Lemon Verbena Oil - Lippia Citriodora
This oil is famous for helping to banish depression, as it reduces stress and tension it has very beneficial effects upon the mind. Further, by helping to reduce tension it can be useful for stress related sexual problems, and could explain it's reputation as an aphrodisiac. Also this oil reduces puffiness in skin and is a good hair tonic. Some tests have shown this oil to be photo toxic, so best avoided before going out into direct sun light.
Lemongrass Oil - Cymbopogan Flexuosus
A revitalising oil that helps with states of exhaustion, lifting the spirits too. A good tonic for the body, helping the glands. Reputed to help with colitis. In massage it helps make muscles suppler. Helps give good tone to the skin, and helps open the pores, thus can help with clearing acne. Also as it helps keep insects at bay it can be a great oil for the traveler too.
Lime Oil - Citrus Aurantifolia
Useful uplifting oil for helping deal with apathy. As a digestive stimulant it can also help with Anorexia. Its astringent, refreshing and toning qualities helps with greasy skin. As with all the citrus oils it has a photo-toxic effect, so best avoided before going out into direct sun light.
Linden blossom Oil - Tilia Europaea
A relaxing oil that can help with sleeping problems. Good for reducing blood pressure. On the skin it has a softening and soothing action, and is reputed to help keep wrinkles at bay too. Further it has a reputation for helping with blemished skin. A good scalp and hair tonic that is said to help promote hair growth.
Macadamia Nut Oil - Macadmia Integrifolia
Potentially one of the most useful of the carrier oils. As the lightest oil, lighter than even Coconut, it is the best carrier oil for people with very sensitive skins. Further as a light oil it can be used on very oily skins, yet is suitable for all skin types.
Mandarin Oil - Citrus Reticulata var Blanco
A much milder oil than many of the other citrus oils. Yet still has the same refreshing quality of this class of oils. When used in a blend with Neroli and Lavender can be used to lessen the effects of stretch marks.
Manuka Oil - Leptopermum Scoparium
Another of the relatively new oils now used in Aromatherapy that have come from traditional medicines of the Maori and Aboriginal peoples. The hype from the main distillers say; "This oil could be more important and effective than Lavender" Away from the hype, it does have good skin regenerating qualities. The New Zealand Fire service are using this oil to treat burns victims, and with its pain killing qualities it is seen as possibly very effective. This oil reputedly had good skin toning properties too.
Marjoram Sweet Oil - Origanum Marjorama
A wonderful calming oil, helping reduce stress, works well with those whom over work. Helps reduce blood pressure, and aids painful and sore muscles. Helps disperse bruises. As a mild emmenagogue it should be avoided in pregnancy. Also it will diminish sexual desire.
Marjoram Wood Oil - Thymus Mastichina
See Marjoram Sweet. Also known as Wild Marjoram. The properties of this oil are very similar to Sweet Marjoram but milder.
May Chang Oil - Litsea Cubeba
This oil has come to Aromatherapy via Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is used as a Bronchodilator, making it useful for Asthma and other respiratory problems. In TCM it is also used as a heart tonic. A very uplifting oil, and very useful for oily skin and hair.
Melissa Oil - Melissa Officinalis
A wonderful oil that is very useful for shock and bereavement. Useful for states of hysteria too. Further it has a calming effect upon the circulatory system. Melissa is also very useful for menstrual and reproductive problems, and can help some women having difficulty conceiving. Useful with soothing allergic reactions. As it can help stem bleeding it can be useful in a natural After-shave. Further it is useful for greasy skin and hair. It is reputed to counteract baldness.
Mimosa Oil - Acacia Dealbata
A very useful skin conditioning oil, with its soothing and muscle relaxing qualities. Also known as an anti-inflammatory and anti depressant too.
Myrrh commiphora Myrrha
A very useful oil for stimulating the immune system. Works well on many gynaecological problems. This oil has a drying effect upon the skin and works well for treating boils and acne. A useful oil for athletes foot too.
