Both Old and New World species of this beautiful woodland plant are revered as healing tonics to all the structures of the body, from the deep bones and joints to vertebrae, ligaments, tendons, bursa, and muscles.
Acting with an amazing intelligence, this plant adjusts the tension and structure of these tissues in whatever direction is needed, bringing swift healing from damage and relief from inflammation and pain. It creates solidity, alignment, and a steady but open energy, both loose and strong.
Magickally, this herb represents the protection of the Seal of Solomon, the talisman of the wise biblical king. It is known as “High John the Conqueror” in Santeria and Voudoun, and is used to both work and be defended from magick.