Herbal Magick : Jezebel Root

Herbal Magick : Jezebel Root June 29, 2018

Iris Fulva aka Jezebel Root photo courtesy of flickr. Licensed under CC 2.0

When it comes to Hoodoo herbs Jezebel Root is one of the most notorious. Also called Louisiana iris root, it can be used for success in gambling, business, and love magick.

The blog My Secret Hoodoo tells us ” Jezebel Root is any of five species of iris native to Louisiana, including; Iris fulva, Iris hexagona, Iris brevicaulis Iris giganticaerulea, and Iris nelsonii. Any of their hybrids are also acceptable. Many people are confused by the name Louisiana Iris. They may think that any iris that grows there is a Louisiana Iris, which is not true. For example, both Blue Flag and Yellow Flag grow there but they are not members of Louisiana Irises. The magical uses of Jezebel Root are quite similar to Orris Root/Queen Elizabeth Root. Jezebel Root is used for female domination and to attract a male lover…. It is used by prostitutes to attract male clients. It’s apparently becoming popular with gay men who want to attract a more dominant lover. Also, I’m hearing and reading more online from waitresses and strippers who claim it softens customers up and makes them more generous with their tip giving.”

The original Jezebel was a Phoenician Queen in the 9th C BCE. Her name has become synonymous with cunning and ruthlessness, but some see an alternate narrative of a strong woman who fought back despite epic odds.  If we look back at the root’s history, it’s clearly a tricky one (pardon the pun.) Jezebel root was said to have been used by prostitutes to get a rich man, and keep him attached. Obviously, the ethics behind this is questionable, but there are also other uses for the root.

Jezebel Root Spells

  • The simplest spell with this root is a wishing spell. Simply write your wish on a piece of paper. Wrap it around a piece of jezebel root and tie it up with a natural cord. Carry this in your pocket until the wish comes true.
  • Due to it’s reputation many of the jezebel spells are used in attraction workings. A jezebel spell oil can be rubbed on your shoes (traditionally high heels) before going out in order to attract a rich man.
  • A simple spell for wealth and business success can be done by wrapping a piece of the root in a dollar bill. Consequently you then carry this with you when you have important meetings or contracts to sign.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and African Traditional Religion, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, the bestselling Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens and the award winning Water Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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