Use of Herbs in Love Spells


Our life is full of hopes and desires however many a times it leaves us dejected and circumstances override our heart-felt wishes. It is said that the universe helps in getting the thing for you if you desire it sincerely once you start believing them.

Have you ever wondered why is it that when you miss someone intensely, your feelings start being reciprocated and the other person starts missing you just because you are thinking so strongly about him/her?

Magical herbalism can harness the power of plants and manifest it in your desires. Our kitchens hold many herbs that harbor magical properties. Many exotic plants are potent magical tools.

Simple magical techniques enable you to use plants to enhance spell casting and to create the atmosphere of your choice.

Love craft is a popular tradition in Wicca. They believe in the phrase ‘Love is the law’.

Love is the most powerful of all human emotions, it heals, nurtures, motivates, and empowers. Love is able to ‘conquer all’. It is the greatest source of magical power.

It is magic in itself.

In the casting of love spells, love energy is directed and released.

Always remember this, be like Isis, a complete woman by yourself. Learn the language of enchantment but do not use deceit. Even when you hold the power, remain kind and compassionate.

Learn and absorb from the nature and the universe around you. Become love and take the others in your fold.

The herbs from your garden can be used in many ways in magic. Here are some of them.

Charms – Tie a handful of the desired dried herb in a cloth, carry with you at all times, and release the contents when your wishes have been manifested.

Incense – Burn a small amount of dried, crushed herbs for love on a charcoal disk in an incense burner.

Powders – Scatter the finely ground flowers, roots, and leaves of love herbs to the wind while casting your spell and let nature help you find your love. Remember that faith is the major factor in all this.

Some of the Potent Love Herbs, Fruits

Apple – Give an apple to a lover as a present, cut it in half and eat one half while your loves eats his or hers. One of the simplest love attracting spells involves dropping pretty apple blossoms in your bath. It is said to make others feel that you are more attractive. Apple blossoms are also considered to increase fertility. Carrying apple blossoms in a sachet will increase popularity, and flirtation.

Cinnamon – Burn cinnamon sticks as incense to speed things up in a love affair. It is used in love sachets and sprinkled under the sheets of the bed to stimulate and excite the passion between lovers.

Dill – Add a half-handful of seeds to your bath water to attract the opposite sex to you. Sprinkled about the home to protect and strengthen an existing love.

Gardenia – Wear Gardenia flower to attract love in your life. Dry and crush its petals, mix with ground orris root and lightly dust your body to attract the opposite sex.

Jasmine – Jasmine flowers attract spiritual love. Use them for spiritual enhancement.

Lavender – Burn the flowers to attract the opposite sex. One can also wear lavender essence, rub the fragrance on the clothes or use lavender oil in the bath to get good results.

Orange – Add fresh or dried Orange blossoms to your bath to make one attractive for your lover.

Rose – Burn the rose petals or scatter them in your bedroom to have a wondrous night. Wear Rose fragrance or add it in the bath for a magical effect.

Violet – Use dried Violet with lavender petals to make a powerful love sachet. Keep it under the pillow or carry with you.

Althea Root: Also known as, Marshmallow Root is known as the persuasion herb. You can carry it in a locket or sachet on your person. Traditionally, it is burned on charcoal with Apple and Rose blossoms to invite a marriage proposal.

Bay Leaves: Bay leaves represent “the glory of love” and are used in a bath to attract a soul mate. You can also carry them for your soul mate.

Caraway Seeds: They can enhance the lust in you and stop your partner from committing infidelity if carried in person.

Cardamom: Cardamom is known as a compelling herb. Sprinkled it on the food or tuck it in a sachet under the bed to arouse a lover.

Coriander: Carried on the person, sprinkled under the sheets or used in food recipes to deepen and strengthen an existing love relationship.

Ginger: Ginger is used to arouse a reluctant lover or cure impotency. When added to other love drawing herbs it accelerates desired results.

Hazel: Two twigs bound with a red ribbon are believed to reconcile estranged lovers.

Rosemary: To bind two people together in a gentle love Use Rosemary in every way ingested, as incense, as oil and in a sachet.

Sweet Pea: This is an attraction flower. The plant can be kept in the garden to attract friends and lovers. Bathing in the flowers of sweet pea increases popularity.

Strawberry: Strawberry is an aphrodisiac fruit and used in spells of love or sexuality while the leaves bring good luck.

Pine: The pine tree is sacred to Adonis who was Venus’s lover, and is able to balance the male and female energies. Pine is considered as protective and, as an evergreen, it symbolizes life. Its cones represent fertility.

Spearmint: Association of mint with love dates back to Ancient Greece. The legend says that the goddess Persephone found out that Pluto was in love with the beautiful nymph Menthe and jealously changed Menthe into a lowly plant. Pluto softened the spell so that when Menthe would be crushed, she would release a refreshing smell.

