Lichen (Xanthoria)

Name: Xanthoria Toxicity: not known Common Name: Lichen Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: woods Applicable Component: lichen Anecdotal: Xanthoria can be reduced to paint for faces and ritual objects. It is a short and powerful entry when one is aware of the spiritual implications of painting up for ritual.

Cliff Fern (Woodsia)

Name: Woodsia Toxicity: not known Common Name: Cliff Fern Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: damp woods Applicable Plant Component: herb Vulnerary Resurgent Anecdotal: Woodsia growing in the mountains is a sign that water lay close to surface beneath it. It protects against malevolent spirits that can cause injury or psychic pain. The mechanism in play … Continue Reading

Mistletoe (Viscum)

Name: Viscum album Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Mistletoe Continent: Eurasia Habitat: I Applicable Plant Component: fruit Harmonical Pacificatory Theurgical Prolongational Vulnerary Plenarial Ecstatic Anecdotal: Viscum is the male component (semen and death) in Winter Solstice ceremonies with his companion Ilex or holly (blood and birth). Ritual participants would wear wreathes braided of Ilex and … Continue Reading

Violet (Viola)

Name: VIOLA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Violet Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Sanctificational: herb Convocational: herb Fortificational: herb, flower Psychical: herb, root Harmonical: herb, flower Pacificatory: herb, root Reconciliatory: herb, root, flower Reversional: herb Theurgical: root Prolongational: herb Amoristic: herb, root, flower Protectant: herb, … Continue Reading

Periwinkle (Vinca)

Name: VINCA spp. Toxicity: not known V. minor (Lesser Periwinkle) V. major (greater Periwinkle, Joy of the Ground, Myrtle) Continent: Europe Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: flower, herb Sanctificational: flower Psychical: herb Desistant: herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: herb Theurgical: herb, flower Amoristic: flower Protectant: herb, flower Vulnerary: herb, flower Providential: herb Plenitudinal: herb Ecstatic: herb … Continue Reading

Vetch (Vicia)

Name: VICIA spp. Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Vetch Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: IV, VI, VII Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Fortificational Pacificatory Reconciliatory Reversional Theurgical Amoristic Preserval Vulnerary Providential Plenitudinal Ensurant Divinatory Affirmational Resurgent Anecdotal: Vicia affords good wind to athletes. It brings lovers home when rubbed on ones body or place under … Continue Reading

Rose Elder (Viburnum)

Name: VIBURNUM spp. Toxicity: considered toxic V. opulus (Rose Elder, Guelder Rose) V. lantana (Wayfaring Tree) Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV, VI Applicable Plant Components: bark, fruit, herb, twig, root,cambium Sanctificational: bark, root, cambium Convocational: bark, fruit, root Fortificational: root Psychical: fruit, herb, bark Desistant: twig Harmonical: root Pacificatory: bark, fruit Reconciliatory: bark, twig, herb Reversional: … Continue Reading

Veronica (Speedwell)

Name: VERONICA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Speedwell Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Sanctificational: herb Convocational: root Desistant: root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb Theurgical: root, herb Vulnerary: herb Providential: herb Plenitudinal: root Ensurant: herb Affixal: herb Affirmational: herb Resurgent: root Anecdotal: Veronica is a … Continue Reading

Vervain (Verbena)

Name: Verbena officinalis Toxicity: not known Common Name: Vervain Continent: Europe/North America Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Components: herb, seed, root, flower Sanctificational: herb, seed, root Invitatory: herb Convocational: root Fortificational: root Intensificational: root Psychical: herb Desistant: flower, root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb Reversional: root Theurgical: root, herb Prolongational: herb Amoristic: herb Protectant: herb, … Continue Reading

Mullein (Verbascum)

Name: VERBASCUM spp. Toxicity: not known V. thapsus (Great Mullein)    Continent: Eurasia Habitat:IV,VI V. nigrum (Dark Mullein)      Continent: Europe  Habitat: VI V. lychnitis (White Mullein)  Continent: Europe  Habitat:IV,VI V. blattaria (Moth Mullein)   Continent: Eurasia Habitat:VI Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: root Convocational: root Fortificational: herb Psychical: herb Pacificatory: herb, root Reconciliatory: … Continue Reading

Lamb’s Lettuce (Valerianella)

