Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium)

Name: Sisyrinchium bermudiana Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Blue Eyed Grass Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: V Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Psychical Desistant Harmonical Pacificatory Theurgical Amoristic Plenitudinal Affixal Affirmational Resurgent Anecdotal: The spirit within Sisyrinchium is invoked to sanctify and draw together the focus of a ritual. It stops attrition of spiritual energy … Continue Reading

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium)

Name: Sisymbrium officinale Toxicity: not known Common Name: Hedge or White Mustard Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: herb Psychical Pacificatory Divinatory Anecdotal: In spirit handling Sisymbrium exorcises malevolent spirits that have stolen the voices or sacred songs of ritual singers. Its revivifying spirit expels melancholy, restoring strength and vitality. It forms the foundation … Continue Reading

Milk Thistle (Silybum)

Name: Silybum marianum Toxicity: not known Common Name: Milk Thistle Continent: Europe Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, seed, flower Invitatory Fortificational Reversional Theurgical Amoristic Protectant Tutelary Sanguinary Plenarial Resurgent Anecdotal: Silybum is the quintessential spirit of deflection and reflection, the mechanism of its medicine. It attracts only benevolent spirits that protect and secure … Continue Reading

Silene (Silene)

Name: SILENE spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Silene Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: alkaline range & coast Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Sanctificational: root, herb Pacificatory: root Reversional: root Prolongational: root, herb Amoristic: herb Preserval: root Vulnerary: herb Plenitudinal: root Divinatory: root Affirmational: root Anecdotal: Silene enhances visions and appetites for knowledge. Predatory spirits … Continue Reading

Foxtail Millet (Setaria)

Name: SETARIA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Foxtail Millet, Bristle Grass Continent: Eurasia Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Component: seed Sanctificational Convocational Plenitudinal Affixal Anecdotal: I think of Setaria as big belly medicine. It balances out the stress of over indulging during feasts and restores harmony to appetites both physical and spiritual. Disruption … Continue Reading

Ragwort (Senecio)

Name: SENECIO spp. Toxicity: considered toxic Common Names: Ragwort, Groundsel Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, flower Sanctificational: root Invitatory: herb Convocational: herb Psychical: herb Pacificatory: root Reconciliatory: root Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb Prolongational: root, herb Amoristic: herb Preserval: herb Vulnerary: herb Sanguinary: herb Providential: root, herb Plenitudinal: … Continue Reading

Stonecrop (Sedum)

Name: SEDUM spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Roseroot, Stonecrop Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Component: leafy stalk Psychical Pacificatory Theurgical Amoristic Tutelary Vulnerary Plenitudinal Plenarial Ecstatic Resurgent Anecdotal: Sedum is a protective spirit that guards against the consequences of the dark side of Water Medicine when on a spiritual … Continue Reading

Skullcap (Scutellaria)

Name: SCUTELLARIA spp. Toxicity: considered toxic S. galericulata (Skullcap)   Continent: North Temperate Zone   Habitat: IV, V S. minor (Lesser Skullcap)   Continent: Europe    Habitat: I, III Applicable Plant Components: herb, root  Sanctificational: herb Convocational: root Psychical: herb Pacificatory: herb Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb Prolongational: herb Amoristic: herb Plenitudinal: herb Divinatory: herb Affixal: root, herb Resurgent: root Anecdotal: … Continue Reading

Throatwort (Scrophularia)

Name: Scrophularia nodosa Toxicity: not known Common Names: Throatwort, Fiddlewood Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational: herb, root Convocational: root Psychical: herb Desistant: root Pacificatory: root Prolongational: herb, root Preserval: herb, root Vulnerary: herb Divinatory: herb Affirmational: herb Resurgent: root, herb Anecdotal: Scrophularia is carried or worn as a … Continue Reading

Deergrass (Scirpus)

Name: SCIRPUS spp. Toxicity: not known S. maritimus   (Sea Club Rush, Deergrass)   Habitat: II, VII S. lacustris (Bulrush)    Habitat: V Continent: North Temperate Zone Applicable Plant Components: herb, root, stem, flower, pith Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: root Fortificational: herb Psychical: herb Desistant: stem pith or ashes Reconciliatory: root, stem Theurgical: stem Amoristic: herb, flower Vulnerary: root, stem … Continue Reading

Rannoch Rush (Scheuchzeria)

