Other Names: Amber, Fuga daemonum, Goat Weed, Herba John, John's Wort, Sol Terrestis, and Tipton Weed.
Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination, Happiness
- makes soldiers invincible
- attracts love
- place in a jar and hang by a window to protect against lightning, fire, and evil spirits
- "dried over the Midsummer fires and hung near the window to keep ghosts, necromancers, and evildoers from the house, and is burned to banish spirits and demons" (Cunningham's).
- carry to detect other magicians
- place under the pillow allows unmarried girl to dream of future husband
- hang in door ways and widows to drive away evil spirits
- Wards off fevers and colds
- "If it is gatherned on Midsummer's day and worn it will keep mental illness at bay and will also cure melancholy" (Cunningham's).
- relieve pain, burns, wounds, bruises, and hemorrhoids
- treats depression and mood swings
- easy to find in capsule form
- "A standard infusion of the fresh flowering tops helps ease menstrual cramps" (The Herb Book).
- can calm nerves and relieve insomnia
- "ability to stop the multiplications of retroviruses" (The Herb and Spice Companion).
- can be used to treat aids
- as a lotion can treat varicose veins, bruises, and sunburn
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
The Herb Book by Jennie Harding
The Herb and Spice Companion by Marcus A. Webb and Richard Craze