Spearmint enhances love, healing and wisdom. It increases physical and spiritual awareness and can offset melancholy and depression.

So use the fragrant herbs from your garden to bring the magic of love back in your life.

Herbs and Spices


Herbs and spices are integral parts of Indian cooking and hold medicinal properties apart from being taste enhancers. Here are some ways to use them in cooking.

For centuries, Herbs and spices have been acknowledged for their medicinal properties and as culinary enhancers. There are hundreds of herbs which play an important role in our cuisine and as medicines and it is important to know when and how to use them.

Some work best with certain kind of foods and some go well with other specific herbs. Some are very effective cure for various ailments and are beneficial as many of our daily remedies. In AYURVEDA, we have used many of the Indian herbs like Ashvagandha, Boswellia or guggal, Alfalfa, Aloevera and many others to maximum benefits in combination with essential oils, in our cuisine, and as medicines.

Here we will try to see the various combinations of herbs and foods that match perfectly and discuss two of my favorite herbs and their usefulness for our body.

Curry Leaves

Indian cuisine uses the fragrant herbs in abundance. Curry leaf is an essential ingredient of most dishes cooked in South and in other parts of India. Mainly used for flavorings fresh green curry leaf when rubbed between fingers give out a unique aroma. They are slightly bitter in taste. Usually the fresh curry leaves are best for cooking
but dried up leaves can also be used.

The leaves contain a volatile essential oil in a crystalline principle glycoside having anticancer properties. They contain minerals, vitamin A&B and are a rich source of Carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. Raw leaves cure dysentery and decoction of leaves with bitters cures fever.

The leaves contain a volatile essential oil in a crystalline principle glycoside having anticancer properties. They contain minerals, vitamin A&B and are a rich source of Carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. Raw leaves cure dysentery and decoction of leaves with bitters cures fever.

It is an excellent hair tonic and prevents premature graying of hair especially when boiled with coconut oil for the greatest benefit in hair treatment. Eating tender curry leaves helps prevent diabetes. The leaves also have weight reducing properties.

Basil

Basil is a wonderful addition to many of our favorite Italian dishes, but it is also an excellent choice as an insect repellent, and for the treatment of bad breath, warts, headaches, and high blood pressure.

Rubbing basil leaves directly on the skin wards off mosquitoes. In India, this is quite common practice. If you do not have the luxury of planting it outside, this plant grows quite nicely in a sunny window planter.

Six compounds found in basil are useful as expectorant and make basil beneficial in ridding the body of mucus and congestion. Basil and black pepper each contain six compounds, which lower the blood pressure.

Basil carries many antiviral compounds.

Herb and Food combinations

Some herbs go very well with specific foods

1. Basil goes best with tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato juice, potato dishes, prawns, meat, chicken and poultry, pasta, rice, egg dishes.

2. Bay leaves make a difference to soups, stews, casseroles, meat and poultry marinades stocks.

3. Chili work best with meat, chicken and poultry, prawns, shellfish, tomato dishes, curries.

4. Chives improve the salads, chicken, soups, cheese dishes, egg dishes, mayonnaise, and vinaigrettes.

5. Coriander enhances all Asian dishes, stir-fries, curries, soups, salads, seafood.

6. Dill is for salads, sauces, and fish, and salad, sour cream, cheese and potato dishes.

7. Fennel can go with stuffing, sauces, seafood.

8. Garlic adds the zest to soups, sauces, pasta, meat, chicken, shellfish, pesto, salad dressings, and bread.

9. Ginger is best with cakes, biscuits, all Asian dishes.

10. Lemongrass can be added to some of the Asian dishes, stir-fries, curries, seafood, soups, and tea.

11. Mint works wonder with drinks, confectionary, meat, chicken, yoghurt, desserts, sauces, vegetable dishes.

12. Oregano is best with cheese dishes, egg dishes, tomato sauce, pizza, meat, stuffing, bread, pasta.

13. Parsley adds the power to egg dishes, pasta, rice dishes, salads, butter, sauces, seafood, vegetable dishes.

14. Sage is for stuffing, tomato dishes, and cheese dishes.

15. Thyme is wonder herb for breads, chicken and poultry, soups, stock, stews, butter, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar.


Herb combinations

Some herbs compliment each other beautifully here is the list of some of my favorites

1. Basil with chives, chili, garlic, oregano

2. Bay leaves with parsley, thyme, garlic, oregano

3. Chili with coriander, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mint, oregano

4. Chives with basil, garlic

5. Dill with chives, garlic, parsley

6. Garlic with basil, rosemary, sage, fennel, chili, coriander

7. Thyme with bay leaves, parsley, garlic, rosemary

8. Oregano with basil, parsley, chives, thyme, bay, and chili

Food, herb combo information is courtesy Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs