The Motherwort herb is especially aligned with the healing of women – hence the name! However, that’s not to say it cannot be an extremely beneficial herb for men too! 17th centaury herbalist the famous Culpepper wrote, "There is no better herb to take melancholy vapors from the heart... and make a merry, cheerful soul." As well as viewing this herb as an anti-depressant. As an emmenagogue it causes menstrual bleeding.
Historically, the herb has been associated with longevity. An old legend states that there was once a town whose spring ran through a patch of Motherwort. All the local townspeople got their daily drinking water from that spring and all of them lived to be over 100 years old. Its association with longevity was widespread throughout Europe and Asia. Whether it be a spell for long life or a long life to a spell, this one may bring a little lasting power.
Magickal uses include bolstering ego, building confidence and success. Add Motherwort to a sachet to bring trust in one’s self to do well as well as build confidence. Use in a simmer pot or as an incense to aid finding your sense of self.
It can be used to counter magical hexes and will aid in protection, keep in a small jar by family pictures to keep the family safe. Used in protection spells or poppets for pregnant women and their unborn child.
Use with Mugwort to raise your psychic and clairvoyant self in incense blends.
Magick: Hex Reverse, Counter Magick, Longevity, Confidence, Protection, Women’s Magick, Clairvoyance
Planets: Leo, Moon
Deities: Ogun, Freya, Frigga,
Also Called: Lion's Tail, Lion's Ear, Throwwort, Roman Motherwort
Not to be used in pregnancy or breast feeding, or those on anti-coagulant and heart condition therapies. Do not smoke - it can cause respiratory arrest!!!!!!!!
Comes in a sealed bag weighing approximately 14g (1/2oz).