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Quiiroi Herb Uses and Disclaimers A-Z

While these herbs are food grade, our facility is not designed to handle an allergy protocol so all herbs may be subject to cross contamination. While we do our best to keep them separate, we want to be clear to those who may have pertinent allergies. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to consuming this product. Metaphysical properties and/or outcomes are not guaranteed.

Allspice - Relieves pain, increases circulation, protects the gastrointestinal system, improves mood, boosts the immune system, eliminates fungal infections, lowers blood pressure, and reduces inflammation. Magical uses: Success, Courage, Luck, Abundance, Money

Disclaimer: Allspice can slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the chance of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using allspice at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Alfalfa Leaf - Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, acts as a plant-based estrogen and natural diuretic. Alfalfa contains several essential vitamins and minerals, including Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. Magical uses: Healing, Abundance, Manifesting, Luck, Money

Anise - Contains anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and may fight stomach ulcers, regulate blood sugar levels, and reduce symptoms of depression and menopause. Magical uses: Divination, protection, psychic development

Disclaimer: Anise is not recommended for pregnant women as it can cause uterine contractions.

Basil - Natural remedy for colds, fevers, indigestion, skin problems, and muscle spasms. Magical uses: Protection, Abundance, Self-Love, Love, Cleansing, Purification, Health

Disclaimer: While basil is generally considered a safe herb in culinary amounts, medicinal use of basil is considered “possibly unsafe” for children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Because basil could reduce blood pressure, in theory, it could cause low blood pressure.

Bay Leaf - Contains anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, helps with indigestion, a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Magical uses: Abundance, Manifestation, Creativity, Wisdom, Protection, Banishing, Healing

Disclaimer: Bay leaf and bay leaf oil is likely safe for most people in food amounts. Taking the whole, intact leaf by mouth is likely unsafe. The leaf can’t be digested, so it remains intact while passing through the digestive system. This means it can become clogged in the throat or pierce the lining of the intestines.

Bay leaf might interfere with blood sugar control. Hence monitoring blood sugar closely is needed if one has diabetes and is using bay leaf as a medicine.

Bay leaf might slow down the central nervous system (CNS). There is a concern that it might slow down the CNS too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Use of bay leaf as a medicine should be stopped at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Disclaimer: Not recommended in high doses or long-term. Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use Alfalfa leaf if you have autoimmune diseases or hormone-related conditions.


Bee Pollen - Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, high in protein, increases red blood cells. Magical uses: Strength, Happiness, Growth, Masculine energy

Disclaimer: Do not take bee pollen if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have an allergy to bee venom through bee stings or other bee products such as propolis, you should not consume bee pollen. Seek advice from a suitably qualified health care professional.

Blessed Thistle - Antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Relieves indigestion and treats wounds Magical uses: Happiness, Strength, Protection, Hex breaking

Disclaimer: You should avoid blessed thistle if you: take antacids, are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, have a gastrointestinal disease or condition such as Crohn’s disease, are allergic to ragweed.

Blue Cornflower - Treats fever, constipation, water retention, chest congestion, menstrual disorders and vaginal yeast infections. Magical uses: Psychic abilities, self-awareness, intuition, creativity, spirituality

Disclaimer: Cornflower is likely safe when used to color herbal teas. There isn't enough information to know if cornflower is safe for use as a medicine.

Boneset - Relieves cold and flu symptoms, fluid retention, and constipation. Boosts immune system.  Magical uses: Spiritual protection, Hex breaking, and Psychic abilities

Disclaimer: You should avoid Boneset if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Boneset should not be used on a long-term basis (no longer than 6 months at a time). People with liver disease or liver damage should not use Boneset.

Burdock Root - Known as the “blood purifier”. Boosts immune system, acts as a diuretic, and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Magical uses: Feminine energy, Healing, and Protection

Disclaimer: People who should avoid burdock root include women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast-feeding, children under age 18, people with a history of allergies to plants unless a doctor suggests otherwise, and people taking diuretics, diabetes medication, or blood thinners.

Catnip - Relieves indigestion, anxiety, insomnia, and symptoms of cold and flu. Magical uses: Love, Luck, Happiness, Healing

Disclaimer: People should not consume catnip before driving or operating machines. You should not drink catnip tea if you’re pregnant, as it can cause uterine contractions that may result in premature labor. Keep away from children as it may cause excessive drowsiness and sluggishness in children and infants.

Cedar - Can help to reduce fevers and relieve symptoms of chest colds and the flu, relieves joint pain, indigestion, and skin irritation. Magical uses: Energy Cleansing, Protection, Healing, Spirituality, Attract positive energy

Disclaimer: Cedar contains strong volatile oils including thujone, a ketone that is known to be toxic in large quantities. Cedar should be used internally with care – the dosage is usually low and it is not used for long periods of time. It should not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding or with kidney weakness.

Chamomile - Relieves indigestion, nausea, upset stomach, inflammation, skin irritation, sore throat, and headaches, reduces stress and anxiety. Magical uses: Peace, Abundance, Self-Love, Love, Healing, Sleep, Remove curses and negativity

Disclaimer: Chamomile is generally considered safe, however, there is little data on its long-term use; use with caution. Given the lack of evidence about its long-term safety, chamomile is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cinnamon - May reduce risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar, and fight infections. Magical uses: Success, Love, Abundance, Spiritual Development, Protection, Luck, Money, Prosperity, Vitality

Disclaimer: Cassia cinnamon is possibly unsafe when taken in doses larger than 6 grams daily for a long period of time. Cassia cinnamon contains a chemical called coumarin. Taking large amounts of coumarin can cause liver damage in some people, especially those who have liver disease. 

Cassia cinnamon might lower blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking cassia cinnamon as a medicine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Clove - Boosts immune system, aids in regulating blood sugar levels, improves heart health, oral health, liver health, and skin health, contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Magical uses: Abundance, New beginnings, Protection, Love, Friendships

Disclaimer: Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that seems to slow blood clotting. There is a concern that it might cause bleeding during or after surgery. Stop using clove at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. There isn't enough reliable information to know if clove is safe to use in larger amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

Dandelion Root - High in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Nourishes liver, reduces cholesterol, and acts as a diuretic. Magical uses: Peace, Abundance, Self-Love, Love, Healing

Disclaimer: People should not consume dandelions if they are sensitive to dandelions or certain other flowers or plants, such as ragweed, daisies, chrysanthemums, or marigolds. Dandelion root might slow blood clotting. Taking dandelion root along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. There isn't enough reliable information to know if dandelion is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Elderberry - Boosts immune system, reduces inflammation, relieves cold and flu symptoms, may reduce risk of heart disease. Magical uses: Healing, Protection, Purification, Abundance

Disclaimer: Elderberry is possibly unsafe when uncooked leaves, stems, or fruit are consumed. The elderberry plant contains a chemical that produces cyanide in the leaves or other plant parts and in the unripe green fruit. This can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, or more serious side effects if consumed in large quantities.

Eucalyptus Leaf - Treats respiratory problems and relieves symptoms of cold and flu. Contains anti-microbial properties. Acts as an insect repellent. Magical uses: Creativity, Clarity, Energy clearing, and Healing

Disclaimer: Eucalyptus leaf might lower blood sugar. There is concern that using eucalyptus while taking medications for diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. Blood sugar levels should be monitored closely. There is concern that using eucalyptus might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop using eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use eucalyptus.

Frankincense - Relieves joint and muscle pain, balances hormones and reduces symptoms of PMS, boosts immune system. Magical uses: Healing, Protection, Clarity, Concentration

Disclaimer: Some research reports that frankincense may increase the risk of miscarriage in pregnancy, so pregnant people or those trying to become pregnant may want to avoid it.

Ginger - Relieves nausea, indigestion, bloating, and menstrual symptoms. Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, increases blood circulation. Magical uses: Self awareness, Unblocking, Strength, 

Disclaimer: In high doses it may cause mild heartburn, diarrhea, and irritation of the mouth. Ginger might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using ginger at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. If you are pregnant, ginger might increase the risk of bleeding, so some experts advise against using it close to the delivery date.

Hawthorn - Helps to protect against heart disease and control high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Magical uses: Healing, Love, Fertility, Protection, Happiness, Harmony

Disclaimer: You should not take hawthorn if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not give hawthorn products to children. 

For some users, hawthorn can cause nausea, upset stomach, fatigue, sweating, headache, dizziness, palpitations, nosebleeds, insomnia, agitation, and other side effects.

While hawthorn is known for being excellent for the heart, it can interact with prescription medications taken for heart disease. If you have heart disease or any other health condition or are currently taking medication(s), check with your doctor before taking a hawthorn berry product or any other hawthorn supplement.

Hibiscus - Aids in weight loss, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduces anxiety and depression.  Magical uses: Love, Peace, Healing, Psychic abilities

Disclaimer: Avoid hibiscus if you are allergic or sensitive to it or members of the Malvaceae plant family. Avoid hibiscus tea if you are taking medication for hypertension and low blood pressure. There is some evidence that hibiscus might start menstruation, and this could cause a miscarriage. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking hibiscus if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Hyssop - Relieves symptoms of cold and flu, indigestion, and respiratory conditions such as asthma. Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Magical uses: Purification, Protection, Healing, Clarity

Disclaimer: It is unsafe to use hyssop during pregnancy because it might cause the uterus to contract or start menstruation. High doses of hyssop can cause convulsions. It should not be consumed by children, people who have epilepsy, are pregnant, and/or are breastfeeding.

Jasmine - Reduces stress, calms, anxiety, increases libido, promotes healthy menstrual cycle. Magical uses: Love, Creativity, Feminine energy, Spiritual awareness

Disclaimer: Jasmine is not recommended during pregnancy as it can stimulate uterine contractions.

Jericho Rose/Rose of Jericho/Resurrection Plant - Relieves symptoms of cold and flu and PMS, reduces inflammation and blood pressure. Magical uses: New beginnings, Abundance, Happiness, Peace, Renewal

Disclaimer: Use caution if taking rose of Jericho during pregnancy due to insufficient research on its safety, and since some sources say it may induce labor. If you’re taking medication for regulating blood pressure or blood sugar, speak with a healthcare professional first.

Juniper Berry - Contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, is a powerful diuretic, relieves indigestion, improves skin conditions. Magical uses: Protection, Opening the Door Between Realms, Purification, Health, Love, Manifestation, Spiritual connection

Disclaimer: Do not consume juniper berries if you are pregnant or lactating. The berries may stimulate menstruation and cause miscarriage or spontaneous abortion. In addition, avoid using these products if you have diabetes or have a history of blood sugar problems. They can lower blood sugar to significantly low levels. It may also cause fluctuations in blood pressure, which can be quite dangerous, especially to people with high blood pressure.

Lavender - Calms anxiety and tension, induces sleep, reduces stress, relieves headaches and migraines. Magical uses: Peace, Intuition, Awareness, Protection, Healing, Sleep, Meditation, Purification, Love

Disclaimer: Lavender might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking lavender with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.

Lavender might slow down the central nervous system. If used with anesthesia and other medications given during and after surgery, it might slow down the central nervous system too much. Stop using lavender at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Lemon Balm - Relieves indigestion, cramps, and nausea, helps to eliminate insomnia, reduces agitation. Magical uses: Happiness, Abundance, Fertility, Love, Healing, Friendship, Cleansing

Disclaimer: Children, pregnant people, and lactating people should not use lemon balm extracts and supplements until more safety research is conducted. Lemon balm may interact with sedatives and thyroid medications. If you are taking sedatives (for insomnia or anxiety) or medications to regulate your thyroid, ask your doctor before taking lemon balm.

Lemongrass - Relieves indigestion, headaches, anxiety, and symptoms of flu and colds. Acts as an insect repellant. Magical uses: Psychic abilities, Amplification, Clearing negative energy

Disclaimer: Avoid the use of lemongrass during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Lemongrass seems to be able to start menstrual flow, so there is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage.

Lemon Peel - Improves bone, skin, and heart health, improves oral hygiene, boosts immune system. Magical uses: Purifying, Cleansing, Clarity, Health, Cut ties

Disclaimer: Though research on this is limited, it is better to avoid lemon peels if you suffer from stones in the kidney or gallbladder, are prone to allergies, or are pregnant or lactating.

