This week’s magical herb is parsley. Parsley has a bright, rich and slightly bitter flavor. It’s one of the most commonly used garnishes anywhere. Parsley is a traditional component of bouquet garni, and is used all over the world.
Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum
Other Names: Garden Parsley
Sign: Gemini, Virgo
Deities and Beings: Aphrodite, Hermes, Mercury, Persephone, Venus, Zeus
Parts Used: Leaf, root, seed
Magical Uses: End misfortune, funeral rites, prevent contamination of food (place on plate), protection (wear), purification (bath)