Posts Tagged: spells

Wormwood has been used for healing and in magical spells for centuries. Earliest references to it are in ancient Egyptian medical tracts that explain how to use an infusion of wormwood to expel bodily worms! Wormwood is most famously known as the bitter herb used to flavor the now banned liqueur absinthe (the favorite of… Read the rest »

I really enjoy researching herbs and potions for my writing. Some plants have more mythology associated with them than others and happily legends about the mandrake plant abound 😀 From the book of Genesis, to Shakespeare, to J K Rowling, authors have used mandrake root in their stories. It’s been associated with fertility, used as an early anesthetic… Read the rest »