Sunday, June 18, 2017

Solomon Seal Root

Solomon Seal Root, a.k.a. Polygonatum biflorum, is a beautiful plant which grows in the eastern portion of the U.S. It gets it's name from the circular scars formed on the rhizomes (see second picture). Imaginative individuals claim the scars resemble the Seal of Solomon or the Star of David. It was this observation that made the plant desirable for hoodoo/conjure work.

The root is believed to share in the same powers as the legendary Biblical figure, mainly the power to grant wisdom and clarity to individuals, as well as to protect and control spirits. (King Solomon was said to be able to command the djin into building the first temple with the aid of a magic ring.) Solomon Seal, when mixed with other roots and herbs, is also really good for cleansing, uncrossing, and to exorcise people and places. In the latter use, the herbal mixture would be burned and the smoke would be allowed to fill the area. The use of Solomon Seal should not be overlooked when performing spells for love and business, as being able to make wise decisions are crucial for the attainment of success in both areas.

Solomon Seal Root does have it's medicinal uses but unless you know exactly what you are doing then I would caution against ingestion of the plant as it is toxic.

Solomon Seal Root is the main ingredient in spiritual products bearing the Solomon name, such Solomon's Wisdom oil, incense, or sachet powder. 

The first picture is a batch of Solomon Seal Root divisions that I am currently attempting to grow. I planted them a couple of months ago and to date there is no sign of activity. I am not alarmed and am opportunistic of seeing life from these little ones, hopefully, next year. 

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