Metaphysical Properties of Scullcap Leaf
Scutellatia lateriflora, S. galericulata
Other Common Names: Greater Scullcap, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Madweed, Quaker Bonnet, Skullcap
Powers: Love, Fidelity, Peace
Magical Uses: Used in spells of relaxation and peace. When a woman wears a scullcap protects her husband from advances from other women.
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Skullcap Leaf
Traditionally it has been used in sleep pillows for relaxation & peace, to bind oaths, consecrate vows & commitments (handfasting, initiations, etc.), and aiding a relationship to extend beyond this life. For this purpose, Scullcap may be worn, burned as incense, or used as an oil. Used in bath magick to calm the aura. It is a common herb used in spells for disharmony and disruptive situations. It has been said to place a pinch in a lover’s shoes to keep them from being affected by the charms of others.
Scullcap is commonly used for preventing nightmares and restorative after a spiritual or magical assault, recovery from exorcism, or other trials.
Scullcap has a long tradition in hoodoo for attracting gifts of money. It has many excellent magical uses.
Scullcap Leaf can be used for exorcism and to protect the practitioner on spirit journeys.