Practical Magick
PBP: L is for Lilac

Folk Names: Common Lilac

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Powers: Exorcism, protection

Magickal Uses:

  • drives away evil where planted/strewn
  • "In New England lilacs were originally planted to keep evil from the property" (Cunningham’s).
  • fresh flowers can be put in haunted house to clear it. 

Medicinal Uses: 

  • was used to treat asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, etc. 
  • Kidney stones
  • epilepsy
  • arthritis


Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs