Herbs and Fruits – ALMOND

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(Prunus communis, P.dulcis)

✨P. dulcis, Bitter Almond: Not for internal use. Contains cyanogenic glycosides.

Folk Name: Greek Nuts

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Deities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes

Powers: Money, Prosperity, Wisdom

Magical Uses: Almonds, as well as the leaves and wood of the tree, are used in prosperity and money spells. Additionally, climbing an almond tree is said to ensure success in business ventures. Eating almonds will cure or combat fevers as well as give the partaker wisdom. Five almonds eaten before drinking prevents intoxication. Magical wands are made of almond wood, for it is a plant of Air, which is the elemental ruler of the magic wand, in some traditions. Finally, placing almonds in your pocket will lead you to treasures.