Lucky Herbs

ALLSPICE is burned as an incense to attract money or luck

ALOE is hung over houses and doors in Africa to bring good luck.

BAMBOO placed over the door is lucky, since its wood never changes color.

BANYAN TREES bring good luck when sat under or looked at.

BLUEBELL brings luck when it is picked up and the following words recited: Bluebell, bluebell, bring me some luck before tomorrow night. Slip it into your shoe to seal the spell.

CALAMUS brings good luck to the gardener when grown.

COTTON, placed in a sugar bowl will attract good luck, as it will if cotton is thrown over the right shoulder at dawn. In the latter case, the good luck will come before the day is over.

DAFFODIL plucked and worn next to the heart will bring good luck.

FERN brings good luck to the person who breaks the first fern frond of Spring.

HOLLY is carried to promote good luck, especially by men, since the Holly is a ‘male’ plant. (Ivy is the corresponding plant for women.) It is also hung around the house for good luck at Yule.

IRISH MOSS is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to ensure a steady flow of money into the house or pockets of the person.

JOB’S TEARS: Three seeds are carried for good luck.

KAVA-KAVA tea is drunk to offer protection against evil and to invite in good luck in Polynesia.

LUCKY HAND (hand of Power, Hand Root, Helping Hand, Salep) is the root of an orchid plant and is one of the most famous New Orleans magical botanicals. It has long been placed in sachets and conjure bags for luck and general success…

MOSS, taken from a gravestone and carried in your pocket, is a good insurer of luck, especially financial luck.

OLIVE leaves, worn, bring luck.

ORANGE peel is added to prosperity powders, incenses and mixtures, and the Chinese have long considered oranges symbols of luck and good fortune.

PERSIMMON: If you wish to have good luck, bury green persimmons.

PINEAPPLE, dried, is placed in bags and added to baths to draw good luck to the bather.

STRAW is lucky, hence it is often carried in small bags. For a home luck talisman, take a used horseshoe and some straw, sew up into a small bag, and place it above or below the bed.

VETIVERT is carried to attract luck.

VIOLET flowers are carried to bring changes in luck and fortune.

WOOD ROSE is carried to attract good luck and fortune. Also place some in the home to ensure it is lucky as well.



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