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Ginger: Folklore, Healing & Magical Properties

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Written by: Tina Caro

With a flavor that stands out and a spicy aftertaste impossible to ignore, ginger is one of the most recognizable herbs. Let’s learn more about ginger’s magical properties.


Ginger, a revered root with a rich history, boasts both magical and healing properties.

Its magical uses range from love spells to protection, harnessing its energy for various intentions.

Ginger’s historical significance is evident in its cultivation and propagation, dating back centuries.

In the realm of healing, ginger is prized for its anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits, aiding in overall wellness.

What is Ginger?

Ginger is a powerful plant of tropical origin – from India.

With a rich, spicy flavor, its original name is “horn.”

In the Middle Ages, this root was used to prepare liquors and digestive drinks. They also manufactured a type of bread called “Podirijanca” shaped like a vagina traditionally used in wedding rituals.

Instead of throwing a bouquet, they threw this bread, and all the men fought for it.

A quick tip to get in tune with the energy of this root

Place a small piece of fresh or crystallized ginger root inside your mouth.

Close your eyes and meditate on your desire while you chew (it can be love, romance, protection, personal power, healing …).

Let the passionate fire of this root fill you with powerful energy, while you are eating it.

Also, imagine that you materialize your desire, while you swallow a small piece of ginger (if you cannot eat it, you can also throw it away after chewing it).

The Magical Powers of Ginger Root

  • Ginger is associated with the force of Fire and the Sun.
  • It is used as a catalyst, such as cinnamon, making situations happen faster.
  • It helps to attract prosperity and solving poverty. Keep a ginger root (or, better yet, have it planted) to always attract money to your home.
  • It is believed that when chewed, eaten or drunk (with a tea), it helps to increase the person’s bodily energy and magical powers.
  • It also acts as a powerful aphrodisiac, being widely used in love spells.
  • When the ginger root has the human form (it looks like a body), it is considered more powerful.

Magickal Uses of Ginger

  1. The very old use of this root suggests that a clean piece of the ginger root must be chewed and then spat out. Then it could be applied to a sick part of the body. It can also be applied to the photograph of a sick person.
  2. Pour some slices of ginger in a glass of wine or a cocktail you drink with your partner, to rejuvenate the flame of passion. You can only do that if your relationship is healthy. You shouldn’t use this practice in a relationship that has many problems since these can only worsen.
  3. Sprinkle some powdered ginger root on your wallet, or in your pocket, to attract more money.
  4. Burn some ginger root at home helps to attract success.
  5. Smoke from the ignited ginger root also helps dissolve spells that have been made against the person and also helps energize personal amulets.
  6. Chewing or eating some root or drinking a ginger tea helps fight fatigue and provides more personal energy, so you should do it before doing a ritual of love, prosperity or protection, to increase your mental energy.
Digestive AidGinger is well-known for its digestive properties, aiding in digestion, reducing nausea, and soothing gastrointestinal discomfort.
Immune BoosterIt is believed to strengthen the immune system, helping to prevent and fight off infections and promote overall wellness.
EnergizingGinger is often used to increase energy, vitality, and stamina, making it a popular ingredient in potions and spells for rejuvenation.
ProtectionGinger is associated with protection and can be used to create protective barriers, ward off negative energies, and promote safety.
Love and AttractionGinger is believed to enhance love, passion, and attraction. It can be used in love spells, charms, or rituals to promote romantic energy.
Table 1: Healing and Magical Properties of Ginger

A Ginger Love Spell

Besides everything mentioned above, ginger also helps with depression and melancholy, so it is advisable to drink a cup of ginger infusion before starting with this mooring of love.

Things you need

  • Three Ginger Roots
  • Ten red rose petals
  • Dried lavender flowers
  • A red cloth bag
  • A cup for tea
  • A clay bowl
  • A personal (small) object of the person you wish to tie

How to do it

Prepare a cup of tea with hot water and previously grated ginger.

Slowly taste each sip and concentrate all your thoughts, feelings on your desire.

I suggest you drink tea with removing ginger so that you can bite a bit of the pulp and feel that rich, spicy citrus flavor and imagine the relationship will be spicy.

This start is made to activate your mental concentration and activate the positive energy circulation within your body. I suggest that you do it every morning when you get up, so you will start the day, sending all your vibrations to the loved one.

Cut the rest of the ginger root into small pieces, mix it with dried lavender in the clay bowl, and leave it for two days drying in the open air where the rays can reach it.

