Solomn's Seal, named for the Hebrew King Solomn. It is a wonderful root to have in one's apothecary. The root's uses align with the wisdom and sorcery King Solomn was known for.
It is said Yahweh bestowed the gift of wisdom on King Solomn and gifted him a signet ring. The seal upon the ring was made of brass and iron. These two parts gave King Solomn the ability to seal written commands to spirits, both good and bad, and genies, as well as communicate with animals.
The seal's symbol has been used in many religions. The triangle, with the apex upright, symbolized all that was evil. The two triangles iintertwined symbolized the triumph of good over evil. The seven discs represented the seven planets (known at that time).
It is said that the King valued this herbal plant, known as Solomon's seal, for it's many magical properties and placed his seal on it. A symbol of likeness can be seen on the roots of the plant. The flowering plant can be found in shady areas and grows native throughout the Appalachian mountains.
Now the good stuff...magical uses:
clarity and focus: aids in making difficult decisions
mastery: success of work; increase potency of work; changing and breaking habits
commanding: give roots/herbs direction
protection : drives away negative vibrations and malicious spirits; summon helpful spirits
binding : seal a spell or sacred oath
I have used Solomon's Seal in rootwork for house cleansing washes, banishing baths, and mojo bags. One of my favorite sources is Working Conjure: A Guide To Hoodoo Folk Magic by Hoodoo Sen Moise. In his book, Moise offers instructions for several of his personal workings. He uses Solomon's Seal in a floor wash to cleanse your house, a separation powder, and a domination bath. I highly recommend picking up this book if you get the chance.
Please message me if you have any comments including how you have used this powerful root.