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by Fire_Opal

(Lavendula officinale or L. vera)
Folk Names: Spike, Elf Leaf
Gender: Hot
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Parts Used: Flowers
Basic Powers: Love, Protection, Purification
Specific Uses: An ingredient in the Purification Bath Sachet, lavender is also used in purification incenses. It is thrown onto the Midsummer fires by Witches as a sacrifice to the ancient Gods. Lavender is a frequent addition to healing sachets, especially bath mixtures, and is added to incenses to cause sleep. At one time lavender was carried with rosemary to preserve chastity. Conversely, it is widely used to attract men for sexual affairs. Carry the herb to see ghosts.