Vetivert Materia Medica


In the various places to which vetivert is indigenous, the native peoples have long used its aromatic roots in both medicine and magic. A popular belief in African-American folk magic is that vetivert attracts positive things and protects against negative ones. Vetivert is burned as an incense to overcome black magic spells and to protect (and create harmony in) the home. Some people place a piece of vetivert root in a cash register-drawer as a means of increasing business.

Vetivert’s powers emanate from its balanced polarity between etheric and astral forces, nerve-sense system and metabolic-limb system, and the inner and outer worlds. It’s considered to be grounding, calming, strengthening and uplifting. The root and essential oil of vetivert have long been used in herbal medicine and aromatherapy for a wide variety of disorders.

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17 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Syco-Syphilitic
Sefirah: Malkhut
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: history and plant characteristics; herbal and aromatherapy perspectives; homeopathic remedy Anantherum; homeopathic remedy Sepia; etheric body and liver; astral body; neurasthenia; Syco-Syphilitic miasm; Malkhut.

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