The Cat’s Meow: Catnip Magical Properties and Uses

Close-up on catmint with purple flowers in bloom.

The Magic of Catnip

There’s something curiously amusing about observing a cat intoxicated by the scent of catnip. As the feline’s eyes widen and pupils dilate as if stimulated by drugs, they cannot resist the magic. As such, a cat will roll around on the floor, writhing as if seized by some hypnotic trance.

Catnip is Relaxing

Catnip is a magical plant indeed for both felines and humans. While the plant’s scent proves intoxicating for cats, catnip exudes relaxing, powerful energy for humans. Thus, consider the herb when you need to calm both body and mind.

Attracting Love with Catnip

As suggested by its heart-shaped leaves, catnip is also said to attract love, and you can include in love sachets along with rose petals for this very purpose. Give catnip to your beloved feline friend to foster a powerful psychic bond between you.

Catnip with flowers in bloom against a wooden fence, with a sign labeled "Catmint (Kitty's Bed)."

How Catnip Strengthens Friendship

As a friendship-building exercise, hold some catnip in your hand till it’s warm, and then hold the hand of the person with whom you wish to build an everlasting bond. Be careful to store this enchanted piece of catnip you’ve used in a safe place to ensure the magic will last.

Catnip Attracts Both Cats and Kind Spirits

When grown near the home, catnip not only attracts the intrigue of the neighborhood cats but good-tempered spirits. It also entices the winds of good fortune, which can be helpful for you and your abode. Hang some catnip over your doorway for a similar effect.


Repelling Insects with Catnip

Catnip has convenient applications as an insect repellent, which makes it incredibly useful to grow near or within the home. The plant itself is a natural mosquito and fly repellent. Furthermore, you can sprinkle catnip oil around the house to repel insects like cockroaches and termites.

Enticing Beneficial Insects with Catnip

On the flip side, when grown in the garden, Catnip will attract the presence of butterflies. Similarly, catnip oil has a compound within it that attracts lacewings. Like butterflies, lacewings also benefit your garden as they fend off aphids and mites.

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European Folk Medicine and Catnip

While the advent of modern-day pharmaceuticals often tempts us to forget, Catnip was once famous for its medicinal effects. There was an appreciation well into antiquity for its ability to calm and soothe, especially as part of European folk medicine.

Catnip As Native American Medicine

Native American tribes such as the Cherokee and Iroquois appreciated Catnip’s gentle medicinal effect yet potent soothing power. They trusted it to heal the ails and aches that often accompany childhood complaints. Native Americans also used Catnip to soothe colic in infants in a way that not much else could.

Catmint leaves without flowers, with a brown label in front that says "Catmint. Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low.' Lamiaceae. Garden origin."

Some Cats Are Immune to Catnip

Interestingly, not all cats fall prey to the intoxicating magic of catnip. About one-third of all cats are immune to its spell, thanks to a hereditary trait. Moreover, catnip isn’t the only plant that seems to have this magical power over the feline kingdom, as cats react similarly to valerian, silver vine, and Tatarian honeysuckle wood.

Cats of All Size Love Catnip

It’s not just domesticated cats that are affected by catnip, but ferocious wild felines such as lynxes, cougars, and leopards. Lions and tigers are sometimes entranced by catnip as well, but…only sometimes.

Catnip with purple flowers in bloom, edging a brick walkway.

Catnip Magical Properties and Correspondences

  • Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
  • Folk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat’s Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water
  • Deities: Bast
  • Magical Attributes: Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness

From Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs


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The Magic of Mint

Mint is known as a powerful, potent, and prolific healing herb. Wherever it is planted it takes root, takes over, and quickly overcomes almost any landscape provided for it to grow, which may be a nuisance to some.

Mint Protects Against Disease

However, those knowledgeable of Mint’s incredible power will see a bounty of an herb that has been known to heal many ailments. It is said that keeping a little mint tied to your wrist can keep you in good health and ward off disease. Mint may also be rubbed on the forehead to help alleviate a headache.*

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Healing Properties of Mint

Even in Ancient Egypt, Mint was revered for its soothing, healing powers. It has been used to treat menstrual pains, intestinal upset, indigestion, headaches, morning sickness, as well as many other disorders not named.*

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Mint Medicinal Benefits

Mint’s cooling, soothing power can fight off infection, lessen inflammation, and ease cramping, muscle spasms, and dull pain. It is virtually a panacea and a healing force to be reckoned with.*


Mint in Greek Mythology and Lore

Mint gets its name from the Greek word minthe, the name of a beautiful water nymph, or naiad, in Greek mythology. The naiads presided over the river Cocytus, one of the rivers surrounding Hades’ domain, the Underworld.

Minthe and Hades Fall in Love

With their habitats being in such proximity, it was only inevitable that the King of the Underworld, Hades himself, may have happened upon this beautiful water nymph. Hades found Minthe stunning and grew attracted to her. The feeling was mutual, as Minthe was attracted to Hades as well.