Name: Valerianella locusta Toxicity: not known Common Name: Lamb’s Lettuce Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Harmonical Anecdotal: Valerianella is another small but mighty entry in this Compendium. It is one of the quintessential keepers of harmony. Valerianella is vernal equinox medicine that resets the balance after the challenges of winter. Its … Continue Reading

Valerian (Valeriana)

Name: Valeriana officinalis Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Valerian Continent: Eurasia Habitat: V, VI Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, flower Sanctificational: root, herb Intensificational: root, herb Psychical: root Desistant: root Harmonical: root, herb Pacificatory: root Reconciliatory: root Theurgical: root Prolongational: root Amoristic: root Protectant: herb Preserval: root, herb Vulnerary: root, herb Sanguinary: root, herb Providential: … Continue Reading

Cranberry (Vaccinium)

Name: VACCINIUM spp. Toxicity: not known V. uliginosum (Bilberry)  Continent:North Temperate Zone  Habitat: II, III V. myrtillus(Whortleberry)  Continent:Eurasia  Habitat: I,II,III V. oxycoccus (Cranberry)  Continent:North Temperate Zone  Habitat: II V. vitis-idaea (Cowberry)  Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: I, II Applicable Plant Components: herb, stem, fruit, bark, root, flower Sanctificational: herb, stem Invitatory: herb Convocational: herb Psychical: fruit, bark Pacificatory: fruit, bark, … Continue Reading

Tree Lichen (Usnea)

Name: Usnea Toxicity: not known Common Names: Tree Lichen, Old Man Beard Lichen Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: woods Applicable Component: lichen Desistant Pacificatory Reconciliatory Amoristic Vulnerary Resurgent Anecdotal: Usnea is Deer Medicine used to decorate ritual masks. It can also be processed to produce yellow paint. Usnea, like most mosses, is imbued with the … Continue Reading

Nettle (Urtica)

Name: URTICA spp. Toxicity: considered toxic U. dioica (Nettle) Continent: Eurasia Habitat: V U. urens (Nettle)  Continent: Europe  Habitat: IV, VI Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, shoot Sanctificational: root, herb Invitatory: herb Convocational: herb Fortificational: root, herb Psychical: herb Desistant: herb Harmonical: root Pacificatory: root, herb Reconciliatory: root, herb Theurgical: herb Amoristic: herb Protectant: shoot … Continue Reading

Elm (Ulmus)

Name: ULMUS spp. Toxicity: not known U. carpinifolia (Elm)         Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: IV U. glabra (Wych Elm)       Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: IV U. procera (English Elm) Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: herb, bark, root, cambium, stem Sanctificational: cambium Invitatory: herb Convocational: bark Fortificational: bark, cambium Psychical: bark, cambium Desistant: root, stem Harmonical: root, bark, … Continue Reading

Gorse (Ulex)

Name: ULEX spp. Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Gorse Continent: Europe Habitat: III Applicable Plant Components: flower, seed Sanctificational Convocational Tutelary Sanguinary Providential Plenarial Affixal Anecdotal: As an Equinox marker Ulex promotes cleansing and replenishing. It is medicine for those who are devoted to learning or have specific goals in mind. Ulex is protective of … Continue Reading

Reedmace (Typha)

Name: TYPHA spp. Toxicity: not known T. latifolia (Common Reedmace)    Habitat: V T. augustifolia (Lesser Reedmace)  Habitat: II Continent: North Temperate Zone Applicable Plant Components: leaf, stalk, root, flower, pollen, seed cotton Sanctificational: pollen Convocational: root Desistant: root, pollen Pacificatory: root, flower Reconciliatory: stalk, root Prolongational: pollen Amoristic: seed cotton, herb Protectant: stalk Vulnerary: root, … Continue Reading

Bull’s Foot (Tussilago)

Name: Tussilago farfara Toxicity: not known Common Name: Bull’s Foot Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Psychical Harmonical Pacificatory Reconciliatory Theurgical Vulnerary Plenitudinal Anecdotal: The spirit within Tussilago is invoked to address spiritual pain that has had dire effects on expression. It has a gentle nature in its ability to reconcile … Continue Reading

Globe Flower (Trollius)

Name: Trollius europaeus Toxicity: not known Common Name: Globe Flower Continent: Europe/North America Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Component: herb Psychical Theurgical Anecdotal: Regardless of its limited properties I found one thing fascinating about Trollius and could hardly deny it a place in this Compendium. Trollius was entreated to address obscure maladies. The implications of that … Continue Reading

