Spirituality, mysticism, medicinal uses and meanings

Names: Carduus
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine
Mystical Characteristics: Protection, Purification, Exorcism, Potency, Healing

Uses: Grown in the garden and in a pot and on the doorstep wards off negative energies. Can also be carried for protection (the blossom). Can be scattered around an area to exorcise evil. They are also used in healing spells. Thistles are strewn in homes and other buildings to exorcise evil. To call spirits, place some thistle in boiling water. Remove from heat and lie or sit beside it. As the steam rises call the spirits.