Used by many people for the purpose of Drawing luck, enjoying Commanding Power, gaining Personal Mastery, and Strengthening Nature. Whole root, for pocket piece, mojo bag.
The dried root can also be carried with you as a talisman. Carry High John root in a green bag to draw luck, money and power. Carry the root in a red bag with the lock of hair of the one you admire to draw his or her love. The talisman is also said to stop depression, draw courage and to protect one from spells and hexes.
High John the Conqueror root is affiliated with the element of fire, and can be used to “burn away” curses and obstacles and start new with a refreshed, confident spirit. The root can be used in floor washes to help empower your life at the office or overcome struggles at home. High John can be used in baths before meetings, after a long day or getting ready for a hot date. During your time in the tub, meditate on your goal or challenge you wish to overcome. Release negative energy and pray to John de Conquer, thanking him for the blessings he bestows upon you.
Native to Mexico and it is naturalized in other parts of the neotropics. It was “discovered” by Spanish conquistadores while settling among Mexican native peoples. It was introduced to Europe in 1565 as a medical herb used to treat an array of illnesses up until the 19th century when better medical practices had been discovered.