Astragalas Root

Astragalus Root
Astragalus Root


Astragalas Root has many incredible health benefits and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for a very long time.

Today though, we are going to be talking about the magickal workings of this root.

Astragalus assists in increasing the energy needed to bring about the manifestations desired. It will help bridge any gap there might be between the thought and the creation of the reality. This makes it extremely important when you are working on Law of Attraction practices.

This herb is a powerful of protector and can be used to create a stronger aura around oneself, which is very beneficial and necessary when doing any type of casting (spellwork). Always, always, always protect yourself!

Astragalus is often used to help balance the body’s natural energy flows and to provide strength and courage and is often carried or burnt as incense for these purposes.


The best and most powerful way I’ve found to use this root is to add it to White Sage and burn it as a smudge. This is best done just before meditations dedicated to manifesting your wishes or before doing any type of spellwork. This combination of Sage and Astragalus will cleanse and clear you and the area you are working in, it will begin pulling in energy from the Universe (this is the extra energy boost that you will get from the root), direct your focus like a laser beam and give you the strength to complete your task.

If you tend to be the spacey type, leave your body often and without warning (this can be mistaken for daydreaming) and/or have a very hard time focusing, this is the herb for you. Add 1 -2 Tbsp to a tea strainer or re-usable cotton teabag add hot water and allow to steep for a few minutes. Add honey if desired and enjoy!


The information presented on this website is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease, illness or distressing conditions. Individual results may vary. It is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or to fully educate yourself as to the benefits and possible complications of any alternative form of treatment.


Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain
Blue Vervain – cut/sifted

Blue Vervain is also known as Enchanters Herb, Holy Herb, Verbena, Blue Vervain, and Holy Wort. This is an absolute must-have herb in any magickal toolbox. It is incredibly powerful and its effects can be felt (or seen when spell casting) almost immediately.

Vervain was one of THE most sacred plants to the Druids and it was used for divination, consecration and ritual cleansing of sacred spaces. Vervain has a long history of use in purification. King Solomon cleansed the Temple with it and Christians believe it was used to stop the blood from flowing from Jesus’ wounds on the cross.

Vervain is used in magick for balance, anointing, centering, banishing, releasing, clearing, prosperity, peace, visions and prophecy.

Vervain combined with any other herbs in magical work is believed by some to enhance the action of these herbs.

Wearing or bathing in Vervain places one under the influence and favor of Diana.

After washing your hands in the infusion, it will be possible to engender love in the one you touch. To dispel fears, light a candle daily and surround it with Vervain. Speak aloud a prayer to the Gods and Goddesses asking for release from your fear. When burned, Vervain is powerful for warding off psychic attacks, but it is also used in spells for love, purification and attracting wealth. It is a powerful attractant to the opposite sex.

This is one of the most important herbs to have on your altar at all times as it is used for anointing tools, as an offering and to purify the area.

You can find this wonderful herb here.

Make your own Rose Water

Rose water is an essential in our home. We spray it on our linens and add it to our energetic cleansing mop water to bring Love into our home. We add it to our food dishes (it’s amazing in kefir!) and I spray it on my face every morning. It keeps my skin glowing, youthful and looking young. I also spray it in my hair and and on my body instead of using perfumes that are full of chemicals.

We have rose buds available here so you can make your own beautiful Rose Water.

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Solomon’s Seal Root

Solomon’s Seal Root is also known as Lady’s Seals, St. Mary’s Seal, Sigillum Sanctae Mariae, Scean de Solomon and Polygonatum biflorum.


ss root

Physical benefits ~

Solomon’s Seal Root is best known for “sealing” wounds and when this root is used as a poultice, it helps open wounds, cuts, burns and bruises heal very quickly. For issues related to tissues, it addresses sprains, strains, inflamed tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.

Solomon’s Seal Root used as a tea can clear up lungs, lower blood pressure and  increase mental clarity and concentration. It soothes nervousness, distress, excitement, and irritation. It can also ease pain or discomfort associated with joint, muscle and connective tissue injuries, bursae, menstrual cramps, bruises, etc.).

Consuming a moderate amount of Solomon’s seal tea regularly is believed to help aid in digestion, improve overall health, increase one’s libido and detoxify the liver. Solomon’s Seal is a perfect general tonic for those that suffer from minor cardiac problems, as it has a long-standing reputation in both Western and Eastern alternative medicine as being among the best cardiac tonics available.