Myrtle Oil - Myrtus communis Also known as Bog Myrtle. This oil can be useful is quelling feelings of anger. Also can help with night sweats associated with menopause. A good skin cleanser helping clear congested skins. Useful for acne and blemished skin.
Neroli Oil - Citrus Aurantium var Amara
An extremely calming oil that can instill a sense of peace. Useful treating chronic depression, anxiety, hysteria and shock. Useful for insomnia. Also effective in treating neuralgia Oil - nerve pain}. Its stress reducing qualities make it useful for treating sexual problems, and could be the source of its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Also aids with emotional problems relating to Pre menstrual syndrome, and irritability and tearfulness in menopause. All in all a very good health tonic. This oil is good for skin, improving elasticity and helping cells to regenerate. Generally an excellent skin conditioner.
Niaouli Oil - Melaleuca Viridflora
Related to Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca\Alternifolia} but it has a more pronounced effect upon the immune system. Works well in suppressing any viral infection. A good skin cleanser, firming tissues and aiding healing.
Nutmeg Oil - Myristica Fragrans
Has an overall good effect upon the digestive system, and can aid the body to break down fats. Can be useful in Pre menstrual syndrome, and menopause, as it imitates oestrogen. Also can aid childbirth as it excites the motor nerves strengthening contractions. But best avoided during pregnancy. Also a good hair tonic.
Oakmoss Oil - Evernia Prunastri
Has good skin toning and cleansing properties.
Olive Oil - Olea Europae
This is the same oil as used in cooking but without the preservatives that are frequently added. Thus a cosmetic grade is better for use on the skin. Normally used as just 10% of total volume of carrier. Very good for the skin and hair. In Aromatherapy often used for rheumatic conditions.
Orange Oil - Citrus Aurantium var Dulcis
Adds a little zest to gloomy moods, dispelling stress. Said to help the body absorb vitamin C, and is a great oil to use to clear the air following illness. Promotes the formation of collagen, thus helps to smooth out wrinkles. Also helps dispel toxins from the skin. Suitable for all skin types but most effective on dry skin.
Orange Bitter Oil - Citrus Aurantium var Amara See Orange
. The bitter orange seems to be more effective for dermatitis.
Oregano common Oil - Origanum Vulgare
This oil has beneficial effects upon psychosomatic disorders. Over all a good tonic for the digestive system, especially the liver and spleen. The effect upon the liver could explain its reputation as helping reduce cellulite.
Osmanthus Oil - Osmanthus Fragrans
While its main use is as a perfume ingredient, it does help reduce stress and have some anti depressant qualities too.
Palmarosa Oil - Cymbopogon Martini
A very useful oil for reducing high temperatures in fevers. Has good anti bacterial and anti viral properties too. It is reputed to eradicate wrinkles, as it helps the skin cells balance their water content as well as the natural oil sebum, it could be reducing them. Very useful for dry skins, but a good general skin tonic.
Parsley Seed Oil - Petroselinum Sativum
A very potent oil that should be used with care. However it has a good cooling and clearing action on the mind. Used mainly as a diuretic to counter water retention during menstruation. It also has been used in fighting cellulite. Also useful when used in labor as it strengthens uterine contractions. But for the same reasons it should not be used during pregnancy, or painful menstruation. It is a good tonic for the digestive system, especially the liver and kidneys as it improves circulation and helps cleanse the blood. However it should not be used in people with kidney problems, as it could over stimulate a weak organ. A good skin and scalp tonic. Use infrequently.
Patchouli Oil - Pogostemon Patchouli
A strong earthy oil that will forever be associated with hippies and the 60s. It has a balancing action upon the mind, useful for overcoming lethargy and increasing objectivity. As it has a mild appetite suppressant quality it is frequently used to aid dieting. It's astringent qualities may help tighten loose skin after dieting too. Useful in the menopause for helping with hot flushes, and is frequently used as a natural deodorant. Also very useful for cracked and weeping skin conditions.
Peach Kernel Oil - Prunus persica
A very useful carrier oil, suitable for all skin types, but especially dry skins. Can be used as moisturizing base too.
