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Herbs for Protection

These are a some of the herbs that can be used in rituals, spells, and other magickal work devoted to protection & defense.  Herbs for Protection

  • Angelica
  • Anise
  • Asafoetida
  • Balm of Gilead
  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Bergamot Mint
  • Black Pepper
  • Calamus
  • Caraway
  • Carnation
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinquefoil
  • Clove
  • Clover
  • Copal
  • Cumin
  • Cypress
  • Dill
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Fern
  • Flax
  • Frankincense
  • Galangal
  • Geranium (Rose)
  • Gum Arabic
  • Heather
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hyacinth
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lime
  • Lotus
  • Mandrake
  • Marigold
  • Mimosa
  • Mistletoe
  • Mugwort
  • Myrrh
  • Orris
  • Patchouli
  • Peony
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Rose
  • Rue
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Thistle
  • Valerian
  • Vervain
  • Vetivert
  • Violet
  • Wood Aloe
  • Woodruff
  • Wormwood

The following herbs had very specific ways of being used so I added that information here:

Angelica Sprinkle around ritual area or bedroom to ward off evil.
Basil Soak 1 tsp in water overnight. Sprinkle around to drive away evil.
Black Cohosh Soak 1 tsp in 1 pint of water overnight.  Sprinkle it in your magickal circle to keep unwanted spirits away.
Elm Sprinkle leaves around ritual area.
Mandrake Place whole root under altar (good during spell attack).
Mistletoe Hang in ritual area or in the area under attack. Can also be warn to help protect during an attack.
Blood Root Carry in a small bag for protection. Place in doorways and windows to protect the house.
Devil’s Shoestring Place in a red bag and hang over the bed.
Five Finger’s Grass Hang over the bed to ward off evil.
Sea Salt Sprinkle around ritual circle for protection.
Bay Leaf Carry for protection.  Place one leaf in each corner of a room that needs protection.
Blueberry Herb Sprinkle under door mat to keep those whom you dislike from staying long.
Feverfew Carry in a small red bag for protection.
Master of the Woods Carry in a bag for protection.
Blueberry Burn to keep unwanted influences away from you and your home.
Copal Sacred to the Mayans & Aztecs. Burn to cleanse away negativity.
Frankincense Burn to remove unwanted influences.
Myrrh Burn for protection.
Pine Burn to reverse and return negative energy.
Sandalwood Burn for protection.
Fennel Dip a bundle of fresh fennel into water. Use it to sprinkle the water around your home for protection.