Herbs also available in Bulk
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
|Echinacea Root 1 oz.|
Black Sampsom, Coneflower, Rudbeckia.
This is a different herb than Echinacea purpurea. Since early 1961, Echinacea has been classified as an immunostimulant plant.
Magickal Uses: Native Americans use this herb as an offering to spirits to ensure and strengthen spells. Adds powerful strength to charms, sachets, and herb mixes. Useful for money drawing magick. Use on the Altar as a offering to the spirits.
|Echinacea Purpurea 1oz.|
One of the most popular herbs in America today is the Native American medicinal plant known as echinacea. Echinacea is primarily used to reduce the symptoms and duration of the common cold and flu and to alleviate the symptoms associated with them, such as sore throat (pharyngitis), cough, and fever. Many herbalists also recommend echinacea to help boost the activity of the immune system and to help the body fight infections. Echinacea is known to contains active substances that enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects. For this reason, professional herbalists also recommend echinacea to treat urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast (candida) infections, ear infections (also known as otitits media), athlete`s foot, sinusitis, hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis), as well as slow-healing wounds. Echinacea (when taken at the first sign of a cold for 8 to 10 days) reduces cold symptoms or shortens their duration. Enhances the activity of the immune system; relieves pain and helps reduce inflammation; has hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects.
|Elder Berries 1oz.|
Alhuren, Battree, Boure Tree, Bour Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, Frau Holle (German), Hildemoer (German), Hollunder (German), Hylder, Lady Ellhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, Rob Elder, Sureau (French), Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Yakori bengeskro (Romany—Devil’s Eye)
The elder was used in burial rites by the ancient British. Sacred to many Earth Goddess figures due to its white flowers. It was thought that witches and spirits lived inside the elder, thus the sap being red as if bleeding blood when cut.
Ritual Uses: Before felling an elder recite the following, while kneeling:
’Lady Ellhorn, give me of thy wood,
This will give the residing entity time to vacate. Especially among some Gypsies, sited as being dangerous, have long forbidden the use of the elder as firewood. However the wood has been used as wands for centuries. Flutes are also made from the branches to call forth spirits.
And I will give thee of mine,
When I become a tree.’
Magickal Uses: A person, place or thing may be blessed by scattering the leaves and berries to the four winds in the name of the subject to be blessed. Then scatter more leaves and berried over the named subject. Curses may be effected in the same manner. When worn it prevents all types of attacks. It keeps evil from the home when hung over the doors and windows. The berries drive away evil and negativity when carried. Grow it in your garden to protect from lightning and sorcery. Grown near the home it will bring prosperity. Placing sticks of the elder will protect it from snakes. Elderberries place beneath your pillow will induce a peaceful sleep. Carry it to prevent temptation of adultery. A fever may be dispelled by poking a twig into the ground while remaining in total silence. Since toothaches were one believed to be caused by evil spirits, it was also believed that chewing on a twig would rid you of it if you said; “Depart thou evil spirit.” To treat rheumatism, a twig is tied into three or four knots and carried in the pocket. Warts will disappear if they are rubbed with a green twig and then buried.
|Elder Flowers 1oz.|
Magickal Uses: Panpipes are made of elder stems. A dryad “Elder Mother” is said to live in the tree; she will haunt anyone who cuts down her wood. Stand or sleep under an elder on Midsummer Eve to see the King of the Fairies and his retinue pass. The flowers are used in wish-fulfillment spells.
Alantwurzel (German), Alycompaine, Aunne (French), Elf Dock, Elfwort, Horseheal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower
Magickal Uses:Make a sachet of pink cloth and include the leaves or flowers and wear to attract love. It also bestows protection when worn. Smolder as an incense on charcoal when scrying to enhance psychic powers and to bring joy and love. Use it in the ritual chalice.
Blue Gum Tree, Stringy Bark Tree
Magickal Uses: Stuff healing poppets and carry for good health. Ringing three green candles with the leaves and pods may relieve colds. Then burn the candles all the way to the socket while visualizing the inflicted person. Hang eucalyptus over the sick bed. For sore throats, wear a necklace made of the green pods, strung on green thread. Place pods beneath your pillow to protect against colds. Carry the leaves for protection.
Euphrosyne, Red Eyebright
Magickal Uses: Brew as a tea to clear the mind and improve the memory. Carry to increase your psychic powers and use when the truth is needed to be seen. An infusion applied to the eyelids on cotton balls will induce clairvoyance. This must be done several times to achieve the desired effect.
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