Metaphysical Properties Of Boneset
Official Name: Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
Other Names: Agueweed, Crosswort, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasl, Thoroughwort, Wood Boneset
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Ward Off Evil Spirits
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Boneset
Boneset wards off evil spirits. To do this, make an infusion of Boneset and sprinkle it around the house to drive away evil.
Many carry Boneset leaves in mojo bags with Angelica Root and Devil's Shoestring to Ward Off Jinxes.
Some like to use Boneset for ritual cleansing; to counteract Occult Poisons, they rub the dry leaves all over their body, then take the leaves outdoors and burn them with Uncrossing Incense.
Some folks make Boneset Leaves into tea and bathe to eliminate Enemy Tricks.
Boneset can also be used as a floor sweep in the sick room by sprinkling it onto the floor and then sweeping it out the front door.
Many practitioners of different paths consider Boneset good for protection and exorcism: they gather the herb and tie bundles over doorways to repel ghosts and get rid of spirits that might have become attached to people who have had contact with the dead. Chippewa hunters made a charm to attract deer from the root fibers of this herb--in other words, they used it to bring near instead of repelling.
Still, of particular interest for us, Boneset was for their aid in divination and sorcery. This magic herb is typically considered to be ruled by Saturn, who oversees bones. Saturn energy helps enforce boundaries and borders.
Protection, Exorcism, and Warding Off Evil Spirits
Sprinkle an infusion of Boneset around the home to rid it of evil and negativity. To curse an enemy, burn as incense with a black candle inscribed with the enemy's name (not recommended -- remember the law of threes!). The most potent Boneset is grown in graveyards.