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Magical Herbs, fruits, & Veggies: The D's

Ready for the next installment of magical herbs, fruits, and veggies with the letter D? Here you go!



Daffodil - Love, luck, and fertility. Used to keep negative energy away from the home or altar. Place fresh daffodils in the home to increase fertility. Wear near the heart to bring good luck.

Also Called: Nacissus, Lent Lily, Jonquil, Goose Leek, Lentlilly


Daisy - Love, luck, and innocence. Associated with babies and newborn infants. Incorporate into baby blessings & Wiccanings or to bring protective Magick into a baby's sleeping area. Wear or carry to draw love.

Also Called: Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Eyes, Field Daisy, Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy


Damiana - Lust, sex magick and attracting love. Useful for any love or sex spells. Used by solitary practitioners to open the chakras and increase psychic abilities. It is said that this herb should be stored in a container with a quartz crystal. Highly useful in tantra magick, astral travel, deep meditation, and spirit quests. Note: Internal use of this herb can be toxic to the liver.

Also Called: Love Leaf, Mexican Damiana


Dandelion Leaf - Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true.

Also Called: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive, Piss-a-Bed


Dandelion Root - Magickal uses include divination, wishes and calling spirits. Use in dream pillows & sachets for sleep protection. Bury on northwest side of house to draw good luck.

Also Called: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive, Piss-a-Bed


Deer's Tongue - Wear, carry, or sprinkle on your bed to attract men and aid in increasing psychic powers.


Devil Bone Root - Cut into small pieces and carry in a red flannel bag to ward off arthritis.


Devil's Bit - Exorcism, love, protection, and lust


Devil's Bone Root - Sexual attractiveness, warding off negative energies


Devil's Claw - Protection and dispelling unwanted company.


Devil's Shoestring - Protection, luck, attracting a new raise or job, giving control over opposite sex, and invisibility. Carry in the pocket while seeking employment, if you are having problems at work, or if you are asking for a raise.

Also Called: Black Haw, Stagbush, American Sloe



Dill - Money, protection, luck and lust. Used in love & protection charms. Effective at keeping away dark forces, useful for house blessing. Keeps the mind cognizant of the line between superstition and the realities of magick. Place seeds in muslin and hang in the shower to attract women. Use dill seeds in money spells. The scent of dill is said to stimulate lust. Add grains of dill seed to a bath before going on a date to make yourself irresistible.

Also Called: Aneto, Aneton, Dill Weed, Dill Seed, Dilly, Garden Dill


Dogwood - Wishes, protection, and good health. Used in meetings in which attendees must maintain confidence on the topics of discussion. Used to guard diaries, journals, and Books of Shadows. Seal letters with dogwood oil to keep the contents for intended eyes only. Use powdered bark or flowers as an incense.

Also Called: Boxwood, Squawbush, Budwood, Flowering Cornel, Green Osier


Dragon's Blood - Protection, energy, and purification. Burn as an incense to increase the potency of a spell. Has strong banishing powers against negative influences and bad habits. A pinch under the mattress is believed to prevent impotency. Used as a form of magickal ink. Carry or sprinkle around the home or place of business to drive away negativity. Carry or wear for good luck.

Also Called: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Dragon's Blood Palm


Dulse - Lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals and pacifying sea winds. Throw into ocean or lake to have the sea spirits send peace your way. Likewise, throw from a high place to have the wind spirits send peace. Leave in the home to induce harmony.


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