Spiritualism & Herbalism

Herbalism and Spiritualism

Here are a few herbs and their spiritual, magickal properties and correspondences; included in this essay is a featured herb Gingko Gotu Kola. Let us begin with the Four Herbal Directions of Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) as they relate to the synergy of herbs:

  • Rising Herbs: Upward Energy
  • Sinking Herbs: Downward Energy
  • Outward Energy: Inducing
  • Inward Energy: Strengthening


(Cockle Burr, Stickwort, Church Steeples):

Elemental – Air

Protection, banishes negative energy, and promotes restful sleep.


(English Spice, Jamaica Pepper, Clove Pepper, Myrtle Pepper, Pimenta, Pimento):

Elemental – Fire

Prosperity, courage, energy, strength and has an aroma of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg combined.


(Sweet Almond, Almond Oil, Badam, Mandel, Prunus amygdalus dulcis):

Elemental – Air

Money, prosperity, and wisdom.

Angelica Root

(European Angelica):

Elemental – Fire

Protection, exorcism, health, meditation, divination; removes curses, hexes, and/or spells.


(Aniseed, Sweet Cumin):

Elemental – Air

Protection, mental agility, intuition, psychic awareness, repels evil spirits, and inspiration.

Featured Herb:

Compounded Gingko Gotu Kola is a memory and mental adaptogen compound which helps to support the normal functioning and the integrity of the adrenal and nervous systems. An adaptogen refers to any natural healing herb, root, plant, or substance that help the body to adapt naturally via the increase of the body’s resistance to stressors (i.e., trauma, anxiety, and fatigue) by inducing biochemical, cellular, and systemic balance and bringing the body into a state of homeostasis and harmony.

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Use Fresh Ingredients:

Chinese Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu – Polygonum multiflorum)

Ginkgo leaf (Ginkgo biloba)

Gotu Kola leaf (Centella asiatica or Hydrocotyle asiatica)[1]

Peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita)

Rosemary leaf (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Siberian Gingseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus or Panax ginseng)

Wild Cereal Oat (Avena sativa)[2]

These herbs and extracts have anti-oxidant properties which slow down mental aging by retarding the aging of brain and nerve cells. The use of this compound is indicated for short term memory loss, mental fatigue, The specific indications for this compound is used as a general restorative tonic to improve brain and nerve cell functioning, cognitive function, vitality, and to increase mental acuity. This compound should not be used during pregnancy and while nursing.


Mix 30-40 drops of this compound in 6-8 ounces of warm water three (3) to four (4) times daily between meals. For optimal results, use 3 to 4 consecutive months. This compound can be mixed with herbal elixirs and tonics or used as an infusion (1 ounce or 28g of dried herbs to 1 pint or 600ml of water in this case), such as, Soma (a longevity elixir), Fo-Ti-Tieng (Chinese herbal tea blend and tonic), Ginseng Tonic, Passionflower Elixir, and Passionflower Tonic.

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[1] Gotu Kola promotes longevity, soothes skin, treats wounds, treats fever and colds; it has been used by Ayurvedic herbalists for centuries in order to promote mental acuity and treat ailments associated with aging. It contains asiaticoside.

[2] Avoid Avena sativa if Celiac (Sprue) Disease and/or gluten intolerance exists. Avena sativa, a genus of grass commonly known as oats, has been used since the Middle Ages in Folk Medicine. Note that Avena sativa oats contain beta-glucan, iron, manganese and zinc. Common Names: Avena, Cereal Grass, Common Oat, Cultivated Oat, Dousar, Oat, Oats, Oatmeal, Oat Straw, Wild Oat, Yulaf.ãEUREUR


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Willard, T. (1988). Textbook of Modern Herbology. Calgary, Alberta: Progressive Publishing.


Herbs, herbal, and herbal supplement products have much folklore and spiritualism associated with them and are not subject to the scrutiny, review, or approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


by Dr. Kheti A. Sahure