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General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:09 pm
by nati1
Good evening everyone,

I have read 90% of the book "Hoodoo Herb and Root magic" and it is fascinating!!! (I stop and re-read and continue).

My question is, is it my understanding most of the roots can be found in oil or powder form as well? Is this where the worker chooses to use either powder or oil versus the root?

I have a rather lengthy list of items to be ordered and not sure as to order the oil, powder or the actual root. Perfect example is Adam & Eve, there is the root, powder and oil, is it which ever I feel more comfortable working with?

I know that there are some powders in distinct color and an oil would be better as to being unnoticeable. Thank you!!!

Nati

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:16 pm
by catherineyronwode
The major use for herbs, roots, minerals, and so forth is as curios in and of themselves -- that is, as ingredients in mojo hands.

Some curios are added to oils or powders or incense -- others seldom are. Only a few of the natural curios listed in HHRM are the major ingredients in an oil that is named after them -- John the Conqueror Root in oil, for example, or Lodestone Oil.

Adam and Eve root is an endangered species. The oil, powder, and so forth no longer have the actual root in, because collecting it is against the law and against common sense.

Topic is being moved to the herbs, minerals and curios section.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:08 pm
by nati1
Thank you for the clarification and sorry for the mis-posting. I will continue to read and re-read the contents.

Nati

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:13 pm
by silverpony
Do dried herbs lose their power over time? Say you have a package of pennyroyal that's a couple years old, for example. Will it be as effective as more recently gathered pennyroyal?

(I admit I'm embarrassed to ask this because I'm sure I knew the answer once upon a time, but it's completely gone from my memory. I have a few sage wands for smudging, a couple of which are a couple years old, and though I have been told sage loses its potency after a year they seem to have the same 'nature' as ever to me. I realize that smudging with sage is not a part of hoodoo, however, so I'll be interested in hearing other's answers.)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:19 pm
by Lukianos
Hi Silverpony,

Most practitioners of hoodoo live in places that have climatically-defined growing seasons. This means that there are portions of the year when fresh herbs are simply not available, barring one's ability to grow them out of season indoors or in a greenhouse (unlike the sub-tropical and tropical Carribean, where fresh plants may be had year-round). As a result, most hoodoo practitioners make use of dried herbs and roots, with no worry of "loss of power", provided the herbs/roots are properly dried/cured and stored so that they do not rot, become infested with insects, or suffer from exposure to extremes in temperature or light. In the case of the years-old pennyroyal, examine the herb, and smell or taste it. Does it still smell like pennyroyal? It is free of mold/insect infestation? Does it appear to be intact and of good color? If yes to all three, it is probably still usable. Some practitioners do use a one-year rule of thumb for leafy herbs (longer for barks or hard roots), but ultimately, direct inspection and knowledge of how the material was dried/stored are likely to be more reliable guides.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:56 pm
by rjwcim
Hi I was wondering if anyone knew a link or any resource to know more about Doctrine of Signatures when it comes to herbs? I know that what they are used for has a lot to do with there shape, color, etc. but was it always like this? are there any conflicting views when it comes to using herbs? and did people learn by trial and error or just knew what to use back in the day? I hope I'm not asking confusing questions :(

Ra'Shay

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:56 pm
by Editrix
Check out the archives of the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour (http://hoodoorootwork.blogspot.com/). Two in particular deal with this topic: "Doctrine of Signatures" and "Herbal Medicine and Magic." Both are older posts, so they are fairly late in the list, and both are very interesting. Enjoy!

Stephanie

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:59 pm
by rjwcim
very nice, thank you so much =)

Ra'Shay

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:05 am
by silver_disc
I'm planning on getting some glass jars to keep leftover herbs in, so how much (in ounces or milliliters, I'm not too picky!) is roughly the maximum amount of herbs that come in the $3.00 packages of leafier herbs, like for example, lavender flowers?

Thanks! :D

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:34 pm
by MissMichaele
The amount of herb in a Lucky Mojo packet varies, because the cost of each herb is different. So each packet of herb is three dollars' worth, whether that's a couple of pinches or almost an ounce.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:58 pm
by silver_disc
Hi MissMichaele, thanks for responding!

So roughly the "maximum" amount of herbs that I could get is roughly an ounce's worth?

