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Widdershin's Apothecary offers hundreds (around 400, check the Curio Page also) of herbs, woods, minerals and resins of high quality, for any magickal need for your own preparations, rites, or workings. All our botanicals are 100% natural and contain no chemicals. Herbs are either certified organic, organic, wild-crafted or grown locally. All items are sold by weight. Internet orders are packaged in convenient 1-ounce quantities in reusable zip lock Baggies.

We are always adding new items to our stock!
This list was updated April 2009

Calamus 1oz.
Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, Myrtle Grass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush, Sweet Sedge
Magickal Uses: String the seeds like beads on a necklace to use for healing. The powdered root is used in incenses and sachets for healing. To keep hunger and poverty from your home, keep pieces of this root in the corners of your kitchen. Use to strengthen and bind.
3.84
Calendula flowers 1oz.
Bride of the Sun, Calendula, Drunkard, Goldes, Holigolde, Husbandman’s Dial, Marybud, Marygold, Mary Gowles, Ruddes, Ruddles, Spousa Solis, Summer’s Bride, Marigold
Magickal Uses: To strengthen and comfort the heart, pick marigolds at noon, when the sun is the hottest. To strengthen eyesight, gaze at marigolds. Garlands strung on doorposts will prevent evil from entering the home. Scattered under the bed or placed in the mattress, they will protect you when you sleep and encourage prophetic dreams. Carry in your pocket when in court (legal) for a fair and just ruling. A legend is that when a girl touches the petals of the marigolds with bare feet, she will be able to understand the language of the birds. Known as “summer’s bride,” the yellow calendula embodies the Sun’s fire and life-sustaining virtue.
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Cascara Sagrada 1oz.
Sacred Bark
Magickal Uses: To aid in winning a court case, before you go to court, sprinkle an infusion around your house. Use also in money spells (maybe a court settlement?) and as an amulet against evil (loosing the case?).
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Cat’s Claw bark 1oz.
Una de Gato
Magickal Uses: Exorcisms, Healing, Marriage, Meditations, Spiritual journeys. Cat’s Claw can be worn as an amulet during hand fasting to promote love and fidelity. As an incense it helps to balance energy, banish harmful forces and thoughts, it also helps to cleanse and purify the area. Excellent for meditation and spirit wanderings, burning as an incense helps maintain focus in spiritual work.
3.25
Catnip 1oz.
Magickal Uses:Catnip is bound to Venus and Water. In magic, it is thought to be related to animals, love, luck, happiness, and beauty.

Grow Catnip for your cat to create a psychic bond. Carry it with you in sachets to attract good spirits and good luck. Use larger leaves as bookmarks in magical texts to increase spell powers. Use in a sachet combined with rose petals to attract lovers. Inhale the steam from teas for beauty and happiness spells. For love, luck, happiness, and beauty, try Catnip Cookies or Candied Catnip.
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Cayenne powder, 40m 1oz.
Herbalists worldwide, believe that Cayenne is the Most Useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, for the entire digestive system, the HEART and circulatory system.

Cayenne increases the effectiveness of other herbs when used with them. A pinch of cayenne will enhance virtually any food. It is a very high source of Vitamins A & C, has the Complete B complexes, and is rich in calcium and Potassium.

Cayenne is used to eliminate allergies, varicose veins, cramps, constipation, and to increase energy. It has also been used to treat heart ailments with very positive results - it is one of the Fastest acting aids we could ever give for the heart, because it feeds that heart immediately. Many hearts are suffering from malnutrition because of processed food we are eating, but with a simple cayenne tea it gets a good powerful dose of real food and it's something that has returned people to good health time after time. Everyone should know how great it is, because heart ailments can come to your friends or loved ones any time.

Note: This is pure/natural Cayenne - It is commonly used as a tea or food supplement without any negative side effects. As with any herb (health) issue, it is advised that your physician be made aware of your intention of using it.

