CASCARA SAGRADA BARK – Magical Applications: Cascara Sagrada, sometimes referred to as Sacred Bark, is employed in spells for protection, wealth, and legal matters. It can be burned to aid in removing spiritual barriers. Before heading to court, smear some Cascara Sagrada throughout the house to influence the judge to rule in your favor. Things will go better if one burns CASCARA SAGRADA on charcoal before the court date and prays for deliverance.
In the 16th century, the Native Americans of the West Coast States, where Cascara is native, taught the Spaniards how to use this plant. The Spanish merely translated the Native American term “Sacred Bark” into their own language to create Cascara Sagrada. Although considerably gentler in action, it is in fact an American cousin of our own Alder Buckthorn tree. Casacara must also mature for at least a year before it can be used, just like Alder Buckthorn bark.
Cascara can help us get beyond spiritual barriers that cause irritation and repressed rage, such as hanging on, stifling, becoming trapped, or being unable to express oneself. Cascara aids in the process of letting go and can help us release those obstacles. The plant ally known as cascara can transform inaction into initiative and empowerment.