Hawthorn is used to protect against those who would steal your love away from you, to guard from troublesome ghosts or entities, to spiritually support a new pregnancy, and to open up a more optimistic and positive outlook.
Caution: Hawthorn should not be ingested by those on digitalis medications.
Some ideas for magical uses:
Sprinkle Hawthorn Berries around your property to keep someone who may want to steal your love from coming over.
Make a tea from Hawthorne Berries and sprinkle in your environment to protect against negative energy or drink the tea to protect yourself.
Add three Hawthorne Berries, a pinch of Spearmint and a pinch of Eucalyptus to a red flannel bag to create a protection mojo.
Sprinkle Hawthorne Berries around a Happiness candle to add extra power.
Mix ground Hawthorne Berries with Myrrh and Dragon’s Blood resin and burn on a charcoal for a powerful protection incense.
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.
Click on the video below for guidance on how to light charcoal for burning herbs, roots and resins.