Peppermint Oil - Mentha Arvensis
Should more correctly be called Cornmint, Very good for helping clear the respiratory system. Is reputed to help speed up the metabolism and has been used to help with weight loss. A refreshing oil that can sharpen the senses in the morning. Can irritate sensitive skins, and over use can over stimulate the nervous system.
Peppermint Oil - Mentha Piperita
A cooling and soothing oil. Very effective for all respiratory conditions, and has a relaxing effect upon digestive problems. The cooling effect upon joint inflammation can make it useful for arthritis, and it works on muscle pain too. A useful skin cleanser that helps remove blackheads, and its cooling action can relieve itching and help with sunburn. Effective upon greasy skin and hair.
Petitgrain Oil - Citrus Aurantium
A nice calming oil that can be used to aid Convalescence. A good cleansing oil that can help clearing up blemishes like pimples or even acne.
Pimento Berry Oil - Pimento Officinalis
A potent yet useful oil, which helps stimulate local circulation. This can aid rheumatic and arthritic conditions. Also can help with muscle cramp and pain. It can be a good overall tonic for the body. Over use on the skin can cause a rash.
Pimento Leaf Oil - Pimento Officinalis
A milder effect than Pimento Berry, and more suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Pine Needle Oil - Pinus Sylvestris
A very powerful antiseptic. Helps with Bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. A useful Kidney cleanser, and it can help with cystitis. Further it has an anti-inflammatory effect upon the gall bladder. Also has a beneficial effect upon prostrate problems in men. And is reputed to help overcome male impotency. In women it can help with uterine inflammation too.
Ravensara Oil - Ravensara Aromatica
A very useful oil for cleaning and clearing the breathing passages. Also works well upon the sinuses too. A useful toning oil that can help tighten underused muscles, further it can help keep the breasts firm. Useful for treating menstrual cramps too.
Rose Hip Oil - Rosa Mosqueta
The skin rejuvenating properties of rose are utilized in this carrier oil. Normally used at 5% to 10% of total carrier oil volume, it can add a feel of luxury to a conditioning blend.
Rose Otto Oil - Rosa damascena
This is a truly feminine oil. It's effect upon the mind is reputed to be more pronounced in women, and is said to make her feel more positive about herself. Said to increase the production of dopamine. Further this oil is a useful tonic for reproductive problems, from aiding pre menstrual syndrome to aiding vaginal secretions during intercourse. Yet it also is reputed to increase semen production in men. Useful for all skin types, yet particularly effective on Mature, Dry, or Sensitive skin. Further it can soften hard skin, and is a wonderful oil for hardworking hands. A valuable treatment for broken and thread veins.
Rosemary Oil - Rosmarinus Officinalis
A wonderful energizing oil, with its pain killing qualities without the sedative action makes it a useful oil for muscular aches and pains. A good oil for treating headaches and Migraine. A useful toning oil. Said to help with anemia, and is reputed to help with cellulite too. Useful for sagging and puffy skin. However as it raises blood pressure it should be avoided by people with hypertension as well as people with Epilepsy.
Rosewood Oil - Aniba Rosaeaodora
Also known as Bois de Rose. Illegal logging and rain forest depletion has seriously endangered this source spices. It is however still useful for chronic conditions. Yet it is it's reputation as an aphrodisiac that seems to keep it on the general market.
Sage Oil - Salvia lavandulaefolia
A calming oil when used sparingly. Beneficial for menstrual and reproductive problems. As it imitates Oestrogen, it can help with regulating the menstrual cycle. Has a good reputation for aiding conception. Further in menopause it can help with excessive sweating and hot flushes. Useful tonic for the liver and kidneys, promotes urine flow, and this diuretic effect can help with weight loss. Very effective in helping close large pores. Gives dull hair back its shine.
Sage Oil - Salvia Officinalis See Sage Oil - Salvia lavandulaefolia
This variant has a toxic effect, even at low doses, so is best avoided for home use. Sage Oil - Salvia lavandulaefolia} does not have this toxic effect but is still a potent oil.
