The Darklight Apothecary

Whether you are looking to enhance your spiritual practice or to simply add some natural remedies to your medicine cabinet, this page has something for everyone.

From common herbs like lavender to more exotic varieties like mugwort, mandrake and even some of the more forbidden plants, you will find a list of herbs and their uses.

Always adding more!

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Aloe Vera
Aloe barbadensis miller

Alternative Names:
Aloe Barbadensis, Medicinal Aloe

Medicinal Benefits: Heals skin conditions, aids in digestion, and supports wound healing.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts luck, promotes protection, and enhances spiritual healing.

Angelica
Angelica archangelica

Alternative Names:
Holy Ghost, Wild Celery

Medicinal Benefits: Supports respiratory health, aids in digestion, and reduces menstrual pain.

Metaphysical Benefits: Invokes protection, enhances intuition, and promotes healing.

Basil
Ocimum basilicum

Alternative Names:
Sweet Basil, St. Joseph's Wort

Medicinal Benefits: Supports digestive health, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and has antibacterial properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts love, enhances prosperity, and aids in protection spells

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Calendula
Calendula officinalis

Alternative Names:
Pot Marigold, Garden Marigold

Medicinal Benefits: Heals skin conditions, reduces inflammation, and supports wound healing.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts luck, enhances clairvoyance, and promotes love and friendship.

Cedar
Cedrus spp.

Alternative Names:
Cedarwood, True Cedar

Medicinal Benefits: Supports respiratory health, repels insects, and soothes muscle pain.

Metaphysical Benefits: Brings protection, wards off negative energies, and enhances grounding.

Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla

Alternative Names:
German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile

Medicinal Benefits: Calms nerves, aids in sleep, and soothes digestive issues.

Metaphysical Benefits: Invokes relaxation, aids in meditation, and promotes inner peace.

Cinnamon
Cinnamomum verum

Alternative Names:
True Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon

Medicinal Benefits: Regulates blood sugar, has anti-inflammatory properties, and improves circulation.

Metaphysical Benefits: Promotes success, enhances psychic abilities, and aids in protection spells.

Cloves
Syzygium aromaticum

Alternative Names:
Caryophyllus, Lavanga

Medicinal Benefits: Relieves toothaches, supports digestive health, and has antimicrobial properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts prosperity, enhances protection, and promotes spiritual purification.

Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale

Alternative Names:
Blowball, Lion's Tooth

Medicinal Benefits: Detoxifies the liver, promotes digestion, and contains antioxidants.

Metaphysical Benefits: Invokes wishes, promotes psychic development, and enhances divination.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus spp.

Alternative Names:
Blue Gum, Tasmanian Blue Gum

Medicinal Benefits: Detoxifies the liver, promotes digestion, and contains antioxidants.

Metaphysical Benefits: Invokes wishes, promotes psychic development, and enhances divination.

Hawthorn
Crataegus spp.

Alternative Names:
Mayblossom, Whitethorn

Medicinal Benefits: Supports heart health, reduces blood pressure, and has antioxidant properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Protects against negative energy, aids in emotional healing, and enhances love spells.

Lavender
Lavandula spp.

Alternative Names:
English Lavender, True Lavender

Medicinal Benefits: Promotes relaxation, eases anxiety, and aids in sleep.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances calmness, attracts love, and fosters spiritual healing.

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Lemon Balm
Melissa officinalis

Alternative Names:
Common Balm, Sweet Balm

Medicinal Benefits: Reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and supports mood balance.

Metaphysical Benefits: Encourages emotional healing, attracts love, and enhances dreamwork

Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria

Alternative Names:
Queen of the Meadow, Bridewort

Medicinal Benefits: Eases headaches, reduces inflammation, and supports digestion.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts love, brings peace, and aids in divination and dreamwork.

Mistletoe
Viscum album

Alternative Names:
All-Heal, Druid's Herb

Medicinal Benefits: Boosts the immune system, supports cardiovascular health, and has antioxidant properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Represents fertility and abundance, enhances protection, and aids in love spells.

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Mugwort
Artemisia vulgaris

Alternative Names:
Cronewort, Artemisia

Medicinal Benefits: Relieves digestive issues, aids in menstrual problems, and promotes relaxation.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances astral travel, stimulates dreams, and aids in divination.

Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

Alternative Names:
Candlewick Plant, Great Mullein

Medicinal Benefits: Soothes respiratory issues, reduces inflammation, and supports ear health.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances courage, aids in banishing negativity, and promotes psychic development.

