Solomon’s Seal is also known as Lady’s Seals, St. Mary’s Seal,Sigillum Sanctae Mariae
It is a perennial cottage garden plant that grows to just over a meter in height enjoying shade and moist, well drained soil. The name comes because of the shape that is left on the plant when the stalk falls away from the root in the fall or autumn which is like the Star of David shape of the seal belonging to King Solomon on his signet ring.
King Solomon was known for being wise and so Solomon’s Seal can be used in magick to increase your wisdom and also if you have difficult decisions that you need help with making. It is also used as a herb for consecrating tools or for purifying. It is the root of the plant that is used. One of the main uses of Solomon’s Seal in magick is for protection spells. You could carry some around with you in a talisman or could sprinkle around the home. It can also be used in spells for exorcism. It is associated with the element of fire, the planet of Saturn and with the astrological sign of Capricorn. The energy is male. It is also believed that Solomon’s Seal is an aphrodisiac and so it can be used in love potions.
Solomon’s Seal is used medicinally both internally and externally. It can be used in a poultice to assist with bruises and also with dislocations. It could also help to reduce inflammation. It is also effective when used to treat stomach or intestinal problems, diarrhoea and for haemorrhoids and bleeding in the lungs. It has been used in the treatment of tuberculosis and for dry coughs.It can be used as a herbal tincture salve, tea or supplement. it gives relief, healing or mending to sports injuries and other acute injuries related to tendons, joints, ligaments, bones, bruises, connecting tissues, cartilage, osteoarthritis, etc. It also soothes and repairs gastrointestinal inflammation and injuries. It is effective for feminine issues, such as menstrual cramps, PMS, bleeding, and the like. Additionally, it is known to lower blood pressure, relieve dry coughs, and to increase concentration and mental clarity.
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