Metaphysical Properties of Garlic
Official Name: Allium sativum
Also Known As: Ajo, Poor Man's Treacle, Stinkweed
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
Folklore and Magickal Uses of Garlic:
- Garlic was eaten on festival days to Hecate and was left at a road intersection as a sacrifice in her name.
- People wore garlic to ward off the plague.
- Rub fresh peeled garlic onto the affected part of the body, then throw it into running water, such as a river or stream.
Garlic is one of the most ancient medicines in the world. Antimicrobial and detoxifying, garlic kills foreign bacteria, improves digestion, and stimulates metabolism. Good for cardiac and digestive health. Also known to help nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, and weight loss.
More Magical Uses:
- repulsion of vampires
- purification of spaces and objects
- used to invoke Hecate.