I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did Zumba and Yoga on Saturday morning then had some girl time on Sunday and saw Magic Mike XXL...
Today we will talk about vervain. All parts of vervain can be used for magic: the leaves, roots and oil. It doesn't have a smell and is also known as many other names, one of them is verbena.
Vervain was considered a sacred plant in many ancient cultures.
This site has SO much great info on Vervain - here is a sneak peek:
"Vervain is used in magic for balance, anointing, centering, banishing, releasing, clearing, prosperity, peace, youth, visions, creativity, love spells, protection, divination, enchantment, inner power, healing, sleep, purification, immortality, invisibility, fertility, luck (especially for brides), justice, happiness, will power, prophesy, self-control, inner power, money spells, ritual cleansing, success in court, averting evil, blessing the home, creating harmony, enchanting locks, removing hexes, making children happy and apt to learn, giving children a love for learning, and for defensive magic. Vervain is also considered a good purification incense. "
"Vervain is a charm for love, protection, safety, good fortune, and good eyesight. It is a charm against temptation, snake bite, insect bite, headaches, and the evil eye. As an herb of Thor, it averts lightning. Vervain can be woven into a wreath and placed on the front door of the house. It can also be hung above the bed, or in a barns or stable, or added to a mojo bag that is worn around the neck. "
"Vervain root is a charm for good luck, the fertility of trees and vines, and for calming your emotions. It is also a charm against epilepsy and the plague. Placed in the house, yard, or vineyard, a vervain root is said to bring a profit every year. Worn around the neck, a piece of vervain root is an amulet for good luck."
"Essential oil of vervain is used for creativity, success in artistic careers, obtaining material benefits, and helping warriors escape from their enemies. It is said to increase the power of magical tools when used to anoint them. An infusions of vervain, or a bath sachet containing vervain, can be added to the bath for purification, or for relaxation in psychic work. Bathing in vervain every day for a week is said to draw money to you. An infusion of vervain can also be used as Blood of Mercury, for the invocation or worship of that god, and in spells which relate to him. It can also be used as lustral water, for consecration and ritual purification. Sprinkle vervain water in the house to cast out malevolent spirits, and to protect the home from them. "
The Witchipedia site has some more info that might be helpful.
SO there you have it - Vervain and it's uses.
Have a MAGICAL MONDAY!!