The information below is offered only as historical reference and is not intended to diagnose or cure any diseases. Please use your own reference material to determine how to use herbs.
Works well for incense & rose beads as orris root absorbs fragrance readily & holds it. Long been used in love magick. Add to sachets, sprinkle powder around house. Used in Japan as protection against negative spirits. Orris root is the root of the Florentine Iris plant. Biological name (genus and species): Iris versicolor, Iris spp Parts used for medicinal purposes: Roots Chemicals this herb contains: Gum Oleoresin Tannins KNOWN EFFECTS Depresses central nervous system. Causes vomiting. Interferes with absorption of iron and other minerals when taken internally.