* Recipe for tea – To 1 tsp. dried herb add 1 cup boiling water, steep for 10 min. sweeten to taste

Magical benefits ~

Solomon’s Seal Root is used in magick for  protection and cleansing.  It is often used in offertory incense. It is commonly used to bind magickal workings and keep sacred oaths & promises forever binding.  Carry Solomon’s Seal Root in an amulet or sachet for all-purpose protection.  Use it in protection magick to exorcise spirits and ward off negative influences and demons. Keep some on the altar to promote success in all rituals.  Sprinkle an infusion of the root to drive away evil. This magickal root has also been used as a means of calling the Elementals and is associated with the planet Saturn and the element Water.

This is one incredible plant and we have it available here.

Solomon's Seal Root
Solomon’s Seal Root








The information presented on this website is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease, illness or distressing conditions. Individual results may vary. It is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or to fully educate yourself as to the benefits and possible complications of any alternative form of treatment.

Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle
Blessed Thistle cut and sifted

Blessed Thistle is also know as Holy Thistle or by its scientific name, Cnicus Benedictus. This wonderful plant is a member of the asteraceae family and is related to artichokes and Milk Thistle.

Blessed Thistle offers excellent support for digestive health and can help treat a wide range of common stomach complaints. Many people drink it in the form of a tea before eating a meal to help prevent indigestion, gas and bloating. It has been used since ancient times to trigger the appetite, which is very useful for people who may have just had surgery or have had an illness.

This bitter herb has cholagogue properies meaning that it can help stimulate the body’s production of bile, making food digestion easier and more effective.

Blessed Thistle is wonderful for cleansing the liver and is found in many herbal liver cleanses on the market.

Spiritually, Blessed Thistle is associated with purification and is used in purification baths and rituals. It is also believed that wearing a bit of it would protect one from evil. It is associated with the planet Mars, the zodiac sign of Aries and the element fire. It works very well with Rosemary, Angelica, Basil or Yerba Santa.

Blessed Thistle is also known as Holy Thistle or St. Benedict’s Thistle and was grown in the gardens of monks. The monks would harvest the Holy Thistle and use it to make bitter tonics and liqueurs.

Blessed Thistle is also a part of the secret recipe used to make the Benedictine liqueur. As the story goes, in 1510, a Benedictine monk, Don Bernardo Vincelli, created the recipe for this liqueur that contained 27 different herbs, including Blessed Thistle, Angelica, Hyssop, and Lemon Balm. It is said that only three people on earth (at a time) know the complete recipe for making it.

If you would like to add this beautiful herb to your healthy lifestyle, you can find it here.


*As with all herbs, we suggest consulting a doctor before using. Some herbs may no work well prescription medications, may be harmful to pregnant or nursing women and may not be safe for people with pre-existing conditions.

Decoction Herbal Tea

herbal tea
Delicious herbal tea

With winter in full swing and frigid temperatures across most of the country, what better time to talk about delicious warm herbal teas?
Specifically, what are referred to as decoctions which is really just a long, slow simmer creating a concentrated, very flavorful dark tea. This is usually the method of choice when working with woody substances such as roots, barks and stems. This method usually takes 2-3 hours, sometimes longer, to allow the mineral salts and bitters to release. 

A basic decoction recipe is 1 pint of water to 1 ounce root or herb. For best results, use spring water or filtered water. The awful fluoridated & chlorinated tap water can alter the taste and benefits we are trying to receive. Allow this to simmer until about 1 quarter of the liquid has reduced, allow to cool and strain. For freshest flavor, we like to use ours within 48 hours or so. 

Since these can be a bit on the strong side for some people, a little dash of honey might be nice. One of our favorite sweeteners is Jaggery, which is unprocessed (unrefined) cane sugar. It contains all the natural molasses and mineral salts, is far more complex (since it has not been messed with) and it tastes wonderful.


Osha Root

Osha Root is one of our favorite plants and one of the most important herbs to many Native American tribes.  The Native people regarded it with deep appreciation, respect and used it widely – so much so it has been called the ‘Empress of the Forest’. It has a scent a bit like peppery celery – fresh, with a spicy back note. We like to add a few shavings or small pieces to our smudging mix because it invites powerful energies into your home and to your intentions.

This amazing root makes a wonderful tea and is reported to increase oxytocin levels (the hormone released when you hug someone you love). It is also known for its upper respiratory properties in alternative therapies – perfect for coughs and colds this time of year.

This plant is so special that we have them listed individually here so you can choose the one that speaks to you.