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:16 pm
by chayanna
I have just discovered that my stock pile of herbs / curios from Lucky Mojo has accumulated to quite a substantial stash... (and I'm expecting more soon ..LOL )

My question is though... is there a shelf life on the various herbs and roots ? I realize the curios are on the lines of living forever type of thing ..but do the herbs and roots go by the same principal ?

Thanks so much, as usual, for all your help, assistant ..and for just being there for us who need these supplies :)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:08 am
by silver_disc
Hi there,

I have the same problem :lol:

In my opinion, I think as long as the herbs are kept in an air-tight container, and are not exposed to moisture or too much sunlight, they should be fine. You can probably toss out anything that is overly-faded in colour, moldy, or has lost most of its scent. I like to put a small pack of silica gel into the jars my herbs are contained in to wick away any moisture.

Hope this helps!
Annabelle :D

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:45 pm
by Flamethrower
I know that LM grows most of their herbs, so there's no doubting the quality. However, is there a general shelf life for packaged herbs when it comes to rootwork? My herbs are sealed in baggies and kept at a temperate climate in a box without sunlight exposure, but I wanted to make sure that dried roots purchased a few months or years ago are just as magically potent as herbs purchased last week.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:25 pm
by Milo V
Well If it is a whole herb ( Herbae ) it should last generaly for a year . Roots and barks ( radix , cortex ) can last up to two years. That is in general dried herbs shelf life , in conditions that You metonioned. As for magickal purposes, they should be good as long as not rancid, and according to tradition as long as they do not touch the Earth.

Hope it helps. Blessings !

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:56 am
by Brujita Angelical
Hi everyone,

I am new here and I was looking into getting some herbs and herb mixtures from here because they have a bunch that I need that I can never find in the city (guess they are the popoluar ones!) but I cant tell the size or the amount of the herbs that come int he bag. I am referring to the $4.00 ones. are they tiny bags? Unless i didn't see where it says the Oz.

thanks in advance for your help! :)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:21 pm
by Devi Spring
There is no set weight that they pack to. They pack as much of the herb as will fit into the bag easily, or with more expensive herbs as much as $4 will buy you.
There is always enough for you to do at least one spell with - usually enough for several. The baggies they use are around 5"x3". They don't pack it fat - stuffing it tight - but it will be enough to fill that bag.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:28 pm
by Brujita Angelical
oh that sounds fine. I thought the bag were tiny like sample bags but that size should be good. Thank you JuJu!

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:58 pm
by mmcpower
I was reading HHRM which I just received and I have a question on the herbs. In some cases is it more potent to have fresh herbs compared to dried? I didn't see anything anywhere about this, if it is posted and I missed I am sorry.

Thansk

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:13 pm
by Turnsteel
Dried herbs have been much much more common in hoodoo since the urbanization of southern black people and today no-one bats and eye at dried herbs. Otherwise we'd all have to have herb gardens,lol. Granted I have a garden and I grow most of my own herbs these days, but you won't see a lack of power just because you used dried herbs.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:16 pm
by mmcpower
Thanks - it good to know :)

I was just curious. I was planning on using the Lavender & roses under the bed for my marriage and I wondered if using the fresh roses was better than the dried ones.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:16 am
by atricus
Has anyone try making a wand out of roots? I have this crazy idea of making a wand with a whole mater root on one end, a calamus root on the other end, and licorice stick in the middle with some small John the Conqueror in the joins of the different root and then covering the whole thing with beeswax to make it look like a real wand. I thought it would make a great altar piece that would have all the energy of the roots well preserved.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 am
by Maljen
I don't think wands are traditional to Hoodoo. If you wanted the energy of the roots, better to just use them I would think, than turn them into something that's essentially decorative.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:35 pm
by lotusflower
I recently just dressed a small votive candle with some LM oils. I also put some herbs on the candle as well. It was burning fine all last night and through the night, this morning it was burning fine as well. I left my room for a while and came back and all the herbs were on fire at the bottom of the glass holder making quite a big flame. I let the flame/fire go out on its own, since it wasn't a hazzard. Do you think it only did that because maybe I put too many herbs or oils on the candle, which were then sitting on the bottom of the glass? I also put herbs at the bottom of the glass and on top of the candle. The ones on top of the candle were fine and didn't catch fire. What do you all think? Thanks in advance!!! :)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:38 pm
by nena1974
i think you just had too many herbs.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 pm
by lotusflower
Thanks! I just looked at the bottom of the glass and it does look like I had a little too many down there, ha.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:37 pm
by daemongray
Hey all, first post, anyway I just bought a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey for soaking herbs. I figured it should be American whiskey because there were some Irish one's and I wasn't too sure how my devi's shoe string would like that. Anyway but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about what I should soak in it. I've heard of a whole bunch of different herbs soaked in whiskey from devil's shoe string to herbs to enhance my "nature." Let me know what herbs work best for you and if I have to use the whole bottle or I can just put them in baby food jars for soaking.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:50 pm
by catherineyronwode
Well, it's not just a question of throwing herbs in -- it really depends on your objectives. Some herbs and roots are used for protection, some for personal strength, some for sexuality, some for money-luck.

