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Herbalism For Your Day: Hibiscus

By Katrina Rasbold

The next several Herbalism For Your Day posts look like a walk through my tea cabinet and that is purely by coincidence, but here we go.

Hibiscus looks like it should be a poisonous plant with its brightly colored flowers and extremely proud and vital stamen and it is poisonous to cats.

Its power as an aphrodesiac is so intense that in some countries, women are forbidden from drinking the tea because certainly, we would not want a bunch of horned up women roaming the streets all hepped up on hibiscus tea.The blossoms are used in love and lust magic and because of their romantic affiliation, we often find hibiscus included in wedding floral arrangements.

Hibiscus has a strong, sweet smell and both the flowers and the extracted oil are used for making incenses.

In addition to its lusty powers, hibiscus also induces prophetic dreams and is good for increasing psychic development.

As with all herbs, definitely research hibiscus before you add it to your tea to gauge appropriate amounts.

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Katrina Rasbold is a professional Witch, published author, priestess, and editor of Green Egg Magazine. She and her husband, Eric, are the creators of the CUSP spiritual path and owners of Crossroads Occult. You can reach her through

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