Herbs beginning with “R”
Radish – Protection, Lust.
Ragweed – Courage.
Raspberry – Protection, Love.
Rattlesnake Root – Protection, Money.
Rhubarb – Protection, Fidelity.
Rice – Protection, Fidelity.
Roots – Protection, Power, Divination.
Rose – Love, friendship, luck, protection, psychic power and divination.
Uses: Conserves of roses or rose petals in honey are often recommended for nausea and sore throats. Roses are high in vitamin C.
Rosemary – Improve memory, sleep, purification, youth, love, power, healing, protection, intellectual. Promotes healing of wounds, acts as an antiseptic, and can be a mild stimulant. Good in teas for treating flu, stress, and headaches or body aches. Mental and physical booster. Used for treating (oil form) muscular sprains, arthritis, rheumatism, depression, fatigue, memory loss, migraine headaches, coughs, flu and diabetes. Excellent remedy for acne or cellulite. When the leaves are soaked in wine for two weeks, small glasses may be taken as a digestive aid. Oil of rosemary is excellent in hair conditioners, and the flowers of this herb may be added to lotion recipes to improve the complexion. Add to all purification bath sachets, love incenses, and protection incenses. Make a tea of rosemary and use it to cleanse the hands before working magic, if you have no time for a regular ritual bath. Burn rosemary and juniper as a healing and recuperation incense.
Rowan – Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Success.
Rue – Protection, preventing illness, clearness of mind, purification of ritual spaces and tools, clearing the mind of emotional clutter.
Rye – Love, Fertility.