Do you have a copy of "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic"? If so, you can look in the back for lists of herbs by the conditions which they are emplyed to address.

Also, if you see the page on edible herbs in the hoodoo tradition (part of the Hoodoo Foods and Conjure Cook-Off area of the site), you can see a list of edible herbs that are amenable to soaking in whiskey for the making of tonics. The page is here:

http://www.luckymojo.com/conjurecookoffherblist.html

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Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:16 pm
by IBube
Dear Friends,

I am interested in purchasing some herbs from LM like alfalfa and cinnamon powder...but in the descriptions it says that they are to be sprinkled or carried on the person in a little bag. Does that mean that burning them or mixing them with incense powder is inappropriate? Does the smoke not have the same effect as the herb when it is intact, or is the symbolism of burning them just plain wrong?

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:49 pm
by catherineyronwode
How you choose to use the herbs would depend on how you work. They can be carried, brewed for bathing (and in some cases to drink as tea or used in cooking), extracted in alcohol, added to oils, burned as incense, and ground to powder for use in sachets.

I think that if you purchased a copy of my book "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic," these things would be much clearer to you, as i have given 750 different spells in that book for using 500 different herbs by name, as opposed to a line or two of type given about each herb at my catalogue sites. Please order

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Also, please note that all of our Lucky Mojo spiritual supplies -- every bottle of oil, and every packet of incense, sachet powder, or bath crystals -- contains herbs and roots. You may read more about how we make our products with roots and herbs on these web pages:

Lucky Mojo Oils: http://luckymojo.com/oils.html
Lucky Mojo Incenses: http://luckymojo.com/incense.html
Lucky Mojo Sachet Powders: http://luckymojo.com/powders.html
Lucky Mojo Bath Crystals: http://luckymojo.com/baths.html

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:20 pm
by IBube
Catherine,

Thanks! Will do.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:06 pm
by daemongray
Two things I was planning to do would be to make a hair rub with nine devil shoe strings tied with nine knots of white string as a hair rub for added luck and one with damiana for love. OH and one with ginseng (sang root) to make a male tonic.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:39 pm
by tarotcardfairy
Hello, this will seem like a novice question, it may have been answered in cat's book (on the way from amazon), I have used Hoodoo items for years, from LM and Karma Zain. Even done some of my own, I have an altar to my Yemaya which she always works!

Here is my question...and this is so novice.....but where does Hoodoo believe the magic comes from in the plants? Perhaps spirits in the plants. That is my question. Why does Hoodoo believe herbs work? What makes them work I mean? What in the herbs or plants?

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:58 pm
by Willowspell
I think that you will find a variation in response to this question. You are pretty much asking Why is it believed that herbs and roots will assist in conjure. Well my answer is simple and my own opinion.

They work because of their basic Natural properties.

A chili pepper is HOT and uncomfortable so therefore it has the energy within it,(when put in the proper direction), to cause discomfort and quick movements, and fast reactions to elevate the effects.

Lavender has a pleasant scent and natural calming quality to it. Have you ever just walked up to a Lavender plant, picked a flower and smelled it? How did the scent make you feel? Lavender is good in love and relaxation matters because it Naturally when in contact with it stimulates your senses to these feelings.

I could go ON and ON. .lol It's relatively simple and practical. This also goes for personal concerns of your targets as well. Semen works well in matters of sex and love because one: it is a biological immediate connection to the target, and two: semen itself is a product of the sex act and love is often tied into having sex.

It all connects and herbs and roots, personal concerns and candles ect. anything that you use to help focus your intent. They have natural qualities that stimulate the senses and natural connections to the intent you aspire to.

