Metaphysical Properties Of Burdock Root
Official Name: Arctium lappa
Other Names: Bardana, Beggar's Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hurrburr, Personata
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Healing
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Burdock Root
Cast Burdock around the home to ward off negativity.
Add to protection incenses and use in such spells.
Gather Burdock roots in the waning Moon, dry and then cut them into small pieces. String these on a red thread (like beads) and wear them for protection against evil and negativity.
Burdock leaves can help cure gout when placed on the soles of the feet.
This persistent Old World herb spread into North America, where it foraged as folk medicine and occasional food source. American conjurers and rootworkers adopted Burdock into their magickal herbs collection, elevating its status as a Witch's herb.
Folk herbalists considered dried burdock to be a diuretic, diaphoretic, and blood purifying agent. Burdock is a traditional medicinal herb used for many ailments. Burdock root oil extract also called bur oil, is used in Europe as a scalp treatment.
When placing spiritual protection around the home Burdock Root can be added around the outside to assist in warding away negative energies. Rituals and spells can use Burdock Root in the casting or as an incense while the spell or ritual is taking place to give protection to a person or place.
Traditional gathering of Burdock Root is duing a waning Moon, the Burdock Root is then dried and chopped down to smaller pieces. According to folklore once the Burdock Root is cut to smaller pieces they are to be attached or strung on a red string or thread and then worn to grant protection from negative energies or the influence of negative entities. Placing Burdock Root in a charm or red sachet is said to give the same protections, while placing it in a poppet can grant the protection to another person.