Symbolism of Gris-gris Herbs & Plants

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Herbs and plants are used as fillers of gris-gris bags in Voodoo. Each herb or plant has its own unique qualities and symbolism, and must be taken into careful consideration when preparing the bags.

  • Alfalfa: good luck in gambling and business, protection from bankruptcy or other money problems
  • Alkanna: attracting fortune
  • Aloe: protection against negative influences
  • Anise: spiritual protection against bad luck, brings good luck, increases physical capabilities
  • Basil: love, protection, happiness, peace
  • Bay leaf: spiritual protection, health, success, strengthening the spiritual gift of wisdom, clarity of mind, banishment of evil spirits, victory over enemies
  • Birch leaves: protection against negative influences
  • Black pepper: prevention of unwanted visits, revenge
  • Cactus: protection (trama) and curse (needles)
  • Cedrus needles: protection, purification, blessing, health, source of strength
  • Catnip: love, attraction of men (for women)
  • Cayenne pepper: curse, expulsion of enemies
  • Cinnamon: health, success in business and gambling, love
  • Clover: love
  • Daisy: good luck in business and gambling, protection, neutralization of negative influences
  • Dandelion: fulfillment of desires
  • Dianthus: health, luck in gambling
  • Dill: love, riddance of love and relationship curses, revival of sexual attraction, success in litigation, recovery
  • Eucalyptus: protection from bad luck, riddance of bad habits
  • Garlic: protection from evil
  • Ginger: protection from negative influences
  • Ginseng: protection from negative influences
  • Holly: home protection, good luck
  • Hypericum: love
  • Irish moss: good luck in business and gambling
  • Ivy: spiritual protection
  • Jasmine: love
  • Juniper: love, protection, cleansing, healing, success in sexual relationships
  • Lavender: love, peace
  • Licorice: control over someone, dominance
  • Magnolia: protection, husband loyalty
  • Mandrake root: love
  • Mimosa: spiritual protection
  • Mint: protection from enemies, expulsion of negative influences, increased physical capabilities, expulsion of of evil spirits
  • Mistletoe: protection from enemies
  • Mustard seeds: protection from enemies, love, recovery of potency, good luck
  • Myrrh: cleansing, spiritual protection
  • Nutmeg: love, success, luck in gambling
  • Oak leaves: success, luck in gambling, expulsion of evil spirits
  • Onions: protection from evil
  • Orange peel: good luck
  • Parsley: love, fertility
  • Patchouli: attraction of love and money
  • Pine needles: good luck in gambling
  • Raspberry leaves: good luck, partner loyalty
  • Rose: love, luck, protection from negativity
  • Rosemary: expulsion of evil spirits, family well-being
  • Sage: purification, wisdom, happiness
  • Sweet pepper: good luck in gambling and luck in business, removes stress
  • Thyme: peace, tranquility, preservation of wealth, riddance of nightmares
  • Vanilla: love
  • Yarrow: courage