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Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Magical Uses:

  • Wishes
  • Divination
  • Inspiration

Carrying beech wood or leaves as a talisman can increase intuition and creativity. Place the leaves inside the cover of your Book of Shadows as a touchstone to bring inspiration.

From Cunningham:

Take a stick of beech, scratch or carve your wishes into it, bury it in the ground, and leave it there. Your wish will come true if it is to be.

Practical/Medicinal Uses:

Beech nuts are edible and quite tasty, though eating excessive amounts of them is not recommended. (Excessive here having the meaning of more than a pound a day.)

Folk Names: Bok, Boke, Buche, Buk, Buke, Faggio, Fagos, Faya, Haya, Hetre

[Sources: Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2nd Ed.) Scott Cunningham, Llewellyn, 1984; Herbal Grimoire, The Magickal Cat]

[Special Thanks to Anonymous for this suggestion!]