Powers: Purification, Hex-Breaking
In Hoodoo practices Blessed Thistle, or Holy Thistle, was considered a protective herb. This herb makes a most excellent offering for any altar. Harbinger of the powers of Mars, this herb wards off illness, protects from thieves, dispels curses and problematic spirits.
Its forceful nature gives it a reputation for banishing sadness and laziness. Spread about a place in a powder or just a handful of the raw herb, it warns away troublesome people and ghosts.
There are many well known medicinal uses for this herb, too. Carduus benedictus is even sometimes used as a homeopathic aid to help treat HIV infection.
Combine the herbs Blessed Thistle, Yerba Santa and Copal resin to a plain, white bowl to attract positive and protective Spirits.
You might also have a small bowl of either Florida Water or Holy Water. Also include a separate glass, that contains pure, clean drinking water and change it daily.
Size: 1 ounce
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Please consult your doctor before using any kind of herb for medical reasons.