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Birds & Associated Herbs

When using bird magick or bird totems,
having associated herbs can come in very handy
for charm bags, annointing, etc..

Albatross- thrift, artemesia
Blackbird-  pokeweed, dandelion, reed
Bluebird-  vervain, ash
Cardinal-  bayberry, rose
Chickadee-  thistle
Condor-  marjoram, chamomile, cinquefoil
Crane-  reed, lavendar
Crow-  walnut, oak
Dove-  rose, cinnamon
Duck-  dandelion, lavendar
Eagle-  horehound, lavendar, bay
Finch-  thistle, holly
Flamingo-  lemon verbena, sage, orchid
Goose-  ginger, hyssop
Hawk-  chamomile, ginseng, cinnamon, vervain
Lark-  meadowsweet, willow, magnolia
Mockingbird-  lavendar, cinquefoil, solomon's seal
Nightingale- catnip, jasmine, rose, moonflower
Oriole-  pomegranate
Ostrich-  rosemary, horehound, pokeweed
Owl-  sage, oak
Parrot-  bayberry, rosemary, Queen Anne's lace
Quail-  caraway, boneset, sage
Sparrow-  chamomile, blackberry
Swallow-  celandine, grasses, bayberry

Sources Used for "Bird Lore" Pages

Andrews, Ted. Animal Speak. 1993: Llewellyn Publications,
St. Paul, Minnesota. ISBN: 0-87542-028-1

Cunningham, Scott. Magical Herbalism. 1982: Llewellyn Publications,
St. Paul, Minnesota. ISBN: 0-87542-120-2

Martin, Laura C..The Folklore of Birds. 1993: The Globe Pequot Press,
Old Saybrook, Connecticut. ISBN: 1-56440-216-9 (HC)
ISBN: 1-56440-872-8 (Paper)

Roderick, Timothy. The Once Unknown Familiar. 1994:
Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota.
ISBN: 0-87542-439-2

Bird Lore- Albatross to Cuckoo (Page One)

Bird Lore- Dove to Loon (Page Two)

Bird Lore- Magpie to Starling (Page Three)

Bird Lore- Stork to Yellowthroat (Page Four)

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