Hibiscus: A Flower for Healing & Magick

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A Colorful Beauty

I’ve always loved hibiscus flowers. Who wouldn’t? They’re absolutely beautiful! And when you look at them it’s easy to transport yourself off to a tropical island somewhere far, far away.

If you find yourself lucky enough to visit a tropical local like the Hawaiian Islands, you will notice that these flowers are worn by women behind their ears. Aside from being a beautiful adornment, Hibiscus flowers and their positions have a meaning that most people don’t know about. If a woman wears one behind her right ear, then this is a sign that she is single. If the flower is worn behind her left ear, this means she is taken. So be careful which one you tuck it behind when you are out and about. You might end up with a lot of invitations!

Hibiscus and its herbal properties:

If you’re interested in this plant for its herbal properties, there’s definitely a few. Many people drink it as an unsweetened tea for kidney issues. Hibiscus is also high in Vitamin C as well as antioxidants. If you are experiencing a fever, hibiscus can help reduce your temperature. For those with digestive issues this tonic herb can help stimulate the stomach, liver and kidneys to get you back on track again. Lower blood pressure is another added benefit if you drink this tea on a regular basis.

In case you’ve never worked with hibiscus before, let me offer you a few basic pieces of advice. Hibiscus is a vibrant and beautiful flower, but the dried or seeped herb leaves a very red mess behind it. It creates a beautiful crimson hue when wet that can easily dye or stain clothing and counters.

If you plan on drinking Hibiscus be aware that it has a tart flavor that is similar to that of cranberries. Sometimes this surprises people who have never had it before because its warm color can lead you to believe it has a sweeter taste. If you need something less tart you can always pair it with licorice root, stevia leaves or any sweetener of your choice.

Using Hibiscus for Magick:

Love/Lust/Passion

The Hibiscus flower has been utilized for a long time as an aphrodisiac. So there are a lot of options to choose from in this category. Because of its history, many people will likely utilize this herb when working with love spells. Personally I tend to be overly cautious about this type of spell work, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it out if you want. There are many different methods to choose from but please make sure you know what you’re doing, as well as what you’re asking for before you start.

If you’re interested in attracting love or creating passion that doesn’t come in the form of a spell you can work with hibiscus in other ways. Carry the herb on you in a small pouch or burn it like incense in order to absorb its energetic qualities. If want to explore other avenues consider using this herb in an oil or even creating a flower essence.

Divination

If you use Hibiscus for premonitions or to enhance your psychic abilities, there are several different ways you can go about this. You can meditate in an herbal bath with some hibiscus and see what visions or insights come to you. Feel free to add any other divinatory herbs or essential oils you wish. Mugwort is a great example as it has similar energetic properties. If you are well versed in Tasseomancy, a tea leaf reading with Hibiscus can be another fun way to connect to the divine.

Dreams

To use this herb to encourage vivid or prophetic dreams you can place a small sachet of it under your pillow or in your pillowcase while you sleep. You can also set it next to your bed on the nightstand if you wish. Before you place the Hibiscus, gently ask it to assist you with the task at hand.  Especially if there is specific information you want to receive. You may also want to try the bath method mentioned previously in the divination section before bed to enhance your dreams.

As you can see the Hibiscus plant is rich in healing and spiritual properties. If it speaks to you, consider spending some time with it and making a new herbal friend.

*As always please check with your doctor before starting any new herbal regimen. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.