It would be a rare witch’s herbal cabinet that didn’t have at least one jar of the Mugwort herb. The plant has a long history in magickal practices. In Asia the herb would be hung about the home to ward off evil spirits. It was also burned to exorcise spirits of disease, who were thought to hate the odor. It is a known disinfectant and can be used as an effective antiseptic. It was also used to help ease menopause and abnormal menstruation. Though no longer as popular in the medical field, this herb is a prominent and widely used herb in the craft today.
It is such a powerful herb, often used for dream magick and visions. Place a sachet of Mugwort under your pillow for prophetic or lucid dreams. Burn the dried leaves over a charcoal disc while performing divination work. It will help amplify your psychic abilities. Added to an incense blend, it will also aid in visualization and astral travel. In fact, it’s one of the ingredients listed in several different “flying ointment” recipes.
Its invaluable uses for trance and divination work are not its only abilities. A tincture made from Mugwort is perfect for cleansing your crystal balls and scrying mirrors. Anoint your candles with the tincture to cleanse unwanted and negative energies from the area. It can also be added to a Mojo bag to help provide protection from curses or hexes. Sold in 1 ounce quantities.