Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings
Boneset also goes by the name of white snake root.
It is a perennial plant that is native to the Eastern United States and Canada. It usually found in low, wet areas as the plant thrives in damp to moist rich soil. Some may have the mistaken notion that it is used to mend broken bones, as what its name implies.
Rather, its name was derived from break bone or dengue fever. The leaves were infused and used in small quantities as treatment for colds, fever and general debility. Usually, in treating colds, tea is made and drunk hot at night and cold in the morning. It has also been used to treat coughs.
In magic, boneset leaves are typically used for protection, to prevent and cure unnatural illnesses, ward off snakes and to help in exorcism. It is feminine in gender and associated with the power of the planet Saturn and the element Water. The Chippewa Indians used boneset leaves as a charm to attract deer and the Iroquoi Indians are said to use it for sorcery and divination. Many people carry a mojo bag containing Angelica Root, Devil's Shoe Strings and boneset leaves to ward off jinxes.
Boldo leaf will
- Stop sickness.
- Psychic vision.
Others like to use boneset leaves for ritual cleansing. The dry leaves are rubbed all over the body to counteract occult poisons. After this, the leaves are then taken outdoors and burned with Uncrossing Incense.
Make Boneset leaves into tea and sprinkle it around the house to released negative feelings and energies. Bathe in the tea to eliminate tricks which have detrimentally affected your health. Make a sweep to purify sick-rooms. Sprinkle Boneset leaves on in the hallway and sweep it out the Door. Boneset leaves are also one of the ingredients in a certain Black Magic love spell that is intended to make someone's relationship end and make that person available.
By Flo Saul
Aug 29, 2012