Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine.[2] It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear flowers having pale yellow petals with purple edges, and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots.[3]

Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, which also includes turmeric (Curcuma longa),[4] cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galangal. Ginger originated in Maritime Southeast Asia and was likely domesticated first by the Austronesian peoples. It was transported with them throughout the Indo-Pacific during the Austronesian expansion (c. 5,000 BP), reaching as far as Hawaii. Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, arriving in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans.[5] The distantly related dicots in the genus Asarum are commonly called wild ginger because of their similar taste. In 2018, world production of ginger was 2.8 million tonnes, led by India with 32% of the world total.

Cunningham tells us that you should eat ginger before doing spells to lend them power, since you will be heated up.  Use to attract money.  It is used in many success spells.  It might be effective to ward of a “storm” in your life.  

Element is Fire.  Planet is Mars.

 Ginger has Yellow  Energy. Here is a link to the Ginger Blogs in the Crystal Inner Circle.

Link to Ginger Blogs in CIC (you must be logged in)

bay leaves

  • Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavour and fragrance. The leaves should be removed from the cooked food before eating (see safety section below). The leaves are often used to flavour soups, stews, braises and pâtés in many countries. The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavour until several weeks after picking and drying.
  • Cunningham says it is used in clairvoyancce and wisdom brew.  They can be placed under a pillow for prophetic dreams.   This is a protection herb and as an amulet wards off negativity.   It can protect against poltergeists  and is used in purification ceremonies.  Burn it with sandalwood to remove evil spells.
  • It is associated with the Sun and the element of fire.  (Cunningham Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

Bay leaves are associated with the Mansion of the Dawn

Bay leaves have Yellow energy

Here is a link to the Bay Leaves Blogs in the Crystal Inner Circle.

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The Herbs of the Mansions

Sacred Flames: lavender, orris root, saffron, cardamom, sarsaparilla

Hearth: oak, wood betony, foxglove, hawthorn, aloe vera

Dawn: geranium, lemongrass, bay leaves, bergamot

Herbalist: cornflower, sage, echinacea, cilantro

Eagle: cedar, star anise, elecampane, orris root, goji berry

Sky: mistletoe, violet, horehound, dandelion leaf, gingko biloba

Spirits: lilac, myrrh, meadowsweet, willow bark

Lake: ylang ylang, marjoram, devil’s claw, ashwagandha

Sea: carnation, sea salt, irish moss, dulse, aconite seed (annatto)

Storm: fennel seed, lobelia, vervain, cayenne, barberry

Alchemist: iris, eucalyptus, chicory, stinging nettle, vanilla extract

Red Dragon: red clover, High John, juniper berry, arrowroot, bamboo

Valley: sassafras, pine, peony, alfalfa

Mountains: walnut, rose hips, angelica, mugwort

Wings: mint, lungwort (mullein), astragalus, borage

Clouds: elderberry, calendula, agrimony, bluebell

Snows: thyme, bearberry, witch hazel, Spanish moss

Stream: orchid, parsley, frankincense, paprika

Steam: cinnamon, comfrey, hollyhock, fenugreek, kava kava

Flame of Passion: jasmine, yarrow, licorice root, hibiscus, dill weed

Aurora: lotus, eyebright, honeysuckle, cat’s claw

Deserts: dragon’s blood, wormwood, yew, patchouli

Trees: oak, sandalwood, elm, valerian root

Wind: ginger, turmeric, galangal, feverfew

Breath: neroli, myrtle, heliotrope, tarragon

Waves: rosemary, lemon balm, peppermint, basil

Bridge: coriander, clove, gardenia, gravel root

River: milk thistle, birch bark, pennyroyal, eucalyptus