ANGELICA ROOT – is widely thought to be a powerful guardian and healer, calling upon the power of the angels. Provides strength and power to women. Used by many people for the purpose of warding off evil and used for luck in health and family. Protects children. Also known as Holy Ghost Root, Archangel Root.
Angelica Root is a powerful herb that has many magical properties. It is used in magick to attract positive energy and to protect against negative energy. It is used in hoodoo and witchcraft to draw blessings and to ward off hexes and curses. Angelica root is also used in spells and rituals to bring healing, prosperity, and protection.
Some have referred to it as a “cure for every conceivable ailment,” yet it was mostly used to prevent toxicity, infections, and the spread of the plague during plague outbreaks. It was also used to help purify blood.
Because it typically blooms at the same time of day as Michael the Archangel and bathes the area in a divine light, angelica has been strongly associated with angels and divinity. According to this interpretation, it was widely employed to ward off evil spirits and provide defense against curses, wicked spells, and harsh enchantments.
To be consumed when ill or fasting, Culpeper’s herbal almanac from the 17th century advises preparing a candy out of the roots and stalks. Benedictine and Chartreuse, two herbal liqueurs, are reported to contain angelica as one of their flavour components.
Angelica is revered as a potent protecting component in Wicca and witchcraft. Spells to ward off evil and bring good fortune often contain angelica. It is related to moral courage when that courage is rooted in one’s own moral integrity. According to folklore, angelica bestows the virtues of emotional restraint and a peaceful household life.
Angelica is associated with the Sun and the Fire element. A tall, quickly-growing plant that thrives in hotter areas is angelica. It is customary to harvest or otherwise work with angelica throughout the day and at the hour of the Sun.