Garlic - Minced (allium sativum)
Protection, Lust, Healing, Anti-theft, Exorcism
Hoodoo: (AJO MACHO)
Protective, powerful, and edible; used in cooking and to repel all manner of evil.
Did you know? Garlic was once believed to guard against the plague.
Used to absorb diseases. Simply rub fresh, peeled cloves onto the afflicted part of the body, then throw into running water.
An old spell utilized garlic in protecting against hepatitis. To do this, wear thirteen (13) cloves of garlic at the end of a cord, around the neck for thirteen (13) days. On the last day, in the middle of the night, walk to a corner of an intersection of two streets, remove the necklace, throw it behind you and run home without looking back.
Protects against ship wreckage.
Worn as a defense in the middle ages and eaten to gain courage.
Place in the home to guard against evil, keep out robbers and thieves and hung over the door to repel envious people.
Especially protective of new homes.
Worn, guards against foul weather as well as monsters.
Shields from the blow of your enemies, when worn.
When evil spirits are about, bite into garlic to send them away.
Sprinkle onto the floor to send evil spirits away.
Place beneath a child's pillow to protect them while asleep.
Rub onto pots and pans before cooking in them to remove negative vibrations which might otherwise contaminate the food.
Lust inducer, when eaten.
Magnet or lodestone loses power when rubbed with garlic.
Ritual Uses: Eaten on festival days to Hecate and left at a crossroads in her name.
Other Names: Ajo (Spanish), Poor Man's Treacle, Stinkweed