Red Clover (Trifolium)

Name: TRIFOLIUM spp. Toxicity: not known T. pratense (Red Clover) T. repens (White Clover, Shamrock) Continent: Europe Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: herb, flower Sanctificational: herb, flower Invitatory: flower, herb Convocational: flower Psychical: flower, herb Desistant: herb Pacificatory: herb, flower Reversional: flower Theurgical: herb, flower Prolongational: herb, flower Amoristic: herb, flower Protectant: herb … Continue Reading

Wintergreen Chickweed (Trientalis)

Name: Trientalis europaea Toxicity: not known Common Name: Wintergreen Chickweed Continent: Eurasia Habitat: I Applicable Plant Component: herb, root Psychical: herb Pacificatory: herb Preserval: herb Ensurant: root Divinatory: herb Anecdotal: Trientalis forms the medicine appropriate to attracting wellness and luring spirits that bring profound visions.

Algae (Trentopohlia)

Name: Trentopohlia Toxicity: not known Common Name: Algae Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: algae Anecdotal: I didn’t find much on Trentopohlia but I couldn’t exclude it either. Trentopohlia can be rendered into ritual face paint and that alone makes it of great value.

Goat’s Beard (Tragopogon)

Name: Tragopogon pratensis Toxicity: not known Common Name: Goat’s Beard Continent: Europe Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: root Sanctificational Convocational Psychical Vulnerary Plenitudinal Anecdotal: Tragopogon is Bull, Ram and Deer Medicine. It affords protection against ruthless predacity. Tragopogon is a predator/prey medicine that holds that relationship in sacred, perfect balance. The spirit within Tragopogon is … Continue Reading

Hedge Parsley (Torilis)

Name: TORILIS spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Hedge Parsley Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VI, VII Applicable Plant Component: fruit Psychical Pacificatory Theurgical Amoristic Vulnerary Plenarial Resurgent Anecdotal: Torilis is believed an extraordinary aphrodisiac that enhances male potency and female receptiveness. In my research I found that this property had a serious connection to spring rituals … Continue Reading

False Asphodel (Tofieldia)

Name: Tofieldia pusilla Toxicity: not known Common Name: False Asphodel Continent: Europe Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Convocational Theurgical Providential Anecdotal: Tofieldia is saturated with ancestral spirits. It is regarded as sustenance for these spirits and believed to bring prosperity when planted near gravesites.

Linden (Tilia)

Name: TILIA spp. Toxicity: not known T. cordata (Linden, Lime)   Continent: Europe   Habitat:IV T. platyphyllos (Linden, Lime)   Continent: Europe   Habitat:IV T. x europaea (Linden, Lime)   Continent: Europe   Habitat:IV Applicable Plant Components: herb, bark, twig, shoot, flower, root, bud, branch, wood (charcoal), sap, cambium Sanctificational: bark Invitatory: shoot Fortificational: shoot Desistant: bark, root Pacificatory: sap Reconciliatory: twig, … Continue Reading

Thyme (Thymus)

Name: THYMUS spp. Toxicity: not known T. pulegioides   (Large Thyme)   Continent:Europe   Habitat: III T. praecox (Wild Thyme)   Continent:Europe   Habitat: VI, VII T. serphyllum (Thyme)    Continent:Europe   Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Convocational Fortificational Psychical Pacificatory Reconciliatory Theurgical Protectant Tutelary Preserval Vulnerary Sanguinary Plenitudinal Soporific Resurgent Anecdotal: Thymus is a gatekeeper to other realms creating a comfortable … Continue Reading

Snow Thistle (Thlaspi)

Name: THLASPI spp. Toxicity: not known T. alpestre (Alpine Pennycress)   Continent: Europe   Habitat: IV T. arvense (Snow Thistle)   Continent: Europe   Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Invitatory Convocational Psychical Reconciliatory Theurgical Protectant Preserval Vulnerary Anecdotal: Thlaspi forms a potion that protects against injuries inflicted by predatory spirits. It is another species with an anti-poison … Continue Reading

Long Beech Fern (Thelypteris)

Name: Thelypteris phegopteris Toxicity: not known Common Name: Long Beech Fern Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: damp woods Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, shoot, bark Invitatory: shoot Reconciliatory: root Theurgical: herb Resurgent: root, bark Anecdotal: The spirit within Thelypteris is invoked to address deep and ancient spiritual pain from perhaps childhood or even other lives. … Continue Reading

