Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice comes from the root of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra though many licorice flavored items are flavored with anise these days. True licorice has a milder flavor, but comes with warnings about possible fluid retention and blood pressure problems if consumed in large quantities.

Magically, licorice root is used for binding and love spells and can also be used in crossing over rituals. For the healer, licorice root can be added to expectorant teas and is also good for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions and helps with indigestion. Its best use is to combat against chest colds and bronchitis. You can use this in teas or suck on some real licorice candy. It should be noted that licorice can raise blood pressure and contains plant estrogens.

Chew a piece of licorice root or licorice candy while visualizing to make your words more convincing or carry a cross made of licorice root tied with a red ribbon for protection against injury and the evil eye. Licorice is also used for spells aimed at controlling another person. For example, it can be added to a love spell to gain control over the relationship or a career spell to gain control over a situation at work. Licorice may also be used in binding spells and spells to change someone's mind.

If you are dieting, chewing licorice root will help reduce cravings for sweets, as licorice root is very sweet.

Correspondences
Element(s): Air Water
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Sabbat: Autumn Equinox
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Gender: Feminine
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binding, love, sex, protection, healing, control

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