Peppermint
Mentha × piperita

Alternative Names:
Brandy Mint, Balm Mint

Medicinal Benefits: Relieves indigestion, soothes headaches, and improves focus.

Metaphysical Benefits: Heightens intuition, brings clarity, and aids in divination practices.

Rose
Rosa spp.

Alternative Names:
Flower of Love, Queen of Flowers

Medicinal Benefits: Supports skin health, reduces stress, and promotes digestive health.

Metaphysical Benefits: Attracts love, enhances psychic abilities, and fosters emotional healing.

Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis

Alternative Names:
Garden Rosemary

Medicinal Benefits: Boosts memory, supports digestion, and contains antioxidants.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances memory retention, promotes protection, and purifies spaces.

Rue
Ruta graveolens

Alternative Names:
Common Rue, Herb of Grace

Medicinal Benefits: Alleviates joint pain, supports digestion, and has antimicrobial properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Offers protection, clears negativity, and aids in banishing rituals.

Skullcap
Scutellaria lateriflora

Alternative Names:
Blue Skullcap, Hoodwort

Medicinal Benefits: Relieves anxiety, promotes calmness, and aids in sleep.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances relaxation during meditation, fosters tranquility, and aids in divination.

Thyme
Thymus vulgaris

Alternative Names:
Common Thyme, Garden Thyme

Medicinal Benefits: Boosts the immune system, soothes coughs, and has antibacterial properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Increases courage, wards off negativity, and aids in purification.

Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

Alternative Names:
Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort

Medicinal Benefits: Stops bleeding, reduces fever, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Protects against negative energies, enhances psychic awareness, and aids in divination

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When working with botanicals in magick, some plants, herbs and roots are highly toxic, and their use should only be undertaken by experienced herbalists or practitioners with extensive knowledge of their properties and potential risks. Wearing protective gloves when handling botanicals these cases are needed, so always do the research required for best results. 

Belladonna
Atropa belladonna

Alternative Names:
Deadly Nightshade, Devil's Berries

Medicinal Benefits: Used in very controlled and diluted forms for specific medical purposes, such as pain relief and muscle relaxation. Caution: High toxicity, can be fatal if ingested in large quantities.

Metaphysical Benefits: In spiritual practices, Belladonna is not commonly used due to its high toxicity. It is associated with danger and is often seen as a baneful herb, used only by experienced practitioners for very specific purposes.

Wormwood
Artemisia absinthium

Alternative Names:
Absinthium, Green Ginger

Medicinal Benefits: Supports digestive health, reduces fever, and has antimicrobial properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: Enhances psychic abilities, aids in divination, and promotes protection during astral travel.

Datura
Datura spp.

Alternative Names:
Jimsonweed, Moonflower

Medicinal Benefits: Traditionally used in specific cultures for pain relief and sedation, but it is extremely toxic and should not be used without expert guidance. Caution: High toxicity, can be lethal if ingested.

Metaphysical Benefits: Datura is considered a powerful and dangerous plant ally in some shamanic and witchcraft traditions. Its use in spiritual practices is rare due to its potent hallucinogenic effects and potential for harm.

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Hemlock
Conium maculatum

Alternative Names:
Spotted Hemlock

Medicinal Uses: Hemlock has historically been used as a sedative and painkiller, but it is highly poisonous and can cause paralysis and death.

Metaphysical Uses: Hemlock is not typically used in metaphysical practices due to its extreme toxicity and association with death. It is not considered to have positive or beneficial metaphysical properties. In folklore, Hemlock has been associated with baneful magic and dark energies.

Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla vulgaris

Alternative Names:
Alchemilla, Lion's Foot

Medicinal Benefits: Traditionally used for women’s health, including menstrual support and as a mild astringent for diarrhea. It contains tannins and other compounds with potential healing properties.

Metaphysical Benefits: In spirituality, Lady’s Mantle is associated with feminine energy, healing, and protection. Some believe it can enhance intuition and promote emotional balance.

Vervain
Verbena officinalis

Alternative Names:
Enchanter's Plant

Medicinal Benefits: Vervain has been historically used in herbal medicine for various purposes, including as a digestive aid and to alleviate headaches. It is also believed to have mild sedative properties and has been used to promote relaxation.

Metaphysical Benefits: In spirituality, Vervain is considered a sacred herb with a rich history of magical use. It is associated with protection, purification, and enhancing psychic abilities. Vervain is often used in rituals, spells, and charms to attract positive energy and to strengthen the connection with higher spiritual realms. It is believed to aid in divination and dreamwork, helping to bring clarity and insight.