122 Weely Witchy Challenge – Green & Herbal Magick Challenge entry – Garnet
Plant/Herb magick is a broad and interesting subject. One of the
suggestions for this subject was how to explore Green Magick.
BUT! Since moving to Florida, my allergies are 10 x’s worse, So although
I cannot do much herbal magick, I have listed some things.
I discovered a new plant and its uses, Yohimbe.
Yohimbe is an evergreen tree, native to Africa.
The bark contains the chemical yohimbine.
It’s used as a vasodilator, and also stimulates
nerve impulses to the penis or vagina.
It can also help counteract the sexual
side effects of certain medications used
for depression. (Now they tell me!).
This bark is also used as a mood elevator, to improve athletic performance (I wonder, would this disqualify athletes at the Olympics)and other purposes. But, as with most herbs, there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses, so the scientific community thinks it’s just wishful thinking.
Since I’m too old and crabby for the above,
I’ll move on to →
Are you a witch on a budget?
Rosemary can substitute for any herb.
Roses can be used as a substitute for any flower.
Sage is a good substitute for incense.
Olive oil can be used as a sub. for any oil.
Frankincense can be substituted for any gum resin
Copal can be substituted for any gum resin
Tobacco can be substituted for any poisonous herb
Camphor oil – can be substituted for Eucalyptus oil: Lavender
A white candle can replace any color candle. Didn’t expect candles, did ya?
Clear quartz is a substitute for any crystal.
Copal is a tree resin used as incense and making varnish.
Dragon’sBlood, Equal parts Frankincense and Red Sandalwood
Tobacco can be used as a substitute for belladonna, cowbane, Euphorbium, hemlock, mandrake, nightshade, sulfur, wolfsbane, and yew. One can understand why it can be poisonous.
I want to thank @Mistress of Herbs for her Herbal knowledge &
@Mary25 for her suggestion for this subject and our Tea Queen, TheTravelWitch_Bry because she’s simply the best!
This was fun and interesting