Mandrake Root - Known for treating stomach ulcers, colic, constipation, asthma, hay fever, convulsions, arthritis-like pain, and whooping cough. It is also used to trigger vomiting, cause sleepiness, reduce pain, and increase interest in sexual activity. Magical uses: Protection, Love, Money, Luck, Fertility

Disclaimer: Mandrake root can cause many side effects, including confusion, drowsiness, dry mouth, heart problems, vision problems, overheating, problems with urination, and hallucinations. Large doses can be fatal. Don’t take mandrake root by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It can cause serious or even fatal side effects.

Marigold - Contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal properties, improves skin conditions. Magical uses: Happiness, Love, Opening the door between realms, Protection, Success, Luck, Psychic abilities, Legal matters

Disclaimer: Pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised to avoid all marigold products. People who are allergic to the daisy or sunflower (Asteraceae/Compositae) family plants, such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, chamomile, and echinacea, should avoid marigold products, as their intake may cause serious allergic reactions.

Marshmallow Root - Treats digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions. Magical uses: Healing, Psychic abilities, Protection, Spiritual connection, Love

Disclaimer: Marshmallow root and leaf might slow blood clotting. There is a concern that it could increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgical procedures. Stop taking marshmallow root and leaf at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Mint - Relieves indigestion, symptoms of cold and flu, headaches, and nausea. Magical uses: Opening the door between realms, Psychic abilities, Abundance, Money, Luck, Courage, Love, Prosperity, Healing

Disclaimer: When taken in large amounts, the menthol in mint may cause heartburn, nausea, abdominal pain, and dry mouth. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, it is advisable to avoid peppermint. It's also not recommended for people who have kidney stones.

Mugwort - Promotes healthy menstrual cycle, relieves pain, increases blood circulation, improves dream clarity, aids in lucid dreaming. Magical uses: Protection, Psychic abilities, Lucid dreaming, Channeling, Intuition, Cleansing

Disclaimer: Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to avoid mugwort.

Mullein - Treats respiratory conditions and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Magical uses: Protection, Shadow work, Banishing, Divination, Binding

Disclaimer: There is not enough information regarding the safety of mullein for people who are pregnant or lactating. We also do not know how using mullein affects small children. If you have any health conditions or are taking medication, then talk with your healthcare provider about whether mullein is right for you.

Mustard Seed - Also known as Eye of Newt. Provides respiratory and headache, supports cardiovascular health, contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Magical uses: Protection, Luck, Love

Disclaimer: People with mustard allergy should avoid consuming the seeds and sprouted seeds of other members of the Brassicaceae family as these are more likely to trigger an adverse reaction. If taken in large amounts it might cause side effects such as throat damage, heart failure, diarrhea, drowsiness and breathing difficulties. Certain chemicals in mustard seed can induce menstruation and cause a miscarriage. You should avoid mustard seed if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

Nutmeg - Fights insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Boosts immunity and brain health. Aids in treating acne and other skin conditions. Magical uses: Clarity, Strength, Money, Luck, Love

Disclaimer: Long-term use of nutmeg in doses of 120 mg or more daily has been linked to hallucinations and other mental side effects. People who have taken larger doses of nutmeg have experienced nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, agitation, and hallucinations. If you swallow an unusual amount of nutmeg, or if you suspect nutmeg poisoning in someone you know, call your local Poison Information Center for help.

Olive Leaf - Lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular and cognitive health, boosts immune system, contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.  Magical uses: Healing, Protection, Peace, Fertility, and Potency

Disclaimer: The pollen from the olive leaf can trigger severe respiratory allergic reactions in people allergic to other plants in the Oleaceae family. If you have diabetes or are taking medications to manage your blood sugar or blood pressure, talk to your doctor before taking olive leaf. There is not enough scientific data on the safety of using olive leaves during pregnancy and lactation, so it is recommended to avoid use during these periods unless a specialist supervises the use.

