Balm of Gilead

Balm of Gilead

Plant: Balm of Gilead (Populus candicans)
Element: Water
Planet: Moon
Signs: Cancer, Pisces
Gender: Feminine

Magickal Uses: Balm of Gilead is associated with healing, protection, and purification. It is commonly used in spells and rituals for emotional healing, soothing grief or heartbreak, and attracting positive energies. It can also be utilized in divination and dream work, promoting intuition and psychic abilities.

Medical Uses: The resinous buds or the bark of the tree are often used to create salves, ointments, or infused oils. Used topically to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and aid in wound healing. It is also used in herbal remedies for respiratory issues, such as coughs and congestion.

Warnings: While Balm of Gilead is generally considered safe for external use, it's important to be cautious if you have known allergies to plants in the Salicaceae family or if you have sensitive skin.

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