St. John's Wort (Hypericum POISON perforatum)
Health, Protection, Strength, Love Divination, Happiness, POISON
Corresponding Zodiac: Libra
Wards off fevers and colds.
Makes soldiers invincible.
If gathered on a midsummer or on a Friday and worn it will keep mental illness at bay and will also cure melancholy.
Placed in a jar and hung by a window, it protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits. Both the flowers and leaves are used for this purpose.
Dried over midsummer fires and hung near the window to keep ghosts, necromancers and other evil doers from the house.
Burned to banish spirits and demons.
Any part of the herb placed beneath the pillow allows unmarried women to dream of their future husbands.
Use in rituals or carry to detect other magicians
At one time, it was held in the mouth of accused Witches to attempt to force them to confess
Other Names: Amber, Fuga daemonum (Latin: Scare-Devil), Goat Weed, Herba John, John's Wort, Klamath Weed, Sol Terrestis, Tipton Weed
Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love Divination, Happiness