Orange Peel - Boosts immunity, increases mental focus, contains anti-inflammatory properties antioxidants, improves heart health and skin health. Magical uses: Creativity, Purification, Truth, Love, Luck, Prosperity, Happiness

Disclaimer: No known precautions, however, we recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before consuming orange peel, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Red Clover - Improves bone and heart health, balances hormones, promotes fertility. Magical uses: Love, Luck, Success, Protection, Health

Disclaimer: Though generally recognized as safe, red clover has minor estrogenic properties and should be avoided by those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people with bleeding disorders or who take hormone replacement therapy or other medications.

Rosemary - Boosts brain and immune health, relieves indigestion, joint pain, and headaches, reduces stress. Magical uses: Memory, Protection, Concentration, Cleansing, Love

Disclaimer: High doses of rosemary may cause miscarriage; therefore, it is not advisable for pregnant women to consume rosemary. Rosemary might increase the risk of bleeding and bruising in people with bleeding disorders. Use cautiously. Rosemary contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical may cause a reaction in people who are allergic to aspirin.

Rose Hip - Boosts immune system and heart health, improves skin conditions, relieves joint pain, aids in weight loss. Magical uses: Love, Luck, Health, Divination, Beauty, Peace, Attraction, Friendship, Fertility, Confidence

Disclaimer: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking rose hip if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using amounts larger than those found in food. Rugosin E, a chemical found in rose hip, might slow blood clotting. Taking rose hip might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. 

Rose petal - Promotes healthy skin and hair, calms anxiety, improves digestion, increases blood circulation, boosts immune system. Magical uses: Protection, Love, Intuition, Romance, Sexuality, Beauty, Luck

Disclaimer: Consuming rose petals or rose tea may interact with certain medications, like blood thinners or antidepressants. You should consult with your healthcare provider before consuming.

Sage - Boosts immune system, relieves indigestion, helps to reduce blood sugar levels, contains antioxidant properties. Magical uses: Healing, Wisdom, Protection, Spiritual connection, Grounding, Clarity

Disclaimer: Do not consume sage while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid sage if you have allergies. Sage is related to ragweed and can cause skin reactions, hay fever, or food allergies in people who are sensitized to it. 

Sage may be unsafe when taken in high doses or for a long time. Some species of sage, including common sage (Salvia officinalis), contain a chemical called thujone. Too much thujone can cause seizures and damage the liver and nervous system.

Sandalwood - Improves skin health, reduces anxiety, contains anti-inflammatory properties. Magical uses: Psychic abilities, Wisdom, Grounding, Spiritual awareness

Disclaimer: Not enough is known about the use of red sandalwood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Slippery Elm Bark - Treats wounds and relieves some skin conditions, contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, relieves sore throat. Can be used as a colon cleanse. Magical uses: Protection, Love, Communication

Disclaimer: Keep out of reach of children. Slippery elm is an abortifacient and may cause miscarriages (whole bark). Avoid use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Because slippery elm coats the digestive tract, it may slow absorption of certain nutrients or medications. You shouldn’t take any other supplements or medications within two hours of taking slippery elm.

Star Anise - Relieves indigestion and symptoms of cold and flu, relieves pain and stiffness. May increase flow of breast milk and promote menstruation. Magical uses: Psychic abilities, Balance, Protection, Intuition, Luck

Disclaimer: Star anise should not be given to children as it can cause poisoning with gastrointestinal and neurological manifestations. A chemical compound found in star anise is slightly toxic and may act as an irritant if consumed in large quantities. There is insufficient information on the safe usage of star anise during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, stay on the safer side or consult your healthcare provider about whether you can take star anise during these times.

St. John’s Wort - Improves symptoms of depression and mood disorders, reduces menopausal symptoms, may treat wounds, bruises, burns, and sores. Magical uses: Protection, Psychic ability, Clarity, Love, Happiness, Healing

Disclaimer: Side effects from St. John's wort are generally mild and include stomach upset, hives or other skin rashes, fatigue, restlessness, headache, dry mouth, and feelings of dizziness or mental confusion. St. John's wort can also make the skin overly sensitive to sunlight, called photodermatitis. Avoid sunlamps, tanning booths, and tanning beds. 

St. John's wort may interfere with getting pregnant or make infertility worse. It may make symptoms of ADD and ADHD worse, especially among people taking methylphenidate. It may increase the risk of psychosis in people with schizophrenia. It may contribute to dementia in people with Alzheimer disease.

Since St. John's wort can interact with medications used during surgery, you should stop taking it at least 5 days or more before surgery. Make sure your doctor and surgeon know you are taking St. John's wort.

Do not consume St. John's wort if you have bipolar disorder. For people with major depression, there's some concern that taking St. John's wort may increase the risk for mania.

Women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding should not take St. John's wort.

Thyme - Contains antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties. Relieves coughs, sore throats, and symptoms of some respiratory conditions. Calms the nervous system. Magical uses: Protection, Courage, New Beginnings, Strength

Disclaimer: Thyme can slow blood clotting and may amplify the effects of anticoagulants like Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix (clopidogrel), causing easy bleeding and bruising. As such, thyme oil or supplements should be stopped at least two weeks before scheduled surgery to prevent excessive bleeding. Thyme should also be used with caution in people on high blood pressure medications. Taking these together may cause an abnormal drop in blood pressure (hypotension). Thyme might act like estrogen in the body. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use thyme.

Valerian Root - Relieves insomnia, headaches, menstrual cramps, and indigestion. Reduces stress and anxiety. Improves brain health and sleep. Magical uses: Purification, Protection, Psychic abilities, Opening the door between realms

Disclaimer: Valerian root may not be safe if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid using valerian root with other herbal/health supplements that can cause drowsiness. This includes 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), California poppy, catnip, chamomile, gotu kola, Jamaican dogwood, kava, melatonin, St. John's wort, skullcap, yerba mansa, and others. Avoid drinking alcohol when taking valerian root as it can increase drowsiness caused by valerian root.

White Willow Bark - Relieves pain, fever, menstrual cramps, and headache. Clears skin conditions. Magical uses: Healing, Energy clearing, Protection, Intuition, Psychic abilities

Disclaimer: Because willow bark contains salicin, people who are allergic or sensitive to salicylates (such as aspirin) should not use willow bark. Some researchers suggest that people with asthma, diabetes, gout, gastritis, hemophilia, stomach ulcers, or with kidney or liver issues should also avoid willow bark. You should avoid using white willow bark if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

Wild Cherry Bark - Relieves coughs and other respiratory conditions. Contains anti-inflammatory properties. Magical uses: New beginnings, Opening the door between realms, Love, Seduction, Banishing

Disclaimer: You should avoid wild cherry bark if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Wild cherry contains a chemical, prunasin, which can cause birth defects. Not enough is known about the safety of using wild cherry bark during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Witch Hazel - Treats skin conditions, wounds, and relieves itching. Magical uses: Opening the door between realms, Cleansing, Wisdom, Healing

Disclaimer: Do not take witch hazel by mouth. Witch hazel may cause stomach upset or liver problems when taken by mouth.

Wormwood - Remedy for liver and gallbladder problems. Stimulates digestion and relieves spasms in the intestinal tract. Contains anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties.  Magical uses: Protection, Amplification, Psychic abilities

Disclaimer: Wormwood is part of the Asteraceae family. If you are allergic to anything in this group, such as ragweed or marigolds, avoid wormwood. The oil in wormwood contains the chemical thujone, which may be poisonous. Thujone excites the central nervous system and can cause seizures and other adverse effects. Wormwood is likely unsafe when taken by mouth as medicine during pregnancy. Thujone might affect the uterus and endanger the pregnancy. Wormwood is toxic to the kidneys and may lead to kidney failure.

Yarrow - Treats wounds and relieves symptoms of cold and flu. Magical uses: Psychic abilities, Clarity, Protection, Love

Disclaimer: Avoid yarrow if you’re on blood-thinning medication or take lithium. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take yarrow orally. Those taking acid reducers or blood pressure medication should also speak to their doctor about possible interactions. If you have allergies to plants in the aster family (ragweed and daisies, for instance), it’s best to avoid yarrow. It is not recommended to take yarrow internally daily for more than two weeks.

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