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.