Herbs Of the Sabbaths

To be used as decorations on the altar, around the circle, in the home.

SAMHAIN – Chrysanthemum, wormwood, apples, pears, hazel, thistle, pomegranates, all grains, harvested fruits and nuts, the pumpkin, corn.

YULE – Holly mistletoe, ivy, cedar, bay, juniper, rosemary, pine. Place offerings of apples, ranges, nutmegs, lemons and whole cinnamon sticks on the Yule tree.

IMBOLC – Snowdrop, rowan, the first flowers of the year.

OSTARA – Daffodil, woodruff, violet, gorse, olive, peonny, iris, narcissus, all spring flowers.

BELTANE – Hawthorn, honeysuckle, St. John’s wort, woodruff, all flowers.

MIDSUMMER – Mugwors, vervain, camomile, rose, lily, oak, lavender, ivy, yarrow, fern, elder, wild thyme, daisy, carnation.

LUGHNASADH – All grains, grapes, heather, blackberries, sloe, crab apples, pears.

MABON – Hazel, corn, aspen, acorns, oak sprigs, autumn leaves, wheat stalks, cypress cones, pine cones, harvest gleanings.

Sources:
Herbs of the Seasons – Patisha Stewart Samuals – Herb Publication Monthly edition 5, vol 154, 1998
Alternatives To Drugs – Jeniffer K. Lambert – Journal of Alternative Medicine vol 548, 1985
Samhain and its Oragins – Lisa Cartson – Decorating your Home for the Season

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