Metaphysical Properties Of Blessed Thistle (Holy Thistle)
Official Name: Centaurea benedicta
Other Names: Blessed Thistle
Metaphysical Powers: Purification, Hex-Breaking
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Blessed Thistle (Holy Thistle)
Wear Holy Thistle to protect yourself from evil, and add to purification baths.
Holy Thistle is also used in hex-breaking spells.
Blessed thistle can be placed on the altar in an open bowl (mix it with Yerba Santa, Angelica Root (Ghost Root), Cascara Sagrada (Sacred Bark), Basil (Sacred Basil), or any other known “Holy” herbs), to bring spiritual help to the home.
To protect your home, brew Blessed thistle into a tea with blessed salt; the tea is then sprinkled inside and outside the house to protect from evil. For this ritual, some may recite Psalms.
It can be carried in a bag for added strength and energy.
It offers protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket.
Throwing leaves into a fire is said to redirect lightning away.
It is believed that wearing clothing made from thistle will break any spell. Dolls can be stuffed with thistle to break spells.
Blessed thistle can be used in healing spells and for depression.
When a man carries a bag of Blessed Thistle, he may become a better lover.
A process of calling spirits is to boil some thistle, then remove it from the heat. Sit down with the bowl and begin meditating. As the steam rises, ask your questions silently or aloud, and the answers will be heard.
Some soak gauze in blessed thistle and apply it to the skin for treating boils, wounds, and ulcers.
Blessed thistle, also known as Holy Thistle, reputed to be a Sacred Herb, is revered in Religious and Magical practices.
It was commonly used in the Middle ages as a treatment for the plague in Europe, but it has many Magical uses. Blessed thistle is an herb of protection and vitality.
This herb is used for purification, protection against negativity & evil, and hex breaking. Its name is born of the belief that it is a powerful cure-all that stems from the Medieval period of Europe. Indeed, it was often hailed as a potent cure for the plague, possessing much magic. Blessed thistle is also used in purification baths.
Magickal uses are varied for Blessed Thistle but are not limited to purification, protection against negativity & evil, and hex breaking. - It is often used as a prepared tea for loss of appetite and indigestion, treats colds, cough, cancer, fever, bacterial infections, and diarrhea. It is also used as a diuretic to increase urine output and promote the flow of breast milk in new mothers.
Blessed thistle is excellent for banishing evil, purification magic, sex magic to increase sexual desire, break hexes placed upon people, objects, or places, known to be used in exorcisms.