These are the plants of genera Viburnum , Honeysuckle family. The ones used in magick are most commonly Viburnum alnifolium, V.prunifolium and V.opulus .As medicinal plants they are anti spasmodic , that had shown great success in treating menstrual cramps and pains.
Nevertheless as a magickal plant , we use roots of Viburnum in Conjure traditions for purposes that can be guessed from name . We use it to make Dev*l trip over , to protect ourselves from Him and his servants.
For this purpose You can hang 9 or 13 of D Shoestrings on a thread with a piece of Dev*ls bit in the middle of the thread. Sprinkle all very lightly with Holy water ir Florida water/cologne and hung above the door. It will prevent any malevolent Spirit from gaining entrance to Your room/dwelling/premises .
They can be added to Reversing Mojo Hands , Reversing oil , to Job gaining hands, such as
Steady work hand
- gravel root piece
- some Blessed salt
- One to three D. shoestrings
You can use them to make
Devils shoestring oil :
- some D Shoestrings ( I use 7 of them few inches long but You can use a single large piece )
- pinch of Cayenne pepper flakes ( this is entirely optional )
- 2 ozs of base oil
NOTE : Conjure doctors use only whole root pieces , not small chips You can get in pharmacy. If using for cramps use with caution and follow the instructions