Magickal Uses: Cayenne offers protection, strength, motivation, courage, and increases the size of the individual's aura. The pepper scattered around your house will break bad spells. Adding it to love powders will ensure that your love will be spicy, and can inflame the loved one with passion.
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Cedar Chips 1oz.
Juniper is often used in place of cedar. When discussing ”cedar” Dioscorides says ”it is a preservative of dead, hence some have called it “the life of him that is dead.”’
Magickal Uses: Cedar is used for a purifying fumigation and to cure the tendency of having bad dreams. Some Native Americans use twigs of cedar, smoldering of made into incense, to heal head colds and on hot rocks in sweat lodges for purification. Hung in the home it protects against lightning. Placing a three-pronged cedar stick, prongs up, in the ground, will protect the home from evil. Use in prosperity incense and carry in the wallet or purse. Add to love sachets and place in incense to induce psychic powers.
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Cedar Tips 1oz.
Juniper is often used in place of cedar. When discussing ”cedar” Dioscorides says ”it is a preservative of dead, hence some have called it “the life of him that is dead.”’
Magickal Uses: Cedar is used for a purifying fumigation and to cure the tendency of having bad dreams. Some Native Americans use twigs of cedar, smoldering of made into incense, to heal head colds and on hot rocks in sweat lodges for purification. Hung in the home it protects against lightning. Placing a three-pronged cedar stick, prongs up, in the ground, will protect the home from evil. Use in prosperity incense and carry in the wallet or purse. Add to love sachets and place in incense to induce psychic powers.
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Celery seed 1oz.
In ancient Egyptian texts, celery, along with an unidentified plant and beer, was used to cure a disease cast by a demon.
Magickal Uses: Chewing the seeds aids concentration. Use in spell pillows to induce sleep. When burned with Orrisroot it increases psychic powers. When eaten, the stalks, as well as the seeds, induce lust.
1.05
Centaury 1oz.
Christ’s Ladder, Feverwort
Magickal Uses: To burn or fumigate with this plant will drive snakes off.
3.25
Chamomile 1oz.
Roman Chamomile, Camomyle, Chamaimelon, Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German), Manzanilla (Spanish), Mayhem, and Whig Plant.
Ritual Uses: Yellow chamomile brings the power of the sun to love potions, money spells, and rites of purification. Gamblers sometimes use a hand wash of the infusion to insure winnings. It is used in incenses for sleep and meditation. Added to the bath water, it attracts love. Sprinkle it around the house to remove curses and spells.
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Cherry Blossoms 1oz.
Sweet Cherry
Magickal Uses: The cherry has traditionally been used to attract love. A simple Japanese spell for finding love it to tie a single strand of your hair to a blossoming cherry tree. A more complex spell (but it may be simplified): collect as many cherry stones as years you are old. Drill a hole through no more than one stone each night, beginning on the New Moon. Do not drill any holes during the waning Moon. (The most holes that may be drilled in one month is fourteen, just wait for the next New Moon.) Thread them on a red or pink thread and tie around the left knee each night for fourteen nights. Sleep with it on and then remove it in the morning. This will bring you your intended spouse. To find out how many more years are left in your life, run around a cherry tree and then shake it hard. The numbers of cherries that fall represent the number of years left. Cherry juice is also used as a substitute for blood in old recipes.
2.74
Chia Seed 1oz.
Magickal Uses: To quiet those who are gossiping about you.
2.14
Chickweed 1oz.
Adder’s Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stellaire (French), Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Winterweed
Magickal Uses: Carry or use in spells designed to attract love or to maintain or improve a relationship.
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Chrysanthemum 1oz.
Mum
Magickal Uses: Grown in the garden they protect it from evil spirits and wearing the flowers will protect against the wrath of the Gods. It is said that drinking an infusion of chrysanthemum cures drunkenness.
3.25
Cilantro 1oz.
Coriander
Planet: Mars Element: Fire
Magickal Uses: love, clairvoyance, divination, fertility, gain, health, keeping secrets, passion, peace, protection, retention and weddings
3.25
Cinchona Bark 1oz.
Magickal Uses: A piece of bark, when carried, brings luck as well as protection from evil and bodily harm.
14.89
Cinnamon (Cassia) 1oz.
Sweet Wood
Ritual Uses: The ancient Hebrews used cinnamon oil as part of holy anointing oil. The Egyptians also used the oil during the mummification process. The Romans wove the leaves into wreaths, which were used to decorate the temples.

