Video Lesson: Blackberry Magickal Properties
In addition to being delicious, blackberries have many traditional uses in medicine, and a few spiritual and magickal uses as well.
Spiritual Uses of Blackberry
Blackberry leaves can be used in sachets and spell jars for protection and prosperity. Blackberries are considered sacred to some deities of Europe, and they can be used in offerings, especially to Goddess Brigid.
A blackberry bush forming a natural arch is considered a good omen and a great aid to magickal healing. Over time, different magickal properties have been granted to it, which to date have been used. One of them consists of crossing the brambles to get rid of evil spirits.
Due to their properties the leaves of the blackberries have are antidiarrheal and anti-inflammatory. The use of infusions is recommended in cases of catarrhal irritations and inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, inflammations and prolonged periods.
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Blackberries have been colloquially known as bly berries, brambleberries, bumble-kites and thimbleberries, among other names. Originating in Armenia, the blackberry wasn’t intruded to Europe until 1835. It was cultivated as a crop until it began spreading on its own. Blackberries can now be foraged in wild and in disturbed environments on every contentment except Antarctica.
Although this thorny plant is a relatively recent introduction, it has already accumulated a long list of culinary, medicinal, and magickal uses. One of the most antioxidant-rich foods you can find, blackberries are densely packed with vital nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, just to name a few.
Blackberries usually have more nutritional value when they are foraged in wild places rather than cultivated on farms. They ripen in late summer. They can be eaten raw, juiced, added to iced tea, or baked into pies and other desserts.
The cancer-fighting and cancer-preventative properties of blackberries have been researched extensively, and the results have been impressive. A diet that regularly includes blackberries can improve short term memory and other brain functions, fight infections, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity.
Any time you see a sturdy blackberry vine that forms a high, wide arch growing out from the center of the bush, this is a good omen for protection. Walk or crawl underneath it, backwards first and then forwards, three times.
You can also mix dried blackberry leaves into your incense blends and use in magickal workings for spiritual protection.
Blackberries usually ripen just in time for Lughnasadhon August 2, the late-summer harvest celebration in Gaelic traditions.
Use freshly budded, bright green blackberry leaves and unripe berries in spells for prosperity.
Teas made from the astringent leaves and bark of blackberry root have been used as a traditional home remedy for diarrhea.
Eases Labor Pains
Because blackberry juice is loaded with vitamin K, women in labor sometimes drink it to help relax their muscles.
Soothe Sore Throat
The same tea that is made to treat diarrhea can also be used to soothe a sore throat, thanks to its astringent properties.
An apt symbol for nature’s abundance, blackberries thrive all over the world. They provide nourishment, enchantment, and divine sweetness to anyone willing to venture just a little bit out of the way to seek them out.
While the fruit of blackberry briars has shown a lot of promise fighting cancer, the leaves and roots can have the opposite effect when used to make tea. Anyone with a history of cancer should avoid tea made from blackberry roots or leaves.
When consumed in large quantities, blackberries could potentially increase the production of kidney stones in people who are already susceptible.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include itching and swelling of the hands, mouth, and lips. Avoid further physical contact with blackberries if you experience any of these symptoms.
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