Sandalwood Mysore Oil - Santalum Album
While Sandalwood does grow in other areas of the world, it only the Sandalwood from the Mysore region that has the full therapeutic effect. It has a strong calming effect but should not be used for depression as it can deepen the depression. However it is very useful for helping the terminally ill as it can bring feelings of acceptance. A useful oil for it's genito-urinary action and can be used to treat Cystitis. A useful skin oil especially for dry skin, and skin conditions. Further it can help with acne.
Savoury Oil - Satureja Hortensis
A very powerful antiseptic, very useful for helping formation of scar tissue. Also aids insect stings and bites. A soothing oil that can help with burns too. Reputed to be an aphrodisiac.
Savoury Oil - Satureja Montana See Savoury Oil - Satureja Hortensis}.
This is the winter Savoury; Oil - Satureja Hortensis} is the Summer Savoury.
Sesame Oil - Sesamum Indicum
Another carrier oil, can be used at 100% of total.
Spearmint Oil - Mentha Spicata
A useful oil for treating nausea and may help with travel sickness too. Can soothe itchy skin. Wonderfully refreshing skin cleanser, but as a potent oil it should be used with care and only on localized areas, never to be used on whole body massage.
Spearmint Oil - Mentha Viridis See Spearmint Oil - Mentha Spicata}. A variant.
Spikenard Oil - Nardostachys Jatamansi
A wonderful relaxing oil that can help induce restful sleep. Also its anti-inflammatory action can help with inflamed skin conditions.
St John's Wort Oil - Hypericum Perfotatum
Recent research in Germany has shown this oil to be very useful for helping treat mild to moderate depression. However this oil does have a photo-toxic action, so best used at 50% of total carrier oil volume.
Sunflower Oil - Helianthus Annus
Another carrier oil, can be used at 100% of total.
Sweet Almond Oil - Prunus Amygdalus
The most widely used carrier oil in Aromatherapy. Suitable for all skin types, and can be used on it's own as a moisturizer.
Tagetes Oil - Tagetes Minuta
A useful oil for helping regain a grip on the emotions. It's anti microbial action makes it a useful oil for mosquito bites, also useful for keeping them at bay. Very useful for fungal infections like athletes foot. A very potent oil, do not over use.
Tangerine Oil - Citrus Reticulata
As the Tangerine is an earlier harvested Mandarin, See also Mandarin. Helps give color to pale complexions. When blended with Lavender and Neroli it can smooth out stretch marks. A useful skin cleanser.
Tarragon Oil - Artemisia Dracunculus
A wonderful oil for helping with apathy and boredom, thus helping with anorexia. A good kidney tonic that also helps eliminate uric acid. Useful in treating weeping skin conditions.
Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca Alternifolia
The anti-viral, anti-septic, and anti-fungal properties of this oil make it one of the most useful and popular oils in Aromatherapy. It has been shown to boost the immune system, and is very useful in helping fight disease. Very useful for all skin conditions, and all skin types.
Thuja Oil - Thuja Occidentalis
Used by Professional therapists to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. But as this oil is toxic it should not be used at home.
Thyme Red Oil - Thymus Vulgaris See Thyme White.
There is a myth that White Thyme comes from the white flowering plant and the red from the red flowering plant. In fact it is oxidization of the oil. This oxidisation has an effect upon the potency of the oil, and makes it kinder if used for treating conditions like cystitis.
Thyme White Oil - Thymus Vulgaris
An extremely potent oil and one of the best natural antiseptics known. It is known to become toxic from over use. Very useful for most respiratory conditions, and is known to stimulate white blood cells. Further it can reduce the swelling in Arthritic joints. Useful when dealing with loss of period, but as a potent emmenagogue it should not be used while pregnant. Very useful for clearing dandruff too. Should not be used by people with high blood pressure.
Thyme White - Rectified Oil - Thymus Vulgaris
See Thyme White. Due to the toxic side effects, this rectified version of Thyme is preferable for home use.
Thyme Wild Oil - Serpolet} Oil - Thymus Serpyllum See Thyme White.
This oil is useful for helping with menstruation following a miscarriage.
