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This week’s magical herb is peppercorn. Peppercorns range from mild and sweet to potent and spicy, and come in a variety of colors. Peppercorns are used worldwide and have even been used as currency.
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Other Names: Black Pepper, White Pepper
Sign: Aries, Scorpio
Deities and Beings: Ares, Freya, Hermod, Loki, Mars, Skadi
Parts Used: Fruit, seed
Magical Uses: Exorcism, healing, protection, purification, sleep
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.