Garlic

Its image has been found in Egyptian tombs depicted as an offering to the Gods. The pyramid builders of ancient Egypt were paid partially in garlic and Egyptians swore oaths on cloves of garlic.

The healing properties of garlic are most potent when it is crushed and consumed raw. Enjoy garlic in freshly made dips, spreads and salads for most satisfying results.

Garlic has antibiotic properties, but should not be used directly on wounds or in poultices or salves because it can be irritating to the skin and may inhibit blood clotting.

Garlic is masculine in nature and associated with the planet Mars, the element fire and the sign Aries. It is sacred to Hecate and is a suitable offering to her left at a crossroads.

Hanging garlic over a bedroom door will draw lovers into it.

Garlic is said to have aphrodisiac powers when eaten.

Wiping a knife with garlic juice empowers it against negative energies.

A clove of garlic can be added to any mojo bag to strengthen its energy.

Garlic is used for exorcism, spell-breaking, invoking passion, protection and strength.

Also used to protect against psychic and physical vampirism.