Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Fire Deities: Hecate, Hathor.
Mandrake Root has magical powers for protection, fertility, money love and health. Hang the dried root in a pouch on your headboard to help sleep and for protection or carry with you to attract love and prevent contraction of illness. It is also used for exorcism as it is said that where there is mandrake demons cannot reside. To activate (bring it's powers out of hibernation) the dried mandrake root, place in a prominent location in your home, undisturbed for three days, then place in warm water overnight. Afterwards the root is activated and may be used ion any magical practice. The water which the root soaked can be sprinkled at windows and doors for protection. The water can also be sprinkled on people or added to bath water for purification. Place the mandrake root beside silver coins to make it double.
The herb comes in a gripseal packet for freshness and contains approximately four tablespoons of herb.