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(Althaea officinalis) G
Folk Names: Marshmallow, Mortification
Root, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Heemst, Slaz
Gender: Feminine
Element: Water
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers
Magical Uses: Althea has long been used in
protection rites, and it also is a good psychic
power-stimulator. Burn as incense for
this purpose, or carry in a sachet.
Althea is also known to be a good “spirit-puller,”
i.e., it brings good spirits in during
rituals when placed on the altar. This is
a popular voodoo practice.