Welcome to the Lucky Mojo Forums!

Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Discussions about how to use Lucky Mojo herbal, mineral, and zoological curios, plus human personal concerns, in magic spells and conjure craft.
User avatar
atricus
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:22 pm
Location: Planet Earth
Gender:

Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by atricus » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:54 pm

In Hyatt Volume 2 is mention of a "love root" that when is put into rum it can make the girl you are interest on fall in love with you. Does anyone know what this root is?

User avatar
catherineyronwode
Site Admin
Posts: 14024
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:09 pm
Location: Forestville, California
Gender:

Re: Love root

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:14 pm

Atricus, yes, this is Lovage Root, also known as Bo' Hog Root.

HER-LVG-ROOT
Lovage (Bo' Hog Root) Root
$3.50

Image
catherine yronwode

User avatar
jwmcclin
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6383
Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 11:53 am
Gender:

Re: Love root

Unread post by jwmcclin » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Here it is discussed in Herb Magic Catalog

(http://herb-magic.com/lovage.html)

Check out the red 7 day candle spell using Attraction Oil and crumbled LOVAGE or BO' HOG root.
I am proud to be a Lucky Mojo Forum Moderator

keylewm
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:22 am
Location: North Carolina
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by keylewm » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:33 am

Can loveage root be used in a same sex mojo bag? I see information about it being used to draw love generally, but also to information that says it draws the opposite sex....is this one of those herbs that can be used both ways?

I am wanting to work it with queen elizabeth root and lodestone. If loveage is only for opposite sex attraction, what could I use instead?

User avatar
Devi Spring
Forum Moderator
Posts: 4428
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:49 am
Location: Toronto, ON
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by Devi Spring » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:39 am

keylewm,

Lovage root is the same as Bo Hog root, and bo hogs are known for their sexual aggressiveness. The root can be used on either men or women, to increase their ardor.

You can read a little bit more about bo hogs and hoodoo here:

http://www.luckymojo.com/blueslouisiana ... ainey.html
Devi Spring: Reader & Rootworker - Proud AIRR member and HRCC Graduate.

User avatar
jwmcclin
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6383
Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 11:53 am
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by jwmcclin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:32 pm

I'll add Lucky Mojo's description of Lovage Root / Bo' Hog Root here

(http://herb-magic.com/lovage.html)

just in case you haven't read it.
I am proud to be a Lucky Mojo Forum Moderator

User avatar
ConjureMan Ali
Forum Moderator
Posts: 4417
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:01 pm
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:05 pm

Bo'Hog is one of my favorite roots to work with in love and sex magic.
ConjureMan Ali- Lucky Mojo Certified Graduate and Member of AIRR

BellaLupa
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:24 pm
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by BellaLupa » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Hi, guys!

I read in Cat's green book that lovage can be used for a 9 day pre-dawn bath (followed by crossroads-dumping) to increase/deepen the love someone has for you. However, I seem to remember the book saying that the lovage "tea" should be prepared EACH morning for 9 days, while the verbiage is less specific about when the tea should be prepared on the LM website's page for lovage.

Does it make a difference if I make it all in advance or each morning? Thanks!
Thank you St. Helena, Expedite, St. Anthony, St. Martha, and St. Cyprian.

User avatar
Miss Athena
Forum Moderator
Posts: 2009
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Location: NYC
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by Miss Athena » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:56 pm

Hi BellaLupa,

I personally prefer to brew the tea daily for any spell that is done over several days. This way, you get a fresh supply and you can reiterate your prayers over it as it steeps.

Good luck.
HRCC #1909G

Grasshopper
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:07 pm

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by Grasshopper » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:34 pm

I know this is a total yronwode question since I know she's into botany - one of my friends from Georgia has been growing a plant with the Latin name, "Ligusticum canadense."

He called the plant, "Bo' Hog Root" and said it was a very powerful aphrodisiac that is popular among African Americans, as well as love attractant.