Name: Scheuchzeria palustris Toxicity: not known Common Name: Rannoch Rush Continent: Europe Anecdotal: Scheuchzeria can be woven into ritual baskets. Sadly it is a species that really shouldn’t be harvested ever and perhaps some effort must be made to try to cultivate it. Now virtually extinct it can only be found in the pools and … Continue Reading

Saxifrage (Saxifraga)

Name: SAXIFRAGA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Saxifrage Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Component: root Sanctificational Convocational Desistant Harmonical Pacificatory Theurgical Transmutational Vulnerary Affirmational Anecdotal: Saxifraga root is water medicine used as a wash for spiritual injuries or extreme trauma. Its spirit intervenes in the severest of situations of … Continue Reading

Sow-wort (Saussurea)

Name: Saussurea alpina Toxicity: unknown Common Name: Sow-wort Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: IV Components: herb Harmonical Vulnerary Anecdotal: Saussurea guards and balances the flow of ones energy linking it to the spirit of harmony. It is handled in situations where internalized spiritual pain has devastated ones appetite for life and must be brought into … Continue Reading

Soapwort (Saponaria)

Name: Saponaria officinalis Toxicity: not known Common Name: Soapwort Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Sanctificational: root Harmonical: root Pacificatory: root, herb Theurgical: root, herb Transmutational: root, herb Vulnerary: herb, root Anecdotal: The spirit within Saponaria is invoked to address spiritual pain related to deeply internalized issues that have devastated personal shields. … Continue Reading

Poolroot (Sanicula)

Name: Sanicula europaea Toxicity: considered toxic Common Names: Poolroot, Sanicle Continent: Europe Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational: herb Convocational: root Psychical: herb Desistant: herb Pacificatory: root, herb Reconciliatory: root, herb Reversional: root Theurgical: root Prolongational: root Preserval: root Vulnerary: herb Providential: root Plenitudinal: herb Resurgent: root Anecdotal: In antiquity sacred wells were … Continue Reading

Burnet (Sanguisorba)

Name: Sanguisorba officinalis Toxicity: not known Common Names: Burnet, Bloodwort Continent: Eurasia Habitat: V Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: herb Convocational: root Desistant: herb, root Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root Theurgical: herb Prolongational: herb Preserval: herb Vulnerary: herb Sanguinary: herb Affixal: herb, root Anecdotal: The invigorating spirit of Sanguisorba is believed to preserve … Continue Reading

Elder (Sambucus)

Name: Sambucus nigra Toxicity: not known Common Name: Elder Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: bark, root, root bark, herb, flower, seed, pitch, fruit,  branch Sanctificational: bark, root bark, flower Convocational: herb, seed, root Fortificational: bark Psychical: flower Desistant: herb Harmonical: fruit Pacificatory: herb, root, flower Reconciliatory: flower, herb, root Reversional: herb Theurgical: bark, … Continue Reading

Clary (Salvia)

Name: SALVIA spp. Toxicity: uterine stimulant S. viridis (Wild Clary)     Continent: Europe    Habitat: VI S. verticillata (Whorled Clary)    Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: VI S. pratensis (Meadow Clary)     Continent: Europe    Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Invitatory Convocational Fortificational Psychical Harmonical Pacificatory Reconciliatory Theurgical Prolongational Amoristic Protectant Preserval Plenitudinal Plenarial Ensurant Ecstatic Divinatory Affixal Affirmational Resurgent Anecdotal: … Continue Reading

Willow (Salix)

Name: SALIX spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Willow Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, bark, cambium, wood Sanctificational: root, herb, bark Invitatory: bark Convocational: twig strewn at winter solstice Fortificational: root Intensificational: wood Psychical: cambium, root, herb Desistant: bark, herb Harmonical: bark Pacificatory: cambium, root Reconciliatory: branch, … Continue Reading

Glasswort (Salicornia)

Name: SALICORNIA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Glasswort Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: herb Psychical Pacificatory Reconciliatory Vulnerary Anecdotal: The spirit within Salicornia is invoked to address spiritual pain that has caused a complete breakdown of expression. This is strictly exorcismal, requiring that soap be made from the lye of … Continue Reading

Arrowhead (Sagittaria)

