Balm of Gilead
What is Balm of Gilead?:
Balm of Gilead comes from the early spring buds of several poplar and cottonwood trees - the Balsam Poplar, the Black Cottonwood, and the Narrowleaf Balsam Poplar. It has been popularized because of its description in the Talmud and Bible. Arabic tradition explains that the Queen of Sheba brought the balsam from Yemen as a gift to King Solomon who planted it in the gardens of Jericho.
Herbalist use Balm of Gilead for many external medicinal purposes as it is an astrignent, contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and assists with detoxification.
Mystical properties of Balm of Gilead:
Balm of Gilead contains the following mystical properties:
- virility, and
How to use Balm of Gilead:
There are many ways to incorporate Balm of Gilead into your magical practice! You only have to use your imagination. Here are a few ways to get you started:
- Carry in your pocket or bra to help mend a broken heart, for protection, or to attract a lover.
- Burn to attract the spirits you are petitioning.
- Use in candle magic by placing buds around the base of the candle during love, protection, or manifestation workings.
- Add to your mojo bag for protection, strength and/or wisdom.
- Sprinkle in front of your house for protection.
- Place in an offering bowl and leave on your altar.
Size: 1 oz.
*Warning: Do not consume! For exterior use only.