The Magical Properties of Herbs & Spices: The Mysterious & Prosperous 6


We’ve devoted a post to foods that boost  good luck and fortune for the New Year. Even an appetizer recipe as a formula for good luck , but what about herbs and spices?  Ancient Pharaohs laid in their final resting places filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art.  Plumes of ritualistic, burning  herbs, resins and spices have been a common practice to many cultures in the world since the beginning of time. Why? Let’s begin the eclectic expedition, shall we?

As early as 3000 B.C, herbs and spices have been traded, valued and used in preservation and enhancement of food and drink. Many have medicinal and even magical properties. If you are looking to bring prosperity and abundance into your life, look no further than your own spice pantry. Here is a list of the magical six…



Conventionally used for seasoning meats, cooked fruits and pies, this spice is also known to bring good luck, money and healing. When using it in cooking, send out the intention that you are adding wealth to your life as you add allspice to your meals. Talk to your food, it’s listening 😉

Aside from kitchen use, make a little sachet and fill it with some allspice. Slip it into your purse or pocket to attract wealth. You can also sprinkle some in the four corners of your home, office or business. It will help bring success to your work.



Often a favorite used in desserts, this pleasantly pungent spice packs a punch with its spiritual vibrations. It will not only help attract success; it is wonderful for bringing healing, protection and love into your life. It can even help enhance your psychic powers. A great versatile spiritual spice!

To unleash its power, put a pinch in your food, tea or hot cocoa. It has been said to be good for bringing quick cash. Try putting a pinch in your wallet or spare change jar. You can also keep a cinnamon stick handy as a reminder. Attach a dollar bill to it and watch your money grow!


Cloves are another powerhouse spice that has a variety of spiritual uses. It can enhance love and sexual feelings, while providing protection and clearing negativity. Bringing money is another added bonus!

Some people choose to burn cloves on charcoal, but it’s easier to carry a few around in a sachet or an envelope. If you have the time, create a pomander (clove studded citrus) with cloves. Cloves are naturally attached to an orange using their spiky ends, cover as much of the surface as possible. Following an old tradition, hang the clove studded orange on a ribbon in your kitchen and your cupboards will always be full.



Mentioned in the ancient Hindu Kama Sutra text, ginger is often known for its love enhancing properties. However, it also works for attracting wealth, success and power. You can buy it in various forms: fresh, powered, crystallized or even candied.

As with the other spices, use the powdered form in a sachet or sprinkle it around the house. If you ingest it as part of your food, set an intention that you are bringing wealth into your life while you bring ginger into your body.



Technically an herb and not a spice, mint is too important to leave off the list. It is readily available in both fresh and dried forms. Mint leaves have a wonderfully energizing fragrance and power. They bring protection and strength so your wealth and investments will always be safe. Their green leaves can also be symbolic of green money. Keep a dried mint leaf or two in your wallet, purse or checkbook.

According to ancient folk magic, rubbing the bills in your wallet with fresh mint leaves will help your money multiply. Try it and visualize more money coming to you every time you spend.


Poppy Seeds

They make bagels and muffins look inviting and delicious, but these little seeds can bring you prosperity too. Carrying a few in your pocket or purse can attract luck and money.

Some folk magic traditions use poppy seeds to cause confusion and delay paperwork. So it’s quite possible that poppy seeds might keep the bill collectors away—at least temporarily!



15 Comments Add yours

  1. koolaidmoms says:

    Very interesting! These are all spices I love too. Especially cloves and cinnamon.

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    1. Thanks, Marci! Those are my favs too! We’re off to a good start 😉

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  2. Antonia says:

    Such an interesting post! I was surprised by the poppy seeds. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Antonia! I was surprised at the poppy seeds too! Happy New Year!

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Very interesting post, I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, spearfruit! It’s my sincerest pleasure! The older I get the more value I place in learning! I’m so happy I was able to add a little knowledge enhancement into your life today. Happy New Year!!

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      1. spearfruit says:

        Happy New Year to you as well!

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  4. What a great roundup of spices! And we can all be rich! 😀

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    1. haha! Kathryn!! Thank you! And yes we can! lol!

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  5. Wow love this Lana! I love all of those especially allspice and cinnamon!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! Isn’t this fun?? I had a wonderful time researching the topic & just had to share! ♥

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      1. It really is and so nice to hear about the special things about each one!

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  6. What a fascinating post Lana, thank you. Now I will look at each spice in a different light (so to speak) Happy New Year !

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynne! You’re right! They take on a special meaning & we will be reminded each time we use them. Happy New Year!

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