“But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.”

-Practical Magic

Magickal Herbs & Tea To Get You Through The Winter Season | Tia Johnson

The Winter season is a great time for going inward to do some self-reflection and honoring the cycles of death and rebirth. It’s also a time to celebrate the holidays. For some, it’s even a time to play in the snow and create snow angels. Simply put, it’s a very magickal time of the year when we understand what this season means.

But what about self-care via food? After all, we are eating more than ever during this season! From holiday-themed food to holiday-themed drinks, it seems never-ending!

What about consciously eating to stay warm and benefit from the magickal and practical properties? How could we benefit from that and what are these herbs and teas that are going to help us in this mission?

How To Benefit From This List

Below is a list of some herbs and teas that, when we consciously consume, transition from a seemingly mundane herb and drink to a magickal source of goodness to raise our vibration, help to keep us warm, and aid to boost our immune system. Consciously consume these herbs, spices, and teas by activating its magick through saying things like, “Rosemary, thank you for helping me with protection, love, healing, sleep, and mental powers.” as you are taking in its aroma and imagining it going through your body and your aura creating a vortex of protection, love, peaceful sleep, and better mental powers. Imagine what that would look like for you and what that would feel like for you.

I discuss the herb list in detail in my latest episode on The Spiritual & Empowerment Living With Tia podcast, Magickal Herbs To Get You Through The Winter Season. 

where I provided a download for you so you can take it to the market and get the herbs and spices. Get the list at https://tiamariejohnson.com/winterherbs

As a reminder, the lists below are recommendations. They are neither substitutes for medications nor cures. Please consult your physician before you make any changes to your eating and/or drinking habits.

Magickal Herbs & Tea To Get You Through The Winter Season | Tia Johnson



Magickal Properties:

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Powers: Protection, love, healing, sleep, Mental powers

When burned: Cleanses your vibration

Place under your pillow to aid in good sleep, reduce nightmares

Can attract elves.

As an incense to promote love

Have over door to aid in keeping negativity away.

Practical Properties:

  • A source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
  • Can help improve memory performance and quality.
  • The aroma can improve one’s mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress.
  • Rosemary is often used for digestion problems and loss of appetite.


Magickal Properties:

Planet:  Mercury

Element: Air

Deitiets: Pluto/Hades, Hecate

Powers: Money, healing, Travel, Protection

Rub on forehead to help with headaches. My dad would rub this behind his ears as well.

Keep in home for protection

Can use it in spells for money, travel, and protection.

Practical Properties:

  • Tons of nutrients
  • Better breath
  • Helps with improving brain function and digestive symptoms


Magickal Properties:

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deity: Hecate

Powers: Protection, healing, lust, anti-theft

When eaten, induces lust or courage. Placed in home for protection

Practical Properties:

  • Can combat sickness like the common cold
  • Can help with blood pressure, heart disease may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • A source for antioxidants


Magickal Properties:

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Powers: Love, money, success, power

eat before doing a spell to increase the power since you are heating up.

Use in money and success spells

Practical Properties:

  • Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Helps with nausea and morning sickness.
  • lower blood sugars
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Reduces menstrual pain.

Magickal Herbs & Tea To Get You Through The Winter Season | Tia Johnson


Magickal Properties:

Powers: Purification

Practical Properties:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Increases the antioxidants
  • improved brain function


Orange was once given as a Christmas gift and meant wealth, good luck and fortune

Magickal Properties:

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Powers: Love, Divination, luck, money

peels and seeds in a sachet for love.

Peels in prosperity spells.

Similar to an apple, eat it, ask a yes/no question. even number no odd yes

Practical Properties:

  • Helps with Kidney stone prevention
  • Anemia prevention
  • Oranges are high in Vitamin C
  • Gut health


Magickal Properties:

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Deities: Venus, Aphrodite

Powers: Spirituality, success, healing, power, psychic powers, lust, protection, love

when burned as an incense, raises high spiritual vibrations, draws in money, protection, increase psychic powers.

Practical Properties:

  • Loaded With Antioxidants
  • Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Lowers Blood Sugar Levels


Magickal Properties:

Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Powers: Luck, money, health

good luck. money and prosperity spells.

Practical Properties:

  • Ability to relieve pain.
  • Strengthen cognitive function.
  • Detoxify the body.
  • Boost skin health.
  • Reduce insomnia.
  • Increase immune system function.
  • Improve blood circulation.


Magickal properties:

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Deity: Erzulie

Power: Lust, love

The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion.

love sachets and incenses.

Practical Properties:

  • Antioxidant
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Increase airflow to your lungs and improve breathing.

Magickal Herbs & Tea To Get You Through The Winter Season | Tia Johnson


Ginger Tea

In addition to being a great healing property, starting your morning with ginger tea will help to keep you warm the entire day. Also, ginger tea also prevents nausea and vomiting.

Hibiscus Tea

This rich magenta tea has a sweet-sour fruity tang. Brewed warm, hibiscus tea has bright citrus and red-berry notes like a cranberry Christmas punch, or warm mulled wine. Hibiscus tea is packed with antioxidants, helps with weight loss, and fighting bacteria, among other things.

Lemon Tea

In boiling water, put pepper, honey, and turmeric in the mug – and the tea is ready! You can have Lemon and Pepper Tea when you want a prolonged immune system. It’s good to drink this tea as a detoxing agent as well.

Magickal Herbs & Tea To Get You Through The Winter Season | Tia Johnson

Black Tea

Black tea also serves as an antioxidant. It may boost heart health. Lowers the bad cholesterol. Improves focus. May reduce blood pressure and sugar levels.

Hot Vanilla Chai

Vanilla Chai is a combination of water, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon stick. All these ingredients provide tons of health benefits. If you’re feeling sick or anticipating a cold coming from the corner, make the tea and rescue yourself!

Green Tea

Green tea improves brain function, helps with fat loss, helps with protecting against cancer, and helps with lowering the risk of heart disease

Ashwagandha Tea

Considered a magic herb, Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng. It helps in controlling cholesterol level, increase men fertility, and reduces stress and anxiety.

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About Tia Johnson

Based in Philadelphia, Tia is an intuitive healer, international speaker, and best-selling author. Tia loves helping spiritually centered people crack the code of their intuitive gifts & overcome energetic blocks. For close to a decade, Tia has spoken to thousands of people nationally and internationally at several events, such as the Mind, Body, Spirit Expo, DivaGirl and Women's Empowerment Conferences, and empowerment cruises. Discover more at TiaMarieJohnson.com