Metaphysical Properties of Devil's Shoestring
Power: Protection, Gambling Luck, Power, Employment
Wear around your neck to ward off evil and accidental poisoning
Gamblers carry it for luck.
Carry it in your pocket while looking for employment (or having problems at work), and it will either help you get hired or smooth out the issues.
Carry it when asking for a pay raise
Devil's shoestring is not for consumption at all. It is a poisonous plant, so use caution when handling it.
Devil's shoestring has been used by herbalists, witches, necromancers, and practitioners for centuries. External use only!
It is related to the honeysuckle vine and possesses the same power of binding.
Devil's shoestring is used for protection, to "trip up the devil," making it so he can not get in one's home or life. It has been carried for gambling luck and gaining employment. Folks have used it to drive the pieces into the ground around the front door or place a bundle of sticks above a door or mantelpiece.
In hoodoo, people would wear an anklet made with nine pieces of devil's shoestring and a silver dime (from the 1920s to 1964) to prevent being "poisoned through the feet" by goofers dust or other foot-traffic tricks.