There are a few plants that grow naturally that are known to ward werewolves away and have been dubbed as a “natural” werewolf repellant. These items irritate some werewolves causing them to become sick. It should be noted however, that like humans, each werewolf is individual, so there may be some werewolves that have developed some immunity to the noted plants. In general however, they will repel most werewolves.
1. Wolfsbane – Wolfsbane is an herb that is considered one of the most successful methods of repelling a werweolf. This herb became widely known in popular culture when it was used in the movie Wolf Man. Prior to that however, it did appear in various folklore and legends related to werewolves as a plant that could be used in the home to protect it against shapeshifters. The plant also sometimes goes by the name Monkshood. Some say that if it is held near a werewolf’s chin it can identify if the person is a werewolf by casting a yellow shadow.
2. Mistletoe – Mistletoe is a plant that one traditionally thinks about in relation to Christmas, however, in lore it is more commonly known as a plant that can ward off werewolves. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on the branches of a host tree.
4. Rye – Rye is a type of grass that grows in fields. It is used as a grain to make bread and whiskey. Some legends say this grain weakens werewolves, and that if you are being chased by one, you can easily escape by running into a field of rye!
5. Mountainash – Mountain Ash is a type of tree. Some folklore claims that by standing under a mountain ash tree, you are effectively safe from werewolves as they will not venture near the tree. Others plant the tree next to their house so that it grows next to the house protecting all inhabitants from werewolf attacks.