using is actually edible.
Edward Bach the well known Bach flower remedialist, maintained that all flowers and plants have a frequency and it is important to choose the correct frequency for your particular ailment.
Create a magical, spiritual garden for yourself and practice the witches traditional magic, using the plants and herbs from your garden, write in your “Book of Shadows” and create recipes for healing, love, happiness and abundance. Learn to understand how each plant and herb and how it is used. You will begin to feel the energy of each flower and plant that you use and be able to understand the alchemy of each one, you will gain hours of pleasure from your magical garden. The lore of each herb and plant must be understood to create your powerful magic. The power of plants and herbs enhance the power of your spells and rituals, you will be able to make love potions, money spells, happiness spells, luck spells and healing spells. The mere act of keeping a living plant helps to increase your energy.
The main methods of using plants and herbs for protection are, carrying a small amount of the plant or herb in a small container, it can be carried in a handbag, pocket, or in a locket or pouch, the herb or plant can also be boiled, and with the help of a small watering can, may be be sprinkled around the home. A sprig when placed under your pillow or bed can offer protection and induce restful sleep.
Plant and herb magic has been used for decades and it is again enjoying a resurgence as people want to use more natural therapies, you will attune to the herb that is right for you at any particular time. Your plant and herb magic practices will become more powerful and potent as you begin to understand the frequency of each plan and herb you use. You need to learn and understand the smell, texture and properties of all the ingredients you will be using. Don’t ever use anything until you have first got the go ahead from a medical practitioner, as plants and herbs can also be used in conjunction with more mainstream medicinal practices. You can also use plant and herb magic with crystal