Not to mention Centuries of practice, wisdom and experience with these items used in all different methods of spell craft that in general have been said to have similar effects and results . :)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:33 am
by Devi Spring
We're working with the spirit of the plant, and getting it to work for us. Today some more modern-minded people may prefer to look at it as tapping into the energy &/or natural resonances of the plant and putting that to work for you.

However conjure is a spirit-working tradition, so we tend to treat things as if they are alive (because they are), and ask them to help us out just as if they were a person.

That's why, for example, you can't just dump a bunch of herbs into a bag and have a real working mojo hand- there's an art and skill to being able to call to all the spirits, then wake and energize them convincing them to work for your specific goal.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:21 am
by Joseph Magnuson
I agree with Devi's statement and love how beautifully she put it!

-Joseph

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 pm
by Willowspell
"Tapping into" the natural properties and energies of the plants IS utilizing it's spirit. As well as recognizing each plants obvious qualities and effects on the senses of spirit, body and mind. It's in that recognition that in the past and today we are able to best choose the plants that are properly associated with our intent.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:02 am
by jwmcclin
Regarding where to store "extra" herbs and roots that are not in use --

I have colored boxes according to their purpose. Red boxes (love items), Green boxes (money items), Yellow boxes (Career/Success items) so forth, so on... , I keep them in various locations that only I know. I keep candles in separate storage boxes.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:41 am
by Joseph Magnuson
I store all of my "curios" either on top of my altar, underneath my altar, or on the wood shelf next to my altar. I am lucky enough to have a extra, small room for my wife and I's altar spaces, extra altars, bookshelves and cabinets. It is wonderful. I always keep any High John products on top of my altar, because I feel comfortable and content placing them there. Do what feels good for YOU!

Good luck!

-Joseph

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:05 pm
by catherineyronwode
I store my supplies on and under my altars (in drawers), and in decorative boxes and jars on my bookshelves near each altar. Because i run a conjure shop, i no longer keep a separate stash of herbs -- i just grab them from the shop as needed -- but when i did not run a shop, i kept the herbs in small matching jars, each nicely labelled. The bottles of oil i sometimes kept on top of their relevant altars, as images on the oils helped me focus on the work of those altars. I am sort of an altar-building nut -- i have lots of 'em.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:24 am
by Miss Tammie Lee
Often, when people are new the The Forum many of us want to welcome them in and recommend Hoodoo in Theory and Practice and Hoodoo in Herb and Root Magic, both by Miss Cat, to help and get the ball rolling in the learning process. There are also a few threads where in the middle of the thread we share what we might have done differently from the beginning, if we could roll back the hands of time. In my case, I did not order Hoodoo in Herb and Root Magic for several months and have openly stated previously, I would have been leaps and bounds ahead if I had just done what I recommend to others now: to order the Book!
http://www.luckymojo.com/hoodooherbmagic.html

This thread is about the Herbs and Roots. (see link and order the Book)
Need some protection? Look at what Devil's Shoe Strings and a Devil Pod can do. Need some money??? BLUE FLAG ( :) ) and Alkanet. Need to spice up your love relationship??? Bloodroot and wintergreen. There are so many great herbs and roots... This is "Rootwork". Many of the roots and herbs in the book have more than one purpose. Most of them are in the $3 to $4 range. You'll spend more than that on a hot lunch!
http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatherbs.html link to list from complete inverntory
http://www.herb-magic.com/six-herb-special.html (6 Herb special with a Free Red Flannel bag!)

For some of you that might be doing your first new orders, include a Lodestone and John the Conqueror Root if you read what these two can do you'll see why this is recommended.
Link to Lodestone:
http://www.luckymojo.com/lodestone.html
Link to John The Conqueror
http://www.luckymojo.com/johntheconqueror.html

Try new things when you order, enjoy learning, and share in your results on The Testimonials section!!!

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:57 am
by Joseph Magnuson
A proper introduction and refresher for all on here. I think that gentle nudges in the right direction for "newbies" is an invaluable service! Hooray for Triplethreat and this thoughtful directional!

-Joseph M

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:08 am
by jwmcclin
I second that Joseph.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:12 am
by Miss Bri
Triplethreat,
I think this is an excellent reminder. Herbs, roots, curios, and personal concerns are really the cornerstones of our magical practice. I think often candles take precedence in folks' minds but there are SO MANY tricks detailed in HHRM that do not involve candle work--perfect for clients who are unwilling or unable to burn candles. And even for those who love burning candles--there are many other directions that can be pursued as well and in some cases may be more appropriate.
Blessings,
Bri

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:16 am
by Joseph Magnuson
Agreed...also, I have found that the more herbs and roots I work with the more I can factually realize that some speak to, as well as work with, me more than others do. Reach out to a handful of curios, herbs, and roots at first and see what initially grabs you, spins you around, and shakes your hand! Now you're cooking!

