Five Finger Grass (Cinquefoil) (Potenilla canadensis or P. reptans)
Sleep, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Money
Hoodoo: For success in all the things that five fingers can do, to get others to do you favours.
The five points of the leaves represent love, money, health, power and wisdom. Carried, cinquefoil grants these.
Hung at the door or placed on the bed for protection.
An infusion of the leaves is used to bathe the forehead and hands, nine times, to wash away hexes and curses.
If you find a sprig with seven leaves, place it under your pillow. You will dream of your future lover or mate.
If a bag of cinquefoil is suspended from the bed you will have a restful sleep all night.
Carried, cinquefoil gives eloquence when asking favors of officials and usually ensures that the favor is granted. It is thus used in court cases. Also to ask others for favors.
Carried by card players for luck when combined with Lucky Hand Root.
Made into tea and used as flor wash to wash away so-called crossed-conditions.
Added to purificatory bath sachets.
Other Names: Crampweed, Five Finger Blossom, Five Finger Grass, Five Fingers, Goosegrass, Goose Tansy, Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Silver Cinquefoil, Silverweed, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle
We believe that this herb has been used by many people for Hoodooing, that is, for the purpose of warding off evil and bringing good luck in money matters and love affairs.
Powers: Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep