Herbs beginning with “L”

by Ravemore

Lady’s Mantle – Love.

Lady’s Slipper – Protection.

Larch – Protection, Anti-Theft.

Larkspur – Health, Protection.

Lavender – Sleep, long life, peace, wishes, protection, love, purification, visions, attracting men, clarity of thought. Has strong antiseptic qualities. Mild infusions (3 tablespoons to 6 cups of water) make a good sedative, headache treatment, and digestive aid. Used in oil or tincture form to heal cuts, burns or scalds,bites. This also acts as a tonic and may be used for colds, chills, and the flu. Lavender is an excellent aromatic, usually mixing well with other floral scents. An ingredient in the Purification bath sachet, also used in purification incense. It is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by Witches as a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Lavender is a frequent addition to healing sachets,especially bath mixtures, and is added to incense to cause sleep. Lavender is a great antibiotic, antidepressant, and sedative. Stimulates the immune system.

Leek – Love, Protection, Exorcism.

Lemon – Purification, love, blessings.Sweetens breath. Antiseptic and antibacterial. For chills and sore throat, the juice of a lemon mixed in a glass of honey and warm water, taken 3 times daily should help. For nose bleeds, apply a small piece of cotton, soaked in lemon juice. In oil form it is used for treating warts, insect bites, tension headaches, eliminates cellulite, and is an anti-wrinkle tonic.. Stimulates the digestive system. Also makes a good skin cleanser, hair rinse for blonds, and cleaning agent for brass and silver.

Lemon Balm – Love potions, aphrodisiacs, fertility anti-depressant. Drink as an infusion to soothe emotional pains after a relationship ends.

Lemongrass – Repel Snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers.

Lemon Verbena – Love charms, youth, beauty and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Wear around your neck or place under a pillow to prevent dreams.

Lettuce – Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep.

Licorice – Love, Lust, Fidelity.

Lilac – Protection, warding off evil or banishing rituals, beauty, love, harmony and balance.

Lily – Protection, Breaking Love Spells.

Lily of the Valley – Mental Powers, Happiness.

Lime – Healing, Love, Protection.

Linden – Associated with conjugal love or attraction and longevity.

Liverwort – Protection, Love.

Loosestrife – Peace, Protection.

Lotus – Protection, Lock-Opening.

Lovage – Add the dried and powdered root to cleansing and purification baths to release negativity. Carry to attract love and the attention of the opposite sex.