Tuberose Oil - Polyanthus Tuberosa
Used as a perfume. Unknown uses in Aromatherapy.
Turmeric Oil - Curcuma Longa
This warming oil can help lift the emotions. Helpful in dealing with rheumatic pain.
Valerian Root Oil - Valeriana Wallachi
It's main use is as nerve stimulant and pain killer. Normally used at less than 1% in a blend.
Vanilla Oil - Vanilla Planifolia
A wonderful oil for softening and smoothing the skin. Also widely used as an aphrodisiac.
Vetivert Oil - Vetiveria Zizanoides
A panacea for stress. A great oil to use just before a job interview or taking an exam. Also useful for deep-rooted psychological problems. It is reputed to help improve the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, and could help with muscular aches and pains. Also helps with clearing acne.
Violet Leaf Oil - Viola Oderata
An excellent oil for the kidneys and bladder, making it useful for treating cystitis. Also eases lower back pain associated with kidney problems. Reputed to help with jaundice and the effects over drinking can have on the liver. Further it can help with low libido. Can alleviate irritability and hot flushes in the menopause. Also a great oil for healing cracked nipples, but the blend would need to be washed off with Witch Hazel if the cracked nipples are the result of nursing baby.
Vitamin E Oil - Dl-Alpha tocopherol
As a natural preservative, it is very useful in binding and preserving blends. Moreover, it does appear to help nourish the skin too.
Wheatgerm Refined Oil - Triticum Sativum
Normally used at 10% of total carrier oil. As it has great skin conditioning properties it can be used as a skin-conditioning base. Useful for prematurely ageing skin, as well as conditions like eczema, and psoriasis.
Wintergreen Oil - Gaultheria Procubens
A useful skin cleanser that needs to be used at no more than 2% dilution. Very harmful and possibly fatal if taken internally. Avoid if pregnant.
Witch Hazel Oil - Hamamelis Virginiana
A simple and wonderful cleanser. Especially useful for cleaning the skin of the face before and after massage on the face.
Yarrow Oil - Achillea Millefolium
After Clary Sage, this oil is the most important oil for treating Menstrual and reproductive problems in women. For many conditions it could be first choice but as a very potent oil, it can induce headaches and irritate the skin. However it is a great tonic for the body, and stimulates the bone marrow improving the production of red blood cells. Said to help with varicose veins. Very useful for back pain. It helps clear oily skin, and is a slow but sure healing oil on inflamed wounds, chapped hands, ulcers and cuts. Also a very good scalp and hair conditioner, that seems to stimulate hair growth.
Ylang Ylang Extra Oil - Cananga Odorata
Sometimes also described as Superior. A very useful oil for reducing stress as it helps regulate adrenaline flow. Very useful for reducing blood pressure. The feeling of joy and togetherness this oil can inspire has given it a reputation as an aphrodisiac, and it can be used to treat sexual problems. Further it can help a mother bond with her child especially after a caesarean birth. A very useful oil for the skin helping balance the natural oils in the skin. Further it is reputed to help keep breasts firm. Also a great scalp tonic, reputed to help produce a luxurious head of hair.
Ylang Ylang I Oil - Cananga Odorata
Ylang Ylang has five levels of scent, and each has similar therapeutic values. However the contra indications of these oils, predominately headaches and nausea from over use, are less pronounced in the higher levels. See Ylang Ylang Extra.
Ylang Ylang complete Oil - Cananga Odorata
Some say that the combination of the four distillations of the levels, is best for Aromatherapy.
Red Raspberry Leaf
This is an herb rich in numerous vitamins and minerals, especially iron. It also nourishes the uterus, soothes nausea, helps prevent miscarriage, eases labor pains and builds a healthy breast milk supply.
This contains high levels of calcium, iron and protein, and is an excellent herb for nourishing mothers who are feeling depleted.
This is high in calcium and magnesium. It also calms nervous stress and tension, and is an effective remedy for yeast infections.
This is one of the few plant sources of vitamin K (necessary for blood clotting). It also contains eight digestive enzymes, numerous trace minerals and high quantities of vitamins A, D and E.
