Metaphysical Properties Of Beth Root
Other Names: Birth Root, Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Jew's Harp Plant, Rattlesnake Root, Wake-Robin, Squaw Flower, Indian Balm, Indian Shamrock, Ground Lily, Stinking Benjamin
Common Magical Uses and Folklore of Beth Root
Beth root has been used in folklore traditions as a tonic for women to treat menopausal and hormonal problems as a tonic to the female system. It is considered endangered and has limited availability, and should be conserved in the wild.
Beth Root is powerful in protecting charms to keep hostile forces away from home. It is considered a woman's root of strength. Beth Root can be used as an astringent and antiseptic. It was used as an ingredient for a poultice for ulcers, bleeding, and excessive menstruation. The common names "Beth Root" and "Birth Root" are related to the root's beneficial effects on the female reproductive system and treating postpartum hemorrhage.
Some practices use Beth Root as a protection during delivery, this is done by simply placing Beth Root around the delivory room or area. This is done to grant protection to the midwives, the mother and the child from any form of negative entities as well as protecting the new-born child from the negative energies that may be in the area.
Women that are pregnant can use Beth Root in a cleansing bath to perform a purification of both the unborn baby and the mother.
Spells and rituals use Beth Root to assist a pregnancy on a spiritual level, providing a spiritual shielding for the unborn child. The belief that a child could be possessed while still inside the mother is one of the reasons that this kind of spell or ritual would be performed. Some rituals and spells use Beth Root to assist with a person getting ready to be and getting pregnant.