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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)
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.