This is a great calming agent and helps with digestive disorders including nausea. It also has some anti-inflammatory properties.
These are a great source of vitamin C and help fight infection and exhaustion.
To prepare herbal tea, use approximately one to three teaspoons of herb per cup of boiling water. Boil water but do not use an aluminum kettle. Pour water into a mug or pot leaving herbs to steep for at least five minutes, but don't leave for longer than ten minutes or the tea may become bitter. For stronger tea, use more herb rather than steeping the tea for a longer time. Store herbal tea in amber colored or opaque jars, never in clear glass jars. The potency of the herb may be destroyed by light. Mild teas can be used daily over long periods of time with no ill effects.
Protection, purification, awareness, joy. For treating coughs, bronchitis and a stuffy nose, good breath freshener, digestive aid and relieves upset stomach and flatulence, treatment for colic. Relieves the discomfort of menopause. Promotes milk production in nursing mothers. Sedative.
Protection, love, healing relationships, courage, fertility, exorcism. Calming the nerves, settling the stomach, and easing cramps and good for the bladder.
Protection, passion. Mild stimulant for digestion.
Catnip (flavor with mint) Tea
Peace. Used to treat colds and insomnia. Lowers fevers, dries up postnasal drip, gets rid of bad headaches and relieves sore aching bones due to colds and flu.
Love, Relaxation. Calming. Great for digestion, fevers, burns, anti-inflammatory for wounds, and sedative for nervous disorders. Relieves stomachaches and diarrhea in infants and children (always use in diluted form). Gentle sleep inducer. Makes an excellent insect repellent, simply by splashing some tea on face, arms and feet.
Excellent flu fighter. Promotes fast recovery, stops internal and external bleeding, said to prevent heart attacks and also helps with depression and headaches.
Spiritual quests, augmenting power, love, success, psychic work, healing, cleansing. Digestive aid. Used for diarrhea, dysentery or general indigestion.
Dispels negativity, protection, draws money, defrays gossip, vision, cleansing. An expectorant for colds, also good for relief of nausea or vomiting. An analgesic helping prevent disease and infection.
Safe travel, draws money, healing. Slows bleeding, aids colds, eases burns. As a tea may be applied to bites, sores, rashes, broken bones, and cuts.
Divination, welcoming, messages. Ground root can be used as a coffee substitute. A tonic and a relief for common stomach problems. Use a handful of flower tops to 1 pint of boiling water.
Purification, protection, healing, money. Employed as an appetite suppressant and digestive aid. Weak solution can help babies with gas.
Protection, Coughs and Colds. Power, success, love, money. (place a few slices of fresh ginger in boiling water) Good for cramps, to stimulate the digestive organs, migraines and nausea, external stiffness. For pain you can also soak cloths in ginger tea and apply them directly to the painful areas. A good healing tea is made from a pinch of peppermint, a pinch of ginger and either a pinch of clove powder or 2 bruised cloves, add 1 cup of hot water and steep.
Love, wishes, beauty, desire. Stimulant, tonic, an agent for prolonged life. Also a mild pain killer, and improves blood circulation. Reported to successfully treat asthma, bronchitis, cancer, flatulence, diabetes, weakness, fever, coughs and heartburn, and a mild stimulant. Relieves stress and moderate heart disease.
Purification, love, blessings. Sweetens breath. Antiseptic, antibacterial and hypotensive. For chills and sore throat, the juice of a lemon mixed in a glass of honey and warm water. Stimulates the digestive system.
Licorice Root Tea
Love & Sex. (boil licorice root)
Mint, Spearmint, Peppermint Tea
Draws money, healing, strength, augments power, purification, luck, safe travel. Aids upset stomachs, flu, and can be used to ease hiccups. Used instead of aspirin, particularly for premenstrual headaches. Aids the respiratory and circulatory systems. An anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Ideal for treating indigestion,, flatulence, varicose veins, migraine, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache, and general fatigue.
