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Horehound

Metaphysical Properties Of Horehound

Official Name: Marrubium vulgare

Other Names: Bull's Blood, Even of the star, Haran, Hoarhound, Huran, Llwyd y cwn (Welsh), Marrubium, Maruil, Seed of Horns, Soldier's Tea, White Horehound
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing

Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Horehound

  • Burn to Horus, the ancient Egyptian God, after which the plant was named.
  • Horehound is used in protection sachets and is carried to guard against sorcery and fascination.
  • Horehound is also scattered as an exorcism herb.
  • Drink an infusion of Horehound, and it will clear your mind and promote quick thinking.
  • Drinking an infusion of it will also strengthen mental powers.

Horehound is a bushy plant that grows nearly 2 ft (61 cm) tall from a short, stout, and woody root. The small oval leaves are bitter to the taste, with a musky aroma. They are wrinkled and dark green on top and pale with downy white hairs on the underside. The leaves are opposite and deeply veined, growing on hairy, square, branching stems also covered with silky white hairs. The lower leaves of white Horehound have long stalks, while the upper leaves are smaller and stalkless.

Horehound is said to be associated with the Egyptian God Horus, offerings of Horehound to Horus could be done to assist with seeing that which is to come or just to gain the God's Favor. 

Sachets and Charms containing Horehound can be used for protection and to ward off the unwanted intents of others. During a removal of an entity Horehound can be spread in rooms that have been cleansed to keep the negativity from going back in or as a way to try and push an entity out of a room. For extration mixes Horehound can be a nice addition to herbs such as Mugwort. 

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