High John is a must for African American folk magic. For mastery, power, drawing luck, masculine energy, sexuality, money, strength and is sometimes used in domination spells. Also used to boost the energy of a potion by its inclusion. Wash hands with an infusion of High John before games of chance and gambling. Use this oil to bless candles, crystals and sachets and other sacred objects. Anoint a green candle with this oil for abundance and money, a pink or red candle for love and devotion; an orange candle for removing obstacles; a purple candle for success and mastery.
Some ingredients include: High John the Conqueror root, and enhanced with vetiver essential oil in a base of fractioned coconut oil.One, 1/2 ounce bottle
High John plant
The root of Ipomoea jalapa, also known as Ipomoea purga, an Ipomoea species related to the morning glory and the sweet potato, is claimed to be High John the Conqueror or John the Conqueror root. In some locations, the plant is known as bindweed or jalap root. It has a lovely, earthy odor, but when used internally, it is a potent laxative. In folk magic, it’s not used for this; instead, it’s one of the components of a mojo bag. It’s commonly employed in sexual magic of many kinds, and it’s also thought to be lucky in gaming. The root’s sexual magical reputation is most likely due to the fact that when dried, it resembles a dark-skinned man’s testicles. As a result, when used as an amulet, it is critical that the root utilized be complete and free of blemishes. The root’s dried chunks and chips are used to make oils and washes that are utilized in different types of spells.
Other Legendary John plants
Trillium grandiflorum, often known as low John, is the root of the trillium or wake-robin. It’s kept on the person to help with family concerns. It’s also known as Dixie John or Southern John, and it’s the main ingredient in the hoodoo concoction Dixie Love Oil.
Galangal, Alpinia galanga, a ginger family member, is “Chewing John.” To sweeten the breath and settle the stomach, this is chewed in the same way that chewing tobacco is chewed. You are considered to win your case if you spit the juice from chewing this root onto the courtroom floor before the judge appears. Little John and Little John to Chew are two more names for this root. In the Deep South, it’s known as “Low John.”
Legend of High John the Conqueror
John is sometimes shown as an African prince (son of a Congo king) who is claimed to have rode a massive crow named “Old Familiar.” In the Americas, he was sold as a slave. His spirit was never broken despite his slavery. Because of the methods he did to dodge those who played tricks on him, he persisted in legend as a reluctant folk hero, a sort of trickster figure. Br’er Rabbit of the Uncle Remus books by Joel Chandler Harris is a comparable figure to High John the Conqueror, outdoing those who would do him in. In her folklore book The Sanctified Church, Zora Neale Hurston writes about his exploits (“High John de Conquer”).