Herbs beginning with “P”
Palm, Date – Fertility, Potency.
Pansy – Love, Rain Magick, Love, Divination.
Papaya – Love, Protection.
Parsley – Fresh parsley leaves in tea form are a treatment for cramps, while dried root decoctions eases urinary infections and arthritis. Externally, crushed leaves relieve insect bites, and may be applied in poultice form to sprains.
Passion Flower – Peace, Sleep, Friendship.
Patchouly – Aphrodisiac and attractant of lovers for either sex.
Pea – Money, Love.
Peach – Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes.
Pear – Lust, Love.
Pecan – Money, Employment.
Pennyroyal – Protection, weariness, deters insects. Avoid Pennyroyal while pregnant.
Peony – Protection, Exorcism.
Pepper, Black – Protection, Exorcism.
Peppermint – Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers.
Periwinkle – Also known as Sorcerer’s Violet, Blue Buttons *POISON* Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection. Best when gathered when the moon is 1 night old, 9 nights old, 11 nights old, or 13 nights old. The dried flowers may be added to any magical mixture to enhance the working. Banishes negative energy. Makes one feel desirable. Add dried flowers or root to amulets to bring necessary changes to one’s life to attract a loving partner. Plant on graves of children. Helps grieving parents heal from their loss. Keeps memory of lost child alive without unhealthy attachments.
Persimmon – Healing, Lust.
Pine – Attunement to nature, centering, cleansing, healing, productivity, purification against illness, a good winter incense, fertility charms. Pine buds prepared by decoction act as an expectorant and antiseptic. This same mixture can be used for inhalation for head colds, although it is easier to toss some needles in hot water. Green cones and needles can be added to bath water to ease muscle pains and swelling. For magic, pine is best suited for its aromatic qualities of bringing one back into balance, and enhancing connection with the natural world.
Pineapple – Luck, Money, Chastity.
Pistachio – Breaking Love Spells.
Plum – Healing.
Poke – Courage, Hex Breaking.
Pomegranate – Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility.
Poplar – Money, Flying.
Poppy – Eat poppy seeds as a fertility charm. Carry the seeds or dried seed-pod as a prosperity charm.
Potato – Image Magic, Healing.
Prickly Ash – Love.
Primrose – Protection, Love.
Purslane – Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness.