Vanilla is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- health care
- external skin care
Botanical name: Vanilla aromatica or Vanilla planifolia
Common name: vanilla
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Vanilla is a spice that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.
Astrological planet: Venus
magickal correspondences and uses:
Venus spells: Vanilla (as an herb) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Venus matters (beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, interchanges, joy, love, luck, meditation, pleasure, reconciliation, and youth). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Venus for a list of herbal substitutes for vanilla.
Love spells: Vanilla flowers are appropriate for use in love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell.
Magick food for love spells: Vanilla is an appropriate ingredient for use in food for love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell, Hecate black candle love spell, or Isis Full Moon love spell. See the article on foods for more information on using food magick in spells.
Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
health care uses:
Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.
External skin care: Vanilla in Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser: Genlte, light, all-purpose daily cleanser is perfect for sensitive and mature skin, and the ideal choice for post procedure cleansing following laser, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Smells heavenly with vanilla, clove, and nutmeg oils. Massage small amount onto face and neck. Rinse. Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
See also: herbs.