Magickal Uses: When burnt as incense, cinnamon raises high spiritual vibrations, aids in healing, draws money, stimulates psychic powers and produces protective vibrations. Use it in sachets and infusions for the same purposes.
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Cinquefoil 1oz.
Crampweed, Five Finger Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy, Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle
Magickal Uses: The points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power and wisdom and when carried grants these. Hang at the door or place on the bed for protection. Bathe the forehead and hands nine times with an infusion, to wash away hexes and curses. Prick a hole in an egg, drain it, and fill it with cinquefoil. Tape the egg shut, and your home and property are protected. To dream of your future lover or mate place a seven-pointed leaflet under your pillow. A bag of cinquefoil hung from your bed will bring a restful night of sleep. It is offend carried during court cases as it brings eloquence when asking favors of officials and usually ensures that they will be granted. Add to the purification bath sachet or bathe in the infusion every seven days to ward off evil.
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Cleaver 1oz.
Bedstraw
Magickal Uses:Love, Relationships, Commitment, Communication, Protection and Lunar Magick.
Carry on the person to attract love and good communication. Add to incenses to protect from problem people and remove obstacles. Said to gain commitment from your partner when placed secretly in their pocket/purse or on their person.
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Clover, red 1oz.
Magickal Uses: For aide in financial arrangements add to your bath water. The infusion is sprinkled to remove negative spirits. Use in lust potions.
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Cloves 1oz.
Magickal Uses: When worn or carried they attract the opposite sex and comfort the bereaved. As an incense the attract riches, drive away hostile and negative forces, produce spiritual vibrations, and purify the area, and to stop others from gossiping about you.
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Club Moss 1oz.
Foxtail, Lycopod, Selago, Vegetable Sulfur, and Wolf Claw
Magickal Uses: The proper way to gather this herb is to take a purification bath in a running stream, offer bread and wine to the plant, then uproot it with the little finger or a silver blade. It will then be powerful and bring protection, power and blessings from the Gods.
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Cohosh, black 1oz.
Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, and Squaw Root
Magickal Uses: Carried it strengthens courage. Used in love sachets or add as an infusion to the bath to help impotency. When the infusion is sprinkled around the house it drives away evil presences.
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Coltsfoot 1oz.
Ass’s Foot, British Tobacco, Bull’s Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pas d’ ane (French), Sponnc (Gaelic).
Magickal Uses: Sponnc is sacred to Brighid. Coltsfoot, an herb of Venus, is added to love sachets and used in spells for peace and tranquility. When the leaves are smoked they can cause visions.
3.25
Comfrey 1oz.
Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consolida, Consound, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knitbone, Slippery Root, Wallwort, Yalluc
Magickal Uses: Wear or carry for protection and safety during travel. Place some in your suitcase to prevent it from being lost. Use also in money spells.
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Copal 1oz.

Magickal Uses:A piece of copal may represent the heart in poppets. It is a favorite in Mexico for incenses for love and purification.
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Copal, Black Mayan 1oz.
Mexican Black Copal, Copal Negro, True Copal
Magickal Uses: A piece of copal may represent the heart in poppets. It is a favorite in Mexico for incenses for love and purification.
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Coriander 1oz.
Chinese parsley, Cilantro, Cilentro, and Culantro
Magickal Uses: In medieval times it was an ingredient in love potions so use in love sachets and spells. Place the seeds in a poppet and use to find one’s mate. Powdered seed added to warm wine make an effective lust potion, or bake into cakes or bread. Put some in your wedding cake, or use it to throw at the bride and groom. Wear the seeds for healing, especially for headaches. To cause an unborn child to be ingenious, have the expectant mother eat the seeds.
3.25
Cornsilk 1oz.
Fertility rites; animal friendship; harvest; ritual smoking mixtures
Magickal Uses: A perfect herb for Fertility rites and all forms of Fertility magick, mojo bags and spells etc... A cornsilk sacred bath is said to make you many friendships and is also good for love.
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Couch-grass 1oz.
Rhizomes, Twitch Grass, Scotch Quelch, Quick Grass, Dog Grass
Magickal Uses: Happiness, lust, love, exorcism, and reversing hexes. Sprinkle around the home for seven consecutive days to overcome depression and dispense of petty spirits.
3.25
Cramp Bark 1oz.
Guelder Rose, Snowball Tree, King's Crown, Red Elder, Rose Elder, Whitsun Rose, Silver Bells, Black Haw, Devil's Shoestring (roots)
Magickal Uses: Magickal uses include: Protection, exorcism and prosperity.
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Cumin seed 1oz.
Cumino, Cumino Aigro
In Germany and Italy, bread is baked with it to prevent the wood spirits from stealing it. Cumin seed possesses the ”gift of retention” (it will prevent the theft of any object which it is held in).
Magickal Uses:For protection, burn with frankincense and scatter on the floor, sometimes with salt, to drive evil out. Brides wear it to keep negativity away from the wedding. When carried it gives peace of mind. Use in love spells and when given to a lover it promotes fidelity. Steep in wine for a lust potion. Remember, if you plan to grow it yourself, you must curse while planting the seed to ensure a good crop.
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Curry 1oz.
Magickal Uses: Burn at nightfall to keep evil influences away. This is a specific plant, not the common mixture of spices found at the grocer for cooking.
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Cypress 1oz.
Tree of Death
The Minoans spread a cult form Crete to Cyprus that worshipped the cypress as a divine symbol. It was used to make coffins in ancient Egypt.
Magickal Uses: Use at times of crisis, especially at the death of a friend or family member. When worn to funerals it eases the mind and alleviates grief. Throw a sprig into the grave to bestow luck and love in the hereafter. The tree and boughs are protective in the home. As a symbol of eternity and immortality, it is worn to lengthen life. To make a healing wand, slowly cut, over a three-month period, a branch. This is known as a “healing stock” and should be used only in healing rituals. Make passes over the individual, touch the afflicted area and then plunge the tip into a fire to cleanse it. The root and cones are also healing, as is the greenery when dried and used as incense. The wand may also be used in invocations to the Gods.
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