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Essential Oils 19 Magical Plants For Warding Off Evil

Linda Lee Smith
 


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Some Plants Have Long Been Associated with Magic or Clairvoyant Powers and Used as Charms Against Evil.

Anyone who has read the Harry Potter novels can attest to the novel's parade of strange concoctions of plants for magical purposes. But in real life, yes certain plants do have a history with magic. Rosemary is one such plant. In Europe, a sprig of rosemary placed under the pillow was thought to prevent nightmares. A sprig placed over the doorway was believed to ward off witches. European medieval history is filled with stories of warding off evil spirits and witches. Paranoia based on ignorance and fueled by religious zeal, existed throughout the whole period of the Middle Ages.

Here are some other examples of “magical plants":

Cedarwood oil used in ritual purification after touching anything “unclean. "

German chamomile was considered a sacred herb by the Egyptians, Moors and Saxons.

The Romans revered Clary Sage as herba sacra or ‘sacred herb’ because of its euphoric properties.

Fennel was thought to ward off evil spirits and spells cast by witches. They hung sprigs of fennel over doorways to fend off evil.

Galbanum was considered spiritually uplifting.

Hyssop was used to protect against plague and to drive away evil spirits.

Juniper was used in the Middle Ages to ward off witches.

Marjoram was considered a funeral herb to bring spiritual peace to the departed.

Melissa or Lemon Balm was considered the “elixir of life" and used for nervous discords and ailments dealing with the heart or the emotion-anxiety, melancholy and to strengthen and revive the vital spirit.

Mugwort in the Middle Ages was associated with superstition and witchcraft and was used as a protective charm against evil and danger.

Myrrh is one of the oldest spiritual oils known to man-lifting the spirit to the gods.

Myrtle was considered a sign of immortality and used in religious ceremonies.

Palo Santo was known to peoples of Latin America as a spiritual oil to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies.

Sage was used by native peoples to help cleanse the aura of negativities.

Sandalwood is considered one of the oldest oils known for its spiritual qualities and assistance with prayer and meditation. It is also considered an aphrodisiac.

Spikenard was considered one of the sacred chrisms for anointing monarchs and high initiates into the mystery schools.

The Lakota Indians used black spruce to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit. They believed spruce possesses the frequency of prosperity.

Thyme was associated with ‘courage. ’ The Roman soldiers bathed in thyme before going into battle and in the Middle Ages, sprigs of thyme were woven into the scarves of knights departing for the Crusades-again to boost courage.

In the Middle Ages, yarrow was cut “with a black-handled knife, by moonlight, repeating mystic words. It was then brought home, put into the right stocking, and placed under the pillow" so that young Highland girls would dream of their true loves!

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From Linda L. Smith, Director of the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy, a national program in Christian healing.

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