Name: Sagittaria  sagittifolia Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Arrowhead Continent: Europe/North America Habitat: V Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Fortificational: herb Pacificatory: herb, root Reconciliatory: herb, root Theurgical: herb, root Amoristic: herb, root Vulnerary: root Plenitudinal: root Ensurant: root Resurgent: root, herb Anecdotal: Sagittaria is Duck and Goose Medicine. It holds a vital place in … Continue Reading

Sweet Broom (Ruscus)

Name: Ruscus aculeatus Toxicity: not known Common Names: Knee Holly, Butcher’s or Sweet Broom Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Component: root Sanctificational Harmonical Pacificatory Reconciliatory Theurgical Tutelary Plenitudinal Plenarial Ensurant Anecdotal: Ruscus can be bundled into brooms that sweep away and repel malevolent, invasive entities determined to steal the spirit of abundance from food. … Continue Reading

Dock (Rumex)

Name: RUMEX spp. Toxicity: not known Common Names: Dock, Sorrel Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, seed, flower Sanctificational: root, herb Invitatory: root, herb Convocational: root, herb Fortificational: herb Psychical: herb Desistant: root, herb, flower Harmonical: root Pacificatory: root, flower Reconciliatory: root, flower Reversional: root Theurgical: herb Prolongational: … Continue Reading

Blackberry/Raspberry (Rubus)

Name: RUBUS spp. Toxicity: not known R. fruticosus (Blackberry)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: I R. saxatilis (Stone Bramble)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV R. idaeus (Raspberry)    Continent:North Temperate Zone    Habitat: I R. chamaemorus (Cloudberry)  Continent:North Temperate Zone    Habitat: I R. caesius (Dewberry)    Continent: Europe     Habitat I Applicable Plant Components: stem, root, herb, fruit, bark, cambium, sprout Sanctificational: stem, root, herb, fruit … Continue Reading

Wild Madder (Rubia)

Name: Rubia peregrina Toxicity: not known Common Name: Wild Madder Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: root Convocational Desistant Pacificatory Reversional Tutelary Vulnerary Resurgent Anecdotal: Rubia has long been used as a dye plant. In spirit handling the spirit within Rubia is invoked to address stagnation of the spirit. This issue is believed due … Continue Reading

Rose (Rosa)

Name: ROSA spp. Toxicity: not known R. arvensis (Field Rose)            Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV R. spinosissima(Burnet Rose) Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: VII R. stylosa                                      Continent: Europe    Habitat: alkaline R. agrestis                                    Continent: Europe    Habitat: alkaline R. eglanteria (Sweet Briar)       Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: VI R. micrantha                                Continent: Europe    Habitat: VI R. canina (Dog Rose)                 Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: alkaline R. tomentosa                               Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: alkaline R. villosa                                       Continent: … Continue Reading

Currant (Ribes)

Name: RIBES spp. Toxicity: considered toxic R. sylvestre (Red Currant)             Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV R. nigrum (Black Currant)             Continent: Eurasia   Habitat: V R. spicatum (Downy Currant)       Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV R. alpinum (Mountain Currant)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV R. uva-crispa (Gooseberry)            Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, fruit, bark, cambium Sanctificational: fruit, … Continue Reading

Rosebay (Rhododendron)

Name: Rhododendron ponticum Toxicity: not known Common Names: Rosebay, Snow Rose Continent: Eurasia Habitat: I, III Applicable Plant Components: herb, twig, wood, bark, bud Psychical: bud Pacificatory: herb, twig Reconciliatory: herb, twig, wood ash Prolongational: herb Vulnerary: bud Providential: herb Plenitudinal: bark, bud Resurgent: twig Anecdotal: The wood of Rhododendron can be rendered into spoons … Continue Reading

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus)

Name: RHINANTHUS spp. Toxicity: not known R. minor (Yellow Rattle) R. serotinus (Greater Yellow Rattle) Continent: Europe Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Components: seed, herb Desistant: herb Pacificatory: herb Divinatory: seed Affirmational: seed Anecdotal: The spirit within Rhinanthus is invoked to enhance visions and empower ritual singers. It is a semi-parasitic creature that grows in grass … Continue Reading

Buckthorn (Rhamnus)

Name: Rhamnus cathartica Toxicity: considered toxic Common Name: Buckthorn Continent: Eurasia Habitat: II Applicable Plant Components: bark, herb, fruit, root Sanctificational: bark, fruit Invitatory: bark, herb, fruit Convocational: bark, herb, fruit Intensificational: root, bark Desistant: bark, fruit Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: bark, fruit Reconciliatory: bark, fruit Theurgical: herb Amoristic: herb Tutelary: herb Preserval: herb Vulnerary: herb … Continue Reading