Averts danger, protection, healing. Use gloves to handle so as to avoid getting pricked. High in vitamin C and iron and can ease asthma and up your energy levels.
A treatment for cramps.
Red Clover Tops Tea
Powerful antioxidant, and assists with menopausal hot flashes.
Rose Hips And Hibiscus Tea
Love, friendship, luck, protection, psychic power and divination. High in vitamin C.
Improves memory, sleep, purification, youth, love, power, healing, protection, intellectual. Promotes healing of wounds, acts as an antiseptic, and can be a mild stimulant. Good for treating flu, stress, and headaches or body aches. Mental and physical booster.
Sage (sweetened with honey) Tea
Long life. Fertility, wishes, wisdom, protection. Can be used to aid digestion.
Sleep, psychic energy, courage, healing. Powerful antiviral, antibiotic, and diuretic properties. It helps eliminate wastes from the body. Is used in treating whooping coughs, warts, rheumatism and acne. Useful for poor digestion, exhaustion, colds, and infections, and with honey is an effective treatment for sore throats. Also used as a fever breaker, headache reducer and to be rid of intestinal worms, and also a great insect repellent. Use both the leaves and flowers. This tea works best for headaches when taken cold.
Added to warm milk it regulates menstrual cycle.
Love, calming, sleep. Promotes relaxation while counteracting the effects of insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, headaches, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramping. Gets fighting couples together.
Courage, love, psychic abilities, divination. A very potent healer, it intensifies the medicinal action of other herbs taken with it. Helps eliminate toxins (good for colds). The tea drunk prior to divination will enhance one's powers of perception (a touch of added peppermint enhances its action). Also stops arthritis symptoms such as swelling & inflammation and generally ends aching, sore muscles, stiff joints or back pain.
Symbolizes purity, air, and used in initiations, psychic workings, and protection. Also viewed as a Mother tree, the gum from it symbolizing menstrual blood. Tree of the Egyptian goddess Neith, Osirus, Astarte, Ishtar, and Diana. Alder Tree Sacred to the god Bran. Represents resurrection, rebirth, and fire.
Used in love Magick and also for peace, happiness, prosperity, perpetual youth, and healing. Represents water. Associated with Venus, Hercules, Diana, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Idunn.
Represents water, the Universal Mother, and the source for unborn souls. Used in healing, protection, and sea Magick. Traditional Yule log. Associated with Poseidon, Neptune, Woden, Thor, and Mars. Aspen Tree Used for phyllomancy which is divination by leaf rustling. Used for protection.
Sacred to Cerridwen and represents beginnings and births. Used for purifications and blessings.
Used for purification, prosperity, and longevity. Represents earth, spirituality and self.
Used for Maypoles, easing losses, healing, past life workings, and protection. Represents earth.
A witch tree and often used to make wands. Used for healing, love, protection, and. Sacred to the goddess Hel. Represents air. Associated with Venus.
Represents primordial female powers. Used for protection.
Symbolizes youth and vitality. Used in prosperity magic.
Called the May tree. Represents water and the White Goddess Maia. Used for female sexuality, cleansing, marriage, love, and protection.
Sacred to witches and the Celtic sea god Manannan. Often used to make all-purpose wands and used in fertility, divination, marriage, protection, and reconciliation. Symbolizes female wisdom and air. Associated with Artemis and Diana.
Represents fire. Used for protection.
Used for prophesies and protection.
Used for love and divination.
Used for healing, strength, protection, masculinity and for fertility magic. Represents fire. Associated with Dagda, Dianus, Jupiter, Zeus, Cybele, Rhea, Janus, Cernunnos, and Herne.
Metaphor for Osiris's penis. Used for male fertility, strength, and virility.
Symbolizes immortality and represents earth. Pine cones represent fertility. Used for purification, health, fortune, fertility, and prosperity. Associated with Pan, Attis, Venus, and Cybele.
Used for protection, healing, and strength. Represents fire.
Represents water. Used in moon, wishing magic, healing, protection, enchantments, and easy delivery of babies. Associated with Artemis, Persephone, Hecate, Ceres, Hera, and Circe.
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