Metaphysical Properties of St. John's Wort
Official Name: Hypericum perforatum
Other Names: Amber, Funga, daemonum (Latin: Scare-Devil), Goat Weed, Herba John, John's Wort, Klamath Weed, Sol Terrestis, Tipton Weed
Metaphysical Uses of St. John's Wort
- Love Divination
Common Magical Uses St. John's Wort
- Wards off colds and fevers
- Makes Soldier invincible
- Attracts love
- Protects against thunderbolts, fire, and evil spirits when placed in a jar or hung by a window
- Will keep ghosts, necromancers, and other evils out of the home when dried over a midsummers fire and hung near a window
St. John's Wort is used in the treatment of depression and mood disorders. St. John's wort is a plant with yellow flowers that has been used in traditional European medicine as far back as the ancient Greeks. St. John's wort is a plant with yellow, star-shaped flowers and five petals that grow in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Eastern Asia. The plant grows in sunny, well-drained areas. It grows to be 50-100 cm tall.
It is used in divination for the care of crystals.
St. John's Wort has uses in spells and rituals according to multiple teachings for uses of protection. It is said that hanging St. John's Wort near windows and doors will keep negative entities and energies out of a home. According to those teachings the St. John's Wort is supposed to have been dried during by a fire during a Midsummer ceremony. According to some teachings St. John's Wort is said to ward away lightning strikes if hung in a home or placed by ta window in a jar.
An old folklore belief of St. John's Wort is that soldiers that carry St. John's Wort into battle are made invincible, thus thought to become the perfect soldiers.