Corresponding Planet: Earth, Jupiter
Native American used Bayberry to banish the restless spirits of the dead and to protect against disease. In western magical herbalism it has been used as a money charm. Bayberry is a shrub in the Myrtle family, also known as Wax Myrtle. It is native to North America and was harvested by Choctaws, Mohegans, and also by white settlers as early as the 1600s. Every part of the Bayberry plant serves some medicinal, magickal, or household purpose. Bayberry (namely the root) is used by many people for Drawing Money. Folks tell us that they dress a green Pyramid-and-Eye Candle with Money Drawing Oil, Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief. Burn a white candle sprinkled with bayberry bark for good fortune and money. The root bark has an extremely astringent taste, due to the high tannin content, and is also quite warming. Bayberry has been used to support respiratory function especially when bringing tone to excessively wet mucous membranes is called for.
Bayberry is feminine in nature and associated with the Earth element and the planet Jupiter. Bayberry can cause vomiting in large doses. Side effects from ongoing ingestion include dizziness, dry eyes and mucous membranes, dry throat, cramping, and flatulence.