-Joseph

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:25 pm
by snake
I love this tradition because it is so strongly based in herbal magic. That was part of the original appeal to me. Now that I'm getting ready to send in my final course homework all I can think about is how much I really just want to work with the herbs and roots. Candles are nice but I'm really an herb kind of gal.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:53 pm
by Buttercup
Joseph Magnuson

I could not agree more! Reading about the herbs and roots is one thing; actually holding them and feeling the different energies they carry is a totally different thing. I'd been reading about Queen Elisabeth root for a long time, but I never expected what I felt when I actually held one in my hand for the first time. It was like a current of electricity was running through my whole body,starting from my hand! And this is just one example. There were numerous times when the energy of a certain herb or root felt completely different than what I imagined when I was reading about it. Working with herbs and roots that speak to you gives a whole new level of confidence in your work before you even start it!

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:26 am
by Miss Tammie Lee
These are all great shares! Thanks all! I felt the same way. Recently one of my orders consisted of mostly herbs and roots, and I was inspired to share this with y'all because of just how important they are in what are learning and working on.
We are blessed in having many brilliant minds on this Forum and so many with great big hearts!

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:10 am
by catherineyronwode
Thanks, Triple -- you are so right! The practice of conjure is called "rootwork" for a reason! :-)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:47 pm
by Papa Newt
Well, pun intended or not, having strong roots is very important ;-)

Thank you so much for the inspiration and refresher Miss Triple! :D

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:59 pm
by Miss Tammie Lee
My pleasure, and Thank you Miss Cat and Papa_Newt and all responses!!! :)

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:15 pm
by peggy
HELLO EVERYONE I WAS JUST WONDERING

1. CAN YOU BOIL FIVE FINGER GRASS, VERBENA HERB, OR DEVIL SHOE STRING AS A TEA TO DRINK -- WOULD THESE HARM YOU?

2. AND IF YOU JUST BOIL THE HERBS ON THE STOVE WOULD THE STEAM BE BENEFICIAL?

THANKS :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:58 pm
by catherineyronwode
Hi, Peggy.

Please turn off your CAPS LOCK. It is very difficult for me to read text in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Thanks!

1) Many magical herbs make wonderful and healthful teas, but not all of them. Some herbs are toxic. Lucky Mojo herbs are food-grade in quality, and those we grow ourselves are organically grown or wildcrafted without pesticides -- but still, i repeat, not all herbs are edible -- and of those that are edible, some are very bitter and would not make a flaourful tea. That being said -- here is a link to a list of edible herbs that are used in magic:
http://www.luckymojo.com/conjurecookoffherblist.html

2. Steaming herbs and breathing the vapour is an excellent alternative to burning incense, and the boiled herbs may, in many cases, also me used as an addition to a magical bath. Againl, not all herbs are skin-safe, so dilute, silute -- and know your herbs before you bath in them.

Good luck!

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:11 pm
by Artaynia
When placing herbs behind someones picture should the herbs? be held in foil?

I have mine in a plastic sachet behind a picture. I dont no if I should place protective herbs in the foil instead but I dont want to reverse the effect if I transfer it from the platic to the foil.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:15 pm
by jwmcclin
No such thing as 'reversing the effect.' by placing it in a different container. I do not personally like plastic for holding ritual items; so I understand your wanting to change it. I try to select appropriate containers like a mojo bag or a special container. The use of foil in spell work was discussed in these two posts...
foil-usage-in-freezer-spells--t4303.html
can-candles-be-set-on-foil-or-wax-paper--t12116.html

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:25 pm
by Joseph Magnuson
Thank you for that quick answer jwmcclin! Also for the links! Helpful!

-Joseph M.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:48 pm
by Artaynia
Thanks for the information and the links.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:19 pm
by jwmcclin
You two are quite welcomed, we are here to help when needed.

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:18 am
by sacred healing
is there any significance to using black spiders in conjure work :?:

Re: General Herb and Root Magic Questions and Answers

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:16 am
by jwmcclin
Miss cat wrote about it here http://www.luckymojo.com/spider.html