This week’s magical herb is saffron. The flavor of saffron is unique to the point of being nearly indescribable, and it has a potent aroma. Saffron was prized by pharaohs and to this day is possibly the most expensive spice on Earth.
Latin Name: Crocus sativus
Other Names: Saffron Crocus
Deities and Beings: Ashtoreth, Eros, Helios, Sol, Sunnu
Parts Used: Stamens
Magical Uses: Happiness, healing (wash hands in infusion), love (sachet), lust, psychic awareness, raising wind, strength (wash sheets with), weather magic
If you’re interested in more magickal herbs, check out the full Magical Herb of the Week series.
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