Metaphysical Properties Of Blackberry Leaf
Official Name: Rubus villosus
Other Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble-Kite, Bumble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Goutberry, High Blackberry, Thimbleberry
Metaphysical Powers: Healing, Money, Protection
Common Ritual Uses, Magickal Uses, and Folklore of Blackberry Leaf
Blackberry was deemed sacred to some of the old Pagan deities of Europe and was utilized in worship. Today, blackberry pies are baked on Lughnasadh (August 2) by some of the Wiccan in celebration of the harvest, seen poetically as the death of the God.
A bramble bush that forms a natural arch is an excellent aid to magickal healing. On a sunny day, crawl through the arch backward and then forward three times, going as nearly east to west as you possibly can. This will cause boils, rheumatism, whooping cough, and even blackheads to disappear.
Blackberry leaves are used in spells of wealth, as are the berries themselves, and the vines are protective if grown.
The Blackberry plant is also used to heal scalds by dipping nine blackberry leaves in spring water and then laying them against the wound gently while saying the following chant three times to each leaf (27 times in all):
Three ladies come from the east,
One with fire and two with frost.
Out with fire, in with frost.
This is an old chant to Brigit, the ancient Celtic Goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft.
Blackberry Root is from the Blackberry bush, also called brambles, is a common native plant found in fields throughout much of the eastern U.S. The root bark and the leaves are used medicinally as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, tonic, and vulnerary.