Metaphysical Properties Of Black Locust Bark
Official Name: Robinia pseudoacacia
Metaphysical Powers: Strength & Endurance, Life & Death, Shadow & Underworld Work
Benefits and Folklore of Black Locust Inner Bark
Black Locust can resist rotting for up to 100 years, making it an excellent building material! Native Americans also made many of their bows from Black Locust due to its strength.
Black Locust is ultimately connected to endurance, strength, and power. This is a tree that can use its energy to connect with the underworld's energies, particularly at Samhain and the Winter Solstice. This tree fixes nitrogen in the soil, increasing soil fertility; it is a powerful "emergency medicine" for Mother Earth.
It can act as a pain reliever. Used internally, it can calm stomach burns and is usually recommended to individuals who suffer from hyperacid gastritis and distensions. It helps ease digestion. As a good emollient and expectorant, Black Locust is excellent in treatments of asthma and bronchitis. Black Locust has a sedating and calming effect and could be very useful in headaches and stress. Infusion added to baths can help young children who have insomnia. Flower powder is used in cases of gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcer.
Safety: The plant contains toxalbumin robin, but it loses its toxicity when heated. Black Locust could cause allergic reactions. Some herbs could react with specific medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before the consumption of any herb.