Used to attract money and for gamblers to ensure winnings, one practice from American folk magic calls for washing your hands in chamomile tea before playing cards. Often used for sleep and meditation but can also be sprinkled around your home and property to remove spells cast against you. Chamomile has also been used for centuries as a key ingredient in spells to bring about blessings & prosperity. Washing the doors and windows of your home in a chamomile infusion will keep unwanted spirits or energy from sneaking in.
Chamomile was connected with the sun gods in Egypt, and it was used to heal ailments such as malaria, as well as in the mummification process. Several other societies, including the ancient Romans, Vikings, and Greeks, are thought to have employed chamomile in a similar way.
Some practitioners propose steeping chamomile flowers in hot water and then using them to sprinkle around as a metaphysical barrier before performing a banishing ritual. You may also use it to wash up with when the water has cooled, and it is said to keep negative energy at bay.
Plant chamomile near doors and windows to keep negativity out, or make a sachet to bring with you when you’re in physical or magical danger. The magical benefits of chamomile also include good luck, money, dreams, and love.
Gods/Deities: Apollo, Ra, Cernunnos, Lugh
Correspondences for Chamomile
Planet: Sun (but sometimes the Moon, Venus and occasionally Mercury)
Crystals: Bloodstone, Peridot, Aquamarine
Folk Names for Chamomile: Ground Apple, Heermannchen (German) Chamaimelon, Camomyle
“Though the chamomile, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows, so youth, the more it is wasted, the sooner it wears.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV.