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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

Lady’s Mantle 1oz.
Bear’s Foot, Leontopodium, Lion’s Foot, Nine Hooks, and Stellaria

Magickal Uses: Use in loves spells and sachets.
Laurel 1oz.
Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Greecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurier d’Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay.
Laurus is from the Latin laus (praise), referring to the crowns of bay leaved used by the Romans in victory (Don’t rest on your laurels).

Magickal Uses: Use in clairvoyance and wisdom teas. Place beneath the pillow for prophetic dreams and inhale for visions. Wear as an amulet to ward off evil and negativity, burn or scatter in exorcism rituals, and place in the windows to guard against lightning. Hang to prevent poltergeists from mischievous workings. Bay leaves mixed with sandalwood are burned to remove curses and evil spells. To ensure lasting love, a couple should break a twig off the tree, then break the twig in two and each keep a half. If worn during competition, it gives strength to those in wrestling and athletic sport. Write a wish on a leaf and then burn it for it to come true.
Lavender (Lavadin) 1oz.
: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, and Spike.
Prostitutes use to wear lavender water or the essential oil to attract men and advertise their profession. In the Renaissance period it was thought that along with rosemary, it should be worn to preserve a woman’s chastity. With their delightful fragrance and beautiful flowers, they are among the most popular plants for gardens. For centuries, the dried flowers have been used in soap, sachets, potpourris, and perfume. The fresh flowers are added to vinegars, or crystallized and added to ice creams and jams. It is used medicinally for anxiety, depression, indigestion, and extensively in aromatherapy
Magickal Uses: Lavender is strewn into bonfires at Midsummer as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. Lavender is a traditional ingredient in love spells and sachets. Clothes scented with lavender attract love. Rub your stationary with it before writing your lover. It will protect against cruel treatment by your spouse when worn. It is placed in the ritual cup at Handfastings. Burn or smolder the flowers to induce sleep and rest and scatter in the home for peace, joy and healing. Lavender is burned during childbirth and labor as an herb of peace and tranquility. The joyful scent is welcome at baby blessings. It is believed that its strength is so strong that if gazed upon when depressed, all you depression will disappear and a feeling of well-being will emerge. Use in healing mixtures and smell to promote a long life. Carry to be able to see ghosts. Add to the purification bath. Place lavender under your pillow, while thinking of a wish, right before retiring for the night. If you dream something that is connected to your wish it will come true.
Lemon Peel 1oz.

Magickal Uses: When you have obtained amulets, jewelry or other magickal objects ‘second hand’ wash then with a mixture of lemon juice and water top ensure that all negative vibrations are cleansed from it. Also add lemon juice to the full moon ritual bath for its cleansing properties. Use lemon leaves in lust teas and dried flowers and peel are added to sachets and mixtures to incite love. An appropriate gift for your loved one is to grow a lemon tree from the seed of a lemon that you have eaten. Serve lemon pie to your spouse to ensure faithfulness and a lemon slice placed under a guest’s chair brings lasting friendship. To make a ‘lemon and pin’ charm for good luck and blessings, pick a green lemon not larger than 1 ½’’ in diameter. Next, using colored pins (except black), stick them one at a time into the lemon until it is fairly covered. Attach a ribbon and hang in the home. Lemons may also be sued to make poppets.
Lemongrass 1oz.
Magickal Uses: Lemongrass is sometimes added to lust potions. The infusion helps to develop psychic powers. Planted in the garden or around the home it will repel snakes.
Licorice root 1oz.
Lacris (Welch), Licourice, Lycorys, Reglisse (Welsh), Sweet Root.
The source of “true” licorice flavoring.
Magickal Uses: To bring passion to a sex union, chew on a piece of the root. It is also said to help to stop smoking. Carry to attract love or use in sachets for love and lust. Use in spells to ensure faithfulness. The sticks make useful wands.
Lily 1oz.

Magickal Uses:Lilies are planted in the garden to keep ghosts, evil and unwanted visitors away. To break a love spell that has been cast involving a specific individual, wear or carry lilies. To gleam clues to solving a crime committed within the last year, bury an old piece of leather in a lily bed. Luck will come to whoever finds the first white lily of the season. White lily oil is a powerful agent in love and good fortune spells, use wisely.
Linden flowers 1oz.
Lime, Lime Tree
As part of religious rites in Lithuania, women use to make sacrifices to linden trees which they viewed as a tree of immortality.

Magickal Uses: In Europe, linden is a protective tree. The tree is grown in the garden and the branches hung over the doors for this purpose. Carry the bark to prevent intoxication and use the leaves and flowers in love spells. Carve a charm from the wood and carry for good luck. A pillow made of equal parts of linden and lavender makes an excellent pillow for the insomniac.
Lobelia 1oz.
Asthma Weed, Bladderpod, Gagroot, Indian tobacco, and Pukeweed

Magickal Uses: Lobelia is used to attract love. To stop an oncoming storm, throw some powdered lobelia in its path.
Lotus Plumules 1oz.
Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus.
From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions as a symbol of purity.

In the East, the lotus is revered as a mystical symbol of life, spirituality, and the center of the universe. In ancient Egypt they were sacred and an offering fitting for the Gods. One record mentions that Ramesses III had given no fewer than 3,410 bouquets to the temple of Amun.

Hindus revere it with the gods Vishnu, Brahma, and the goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Often used as an example of divine beauty, Vishnu is often described as the 'Lotus-Eyed One'. Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul. The growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise. Particularly Brahma and Lakshmi, the divinities of potency and wealth, have the lotus symbol associated with them. In Hindu iconography, deities often are depicted with lotus flowers as their seats.

Borrowing from Hinduism, in Buddhist symbolism the lotus again represents purity of the body, speech, and mind as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also to be noted that most Buddhist, Chinese, Hindu, Japanese, amongst other Asian deities are often are depicted as seated on a lotus flower. According to legend, Gautama Buddha was born with the ability to walk and everywhere he stepped, lotus flowers bloomed.

Drawing in turn on these beliefs, the international Bahá'í community adopted this symbolism in the design of the Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India.

Magickal Uses: Lotus is an all-purpose spiritual elixir. Any part of this plant is worn or carried for the blessings of the gods and good luck. It is said that to unlock a door, place its root under your tongue and say “Sign, Arddis”, and it will unlock. The seeds and pods are used as antidotes for love spells and smelling the scent will bestow protection. Burned as incense, it encourages the dead to seek their highest possible reincarnation. It reminds the living of their inner sanctity and divinity.
Lovage 1oz.
Chinese Lovage, Cornish Lovage, Italian Lovage, Italian Parsley, Lavose, Love Herbs, Love Rod, Love Root, Loving Herbs, Lubestico, Sea Parsley
Magickal Uses: To make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex, place a sachet of lovage in your bath.
Lovage Root 1oz.
Chinese Lovage, Cornish Lovage, Italian Lovage, Italian Parsley, Lavose, Love Herbs, Love Rod, Love Root, Loving Herbs, Lubestico, Sea Parsley
Magickal Uses: To make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex, place a sachet of lovage in your bath.
Low John Root 1oz.
Chewing John, China Root, Colic Root, East India Catarrh Root, Galingal, Galingale, Gargaut, India Root, Kaempferia Galanga, Low John the Conqueror, Rhizoma Galangae

Magickal Uses: When worn or carried it offers protection, good luck and increases psychic abilities. If placed in a sachet of leather and silver, it draws money. Burn the powdered herb to break spells and curses.

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