|Lavender . . . .|
(Lavandula species) Also called Elf Leaf; Nard; Nardus; Spike. Prostitutes
use to wear lavendar 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.
Parts Used: Flower and leaf
Magical Uses: Lavender is strewn into bonfires at Midsummer as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. Lavender in the home brings peace, joy and healing. Lavendar is a traditional ingredient in love spells and sachets. Clothes scented with lavendar 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. Lavender is used in purification baths and rituals. It is used in healing incenses and sachets. Carrying the herb will enable the carrier to see ghosts.
The essential oil will heighten sexual
desire in men. Lavender water sprinkled on the head is helpful in keeping your
chastity. Burn or smolder the flowers to induce sleep and rest and scatter in
the home for peace, joy and healing. Lavendar 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
Carrying lavender brings strength and courage. Burn at Litha as an offering.
The odor of lavender is conducive to long life and so should be smelled as
often as possible.
Place lavendar 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.
Lavender is known for it's ability to increase one's clarity when viewing the world and to assist the evolution of one's spirit through life. This well known herbe is used magickally to assist bringing any work into manisfestation.
This powerful herbe is known to bring calmness and serenity to one's inner self. It is used in a remedial fashion to alleviate stress and may be used magickally for the same purpose. If working with ritual or magick to promote healing from a depression, Lavender is a superior choice.
Lavender is sometimes used to increase one's ability to manifest money or to attract desired possessions, however if the motive for the magickal working is desire rather than genuine need, the magick could work in reverse.
Lavender is also used in the blessing of one's home. A bunch of Lavender bound together is well used in the aspurging of one's home, temple or ritual circle.
|Lemon Verbena . . . .|
( Lippia citriodora ) Also known as Cedron, Yerba Louisa.
Parts Used: Leaf and flowering top
Magical Uses: Often sold simply as "Verbena" This full lemon-scented essential oil is wonderful in love blends. Added to other mixtures to increase their strength, and is also used to purify an area or is added to bathwater for protection and purification purposes. Lemon Verbena is worn to make oneself attractive to the opposite sex, and is used in love spells and mixtures.
To ensure you won't dream, drink the juice or hang this plant around your neck.
|Lemon . . . .|
( Citrus limon )
Magical Uses: A mixture of lemon juice and water may be used to wash second-hand amulets, jewellery and other magickal objects, as this ensures that all negative vibrations are cleansed from them.
The dried peel and flowers may be added to love sachets and mixtures, and the leaves can be used in lust teas. Serve lemon pie to your spouse to ensure fidelity. A slice of lemon placed beneath a visitor's chair will ensure the friendship will last.
Add lemon juice to the full moon ritual bath for its cleansing properties. Wear diluted lemon oil during the Full Moon to attune with its energies. Use in purification and healing oils. Lemons may also be sued to make poppets.
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 guests 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.
|Licorice . . . .|
(Glycyrrhiza glabra) Also known as Pursh, Lacris, Reglisse , Sweet Root,
Lycorys. Native American tribes applied a poultice of leaves infused in hot
water as a treatment for earaches. Chewing the fresh root eased the pain of
toothaches and root tea was given to children to reduce. It is used
for coughs and chest ailments.
Caution! Persons with high blood pressure and edema should avoid it, as should women who experience a lot of water retention before the menses.
Also pregnant women as it can sometimes lead to high blood pressure with prolonged use.
Magickal Uses: Licorice root was buried in tombs and caskets to help the soul
pass easily into the Summerland. Chewing on a piece of the root will make you
passionate. It is added to love sachets, and an ingredient in spells to ensure
fidelity. Licorice roots make handy wands.
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.
|Lilac . . . .|
(Syringia vulgaris) Also known as Common Lilac. The flowers were once used to
treat fever. In the language of flowers, Lilac symbolizes the first emotions
of love. If inhaled too deeply, however, the strong flower fragrance can
Parts Used: Flower
Magical Uses: Lilac drives away evil where it is planted or strewn. It was originally planted in New England to keep evil from the property. Place the blooms in a haunted house to help encourage the spirits to move to the next plane of existence.
|Lily . . . .|
( Lillum spp.)
Magickal Uses: To keep ghosts or evil at bay plant lillies in your garden. This will also keep unwanted visitors from your home.
Lillies are good antidotes to love spells which involve a specific person.
Carry or wear a lily to achieve this purpose. White lily oil is a powerful
agent in love and good fortune spells, use wisely.
To break a love spell that has been cast involving a specific individual, wear or carry fresh 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.
|Lime . . . .|
(Citrus limata) A small evergreen tree, up to 15 feet, with stiff, sharp
soines, smooth ovate leaves, and small white flowers. The bitter fruit is a
pale green color, about half the size of a lemon. The essential oil is
extracted from the fruit peel.
Parts Used: Fruit and Peel
Magical Uses: To rid you of hexes and ills, pierce a fresh lime with iron nails,
pins, needles and spikes, then bury in a deep hole in the ground. Carry the
twigs of the lime to protect against the evil eye.
Wear a necklace to cure a sore throat. Add the peel to love potions and incenses. For a toothache, drive a nail into the trunk of a lime tree, remembering to thank the tree for this before doing it.
|Lotus . . . .|
(Nymphaea lotus) 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.
Parts Used: Leaf, node of the root, buds, and seeds
Magical Uses: Lotus is an all-purpose spiritual elixer. Burned as incense,
it encourages the dead to seek their highest possible reincarnation. It
reminds the living of their inner sanctity and divinity. Lotus plants thrive
in murky waters. They float serenely on the stagnant surface and never a drop
sticks to them. Anyone who breathes the scent of the lotus will receive its
It's said that if you place the root of a lotus under the tongue and say the
words "SIGN, ARGIS" toward a locked door. It will open miraculously. Lotus sees
and pods are used as antidotes to love spells and any part of the lotus carried
or worn ensures blessing by the Gods and Good Luck.
There are no true Lotus oils. Perfumers simply haven't found a way to capture the scent of the flower. Use this mix to approximate the odor: Rose, White Musk, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang; Mix until the scent is heavy, floral and warm. Use in spirituality, healing and meditation formulas.
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