Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Hoping to meet that special someone? Wear a sprig of maidenhair fern. Having problems with your cash flow? Burn cloves as incense to attract riches. Want to enhance your psychic abilities? Brew up some dendelion root tea.
In days gone by our ancestors lived in harmony with the earth. They knew which plants could heal and which ones could kill. They also kenw that plants harbored magical powers, forces that could be harnessed and directed to fulfill a need -- anything from protecting a house to finding true love. Magical herbalism is the use of these powers to create positive changes.
This revised and updated fifteenth anniversary edition contains the folklore and magical properties of over 400 herbs. Far from concentrating on esoteric, unobtainable plants, many of those mentioned within are old friends. The magical properties of onions, cashews, apples, rich, lettuce -- as well as dill, basil, fennel, garlic, and parsley are described. Extensive tables, a cross-reference of folk names, glossary, and annoted bibliography make this a comprehensive and valuable guide to the practice of magical herbalism.
"Scott Cunninghams' herbal has lit the sparks of inspiration for a great many herbalists seeking further knowledge. Considered an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike, the lore within this book is enjoyable to read and the knowledge is soun. Scott's personable charm touches every page and brings magick to the reader. I highly recommend this book." -- Paul Bererl, The Master Book of Herbalism
"I love books like this -- a book for people to use and study. It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well. Scott Cunningham definitely has a knack for gathering information and giving us the tools to incorporate it into our lives." -- Jeanne Rose, Herbs & Things