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Botanical Name: Alkanna tinctoria
Common Names: Hoary pucoon, Anchusa, Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Alkanet root is primarily used as a natural dying agent, and it imparts a ruby red color to natural fibers, wool, wood, stone, lip balm, lipstick, ointments, salve, soap, lotion, and to tint oils, vinegar, tinctures, varnishes, or wine. As far as organic herbs go this is one of the most sought after for its coloring property. It is used in soaps, lotions, and make up products across the world. In soap, Alkanet root will yield shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending upon the amount used, types of oil used, and the alkalinity of the soap.
Magical uses: Purification, prosperity. Protects from snakebites and helps ease fear of snakes. Burned as an incense to replace negativity with positive influence.
Alkanet Root Cut$2.60 per ounce
References may include information from one or more of the following books:
Harris, Ben Charles. The Compleat Herbal. New York. Larchmont Books, 1978.
Chevallier, Andrew. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. Dorling Kindersley, 1996.
Moura, Ann. Green Magic. Woodbury. Llewellyn Publications, 2007.
Ody, Penelope. Home Herbal. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
Shealy, C. Norman. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies. Element Books, 1998.
Cunningham, Scott. Magical Herbalism. St Paul. Llewellyn Publications, 2000.
Medical Disclaimer: We do not prescribe homeopathic items
and herbal applications. They are presented here with information
from the growers and other traditional sources as to usage.
As individuals may respond differently to herbs and body care products,
please read the information and be selective. If in doubt, contact your
professional health care or holistic care practitioner.