I wanted to know if the American Bo' Hog Root and the European Lovage can be used for the same purposes?

User avatar
catherineyronwode
Site Admin
Posts: 14024
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:09 pm
Location: Forestville, California
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:14 pm

Grasshopper,

There are many species of Lovage. All are called Bo' Hog Root in the South and many are also called Osha or Licorice Root. Note that they are NOT Licorice -- that is just a common name.

These common names encompass both the Ligusticum genus, of which there are about 2 dozen species worldwide, and also the Levisticum genus (e.g. Levisticum officinale, English Lovage), which used to be in the Ligusticum genus in former years (e.g. Ligusticum levisticum) and other previous taxonomic binomials no longer in use (e.g. Hipposelinum levisticum).

In addition to your cited European Lovage (e.g. Ligusticum scoticum, Scots Lovage, Shunis) and American Lovage (e.g. Ligusticum canadense, Canadian Lovage), there are also species known as Asian Lovage (e.g. Ligusticum chuanxiong, Ligusticum sinense, Ligusticum chinensis). These are commonly named Chuanxiong in Chinese and given regionl names like Szechuan Lovage in English.

All species are used the same way.

HER-LVG-ROOT
Lovage (Bo' Hog Root) Root
$3.50

Image
catherine yronwode

loyal_stranger
Posts: 72
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:53 am

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by loyal_stranger » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:13 am

Is there a good substitute for lovage? I'm waiting on my LM shipment but I don't think it's going to come in time for this particular purpose. Not sure if the purpose makes a difference but it's a love-related spell. I am wondering if licorice root would be a good substitue since Cat mentioned they are similar above and I do have that on hand. I also have orris root and I know that technically lovage is for "drawing in a lover of the opposite gender" and Orris is specific to a man, which is what I am going for in this case. I have that on hand too so I'm wondering if that would be a good substitute.

Sorry if this is not the appropriate place for the question. I wasn't really sure but figured I'd post and it can always be removed if not.

User avatar
Sister Jean
Site Admin
Posts: 2975
Joined: Sun May 29, 2016 6:10 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by Sister Jean » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:27 pm

Hello loyal_stranger,

Read Miss Cat's above more carefully. She clearly states that Lovage root is sometimes called licorice root, but it is NOT the same as licorice root:

"There are many species of Lovage. All are called Bo' Hog Root in the South and many are also called Osha or Licorice Root. Note that they are NOT Licorice -- that is just a common name."

If you are trying to draw a man, you could use Queen Elizabeth (orris) root, but that's not to say that orris root is a "substitute" for lovage.
Thank you saints and spirits!
Proud member of AIRR and Hoodoo Psychics!
readersandrootworkers.org

loyal_stranger
Posts: 72
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:53 am

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by loyal_stranger » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:44 am

Thanks! I know it's not a "substitute" just figured it would work in the place of it in this particular instance. I may just wait now at this point as I didn't have a chance to get to it last night and probably won't for another week anyway.

ap1994
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:50 pm

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by ap1994 » Fri May 18, 2018 5:36 pm

Hey all,

I think this question may have been asked in the past but just to clarify, is Lovage Root the same as Osha Root?

Thank you.

User avatar
RevJames
Posts: 118
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:41 pm
Location: Erie, PA / Hayesville, NC
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by RevJames » Sat May 19, 2018 8:21 am

Ap1994 -

I believe your referring to this post - lovage-root-questions-and-answers-t14450.html#p182232

Hope that helps!
Matthew 17:20 | Student #2148

User avatar
Sister Jean
Site Admin
Posts: 2975
Joined: Sun May 29, 2016 6:10 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender:

Re: Lovage Root Questions and Answers

Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun May 20, 2018 10:56 am

Thanks for finding that post, RevJames!
Thank you saints and spirits!
Proud member of AIRR and Hoodoo Psychics!
readersandrootworkers.org

Herb-Magic.com
Post Reply

Return to “Herb, Mineral, and Animal Curios in Hoodoo and Rootwork”