Sea Radish (Raphanus)

Name: Raphanus maritimus Toxicity: not known Common Name: Sea Radish Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: root Convocational Pacificatory Theurgical Vulnerary Plenitudinal Plenarial Affixal Anecdotal: The spirit within Raphanus is invoked to address deep spiritual distress that has led to spiritual pain, a loss of clarity in self-expression as well as a loss of … Continue Reading

Buttercup (Ranunculus)

Name: RANUNCULUS spp. Toxicity: considered toxic Common Names: Buttercup, Spearwort Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: V, VI, VII Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, flower, seed Sanctificational: root, herb Invitatory: root Convocational: root Psychical: root Desistant: root Pacificatory: root, herb, flower Reconciliatory: root, herb, flower Theurgical: root Protectant: root, herb, flower Preserval: herb, flower Vulnerary: root, … Continue Reading

Moss (Ramalina)

Name: Ramalina Toxicity: not known Common Name: Moss Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: damp woods Applicable Plant Component: moss Amoristic Resurgent Anecdotal: Like most mosses Ramalina is love medicine tied to the spirits of comfort and security.

Linseed (Radiola)

Name: Radiola linoides Toxicity: not known Common Names: Allseed, Linseed Continent: Europe Habitat: III Applicable Plant Component: seed Pacificatory Reconciliatory Amoristic Vulnerary Anecdotal: Radiola is the quintessential spirit of warmth and abundance. It resolves spiritual pain as well as inability to take confident action.

Oak (Quercus)

Name: QUERCUS spp. Toxicity: not known Q. robur (Pedunculate Oak) Q. petraea (Sessile Oak) Continent: Eurasia Habitat: I Applicable Plant Components: herb, bark, root, gall, acorn, cambium, pitch, wood  Sanctificational: herb, bark Invitatory: acorn Convocational: bark Fortificational: bark Psychical: root, bark, herb, gall Desistant: acorn, bark, herb, root Harmonical: bark, herb Pacificatory: root, bark Reconciliatory: … Continue Reading

Wintergreen (Pyrola)

Name: PYROLA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Wintergreen, Sidebells Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: I Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, flower, fruit Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: root, herb Convocational: root, herb Fortificational: root Psychical: root Desistant: root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb, flower Reconciliatory: root, herb, flower, fruit Reversional: root, herb Theurgical: root, herb … Continue Reading

Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

Name: Pulmonaria longifolia Toxicity: not known Common Name: Lungwort Continent: Europe Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Component: herb Psychical Desistant Pacificatory Theurgical Affixal Anecdotal: Pulmonaria, as its name suggests, is a superb medicine for singers and fortifies sacred songs. It is also handled to stop attrition of spiritual energy.

Fleabane (Pulicaria)

Name: PULICARIA spp. Toxicity: not known P. dysenterica (Common Fleabane) P. vulgaris (Small Fleabane) Continent: Europe Habitat: V Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Theurgical Protectant Vulnerary Plenitudinal Anecdotal: The smudge or steam of Pulicaria is a repellent that can drive out malevolent spirits. It can be bundled with Hypericum and grain then hung in doorways … Continue Reading

Bracken Fern (Pteridium)

Name: PTERIDIUM spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Bracken Fern Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: damp woods Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Invitatory: root Convocational: root Fortificational: herb Desistant: root Harmonical: root Pacificatory: herb, root Reconciliatory: herb, root Reversional: herb Theurgical: herb Prolongational: root Amoristic: herb Protectant: root Tutelary: herb Vulnerary: herb, root Plenarial: root, … Continue Reading

Mushroom (Psilocybe and Panaeolus)

Name: Psilocybe & Panaeolus              Psilocybe semilanceata              Psilocybe montana              Psilocybe coprophila              Panaeolus fornisicii Toxicity: Considerd toxic Common Name: Mushroom Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VI Applicable Component: mushroom Divinatory Anecdotal: I would be hard pressed to bring more information about Psilocybe than isn’t already known. Its hallucinogenic properties are widely revered … Continue Reading

Blackthorn (Prunus)

