Herbal Magick : Licorice Root

Herbal Magick : Licorice Root July 30, 2018

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For some licorice root is merely and ingredient in candy, but its magickal history is much more complex. Used in Hoodoo, Conjure, and traditional European magicks this root is certainly a worthy addition to the witch’s arsenal.

Useful for culinary, medicinal, and magickal applications licorice has its root in many different areas. This plant is also known as Sweet Root, Lacris, Lacrisse, Lycorys, Yastimadhu, and Reglisse. It is ruled by the planets Mercury and Venus, and is associated with the element of water. It can be found growing wild in Greece, Spain, Italy, Iraq, Syria, Russia, and China. However, you can also grow it at home, just be sure to soak the seeds before planting.

According to ThePracticalHerbalist.com ” Traditional Chinese Medicine describes licorice root as the ultimate harmonizer, offering strength to the other herbs in the formula and blending the energies of the formula to achieve the desired results. ” When we are discussing magick the root also takes on this property.

Magickal Uses of Licorice Root

Primarily, licorice root is used magickally in love and lust spells. It can be carried to attract romance and passion. Alternatively it could be added to a mojo bag to help strengthen the fidelity in a partnership.

There is also a long history of licorice being used in spells to control and compel. The ethics of these types of workings are questionable so please proceed with caution. One area where this might be useful however, is when applying for a new job or position. Here’s a spell you might want to use.

Job Interview Licorice Spell

1 Tbs. Licorice Root chips

1 oz. Sweet Almond oil

3 drops Patchouli oil

3 drops Vetivert oil

3 drops Ginger oil

Glass Bottle

Put sweet almond oil into the bottle. Add remaining ingredients. Close the bottle and rub it between your palms. Focus on success and luck coming to you. Wear the oil when you go for a job interview or meeting.


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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is 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,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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