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum)

Name: Thalictrum minus Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Meadow Rue Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VI, VII Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, seed Convocational: root Desistant: herb Pacificatory: root Reconciliatory: root, herb, seed Prolongational: root, seed Amoristic: herb, seed, root Tutelary: herb, root Preserval: root Vulnerary: root, herb Plenitudinal: root, herb, seed Ensurant: seed Divinatory: herb Affixal: … Continue Reading

Germander (Teucrium)

Name: TEUCRIUM spp. Toxicity: not known T. chamaedrys   (Cat Thyme,Germander)   Continent:Eurasia   Habitat: VI T. scorodonia (Wood Sage)   Continent: Europe   Habitat: I T. botrys (Cut-leaf Germander)    Continent: Europe   Habitat: VI T. scordium (Water Germander)   Continent: Europe   Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Sanctificational Invitatory Convocational Psychical Harmonical Pacificatory Theurgical Transmutational Vulnerary Sanguinary Plenitudinal Plenarial … Continue Reading

Yew (Taxus)

Name: Taxus baccata Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Yew Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: bark, herb, twig, wood Sanctificational: bark, herb Invitatory: herb Convocational: bark Fortificational: twig, herb Intensificational: herb Pacificatory: bark Reconciliatory: herb, bark, twig Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb, bark Prolongational: herb, bark Protectant: wood, herb Preserval: herb, bark Vulnerary: herb, wood … Continue Reading

Dandelion (Taraxacum)

Name: Taraxacum officinale Toxicity: not known Common Name: Dandelion Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Sanctificational: root, herb Invitatory: root, herb Convocational: root, herb Psychical: root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb Reconciliatory: root, herb, flower Theurgical: root Prolongational: root Amoristic: root Vulnerary: root, herb Sanguinary: herb Plenitudinal: root, herb Plenarial: … Continue Reading

Tansy (Tanacetum)

Name: Tanacetum vulgare Toxicity: uterine stimulant Common Name: Tansy Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, flower Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: herb Convocational: herb Fortificational: herb Psychical: root Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: herb Reconciliatory: herb Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb, flower Prolongational: herb Amoristic: herb Protectant: herb Tutelary: herb Preserval: herb Plenitudinal: herb Ensurant: herb Affixal: … Continue Reading

Comfrey (Symphytum)

Name: Symphytum officinale Toxicity: not known Common Name: Blackwort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Comfrey Continent: Eurasia Habitat: V Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Convocational: herb Fortificational: herb Desistant: herb Reconciliatory: herb, root Theurgical: herb Protectant: herb Vulnerary: herb Providential: root Plenitudinal: herb Affixal: herb Resurgent: herb Anecdotal: Symphytum, when worn or carried, protects the carrier while traveling … Continue Reading

Ofbit (Succisa)

Name: Succisa pratensis Toxicity: not known Common Name: Ofbit Continent: Eurasia Habitat: V Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational: herb, root Convocational: herb Psychical: herb Harmonical: root, herb Pacificatory: herb, root Theurgical: root Protectant: root Preserval: root Vulnerary: herb Plenitudinal: root Anecdotal: Succisa is companion magic with Molinia. It expels parasitic spirits and sets up … Continue Reading

Sea Blite (Suaeda)

Name: Suaeda maritima Toxicity: not known Common Name: Sea Blite Continent: Europe Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Convocational Pacificatory Vulnerary Plenitudinal Plenarial Affixal Anecdotal: A bath in Suaeda sanctifies practitioners before administering their skills. It binds them to the protection of benevolent spirits when doctoring spiritual pain of a fiery nature. Similarly Suaeda … Continue Reading

Sea Green (Stratiotes)

Name: Stratiotes aloides Toxicity: not known Common Name: Sea Green Continent: Europe Habitat: V Applicable Plant Component: herb Convocational Reconciliatory Vulnerary Anecdotal: The spirit within Stratiotes is invoked to address severe internal injuries to the psyche that have caused spiritual wounds. It is medicine that calls in the aid and support of benevolent spirits to … Continue Reading

Tree Lichen (Sticta)

Name: Sticta Toxicity: not known Common Name: Tree Lichen Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: woods Applicable Component: lichen Vulnerary Anecdotal: As a famine food Sticta is believed capable of curing anything, which, by the way is true of all famine and sacred first foods.

