Metaphysical Properties of Gum Arabic at a Glance
Official Name: Acacia senegal, A. vera
Other Names: Arabic, Egyptian Gum, Indian Gum
Uses: Spirituality, Purification
Common Magical Uses and Folklore of Gum Arabic
- Add to incenses for good vibrations or smolder alone on charcoal.
- Purifies area of negativity and evil.
- Gum Arabic can be burned for offerings or purification.
- A sprig of the tree can be put over a bed to ward off evil. It will open the mind to visions: Burn the leaves on a charcoal disk to develop psychic ability. Adding Frankincense and Myrrh will intensify the effect.
- For meditation & inspiration: burn the leaves on charcoal. It is used in money and love spells.
- It is used as an emblem of immortality, initiation, and a sense of resurrection.
- Dip the leaves of the tree in Holy Water, sprinkling over an altar or burn to contact the dead and aid in communicating with or honor the dead.
- The wood has been used for sacred chests to hold ritual tools.
- The herb can be used to consecrate boxes and sacred tools.
The tree is honored as a Goddess’s dwelling that can impart fertility to women and heal the sick. Ancient Egyptians used in the embalming practices. Throughout the ages, it has been used in medicine and magic.
Gum Acacia is an exceptional binding agent and is useful as a fixative for essential oils. It is used in incense blends for protection, healing, fertility and prosperity, and spiritual grounding.
To Cleanse a Sacred Space
Burn the dried gum as incense. The leaves or wood can be infused to create sacred water for asperging (Asperges is a rite of sprinkling a gathering with holy water.) Acacia is used for sacred blessing spaces. (A temple, Circle, altar, and magical items.)