CINQUEFOIL

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(Potentilla canadensis, P. erecta [G]
or P. reptans)
Folk Names: Crampweed, Five Finger
Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers,
Goosegrass, Goose Tansy Moor Grass,
Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed,
Sunkfield, Synkefoyle
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Powers: Money, Protection, Prophetic
Dreams, Sleep
Magical Uses: The five points of the leaves
represent love, money, health, power and
wisdom, and so if carried cinquefoil grants
these.
It is also hung up at the door, or placed
on the bed, for protection. An infusion of
the leaves is used to bathe the forehead and
hands, nine times, to wash away hexes and
curses.
If you find a cinquefoil sprig with seven
leaflets, place it under your pillow. You
will dream of your future lover or mate. If
a bag of cinquefoil is suspended from the
bed you will have restful sleep all night.
Carried, cinquefoil gives eloquence
when asking for favors of officials, and
usually ensures that the favor is granted. It
is thus used in court cases.
Cinquefoil is also added to purificatory
bath sachets.