To the ancient Egyptians,
Licorice Root was prized for it's medicinal
as well as magickal properties.
For the Priestesses
Medicine & Magick were one and the same.
Among it's medicinal uses;
It is an expectorant
Used in teas, cough remedies, etc.
As an anti inflammatory
It is used to soothe skin disorders such as Eczema,
Useful in treatment of canker sores & peptic ulcers.
Licorice Root is also known for it's estrogenic properties.
So what does any of this have to do with Magick?
It's use in sex & love magick is rooted
in those same estrogenic properties.
The root is often chewed for sexual potency.
It is "sprinkled" in the footprints of a lover
to keep them from wandering.
It is used in love oils & incense.
But it's greatest strength is the Magick of Protection.
Licorice root was buried in the tombs
of the deceased, to protect the Soul on it's journey.
It was placed in amulets worn by Priestesses .
The same qualities that expel toxins,
poisons from the body,
Expels negative energy from our lives.
The same energy that creates a barrier
to soothe & protect our bodies from ulcers, skin irritations
Provides a protective barrier around the magickal practitioner.
Today, we still value it
For it's Protective qualities.
It is one of the Nine Sacred Herbs of protection.
Use it in a Mojo Bag with other protective Herbs & crystals
Use it in a cleansing bath
Mix it in an incense,
Stuff it in a poppet to bind a person or bad habit
from your life.
But remember to always use caution & common sense --
(Licorice root should NOT be used by pregnant women
or by those with High Blood pressure & Edema)
Licorice Root is Sacred to the Goddess.
Use it as an offering
Use it wisely and it shall serve you well.