Crushing the buds in oil gives them a fragrance that can be worn to attract love, pique a wandering lover’s interest, and aid your partner in forgiving and forgetting. For manifestations, healing, love, and protection, use Balm of Gilead. Carry the buds to soothe issues brought on by envious coworkers and fake friends who are attempting to disrupt your marriage or love life, to mend a shattered heart, or to attract a new love. can be carried around for both healing and defense. You can talk to the dead by burning Balm of Gilead buds.
One of the most revered trees in Native American plant lore many tribes consider them to be a type of spirit conductor that, by the rustling of its leaves, carries messages from the spirit realm. The Hopi Kachinas and other sacred artifacts were carved from cottonwood. Cottonwoods were thought to be fertile.
East of the Jordan River was a place called Gilead, famous for its spices and ointments. A premium cream with healing qualities, the balm of Gilead. The resin used to make the balm came from a Middle Eastern blooming plant. A related plant called Commiphora myrrha is used to make myrrh. The phrase “balm of Gilead” is used metaphorically in the Bible to describe a substance with restorative or therapeutic properties. In the African-American spiritual “There Is a Balm in Gilead,” the salve is compared to Jesus’ rescuing power, the one and only remedy that can heal our spiritual wounds without fail.