Chaney root

Chaney root

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Chaney root, which also goes by the name of Jamaican Sarsaparilla, Chainey Winder, Prickly green brier, saw brier and Chaney vine, is perennial vine that is native to South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.

It was found by the Spanish conquerors that the natives were taking beverages made with Chaney root and believed it to be a general health tonic.

It is believed to be an aphrodisiac. This herb is said to increase or improve libido and sexual appetite. Its medicinal use involves making tonics out of Chaney root to be used as a hepatic, analgesic and alterative. It is rich in iron and has been used to treat anaemia, syphilis, arthritis and fatigue. It is also a known blood cleanser. The Mayans considered it as a tonic for general weakness. Chaney root is often collected in the woods of Jamaica and is typically used in “Root” tonics. It may be made as tea or powdered or made into a cold beverage or found as an extract.

Chaney root​ will:

  • Courage.
  • Improve sex life.

In magic, Chaney root is believed to grant health, happiness and a prolonged life. It is also believed that it can be used in regards to spells that are relation to Jupiter, such as growth, legal matters, love, luck, meditation, money, prosperity and spirituality. A potion can be made by boiling Chaney root with other herbs. To enhance a “man’s nature.” For courage, boil Chaney root along with six other plants and add a little rum, sugar and milk or cream to create an aphrodisiacal potion. To make a general strengthening tonic, boil with sugar and cloves. This benefits the kidney and blood and will help cure skin afflictions, rheumatism and syphilis. Chaney root is also an ingredient to Lunatonic, a magic drink sold commercially and is said to open the heart and makes one more receptive for the beauty of life.

By Flo Saul
Aug 29, 2012