This week’s magical herb is garlic. Garlic has a potent flavor with a nutty note, and some varieties can be quite spicy. Garlic is a major player in pesto, and is frequently seen in Southeast Asian and African dishes.
Latin Name: Allium sativum
Other Names: Silverskin Garlic, Soft-necked Garlic
Sign: Aries, Scorpio
Deities and Beings: Ares, Hecate, Mars, Ogun
Parts Used: Bulb
Magical Uses: Absorb disease (rub on body then throw in running water), blessing, courage (eat), exorcism, healing, honoring Hecate (eat or leave at crossroads), luck for brides (carry), lust, money, prosperity, protect against vampires, protection, protect sailors (carry), remove magical energy from stones (rub), repel evil, repel foul weather (wear), repel monsters, repel sickness (wear), repel thieves, shield from physical harm, sleep protection (under pillow)
If you’re interested in more magickal herbs, check out the full Magical Herb of the Week series.
Want to know even more about magical herbs? Check out The Herbal Magic Correspondences Guide for information on nearly 600 herbs and plants.