10 Herbs for Protection

If you’re seeking protection to help keep harmful energies and situations along with negativity at bay, herbs for protection are good choices. Using herbs in daily life can help aid this kind of energy, and it may not be as difficult as you thought. 

Herbs for protection can be used for preventive measures, however, if something has already happened, try to use herbs with healing magical properties for purification and exorcism.

Read on to find out which the 10 best herbs for protection are and how to use them.

10 Best Herbs for Protection

1. St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Sun 
  • Element: Fire
  • Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love Divination, Happiness

Magical Uses

St. John’s Wort is a strong protection herb. When worn, it can ward off colds and fevers. You can also gather it in Midsummer and wear it, it can help cure depression and keep mental illness at bay. 

If you put St. John’s Wort in a jar and hang it by a window, it can protect against fire, thunderbolts and evil spirits. Both its flowers and leaves can be used for these purposes. 


2. Mugwort

Mugwort

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Feminine 
  • Planet: Venus 
  • Element: Earth
  • Powers: Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection

Magical Uses

According to ancient tradition, carrying mugwort can prevent you from poison, sunstroke or wild beasts. When mugwort is hung over doors, it can keep evil spirits from entering, in both Chinese and Japanese cultures. 

Mugwort is also used to cure disease, prevent backache, increase lust and fertility. 


3. Basil

basil

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Mars 
  • Element: Fire
  • Powers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Magical Uses

Basil is a herb with many magical properties. For protection purposes, you can use it in purification baths or as exorcism incense.

Strew some basil on the floor, where there is basil, there won’t be evil. Place some in each room to bring protection. Basil can also be used as a gift to bring good luck for a new home.


4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Sun 
  • Element: Fire
  • Powers: Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love

Magical Uses

Cinnamon, very commonly used as incense. When it is burned, it can help raise spiritual vibrations, aid in healing and produce protective vibrations. You can also place it in sachets for protection purposes. 


5. Aloe

aloe

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Feminine 
  • Planet: Moon 
  • Element: Water 
  • Powers: Protection, Luck

Magical Uses

Aloe can guard against any evil influences and protect your household from accidents. 

In the continent of Africa, people hang this herb right over the houses and their doors to keep evil at bay and bring good luck to the household. Mexican people use large wreaths made of garlic bulbs that they string on wire and then festoon with pictures of saints, rock salt, magical herbs, pine nuts, and fresh-cut aloe to print good fortune and protection to their homes. 


6. Bay

bay

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Sun 
  • Element: Fire 
  • Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength

Magical Uses

Bay leaf is commonly worn as an excellent protective herb to ward off negative energy and evil. It is also burned during exorcism rituals, placed in the windows to protect the house. If you plant a bay tree near the home, it can prevent sickness.


7. Mint

How to Harvest Mint

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Mercury 
  • Element: Air 
  • Powers: Money, Lust, Healing, Travel, Exorcism, Protection

Magical Uses

When mint is worn at the wrist, it can prevent illness. And mint has been used in healing mixtures for a long time. You can also keep some mint at home for protection. 


8. Lavender

Lavender

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Mercury 
  • Element: Air 
  • Powers: Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace

Magical Uses

Lavender is not only associated with love, it’s also used for healing and protective purposes. Scattered lavender at home can maintain its peacefulness; when depressed people gazed upon lavender, sorrowful emotions will depart and joyful feelings will come. 

The odor of lavender also helps long life, just try to smell it more. 


9. Rosemary

rosemary

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Sun 
  • Element: Fire 
  • Powers: Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth

Magical Uses

Rosemary is one of the oldest incense. When rosemary is burned, it emits powerful purifying and cleansing vibrations, and reduces negativity. 

You can place rosemary under a pillow for good sleep and drive away nightmares. And placing it under the bed, it can protect the sleeper from all harm. 

Hanging rosemary on the porch and door, it can keep thieves from the house. 


10. Sage

sage

Magical Properties

  • Gender: Masculine 
  • Planet: Jupiter 
  • Element: Air 
  • Powers: Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes

Magical Uses

Sage is carried to increase wisdom, its leaves are used for money and healing spells. Wearing sage, which is filled in a small horn, can prevent evil eyes. 


How to manifest protection

1. Protection essential oil

Many people prefer to use protection oil to ward off unwanted energy, and Art of the Root protection oil is one of the popular ones. It contains protective herbs such as sage, agrimony, and angelica, and is designed to support you with protection while creating a peaceful and harmonious environment. 

You can put it on the body, drop some into the bath or rub it on the front door. 


2. Protection spells bag

Magic sometimes can be very simple spellwork. In the video below, Annie, a green witch, shares how to make a protection spell bag with herbs for protection as a preventive ward to keep negative and dangerous energy situations at bay. 


Final Word

Using herbs for protection can keep you and your family safe from unwanted incidents and accidents inside or outside the house. Some herbs also guard against damage to skin cells from UV rays and UV light, protect from psychic ability, physical attacks, accidents, injuries or wicker spirits.

If you want to explore further the herb magic world, we recommend Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs as the complete guide for you.


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