Rosemary is the most versatile of all witchcraft herbs. It can be a blank slate, but it's also powerful in its own right, not to mention delicious. Let's take a look at how you can use rosemary in your witchcraft.
You may have heard rosemary referred to as the herb of fond remembrance. It's fragrance puts me in mind of winter feasts or Mediterranean breezes. Amongst witches, this herb is possibly best known for being a substitute for any herb in any spell. It's shapeshifting energy allows it to carry whatever intention you need from it. So let's take a look at how you can work with one of my very favorite herbs in your witchcraft practice.
Healing Properties of Rosemary
Not only is rosemary delicious on your dinner plate, its essential oil is also powerful for a variety of uses. It's known to clear the mind and is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It's great for fighting germs, improving circulation, relieving menstrual cramps, and improving focus. Long before it became a tiktok trend, rosemary oil was being used to help combat hair loss.
Keeping with its theme of the mind, rosemary has been shown to improve anxiety and depression and can also be a remedy for headaches. In ancient Rome, students would burn rosemary incense while studying to improve their memory. This herb can be taken as a tincture or a tea.
As always, please consult your a healthcare professional before using any herbal treatments.
Magical & Spiritual Properties of Rosemary
Rosemary's metaphysical properties reflect its biological properties quite neatly. It carries the energy of wisdom, focus, and memory, but it's such a prolific herb in witchcraft, that this is just the short list. This herb can also be used in spells for protection, purification, healing and health, love and lust, and sleep. It can be added to any spell for amplification, and it can be used as a substitute for any herb. It's a good idea to keep some rosemary in your spell kit at all times.
Rosemary's metaphysical correspondences include:
- Gender - masculine/projective
- Elements - fire, water
- Plantes - Sun, Moon
- Chakras - third eye, crown
- Zodiac - Aries
There are multiple spells featuring this common ingredient in pretty much every book of witchcraft spells. You can use it practically everywhere, and you should. As the clear quartz of herbs, the possibilities are limitless.
Rosemary has been used in ritual for centuries. As a symbol of fidelity for lovers, rosemary sprigs or wreaths are often given to guests at weddings.
Burn it as incense for purification, especially in a sick room.
Diffuse the essential oil while studying for an exam to boost your memory.
Add dried rosemary to spell jars or charm bags to amplify your intention.
Drink rosemary tea to bring you wisdom.
Recipes for the Kitchen Witch
While rosemary usually plays an accompanying role in most recipes, it brings a distinctive flavor that I just love. Common in Mediterranean cuisine, this herb of wisdom makes savoury dishes just a bit more delicious. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
- Rosemary Potato Rolls
- Chicken & Goat Cheese Pasta
- Italian Panissa Rice & Beans
- Herbs of Protection Poultry Seasoning
- Chicken & Potato Bake
- Italian Roasted Potatoes
- Lemon Risotto
This beautiful herb is most likely already a staple in your witchcraft practice. Simply pick up some dried rosemary from the grocery store to get you started if you don't have some already. Give it a good energetic cleanse, and you're ready to craft countless spells.
How do you use rosemary in your practice? Let me know in the comments below.