Metaphysical Properties Of Wormwood
Official Name: Artemisia absinthium
Other Names: Old Woman, Crown for a King, Madderwort, Wormot
Deities: Iris, Diana, Artemis
Metaphysical Powers: Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore if Wormwood
- Wormwood is burned in incense designed to aid in developing psychic powers and is also worn for this purpose.
- Carried, Wormwood protects not only against bewitchment but also from the bite of sea serpents.
- Hung from the rear-view mirror, Wormwood protects the vehicle from accidents.
- Wormwood is mixed with sandalwood and burned to summon spirits.
- According to old grimoires, if the Wormwood and Sandalwood mixture is burned in a graveyard, the dead will rise and speak.
Macerate Wormwood and soak in wine for several days, then strain to induce visions and aid in astral projection and divination. Place several tablespoons of dried wormwood leaves and flowers in a jar, cover with light olive oil, and seal. Let this mixture steep for several weeks in a cool place, strain, then use it as an anointing oil for yourself or your divination tools.
"See Warnings Below"
Wormwood is used in spells to send harmful magic back on its sender and for vengeance spells.
Combined with Mugwort burned, it helps call up spirits. Ensure the area is well-ventilated as the smoke can be very irritating to the eyes and throat. It is also helpful in banishing spirits.
Wormwood may be used in love magic. It is not the safest herb in pharmacopeia and use with extreme caution and under the expertise of an experienced herbalist.
Pure wormwood oil is hazardous and should not be taken internally. Do not use wormwood essential oil. Use the dried or fresh leaves or flowers only.
Do not take Wormwood for more than two weeks at a time.
Pregnant women who would like to stay pregnant and women trying to become pregnant should not use or handle Wormwood.
Side effects and signs of reducing or discontinue the use of Wormwood include nausea, vomiting, insomnia, excessive thirst, restlessness, vertigo, dizziness, trembling, numbness of the extremities, delirium, paralysis, convulsions, and seizures.