Chickweed (Stellaria)

Name: STELLARIA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Chickweed, Stitchwort Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Component: herb Psychical Reconciliatory Vulnerary Divinatory Anecdotal: Stellaria so fortifies psychic ability that it makes a superb divination tool as well. Such divinations are related to healing endopsychic wounds in such a way as to … Continue Reading

Betony (Stachys)

Name: STACHYS spp. Toxicity: uterine stimulant S. germanica (Downy Woundwort)       Habitat: VI S. officinalis (Betony)              Habitat: I, III, IV, VI Continent: Eurasia Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational: herb Convocational: herb Psychical: herb, root Harmonical: root Pacificatory: herb Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb Protectant: herb, root Tutelary: herb, root Vulnerary: herb Providential: herb Plenitudinal: herb Ensurant: … Continue Reading

Pondscum (Spirogyra)

Name: Spirogyra Toxicity: not known Common Name: Pondscum Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: herb Ensurant Anecdotal: One can not leave out Spirogyra even though it is frugal with its spirit. Spirogyra is empowerment medicine that attracts objectives related to abundance.

Lady’s Tresses (Spiranthes)

Name: SPIRANTHES spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Lady’s Tresses Continent: Europe/North America Habitat: II, VI, VII Applicable Plant Component: root Convocational Amoristic Vulnerary Plenarial Ensurant Divinatory Affirmational Anecdotal: The sanctifying nature of Spiranthes is women’s medicine that supports love and the spirit of abundance. A wash of Spiranthes is believed to insure swift and … Continue Reading

Peat Moss (Sphagnum)

Name: Sphagnum cymbifolium Toxicity: not known Common Name: Peat Moss Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: II, III Applicable Component: moss Desistant Pacificatory Reconciliatory Theurgical Amoristic Vulnerary Resurgent Anecdotal: Sphagnum is Bear and Deer Medicine related to the spirits of comfort and security. It bolsters shields of protection and brings relief to endopsychic stress. Sphagnum can … Continue Reading

Bur Reed (Sparganium)

Name: SPARGANIUM spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Bur Reed Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: II, V Applicable Plant Component: herb Pacificatory Reversional Theurgical Prolongational Plenitudinal Resurgent Anecdotal: Sparganium is feminine by nature and guards the transition to rebirth within the observance and adherence to sacred cycles. It is one of the few distinctly female … Continue Reading

Rowan (Sorbus)

Name: SORBUS spp. Toxicity: not known S. aucuparia (Rowan, Quickbeam)   Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: I S. torminalis (Serviceberry)   Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: IV S. aria (Whitebeam,Mountain Ash)   Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: bark, herb, fruit, cambium, bud, twig, wood, branch, root Sanctificational: bark, herb, fruit Invitatory: bark Convocational: wood, branch, bark Fortificational: fruit, cambium, bud Psychical: … Continue Reading

Sow Thistle (Sonchus)

Name: SONCHUS spp. Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Sow Thistle Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: V Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Convocational Fortificational Pacificatory Reversional Theurgical Prolongational Amoristic Vulnerary Sanguinary Plenitudinal Plenarial Ensurant Ecstatic Affixal Affirmational Resurgent Anecdotal: Sonchus is Boar, Hare, and Ram Medicine. It is invigorating empowerment medicine that fortifies personal shields, enhances … Continue Reading

Goldenrod (Solidago)

Name: Solidago virgaurea Toxicity: not known Common Name: Goldenrod Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: herb, flower, root Sanctificational: herb, flower Invitatory: flower Convocational: root Fortificational: herb, flower Psychical: root, herb, flower Desistant: root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb, flower Reconciliatory: root, herb, flower Reversional: herb, root Theurgical: herb, flower Prolongational: herb Amoristic: … Continue Reading

Bittersweet / Nightshade (Solanum)

Name: SOLANUM spp. Toxicity: considered toxic S. dulcamara (Bittersweet)        Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: VII S. nigrum (Black Nightshade)   Continent: Europe    Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Components: root, shoot, herb, fruit Sanctificational: root, herb Convocational: root Psychical: seed, fruit Harmonical: root Pacificatory: root, herb Reconciliatory: root, shoot, herb Reversional: herb Theurgical: root Prolongational: herb Amoristic: root Protectant: root Vulnerary: … Continue Reading