Persephone Tramples Minthe

Nonetheless, their budding relationship did not please Hades’ wife, Persephone, and she became jealous. Persephone sought out Minthe and trampled her underfoot with all her might once she located her. Miraculously this did not manage to kill the nymph, as Minthe transformed into an herb to protect herself.

Minthe Survives Persephone’s Assault

Again and again, Persephone tried to snuff out Minthe’s life force by trying to crush the plant but to no avail. Each time Persephone stepped on her, Minthe in her plant form would simply emit a sweet, minty aroma. This persistence hearkens to a prominent property of the Mint plant – it’s quite hard to kill!

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Peppermint Magical Properties and Uses

The ever-popular Peppermint is a pungently aromatic form of mint known for its use in candy canes and other confectioneries. Peppermint’s power is masculine, its element is fire, and like its scent, its energy is intense and penetrating.

Magical Ways to Use Peppermint

It is believed that sniffing Peppermint can help one find sleep. Peppermint carries psychic energy, and placed under the pillow may help one envision their future in their dreams. Peppermint can also be used in purification rituals, spells regarding travel, and to excite feelings of love.

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The Magic of Spearmint

Spearmint is Peppermint’s milder soothing sister, is feminine in its magical nature, and, unlike Peppermint, of the element Water. Spearmint’s aroma can improve mental powers, and a pillow stuffed with Spearmint can protect one while asleep.

Difference Between Spearmint and Peppermint

Spearmint is used in candies, teas, and jellies when a milder taste than Peppermint is preferred. Moreover, when the word “mint” is used generically, it’s typically Spearmint that is being referred to.


The Magic of Pennyroyal

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Pennyroyal Insect Repellent

Pennyroyal’s Latin name, Mentha pulegium, comes from the Latin word for flea, a result of its use as a flea repellent. It is an excellent herb for travelers; kept in the shoe, it can help keep the feet from getting weary and can be carried when traveling by sea to prevent sea sickness.

Protection and Peace with Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal is an herb of protection and peace. Keep in the home (somewhere safe, where children and animals can’t get to it) to safeguard the home and maintain an atmosphere of peace.

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The Magic of Apple Mint

Apple mint, taller than most Mints with distinctive mauve leaves, is a primarily ornamental form of mint quickly gaining popularity as a decorative ground cover. Due to its faint apple aroma, it lends itself well to various dishes and delicacies.

Repelling Rodents with Apple Mint

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Corn Mint Magical Properties and Uses

Corn mint was popular in Europe to heal disorders such as digestive problems and cough. The Aztecs would use it to induce sweating and cure insomnia. The Native Americans also found corn mint, using it in their various traditions.

Wild Mint Benefits

Corn mint, also known as wild mint, isn’t as fragrant as the other mints but has more menthol content. The Chinese made much use of corn mint in their herbal medicine, believing the “cooling” properties of the plant were evidence of its ability to treat fevers and inflammation.*

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The Healing Power of Mint

Mint has a generous amount of antioxidants — higher than many other foods. Antioxidants help combat free radicals within our bodies that can cause illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

Is Mint Good for Allergies?

Mint contains rosmarinic, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has been shown to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.

Peppermint Water for Sore Nipples

A little peppermint water applied to the nipples for first-time breastfeeding mothers can help reduce soreness and nipple cracks, as well as make it easier to express milk.

A clear mug full with mint, lime and water, resting amidst mint plants outside.

Is Peppermint Oil Good for Bug Bites?

In oil, ointment, or lotion form, Mint can have a soothing effect when applied to bug and insect bites. Peppermint oil is specially equipped for soothing bug bites, with the added benefit of repelling insects to prevent further bites.

Peppermint for Gas and Bloating

When it comes to upset stomach, gas, and indigestion, Mint is a classic remedy. Peppermint tea is uniquely effective in helping to alleviate gas.

Peppermint Oil and Headaches

Diluting peppermint oil and applying it topically to the forehead can help relieve headaches and migraines. Peppermint oil contains menthol, which helps to relax muscles and alleviate pain.

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Mint and Nausea

A simple whiff of Mint’s pleasant and soothing aroma can help alleviate nausea. Keep this in mind if you are dealing with morning sickness or prone to motion sickness.

Does Mint Help with Congestion?

Mint’s robust and penetrating aroma is a quick and perfect remedy for congestion and can soothe irritations that cause chronic coughing.

Waking Up with Mint

A few drops of mint oil on the pillow before bed can help prepare the mind and body to be energized and alert when you wake up.

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Sage and Mental Clarity

Sage most notably corresponds with wisdom and mental clarity. This attribute is further expressed by the fact that Sage is represented by the element of Air and has Jupiter as its planetary association, both of which deal with matters of the mind and thought.

Is Sage Good for Memory?

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How to Take Sage for Memory

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Protecting the Mind With Sage Magic

Place some sage at the base of a blue candle and burn the candle to dispel melancholy and mental malaise. A little sage left to dry on your altar space can help clear the mind and ready it for magical workings.

