Devil’s Shoe Strings, also called Cramp Bark, Hobble Bush, or Witches’ Hobble, are used for sending crossed conditions back to their source, protection against jinxing, to improve luck both generally and in gambling and to draw good customers and keep away unwanted people.
Suggested magical uses for Wildharvested, Cut and Sifted Devil’s Shoe String:
Soak Devil’s Shoe String in whiskey and add a pinch of camphor – this can be used as a luck talisman when carried in a mojo bag or wallet. The whiskey and camphor blend can also be used as a rub or wash for good luck on your head or on your money.
Carry a piece of Devil’s Shoe String in your pocket when you want to get a new job, a promotion or a raise.
Make a “tea” of Devil’s Shoe String and use as a wash for uncrossing by pouring it over your body.
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.