Name: PRUNUS spp. Toxicity: not known P. spinosa (Blackthorn, Sloe)    Continent: Eurasia     Habitat: IV, VI P. padus (Bird Cherry)               Continent: Eurasia     Habitat: IV P. avium (Wild Cherry, Gean)  Continent: Eurasia     Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: root, bark, herb, fruit, flower, cambium Sanctificational: flower, root Invitatory: root, bark Convocational: root, bark Fortificational: herb, bark Intensificational: fruit, herb Psychical: … Continue Reading

Selfheal (Prunella)

Name: PRUNELLA spp. Toxicity: not known P. vulgaris (Selfheal)          Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: VI P. grandiflora (Selfheal)    Continent: Europe     Habitat: IV, VI Applicable Plant Components: root, herb, flower Sanctificational: root, herb Convocational: root Fortificational: herb Intensificational: herb Psychical: herb Desistant: herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root, herb Reconciliatory: root, herb Reversional: herb Prolongational: root, herb, flower amoristic: … Continue Reading

Primrose (Primula)

Name: PRIMULA spp. Toxicity: considered toxic P. elatior (Oxlip)    Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: IV P. farinosa (Bird’s Eye Primrose)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: V P. scotica (Scottish Primrose)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV, VII P. veris (Cowslip)    Continent: Eurasia    Habitat: IV, VI P. vulgaris (Primrose)    Continent: Europe    Habitat: IV, VI Applicable Plant Components: root, flower, herb Fortificational: flower … Continue Reading

Salad Burnet (Poterium)

Name: POTERIUM spp. Toxicity: not known P. sanguisorba (Salad Burnet) P. polyganum (Fodder Burnet) Continent: Eurasia Habitat: VI Applicable Plant Components: herb, root Sanctificational Invitatory Intensificational Desistant Harmonical Theurgical Protectant Vulnerary Sanguinary Affixal Anecdotal: Poterium is the invigorating spirit of happiness that destroys melancholy, affords inordinate protection and refreshes the spirit. Its best mechanism is … Continue Reading

Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Name: POTENTILLA spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Cinquefoil Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: many diverse species Applicable Plant Components: root, herb Sanctificational: herb Invitatory: root, herb Convocational: root Psychical: root, herb Harmonical: herb Pacificatory: root Reconciliatory: root Theurgical: herb Preserval: herb, root Vulnerary: root Affixal: root Affirmational: root Resurgent: herb, root Anecdotal: It is … Continue Reading

Pondweed (Potamogeton)

Name: POTAMOGETON spp. Toxicity: not known Common Name: Pondweed Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: II Applicable Plant Component: herb Sanctificational Theurgical Ensurant Anecdotal: Potamogeton is particularly valued for exorcising malevolent spirits that attach themselves to men.

Sea Palm (Postelsia)

Name: Postelsia Toxicity: not known Common Name: Sea Palm, Seaweed Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: seaweed Fortificational Theurgical Sanguinary Ensurant Anecdotal: Postelsia, as far as I was able to determine, is clearly men’s medicine. It is a major empowerment medicine used to strengthen males, especially young ones before embarking on strenuous … Continue Reading

Seaweed (Porphyra)

Name: Porphyra Toxicity: not known Common Name: Seaweed Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: VII Applicable Plant Component: seaweed Sanctificational Psychical Reconciliatory Reversional Preserval Plenitudinal Plenarial Anecdotal: Porphyra is remarkable in its ability to resolve the cause of a broken spirit and restore an individual to wellness. It addresses spiritual pain related to distant experiences that … Continue Reading

Poplar (Populus)

Name: POPULUS spp. Toxicity: not known P. canescens (Gray Poplar) P. nigra (Black Poplar) P. tremula (European Aspen) Continent: Eurasia Habitat: IV Applicable Plant Components: cambium, pitch, herb, bark, root,catkin, seed Sanctificational: cambium, pitch, herb, bark Invitatory: bark, root Convocational: bark, root Fortificational: bark, root Psychical: bark, pitch, cambium Desistant: root Harmonical: cambium Pacificatory: bark, … Continue Reading

Hair Moss (Polytrichum)

Name: Polytrichum Toxicity: not known Common Names: Hair or Ground Moss Continent: North Temperate Zone Habitat: woods Applicable Plant Component: Moss Fortificational Plenarial Resurgent Anecdotal: Polytrichum is empowerment medicine that enhances strength and potency as well as expedites safe passage into new lives.