Sage Prevents Nightmares

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Sage and the Passage of Life

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Attracting Wealth with Sage

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Wishmaking with Sage

Have a wish that you would like to see fulfilled? Write your wish on a sage leaf and tuck the leaf under your pillow. If you have dreams about that wish for the next three days, it is said that the wish will come true.

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The Immortal Power of Sage

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“The Salve”

Sage’s scientific name, Salvia, comes from the Latin salveo, which means “to heal” or “to save,” and its close resemblance to the word “salve” is no coincidence.

Sage Healing Properties

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The Magic of Chickweed

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Chickweed is Voracious

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The Secret Bounty of Chickweed

But one person’s nuisance is another one’s bounty because to find a field of chickweed to find a treasure trove of an herb that has potent magical and medicinal qualities.

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Chickweed and the Magic of Balance

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What Chickweed Tells us about Relationships and Community

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Chickweed Teaches Us Balance Within Our Relationships

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How Chickweed Demonstrates Both Individuality and Unity

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How Chickweed Teaches us the Power of Persistence

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The Remarkable Endurance of Chickweed

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Chickweed’s Protective Power

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Magical Ways to Use Chickweed

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Chickweed Encourages Fidelity

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The Fertile Power of Chickweed

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Chickweed’s Connection to Birds

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Chickweed’s Uncanny Ability to Travel

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Chickweed Travels with Relative Ease

Chickweed employs many modes of travel. The seeds are carried underfoot by the wind, ants, and animals to travel throughout the world with relative ease.

The Sailor’s Medicine

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Cutting the Nanakusa for Good Luck

Moreover, during preparation, it is tradition to petition the energies of good fortune while cutting the nanakusa (seven grasses or herbs).

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The Magic of Uva Ursi

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Uva Ursi and Native American Ceremonies

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The Metaphysical Properties of Uva Ursi

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Strengthening Psychic Power with Uva Ursi

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Bearberry is simply another name for Uva Ursi. The herb was named as such because bears seem to enjoy it.

Bearberry for UTI

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The Magic of Thyme

“A young maiden, in love, carefully and attentively embroiders a small bee hovering above a sprig of thyme onto the scarf of the knight she has chosen to be her protector, in hopes it will provide him protection as well and grant him courage….”

The Timeless Power of Thyme

Thyme’s magic is…well, timeless.  In Ancient Greece, thyme was infused into baths, and in Greek temples, the smoke from thyme incense was used to spread courage. Egyptians would embalm their dead using thyme, and the Europeans would place it in coffins to help the dead pass on to the next world.

Thyme the Protector

During the blight of the Black Plague in the 1300s, thyme was used to protect against the disease, and thyme was a key ingredient in many medicinal concoctions. The Victorian era gave life to the belief that a patch of wild thyme in the woods meant that fairies were nearby.

Close-up of thyme with small, purple buds.

A Thyme for Courage

Thyme is a powerful and popular herb for magical practice. It offers protection but is well-known for its power to grant courage. Warriors of old would stuff thyme in the shoes or wear it as a badge of honor.


Thyme Magical Correspondences

  • Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris
  • Folk Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme
  • Gender: Feminine
  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Water
  • Power: Health, Sleep, Psychic Powers, Love, Purification, Courage, Prosperity, Fairies

From Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs


Magical Ways to Use Thyme

Be sure to enjoy thyme’s aroma as it can give you courage and energize you, and warriors of the past bathed in thyme to give them bravery. Use thyme in spell work when facing an intimidating goal and to help you maintain positive energy.

Cleansing with Thyme

Burn thyme to purify your ritual space, as the Greeks burned thyme to purify their temples. In the spring, you can ritually cleanse past sorrows and regrets by taking a bath with thyme and marjoram.

Thyme for Smudging

Thyme is often used as a smudging herb, and thyme translates in Greek to mean “fumigate.” Smudging your home with thyme can help dispel negative emotions and the sadness that comes after losing a loved one.

Close-up of a thyme plant with purple flowers.

Enhancing Psychic Ability with Thyme

Wear thyme to increase psychic abilities, and it can also be worn by women to make them alluring. To see fairies, you can wear thyme and plant thyme in your garden to encourage fairies to dwell there.

Attracting Wealth with Thyme

Thyme can be used to increase wealth and good fortune, and as thyme grows in your garden, so should your wealth. It is used in games of chance to increase luck.

Planters containing thyme and other herbs.

Thyme Promotes Good Health

Thyme is powerful in healing spells, and you can burn or wear thyme to attract good health. Thyme has remarkable antiseptic properties, and the Sumerians used it to this end.

Using Thyme to Repel Moths

Thyme can be used in household cleaners to disinfect, and keeping thyme in your clothes drawer will keep moths away.

Thyme Protects from Nightmares

Thyme can be placed underneath your pillow to encourage restful sleep and keep nightmares at bay.

Thyme and basil in a rectangular potter near a lantern outdoors.

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