You need to do that because the ginger is a fire element and we need to re-charge it with that energy while it dries. During those three days, you will stir the lavender and ginger mixture so that all the moisture comes out and it dries completely.

After those three days, you will put the mixture in a mortar and proceed to crush it until it becomes a powder.

You will keep that ginger powder, one part in a glass jar with a lid, and the other part you will empty next to your beloved’s object.

Inside the red bag, you will have it stored where you can always take it with you. That’s why you need to tie it.

The ginger powder in the jar can be used to spice up your partner’s meals and make tea daily.

Every time you are adding this dried ginger in his/her meals, visualize every desire you have for that person and imagine it coming true.

Dawn’s Thoughts on a Ginger

The ginger root (Zingiber officinale), which is the part that is used, is a twisty, knotted grayish-yellowish rhizome that is somewhat juicy with a pungent, spicy aroma. The plant is about two to three feet tall, the shoots sprouting directly up from the rhizome. Flowers are purple with a cream-colored base and give way to red berries with three chambers containing small black seeds.

Other Names African ginger, Black ginger, Jamaican ginger

History and Folklore

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread”- Shakespeare

Energizing SpiceGinger has been valued for centuries as an energizing spice believed to awaken the senses, stimulate circulation, and invigorate the body.
Symbol of LoveIn some cultures, ginger is considered a symbol of love and is used in love spells or rituals to attract romantic relationships or passion.
Protective CharmGinger has been used as a protective charm against negative energies, evil spirits, and misfortune in various folk traditions.
Good Luck TalismanGinger has been carried or worn as a talisman for good luck, fortune, and prosperity in certain belief systems and magical practices.
Table 2: Ginger Folklore


Ginger can’t really be grown in the average American backyard, but it can be purchased in the average American grocery store. To try growing it, you’ll have to keep your plant indoors. Ginger does not like temperatures below 50 degrees.

It also doesn’t like full sun. You can grow ginger from the knobby bits off a ginger root. Soak them overnight and set them in a pot just beneath the soil’s surface the buds facing up. Water very lightly at first, and then increase water as the plant starts growing. Stop watering in the winter when the plant is dormant.

Harvesting and Storage

Dig up new young sprouts that form around the main plant. Use the tubers you need and replant the rest. Store ginger root in a cool, dry place. It can also be minced and canned and you can buy it conveniently.

Magical Attributes

Ginger is energetic and fiery and adds power to any magical activity. It is used in spells to “speed things up” or to cause plans to come to fruition quickly. It can also be used in spells to add passion to an existing relationship.

Ginger is associated with the element of fire.

Healing Attributes

Ginger is a warm, stimulating plant that triggers the immune system and is great for any cold conditions associated with shivering. Such as low-grade fever or walking home from the bus stop in the rain.

The most common use for ginger in healing is the treatment of an upset stomach. Ginger tea, ginger ale, candy, tablets, and the curiously strong ginger Altoids are often kept on hand for sour stomachs, morning sickness, and car sickness. It is also used to help combat nausea associated with chemotherapy.

Studies have shown similar results between ginger and over-the-counter medicines for treating nausea. (These contain sugar, phosphoric acid, and coloring, which is Caffeine Free Coca-Cola. You decide.) People with sensitive stomachs and indigestion may find relief by drinking a cup of ginger tea after each meal.

Overdoing it, however, can stimulate your stomach too much and lead to indigestion and gassiness, so moderation is advised.

Ginger is also a noted anti-inflammatory agent. You can eat ginger candy or apply fresh slices of ginger directly to the affected area.

Ginger has also been rumored to help fight cholesterol and to prevent blood clots. Some research also suggests that ginger has cancer-fighting properties.

Ginger candy is a favorite method of consumption (you can make this by soaking dried ginger in sugar syrup and then letting it dry again, or buy it at a specialty shop.) but some people find the flavor of ginger to be just too strong. Ginger tablets or ginger extract might be better for these folks.

People who are taking blood thinners or who have bleeding disorders should be cautious of possible complications caused by ginger. (None have been reported, they are theoretically possible.)

Pregnant women shouldn’t use huge amounts of ginger for a long period of time because it can irritate the abdominal area. To reduce danger, use only fresh ginger rather than dried ginger.

Culinary Use

Ginger is a traditional spice in many wintry warm goodies such as gingerbread and apple pie. In these, it is generally used in a dry, powdered form. Fresh ginger is often used in Asian stir-fries and soups.

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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