As a pagan and a practicing herbalist I want to share the uses of herbs in both magic and everyday life. Each day I'll discuss a herb of the day.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mistletoe: viscum album

No longer used medicinally was once considered a panacea for all ills.

Magical Properties:
Protection, love, fertility, health, exorcism. Worn as a protective amulet, or to help conceive. Mistletoe was held in great esteem by the Druids, and was reputed to protect the wearer from evil. The old custom of mistletoe being hung at Yule and causing those who stand beneath it to kiss, originates in the legend that the God Baldur was killed with an arrow made of mistletoe; it was afterwards ordained that everyone who passed underneath it, should receive a kiss in order to demonstrate that the plant now as an emblem of love instead of hatred.


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