Herbal Magick: Cinnamon Sticks

Herbal Magick: Cinnamon Sticks August 31, 2020

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I’m one of those people who believes cinnamon can go on almost anything. It dances the line between sweet and savory dishes, and you can even use it to spice up hot chocolate or chai, and drink it down ! Unlike some other magickal spices cinnamon is easy to obtain, and you may even have some in your cupboard now. You can purchase cinnamon sticks, powdered cinnamon, and even cinnamon oil.

Technically cinnamon isn’t an herb but instead a spice. In my post earlier this year about Pumpkin Spice I told everyone that Cinnamon is hands down a spice of love. It also contains properties of healing, and one of my favorite powers that of invisibility. In my book Love Magic I write ” Cinnamon heats things up, and love and sex are no exception; it’s the rule. ”

When it comes to cinnamon people can use sticks, powder, or essential oil in their magicks. As always with essential oils, please use gloves, and proceed with caution as they are highly concentrated. There are also cautions to be mindful of when burning cinnamon, as it can be irritating to one’s lungs.

5 Interesting Facts About Cinnamon Sticks

  • Ancient Egyptians used this spice to help with embalming the dead.
  • Putting a Cinnamon stick in your wallet or handbag is said to draw money to you.
  • Cinnamon is said to stimulate and heal the root chakra.
  • These sticks can be placed in your cabinets as an insect repellent, said to be particularly helpful against ants.
  • St. Benedict Crispus was said have used a concoction of pepper, cinnamon, and other spices to combat the plague. Maybe we should try it now !

Cinnamon can be used in a variety of ways in your magick and daily life ! One of my favorite things to do is to use it to make Hoodoo Money Rice, you can find the instructions here. What are your favorite uses for cinnamon ? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.  If you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to like, comment, and share !

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 Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens, and the soon to be released Water Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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