This root has been used for ages across the world and time to Ancient Egypt and its refinement going to medieval Europe medieval up to modern times. You may have a vision of kids and camp fires toasting modern marshmallow but herb root bits can be used as an offering to the Gods, granting boons, and aid in fulfilling wishes.
Low John is a common name referring to more than one plant. A powerful aid in seeking victory in court cases, Low John Trilliums are also used in spells of money drawing, protection, hex and curse breaking, especially powerful for couples in love and passion enhancing. For Hoodoo and southern Low John see Galangal - Alpinia galangal often called Chewing John. Also called Beth Root.
Native Americans used Lobelia across the continent for many purposes. In many modern spirit traditions it can be used to banish malevolent spirits, negative energies, ghosts and help enhance positive energy. A good ingredient for mojo, gris gris, or protection pillow.