Metaphysical Properties Of Artichoke Leaf
Official Name: Cynara scolymus
Metaphysical Powers: Protection
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Artichoke Leaf
- Greek legend states that the first Artichoke was initially a beautiful woman. An angry god was so jealous of her beauty that he transformed her into an artichoke.
- The Artichoke is undoubtedly delicious. Because it's a member of the thistle family, the Artichoke is eaten as part of protective diets due to its sharp flower points.
- Flavor with garlic or bay leaves for additional protective energy.
- Artichokes have been used since 500 BC by many cultures for their culinary, and spiritual properties.
- Artichoke Leaf is used for purification; it is used as a substitute for graveyard dust.
- The Artichoke s a member of the thistle family; they carry armor and are eaten to ward off danger. They are used in rituals to get to the heart of a matter.
- Artichoke leaves represent the crown chakra.
- Artichoke Leaf is said to be used in rituals and spells for purification and blessings.
- Artichoke Leaf has a history of being used in ritual baths to ease and sooth broken hearts.
Some practices use Artichoke Leaf as a substitution for Graveyard Dirt in wards and hexes. As a member of the thistle family it is said eating Artichoke Leaf grants protection from dangers both known and unknown.
Burning Artichoke Leaf during meditation is a way to assist with opening the Crown Chakra, which is a way of achieving a stronger connection to the Divine Energies.