Latin Name: Marrubium Vulgare
- Healing Rituals
Burn over charcoal, add to charm bags, blends, use as an offering.
Horehound was valued by the Romans for its medicinal properties. It is believed that horehound is one of the bitter herbs that the Jews partake of during the feast of Passover. Also known among Egyptian Priests, Horehound can be found referred to by them as Seeds of Horus, Bull’s Blood, and the Eye of the Star. Among these cultures it was often attributed with anti venom properties, and was thought to be a powerful aid against poisons, serpent stings, and even the “Mad dogge’s biting” which one can only assume to be Rabies.
Horehound is an excellent herb to use in blessing the home. As a general herb to use when working ritual forms, horehound increases your concentration and focus. It increases the mental skills needed to keep distraction at bay and the ability to integrate the mind and body into the realm of the spiritual. Horehound can give you the freedom to weave your creativity into your magick.