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Magical Uses of Herbs
Folk Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree, kikwataa, Mkwatia, Mgunga, Mokala
Deities: Osiris, Astarte, Ishtar, Diana, Ra
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers
Ritual Uses: The wood is used as fuel in sacred fires in India, and is also used in building temples.
Magical Uses: A sprig of the tree placed over the bed wards off evil, as it does when tucked into the turban in Eastern countries. When the wood is burned with sandlewood the psychic powers are stimulated. Acacia is also used in money and love spells, although in the latter case the outcome would be a platonic love.
Power: Love, Happiness
Magical Uses: Carry the two roots in a small bag at all times to attract a love. If you wish to be free form amatory competitors, also carry the two roots sewn into a small bag. Given to a couple they ensure continued happiness.
Folk Names: American Adder's Tongue, Serpent's Tongue, Adder's Mouth, Yellow Snowdrop, Dog's Tooth Violet
Magical Uses: Soak some adder's tongue in cold water and apply it to a wound or bruise (wrap it in a piece of cloth ) until the herb grows warm. Next bury the wet herb in a muddy place. The wound will be cured.
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