With This Herb, There Comes a Wed

With This Herb, There Comes a Wed

by: Sam Steven

The late Cuban singer and queen of salsa, Celia Cruz, said it clear in her classic salsa “El Yerbero Moderno” (the modern herbist). The rhythmical song names some herbs and their better use: “…I bring Basil, for the skinny one; I bring Vetivert, for the blind one…” and so on. Ok, it’s true, the original lyrics are more fun as they rhyme in Spanish, but the idea to pick up there is that “with this herb you can get married.”
Other herbs she sings about are Holy Grass, Jechimon, Abre Camino, Garden Rue, Basil, Apazote, and Vetivert which are normally used for their medical healing properties.
But what her music says not only has the approval of Afro and Latino descendents, it has also the recognition of many of us who practice Santeria, which is a combination of Afro magical ritual and Spaniard religion. Santeria was born in Cuba and Brazil . The use of plants and herbs are part of their magical ritual of worshiping spirits.
We have explained before the methods in which plants, herbs, and roots should be used to attract and maintain the love you are seeking. But since then, Wiccan masters have found more herbs possessing love properties as well as their common uses for helping psychic powers, prosperity, protection, and other human realms.
For instance, spiritual healers recommend different ways in which these herbs may convey natural energy and love. You may carry the plant material on your person, take an infusion bath, and boil it in water or just eat it as an aphrodisiac meal. To achieve the first option, make a tiny talisman by putting one to three leafs in a small hand-made mojo bag; these are easy to take with you as they can be placed into your bag, wallet or pocket. You may try boiling the herb you’ve bought into water; then, after cooling it, splash it onto your body in the shower. Another option would be to use the magical powers that many know surrounds their kitchen. It means you should concentrate on the person of your desire as you prepare a love potion which then can be drunk (i.e. tea, chilled beverage and cocktails) or eaten (mixed with the fish, soy, meat, chicken, grains, etc.).
For those who don’t know, some of these herbs may taste bitter, sour, salty, spicy, and sweet. On this, I always remind of what my mentor once told me: “Well, at least try to sweeten yourself with a Vanilla ice cream instead of bittersweet potions.”
Herbs with other properties than love

Abre Camino

Protection, Love (It is NOT for human consumption).

Arrowroot

Love, Psychic Powers

Chamomile

Money, Sleep, Love, Purification

Clove Powder

Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money

Clove Whole

Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money

Clover Red

Protection, Money, Love, Fidelity, Exorcism

Cohosh Black

Love, Courage, Protection, Potency

Colts Foots

Love, Visions

Black Copal

Love, Visions

Deer’s Tongue

Lust, Psychic Powers

Dragon’s Blood

Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency

Elecampane

Love, Protection, Psychic Powers

Ginger

Love, Money, Success, Psychic Power

Henna

Love, Protection

Peppermint

Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers

Galangal, Mugwort, Lemongrass

Lust, Psychic Powers

Rose Hips

Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love Divination, Luck, Protection

Rose Petals

Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love Divination, Luck, Protection

Garden Rue

Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Love

Safflower

Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising

Thyme

Psychic Powers, Love

Vanilla

Love, Lust, Psychic Powers

Vervain

Love, chastity, Healing

White Willow

Love, Healing

Wormwood

Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits

Yarrow

Love, Psychic Powers

About The Author

Sam Steven’s metaphysical articles have been published in many high-standing newspapers and she has published several books. You can meet Sam Stevens at http://www.psychicrealm.com where she works as a professional psychic. You can also read more of her articles at http://www.newagenotebook.com where she is the staff writer. Currently she is studying technology’s impact on the metaphysics.

This article was posted on April 14, 2005