Metaphysical Properties Of Buckthorn Bark
Official Name: Rhamnus catharticus
Other Names: Hart's Thorn, Black Alder
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Buckthorn Bark
According to Dioscorides, branches of Buckthorn place near doors and windows will drive away all enchantments and sorceries.
If you sprinkle Buckthorn in a circle and dance within it during a full moon, elves will appear. The dancer must notice the elf before it runs away and says: "Halt and grant my boon!" The elf will grant one wish.
Buckthorn, when carried or worn in court, will help with legal matters.
It is considered a good luck generator.
Buckthorn, also referred to as black alder, is an herb that comes from the bark of the stems and branches of the rhamnus frangula tree.
Buckthorn Bark has been used in many different uses of protection. It is said that Buckthorn Bark can protect against any type of enchantments or spells directed towards a person's home if hung or placed by the doors or windows.
According to old teachings Buckthorn Bark is used to call elves to a person, if the person sees the elf then a wish is to be granted. Buckthorn Bark can also be used in spells or rituals for the casting and granting of wishes.
Those believed to bear bad or ill luck should get or be gifted some Buckthorn Bark as it is said to bring good luck to whoever carries it. Buckthorn Bark has been said to assist in recieving positive news in court when carried in a sachet or charm.
Those who are wanting to cleanse themselves or homes of negative entities can add Buckthorn Bark to their exorcism spell or ritual. Healers can use Buckthorn Bark to perform an energy exorcism on those that require energy healing.