Wormwood flowers and leaves can be added to magical sachets for protection against accidents. Hang these in your car or carry them on your person. May also be used in spells to send harmful magic back on its sender and for spells for vengeance. Combined with mugwort and burned, it is used for calling up spirits. It was also hung on doors to protect against plagues.
Make sure the area is well ventilated as the smoke can be very irritating to the eyes and throat and is toxic if inhaled. It is also said to be useful in banishing spirits.
It is said that wormwood first grew from the path of the serpent as it exited the Garden of Eden.
‘While Wormwood hath seed get a handful or twaine
To save against March, to make flea to refraine:
Where chamber is sweeped and Wormwood is strowne,
What saver is better (if physick be true)
For places infected than Wormwood and Rue?
It is a comfort for hart and the braine
And therefore to have it it is not in vaine.’
~ Tusser 1577