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Magical Food - Ginger


(Zingiber officinale)

Ginger is the rhizome from the Zingiber officinale plant, the root can be used fresh (peel it first) or dried and used as powder.

Sliced root ginger dropped into hot water with a splash of honey and a sprinkling of cinnamon makes a delicious drink.

In some parts of the world it was traditional to chew raw ginger then spit it onto a diseased are of the body to cure the illness. Don’t they know it’s rude to spit?

Ginger does have huge healing properties not just medicinally but also magically so add it to healing pouches, witches bottles and incense blends.

Ginger also packs a spicy punch so add it to magical workings to boost the energy and can also be used to speed things up and bring about a successful outcome. Eat some ginger before your spell work to increase your magical power. In fact you can add it to any recipe to boost the magical intent.

Ginger has a history of being used in love and passion spells so for that romantic meal spice it up with a hit of ginger.

Make a simple ginger oil by infusing root ginger into base oil and then anoint your purse or wallet with the oil to keep money coming in.

Folklore says that growing a ginger plant from the root placed in water in your home will attract good health and prosperity.

Hang a piece of root ginger over your doorway to bring protection to your house and sprinkled powdered ginger around your property to keep trouble out.

Ginger Magical Properties:

Healing, power, love, passion, success, prosperity, protection

Ruling planet – Mars

Element – Fire

Gender – Masculine

From A Kitchen Witch's World of Magic Food by Rachel Patterson


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