Metaphysical Properties of Garlic Powder
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.
While the aroma may have you think otherwise, Garlic Powder is an ingredient choice for spells and rituals for lust. Garlic has been used thrughout history in spiritual practices, Garlic was found in the Tomb of King Tut. Ancient Egyptians believed that Garlic could grant a longer life. Over in India the ancient use for Garlic was as an aphrodisiac.
Garlic was used to repel scorpions by the Ancient Greek and Romans, however Garlic was seen as a lower class food by the Roman and Greek nobility.
Kitchen Witches have used Garlic and Garlic Powder for generations to season their food and cast the desired effects on those who take part in the meals. Italian Witches are said to have used Garlic in their cooking to ward off hexes and curses as well as to repel the unwanted visitors.
Garlic has long stood as the repellent against Vampires, people would hang garlic by the windows or doors to keep Vampires and other forms of negativity away from their homes.