Each Thursday we take a look at the magical properties of different herbs & how we can use them to enhance our lives. Today we are going to be looking at the magical properties of Hazel
Healing with Hazel
Hazel has been used in traditional medicine for draining and restoring the elasticity of the lungs. The nuts are a good source of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, fatty acids and protein. Hazelnuts can be powdered and added to mead or honeyed water to help with a cough.
Masculine; air; Mercury; Wednesday; Hermes, Mercury; Thor; Fionn; Artemis, Diana; Lazdona; the crane; brown; band-red agate; wisdom; springs and wells; salmon.
According to lore, Hawthorn is one of the nine traditional kinds of wood burned in the Balefire by the Druids at Beltaine, burned for wisdom. Known in ancient times as the “Tree of Wisdom”.
Spirit contact, manifestation, protection, prosperity, wisdom, dreams, divination, dowsing, knowledge, marriage, inspiration, wrath, fertility, intelligence, reconciliation, poetic inspiration, and anti-lightening charm.
A couple of twigs bound with gold or red thread to form a solar cross is carried for protection and good luck. The mistletoe that grows on Hazel protects you from being bewitched. Sleep under a hazel tree and you will have vivid dreams.
Hazel is sacred to the Fey. A wand made of wood can be used to call the Fey. Hazel can be used as dowsing rods to find ley lines. Forked branches can be used to find water or buried treasure.
Twigs, nuts and branches should be gathered after sunset on Samhain for that are when the magic(k)al power of the tree is at its peak. However, you mustn’t cut Hazel with a knife, but with a flint.
Source – https://witchipedia.com/
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