Herbs beginning with “O”
Oak – The Oak is a sacred tree. A Witch will often seek out a grove of Oak to perform rites. It has always been considered unlucky to cut down an oak. After getting permission from the tree’s Dryad, burn oak leaves for purification of ritual spaces. Oak is often used for all-purpose wands and they imbue great power. The acorns have been carried to increase fertility in women and to increase sexual appeal by men, preserve youth and to banish illness. Hang Oak over windows and doors to protect your house from evil spirits.
Oats – Money.
Olive – Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust.
Onion – Protection and healing. Place cut onions in a sick persons room to absorb the illness. Leave them overnight and throw away in the morning.
Orange – Love, Divination, Luck, Money. The dried and powdered peel is added to love and fertility charms.
Orchid – Love.
Oregon Grape – Money, Prosperity.
Orris – Also known as Florentine Iris, Queen Elizabeth Root. Love, Protection, Divination. The root is used to find and hold love. The root powder is known as “Love Drawing Powder.” Protects from evil spirits. The roots and leaves hung in the house and added to the bath are good for personal protection. Make a pendulum with a small piece of the wood.